New leadership at the MUHC

“The McGill Faculty of Medicine extends a very warm welcome to McGill alumnus Dr. Pierre Gfeller, newly appointed President and Executive Director of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC),” says Dr. David Eidelman, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University, regarding yesterday’s announcement. “We look forward to continue working closely with the MUHC, a key and highly valued McGill teaching and research partner and world-class institution, in support of our shared mission to serve our communities and society.”
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Andrew F. Holmes Dean of Medicine Distinction Lecture – May 28

The lecture will take place at the McGill Faculty Club at 4:30 p.m. The special guest speaker is Dr. John E. Wennberg, Founder and Emeritus Director, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.
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Catherine Millar appointed Director, Office of Education Quality Improvement

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Millar to the position of Director, Office of Education Quality Improvement, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. This newly created office will provide high level expertise and administrative support for education-related quality assurance and quality improvement activities across the Faculty, to include accreditation, program evaluation, assessment of teaching and learning, and cyclical review.
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January – April 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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Support Line

A message from the Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning):
Following Principal Fortier’s message on 31 October, reasserting the University’s commitment to ensuring that all members of our community feel safe and welcome, a Support Line has been set up for members of our community who seek support following experiences of exclusion or discrimination on our campuses.
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Call for proposals! Rossy Cancer Network Research Grants

The Rossy Cancer Network (RCN) wants to support your research initiatives in improving cancer care quality with grants of up to $100,000.
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – Class of Medicine 1970 Educational Award for Teaching Excellence and Innovation

We are pleased to announce a Faculty-wide call for applications for the Class of Medicine 1970 Educational Award for Teaching Excellence and Innovation, as outlined here. Applications are due by May 4, 2018, for funds to be awarded in September 2018.
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Low-Income HIV Patients Suffer with Healthcare Access

Quebecers do not have equal access to anti-retroviral treatment (ART) for HIV and AIDS, a long-term study undertaken by a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in collaboration with clinics and university health centres in Montreal, has revealed. Researchers observed that HIV-infected persons who count on social assistance and other income security programs in Quebec do not have early access to ART due to their presumed lower socio-economic status.
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Physical and Occupational Therapy students prepare to enter clinical phase of training

On April 17, 140 students from the McGill University School of Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT) Class of 2020 received their name-tags during an annual event held in the McIntyre Medical Building. The event marks the mid-point in the training of occupational and physical therapists when they begin 1,000 hours of clinical practice.
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Potential gender bias against female researchers in peer review of research grants

Is peer review biased? Female health researchers who applied for grants from Canada’s major health research funder were funded less often than male counterparts because of potential bias, and characteristics of peer reviewers can also affect the result, found a study in Canadian Medical Association Journal
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Reducing Surgical Infections to Improve Patient Care

Tucked away in a sanitized, non-descript corner of the fifth floor of the Glen site’s E-Block, a pioneering team from the Infection Prevention and Control Service, Infectious Diseases, surgical teams and pharmacy have significantly impacted the healthcare environment for surgical patients at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).
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Dr. Madhukar Pai honoured as influential alumnus by UC Berkeley

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the University of California, Berkeley’s (UCB) School of Public Health (SPH), the School compiled a list of their 75 most influential alumni. Included among the impressive list of luminaries was Dr. Madhukar Pai, Director of McGill Global Health Programs. On April 21, Dr. Pai traveled to Berkeley to formally accept this honour as part of the official celebrations. Congratulations Dr. Pai!
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“Explore! Careers in Health” selected for McGill award

Explore! Careers in Health, a program developed and implemented by McGill Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry students was recently selected as the recipient of this year’s McGill Award for Equity and Community Building as a co-recipient in the Team category. The award recognizes the work of students, faculty and staff committed to advancing equity, inclusion and community engagement at McGill. Congratulations to the entire Explore! Careers in Health team!
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McGill medical students develop space to refine their clinical skills

The revamped MDCM curriculum introduced a few years ago at McGill University includes a change in structure that offers medical students clinical exposure earlier in their studies. While welcomed and appreciated, the earlier timeline created an increased desire among students for more resources that could be used for autonomous learning. CSTAR, which stands for Clinical Skills Training and Assessment Room, is a space located within the medical student lounge at the Lady Meredith Annex building that is dedicated to providing students with increased opportunities to acquire and perfect the time-honored skill of patient assessment.
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