Dr. Gotlieb and Dr. Zeng appointed Co-leads for the Gynecological Disease Site Team of the Rossy Cancer Network

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Walter Gotlieb and Dr. Xing ‘Ziggy’ Zeng as the Co-leads for the new Gynecological Disease Site Team of the Rossy Cancer Network (RCN).
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World Voice Day Screening, Workshop & Seminar – April 1, 2 & 17

World Voice Day is a global celebration to raise the public awareness that voice matters. This is the FIRST WVD celebration in Montreal and Quebec to join the world for this big occasion.
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More cuts coming, but it could have been worse

Thanks to a prudent approach, McGill is well-positioned to face a challenging year, Masi tells Senate.
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Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter – March 2015

We are pleased to announce that the Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter for March 2015 is now available online!
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REGISTER NOW! ASME 2015 Global Congress on Nanoengineering for Medicine and Biology – April 19-22

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is organizing its 4th Global Congress on Nanoengineering for Medicine and Biology, which will be held in Minneapolis, MN.
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Two giants of medicine receive honorary degrees during McGill/MUHC Medical Symposium

McGill University presented honorary degrees to two giants of medicine during a medical symposium held jointly with the McGill University Health Centre in celebration of the opening of the Glen site. Dr. Jonathan Meakins, one of the most distinguished surgical leaders in the history of McGill’s Faculty of Medicine, and Dr. James C. Hogg, widely recognized as the world’s leading authority on the pathology of chronic obstructive lung disease, were honoured during the symposium, held on Friday, March 27, at Centre Mont-Royal.
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Using patients’ own cells to accelerate research into neurological disease

A patient’s very own skin cells may hold the key to new treatments and even cures for devastating neurological diseases. A generous $1 million donation from Mr. J. Sebastian van Berkom, and critical partnerships with Brain Canada, Laval University, Marigold Foundation and the FRQS-Réseau Parkinson Quebec are driving an innovative, iPSC (induced pluripotent stem cell) research platform that will transform research into Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases.
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Domestic violence deters contraception

Domestic violence takes many forms. The control of a woman’s reproductive choices by her partner is one of them. A major study published in PLOS One, led by McGill PhD student Lauren Maxwell, showed that women who are abused by their partner or ex-partner are much less likely to use contraception; this exposes them to sexually transmitted diseases and leads to more frequent unintended pregnancies and abortions. These findings could influence how physicians provide contraceptive counselling.
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Study provides new understanding of drug effects

A new study led by researchers in the labs of Terry Hébert and Stéphane Laporte at McGill University in Montreal, challenges our notion of what certain drugs do by examining the interactions between drugs targeting two different receptor molecules in vascular smooth muscle – both of which are important in the control of blood pressure and the development of hypertension, a common problem facing many Canadians. The findings were reported in the January 30th issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
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McGill’s Brian Chen among winners of NIH’s Follow that Cell Challenge phase 1

On Monday, March 16, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the 16 finalists for its Follow that Cell Challenge, among them, the Faculty of Medicine’s Dr. Brian Chen, who is also one of five winners for the first phase of the challenge.

Congratulations Dr. Chen!
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Three Faculty of Medicine representatives to receive CAME awards

The McGill Faculty of Medicine’s Dr. Sero Andonian, Dr. Joseph Cox and Dr. Douglass Dalton have each been named as recipients of the Canadian Association for Medical Education’s 2015 Certificates of Merit.

Congratulations Drs. Andonian, Cox and Dalton!
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McGill’s Claudie Dandurand Bolduc elected President of the Regroupement étudiant de l’Association Médicale du Québec

Second-year McGill medical student, Claudie Dandurand Bolduc has been elected as the next President of the Regroupement étudiant de l’Association Médicale du Québec, which in turn makes her a voting board member of the Quebec Medical Association (QMA).

Congratulations Claudie!
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