Four outgoing Faculty leaders recognized

On June 14, Dean David Eidelman hosted a reception in Holmes Hall to honour outgoing Faculty leaders.
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In Memoriam: Dr. Michael F. Lalli (1931-2016)

Dr. Michael F. Lalli, best known as “Mike” or “Uncle Mike”, died at The Ottawa Hospital – General Campus in the early morning hours of May 31, 2016. He was 85 years old. Dr. Lalli was an esteemed member of the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, first joining the staff in 1969 as a Demonstrator and Lecturer in Histology. In 1973, he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor, and later to that of Associate Professor in 1979. Upon his retirement in 1999, Dr. Lalli continued to hold a part-time teaching appointment, until illness obliged him to leave these duties in 2015.
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Best wishes for Summer 2016!

Message from the Principal

Another spring Convocation season is behind us. It was wonderful to see so many smiles, and even some long-awaited sunshine, on our campuses. What a great way to end the year.
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APPLY NOW! Montreal Light Microscopy Course (MLMC) – August 15-19

This August 2016 MLMC is designed to provide one week of advanced instruction in optical microscopy. Students, fellows, PIs, technical staff, core facility managers and research scientists are welcome to attend.
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Marking Stroke Month – June 2016

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) hopes to increase public awareness about the dangers of stroke by marking Stroke Month. People who learn about the causes of stroke can take measures to reduce their chances of having a stroke.
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Kangaroo Care provides multiple benefits for babies and parents

Getting an ultrasound for pregnancy can be nerve racking, but on this day Naminata Sylla was looking forward to hers as she needed a little light in her life after being delivered some very sad family news. But what was intended to be a happy moment soon turned to panic for Sylla. At 23-weeks pregnant she was told her cervix was three centimetres dilated and that her baby may not make it. Sylla was rushed from Laval’s Cité-de-la-Santé Hospital to the Royal Victoria Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (RVH-MUHC) at the Glen site, where she stayed for three and a half weeks.
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Faculty of Medicine member among NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement recipients

David Stellwagen, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine was among the five McGill researchers to receive a Discovery Accelerator Supplement from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), as part of a total of $30million new funding announced for the University.
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Obesity linked to increased risk of multiple sclerosis

New research suggests the presence of a causal association between body mass index (BMI) and risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study conducted by Dr. Brent Richards and colleagues of the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital and published in PLOS Medicine. This confirms previous observational studies that had suggested the existence of such a link.
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New path of discovery in Parkinson’s disease

A team of scientists led by Dr. Michel Desjardins from the University of Montreal and Dr. Heidi McBride from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) at McGill University have discovered that two genes associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are key regulators of the immune system, providing direct evidence linking Parkinson’s to autoimmune disease.
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Gerald Batist appointed Knight of the Order of Quebec

The Faculty of Medicine’s Dr. Gerald Batist, Director of the Segal Cancer Centre, clinical oncologist and pioneer in personalized medicine was among the seven McGillians named to the National Order of Quebec, the highest civilian honour in the province. Congratulations Dr. Batist!
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Dr. Jim Hanley receives 2016 Statistical Society of Canada Impact Award

The 2016 recipient of the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) Award for Impact of Applied and Collaborative Work is Jim Hanley, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University; Associate Member, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University; and Senior Scientist, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Royal Victoria Hospital. The award recognizes outstanding contributions by members of the SSC in collaborative research and applied work, the importance of which derives primarily from its relatively recent impact on a subject area outside of the statistical sciences, on an area of application or on an organization. Congratulations Dr. Hanley!
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McGill Medical students visit Harvard Medical School

In March of this year, a group of six students from Harvard Medical School visited McGill and Montreal as part of the first McGill-Harvard exchange. In late April, a group of McGill students made their way to Boston and to Harvard to complete the exchange. Medical student Mary Koziol recounts the story of the McGill students’ trip here.
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