Dr. Michelle Elizov appointed Assistant Dean, Faculty Development

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michelle Elizov to the newly created position of Assistant Dean, Faculty Development, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University.
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Call for nominations for representative members – Committee for Medical Education Governance

As part of our ongoing commitment to ensure inclusive and transparent Faculty governance, we are currently seeking members from the Faculty of Medicine for the new Medical Education Governance Committee.
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AGENDA – Invitation from Dean – Bicentennial Planning Town Hall for the Faculty of Medicine – Oct. 24

As McGill University begins planning its Bicentennial celebrations for 2021 we invite all members of the Faculty, including students and residents, to come share ideas about how we in the Faculty of Medicine can mark this milestone together.
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September – October 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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Welcome to the 2017-2018 academic year

Message from the principal:

The nearly 200 international flags that currently line Sherbrooke Street as part of “La Balade pour la Paix” are a perfect symbol for a university and a city that celebrate and embrace diversity. More than 45,000 people study and work on our downtown and Macdonald campuses. You come to McGill from across Quebec, Canada and the world. I would like to welcome all of you to an academic year that is sure to be filled with great ideas, exciting projects and boundless energy.
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MIMM Bites – October 2017

MIMM Bites newsletter provides news and announcements of interest to the faculty and support staff members, as well as to students and alumni members.
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Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter – September 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter for September 2017 is now available online!
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Trottier Symposium speaker Dr. Amir Raz on hypnosis, magic and placebos in medicine

Before he was a psychiatry professor and researcher, Amir Raz was a magician — and the two occupations aren’t as different as you might think. As Canada Research Chair in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention, Dr. Raz is interested in deception and how people’s physiology is influenced by their expectations of what is about to happen.
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Four burning questions with Susan M. Reverby

Drawing on two examples of some of the worst U.S. medical research studies that she has written about and exposed, on November 1 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Prof. Susan M. Reverby will deliver the 2017 Osler Lecture titled “Infamous Medical Research: Bad Guys, Duped Victims, or Something Else?” in the Charles F. Martin Amphitheatre in the McIntyre Medical Building. Ahead of her talk she took the time to answer some questions about some of the most controversial medical studies in U.S. history.
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Insulin in people living with Type 2 Diabetes: Initiation and dosage

Individuals with type 2 diabetes may need insulin to achieve target blood glucose levels. As such, healthcare professionals and individuals living with diabetes may have questions about insulin initiation and reaching the right dosage. “Insulin makes it possible to lower the amount of glucose in the blood. Unfortunately, it is often initiated too late in the process, exposing the patient to the risk of complications associated with high blood glucose. It is thus important to have access to a simple and effective method to initiate and increase insulin doses. As part of our study, we compared the efficacy and safety of adjusting doses of Toujeo® according to Diabetes Canada’s clinical practice guidelines,” explains Dr. Jean-François Yale, Endocrinologist, Professor in the Department of Medicine of McGill University and member of the team of investigators who carried out the study.

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New breast cancer study could lead to more accurate predictions of cancer development

How can you improve the treatment of breast cancer? By determining how it develops in the first place. That is the subject of the latest study from Dr. Luke McCaffrey of McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, recently published in Genes and Development. His findings show the step-by-step process and characterize the events that take place during the transition from normal tissue to tumour, thus identifying the progression cells take as they evolve and morph.
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Ernesto Schiffrin receives the 2017 Prix Galien Canada – Research Award

Dr. Ernesto L. Schiffrin, Professor and Vice-Chair (Research) in the Department of Medicine at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, Physician-in-Chief in the Department of Medicine at the Jewish General Hospital and Canada Research Chair in Hypertension and Vascular Research at the Lady Davis Institute has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Prix Galien Canada – Research Award. Congratulations Dr. Schiffrin!
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Take two: McGill duo named CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars

Congratulations to Khanh Huy Bui, Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, one of two McGillians will join an international cohort of 15 emerging research leaders from the United States, Canada, India, Ghana, and Italy as the 2017 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars chosen for their academic excellence, collaborative work, community involvement and leadership skills.
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On shawarmas, soiled diapers and Inuktitut folk songs

With wit and eloquence, Harry Kim, an undergraduate student in Microbiology and Immunology, writes about his four-week research project to Iqaluit and Kuujjuaq where he was investigating enteric infections among young children in the Arctic. “During the day, I run around at the two daycare centers collecting soiled diapers, and measuring weights and heights of children. The evenings are spent processing the collected poop, an act carried out in silent solitude. The lab staff and local doctors are all accommodating, and try to make me feel welcome in this foreign-yet-still-in-Quebec town. I am eventually recognized as the ‘Poo guy.’” Read Kim’s funny and evocative Notes from the Field.

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