Pascale Mongrain, Executive Director, Faculty of Medicine, pursuing new career opportunity

I am writing to share the news that our colleague Pascale Mongrain, Executive Director at the Faculty of Medicine, will be leaving McGill University in order to pursue a new and exciting career challenge. Pascale’s last day with us will be April 18, 2019. Please join me in wishing Pascale every success in her new role, one that she will no doubt approach with her characteristic rigour and commitment to success that she demonstrated throughout her time here.
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INVITATION: McGill Clinical Innovation Competition and Awards Ceremony – May 22, 2019

The McGill Faculty of Medicine Clinical Innovation Competition was inspired by McGill alumnus Dr. Raymond Hakim with the goal of supporting members of our Faculty of Medicine community in conceiving and developing ideas with the potential to have a direct impact on Canadian or global health care.

Five finalists will pitch their initiatives as they compete for the prestigious Hakim Family Innovation Prize and the Marika Zelenka Roy Innovation Prize before a panel of esteemed judges. The winners of the MI4 Innovation Prize and the Steinberg Centre Simnovation Prize will also be announced during the ceremony.
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Welcoming Dr. Laurie Musgrave as the new LFME Course Director

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Laurie Musgrave to the position of Longitudinal Family Medicine Experience (LFME) Course Director for the Department of Family Medicine of McGill University, effective since March 1, 2019.
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Principal’s Awards for Administrative and Support Staff – Deadline: August 2

Now is the time to start thinking about submitting nominations to the Principal’s Awards for Administrative and Support Staff for 2018-2019. The Principal’s Awards for Administrative and Support Staff is a university-wide award program that recognizes the outstanding contributions of administrative and support staff to the McGill community.
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Nominate A Canadian Health Hero

Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Laureates are Canadian citizens whose outstanding leadership and contributions to medicine and the health sciences, in Canada or abroad, have led to extraordinary improvements in human health. Deadline for the 2020 Induction:  Monday, June 10, 2019.
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MIMM Bites Newsletter – April 2019

We are pleased to announce that the April issue is now available online. It provides news and announcements of interest to the faculty and support staff members, as well as to students and alumni members. It also presents information on department updates, upcoming events and announcements.
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January – April 2019

Med Events provides information on a range of events taking place across the Faculty of Medicine community that may be of interest to academic and support staff, as well as to students and residents.
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New PhD program in Quantitative Life Sciences approved

An innovative interdisciplinary PhD program will bridge the gap between the quantitative and biological domains to improve life sciences research. Quantitative Life Sciences, a joint venture initiated by the Faculties of Medicine and Science at McGill University and now involving many other faculties, has been given the green light by the Ministère de l’Éducation et l’Enseignement supérieur. The new program is one of three offered through McGill’s Interfaculty Studies (Biological and Biomedical Engineering and the Integrated Program in Neuroscience are the others) and is currently accepting applicants for September 2019.
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Advancing genomic medicine for next generation therapies

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, this morning announced a new Canada Excellence Research Chair in Genomic Medicine: Genes to Drug Targets for Next-Generation Therapies. Dr. Vincent Mooser, who will be joining McGill this summer, is a pioneer in using genomics-based tools and datasets to develop new target-based therapies to improve human health. Dr. Mooser is one of the few clinician-scientists with over 25 years of experience at the nexus of three domains: academia, the clinic and industry.
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A new method to identify the biological basis of neuropsychiatric disorders

Researchers at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and the Douglas Hospital Research Centre, have developed a new method of examining the mechanisms associated with neuropsychiatric disorders. And it all starts with gene networks. Their findings were published recently in the journal EBioMedicine.
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Maternal gestational diabetes linked to diabetes in children

Children of mothers who had gestational diabetes during pregnancy could be at increased risk of type 1 diabetes themselves, according to a new study led by a team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre that was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
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Inaugural award recognizes Indigenous health professional student

The inaugural Elaine Kilabuk Inuit and Indigenous Health Professions Student Award was recently awarded to Ève Mailhot-Daye, a fourth year medical student who intends to pursue a career in family medicine working with Indigenous communities. This new scholarship is intended to help support the training of an Inuk medical student from Nunavut at McGill University; however, the criteria for applicants has been expanded to ensure other Inuk medical or health students can apply, as well as Indigenous students from other Nations. The award itself is named after Dr. Elaine Kilabuk, an Inuk medical graduate from Nunavut, currently completing her residency in Internal Medicine.
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Quebec’s chief scientist headed to hall of fame

When headhunters first contacted Rémi Quirion years ago about the new position of Quebec’s chief scientist, he initially took a pass. Quirion warmed to the challenge and took on the role in 2011 – a position he has held ever since. His mandate includes advising Quebec’s minister of the economy and innovation about research and science in the province. On May 2 in Montreal, at a ceremony hosted by McGill, Quirion will be inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. The CMHF noted Quirion is “one of the world’s most frequently cited neuroscientists recognized for his pivotal role in advancing our knowledge in neuroscience and mental health.”
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Networking with the next generation

Sixty female high school students from across Montreal met with women leaders in science and medicine at the recent NeuroXXceptional Speed Networking event. The event capped off the #NeuroXXceptional series featuring exceptional women at The Neuro who tell us what inspired them to become scientists and clinicians, and what they love about their work.
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