Dr. Madhukar Pai Appointed Director of Global Health Programs, McGill University

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Madhukar Pai as Director, Global Health Programs, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective September 1, 2014. Dr. Pai succeeds Dr. Dan Deckelbaum, who has held the position as Interim Director since March 2013.
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Dr. Rajesh Aggarwal Appointed Director of the McGill University Arnold and Blema Steinberg Medical Simulation Centre

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Rajesh Aggarwal as Director, Arnold and Blema Steinberg Medical Simulation Centre, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective July 17, 2014. Dr. Aggarwal succeeds Dr. Ronald D. Gottesman, who has graciously held the position in interim fashion since March 2013.
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McGill App and AskMcGill

Message from Ollivier Dyens, Deputy Provost
(Student Life and Learning)

As summer draws to a close, I’m very excited to announce two new resources that were recently developed to help students – particularly new students – better navigate the University: the McGill App and AskMcGill. These tools have also been developed to make your life easier. Hopefully, now that students can easily access answers to their basic questions, they will reach out to you for more critical advice.
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What you need to know about the Ebola virus outbreak in Central and Western Africa

This summer, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa a global emergency. As a result, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) issued travel advisories for certain Central and West African countries. McGill University is following the PHAC’s recommendation for students, faculty and staff considering travel to these countries. Those who are planning to visit these regions should consult at the pre-travel clinic at the J.D. MacLean Centre for Tropical Diseases in the Montreal General Hospital of the MUHC.
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Black carbon linked to risk of cardiovascular disease

Black carbon pollutants from wood smoke are known to trap heat near the earth’s surface and warm the climate. A new study led by McGill Professor Jill Baumgartner suggests that black carbon may also increase women’s risk of cardiovascular disease.
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Jewish General Hospital welcomes Allen F. Rubin as new President

After more than a decade of involvement in fundraising and providing leadership expertise to the Jewish General Hospital (JGH), Allen Rubin has been appointed the 26th President of the Board of Directors.
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Dr. Alan Evans awarded major brain disorders prize

Dr. Alan Evans, a pioneering scientist who has helped map the human brain, has been awarded the Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize by the University of British Columbia. Dr. Evans is a researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute and the James McGill Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Biomedical Engineering at McGill University.

Congratulations Dr. Evans!
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