(English) Appointment of Dr. Michael Shevell as Chair of Pediatrics and Pediatrician-in-Chief

(English) We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael Shevell to the position of Chair of the Pediatrics Department at the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Pediatrician-in-Chief at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). Dr. Shevell brings to his new position a deep commitment and passion for the fields of pediatrics and neurology, together with a history in the MUHC-McGill community.
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(English) Appointment of Dr. Denis Querleu as Chair and Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology

(English) We are pleased to formally announce the appointment of Dr. Denis Querleu as Chair of the Obstetrics and Gynecology department of the McGill Faculty of Medicine, Chief of the Obstetrics and Gynecology department and Women’s Health Mission at the MUHC, Chief of the Obstetrics and Gynecology department at the Jewish General Hospital and Academic Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Mary’s Hospital Center.
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(English) Fall 2011 Edition of Gravitas

(English) Gravitas is the official newsletter of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC). Each quarterly edition of Gravitas is thematically focussed and contains commentaries, data, analyses, and editorials related to our organizations’ major areas of focus: social accountability, medical education, data and analysis and health research.
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(English) 2011 Gairdner National Program Lecture Series with Recent Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Jules Hoffmann

(English) On Tuesday, October 25, Dr. Jules Hoffmann, 2011 Canada Gairdner International Laureate, a 2011 winner of the Nobel Prize in medicine and Director of the Institut de biologie moléculaire et cellulaire, CNRS and University of Strasbourg, France, will be giving a talk at the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
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(English) Going « Lean » in Healthcare

(English) This Professional Development course, offered by the McGill School of Continuing Studies, will demonstrate how the Lean approach in Healthcare can provide “outside the box” solutions to resolve process issues and improve quality, cost and delivery of healthcare services. A Role-Play simulation of a Healthcare process will allow participants to live the relevancy of applying Lean in their environment.
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(English) A Boost for Research at the Intersection of Academia and Industry

(English) The Faculty of Medicine is applauding the recent success of McGill’s Matthias Götte who, along with his Université Laval colleague Guy Boivin, recently obtained $1.34 million from the Québec Consortium for Drug Discovery (CQDM) for research intended to help advance the development of new antiviral drugs. “This is a major vote of confidence in the quality and practical potential of the research happening at our Faculty,” said Marianna Newkirk, Associate Dean (Research).
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(English) McGill makes notable jump in Times Higher Education rankings for Clinical, Pre-Clinical & Health

(English) McGill University has made an impressive move up to 11th place among the world’s top universities for clinical, pre-clinical and health education in the 2011-2012 Times Higher Education (THE) rankings. « Shaping the next generation of doctors and scientists – the best and brightest trained also as humanists in the Sir William Osler tradition – is at heart of all we do at McGill’s Faculty of Medicine and in its community of outstanding teaching hospitals, » said Dr. Samuel Benaroya, Interim Vice-Principal of Health Affairs and Interim Dean of Medicine.
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(English) Nahum Sonenberg to receive 41st Rosenstiel Award

(English) Nahum Sonenberg, professor of biochemistry at the Goodman Cancer Research Center at McGill University, has been awarded the 41st Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Science. His research has revolutionized understanding of processes ranging from the response to insulin, cellular development, immunology as well as learning and memory. Congratulations Dr. Sonenberg!
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(English) Prestigious Pearl Meister Greengard Prize to be awarded to pioneering memory researcher Brenda Milner

(English) Dr. Brenda Milner, a pioneer in the field of cognitive neuroscience whose discoveries revolutionized the understanding of memory, will be awarded the 2011 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize from The Rockefeller University. The prize, which carries an honorarium of $100,000, recognizes female scientists who have made exceptional contributions to biomedical science, a group that historically has not received appropriate recognition and acclaim. Congratulations Dr. Milner!
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