Fred Andermann 1930-2019

Dr. Frederick Andermann, one of Canada’s most distinguished neurologists, passed away quietly on June 16, 2019 in Montreal at the age of 88.

Funeral service from Paperman & Sons 3888 Rue Jean-Talon Ouest on Wednesday, June 19 at 11:30am. Burial at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim 1250 chemin de la Foret, Outremont. Shiva at his home. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Frederick Andermann Clinical and Research Fellowship in Epileptology and EEG at McGill University (514-398-2529) to continue his legacy of training epilepsy specialists worldwide.
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Demetra Kafantaris appointed Executive Director, Administration and Operations, McGill Faculty of Medicine

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Demetra Kafantaris to the position of Executive Director, Administration and Operations, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective June 17, 2019. This appointment is the outcome of an extensive recruitment effort involving several outstanding candidates, both internal and external.
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Highlights from the May 23, 2019, Board of Governors meeting

On May 23, 2019, McGill’s Board of Governors held its fifth meeting of the 2018-2019 governance year. The full minutes of the meeting’s open session will be available following approval at the Board’s next meeting, on October 3, 2019. In the meantime, we would like to share with you the meeting’s important discussions, decisions and developments.
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The 2019 Edition of the Prognosis is here!

The Prognosis, McGill’s student-led global health journal has released its 8th edition under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief Anna de Waal. This year, seven peer-reviewed articles were selected for publication. The topics range from Universal Health Care in Thailand to Tuberculosis in Nunavut.
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MIMM Bites Newsletter – June 2019

We are pleased to announce that the June 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 – June 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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Birgit Frauscher – NeuroXXceptional

Dr. Frauscher specializes in epilepsy and sleep medicine. Her research focuses on developing electrical brain activity biomarkers to provide a more accurate diagnosis of the disease, as well as the investigation of the important interactions between sleep and epilepsy. Dr. Frauscher is on the Open Science Grassroots Initiatives Committee to develop a new model for scientific innovation which encourages the free flow of global knowledge to accelerate discovery.
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Focus on McGill Nursing Faculty: Maria Di Feo

Our dedicated faculty members are the heartbeat of the Ingram School of Nursing. Learn more about McGill Nursing educators via Focus on McGill Nursing Faculty. In this edition, Maria Di Feo, RN, M.A.Ed., shares her passion for the connection with patients, the interactions with their families and much more. Prior to taking on a full-time position at McGill University in 2010, Maria was as a nursing teacher at Vanier College for several years. She as an extensive clinical background in oncology nursing and psychiatric nursing having worked as a bedside nurse for over 25 years.
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Pregnancy-specific anxiety may impact how long a woman exclusively breastfeeds her child

Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended by the World Health Organization for the first six months of life because of the benefits for both mom and baby. In Canada, approximately 32% of women meet this recommendation. McGill University researchers Kristin Horsley, Tuong-Vi Nguyen, Blaine Ditto, and Deborah Da Costa from the Departments of Psychology and Medicine examined whether pregnancy-specific anxiety – worries or concerns related specifically to pregnancy and post-partum – might play a role in how long a woman exclusively breastfeeds her child.
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A Quebec first: Research chair in women’s heart health

The first research chair in Quebec focused on women’s cardiac health, propelled by Heart & Stroke and McGill University, will officially be launched on July 1 via a research project led by Dr. Natalie Dayan, Assistant Professor of Medicine at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and Director of Obstetrical Medicine in the division of General Internal Medicine at the McGill University Health Centre.
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26 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs for McGill

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, recently announced an investment of over $275 million for 346 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 52 institutions across Canada. The Canada Foundation for Innovation also made an important investment towards these Chairs in providing more than $5.2 million in new funding for research infrastructure, supporting 30 Chairs at 18 institutions.

McGill celebrates the appointment of 19 new and seven renewed Canada Research Chairs (CRCs), valued at $25.6 million.
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McGill Faculty of Medicine captures three CCAE awards

In an extraordinary demonstration of leadership, the Faculty of Medicine received three of the seven Prix d’Excellence awards given in recognition of McGill’s outstanding success in advancement at this year’s Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education. The Council’s prestigious Prix d’Excellence awards are considered the gold standard for achievement in educational advancement in Canada. This year, the gold medal for Best Community Outreach Initiative was awarded to the Faculty of Medicine’s Dementia Education Workshops for Family Caregivers, along with, the gold medal for Best use of video/film which was awarded to the Our Dr. Benjamin campaign which highlights the work of maternal –fetal medicine specialist, Dr. Alice Benjamin. A Celebration in Honour of Alice Benjamin took home the Bronze in the Best Development Event category. Congratulations to all!
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Students building healthy diversity

When Salima Ramdani was still in high school she came to McGill for a few days to get an idea of what health professionals do. “The camp changed my future,” she says. “I learned about the different health programs and exchanged ideas with counsellors. Seeing a diverse volunteer team, I could picture myself here.” Today she is a medical student at McGill, where she makes time in her busy schedule to inspire the next generation of students.
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