McGill’s Ingram School of Nursing moved to new offices

The Ingram School of Nursing has relocated to new offices at the corner of University Street and Sherbrooke Street, on the 18th, 19th and 20th floors of the building co-owned by McGill and iA Financial Group. The same building also houses the School of Continuing Studies and Le James, the McGill bookstore.
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Maxime Filion appointed Director, Human Resources, Faculty of Medicine

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Maxime Filion to the position of Director, Human Resources, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective today, August 21, 2017. Mr. Filion replaces Francis Desjardins who held this position from January 2016 until moving on to another senior position at McGill beginning July 2017.
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March – July 2017

Med Events provides information on a range of events taking place across the Faculty of Medicine community that may be of interest to academic and support staff, as well as to students and residents.
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In memoriam: Dr. Shreyas Roy (1979 – 2017)

The Faculty of Medicine was saddened to learn about the tragic recent passing of Dr. Shreyas Roy, a member of the McGill MDCM Class of 2010. Our condolences go out to Dr. Roy’s family and friends.
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Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases and Global Health

From June 12th to 23rd, McGill was a hub of learning in the fight against infectious diseases as it hosted the 3rd installment of the Summer Institute. The short courses featured internationally known faculty and brought together approximately 400 participants from 53 countries.
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Happy 99th birthday, Dr. Milner!

The Montreal Neurological Institute celebrated some important birthdays recently, including the unstoppable Dr. Brenda Milner, a renowned neuropsychologist, who turned 99, Dr. Hanna Pappius, 92, and Dr. Gilles Bertrand, 93. Happy Birthday!
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McGill’s Leila Zahabi on new dementia-related pilot project

In the latest episode of the CIUSSS podcast “Your Health,” Leila Zahabi, Education Manager for the Steinberg Centre for Simulation & Interactive Learning, talks about the “Dementia Education Workshop for Family Caregivers,” a pilot project that will launch in September.
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CFI invests $4.2 million to boost 23 McGill research projects

At Laurentian University Tuesday, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced an investment of $52 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund, including $4.2 million for McGill University. Several Faculty of Medicine projects were among the 23 McGill projects that received funding.
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Miltown: A game-changing drug you’ve probably never heard of

According to Andrea Tone, an associate in the Division of Transcultural Psychiatry in McGill’s Department of Psychiatry and author of the Age of Anxiety: A History of America’s Turbulent Affair with Tranquilizers, the present market for anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medication is better explained through the accidental discovery of Miltown than by the popularized notion that pharmaceutical companies created the market for themselves.
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Artificial intelligence predicts dementia before onset of symptoms

Scientists from the Douglas Mental Health University Institute’s Translational Neuroimaging Laboratory at McGill used artificial intelligence techniques and big data to develop an algorithm capable of recognizing the signatures of dementia two years before its onset. Dr. Pedro Rosa-Neto, co-lead author of the study and Associate Professor in McGill’s departments of Neurology & Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, expects this technology will change the way physicians manage patients and accelerate treatment research into Alzheimer’s disease.
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MUHC study calls for action to help adolescents with diabetes transition to adult care

For adolescents with a chronic illness such as type 1 diabetes, the transition from pediatric to adult care is a vulnerable period when they tend to fall out of medical care. According to senior author of the study Dr. Meranda Nakhla, a pediatric endocrinologist at the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC and an assistant professor of Pediatrics at McGill University, more structure and guidance are needed to address gaps in transition care practice in Quebec.
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SCSD student wins Raymond H. Stetson Scholarship in Phonetics and Speech Science

Adriel John (AJ) Orena, doctoral student in the School of Communication Sciences & Disorders, wins the Raymond H. Stetson Scholarship in Phonetics and Speech Science awarded by the Acoustical Society of America.

Congratulations AJ!
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Two Faculty of Medicine members honoured by the CAOT

The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists presented Dr. Annette Majnemer, Vice-Dean, Education at the Faculty of Medicine with the prestigious 2017 Fellowship Award and Dr. Laurence Roy, Assistant Professor in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy with the 2017 Golden Quill Award.

Congratulations Dr. Majnemer and Dr. Roy!
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Joannie Rochette: From the ice to medical school

La Presse+ shares Joannie Rochette’s journey from medal-winning figure skater at the Vancouver Olympics to McGill medical student in this recent profile.
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