Announcing New Clerkship Component Director & Assistant Clerkship Component Director

Dr. Sherif Emil is stepping down as Clerkship Chair, effective today. I wish to acknowledge Dr. Emil’s contributions to the Clerkship curriculum, the Introduction to Clerkship course and to student wellness and the learning environment over the past year. Dr. Beth-Ann Cummings will step in as the Clerkship Component Director (new title), with Dr. Leonora Lalla as Assistant Clerkship Component Director.
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Dr. Madhukar Pai Appointed Director of Global Health Programs, McGill University

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Madhukar Pai as Director, Global Health Programs, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective September 1, 2014. Dr. Pai succeeds Dr. Dan Deckelbaum, who has held the position as Interim Director since March 2013.
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Department of Physiology seminars for the month of September

The seminars will take place in Room 1034 at the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building.
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Department of Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity Seminar Series for the month of September

The seminars will be held at the Duff Medical Building from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics seminars for the month of September

All the seminars are held on Mondays in the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, Room 1345.
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What’s Cooking in the Lab?

~ Every Friday from September 19 to October 10 ~

Join us during happy hour to mingle and taste some delicious and healthy recipes from the Goodman Cancer Research Centre cookbook “The Smart Palate”

GCRC atrium, 5th floor, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Cookbook will be sold during these events.
 

APPLY NOW! The 2014-2015 Disaster and Humanitarian Response Training Program

The 2014-2015 Disaster and Humanitarian Response Training Program is specially designed for people with little or no prior field experience who wish to undertake a career in the humanitarian sector. The training program offers evidence-based training on the globally-recognized core humanitarian competencies that are essential for anyone involved in disaster response and/or humanitarian assistance.
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McGill-led projects awarded Brain Canada grants

Canadian Minister of Health Rona Ambrose, along with Inez Jabalpurwala, President and CEO of Brain Canada, announced funding for 32 projects designed to accelerate research that will fundamentally change understanding of nervous system function and dysfunction and their impact on health. The research will advance knowledge and support development of new ways to diagnose and treat all types of neurological and mental illnesses.
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Federal Government Invests in National Initiative to Tackle Dementia

Led by Dr. Howard Chertkow, a cognitive neurologist and co-founder and director of the Jewish General Hospital / McGill Memory Clinic, the CCNA brings together 20 research teams and experts from across Canada to focus research on three themes:
• delaying the onset of dementia and related illnesses
• preventing these illnesses from occurring
• improving the quality of life of Canadians living with these illnesses and their caregivers.

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The “hidden injury” in sports

Two new studies recently published in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine co-authored by Dr. J. Scott Delaney, a team physician for the Montreal Alouettes, Montreal Impact, and McGill football and soccer, shed light on the most common form of head injury seen in athletes. They suggest that concussions continue to be a “hidden injury” in sports, even in the face significant increased public awareness.
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Mr. Ralph Dadoun appointed as Director General and CEO of St. Mary’s Hospital Center

On behalf of the Board of Directors of St. Mary’s Hospital Center (SMHC), Mr. James C. Cherry, Chairman of the Board, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ralph Dadoun as Director General and CEO of St. Mary’s Hospital Center. “Mr. Dadoun is the ideal candidate to lead our hospital given his many accomplishments and that he has been a staff member of St. Mary’s for over 25 years, having held the position of Administrative Director of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services and subsequently Vice-President of Corporate and Support Services, before acting as Interim Director General and CEO since July 2013.
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Dr. Madhukar Pai named to inaugural cohort of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

The Royal Society of Canada yesterday announced its inaugural cohort of 91 people named to The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Included among those named is Dr. Madhukar Pai the Director of McGill Global Health Programs, Associate Director of the McGill International TB Centre and an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University.

Congratulations Dr. Pai!
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Peter S. McPherson and Constantin Polychronakos to be inducted as Fellows to the Royal Society of Canada

On September 9, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced 90 new Fellows, including four McGill researchers and scholars, two of whom represent the Faculty of Medicine: Dr. Peter S. McPherson and Dr. Constantin Polychronakos. They join the more than 150 McGill-affiliated Fellows inducted since 1966.

Congratulations Dr. McPherson and Dr. Polychronakos!
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Dr. Mark Wainberg awarded the Cubist-ICAAC award

The Cubist-ICAAC award is the American Society for Microbiology’s premier award honoring outstanding accomplishment in antimicrobial research.

Congratulations Dr. Wainberg!
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Welcome to the 2014-2015 academic year

Message from Principal Suzanne Fortier

It is exciting to see our campuses buzzing with so much joy and activity. I hope that you all had a chance to take some summer vacation and have refueled your energy and enthusiasm. Welcome back, and thank you to all the new members of our community – students, faculty and staff – for choosing McGill.
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