Congratulations to the 2019 winners of the Dean of Medicine Awards of Excellence!

Please join us in congratulating this year’s winners of the Dean of Medicine Awards of Excellence: Vasiliki (Vicky) Kottis, Rowshan Akhter and Kazué Narita. Award winners are selected based on performance above and beyond the call of duty, dedication and caring, creative problem-solving, initiative, motivation and contribution to overall morale. The Ovation ceremony, honouring this year’s laureates, will be held on Thursday, September 19. Congratulations Kazué, Rowshan and Vasiliki!
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Martin Roy appointed Director, Human Resources, Faculty of Medicine

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Martin Roy to the position of Director, Human Resources, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective August 26, 2019. As Director, Human Resources, Mr. Roy will draw on his experience to lead the Faculty’s HR team, managing its day-to-day operations and assuming responsibility for all HR matters. We invite you to join us in wishing him the utmost success as he takes on this new position.
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SAVE THE DATE – Next Faculty Council Meeting is Monday, September 23

The next Faculty Council meeting takes place Monday, September 23, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. at the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building (Room 1034), 3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler.
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MIMM Bites Newsletter – September 2019

We are pleased to announce that the September 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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Dr. Anne Andermann named to National Advisory Council on Poverty

Dr. Anne Andermann, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, McGill University, has been named to the federal government’s National Advisory Council on Poverty. The announcement was made August 21, 2019.“I am looking forward to working together with like-minded colleagues to make recommendations for systemic and structural changes that will ensure that the most basic human needs, such as food, shelter and personal safety, can be a reality for all Canadians, and particularly, for all of our kids,” she says.
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The McGill Faculty of Medicine welcomes the class of 2023

On Tuesday, August 20, 179 Medical students started the four-year McGill Faculty of Medicine MDCM Program. The students have taken the first of many steps along the path to becoming family doctors, pediatricians, microbiologists, surgeons or other medical specialists.
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Pan-Canadian cancer research network builds on Goodman Centre initiatives

It’s been a whirlwind 12 months for McGill’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre. The GCRC spearheaded the launch of two consortiums that promise to improve patient care in Montreal and across Quebec. And those initiatives helped lay the groundwork for last month’s announcement by the Government of Canada that it will invest $150 million over five years to create the nation-wide Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres network.
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Early life factors connected to suicide risk later in life

Researchers have long been interested in the question of whether a correlation exists between one’s early-life environment and suicide rates, with studies on the topic dating back to the 1980s. A recent study led by researchers in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and published in Lancet Psychiatry, is the first that summarizes available evidence of the association of in-utero and perinatal factors with suicide risk.
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New researchers bring new ideas

A new cohort of neuroscience researchers will push the boundaries at The Neuro, exploring brain function for the benefit of patients with neurological disease. The research experience they bring from institutions such as Northwestern, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Stanford University will add to the rich mix of expertise we have at The Neuro.
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Move to single-patient rooms at MUHC’s Glen site resulted in immediate, dramatic and long-lasting decrease of infection rates

The move to single-patient rooms at the McGill University Health Centre’s Glen site in 2015 resulted in significantly reduced rates of hospital-acquired infections, suggests a study published today in the highly respected journal JAMA: Internal Medicine published by the American Medical Association.
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Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics hands out its 2019 student awards

Congratulations to medical students Alessandro Pedicelli and Lara Fesdekjian, 2019 recipients of the McGill Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics’ Charles E. Frosst Medical Prize and Mark Nickerson Prize, respectively. The awards were presented during a ceremony on July 25.
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JGH recognized for eliminating unnecessary tests and procedures

The JGH has been certified by Choosing Wisely Canada for eliminating tests and procedures that are unnecessary, as determined by the latest research. As a result, patients have less exposure to potential harm, plus reduced stress.
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McGill’s MDCM-PhD Program seeks curious and committed students

At McGill, a select group of students has been accepted into the MDCM-PhD Program. They are training to be physician-scientists dedicated to research and patient care. Meet Guido Ivan Guberman, who is completing the PhD portion of the eight-year MDCM-PhD Program. His research focuses on children with concussions.
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