Noémie Auclair-Ouellet joins McGill’s School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Fresh off completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Parkinson’s disease Cognition Action Neuroimaging Lab at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Dr. Noémie Auclair-Ouellet recently joined the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine in the position of Assistant Professor.
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Statement from the McGill Faculty of Medicine regarding the appointment of new independent members to MUHC Board of Directors

The McGill University Faculty of Medicine welcomes the 10 new independent members of the McGill University Health Centre Board of Directors. Following consultation with the community, Minister Gaétan Barrette has appointed a strong Board to be led by new Board Chair Mr. Peter Kruyt. We look forward to continue working closely with the MUHC, a major McGill teaching and research partner and world-class institution, in support of our shared mission to serve our communities and society as a whole.
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August – September 2017

Med Events provides information on a range of events taking place across the Faculty of Medicine community that may be of interest to academic and support staff, as well as to students and residents.
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Welcome to the 2017-2018 academic year

Message from the principal:

The nearly 200 international flags that currently line Sherbrooke Street as part of “La Balade pour la Paix” are a perfect symbol for a university and a city that celebrate and embrace diversity. More than 45,000 people study and work on our downtown and Macdonald campuses. You come to McGill from across Quebec, Canada and the world. I would like to welcome all of you to an academic year that is sure to be filled with great ideas, exciting projects and boundless energy.
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In memoriam: Dr. Shreyas Roy (1979 – 2017)

The Faculty of Medicine was saddened to learn about the tragic recent passing of Dr. Shreyas Roy, a member of the McGill MDCM Class of 2010. Our condolences go out to Dr. Roy’s family and friends.
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Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter – September 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter for September 2017 is now available online!
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Happy 99th birthday, Dr. Milner!

The Montreal Neurological Institute celebrated some important birthdays recently, including the unstoppable Dr. Brenda Milner, a renowned neuropsychologist, who turned 99, Dr. Hanna Pappius, 92, and Dr. Gilles Bertrand, 93. Happy Birthday!
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Building a bigger WELL

Just as a well sustains a village, the Faculty of Medicine’s WELL Office (Wellness Enhanced Lifelong Learning) has, in recent years, nourished medical students and residents in need of personal, academic or career counselling. The village it serves is doubling its population.
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A remarkable gift among the most generous philanthropic acts in JGH history

During a press conference held September 18, the Jewish General Hospital officially launched the Azrieli Heart Centre, made possible through a $20 million gift from the Azrieli Foundation. Along with an additional $5 million for new intensive care facilities in the recently named Azrieli Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Unit, the combined $25 million gift ranks as one of the most generous acts of philanthropy in the history of the JGH and the single largest in the current JGH campaign.
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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Nursing Research Targets Caregiver Health and Quality of Life

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month. Over the course of this 30-day period, over 1,700 Canadian men will be diagnosed with the disease, according to the Canadian Cancer Society, which also notes that prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting Canadian men (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers), and the third leading cause of their cancer-related deaths.
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Mitochondria drive cell survival in times of need

McGill University researchers have discovered a mechanism through which mitochondria, the energy factory of our body’s cells, play a role in preventing cells from dying when the cells are deprived of nutrients – a finding that points to a potential target for next-generation cancer drugs. The research, published in Molecular Cell, builds on previous work by McGill professor Nahum Sonenberg, one of the senior authors of the new study.
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McGill Medical student receives 2017 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award

McGill Medical student Tianwei (Ellen) Zhou is the recipient of the 2017 Dr. Robert and Sharon Francis Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Award, one of 16 student awards announced by the CMHF on September 22. Congratulations Ellen!
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Michel Tremblay awarded RSC’s McLaughlin Medal

Earlier today, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced that Professor Michel L. Tremblay (Department of Biochemistry and Goodman Cancer Research Centre) has been awarded the McLaughlin Medal for important research of sustained excellence in medical science. Recognized for his leading-edge work on the role and function of tyrosine phosphatases in the development of cancer, Professor Tremblay is among the twelve Canadian researchers honoured with an RSC medal or award this year.

Congratulations Dr. Tremblay!
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Students from the Class of 2020 don their white coats

Known as the “Donning the Healer’s Habit Ceremony,” the annual White Coat Ceremony held this year on September 15, represents the transition of McGill medical students from laymanship to physicianship. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
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