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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Dr. Leonard A. Levin re-appointed Chair, Department of Ophthalmology

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Leonard A. Levin has been re-appointed to the position of Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, a position he has held since 2012, from which time he has also served as Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).
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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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Upholding McGill’s values

A message from Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier: On Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, the Students’ Society of McGill University, to which undergraduate students on the downtown campus belong, held a General Assembly attended by fewer than 300 students. At that meeting, three members of the SSMU Board of Directors were voted off the Board. Allegations have arisen suggesting that the votes against one or more of those Directors were motivated by anti-Semitism.
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MIMM Bites – November 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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Department of Medicine Newsletter “Vital Signs” – October 2017

We are pleased to provide you with the October 2017 edition of Vital Signs, the McGill University Department of Medicine newsletter, published four times a year.
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Third annual A Brilliant Night raises largest amount yet

More than 800 people gathered for A Brilliant Night on October 18 at Le Salon Richmond for the third edition of this chic cocktail dinatoire. Attendees were touched and dazzled by mesmerizing dance numbers and innovative multi-media presentations, while they sipped on champagne and enjoyed gastronomic delights donated by some of Montreal’s finest dining establishments. It was a brilliant effort that surpassed all expectations, and when all was tallied, the total raised was an incredible $1.223 million!
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Occupational Therapy carves its place at McGill

October is Occupational Therapy Month so we take this opportunity to look at the history of Occupational Therapy at McGill University. Occupational therapy came to McGill University after WWII. Initially, the School of Physiotherapy (PT) was established in 1943, the first in Canada to be part of a Faculty of Medicine. In 1950, occupational therapy was introduced in a three year diploma program combining physical and occupational therapy. The following year the school was renamed the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT).
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Giving rookie dads the online info they really need

Expectant and new parents often turn to the internet for parenting prep, but it turns out that dads often don’t seem to find the information they say they need about pregnancy, parenthood and routes to their own mental health and well-being. Now, a new study from a Canadian team led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) with funding from global men’s health charity the Movember Foundation highlights just what soon-to-be and new fathers want to see in a dad-focused website and how best to meet those needs.
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Incorporating ultrasound in plastic surgery practice

A new study led by researchers at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, published recently in the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, explores the novel uses of ultrasound specifically with regard to plastic surgery. The authors hope that this paper will serve as a catalyst to create further discussion and exploration of how the technology can be integrated into practice.
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Dr. Eduardo Franco to be honoured at Canadian Cancer Research Conference

During the upcoming 4th Canadian Cancer Research Conference, Dr. Eduardo Franco will receive the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance’s award for Distinguished Service to Cancer Research in recognition of his significant role in cancer prevention by generating critical scientific evidence for the HPV vaccine and actively promoting the adoption of HPV vaccination across Canada, his research and advocacy for cost-effective cervical cancer prevention approaches in low- and middle-income countries, and his proponency of appropriate peer-review and editorial oversight to ensure the publication of quality cancer research. Congratulations Dr. Franco!
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Nancy Mayo receives ISOQOL President’s Award

Dr. Nancy Mayo, Professor at the McGill Faculty of Medicine’s School of Physical and Occupational Therapy is the 2017 recipient of the President’s Award from the International Society of Quality of Life (ISOQOL). The award is given annually to an individual who has advanced Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) research and has made outstanding contributions to the Society in one or more of the following areas: education of professionals, patients or lay individuals about HRQOL’s value; promotion or execution of HRQOL or other scholarly activities; and facilitating or furthering policy initiatives that have an impact on HRQOL. Congratulations Dr. Mayo!
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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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