Dr. Morag Park re-appointed Director of the Goodman Cancer Research Centre

We are delighted to announce the re-appointment of Dr. Morag Park as Director of the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC), Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Dr. Park first took on this role in 2013.
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Snow Day! New deadline to submit your proposal for the McGill Clinical Innovation Competition

After our highly successful inaugural launch in 2017, we are delighted to announce the return of the McGill Faculty of Medicine Clinical Innovation Competition. This competition, the McGill CLIC, was inspired by Dr. Raymond Hakim with the goal of inspiring McGill Faculty members, learners and graduates to innovate to improve health care and outcomes. The deadline to submit is February 18, 2019.
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Message from VP-Dean Eidelman – Review of McGill’s Policy Against Sexual Violence

Message sent on behalf of VP-Dean Eidelman: McGill University is reviewing its Policy Against Sexual Violence to ensure it meets the needs of our campus community and the requirements of new provincial legislation. Each Dean has been asked to share within their respective Faculties this article about key changes to the Policy. The article includes a link to a page where you can review the revised Policy documents and provide your feedback. Thank you for your collaboration and for providing your feedback via the link in the article by February 15, 2019.
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McGill University recognized as one of Montreal’s Top Employers for 2019

First published in 2006, Montréal’s Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the employers in Greater Montréal that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. This year’s winners, including McGill University, were announced on January 31, 2019 in a special magazine published in the Montreal Gazette. This is the 11th year in a row McGill has been included in the annual list.
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MIMM Bites Newsletter – February 2019

We are pleased to announce that the February 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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Department of Family Medicine Newsletter

We are pleased to announce that the January 2019 issue of the Department of Family Medicine Newsletter is now available online!
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February 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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Alzheimer: A Caregiver’s Story

McGill has partnered with Alzheimer’s Care Consultant and Facilitator Claire Webster to offer workshops that help educate and support family caregivers who are looking after a loved with a dementia-related illnesses, which affects more than 747,000 Canadians according to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada. The monthly workshops, given in English and French at the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning will help support caregivers and provide them with the necessary resources to turn to in the community for support. Learn about Claire’s personal journey as a caregiver to her late mother in this article published in Mitsou Magazine. The next workshop will take place on March 28, 2019.
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Celebrating the legacy of Dr. Kenneth Melville

Ahead of the February 18 event celebrating the legacy of Dr. Kenneth Melville, one of the event’s organizers Dr. Bastien Castagner, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics and Canada Research Chair in Therapeutic Chemistry, took some time to answer some questions about Melville, the event itself and his thoughts on the state of diversity.
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Increased depression and suicidal behaviour risk for young cannabis users

Adolescent cannabis use has been linked to an increased risk of depression and suicidal behaviour in young adulthood, according to the first meta-analysis by a team of scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and McGill University, in collaboration with the University of Oxford and Rutgers University-Camden, which is published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry today.
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Researchers at Lady Davis Institute developing an app for people struggling with infertility

People in need of information and support to deal with their fertility problems are getting help through a new app that is being tested by researchers at the Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital. The Infotility app for men and women was introduced in fall 2018 and is now being tested by 150 research participants over an eight-week period. They will then provide feedback to the researchers, based on their experiences.
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Taking on depression using AI

Founded by McGill students and alumni, Aifred Health straddles the realms of technology and medicine where it is poised to contribute to one of society’s greatest health-care needs. The startup recently nabbed first place and a $35,000 Milestone Award in the latest stage of the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE. By doing so, they also became one of 30 teams to qualify for the next phase of the four-year, $5-million competition whose final winner will be announced in 2020. As one of the few student-driven teams, they also won second place at the inaugural McGill Clinical Innovation Competition (CLIC) and Hakim Family Prize for Clinical Innovation in Health Care event in May 2018.
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Two Family Medicine Faculty members receive CFPC 40th Anniversary SOT Awards

This past year, the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) celebrated 40 years since the creation of the Section of Teachers (SOT), a branch of the organization that focuses on the advancement of the academic discipline of Family Medicine. Two faculty members of the McGill University Department of Family Medicine – Drs. Julie Massé and Teresa Rudkin – were both highlighted in a series of profiles on family medicine educators in the province, published by the Quebec’s division of the CFPC, the Collège québécois des médecins de famille.
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Students and residents design curricula in innovative new elective

As 2018 drew to a close, the first cohort of six interdisciplinary students and residents completed an innovative new elective called Foundations in Medical Education. Elements of their final projects are receiving interest from curriculum developers heading into 2019.
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