Dr. Saleem Razack appointed Director, Office of Social Accountability and Community Engagement

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Saleem Razack to the position of Director, Office of Social Accountability and Community Engagement (SACE), Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective July 1, 2016. Dr. Razack has been leading this new Office on an interim basis since the fall of 2015, when it was created as a separate service to support the Faculty’s social accountability mandate and accreditation requirements related to equity and diversity.
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Message from Normand Rinfret – RI-MUHC Leadership Change

It is with mixed emotions that I announce today Dr. Vassilios Papadopoulos’ decision to leave Montreal this autumn in order to tackle a new challenge in Los Angeles, USA. On October 1, 2016, Dr. Papadopoulos will resign from his position at the RI-MUHC and assume the mandate of Dean of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Southern California.
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McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging Symposium – September 21

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Research Centre for Studies in Aging will host a one-day symposium featuring renowned international speakers in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease.
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21st International Congress on Palliative Care – October 18-21

Engage with 2,000 palliative caregivers to find new and emerging practices, insights and innovations for better and more compassionate care for your patients and families. Experience Eureka moments and stimulating exchanges created by the convergence of passionate leaders in the field of palliative care from over 60 countries.
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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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‘Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction’ 8-week program – October 7 to December 2

This program, organized by McGill Programs in Whole Person Care, is offered to adults who live with chronic illness/stress and/or are health care professionals (physicians, nurses, psychologists) who care for people with mental and physical health problems.
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Department of Medicine Newsletter “Vital Signs” – July 2016

We are pleased to provide you with the July 2016 edition of Vital Signs, the McGill University Department of Medicine newsletter, published four times a year
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McGill University, in partnership with CBI-Concordia Physio Sport NDG, becomes FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence site

During a ceremony held August 29 at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy (SPOT), in partnership with CBI-Concordia Physio Sport NDG, was officially recognized as a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence. Joining the University of British Columbia as one of only two such sites accredited by FIFA in Canada, the primary focus of the Centre will be to educate the soccer community about different aspects of athletic performance from training principles, to nutrition and sport specific skills.
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Life on (a simulated) Mars

Matt Damon isn’t the only one simulating what it’s like to live on Mars. Kim Binsted, BSc’91, leads a NASA-funded research project in Hawaii that is looking at how to prepare crews for long-duration space missions.
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Researchers find new role for cannabinoids in vision

A multidisciplinary team including researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute has improved our understanding of how cannabinoids, the active agent in marijuana, affect vision in vertebrates.
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Simulated patient study sheds new light on antibiotic use in India

As a result of the overuse or misuse of antibiotics, antimicrobial resistant superbugs represent an extraordinary threat to global health. This threat is particularly great in India, the world’s largest consumer of antibiotics and the country facing the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the world.
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McGill duo named CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars

Two McGill professors are in the first cohort of 18 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars: Corinne Maurice, assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and Kieran O’Donnell, assistant professor in epigenetics and epidemiology in the Department of Psychiatry.

Congratulations Drs. Maurice and O’Donnell!
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July winners of the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles award

Victor Chichkov and Victoria Zismanov, M.Sc students in Human Genetics at the Lady Davis Institute, are the award winners of the Fonds Santé, one of the three Fonds awards of the Fonds de recherche du Québec.

Congratulations Victor & Victoria!
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McGill students hold camp that allows high school students to explore health sciences

Approximately 37 students from area high schools were welcomed to the downtown campus of McGill University for the 2016 edition of the “Explore! Careers in Health” camp, held this year from June 27-29. The annual event, which began in 2009 as a one-day event, is organized by students and residents representing McGill University’s Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry, and is aimed at motivated and academically strong students with a goal to encourage students to pursue post-secondary education and to inspire and cultivate their interest in health professions.
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