SAVE THE DATE – Next Faculty Council Meeting is Thursday, December 5

The next Faculty Council meeting takes place Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. The Faculty Council meeting is open to all members of the Faculty, including students and residents, and will be recorded.
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Dr. Gerald Fried appointed Associate Dean, Education Technology & Innovation and Director of the SCSIL

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Gerald Fried as Associate Dean, Education Technology and Innovation, and Director of the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning, both positions within the Faculty of Medicine, effective January 1, 2020. Please join us in wishing Dr. Fried the greatest success in his new role.
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Highlights from the Oct. 3, 2019, Board of Governors meeting

It is once again our pleasure to provide you with an update on the recent activities of McGill’s Board of Governors. The full minutes of the meeting’s open session will be available following approval at the Board’s next meeting, on December 5, 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 – October/November 2019

We are pleased to announce that the October/November 2019 issue of the Department of Family Medicine Newsletter is now available online!
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MIMM Bites Newsletter – November 2019

We are pleased to announce that the November 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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September – November 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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Five Challenges and Opportunities in Advancing Education and Teaching Faculty-Wide

Seeking to advance education across a faculty with over 4,000 academics and more than 8,000 students, residents and fellows across departments and clinical settings is no easy task, but a growing network is seeking to do just that. This undertaking is part of the Faculty’s broader Project Renaissance strategic planning exercise, which is guiding the Faculty’s education, research and health affairs activities into 2022. Dr. Annette Majnemer, appointed in 2016 as the first-ever Vice-Dean, Education, has a broad mandate to oversee the Faculty of Medicine’s major teaching programs. Dr. Majnemer’s ambition is contagious and several initiatives are being implemented to advance the Education Strategic Plan, which was developed following consultations with over 1,000 stakeholders.
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How do emotions influence clinical and educational practice?

Conventional wisdom holds that emotions distort performance and should be suppressed, but visiting speaker Dr. Vicki LeBlanc, Chair and Professor of the Department of Innovation in Medical Education at the University of Ottawa and Director of the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre, gave an attentive audience reason to think otherwise. “If emotions shape our attention, memory, interpretations of things and our risk perception, what does this challenge us to do in terms of rethinking education?” Dr. LeBlanc asked.
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Genes & night shift work

What are the impacts of nighttime shift work on gene expression and circadian rhythms? Laura Kervezee from Drs. Diane Boivin and Dr. Nicolas Cermakian’s team at the Douglas Research Center in Montreal, presents the results of their recent study published in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS).
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New understanding of antibiotic synthesis

Researchers at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine have made important strides in understanding the functioning of enzymes that play an integral role in the production of antibiotics and other therapeutics. Their findings are published in Science.
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McGill PhD graduate receives Nemko Prize in Cellular or Molecular Neuroscience

The Society for Neuroscience recently awarded the Nemko Prize in Cellular or Molecular Neuroscience to Lauren Mackenzie Reynolds, PhD, currently a postdoctoral fellow at Sorbonne Université in Paris. The Nemko Prize recognizes a young neuroscientist for his or her PhD thesis that advances the understanding of molecular, genetic or cellular mechanisms underlying higher brain function and cognition. Reynolds completed her thesis under the supervision of Dr. Cecilia Flores at McGill.
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Dr. Christel Renoux receives Heart & Stroke Award

Dr. Christel Renoux, Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, associate member in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health and a researcher at the Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital, is the 2019 recipient of the Heart & Stroke’s John-J.-Day MD Award of Excellence.
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McGill medical students unveil the Wellness Break and Nap Room

This semester, two third-year medical students Gabriel Bouhadana and Adel Arezki decided to create the Wellness Break & Nap Room (WBNR), the first of its kind for McGill Medical and Dental students.
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