Call for Nominations – Office of Interprofessional Education Committees

In light of an expanding mandate and a commitment to ensure inclusive and transparent Faculty governance, the Office of Interprofessional Education, McGill Faculty of Medicine, is seeking three new members to join the following committees: Curriculum Committee, Faculty Development Committee for IPE and Innovation and Scholarship Committee. Please note that the deadline for submissions is February 4, 2019.
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Call for applications – The Richard & Sylvia Cruess Faculty Scholar in Medical Education, Deadline: January 25

Faculty members in the Faculty of Medicine are encouraged to apply for the Richard & Sylvia Cruess Faculty Scholar in Medical Education, with an approaching application deadline of January 25, 2019.
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McGill Award for Equity & Community Building

McGill University’s Award for Equity & Community Building recognizes the work of students, faculty and staff committed to advancing equity and diversity at McGill. The Award brings with it a monetary award and an engraved plaque.
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Call for abstracts for International Congress on Whole Person Care

The 3rd International Congress on Whole Person Care will be held in Montreal, from October 17–20, 2019. The deadline for submission of abstracts for workshops and oral presentations for the Congress is January 31. Get more information about the Congress and submissions.
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Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter – January 2019

We are pleased to announce that the Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter for January 2019 is now available online!
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The Osler Library Newsletter

We are pleased to provide you with the winter 2018 edition of the Osler Library Newsletter.
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September – December 2018

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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Using VR goggles to help diagnose concussions

A new product heralded as a game changer in the diagnosis of concussions owes its existence to lab work done by Henrietta “Mimi” Galiana, BEng’66, MEng’68, PhD’81, over more than 30 years. It began when the biomedical engineering professor was a McGill PhD student studying the eye movements of astronauts who had returned from zero-gravity missions. The eyes may be the windows of the soul but, for Galiana, they’re a window into our physiology.
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A memory pill? Cognitive neuroscience’s contributions to the study of memory

During the first weeks of the new year, resolutions are often accompanied by attempts to learn new behaviours that improve health. In his most recent piece for The Conversation, Dr. John Bergeron explores milestones in memory science beginning with McGill’s own Donald Hebb who first proposed that repetition underlies long-term memory formation in 1949 to the current work of Nahum Sonenberg which recently uncovered the mechanism that regulates memory formation.
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Men and women remember pain differently

Scientists increasingly believe that one of the driving forces in chronic pain—the number one health problem in both prevalence and burden—appears to be the memory of earlier pain. Research published today in Current Biology suggests that there may be variations, based on sex, in the way that pain is remembered in both mice and humans.
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McGill University helps to inform understanding of cancer risk

McGill University has helped develop a global resource that includes data on thousands of inherited variants in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. The BRCA Exchange was created through the BRCA Challenge, a long-term demonstration project initiated by the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health to enhance sharing of BRCA1/BRCA2 data. The resource, available through a website and a new smartphone app, allows clinicians to review expert classifications of variants in these major cancer predisposition genes as part of their individual assessment of complex questions related to cancer prevention, screening, and intervention for high-risk patients.
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Dr. Sasha Bernatsky receives Arthritis Alliance of Canada Award

Dr. Sasha Bernatsky, Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine is the recipient of The Arthritis Alliance of Canada’s (AAC) 2018 Knowledge Translation (KT) Practice Award. Dr. Bernatsky, who is also a researcher at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, received the award during the AAC’s annual meeting held last November in Toronto. Congratulations Dr. Bernatsky!
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Dr. Marion Dove receives the 2018 McGill PGME Program Director Leadership Award

Dr. Marion Dove, a Family Physician, Associate Professor, Associate Chair (Education) and Director of Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) for the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University is the recipient of the 2018 McGill PGME Program Director Leadership Award.  The award recognizes her outstanding commitment to enhancing residency education and her dedication to driving ongoing innovation to improve the program and the University. Congratulations Dr. Dove!
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Students and residents design curricula in innovative new elective

As 2018 drew to a close, the first cohort of six interdisciplinary students and residents completed an innovative new elective called Foundations in Medical Education. Elements of their final projects are receiving interest from curriculum developers heading into 2019.
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