Dr. Samuel Benaroya re-appointed Associate Vice-Principal and Vice-Dean of Health Affairs

I am pleased to announce the re-appointment of Dr. Samuel Benaroya to the positions of Associate Vice-Principal and Vice-Dean of Health Affairs in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. Dr. Benaroya, recognized within McGill’s health network for his collaborative leadership, continues to advance the Faculty’s academic mission with distinction. Please join me in congratulating Dr. Benaroya on his re-appointment and in wishing him continued success.
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Professor Chen Liang extended as Interim Director of the McGill AIDS Centre

We are pleased to announce the extension of Professor Chen Liang as Interim Director of the McGill AIDS Centre, until June 30, 2020. Reporting to the Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean, Faculty of Medicine, as Interim Director of the MAC, Professor Liang will continue to lead the efforts to launch the Mark Wainberg Centre for Viral Diseases, a new McGill Initiative in honour of Dr. Wainberg. We thank Professor Liang for taking on this role and wish him continued success.
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Principal’s Awards for Administrative and Support Staff – Deadline: August 2

Now is the time to start thinking about submitting nominations to the Principal’s Awards for Administrative and Support Staff for 2018-2019. The Principal’s Awards for Administrative and Support Staff is a university-wide award program that recognizes the outstanding contributions of administrative and support staff to the McGill community.
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The 2019 Edition of the Prognosis is here!

The Prognosis, McGill’s student-led global health journal has released its 8th edition under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief Anna de Waal. This year, seven peer-reviewed articles were selected for publication. The topics range from Universal Health Care in Thailand to Tuberculosis in Nunavut.
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MIMM Bites Newsletter – June 2019

We are pleased to announce that the June 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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January – June 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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For hemophiliacs, the best treatment happens at home

From babies to adults, the Hemophilia Treatment Centre of the MUHC prepares patients for home therapy so they can lead a full, active life. “Hemophilia care is one of the best examples of medical care in the country,” says hematologist Dr. Margaret (Molly) Warner. “At the MUHC, we have a comprehensive team of experienced professionals, including hematologists, a dedicated nurse and a physiotherapist.”
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Celebrating 100 plus 1

The Neuro held a birthday celebration today for neuroscientist Dr. Brenda Milner, who turned 101 years old on July 15, 2019. Faculty, staff, and students filled the Jeanne Timmins Auditorium to hear some words of congratulations from McGill University’s Dean of Medicine, Dr. David Eidelman, and Dr. Guy Rouleau, The Neuro’s director.
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Can gut infection trigger Parkinson’s disease?

A new study published in Nature demonstrates that a gut infection can lead to a pathology resembling Parkinson’s disease in a mouse model lacking a gene linked to the human disease. This discovery extends recent work by the same group suggesting that PD has a major immune component, providing new avenues for therapeutic strategies. The collaborative study was the work of a joint team of scientists led by Michel Desjardins and Louis-Eric Trudeau from University of Montreal, Heidi McBride at the Montreal Neurological Institute, and Samantha Gruenheid at McGill University.
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Air pollution speeds up ageing of the lungs and increases COPD risk

Lung function normally declines as we age, but a new study carried out by researchers from Canada, Switzerland, and the UK, suggests that air pollution may contribute to this process and adds to the evidence that breathing in polluted air harms the lungs and increases the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. “While we know ambient air pollution increases the risk of respiratory mortality, evidence for impacts on lung function and COPD is less well established,” says Dany Doiron, a research associate working with Isabel Fortier, PhD, at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and lead author on the study.
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Dr. Gustavo Turecki to receive UBC’s Margolese Prize

Dr. Gustavo Turecki, Chair of McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry, is among the three leading Canadian scientists in heart, brain and cancer research who have been recognized by the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine for their scientific accomplishments, and for their potential to make further contributions in their fields. He will be awarded the Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize for advancing the understanding of how early life adversity changes the brain to influence suicide and depression.
Congratulations Dr. Turecki!
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Dr. Chantal Autexier receives the David Thomson Award

Dr. Chantal Autexier, Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology is the 2019 recipient of The David Thomson Award for Graduate Supervision and Teaching. The award, which was presented to Dr. Autexier during McGill University’s Spring Health Sciences Convocation ceremony recognizes an outstanding faculty member who has been supervising graduate students for longer than 10 years. Congratulations Dr. Autexier!
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Students take lead on interprofessional healthcare education

Fresh off the heels of their 2019 McGill Interprofessionalism Research Symposium on March 20, the McGill Association of Students in Healthcare are already planning for next academic year. The 2019 symposium saw students from a range of disciplines present posters and oral presentations along with a panel discussion about mental health.
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