Live 2018

Launched in 2017 as a result of the vision, generosity and passion for innovation of Dr. Raymond Hakim, the Hakim Family Prize for Clinical Innovation in Health Care and the McGill Clinical Innovation Competition (CLIC) aims to inspire members of the McGill Faculty of Medicine community to conceive and develop promising ideas that could have a direct and positive impact on Canadian or global health care. CLIC was largely inspired by Dr. Gerald Fried, McGill Chair, Department of Surgery, who created the successful Surgical Innovation program and competition. By the February 2018 CLIC submission deadline, 41 high-quality cross-faculty proposals were received, with submissions carefully screened by a panel of twelve judges. The five finalists will present their proposals to the judges during a CLIC event on May 22, 2018, with the winners announced at the conclusion of the event.
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Live 2018

The McGill Faculty of Medicine Clinical Innovation Competition (CLIC) and the Hakim Family Prize for Clinical Innovation in Health Care were launched to inspire the conception and development of outstanding ideas that have the potential to improve Canadian or global health care. On May 22, finalists will pitch their initiatives to a panel of judges comprised of leaders in clinical care, academia, industry, engineering and business, including distinguished McGill Alumni.
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Live 2018

The McGill Faculty of Medicine’s new School of Population and Global Health (SPGH) marked an important milestone in its evolution on May 14 when Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health and a professor at Harvard University, delivered the inaugural Victor Dzau and Ruth Cooper-Dzau Distinguished Lecture in Global and Population Health. Made possible thanks to a generous endowment from McGill alumni Dr. Victor Dzau and Ruth Cooper-Dzau, the new lecture series was developed to serve as a platform for examining pressing topics in global and population health through the lends of world-renowned leaders and experts.
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Live 2018

In a recent article for The Conversation, Dr. Madhukar Pai, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Translational Epidemiology and Global Health and Director of McGill Global Health Programs, underscores the importance of the first Essential Diagnostics List published by the World Health Organization earlier this week. The potential benefits of such a list, Dr. Pai points out, play a critical role in disease management and the effort to develop universal health coverage.
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Live 2018

Ahead of becoming the inaugural speaker in the Victor Dzau and Ruth Cooper-Dzau Distinguished Lectures in Global and Population Health series, Dr. Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor, Harvard University; Chair, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and Co-Founder, Partners In Health, took some time to sit with us and answer a series of questions ranging from his own inspiration to advice for students interested in global health.
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Live 2018

McGill and KINOVA, one of Canada’s fastest-growing robotics companies, have signed an agreement that aims to foster productive and collaborative research to fuel the cycle of innovation. This partnership will harness the possibilities of technology and robotics through KINOVA’s collaboration with McGill’s Faculty of Medicine at the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning, and with the Faculties of Engineering and Science’s joint Centre for Intelligent Machines (CIM).
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Live 2018

The newest video in the Neuro XXceptional series features Jessica Dumoulin, Assistant Nurse Manager in The Neuro’s ICU. Jessica’s colleagues describe her as “…the calming, rational force in the storms we face daily in the ICU…”  Neuro XXceptional is a year-long video series that celebrates exceptional women at The Neuro.
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Live 2018

The final day on the Africa Mercy is always the most difficult, not physically but emotionally. In our operating room hall meeting, it is not uncommon for operating room crew of all types – nurses, anesthesiologists, anesthesia technicians, surgeons – to shed tears as they receive their certificate of service. I am no exception. I have to work hard to hold back tears as I thank everyone for the lessons they have again taught us. It is a bittersweet moment – a separation anxiety of sorts.
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Live 2018

As the Director of the Adult Trauma Program at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and co-director of the Centre for Global Surgery at the MUHC, Dr. Tarek Razek actively participates in surgical and trauma development programs around the world.  He is a regular facilitator at the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning (SCSIL) where he leads team trauma workshops with McGill medical undergrad students, residents and faculty. He also teaches advanced workshops such as the Definitive Surgical Trauma Care (DSTC), where he shares knowledge with trauma surgeons and perioperative nurses from here and abroad.  We sat down with Dr. Razek during a recent workshop to learn more about the importance of this training.
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Live 2018

How are Montrealers paying tribute to a doctor who has devoted her life to delivering thousands of high-risk babies while safeguarding the health of expectant mothers? Just in time for Mother’s Day, a committee of former patients are joining forces to honour maternal-fetal medicine specialist Dr. Alice Benjamin as she contemplates retirement after more than 40 years of service. The committee is launching a campaign in support of the Dr. Alice Benjamin Fund at McGill Global Health Programs and the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
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