Call for Nominations for Member-at-large – UGME Transition to Clinical Practice Subcommittee

As part of our ongoing commitment to ensure inclusive and transparent Faculty governance, we are currently seeking one “member-at-large” for the Transition to Clinical Practice Component Subcommittee in the Undergraduate Medical Education Program.
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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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Dr. Gilles Brousseau re-appointed Assistant Dean, Medical Education, Outaouais Region

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Gilles Brousseau has been re-appointed Assistant Dean, Medical Education, Outaouais Region, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Since first appointed to this position in 2009, Dr. Brousseau has led McGill’s medical education activities in the Outaouais region, as well as the implementation of the Campus médical en Outaouais, scheduled to open in 2020.
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In Memoriam: Dr. John Little (1938 – 2018)

Dr. John Little passed away on Sunday June 10, 2018. He leaves behind a rich legacy of academic accomplishments, grateful students, happy patients and profound memories, in addition to his five loving children and wife, Maureen.
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Principal’s Awards for Administrative and Support Staff – Deadline: August 3

Help recognize an outstanding colleague by nominating him or her for a Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff.
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MIMM Bites – June 2018

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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January – May 2018

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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CAN-RESTORE Network celebrating five years

The Canadian Network for Rehabilitation and Exercise for Solid Organ Transplant Optimal Recovery (CAN-RESTORE) co-chaired by Dr. Tania Janaudis-Ferreira, Assistant Professor at McGill University’s School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, is celebrating its fifth year of activity in 2018. The CAN-RESTORE team strives towards the mission of achieving optimal well-being in transplant patients through exercise and rehabilitation, focusing their activities on research, dissemination and partnerships.
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John Bergeron and Nicolas Steinmetz named to Ordre National du Québec

Two members of the McGill community will be added to the ranks of the Ordre national du Québec, on June 22, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to Quebec society. As announced on June 13, Dr. John Bergeron and Dr. Nicolas Steinmetz will be among 34 people who will receive Quebec’s highest honour in a special ceremony in the National Assembly’s Legislative Council Chamber.
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Genes associated with infantile forms of schizophrenia identified

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital and McGill University have identified novel genes associated with a specific form of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a major psychiatric illness affecting one per cent of the population worldwide. Patients suffering from schizophrenia present delusions, hallucinations, abnormal behavior, impairment in daily life and cognitive deficits. Current treatments are insufficient in addressing all of these symptoms.
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Rare mutation of gene carried by Québec family gives insight into how the brain is wired

Very little is known about how the human brain wires itself. Mouse studies conducted by Cecilia Flores, Professor in McGill’s Department of Psychiatry, have previously shown that the gene, DCC, helps dopamine producing cells in the developing adolescent brain make specific connections. Building upon this work, a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience by Professor Flores and Marco Leyton, who is also a professor in the Department of Psychiatry, shows that DCC seems to have the same effects in humans.
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Dr. David Rosenblatt receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. David Rosenblatt, Holder, Dodd Q. Chu and Family Chair in Medical Genetics and Professor, Departments of Human Genetics, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Biology at McGill University, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists (CCMG) Founders’ Award for Career Achievement. Congratulations Dr. Rosenblatt!
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May winner of the Relève étoile Jacques-Genest award

Jacinthe Leclerc, a postdoctoral fellow in Surgery at McGill University, is the award winner of the Relève étoile Jacques-Genest award of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS).
The Relève étoile award is the new name for the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles award.

Congratulations Jacinthe!
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McGill medical students to host YogAuction event to benefit Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation

In Canada, childhood cancer remains the leading cause of death of children, yet only 5% of all cancer research dollars are directed to childhood cancer research. On June 23 between 9:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. a group of McGill Medical students will host YogAuction, an outdoor yoga event and silent auction at McGill’s Percival Molson Stadium. Included among the many activities for the event are a 60-minute yoga class, a speaker series and a silent auction. Funds raised from the event will go directly towards Childhood Cancer Canada, whose mission is to create victories for Canadian children with cancer through investment in national and collaborative research, educational and community programs.
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