(English) Appointment of Mr. Andrew Mackay as Senior Human Resources Advisor, Faculty of Medicine

(English) It is our great pleasure to announce the appointment of Mr. Andrew Mackay as Senior Human Resources Advisor for the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Mr. Mackay is responsible for providing human resources services for all non-tenure track academic, administrative and support staff for the Faculty, as of June 11, 2012.
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(English) Appointment of Dr. Howard Bergman as Chair of the Department of Family Medicine

(English) It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Howard Bergman to the position of Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, at the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University.
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(English) Appointment of Dr. Craig Mandato as Chair of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology

(English) We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Craig Mandato to the position of Chair of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective February 1, 2012. Dr. Mandato replaces Dr. Nathalie Lamarche-Vane, who has graciously led the department as Interim Chair since January 1, 2010, a commitment for which we thank her sincerely.
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(English) Canadian doctors get primed in prevention and public health

(English) A national group of public health educators has been working to enhance the understanding of population health principles by clinical health professionals. They have created an innovative e-textbook for medical students, the AFMC Primer on Population Health, which was just released by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC).
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(English) Royal Victoria records safe in McGill archives

(English) The Royal Victoria Hospital, high on the slopes of Mount Royal, has been part of Montreal’s urban landscape for well over a century.
 
Over the years, it has acquired a vast archive of records that trace much of the history of health care in Montreal. Quebec’s push to digitalize all medical records has brought to mind the very importance of personal health files.
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(English) Aboriginal youth soar at Eagle Spirit High Performance Camp

(English) There is something profound about being with a group of Aboriginal people, regardless of the nation – the sense of pride, mutual respect and warmth of commonality that resonates, at all ages.
The 6th Annual Eagle Spirit High Performance Camp was held at McGill on May 20-21.
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(English) Swiss delegation lends high-profile support to Brain@McGill partnership

(English) Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, Swiss Secretary of State for Education and Research, and Ulrich Lehner, Ambassador of Switzerland to Canada and the Bahamas, recently paid a high-profile visit to McGill University. One of their primary goals was to show support for and learn more about the innovative partnership that exists between the Brain@McGill and the Neuroscience Center Zurich.
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(English) Raptor Pharmaceutical Licenses Intellectual Property Related to Malaria From McGill University

(English) Raptor Pharmaceutical has acquired McGill’s patent for a potential treatment for parasitic diseases. Cysteamine and related compounds have shown promising preclinical results in treating malaria.
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(English) June winners of the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles Award

(English) Christian McIntire and Katherine Labbé, students in the Faculty of Medicine, are the award co-winners of the Fonds Santé.
 
Congratulations Christian & Katherine!
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(English) Prof. Margaret Lock recipient of the McGill Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement

(English) The McGill Medal was created to recognize retired members of the academic staff who have made extraordinary contributions to their discipline, to McGill or to scholarship, over the course of their academic careers.
 
Congratulations Prof. Lock!
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