Faculty Town Hall – MDCM Admissions Cycle and Process – May 6

The Town Hall will take place in the Charles F. Martin Amphitheatre.

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Save the Date: RUIS McGill Symposium – May 12 and 13, 2014

The RUIS McGill Symposium “RUIS McGill in the region – Ties that empower us!” will be held in Rouyn-Noranda, Abitibi Témiscamingue.
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Department of Physiology Seminars for the month of April

All the seminars will take place in Room 1034 in the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building.
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Boost your Health: “Mindless Eating”, with Mina Mirtaheri, Dietician – April 25

The Boost Your Health series returns with a new lineup of activities and events focusing on healthy living through disease prevention, eating right, exercise and stress reduction. From March through May, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone! Brought to you by the team of the McGill Health & Wellbeing Program for Faculty and Staff.
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Concert by I Medici di McGill Orchestra – April 26

Farewell concert in honour of the retirement of Maestro Iwan Edwards.
26th Concert-Lecture on the Biology of Music.

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Meet your Chase Leaders

If you would like to experience one of the most original travel experiences ever, raise funds for the new undergraduate medical curriculum and have the most fun you’ve ever had, The AMAZING CHASE across ASIA is for you!
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Rossy Cancer Network e-newsletter

The Spring edition of the Rossy Cancer Network’s e-newsletter is now available online.
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Researcher: More Medical Marijuana Studies Needed

While cautioning against self-medicating with marijuana, Dr. Mark Ware, an associate professor in family medicine and anesthesia at McGill’s Faculty of Medicine believes that more research is needed into the possible use of cannabis for medicinal purposes.
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Pain curbs sex drive in female mice, but not in males

Researchers from McGill University and Concordia University in Montreal have investigated, possibly for the first time in any species, the direct impact of pain on sexual behaviour in mice. Their study, published in the April 23 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience, found that pain from inflammation greatly reduced sexual motivation in female mice in heat — but had no such effect on male mice.
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Researchers garner grants from Canadian Cancer Society

Researchers from McGill, the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and The Neuro (MNI) have received Innovation Grants from the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) for their respective research projects. Their projects are among the 46 selected across Canada and awarded by the CCS for nearly $9 million.
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Antibiotics improve growth in children in developing countries

Antibiotics improve growth in children at risk of undernourishment in low and middle income countries, according to researchers at McGill University who have just conducted a research literature review on the subject. Their results, published in the British Medical Journal, suggest that the youngest children from the most vulnerable populations benefit most and show significant improvements toward expected growth for their age and sex, particularly for weight.
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Three Faculty Members Named to Honour List for Educational Excellence

Congratulations to Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant (Family Medicine), Farhan Bhanji (Pediatrics), and Isabelle Gagnon (PT &OT) for being selected for the Faculty Honour List for Educational Excellence 2014-15!
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Winners of the Maude Abbott, Haile T. Debas and Rosemary Wedderburn Brown Prizes announced!

We are pleased to announce the 2014 winners of the three major Faculty of Medicine prizes.
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Dr. Pierre-Paul Tellier is the 2014 winner of the Solidaires Citizen Involvement award

The Solidaires Citizen Involvement award is presented to a person who has distinguished himself or herself through volunteer involvement and leadership in an agency or in a neighbourhood round table supported by Centraide of Greater Montreal.

Congratulations Dr. Tellier!
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“Open, connected and purposeful”

In her major address to the community, Principal Suzanne Fortier outlined five priority areas for the coming years — and specific actions for realizing “a vision for McGill that comes from this community and belongs to this community.”
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