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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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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Cross-training: Legal trajectories for individuals with mental health problems or intellectual disability (in French) – May 18

This cross training session aims to improve the understanding of the role and reality of all actors involved in the trajectories of individuals with mental health problems incurred in a judicial process.
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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. David R. Colman – May 16 & 17, 2012

The events commemorating David Colman (Neuro Director 2000-2011) are approaching quickly. Please visit the website for more details and to register.
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7th edition of the 24 heures de sciences event: Run For Your Health! (May 11-12)

McGill University, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), the Neuro, and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute open their doors for the 7th edition of Quebec’s science and technology event: 24 heures de science, on May 11th and May 12th 2012.
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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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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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