Appointment of Dr. Howard Bergman as Chair of the Department of Family Medicine

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Howard Bergman to the position of Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, at the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University.
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Statement from David Eidelman, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of Medicine

On February 9, I shared with you the decision that the Faculty of Medicine had begun a preliminary review of allegations relating to McGill Prof. J. Corbett McDonald’s research on asbestos.
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Prof. Martin Kreiswirth Reappointed as Associate Provost (Graduate Education) and Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Professor Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, is delighted to announce that the Board of Governors has approved the reappointment of Prof. Martin Kreiswirth as Associate Provost (Graduate Education) and Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, commencing September 1st, 2012 and ending on May 31st, 2015.
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RUIS McGill Symposium: A network in action – May 28-29

Mark your calendar now! Come and meet your partners from RUIS McGill to discuss the opportunities and challenges in your institutions in a collaborative and supportive environment.
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Taking it all in: revealing how we sense things

We rely on our senses in all aspects of our lives. Unfortunately, many people suffer from some kind of impaired sensory function. In Canada alone, 600,000 people are visually impaired while almost three million suffer from partial or total hearing loss. In a paper published in The Journal of Neuroscience, researchers from McGill University have demonstrated for the first time that there are specific neurons that respond selectively to first and second order sensory attributes.
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Improving that gut feeling: MUHC pioneers innovative treatment for stomach and esophageal cancer

A new non-invasive procedure to treat early stomach and esophageal cancer offers improved quality of life according to physicians at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).
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Chronic pain management: New graduate certificate introduced

Chronic pain management is a major and growing challenge for our global healthcare system, and training healthcare professionals to effectively care for those suffering from chronic pain is a central element in tackling that challenge. McGill University, a world-class leader in pain research and treatment, has recently announced a new online graduate-certificate program for healthcare professionals designed to enhance their ability to assess and treat chronic pain conditions.
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St. Mary’s D building to get two new floors

The Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Yves Bolduc and Outremont MNA and Minister of Finance, Raymond Bachand met with the media and the community of St. Mary to announce that expansion work will be carried out at SMHC. This project, valued at $38.5 million, involves the construction of two additional floors to Block D.
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Five Faculty Members Named to Honour List for Educational Excellence

Five exceptional members of the McGill Faculty of Medicine have been named to the Faculty Honour List for Educational Excellence for 2012-2013.
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Dr. Nada Jabado receives William E. Rawls Award for excellence in cancer research

Dr. Nada Jabado, whose specialty rests with Medical Genetics and Genomics, is the recipient of the Canadian Cancer Society William E. Rawls Award for excellence in cancer research. This honour is awarded each year by the National Council of the Canadian Cancer Society to an outstanding young investigator in cancer control research.
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Peter McLeod wins national award for dedicating career to medical education

A Montreal physician and medical educator has been awarded the 2012 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s Duncan Graham Award. For more than 40 years, Dr. Peter J. McLeod, FRCPC, profoundly shaped training at the University of McGill and various Montreal-area hospitals.

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