Live 2018

A national consortium of industry and academic collaborators announced this week the launch of the Canadian Genomics Cloud (genomicscloud.ca), an integrated software platform to manage, analyze, and share genome sequence and clinical data. This public cloud computing platform, the first of its kind in Canada, promises to give every scientist in the country unfettered access to award-winning technology empowering precision medicine and other applications in genome research.
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Parents of McGill medical students attended a cocktail and panel discussion on the theme Doctors of Tomorrow: How AI and Other Technologies Will Change the Practice of Medicine. The event took place on January 31 and was hosted by Dr. David Eidelman, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean, Faculty of Medicine, in collaboration with the McGill Faculty of Medicine University Advancement team and the McGill Medicine Parents Committee. It was a unique opportunity for parents to learn more about the world their students will be graduating into, and to meet and mingle with other parents.
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In an article appearing in The Conversation, McGill’s Dr. John Bergeron looks back at some of Canada’s women life scientists who have been pioneers in providing a foundation of knowledge through the sheer force of their world-class talent —going back more than a century.
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Women’s hearts are vastly misunderstood, and how we manage women’s heart health just isn’t good enough. Despite recent progress, heart disease is the leading cause of premature death for women in Canada. Women with heart disease are under-researched, under-diagnosed, and under-treated, under-supported during recovery and under-aware of their risk. There is an urgent need to address these ‘unders’. Progress has been made recently, but not nearly fast enough to equitably protect women’s heart health.
The Heart & Stroke 2018 Heart Report takes a hard look at these “unders” – how we got here, and how we can work together to close the gaps that put too many women at risk.
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Dr. Myrna Lashley, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill and adjunct researcher at the Culture and Mental Health Research Unit of the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research is the Quebec English-language spokesperson for Black History Month 2018.  In a recent opinion piece for the Montreal Gazette, Dr. Lashley reminds us that black history is not a thing apart but an integral part of Quebec and Canadian history.
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Julius, who lives in New York, returned to Montreal in October, as a special guest of the Jamaica Association of Montreal (JAM) at its annual Heroes Banquet. He was recognized for his efforts to preserve his father’s legacy, notably Justice4Garvey, a campaign that made international headlines last year. In 1914, Marcus Garvey founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL) to “work for the general uplift of the people of African ancestry of the world.”
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More than 400,000 Canadians aged 65 and over live with diagnosed dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, which accounts for approximately 70 percent of cases. The cause of this degenerative brain disease is largely unknown and no effective treatment exists. The disease has a devastating effect on individuals and their families. To advance our understanding of dementia and contribute to the search for new treatments, Mr. Anthony Housefather, Member of Parliament for Mont Royal, today announced, on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, an investment of $2.5 million from the Government of Canada for dementia research.
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Even Montreal’s record-breaking cold spell couldn’t chill the atmosphere in the James Administration Building on Monday, Jan. 15, as delegates from McGill and Kyoto University celebrated the establishment of a ground-breaking joint Ph.D. program between the institutions.
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The Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies, the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé, the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment are pleased to announce nearly $1 M in financial support over three years for a first tripartite scientific collaboration project on brain imaging and neuroinformatics.
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Dr. Tom Hutchinson’s new book, Whole Person Care, is timely especially for us in the United States. It diagnoses with precision the quagmire we face in the American medical profession as a result of years of thoughtless genuflection at the feet of our business model of caregiving. Our mess has been created by an unholy alliance between the crusading business experts charged with “bending the cost curve” and reducing the percentage of GDP we pay for health care with the most reductionistic aspects of modern medical science. Guess which essential part of human caregiving has been given short shrift?
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