Live 2018

Quebecers do not have equal access to anti-retroviral treatment (ART) for HIV and AIDS, a long-term study undertaken by a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in collaboration with clinics and university health centres in Montreal, has revealed. Researchers observed that HIV-infected persons who count on social assistance and other income security programs in Quebec do not have early access to ART due to their presumed lower socio-economic status.
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On April 17, 140 students from the McGill University School of Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT) Class of 2020 received their name-tags during an annual event held in the McIntyre Medical Building. The event marks the mid-point in the training of occupational and physical therapists when they begin 1,000 hours of clinical practice.
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Dr. Nguyen-Vi Mohamed is one of those people who seems to be interested in everything. A rugby player who flies planes, she also owns two bakeries in Montreal. And then there’s her day job. Dr. Mohamed loves her work in the fascinating world of mini brains – miniature balls of human brain cells smaller than a pea. Driven by the unique opportunity that mini brains offer to better understand neurological diseases and accelerate drug development, she uses innovative mechanisms to grow the mini-brains out of human stem cells. Dr. Mohamed, one of the featured researchers in the Neuro’s new Neuro XXceptional video series, sheds light on mini brains and her diverse leisure activities.
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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, a time to give special attention to a disease that affects approximately 100,000 Canadians. As a centre for both research and clinical treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD), the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) offers many specialized services and opportunities to participate in research to PD patients.
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Education is one of five themes encompassed by Project Renaissance, the strategic planning process launched by Vice-Principal of Health Affairs and Dean of Medicine David Eidelman in 2017 to advance the Faculty’s vision, mission and values. The Education Strategic Plan supports the mission by identifying new directions for educational programs that will help best prepare learners for their roles as health care providers and scientists in the 21st century.
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In his third dispatch aboard the Africa Mercy hospital ship bringing urgent medical care to people in need, Dr. Sherif Emil writes about the incredible nursing staff. “Every day I walk into the ward to see nurses who have travelled half way across the world to live in tight, shared cabins and serve those who most need them. They may not share their patient’s cultures or understand their languages, but they know that genuine compassion – the desire to care and comfort – can break down any barriers,” writes Dr. Emil. “It reminds me that the best nursing is not delivered with resources, but with heart and passion.”
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The more Montreal knows about its homeless people, the better it can help them. McGill professor Eric Latimer is leading “I count MTL 2018” (April 24–26), an extensive survey of Montreal’s homeless population. The project could yield data that will improve the delivery and effectiveness of services geared toward the city’s homeless. Organizers of the survey are looking for volunteers to help.
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In the March issue of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians Professor Annmarie Adams, Chair of the Department of Social Studies of Medicine, reviews Leslie Topp’s Freedom and the Cage, which explores seven public psychiatric institutions built between 1898 and 1914 in the late Habsburg Empire, the Austro-Hungarian territories whose major cities included Prague, Vienna, and Kraków.
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Grassroots-produced films can be powerful tools for education and advocacy, writes Dr. Rob Whitley in his most recent Psychology Today article
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Live 2018

After reading Ryan Holiday’s Ego is the Enemy Dr. Madhukar Pai put together an introspective piece for Nature Microbiology, exploring the role that ego, and controlling it, plays in hindering or spurring success in academia.
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