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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Invitation – School of Population and Global Health Town Hall

Please join us Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the Martin Amphitheatre (room 504), McIntyre Building, 3655 Sir-William-Osler, to discuss the new School of Population and Global Health (SPGH).
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August – November 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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Welcome to the 2017-2018 academic year

Message from the principal:

The nearly 200 international flags that currently line Sherbrooke Street as part of “La Balade pour la Paix” are a perfect symbol for a university and a city that celebrate and embrace diversity. More than 45,000 people study and work on our downtown and Macdonald campuses. You come to McGill from across Quebec, Canada and the world. I would like to welcome all of you to an academic year that is sure to be filled with great ideas, exciting projects and boundless energy.
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In memoriam: Dr. Shreyas Roy (1979 – 2017)

The Faculty of Medicine was saddened to learn about the tragic recent passing of Dr. Shreyas Roy, a member of the McGill MDCM Class of 2010. Our condolences go out to Dr. Roy’s family and friends.
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Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter – September 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter for September 2017 is now available online!
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Happy 99th birthday, Dr. Milner!

The Montreal Neurological Institute celebrated some important birthdays recently, including the unstoppable Dr. Brenda Milner, a renowned neuropsychologist, who turned 99, Dr. Hanna Pappius, 92, and Dr. Gilles Bertrand, 93. Happy Birthday!
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Opinion: How can immigrant scientists give back to their homelands?

Dr. Madhukar Pai, Director of McGill Global Health Programs, shares his thoughts on how immigrant scientists can pay it forward and give back to their native countries, in this piece which originally appeared on Devex.
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The rivals-turned-comrades that built McGill’s health network

Over the course of nearly two centuries, the hospitals that make up the McGill University academic health network have gone from fiercely independent private entities competing for funding and resources to publicly funded collaborative institutions whose watchwords are integration and consolidation.
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That cup of coffee may not relieve Parkinson’s symptoms

According to a study recently published in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, the relationship between caffeine and Parkinson’s is still not fully understood.
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RI-MUHC scientist takes HIV self-testing global with HIVSmart!™

It is estimated that 30-40 per cent of people living with HIV do not know their HIV status, which can have a serious effect on the spread of the disease. One of the approaches developed to change this statistic, especially among populations at higher risk for infection and who lack access to care, is the development of HIV self-testing, which provides people with a HIV diagnostic test that they can use in private. Now, this screening strategy is getting a global push thanks to a major new partnership with The International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC).
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McGill Medical student receives 2017 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award

McGill Medical student Tianwei (Ellen) Zhou is the recipient of the 2017 Dr. Robert and Sharon Francis Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Award, one of 16 student awards announced by the CMHF on September 22. Congratulations Ellen!
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Michel Tremblay awarded RSC’s McLaughlin Medal

Earlier today, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced that Professor Michel L. Tremblay (Department of Biochemistry and Goodman Cancer Research Centre) has been awarded the McLaughlin Medal for important research of sustained excellence in medical science. Recognized for his leading-edge work on the role and function of tyrosine phosphatases in the development of cancer, Professor Tremblay is among the twelve Canadian researchers honoured with an RSC medal or award this year.

Congratulations Dr. Tremblay!
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Student-developed exhibit promotes diversity in science

Beginning October 10, a new interactive exhibit will be presented at the Redpath Museum with the goal of sharing the journeys of women and visible minorities from within the McGill scientific community, including highlighting some of the challenges they have faced. This permanent exhibition is the first initiative of Diversity in STEMM @ McGill, a group founded by Charles Cong Xu, a PhD student in biology from McGill University, and is meant to promote diversity in all its forms in science, technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

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