Diana Sarai Appointed Project Manager, International Business Initiatives

It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Diana Sarai as Project Manager, International Business Initiatives, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective September 2, 2014. Diana is responsible for supporting the growing number of international business opportunities emerging within the Faculty of Medicine.
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Batchimeg Zuend Appointed Budget Officer, Financial Affairs

It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Batchimeg Zuend as Budget Officer in the Financial Affairs Office of the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective September 2, 2014. Batchimeg brings to the Faculty valuable experience from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, California, as a restricted funds analyst in the Controller’s Office, where she oversaw major endowment and gift accounts, and conducted research and analyses.
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Hughlings Jackson Lecture at the Neuro – October 17

In celebration of The Neuro’s 80th Anniversary, The Neuro and McGill University are pleased to host Dr. Karl Deisseroth, the D. H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.
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Donald Cohen Autism Research, Practice and Policy Series – October 17

The Donald Cohen Series builds community capacity to address the unmet needs of families affected by autism through education, dialogue and knowledge exchange.
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Neuroscience for Mental Health seminars for the month of October

The seminars will be held on Mondays at 11:00 a.m. in the Bowerman Room at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.
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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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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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Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize goes to Michael Meaney

McGill University Professor Michael Meaney has been selected as the 2014 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize Laureate in recognition of his groundbreaking achievements in the biology of child development. A jury of experts selected Prof. Meaney, who is also Scientific Director at the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics and Mental Health at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, for this honor for his pioneering, cutting edge research on the biological mechanisms by which parental behaviour affects brain development and lifelong function.
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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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