Congratulations to the 2019 winners of the Dean of Medicine Awards of Excellence!

Please join us in congratulating this year’s winners of the Dean of Medicine Awards of Excellence: Vasiliki (Vicky) Kottis, Rowshan Akhter and Kazué Narita. Award winners are selected based on performance above and beyond the call of duty, dedication and caring, creative problem-solving, initiative, motivation and contribution to overall morale. The Ovation ceremony, honouring this year’s laureates, will be held on Thursday, September 19. Congratulations Kazué, Rowshan and Vasiliki!
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Martin Roy appointed Director, Human Resources, Faculty of Medicine

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Martin Roy to the position of Director, Human Resources, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective August 26, 2019. As Director, Human Resources, Mr. Roy will draw on his experience to lead the Faculty’s HR team, managing its day-to-day operations and assuming responsibility for all HR matters. We invite you to join us in wishing him the utmost success as he takes on this new position.
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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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Department of Family Medicine Newsletter – August 2019

We are pleased to announce that the August 2019 issue of the Department of Family Medicine Newsletter is now available online!
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Call for applications! Kuok Fellowship for graduate studies related to cancer care quality

The Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology in collaboration with the Rossy Cancer Network is pleased to announce its call for applications for the Kuok Fellowship. Applications are due by September 20, 2019.
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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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Upcoming patient safety workshop celebrates five years

An innovative upcoming workshop that will be held on November 21 and on December 5, which puts patient safety first, celebrates its fifth anniversary this month thanks to dedicated partnerships between the Faculty of Medicine and its clinical partners. “It’s really motivating to hear people getting engaged and wanting to take this back to their unit,” said Mr. Mark Daly, Chair of the working group and Director of Faculty Development for Interprofessional Education.
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Four Burning Questions about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Health Care with Dr. John Hughes

Dr. Hughes will be among the keynote speakers for the launch of the Faculty of Medicine’s 2019 Continuing Professional Development season, along with Dr. David Fleiszer, Dr. Nancy Posel and Dr. Kamran Kafi.  The speakers will deliver a talk entitled “From EMR to AI: Computational Technology and the Changing Face of Medicine” on September 26, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, room 210. Dr. Hughes took some time to answer some questions for us ahead of the course.
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A Canadian First: Research Project will study blows to the head in University Football

McGill University is participating in a new research project titled Tête première (head first), led by the team of neuropsychologist Dr. Louis De Beaumont, a researcher at the CIUSSS du Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal research centre and a professor in the Department of Surgery at Université de Montréal. The project will assess the brain’s capacities to sustain blows to the head during a full university football season. To conduct the study, the team has enlisted 38 football players from the McGill University football team, the Carabins of Université de Montréal and the Concordia University Stingers to participate in the study from the outset of the new football season.
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How Salmonella tackles cellular defense mechanisms

Salmonella alone is responsible for approximately 93.8 million illnesses and 155,000 deaths annually. Combined with the emergence of antibiotic-resistant Salmonella strains, it is critical that researchers improve our understanding of the molecular details governing bacterial infections. This need led to a collaboration between the labs of Dr. Danielle Malo, Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Human Genetics at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine in Montreal and Dr. Ivan Dikic, Director of the Institute of Biochemistry II at Goethe University Frankfurt. The results of their initial work were recently published in the journal Nature Microbiology.
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Institute of Health Sciences Education Member recognized by students for wellness leadership

Institute of Health Sciences Education member Dr. Mylène Dandavino was awarded the 2019 Wellness Award for Clinical Teachers by the Medical Student Wellness Committee this summer for her leadership in role-modelling wellness.
The student-voted award is given by the graduating class to a “clinical teacher that best models a commendable work-life balance through expert professionalism, clinical competence and exemplary self-care.”
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July winner of the Relève étoile Jacques-Genest award

Dorival Martins Jr., a Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at McGill University, is the award winner of the Relève étoile Jacques-Genest award of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS). Congratulations Dorival!
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Undergrads launch new case competition on rare diseases

Students from diverse disciplines are working together to launch the inaugural Rare Disease Interdepartmental Science Case Competition (RISC Competition) with a Meet and Greet on Thursday, September 19, to share details of the competition with interested students. The competition is for undergraduate students in their second or third year from across the Life Sciences programs including Physiology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, and Anatomy and Cell Biology.
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