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On November 17, McGill University’s Department of Family Medicine signed an agreement with the Zhengzhou University School of Medicine and Zhengzhou Central Hospital in order to provide training for general practitioners in the coming year. The training will be completed in two ways, with a cohort of Chinese doctors coming to Montreal for an intensive two-week course (joining teachers from Beijing with whom a contract was signed in September of this year) and a potential additional group of Chinese GPs in Henan province receiving training via a 12-month distance blended education program.
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The 3rd Canadian General Hospital (McGill) was the first military hospital to be mounted and run by a university Faculty of Medicine during the First World War. Initiated by McGill University’s Dean of Medicine (1914-1921), Herbert Stanley Birkett, the hospital accepted its first patients on the French coast about 40 miles from the front in August 1915. From then until it closed in 1919, the hospital admitted 143,762 patients and performed 11,395 surgeries. « It was the premier hospital of the Allied Forces, » says Lt-Col Andrew Beckett. Lt-Col Beckett, member of the Royal Canadian Medical Services, Assistant Professor of Surgery at McGill, and Montreal General Hospital trauma surgeon, and Dr. Edward J. Harvey, Professor of Surgery at McGill and orthopedic trauma surgeon at the Montreal General Hospital, recently wrote a remembrance of the unit, « No. 3 Canadian General Hospital (McGill) in the Great War: service and sacrifice, » published in the Canadian Journal of Surgery.
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Last week, Grand Challenges Canada announced a CDN $2 million investment in 20 Canadian innovations to address persistent challenges in women’s and children’s health in low- and middle-income countries. Hatched in Canadian institutions from coast-to-coast, the bold ideas embrace a range of creative solutions to save and improve lives of some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable women and children across Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. Part of the ninth round of funding of the Stars in Global Health Project, each selected project will receive seed grants of approximately CDN $100,000 to develop and test their innovations, funded by Grand Challenges Canada with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada.
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Based on its academic reputation and important contributions to tuberculosis (TB) research and scholarship through the McGill International TB Centre (MITBC), McGill University was a natural candidate to provide technical assistance to grassroots groups around the globe working in areas highly impacted by TB. The result was a grant being awarded in September 2016 to a team led by Dr. Madhukar Pai, Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health (EBOH), Director of McGill Global Health Programs and Co-Associate Director of the MITBC to provide support to groups receiving funding through the TB REACH initiative.
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In his most recent article for Huffington Post, Dr. Whitley, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, highlights research indicating they have higher rates of depression than heterosexual men. The unique experience of gay men is often obscured as policy and practice rarely treat this demographic as a separate community with specific challenges and issues.
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The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) is pleased to announce it has confirmed its commitment to Health Canada’s November 2016 Joint Statement of Action to address the Opioid Crisis. AFMC has identified best practices of teaching and evaluating in opioid prescribing and/or pain management and developed a robust repository, which is being disseminated across all medical schools, and shared on the AFMC website.
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In Canada, cancer remains the leading cause of illness-related death in children. In an effort to accelerate research breakthroughs and ensure a faster path to a cure for children living with resistant, recurrent or metastatic cancer, more than 30 pediatric research centres and non-profit organizations are joining forces to support the PRecision Oncology For Young peopLE (PROFYLE) program, an initiative of the Terry Fox Research Institute. This unique partnership represents $16.4 million in funding, over a quarter of which will come from Quebec.
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The first annual Symposium on Emerging and Complex Infectious Diseases, co-hosted by the Lady Davis Institute, Division of Infectious Diseases at the Jewish General Hospital, and McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, honoured Mark Wainberg, paying homage to his achievements as scientist, activist, and mentor to a new generation of researchers and clinicians who are preserving and advancing his legacy.
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At McGill’s Ingram School of Nursing (ISoN), child health is a major area of focus for many of our faculty members and researchers. Among them, Dr. Argerie Tsimicalis, Assistant Professor, whose main area of interest is improving the quality of life of children living with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)—a genetic bone disorder characterized by fragile bones that break easily, also known as “brittle bone disease”—and their families.
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Digital Health Week (November 13-19, 2017) was created by leading health care organizations across Canada, to recognize how digital platforms and tools converge with health care delivery for positive health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. If you have ever used a telephone or a computer to receive health care services, then you have participated in and benefited from digital health. Ingram School of Nursing faculty members Dr. Antonia Arnaert and Ms. Norma Ponzoni have worked together for many years building a common program of digital health research. Antonia’s expertise lies in designing and developing innovative telehealth/eHealth solutions for health care services. Norma’s training is in education, and she has an extensive knowledge of today’s primary care landscape, which includes all services that play a part in health, such as income, housing, education, and environment.
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