Call for nominations: Maude Abbott & Haile T. Debas Prizes

It is once again time to submit nominations for the Maude Abbott and Haile T. Debas prizes. The Maude Abbott Prize was established in 2010 by the Faculty of Medicine in order to recognise outstanding female faculty members who excel in Education, Research or Administration with a focus at the early career stage. The Haile T. Debas Prize, also created in 2010, recognises a faculty member of any gender or ethnicity who helps to promote diversity. Please note that the deadline for submission of nominations is Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
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Dr. Caroline Reinhold appointed Interim Chair, Department of Diagnostic Radiology

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Caroline Reinhold to the position of Interim Chair of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Dr. Reinhold replaces Dr. Benoît Gallix who served in this role since 2013.
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McGill University recognized as one of Montreal’s Top Employers for 2019

First published in 2006, Montréal’s Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the employers in Greater Montréal that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. This year’s winners, including McGill University, were announced on January 31, 2019 in a special magazine published in the Montreal Gazette. This is the 11th year in a row McGill has been included in the annual list.
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MIMM Bites Newsletter – February 2019

We are pleased to announce that the February 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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Better options needed for children at higher risk of premature heart disease

Obesity and severe obesity in childhood and adolescence have been added to the list of conditions that put children and teens at increased risk for premature heart disease, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association published in the Association’s journal Circulation.
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Focus on McGill Nursing Faculty: Amanda Cervantes

Amanda Cervantes shares her passion for nursing and teaching, and much more.
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International team of scientists detect cause of rare pediatric brain disorder

Mathilde came into the world with chubby cheeks and a full head of auburn hair. But she was a very sick baby, and was immediately transferred on January 19, 2013 to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre. Thanks to an international effort led by physician-scientists at Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM)-San Diego in California, Dr. Geneviève Bernard’s team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre was able to confirm the diagnosis for Mathilde: she died from VARS-related disorder, an extremely rare neurodevelopmental condition. Their findings, which were recently published in Nature Communications, are paving the way for the first step in developing potential therapies for this rare neurodegenerative condition.
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Dr. Louise Pilote to coordinate a new personalized medicine project, GOING-FWD

A new research challenge aimed at improving the health and well-being of men and women worldwide will be based at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, the coordinating site of an international consortium for the next three years. GOING-FWD is a data science, personalized medicine project funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health and Research and GENDER-NET+, which is part of the European EU H2020 initiative, for a total of approximately $1.65 million. The project is led and coordinated by Dr. Louise Pilote, a researcher at the RI-MUHC and James McGill Professor of Medicine, McGill University.
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Dr. Arjun Krishnaswamy selected as 2019 Sloan Research Fellow

An Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and a member of the Cell Information Systems group at McGill’s Life Sciences Complex, Dr. Arjun Krishnaswamy was recently included among the 126 outstanding early-career researchers selected for 2019 Sloan Research Fellowships. Congratulations Dr. Krishnaswamy!
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McGill Dermatology graduate becomes first Canadian to receive prestigious international medical award

Dr. Wayne Gulliver, who graduated from McGill University’s Dermatology program in 1989, was recently presented the Albert Neisser Lecture at the Wroclaw Opera House during the 8th European Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation Conference, February 6, 2019 in Warsaw, Poland. He is the first Canadian to receive this award. Congratulations Dr. Gulliver!
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New funding helps students take lead in dismantling barriers to health science education

McGill students are helping lead the charge to dismantle barriers to health science education that underrepresented communities face on a daily basis, and these student-led initiatives received a major boost this year thanks to Dialogue McGill.
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