Joanne Leebosh, Interim Director, Development – Faculty of Medicine

I am delighted to announce that Joanne Leebosh has assumed the position of Director of Development, Faculty of Medicine, on an interim basis. In this role, Joanne is responsible for all aspects of fundraising for the Faculty.
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Appointment of Dr. Gilles Paradis as Chair of the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health

It is our pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr. Gilles Paradis to the position of Chair of the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Additionally, he has been named holder of the Strathcona Chair in Epidemiology.
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Appointment of Pascale Mongrain as Senior Director of Administration and Operations

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Pascale Mongrain to the position of Senior Director, Administration and Operations, for the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University.
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Best wishes for success to Michèle Joanisse, Executive Director, Development, Faculty of Medicine

Dear Colleagues,
It is with mixed feelings of regret and very warm wishes that I announce the departure of Michèle Joanisse, Executive Director of Development for the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, on September 14, 2012. After close to seven successful years in her role, Michèle is taking on a new challenge – in a new country on a new continent – as head of International Fundraising with Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) in Geneva, Switzerland, starting in October.
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McGill Principal appointed to NYAS President’s Council

Prof. Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, has been named to the prestigious President’s Council of the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS). She will join 27 Nobel laureates and other prominent leaders of academia and industry from around the world on this advisory board.
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The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Quebec

This video, produced by the McGill School of Nursing, follows three NPs in their everyday work to explain the scope of their practice and highlights the contributions that NPs make to a healthier population.
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McGill’s Faculty of Medicine wants to make mental health a key priority

David Eidelman, MD, CM, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University, underscored the importance of mental health for the Faculty of Medicine’s 2013 strategic orientations.
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Impaired melatonin secretion may play a role in premenstrual syndrome

A new study by Douglas Institute researchers shows altered body rhythms of the hormone melatonin in Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) women with insomnia. This finding may help explain some of the sleep disruptions experienced by women with PMDD, also known as premenstrual syndrome.
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CAMBAM members, Professors Mackey and Nekka, awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals

CAMBAM members, Prof. Michael Mackey and Prof. Fahima Nekka were awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals on 28 November 2012, at the 2nd Annual Mitacs Awards Reception in Ottawa.
 
Congratulations to Professors Nekka and Mackey!

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Dr. Nahum Sonenberg named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Dr. Sonenberg was honoured for “major contributions in the field of protein synthesis, identifying components of the translation pathway and elucidating their mechanisms of action.”…
 
Congratulations Dr. Sonenberg!

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