Happy Holidays from Dean David Eidelman

Dear Colleagues,

As 2017 draws to a close, I take this opportunity to congratulate you for all that has been achieved this year, and to thank you for your commitment and contributions to our shared mission.

Wishing you and those close to you a wonderful holiday season and a joyous New Year.

David Eidelman, MDCM
Vice-Principal (Health Affairs)
Dean of Medicine
 

Appointment of New Director of Education

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Elene Khalil, MDCM, FRCPC Pediatrics, FAAP, Founder Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, as the new MUHC Director of Education. As the Director of Education, Dr. Khalil will promote a positive learning environment for students in all disciplines who come for training (medical, nursing, allied professions) at the MUHC (adult and pediatric).
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Nicole-Ann Shery appointed to the position of Wellness Consultant (Academic Associate) for FoM schools

Nicole-Ann Shery has been appointed to the position of Wellness Consultant (Academic Associate) for the Ingram School of Nursing, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, and the School of Communication & Disorders, in The WELL Office, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective October 16, 2017.
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REMINDER – Faculty Council Meeting, Tuesday, December 5

The next Faculty Council meeting takes place Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building (Meakins Amphitheatre), 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler at 4:30 p.m.
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Happy holidays!

Message from the Principal
As this semester comes to an end, I would like to thank you for all you bring to the McGill community through your hard work, leadership and commitment.
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The 2016-2017 RI-MUHC Annual Report is now available online!

It is our pleasure to present the online version of the 2016-2017 Annual Report of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC).
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August – December 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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Why can’t Canada win another Nobel Prize in medicine?

Only one Canadian researcher has ever received the Nobel Prize for medicine, for the discovery of insulin in 1923. And yet Canadians have been essential to developments in stem cell research, gene sequencing and treatments for cancer and brain trauma, writes the Faculty of Medicine’s Dr. John Bergeron in this piece in The Conversation.
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The geneticist and the grocer: Charles Scriver, Arnold Steinberg and the healing power of food

When a pediatrician specializing in genetic metabolic disorders and a philanthropist from a grocery dynasty teamed up to tackle two food-related public health issues, a lifelong bond was formed. Dr. Charles Scriver and Arnold Steinberg first came together to fight the high rate of rickets among poor Montreal children by getting vitamin D added to bottled milk. A few years later they founded a distribution centre for the nutrition products essential to children with rare metabolic disorders. Both changed the lives of those children forever.
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Infant nutrition linked to healthy adult body weight

Preterm, underweight babies who benefited from a higher energy intake –specifically more protein and fats- during the first three weeks of life had healthier body weights in their 20s (as measured by a higher lean body mass). According to a team of researchers from the National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland (first author Hanna-Maria Matinolli, lead PI Dr. Eero Kajantie) and Ludmer Centre researcher Dr Patricia P. Silveira, nutrient intake during the first three weeks of life predicts energy balance in adulthood. A minor part of this association was mediated by early growth, but primarily driven by early nutrition.
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Clinical trial of novel approach to treating osteoporosis represents “significant breakthrough,” according to clinician-scientist at the Lady Davis Institute

A regimen of a novel bone anabolic medication (which builds bone mass) followed by an antiresorptive agent (which maintains bone mass) has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of fracture among post-menopausal women with severe osteoporosis, according to results of a clinical trial published in The New England Journal of Medicine. 
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Berlin Institute of Health to honour renowned Montreal scientist with International award

Dr. Louise Pilote, Professor of Medicine at McGill University and a senior scientist from the Cardiovascular Health Across the Lifespan Program at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, is one of two recipients of the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) Excellence Award for Sex and Gender Aspects for her work incorporating gender aspects into biomedical research. Congratulations Dr. Pilote!
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McGill fellow wins OPDQ Award

Dr. Anne-Sophie Brazeau was recently selected as the recipient of the Prix Engagement 2017 – Lussier Dale Parizeau by l’Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (OPDQ) for her scientific rigour, perseverance and projects commitment. Dr. Brazeau is a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Kaberi Dasgupta, Associate Professor in the Divisions of Internal Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology, and Endocrinology and Metabolism at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and researcher at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. Congratulations Dr. Brazeau!
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Faculty of Medicine student-led project selected as finalist for Forces AVENIR Award

The “Journeys Through Health” Art Exhibition was recently selected as a finalist in the Arts, Lettres et Culture category of the 2017 Forces AVENIR award. The exhibition was spearheaded by a subcommittee within the Medical Student Society (MSS) Humanities and Arts in Medicine (McHAM) – a student group that strives to integrate arts, humanities and medicine. It is the first time in Montreal that a student group collaborated with a health care institution to organize an art exhibition dedicated to the community.
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