One-year extension for Dr. David Eidelman, Vice-President (Health Affairs) and Dean

McGill Principal Suzanne Fortier has announced a one-year extension of Dr. David Eidelman’s appointment as Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Fortier thanked Dr. Eidelman for his “commitment and service during these extraordinary times, and for agreeing to extend [his] appointment for a year.
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Theresa Beesley named Director, Office of Respectful Environments, School of Medicine

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Theresa Beesley, PhD, to the newly created position of Director, Office of Respectful Environments, School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
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McGill and Harvard: How the opening of two “public” hospitals became anchors for two great medical schools

To mark the 200th anniversary of the establishment of both the Montreal General Hospital and McGill University, a special joint McGill-MGH Bicentennial Holmes Lecture will be held on April 21st, 2021.
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Dr. Roderick McInnes ends his “hugely rewarding” term as LDI Director

After 12 years as Director of the Lady Institute, Dr. Roderick McInnes has stepped down. He was the first Director in the LDI’s history to be recruited from the outside the McGill University network. His internationally recognized expertise in genetics and his reputation as a leader introduced many fresh perspectives.
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In memoriam: Dr. James McNutt (1935 – 2021)

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Dr. James McNutt, Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at McGill University, who dedicated his career to advancing knowledge and treatment of childhood speech disorders.
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Department of Family Medicine Newsletter – March 2021

We are pleased to announce that the March 2021 issue of the Department of Family Medicine Newsletter is now available online!
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The Journey Through the Diagnosis of Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia in persons over the age of 65, but not the only one. Learn more about it from McGill experts who will be leading the 2021 World Alzheimer Report on the diagnosis of dementia in partnership with Alzheimer’s Disease International.
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95% of Health Care Practitioners Believe Perinatal Mental Health Services Are “Insufficient” in Canada

Survey findings from the Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative (CPMHC) show a vital need for a national perinatal mental health strategy to address gaps in screening and treatment, particularly now that rates of postpartum depression have doubled in the context of the pandemic.
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Critical Care Medicine becomes an academic department at McGill

The creation of the Department of Critical Care Medicine as an academic department in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences marks a new era for this rapidly evolving field, with approximately 40 faculty members in the department consisting of clinicians, clinician-scientists and fundamental researchers.
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The Gnotobiotic Research Platform is open for business

The Gnotobiotic Research Platform, under the leadership of Irah King, PhD, a scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), officially launched its activities in March 2021. Located at the Glen site of the RI-MUHC, the Gnotobiotic Research Platform is also an integral part of the newly minted McGill Centre for Microbiome Research.
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Under 30 and sexually active? It’s a good idea to get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea

A new guideline from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) recommends routine screening for sexually active adults under 30.
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McGill researchers find new insight in the battle with antibiotic resistance

A paper published in the journal Nature Communications by researchers from McGill University brings new insights into the battle against microbial resistance. The findings can be thought of as the latest play in a very intricate puzzle, according to Dr. Berghuis, Chair of the Department of Biochemistry at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and the paper’s senior author.
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2021 Tiny Earth@McGill undergraduate summer studentship awards

The McGill AMR Center, the Department of MIMM and MI4 are pleased to announce the 2021 Tiny Earth @McGill undergraduate summer studentship awards. Congratulations to award winners Evelyne Cote, Alex Resendes, Bridget O’Brien and James Cyr!
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Dr. Liane Feldman elected SAGES President

The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) has announced the election of Dr. Liane Feldman as its incoming 2021-22 president. “I have always considered SAGES my surgical home and am so grateful for this opportunity to serve as president,” said Dr. Feldman.
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