Message from VP-Dean Eidelman: Undergraduate medical education program off probation – June 2017

On Monday, June 12, the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) confirmed to McGill that the MDCM program is no longer on probation, effective immediately.
This positive outcome reflects the extraordinary work of many individuals, on campus and in our teaching network. On behalf of McGill and our Faculty of Medicine, congratulations.
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In Memoriam: Dr. Zafer Ali-Khan (1937- 2017)

Following a Masters in Parasitology from the University of Karachi, Pakistan, a PhD from Tulane in New Orleans, and post-doc from UCLA, Zafer Ali-Khan became an outstanding expert in the field of parasitology. Following his arrival at McGill, he was often consulted by several Montreal Hospitals for his opinion on the biopsies and specimens taken from patients presenting with unusual lesions.
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March – July 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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Highlights from the May 25, 2017, Board of Governors meeting

McGill’s Board of Governors convened on Thursday, May 25, 2017, for its final meeting of 2016-17.
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Call for proposals! Rossy Cancer Network Research Grants

The Rossy Cancer Network (RCN) wants to support your research initiatives in improving cancer care quality with grants of up to $100,000.
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MIMM Bites Newsletter – June 2017

We are pleased to announce that the June issue is now available online. It provides news and announcements of interest to the faculty and support staff members, as well as to students and alumni members. It also presents information on department updates, upcoming events and announcements.
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Balade pour la Paix at McGill: Weekly Tours

Join us every Tuesday and Thursday for free and guided tours of Balade pour la Paix, an open-air museum along Sherbrooke Street, which takes as its theme the possibility of openness, peace, and diversity among nations. Created by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, in collaboration with McGill University, the exhibition is part of the official program of Montreal’s 375th anniversary, and also commemorates the 50th anniversary of Expo 67, and the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation.
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Thomas Roddick, antisepsis and the birth of modern surgery at McGill

Dr. Thomas Roddick (1846-1923) is probably best known around McGill as the name behind the Roddick Gates, which his wife donated after his death. Perhaps less well known is that the former Dean of Medicine was the surgeon who brought antiseptic practices to Canada.
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Leading-edge neuroscience network renews agreement

The renewal of the tripartite partnership agreement between the Brain@McGill, the University of Oxford, and the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich (ZNZ) took place on May 29, amidst much excitement for what has been to date a fruitful and ambitious venture. First signed in 2013, the three-way agreement has since supported over 60 collaborations, including research projects and research workshops in diverse areas.
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Gaining a better understanding of the structural makeup of cilia

With cilia, until recently researchers have only been able to view the microtubule doublet from afar and, as a result, have believed that they are composed mostly of tubulins. Now, using the state-of-the-art Titan Krios microscope, researchers at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine were able, for the first time, to study the microtubule doublet in great detail. Their findings showed that this structure is much more complex than previously believed and were published recently in Nature Communications.
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Kidney graft success — does age and sex matter?

The success of kidney transplant is dependent on the age and sex of both the donor and the recipient, according to research published today in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
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Faculty of Medicine representative is the recipient of the 2017 Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

André Yves Gagnon, Student Affairs Administrator in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine is the 2017 recipient of McGill’s Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Congratulations André Yves!
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Visiting Professorship awarded to McGill Faculty of Medicine professor

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons has awarded the 2017 McLaughlin-Gallie Visiting Professorship to Eric Latimer, PhD, a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Associate Member of the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, for his contributions to the field of mental health in disadvantaged populations. Congratulations Dr. Latimer!
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McGill students help develop World Health Organization tools

Under the supervision of Dr. Matthew Hunt,
Faculty of Medicine students Renaud Boulanger and Anushree Davé played key roles in the development of a training manual and accompanying e-learning resource for the World Health Organization
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