Appointment of Dr. Mark J. Eisenberg as Director of the MD/PhD Program at McGill

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Mark J. Eisenberg as Director of the MD/PhD Program at McGill, effective December 1, 2014. Dr. Eisenberg succeeds Dr. Alyson Fournier, who served as Director since 2013.
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Dr. Khalil Sultanem Appointed Head and Neck Disease Site Lead for the Rossy Cancer Network

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Khalil Sutanem as the new Head and Neck Disease Site Lead for the Rossy Cancer Network (RCN), effective immediately.
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Appointment of Dr. Anne McKinney as Brain@McGill interim Chair

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Anne McKinney as the interim Chair of Brain@McGill. Dr. McKinney has been serving as Vice-Chair since 2011.
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Happy holidays!

Message from Principal Suzanne Fortier

The year draws to a close and we are again bracing for our windows to become, in the wonderful phrase of the poet Émile Nelligan, “un jardin de givre.” As you busy yourselves with exams and work and the flurry of activity that marks this time of year, I would like to take this moment to say thank you.
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Hiring freeze will help McGill keep salary-increase promises – Masi

Imposing a hiring freeze for administrative staff at the University will help McGill to keep its promises and meet its obligations with regard to salary increases, while still respecting the provincial government’s demand that universities trim their administrative salary mass, Provost Anthony C. Masi told Open House forums on McGill’s financial situation held Monday.
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Dr. Maxine Dumas Pilon named President of the Québec College of Family Physicians

Dr. Maxine Dumas Pilon is the new President of the Québec College of Family Physicians (QCFP) and is the first president from McGill since Richard Handfield–Jones (1989 -1990).
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Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter – November 2014

We are pleased to announce that the Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter for November 2014 is now available online!
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Making a difference for Montreal’s homeless

“We wanted to do something on foot care because foot injuries, infections and ailments seem to be the number one reason for ER visits among the homeless population,” says Saman Ahmad, the founder of Health and Hygiene for the Homeless, of the student club’s recent initiative to collect socks to donate to local homeless shelters.
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A face-to-face with our research leaders: Interview with Dr. Madhukar Pai

Interview with Dr. Madhukar Pai,Director of the McGill Global Health Programs,Program co-leader, Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Associate Director, McGill International TB Centre and Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health, McGill University
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Your Budget Ideas Wanted

A message from Professor Anthony C. Masi, Provost

Quebec’s universities are facing a difficult time following a series of government budget cuts, and the provincial government has informed us that 2015-16 will be even more challenging than previous years.
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Dr. Qutayba Hamid awarded the 2014 CSCI Distinguished Scientist Award

Dr. Hamid has been awarded the Distinguished Scientist award from the Canadian Society of Clinical Investigation in recognition of his outstanding contribution to research on asthma, COPD and inflammation.

Congratulations Dr. Hamid!
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Florencia Lulita receives the McGill MedStar Award

Florencia Lulita, a PhD student in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, has received a McGill MedStar Award in recognition of the excellent research in her publication entitled “Nerve growth factor metabolic dysfunction in Down’s syndrome brains”.

Congratulations Florencia!
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