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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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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Passion for science leads Rhalena Tomas to The Neuro to find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease

Dr. Rhalena Thomas works in the Early Drug Discovery Unit led by Drs. Edward Fon and Thomas Durcan at The Neuro. Rhalena’s passion for science started when she was a child, growing up in London, Ontario. “I always wanted to be a scientist – I never wanted to be anything else.” Rhalena was always asking questions, always wanted to know how things worked. When her parents didn’t have the answers, they told her it was the job of scientists to figure them out. “And I wanted answers!”
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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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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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RI-MUHC-led study aims to help adolescents with type 1 diabetes transition to adult care

In a recent issue of the journal BMJ Open, a study team led by Dr. Meranda Nakhla, a researcher at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and Montreal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC, has tackled a conspicuous gap in diabetes care. Over the next five years her team will examine group education visits as an alternative and potentially cost-effective approach to providing transition care services to adolescents living with type 1 diabetes.
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December winner of the Relève étoile Jacques-Genest award

Sirui Zhou, a postdoctoral fellow in Human Genetics at McGill University, is the award winner of the Relève étoile Jacques-Genest award of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS).

Congratulations Sirui!
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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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