Live 2018

A transformative gift of $10 million from the Irving Ludmer Family Foundation in support of the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health will expand the Centre’s internationally renowned role in brain research and establish a Global Brain Consortium of leading research institutions. The consortium will focus on sharing research methodologies and results, with the goal of accelerating the finding of novel and ground-breaking solutions to mental health and neurodegenerative diseases.
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The Canadian Network for Rehabilitation and Exercise for Solid Organ Transplant Optimal Recovery (CAN-RESTORE) co-chaired by Dr. Tania Janaudis-Ferreira, Assistant Professor at McGill University’s School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, is celebrating its fifth year of activity in 2018. The CAN-RESTORE team strives towards the mission of achieving optimal well-being in transplant patients through exercise and rehabilitation, focusing their activities on research, dissemination and partnerships.
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Two members of the McGill community will be added to the ranks of the Ordre national du Québec, on June 22, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to Quebec society. As announced on June 13, Dr. John Bergeron and Dr. Nicolas Steinmetz will be among 34 people who will receive Quebec’s highest honour in a special ceremony in the National Assembly’s Legislative Council Chamber.
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Held on June 6, 2018, on McGill University’s downtown campus under a big tent, the Goodman Cancer Research Gala this year brought together more than 800 guests and raised $3,002,906, setting a new record in its 10-year history in support of the McGill University Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC).
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McGill University’s Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health has formed a collaboration with GPU.one, a Montreal-based private data colocation centre that will provide the Ludmer Centre’s neuroinformatics team at the McGill Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (MCIN), with access to graphics-processing-unit (GPU) computational capacity, the equivalent of $250,000 over 5 years.
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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a terrible disease with no known cure. Research at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital is uncovering data that could help find effective treatments for ALS. ALS researchers at The Neuro have been working on this difficult disease for some time. Dr. Guy Rouleau, The Neuro’s director, was on the team that identified the first ALS gene in the 1990s.
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The words of Canada’s youngest Inuit leader Natan Obed made an instant impact on the 100 scientists, students and healthcare professionals gathered at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre on June 1 as part of the McGill International TB Centre’s annual TB Centre Day. “It means a lot when researchers are willing to partner with Inuit and not come to us as saviours,” said Obed, the president of the Inuit Tapirit Kanatami, whose thoughts resonated with a group of researchers from the McGill International TB Centre that has been working to find solutions to the tuberculosis epidemic in northern communities for years.
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With two years to go before the much anticipated McGill Campus médical en Outaouais (CMO) opens its doors, some 80 clinicians, professors and program administrators gathered at the third annual McGill retreat in Gatineau to continue preparations for the launch of the satellite Faculty of Medicine in September 2020. During the retreat five clinicians from the region were announced as academic leads for Campus Outaouais.
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Live 2018

A story published this week in The Conversation co-authored by Dr. Julia von Oettingen, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at McGill University, recognizes the important promise of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recently unveiled Essential Diagnostics List but highlights the responsibility that we all have and the significant work that remains to be done to ensure it becomes a powerful tool in the road to achieving the WHO’s ultimate goal of Universal Health Coverage.
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On the day that you read this, more than 400 Canadians on average will suffer a concussion or some other brain injury. Dr. Alain Ptito, a cognitive neuroscience researcher at The Neuro and Director of the McGill University Health Centre’s Psychology Department, is working to ensure that following a brain injury people receive both a diagnosis and, if necessary, proper treatment.
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