We need to talk about school start times

Delaying school start times could help Canadian teenagers sleep better – giving them a better chance for success.
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Epigenetic eureka

A team of researchers at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has found an epigenetic modification that might be the cause of 15% of adult cancers of the throat linked to alcohol and tobacco use. This is a first in the field of epigenetics and the researchers are hopeful that the […]

Lack of joy from music

Have you ever met someone who just wasn’t into music? They may have a condition called specific musical anhedonia, which affects 3 to 5% of the population. Researchers at the University of Barcelona and the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital — The Neuro have discovered that people with this condition showed reduced functional connectivity between […]

Bone death

The discovery of a new genetic mutation linked to osteonecrosis of the hip could allow doctors to identify and treat the disease before symptoms arise and potentially avoid hip replacements. Osteonecrosis or “bone death” of the femoral head is a serious disease that is caused by interruption of blood flow in the hip bone. Patients […]

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FAB friends


Mitch Garber, BA, and Benjamin Burko, BSc, MDCM’88, two high school friends, co-chair Faculty Advisory Board (FAB).
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Sculptor, doctor, entrepreneur

Aaron Rollins,
MDCM’01, tells us where to eat when we are in one of the five cities where he operates plastic surgery clinics.
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Bell or bust

How one man’s quest to learn more about his wife’s family history led to McGill.
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Top marks for thesis

Florencia Iulita, PhD’14, gains recognition for her PhD research on Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome.
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Twin trajectories

Identical twins Alexia and Avina De Simone took different paths to the MDCM program.
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Nursing CEO merges strengths

“I have been very privileged to have held many leadership roles within the world of nursing,” says Lynne McVey, BSc’81, MSc(A)’85.
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Ambassador for humanistic care

Meet the McGill grad who helped to legitimize the specialty of family medicine in Brazil, Sister Monique Bourget, MDCM’92, Dip Epid & Bio’95.
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Sikh Knowledge

Kanwar Anit Singh Saini, MSc(A)’11, gives newly arrived refugee families the language tools to navigate the health care system.
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Where in the world is Dr. Murthy?

Srinivas Murthy, MDCM’06, has made a strong commitment to global health, a commitment that led him to Liberia during the height of the Ebola outbreak.
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The peripatetic OT academic

Occupational therapy took Dr. Anne Carswell, DIP(O TH)’63, BSc(OT)’78, MSc’81, from coast to coast.
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I heart personalized medicine

Dan Roden, BSc’70, MDCM’74, is leading the charge for personalized medicine.
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