Patricia Wade appointed Director, Office of Accreditation and Education Quality Improvement

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Patricia Wade to the position of Director, Office of Accreditation and Education Quality Improvement, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Ms. Wade will report to the Executive Director and work in close collaboration with the Vice‐Dean, Education and with Associate Deans, Chairs and Directors of all educational units of the Faculty of Medicine. She will be responsible for the general direction of all Faculty of Medicine quality assurance and quality improvement activities and processes, including accreditation, program evaluation, and cyclical review.
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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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Reserve your place for the annual Rossy Cancer Network Retreat

The 4th annual RCN Retreat is coming up on Friday November 16, 2018. Join us for a day of networking and discussion.
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Call for Proposals: Edith Strauss Research Grant – Deadline: December 1

Are you a clinician, researcher or graduate/professional student interested in MOVING RESEARCH EVIDENCE INTO CLINICAL PRACTICE? If yes, here’s an amazing funding opportunity for you! You are invited to apply for an Edith Strauss knowledge translation grantof up to $12,000.


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September – November 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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Quality and equity highlighted at Global Health Night 2018

On November 6th, over 350 members of the wider McGill community participated in our annual Global Health Night. Attendees at the poster fair saw the latest work of over 80 students who had unique opportunities to take part in cutting edge research or clinical placements at sites around the world. Participants also witnessed how far McGill Global Health Programs has come in the last five years from Director Dr. Madhu Pai. GHP’s mission is to support McGill students and faculty to succeed in their local and international global health initiatives.
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In conversation with Dr. Gustavo Turecki

To mark the 75th anniversary of McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry, Canada’s first academic department in the field, a special symposium will be held at the St. James Theatre on November 29. Ahead of the event we sat down with Dr. Gustavo Turecki who has been Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at McGill since 2015 and was recently appointed Chief of Psychiatry at the Montréal West Island IUHSSC and Scientific Director of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.
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Music improves social communication in autistic children

Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments in one-on-one therapy can improve autistic children’s social communication skills, improve their family’s quality of life, as well as increased brain connectivity in key networks, according to researchers at Université de Montréal and McGill University.
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Key molecule responsible for learning and memory discovered

Unlike old dogs, old adults can indeed learn new tricks thanks to a protein molecule called netrin. Netrin is known to help set up the healthy nervous system in an infant’s developing brain by directing brain cells to make appropriate connections with other brain cells. New research conducted by scientists at The Neuro has found that netrin in the adult brain can make neural connections stronger, which is crucial not only for learning new tricks but also for maintaining a good memory.
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Dr. Emily G. McDonald honoured by the Women’s Y Foundation

During an event held at the Écomusée du Fier Monde on October 25, the Women’s Y Foundation honoured Dr. Emily G. McDonald, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, when she was recognized as the 2018 winner of the Prix Jeune femme en sport, santé et mieux-être during the Foundation’s annual inspirationELLE gala. Congratulations Dr. McDonald!
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Dr. Heidi McBride named a 2018 “Woman of Distinction” by the Women’s Y Foundation

On September 25 during an event held at Le Windsor, Dr. Heidi McBride, Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, was celebrated among the Women’s Y Foundation’s 2018 Women of Distinction laureates for the Research and Innovation category. Congratulations Dr. McBride!
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Black health professionals encourage youth to consider health careers

In an effort to advance diversity in McGill’s Faculty of Medicine, the student–led initiative Supporting Young Black Students – Careers in Health (SYBS), in collaboration with Black Students’ Network (BSN) and the SACE Office, recently organized a panel discussion featuring a varied group of Black health professionals. 
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