Save the Date! Faculty Town Hall Meeting – November 12

Next Town Hall is Wednesday, November 12 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
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In memoriam: Dr. Yves Clermont (1926-2014)

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of a pioneer and long-time member of the McGill Faculty of Medicine family. Dr. Yves W. Clermont, Emeritus Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, McGill University, passed away Friday, October 10, 2014, at the age of 88.
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Faculty Development Office Orientation Workshop for New Faculty – October 21

As a ‘new’ faculty member, you are warmly invited to join us for an INSIDE look at faculty life at
McGill in an orientation workshop designed specifically for you.
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MUHC Medical Grand Rounds for the month of October

The MUHC Medical Grand Rounds are held every Tuesday from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. alternating between the MGH and the RVH sites.
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Quebec Nursing Intervention Research Network conference – October 21

This conference will take place at the Université de Montréal and will be in French.
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Oncology for Practicing Physicians online course

The Continuing Health Professional Education Office of McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, together with McGill oncologists, has designed and developed a comprehensive, online, accredited course entitled Oncology for Practicing Physicians.
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Global Health Programs’ student awards

The deadlines for the Global Health Programs’ student awards are quickly approaching. Please submit your applications now!
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New funding to boost mental health research

What if we could reduce rates of a wide range of devastating mental illnesses through early detection? Thanks to a significant gift of $2.9M from the Irving Ludmer Family Foundation to The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University (The Neuro), hope is on the horizon through the expansion of a major collaboration to understand why some children are vulnerable to conditions like autism, attention deficit disorder and social anxiety, and what can be done to prevent these disorders before they take hold.
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Why your brain makes you reach for junk food

Will that be a pizza for you or will you go for a salad? Choosing what you eat is not simply a matter of taste, conclude scientists in a new study at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre. As you glance over a menu or peruse the shelves in a supermarket, your brain is making decisions based more on a food’s caloric content.
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Youth Suicide – More early detection and better coordination are needed

Although progress has been made in recent years, the matter of youth suicide in Quebec still needs to be more effectively addressed. In fact, a new study in The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry shows that more lives could be saved through early detection and increased public awareness and information sharing among professionals.
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You’re invited to a once-in-a-lifetime tour of the new Glen site!

The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is rolling out the red carpet and inviting you to an exclusive preview of our new, state-of-the-art hospital at the Glen site on December 6 and 7, 2014. This is a unique chance to be part of a much-anticipated health care milestone in Montreal, before we welcome our first patients on April 26, 2015.
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Two awards for Dr. Francis Glorieux

Dr. Francis Glorieux has been named the recipient of the 2014 ASBMR William F. Neuman Award, which recognizes an ASBMR member for outstanding and major scientific contributions in the area of bone and mineral research and for contributions to associates and trainees in teaching, research and administration, as well as the OIF Humanitarian Award, given to individuals who have devoted their own lives to improving the lives of people living with osteogenesis imperfecta.

Congratulations Dr. Glorieux!
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Student-researcher Renaud Boulanger receives the 2014 ACFAS-Fondation Desjardins- Maîtrise Prize

The 2014 ACFAS-Fondation Desjardins- Maîtrise Prize has been awarded to Renaud Boulanger, a student-researcher completing his Master’s degree in bioethics with McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine. The prize highlights the excellence in the laureate’s academic career and encourages them to pursue a career in research.

Congratulations Renaud!
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Dr. Vasavan Nair’s Work Honoured

The Douglas Institute is proud to announce that the Canadian Psychiatric Association has acknowledged the exceptional contribution made to mental health by Dr. Vasavan Nair, MD, FRCPC, FRCP (U.K.), FRC Psych (U.K.), DPM, Medical Chief of the Program for Dementia with Psychiatric Co-morbidity. Applauded for his contribution to research in the field of memory and aging, Dr. Nair is one of several psychiatrists, psychiatric residents, and individuals who were recognized at the Canadian Psychiatric Association’s annual congress.
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Centraide fundraising campaign

As one of the world’s top universities, we empower people to take charge of their lives through education. McGill is also a community of engaged people, committed to making our city a better place. That’s why we are leading a Centraide fundraising campaign on our campuses. This major effort, an important part of the greater Montreal Centraide Campaign, is one of the most significant ways in which McGill makes a difference in the city we call home.
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