SAVE THE DATE – Next Faculty Council Meeting is Thursday, December 5

The next Faculty Council meeting takes place Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. The Faculty Council meeting is open to all members of the Faculty, including students and residents, and will be recorded.
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Dr. Gerald Fried appointed Associate Dean, Education Technology & Innovation and Director of the SCSIL

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Gerald Fried as Associate Dean, Education Technology and Innovation, and Director of the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning, both positions within the Faculty of Medicine, effective January 1, 2020. Please join us in wishing Dr. Fried the greatest success in his new role.
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Highlights from the Oct. 3, 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. The full minutes of the meeting’s open session will be available following approval at the Board’s next meeting, on December 5, 2019. In the meantime, we would like to share with you the meeting’s important discussions, decisions and developments.
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Department of Family Medicine Newsletter – October/November 2019

We are pleased to announce that the October/November 2019 issue of the Department of Family Medicine Newsletter is now available online!
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MIMM Bites Newsletter – November 2019

We are pleased to announce that the November 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 – November 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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Using simulation to address social justice issues in health care

How can health care providers help to identify, treat and advocate for victims of human trafficking? This question was discussed at the Royal College Simulation Summit, an annual forum that invites health professionals from across Canada to share ideas, explore cutting edge research and accelerate best practices in simulation-based education. This ground-breaking plenary panel brought together an interprofessional team from health care, education and law enforcement to discuss the role of health care providers in human trafficking and to think about how we can use simulation to help address this social justice issue.
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Four Burning Questions about diet and cancer with Dr. Joe Schwarcz

Joe Schwarcz, PhD is the Director of the McGill Office for Science and Society.  He has devoted much of his career to separating sense from nonsense. Dr. Schwarcz is well known for his informative and entertaining public lectures on topics ranging from the chemistry of love to the science of ageing. He has received numerous awards for teaching chemistry and for interpreting science for the public. Dr. Schwarcz is the only non-American ever to win the American Chemical Society’s prestigious Grady-Stack Award for demystifying chemistry.
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Genes & night shift work

What are the impacts of nighttime shift work on gene expression and circadian rhythms? Laura Kervezee from Drs. Diane Boivin and Dr. Nicolas Cermakian’s team at the Douglas Research Center in Montreal, presents the results of their recent study published in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS).
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New understanding of antibiotic synthesis

Researchers at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine have made important strides in understanding the functioning of enzymes that play an integral role in the production of antibiotics and other therapeutics. Their findings are published in Science.
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McGill PhD graduate receives Nemko Prize in Cellular or Molecular Neuroscience

The Society for Neuroscience recently awarded the Nemko Prize in Cellular or Molecular Neuroscience to Lauren Mackenzie Reynolds, PhD, currently a postdoctoral fellow at Sorbonne Université in Paris. The Nemko Prize recognizes a young neuroscientist for his or her PhD thesis that advances the understanding of molecular, genetic or cellular mechanisms underlying higher brain function and cognition. Reynolds completed her thesis under the supervision of Dr. Cecilia Flores at McGill.
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Dr. Christel Renoux receives Heart & Stroke Award

Dr. Christel Renoux, Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, associate member in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health and a researcher at the Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital, is the 2019 recipient of the Heart & Stroke’s John-J.-Day MD Award of Excellence.
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McGill medical students unveil the Wellness Break and Nap Room

This semester, two third-year medical students Gabriel Bouhadana and Adel Arezki decided to create the Wellness Break & Nap Room (WBNR), the first of its kind for McGill Medical and Dental students.
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