Appointment of Dr. Kevin Lachapelle as Interim Director of the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning

Dr. Kevin Lachapelle has been appointed Interim Director of the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective July 1, 2017.
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Faculty Council and Town Hall Meeting

On June 7, the Faculty of Medicine held its most recent Faculty Council and Town Hall Meeting which featured three research related presentations, a state of the faculty address and an overview of the Faculty’s new strategic planning exercise.
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Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases and Global Health

From June 12th to 23rd, McGill was a hub of learning in the fight against infectious diseases as it hosted the 3rd installment of the Summer Institute. The short courses featured internationally known faculty and brought together approximately 400 participants from 53 countries.
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Call for applications! Kuok Fellowship for graduate studies related to cancer care quality

The Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology in collaboration with the Rossy Cancer Network is pleased to announce its call for applications for the Kuok Fellowship. Applications are due by September 1, 2017.
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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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Bridging the healthcare divide by maintaining the human connection

An innovative new program launched by Dr. David Hornstein, Internist at the Montreal General Hospital Intensive Care Unit, and two McGill Medicine students, is helping to make Montreal’s Intensive Care Units a more welcoming place for visitors. The Intensive Care Unit Bridge Program pairs volunteer students with visitors to provide guidance, increased communication and alleviate the stress of accompanying someone in a health crisis.
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New heart failure implant ends “clash of technologies”

A patient from the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) with heart failure has successfully received a Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillator (CRT-D) that will allow him to safely undergo full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. The surgery was performed by Dr. Vidal Essebag, Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at the MUHC.
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Technology offers creative strategies to prevent and treat HCV at scale

Dr. Nitika Pant Pai, Associate Professor of Medicine at McGill, is the developer behind a smartphone app called HIVSmart! which enables self-testing for HIV. More recently, Dr. Pai has piloted a similar screening technology that capably detects HIV and HCV simultaneously, which was highlighted by the Economist as a key strategy in preventing the “silent epidemic.”
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New MUHC study calls for targeted screening of high-risk healthcare workers for tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a recognized hazard for healthcare workers, but the annual screening strategy currently in place in Canada and the United States is costly with very limited health benefits and should be reconsidered, according to a new study led by a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). The findings, published in the journal BMC Medicine, suggest health agencies in North America should consider switching to a targeted strategy focusing on high-risk healthcare workers only.
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Two physiology profs appointed Mathematical Biology fellows

At its most recent annual meeting, the Society for Mathematical Biology appointed 18 people to its inaugural Fellows Program. McGill professors Leon Glass and Michael Mackey, both in the Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Physiology, were among the researchers recognized by the scientific and scholarly community for their distinguished contributions to the interface between the mathematical and life sciences.
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McGill’s Bernard Robaire awarded 2017 Gabriel L. Plaa Award of Distinction

Dr. Bernard Robaire, James McGill Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Therapeutics and of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, has been selected to receive the 2017 Gabriel L. Plaa Award of Distinction by the Canadian Society of Toxicology (STC).

Congratulations Dr. Robaire!
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Joannie Rochette: From the ice to medical school

La Presse+ shares Joannie Rochette’s journey from medal-winning figure skater at the Vancouver Olympics to McGill medical student in this recent profile.
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