Andrew F. Holmes Dean of Medicine Distinction Lecture – Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Alfred Sommer – May 27

The lecture will take place at the McGill Faculty Club at 4:30 p.m. The special guest speaker is Dr. Alfred Sommer, Professor of Epidemiology and International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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Call for applications – Class of Medicine 1970 Educational Award for Teaching Excellence and Innovation

Faculty members in the Faculty of Medicine are encouraged to apply for the Class of Medicine 1970 Educational Award for Teaching Excellence and Innovation. Deadline for Applications: Friday, May 31, 2019, for funds to be awarded in September 2019.
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Board of Governors meeting highlights

Dear members of the McGill community: On April 25, 2019, McGill’s Board of Governors held its fourth meeting of the 2018-2019 governance year. The full minutes of the meeting’s open session will be available following approval at the Board’s next meeting, on May 23, 2019. In the meantime, we would like to share with you the meeting’s important discussions, decisions and developments.
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MIMM Bites Newsletter – May 2019

We are pleased to announce that the May 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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Department of Family Medicine Newsletter

We are pleased to announce that the April 2019 issue of the Department of Family Medicine Newsletter is now available online!
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January – May 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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Recognizing great ideas at the McGill Clinical Innovation Competition

The McGill Clinical Innovation Competition (CLIC) was created to inspire innovative thinkers within the Faculty of Medicine and across McGill to imagine new devices, diagnostics, platforms, programs and processes that will improve health care, in Canada and globally. The second edition of the McGill CLIC roused overwhelming interest across the McGill-affiliated network, inciting forty-five teams to submit proposals with the potential to have a real and lasting impact on patient care.
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STEAM Partnership with the EMSB: Students return to Research Institute to showcase projects to scientists!

Six weeks after linking up with research trainees and project coordinators as part of a partnership between the English Montreal School Board and the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre, 30 proud high school students excitedly returned to the RI-MUHC to showcase their final projects.
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Detecting bacteria in space

Scientists at the University of Montreal and McGill University have pioneered and tested a new genomic methodology which reveals a complex bacterial ecosystem at work on the International Space Station. Until now, relatively little was known about the different types of microbes found on the space station. The new approach enables researchers to identify and map different species inside the ISS, which will ultimately help safeguard astronauts’ health and be key to future long-term space travel.
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Thirteen early-career researchers explore new frontiers

Earlier this month, the Canadian government announced the inaugural cohort of 157 early career researchers who would receive funding from the New Frontiers in Research Fund. McGill will receive $3 million shared among 13 researchers, three from the Faculty of Medicine, with each recipient receiving up to $250,000 over the next two years. Congratulations to all!

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Neuroscience nursing wins award for excellence

The Neuro’s ICU Nursing Team are the winners of the 2019 Evelyn Malowany Award for Clinical Practice.
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Dr. Guylène Thériault receives award from Profession Santé

Dr. Guylène Thériault, Assistant Dean, Distributed Education at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and a family physician in Gatineau was recently selected as the 2019 recipient of the Prix Profession Santé, catégorie Partage des connaissances – Médecins. Dr. Thériault was selected for her work in promoting evidence-based medicine in an effort to reduce overdiagnosis.

Congratulations Dr. Thériault! 
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McGill medical students organize fundraiser in support of childhood cancer care at the Montreal Children’s Hospital

For the past few years, groups of McGill medical students have come together to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer in Canada. On June 1, 2019, this year’s committee will host Night at the Stadium, an outdoor movie night at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, home to the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes.
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