SAVE THE DATE – Next Faculty Council Meeting is Wednesday, December 5

The next Faculty Council meeting takes place Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building (Meakins Amphitheatre, Room 521), 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler at 4:30 p.m.
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Renewed Call for Nominations – Widening Participation Committee

As part of our ongoing commitment to ensure inclusive and transparent Faculty governance, we are currently seeking members from the Faculty of Medicine for the Widening Participation Committee, mandated by the Office of Social Accountability and Community Engagement. Please note that the deadline for submissions is November 23, 2018.
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Patricia Wade appointed Director, Office of Accreditation and Education Quality Improvement

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Patricia Wade to the position of Director, Office of Accreditation and Education Quality Improvement, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Ms. Wade will report to the Executive Director and work in close collaboration with the Vice‐Dean, Education and with Associate Deans, Chairs and Directors of all educational units of the Faculty of Medicine. She will be responsible for the general direction of all Faculty of Medicine quality assurance and quality improvement activities and processes, including accreditation, program evaluation, and cyclical review.
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Reserve your place for the annual Rossy Cancer Network Retreat

The 4th annual RCN Retreat is coming up on Friday November 16, 2018. Join us for a day of networking and discussion.
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MIMM Bites Newsletter – November 2018

We are pleased to announce that the November 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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September – November 2018

Med Events provides information on a range of events taking place across the Faculty of Medicine community that may be of interest to academic and support staff, as well as to students and residents.
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Highlights from our 14th Annual Flanders Family Visiting Professors in Medical Simulation

Every year, we invite world-leaders in medical simulation to visit the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning to share insights and expertise with the McGill community, thanks to the generosity and vision of the Flanders Family Visiting Professorship in Medical Simulation. Spending time with inspiring leaders reminds us of how far health care has progressed and sheds light on opportunities for improved patient care and outcomes that we all strive for.
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Quality and equity highlighted at Global Health Night 2018

On November 6th, over 350 members of the wider McGill community participated in our annual Global Health Night. Attendees at the poster fair saw the latest work of over 80 students who had unique opportunities to take part in cutting edge research or clinical placements at sites around the world. Participants also witnessed how far McGill Global Health Programs has come in the last five years from Director Dr. Madhu Pai. GHP’s mission is to support McGill students and faculty to succeed in their local and international global health initiatives.
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Cracking the genetic code of type 2 diabetes

Once you have diabetes, it is difficult to stop its progression and once diabetic complications set in, they are usually irreversible. Diabetes itself is difficult to live with but “death from this disease tends to be from diabetic complications, such as heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease,” explains Dr. Michael Tsoukas, endocrinologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the McGill University Health Centre and at its Research Institute. Dr. Tsoukas is an investigator with the research team working on a new study to identify genetic markers associated with type 2 diabetes.
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Music improves social communication in autistic children

Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments in one-on-one therapy can improve autistic children’s social communication skills, improve their family’s quality of life, as well as increased brain connectivity in key networks, according to researchers at Université de Montréal and McGill University.
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Groundbreaking clinical project co-directed by McGill Nursing Professor wins highly coveted grant from Quebec Order of Nurses

The Quebec Order of Nurses Foundation (Fondation de l’Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec) awarded their prestigious $250,000 Pour mieux soigner grant to a project, co-directed by Sonia Semenic, Associate Professor, Ingram School of Nursing, McGill Faculty of Medicine; Marilyn Aita, Faculty of Nursing at University de Montréal; and Audrey Larone-Juneau, Nursing Consultant in the NICU at the Sainte-Justine Hospital. The goal of the project is to create a “community of practice” between Quebec NICU nurse leaders and university-based nurse researchers, to facilitate sharing of evidence-based NICU nursing care practices, tools, resources and educational strategies.
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Dr. Emily G. McDonald honoured by the Women’s Y Foundation

During an event held at the Écomusée du Fier Monde on October 25, the Women’s Y Foundation honoured Dr. Emily G. McDonald, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, when she was recognized as the 2018 winner of the Prix Jeune femme en sport, santé et mieux-être during the Foundation’s annual inspirationnELLE gala. Congratulations Dr. McDonald!
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Black health professionals encourage youth to consider health careers

In an effort to advance diversity in McGill’s Faculty of Medicine, the student–led initiative Supporting Young Black Students – Careers in Health (SYBS), in collaboration with Black Students’ Network (BSN) and the SACE Office, recently organized a panel discussion featuring a varied group of Black health professionals. 
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