CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – 2019 Principal’s prize for public engagement through media

It is time to submit nominations for the 2019 Principals Prize for Public Engagement Through Media. Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier created the Principal’s Prize for Public Engagement through Media to recognize outstanding achievement among those who share their expertise and research with the public and the media. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2020.
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Dr. Marc Rodger appointed Chair of the Department of Medicine, McGill University & Physician-in-Chief, MUHC

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Marc Rodger as the Chair of the Department of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University and Physician-in-Chief of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). Dr. Rodger succeeds Dr. James Martin effective January 1, 2020.
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Dr. Diego Martin appointed Chair, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, McGill & Diagnostic Radiologist-in-Chief, MUHC

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Diego Martin as Chair of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, and Diagnostic Radiologist-in-Chief of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), effective January 1, 2020.
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Highlights from the Dec. 5, 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. You can learn more about the Board’s mandate and membership on its website. McGill’s Board held its second meeting of the 2019-2020 governance year on December 5, 2019. The full minutes of the meeting’s open session will be available following approval at the Board’s next meeting, on February 13, 2020. In the meantime, we would like to share with you the meeting’s important discussions, decisions and developments.
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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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Inaugural Science and Research Day at the McGill Research Centre for Cannabis

The inaugural science and research day for the McGill Research Centre for Cannabis will be held on October 17, 2019 at the RI-MUHC Atrium and Auditorium.
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The Osler Library Newsletter – Winter 2019

We are pleased to provide you with the Winter 2019 edition of the Osler Library Newsletter.
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A resident in Rwanda: Observations from 1st Dr. Benjamin awardee

As the first recipient of the Dr. Alice Benjamin Global Maternal and Child Health Award, Dr. Céline Giordano, a McGill Obstetrics & Gynecology resident, spent a month this summer at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali (CHUK), in Rwanda’s capital.  The award honours the 40-year-plus career of Dr. Alice Benjamin, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist who has helped thousands of Montreal women deliver healthy babies and trained generations of physicians.
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Neuro researcher motivated by her father’s story

Jo Anne Stratton is an Assistant Professor in McGill University’s Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, at McGill University who joined The Neuro in 2019. Dr. Stratton’s fields of concentration are neuroimmunology and nerve cell regeneration. Her research aims to contribute to knowledge that will explain the immune-system’s plasticity and repair mechanisms
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Skepticism expressed over vaping’s value in helping smokers to kick the habit

Even though vaping has been touted as a means of helping nicotine addicts to quit smoking, the JGH’s Smoking Cessation Counsellor says he opposes using vaping products for this purpose, except under the most extreme circumstances. In a public forum at McGill University’s New Residence Hall on November 27, Joseph Erban, of the JGH’s Stroll Cancer Prevention Centre, said that while vaping has helped some people leave tobacco behind, he is unwilling to promote the use of products that have not undergone clinical trials or other rigorous forms of testing.
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Umbrella of care: the Children’s and RVH work together for benefit of one young patient

The design of the Glen site – where a pediatric and adult hospital live side-by-side – has led to a unique MUHC collaboration for the benefit of a particular pediatric patient. There are few situations where a Montreal Children’s Hospital patient would be directly impacted by the Royal Victoria Hospital. But the complexities around the treatment of one eight-year-old patient led Dr. Meranda Nakhla, a pediatric endocrinologist at the Children’s, to work directly with the RVH to find a solution.
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McGill study identifies new role of major genetic risk factor in Alzheimer’s disease

For years, physicians have been aware that patients carrying the apolipoprotein ꜫ4 (APOE ꜫ4) gene are at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. New research from McGill University has now found the gene plays an even greater role in dementia. In a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Neurology, Dr. Pedro Rosa-Neto’s research team from the Douglas Mental Health University Institute’s Translational Neuroimaging Laboratory found that the risk of developing dementia conferred by APOE ꜫ4 does in fact involve processes associated to tau aggregation.
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MCH Operating Room (OR) team awarded prestigious Excellence in care prize from the FMSQ’s annual Interdisciplinary Educational Day

Congratulations to the Operating Room (OR) team at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, who was recently awarded the Excellence in care prize from the Fédération des médecins specialistes during its 12th annual Interdisciplinary Educational Day on November 15th, 2019. The prize honors innovative and interdisciplinary projects that have contributed to improving access, efficiency and quality and safety of care.
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Medical student initiative aims to improve students’ ultrasound abilities

Launched by third-year McGill medical students Kacper Niburski and Laura Ran Yan, Sonoist uses real patients and ultrasound machines to provide medical students an opportunity to refine and enhance their ultrasound skills beyond the exposure they receive through their medical school curriculum.
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