(English) Appointments to the Office of the Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine

(English) I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Demetra Kafantaris to the position of Senior Advisor to the Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, effective January 16, 2012. I would also like to welcome Ms. Fern Charles as Executive Assistant of our Office, a promotion that took effect January 1, 2012.
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(English) Faculty Town Hall and Preview of Incoming VP-Dean’s First 100 Days

(English) On Tuesday, Dec. 6, the last Faculty Council & Town Hall meeting, under the leadership of Interim VP-Dean Samuel Benaroya, was held. Special guests included Provost Anthony Masi and incoming VP-Dean David Eidelman, both of whom warmly thanked Dr. Benaroya for his truly admirable leadership over several challenging months, a sentiment echoed by all in the room with resounding applause.
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(English) Appointment of Dr. Jean-Pierre Farmer as Chair of NEW Department of Pediatric Surgery

(English) We are delighted to announce the creation of the Department of Pediatric Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University, together with the appointment of its inaugural Chair, Dr. Jean-Pierre Farmer. A gifted professor, researcher, pediatric surgeon and leader, Dr. Farmer is superbly positioned to take the helm of this new department.
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(English) David Eidelman named Dean of Medicine and Vice-Principal (Health Affairs)

(English) A McGill graduate and a native Montrealer, Dr. Eidelman has been an active leader in clinical medicine and research in Canada and internationally. Dr. Eidelman currently serves as Chair of the University’s Department of Medicine and he will assume his responsibilities as Dean and Vice-Principal on Jan. 1, 2012.
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(English) Focus on Teaching, December 1, 2011 Edition

(English) Focus on Teaching is an information bulletin published by Content and Collaboration Solutions and Teaching and Learning Services and is designed to inform you of upcoming events to enhance your teaching at McGill University. Read on for more information on upcoming events, courses, seminars and teaching resources at your disposal.
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(English) The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Quebec

(English) This video, produced by the McGill School of Nursing, follows three NPs in their everyday work to explain the scope of their practice and highlights the contributions that NPs make to a healthier population.
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(English) JGH is first in Canada to use surgical robot for complex removal of pancreatic tumour

(English) The Jewish General Hospital (JGH) has become the first hospital in Canada to perform robot-assisted surgery to complete an extremely complex operation known as the Whipple Procedure. In this procedure, a pancreatic tumour is removed by having the robot gain access to the tumour through a series of small punctures. Gone is the need for large incisions in the abdominal wall.
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(English) McGill University’s Life Sciences Complex earns LEED Gold certification

(English) McGill University’s Life Sciences Complex has been awarded LEED gold certification for new construction from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC-), a significant upgrade from the silver rating that was first sought. Completed in 2008, it is the only university-owned laboratory building in Quebec to achieve the LEED gold rating.
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(English) Dr. Michael Meaney appointed Member of the Order of Canada

(English) Dr. Meaney is being honoured for his contributions to neuroscience, notably through his research on the effect of early adversity on neural development.
Congratulations Dr. Meaney!
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(English) Dr. Mark Wainberg elected Fellow of AAAS

(English) Dr. Mark Wainberg has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is being honoured for distinguished contributions to HIV drug development and studies of drug resistance and for striving to make HIV drug access a reality for all.
Congratulations Dr. Wainberg!
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