Dr. Guy Rouleau re-appointed Chair, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery

We are delighted to announce the re-appointment of Dr. Guy Rouleau to the position of Chair of the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Dr. Rouleau originally took on this role in 2013. He is also in the second term of his appointment as Director of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro.
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Congratulations to Dr. Goldie Marmor, appointed Director of Undergraduate Education in Family Medicine!

Reporting directly to the Chair of the Department of Family Medicine as well as to the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education, Dr. Marmor is responsible for all undergraduate teaching activities within the Department of Family Medicine.
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Thank you to Dr. Mark Karanofsky for his dedication to the Family Medicine Undergraduate Program!

It is with much gratitude that we salute Dr. Mark Karanofsky for his leadership as Director of the Undergraduate Program for the McGill Department of Family Medicine, a position he has held for over two and a half years. He officially stepped down from this position on September 30, 2018. Since July 2018, he has been the interim Unit Director of the Herzl Family Practice Centre of the Jewish General Hospital.
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Welcome to the 2018-19 academic year

I would like to welcome you all to the new academic year. There is a special energy that fills our campuses at the start of the fall semester.  Even as the semester gets busy, I encourage each of you—whether you are new to McGill or a long-time member of our community—to make time to explore our University and discover everything it has to offer.
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MIMM Bites Newsletter – October 2018

MIMM Bites newsletter provides news and announcements of interest to the faculty and support staff members, as well as to students and alumni members.
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September 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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Annual White Coat Ceremony marks transition to patient care

“Daddy, Daddy!” This gleeful cheer burst across the room as Matthew Schulz walked on stage to slip on his white coat during McGill’s annual Donning the Healer’s Habit Ceremony.   The greeting from Schulz’s five-year-old daughter embodied the shared sense of pride felt by every family member and friend who filled New Residence Hall on October 5 to watch their loved ones receive their white coat.  The annual ceremony for McGill’s second-year medical students marks the start of their career as health care providers.
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McGill No.1 in Maclean’s rankings for 14th-straight year

For the 14th consecutive year, McGill has been ranked the top medical-doctoral university in Canada by Maclean’s Magazine. This year, however, the good news is shared with the University of Toronto, which tied with McGill for the No.1 spot. The two universities last finished in a tie atop the Maclean’s ranking in 2005.
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Weight loss success linked with active self-control regions of the brain

New research suggests that higher-level brain functions have a major role in losing weight. In a study among 24 participants at a weight-loss clinic, those who achieved greatest success in terms of weight loss demonstrated more activity in the brain regions of the lateral prefrontal cortex associated with self-control. The results of the study were published in Cell Metabolism on October 18.
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Youth violence lower in countries with complete ban on corporal punishment

A study published today in the BMJ Open shows that in countries where there is a complete ban on all corporal punishment of children there is less fighting among young people. There was 31% less physical fighting in young men and 42% less physical fighting in young women in countries where corporal punishment was banned in all settings, compared with those where corporal punishment was permitted both at school and at home. In countries where there was a partial ban on corporal punishment (such as in Canada, the US and the UK where corporal punishment not banned in at home), the level of violence in young men was similar to that in countries with no bans, though the level of violence in women was lower (at 56%).
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Dr. Pierre-Paul Tellier receives Honorary McGill Scarlet Key

We wish to congratulate Dr. Pierre-Paul Tellier, Associate Professor of the Department of Family Medicine, for receiving the Honorary Scarlet Key from the McGill Alumni Association. The Scarlet Key Society began in 1925 as the official host and guide for dignitaries and special guests visiting the University. In 1938, a parallel organization called the Red Wing Society was established for female students, which later joined the Scarlet Key Society in 1971. The Society has since revised its constitution to focus on three main goals: recognition of leadership, service to the University and the greater community, and maintaining an organized Society for its members.
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Dr. Jeannie Haggerty named 2018 CFPC Family Medicine Researcher of the Year

We wish to congratulate Dr. Jeannie Haggerty, recipient of the 2018 Family Medicine Researcher of the Year Award from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). The Family Medicine Researcher of the Year Award recognizes a CFPC member who has made original and crucial contributions to research and knowledge building in family medicine in Canada. The work may encompass any aspect of primary care research, from clinical to health services to medical education. This award honours a researcher who has been a pivotal force in the definition, development and dissemination of concepts central to the discipline of family medicine.
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MDCM student develops a series of free, interprofessional workshops

Benjamin Franklin reportedly said, “If you want something done, give it to a busy person.”  Cyril Boulila is busy getting things done.  The second year McGill medical student works part-time as a physiotherapist, is a member of the McGill water polo team, is an award-winning saxophonist and, as if that is not enough, is developing and organizing a series of free collaborative and interprofessional workshops.
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