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Dr. Anne-Sophie Brazeau was recently selected as the recipient of the Prix Engagement 2017 – Lussier Dale Parizeau by l’Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (OPDQ) for her scientific rigour, perseverance and projects commitment. Dr. Brazeau is a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Kaberi Dasgupta, Associate Professor in the Divisions of Internal Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology, and Endocrinology and Metabolism at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and researcher at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. Congratulations Dr. Brazeau!
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An artificial intelligence (AI) start-up founded by students and alumni from McGill University has been announced as one of the Top 10 teams out of 59 teams representing 14 countries that are advancing in the international $5M IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Competition. The company, aifred health, is using AI technology to develop a clinical decision aid for physicians to improve the effectiveness of depression treatment.
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Dr. Bernadette Nedelec, Associate Professor and former Director of McGill’s School of Physical and Occupational Therapy’s (SPOT) Occupational Therapy Program, has been elected to the prestigious American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) Academy of Research in Occupational Therapy. Dr. Nedelec will now join an elite group of scientists and scholars who have been recognized by what the AOTF considers their highest honour, reserved for those researchers who demonstrate truly ‘outstanding and exemplary contributions through research to the advancement of knowledge.’
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The CIQ Merit Award was created in 1990 and is awarded each year to specially nominated professionals to recognize their outstanding work in their fields. Upon the commendation of the Ordre des infirmieres et infirmiers du Quebec (OIIQ)—Quebec Order of Nurses—McGill Nursing Faculty Lecturer and Neonatology Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator Linda Morneault was awarded the CIQ Merit Award. Morneault’s groundbreaking work as a neonatal nurse practitioner was recognized on November 19, 2017 at an official awards ceremony.
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On November 27, 2017, the McGill University Faculty of Medicine celebrated the 2017 winners of the Maude Abbott, Haile T. Debas and Rosemary Wedderburn Brown Prizes, Dr. Srividya Iyer, Dr. Robert Carlin and Dr. Nicole Li-Jessen respectively. During an evening event held in Holmes Hall each laureate had the opportunity to provide a brief overview of their research and personal journey after having been presented with their respective award by Dr. David Eidelman, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. Congratulations to all three laureates!
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Dr. Shaun Cleaver, a postdoctoral student in the Faculty of Medicine’s School of Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT) was awarded the 2017 Steinberg Global Health Postdoctoral Fellowship at the recent McGill Global Health Programs Award Night. The award’s purpose is to support the most promising scholars in global health and assist them in establishing a research base early in their careers. Congratulations Shaun!
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McGill professors Alan Evans of The Neuro, Andrea C. LeBlanc of the Lady Davis Institute, and Bernard J. Lapointe, Director of Palliative Care McGill, were awarded Senate of Canada 150 medals for their commitment to advancements in Alzheimer’s disease and palliative care research. Senator Judith Seidman, a former research fellow at The Neuro and Associate Professor of the McGill School of Social Work, nominated them. The medals are being awarded to Canadians or permanent residents actively involved in their communities who, through generosity, dedication, volunteerism and hard work, make their hometowns, communities, regions, provinces or territories a better place to live. Congratulations Dr. Evans, Dr. Leblanc and Dr. Lapointe!
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McGill medical student Alexander Lachapelle and Clare Lyle, a U3 Joint Honours Math and Computer Science student, are among the latest students awarded Rhodes Scholarships. This brings to 144 the number of McGill Rhodes Scholars since the awards were created in 1902 to provide for studies at the University of Oxford, the most in Canada. The students will finish their McGill studies in May before heading out to Oxford in October for the next phase of their academic adventure.
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Earlier this fall, Dr. Donald Sheppard, Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, was selected as the 2017 Mentor of the Year for Region 4 (Quebec) by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. A world-renowned expert in the diagnosis and treatment of invasive fungal infections, most notably those caused by the mold Aspergillus, Dr. Sheppard, Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at McGill and lead of the McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity, was selected for this award in recognition of his impact on the career development of students, residents and fellows. Congratulations Dr. Sheppard!
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On November 21, 2017 Mitacs held their 7th annual awards ceremony to recognize five up and coming researchers from across Canada, among them, Justine Behan, graduate of the Ingram School of Nursing (ISoN), McGill University. Justine received the Mitacs Master’s Award for Outstanding Innovation for her ethnographic study aimed at improving the lives of children living with cancer in India. Congratulations Justine!
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