Submit your proposal by February 17, 2020 to the McGill Clinical Innovation Competition (CLIC)

Inspired by Dr. Raymond Hakim, the vision behind the McGill Clinical Innovation Competition (CLIC) is to inspire members of our Faculty of Medicine community to conceive and develop promising ideas that will have a direct and positive impact on Canadian or global health care.
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Call for Nominations – Continuing Professional Development Evaluation Committee – Deadline February 3

In light of an expanding mandate and a commitment to ensure inclusive and transparent Faculty governance, the Continuing Professional Development Office, McGill Faculty of Medicine, is seeking one new faculty member to join the following committee: CPD Evaluation Committee.
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Highlights from the Dec. 5, 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. You can learn more about the Board’s mandate and membership on its website. McGill’s Board held its second meeting of the 2019-2020 governance year on December 5, 2019. The full minutes of the meeting’s open session will be available following approval at the Board’s next meeting, on February 13, 2020. In the meantime, we would like to share with you the meeting’s important discussions, decisions and developments.
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The Osler Library Newsletter – Winter 2019

We are pleased to provide you with the Winter 2019 edition of the Osler Library Newsletter.
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MIMM Bites Newsletter – January 2020

We are pleased to announce that the January 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 – December 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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Simulating the realities of Northern nursing

Once a year, nurses in Eeyou Istchee gather outside their home communities for a week of skills training. This year’s training included the unique opportunity to learn from the latest medical simulation technologies at McGill University’s Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning in Montreal. Over 100 “extended role” nurses from across the territory benefited from the centre’s realistic simulations tailored to reflect Cree people, resources and cultural practices. These Community Miyupimaatisiiun Centre nurses have a more autonomous and extended role and are authorized to treat and assess patients according to specific clinical and legal guidelines.
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New faculty spotlight: Blake Richards

Blake Richards is an assistant professor in The Neuro and the School of Computer Science at McGill University.  He was the 2019 Canadian Association for Neuroscience Young Investigator Award Recipient, and one of 29 Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Canada AI Chairs announced in 2018.
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Sexual dimorphism: The female hormone estrogen may facilitate the growth of liver metastases in non-sex-specific cancers

It is known that the tumour microenvironment plays an important role in the progression of cancer. But could estrogen present in this microenvironment facilitate the growth of liver metastases in women affected by colon, pancreatic and lung cancers? This is what a team of researchers from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre suggests, in a study that shows for the first time that the liver immune microenvironment reacts to metastatic cells differently in male and in female mice and that, indeed, the main female hormone estrogen can indirectly contribute to the growth of metastases.
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Brain cancer: An intelligent molecule to fool and kill glioblastoma cells

After seven years of collaboration, a team of researchers from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre has developed an intelligent molecule that could significantly extend the lives of patients with glioblastoma, an incurable and devastating brain cancer that affects people of all ages, regardless of their lifestyle. According to the results of a study led by Dr. Siham Sabri and published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research from the American Association of Cancer Research, this molecule called ZR2002, administered orally and capable of penetrating the blood-brain barrier, could delay the multiplication of glioblastoma stem cells resistant to the standard treatment offered to patients.
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Seeing the person behind a cancer diagnosis is the focus of award-winning JGH research

A research publication, whose authors include three members of nursing staff in the Segal Cancer Centre at the JGH, has been singled out for excellence by the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology. The publication, which clearly underscores the importance of attending to the hopes, needs and unique qualities of individuals affected by cancer, was voted one of the two most significant pieces of Canadian research to have made a major clinical contribution in the previous year. Published in the Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal in 2018, it was honoured as Best Publication this past fall in Winnipeg at CANO’s annual conference.
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The Arthritis Society honours scleroderma research by former RI-MUHC research trainee

The Arthritis Society recently selected research conducted by Dr. Sabrina Hoa as a Masters student in epidemiology at McGill University for its Top 10 Research Advances of 2019 listing. Now an assistant professor at the Université de Montréal, Dr. Hoa completed the study on scleroderma, an autoimmune disease, as a trainee at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, under co-supervisors Dr. Marie Hudson (McGill University) and Dr. Sasha Bernatsky (RI-MUHC). The work was published this fall in the journal Rheumatology (Oxford).
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Medical student initiative aims to improve students’ ultrasound abilities

Launched by third-year McGill medical students Kacper Niburski and Laura Ran Yan, Sonoist uses real patients and ultrasound machines to provide medical students an opportunity to refine and enhance their ultrasound skills beyond the exposure they receive through their medical school curriculum.
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