Four outgoing Faculty leaders recognized

On June 14, Dean David Eidelman hosted a reception in Holmes Hall to honour outgoing Faculty leaders.
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SPEC 2016 Conference – June 26-30

This international conference series, which will be held in Montreal, will bring together clinicians and scientists who are developing and improving innovative pre-clinical and clinical applications of vibrational spectroscopy that can lead to health care delivery improvements.
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Montreal DNA Tumor Virus Meeting – July 18-23

The Montreal DNA Tumour Virus (DNATV) brings together a diverse group of researchers with common research interests in the study of DNA tumor viruses. This will be the second time that this meeting is held in Montreal.
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Best wishes for Summer 2016!

Message from the Principal

Another spring Convocation season is behind us. It was wonderful to see so many smiles, and even some long-awaited sunshine, on our campuses. What a great way to end the year.
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APPLY NOW! Montreal Light Microscopy Course (MLMC) – August 15-19

This August 2016 MLMC is designed to provide one week of advanced instruction in optical microscopy. Students, fellows, PIs, technical staff, core facility managers and research scientists are welcome to attend.
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Marking Stroke Month – June 2016

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) hopes to increase public awareness about the dangers of stroke by marking Stroke Month. People who learn about the causes of stroke can take measures to reduce their chances of having a stroke.
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MIMM Bites Newsletter – June 2016

We are pleased to announce that the June issue of the MIMM Bites newsletter is now available online. The last issue of the 2015-16 academic year, this edition ushers in a new look for the MIMM Bites, a newsletter that provides news and announcements of interest to faculty, support staff members, as well as to students of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.
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Stem cell transplants, a potential cure for life-threatening diseases

A stem cell transplant is a procedure that can treat or cure a number of conditions: bone marrow diseases, inherited immune disorders, hemoglobinopathies (defects in red blood cells) and some types of cancer, such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Dr. Gizelle Popradi, hematologist and director of the Stem Cell Transplant Program of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) tells us more about this life-saving therapy and its use in the treatment of cancer patients.
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$4M boost for intellectual disabilities research

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) at McGill University will expand their exploration of the genetic and molecular basis of intellectual disabilities, thanks to a generous $4-million donation from the Sandra and Alain Bouchard Foundation. This gift, one of the largest ever for research in this field, will establish the Sandra and Alain Bouchard Intellectual Disability Research Program (BIDRP).
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WHO confirms antiretroviral therapy reduces the risk of life-threatening HIV-related infections

Adults and children with HIV who start antiretroviral therapy (ART) as early as possible reduce their risk of developing serious HIV-related infections, according to new findings published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases on 15 June 2016. Two studies in adults and children, supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and conducted in collaboration with Columbia University, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and McGill University, are the first global systematic and comprehensive analyses of data on HIV-related opportunistic infections over a 20-year period in 3 global regions: Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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10 new facts about the brain

It has been a remarkable year for neuroscience research at McGill – and we’re only in June. The discoveries are helping us understand the most complex organ in our bodies, and providing considerable hope for battling debilitating diseases like brain cancer and Alzheimer’s, while providing new thinking in managing chronic pain.
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Dr. Jim Hanley receives 2016 Statistical Society of Canada Impact Award

The 2016 recipient of the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) Award for Impact of Applied and Collaborative Work is Jim Hanley, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University; Associate Member, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University; and Senior Scientist, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Royal Victoria Hospital. The award recognizes outstanding contributions by members of the SSC in collaborative research and applied work, the importance of which derives primarily from its relatively recent impact on a subject area outside of the statistical sciences, on an area of application or on an organization. Congratulations Dr. Hanley!
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Christine Maheu receives AQIO Prize of Excellence

Dr. Christine Maheu, Associate Professor in the Ingram School of Nursing at McGill’s Faculty of Medicine was recently awarded the 2016 Prize of Excellence from the Association Québécoise des infirmières en oncologie. Congratulations Dr. Maheu!
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McGill Medical students visit Harvard Medical School

In March of this year, a group of six students from Harvard Medical School visited McGill and Montreal as part of the first McGill-Harvard exchange. In late April, a group of McGill students made their way to Boston and to Harvard to complete the exchange. Medical student Mary Koziol recounts the story of the McGill students’ trip here.
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