Dr. Togas Tulandi appointed Chair and Chief of McGill and MUHC Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Togas Tulandi as Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, and Chief of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). Dr Tulandi has led the two departments on an interim basis since 2015.
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In Memoriam: Dr. Israel Libman (1931 – 2017)

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Dr. Israel Libman, neurologist and former JGH Chief of the Department of Neurology, on Sunday February 19, 2017.
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Francofête will be in full swing at McGill, March 13–23

Contests, conversation circles, literary happy hours, francophone music, cultural workshops, a mobile sugar shack … For the next two weeks, the entire campus will come alive for the Francofête. Francophones and Francophiles, students, staff and faculty are all are invited to celebrate McGill’s French side.
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A year of celebration

As you know, 2017 is a year of anniversaries: Montreal’s 375th, Canada’s 150th – and Expo 67’s 50th.
This is an occasion not only for our institution to celebrate the communities in which we live, but to highlight McGill’s contributions to those communities. We are developing a history of McGill’s connections and contributions to Montreal and Canada and will invite your suggestions.
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MIMM Bites Newsletter – March 2017

We are pleased to announce that the March issue is now available online. It provides news and announcements of interest to the faculty and support staff members, as well as to students and alumni members. It also presents information on department updates, upcoming events and announcements.
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Health Science Leaders Join Forces to Accelerate Development of Treatments for Neurological Diseases

Working together to accelerate research into neurological diseases, three leading players in Canada’s health sciences sector are joining forces in a unique multi-million dollar partnership to create a novel drug development platform that will help advance new therapeutics for some of the most debilitating conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease. The initiative, under the banner of ‘NeuroCDRD’, is jointly led by The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD), Canada’s national drug development engine, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University (MNI), and Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada
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McGill ranked world’s 3rd best university for study of Anatomy & Physiology

McGill University is the world’s third-best university for the study of Anatomy & Physiology, behind only the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, according to the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
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Encouraging results for patients with aggressive brain cancer

Based on recent information on the mechanisms of chemotherapy, a team of researchers of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) developed a new clinical approach to increase the efficiency of treatment in glioblastomas that increased the median survival to 22 months – bringing much needed hope to those affected by this aggressive disease. The findings of this promising phase II clinical trial have been published in the International Journal of Radiology Oncology.
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Dr. Computer

In an article published in Nature on Feb. 15, 2017, researchers, including principal investigators from the Montreal Neurological Institute’s McConnell Brain Imaging Centre (BIC), used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to predict the development of autism in babies.
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Faculty of Medicine students thrive in three-minute thesis competition

Students representing McGill’s Faculty of Medicine took home the top three prizes recently at McGill’s second annual 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) / Ma thèse en 180 secondes finals competition. Competitors had exactly three minutes and one slide to present their work to a general audience.
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Dr. Raquel Z. del Carpio-O’Donovan awarded the 2017 CAR Gold Medal Award

The Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) has named Dr. Raquel Z. del Carpio-O’Donovan the recipient of its 2017 CAR Gold Medal Award. Dr. del Carpio-O’Donovan is a distinguished neuroradiologist who has had a brilliant academic career in her 30 years at McGill University.
Congratulations Dr. del Carpio-O’Donovan!
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McGill students develop Wikipedia page on transgender voice therapy

The first course at McGill to participate in a Wikipedia-supported WikiEdu initiative, Dr. Nicole Li-Jessen from the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, identified seven articles that she thought needed work and tasked the speech language pathology students in her graduate-level voice disorder course with addressing them. Four of those students – Omar Orbegozo Zavala, Kira Perlman, Jeanie Morry and Allyson Trainor – decided to tackle the entry on transgender voice therapy.
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