SAVE THE DATE – Next Faculty Council Meeting is Wednesday, February 28

The next Faculty Council meeting takes place Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building (Palmer Amphitheatre), 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler at 4:30 p.m.
Read more ►

 

REMINDER – Deadline is Feb. 28 – McGill “CLIC” Competition and Hakim Family Prize for Clinical Innovation

The McGill Clinical Innovation Competition (CLIC) and Hakim Family Innovation Prize recognize McGill Faculty members, including learners and graduates, who conceive and develop novel ideas that aim to improve health outcomes, access for patients, or health care effectiveness or efficiency, locally or globally. Proposals are screened, and finalists are selected and invited to “pitch” their idea during the CLIC event.
Read more ►

 

Nominations for “Members-at-large” for new Prize Nomination Subcommittee (UGME)

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 new Prize Nomination Subcommittee in Undergraduate Medical Education.
Read more ►

 

Read More Posts From This Section »

Registration for Focus Groups

This is a reminder that registration opened at 9 a.m. today for the five focus group meetings we’ve organized to help you connect with the Principal’s Task Force on Respect and Inclusion in Campus Life. Spaces, available on a first-come, first-served basis, are limited to 20 per group (with 15 spaces reserved in each for students) to ensure the groups can engage in frank, meaningful communication behind closed doors.
Read more ►

 

Read More Posts From This Section »

Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter – January 2018

We are pleased to announce that the Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter for January 2018 is now available online!
Read more ►

 

The Osler Library Newsletter

We are pleased to provide you with the Winter 2017 edition of the Osler Library Newsletter.
Read more ►

 

Read More Posts From This Section »

January – June 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.
To weekly Med Events ►
 

Read More Posts From This Section »

Opinion: Black History is Not a Thing Apart

Dr. Myrna Lashley, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill and adjunct researcher at the Culture and Mental Health Research Unit of the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research is the Quebec English-language spokesperson for Black History Month 2018.  In a recent opinion piece for the Montreal Gazette, Dr. Lashley reminds us that black history is not a thing apart but an integral part of Quebec and Canadian history.
Read more ►

 

Canadian brain bank network to advance research on Alzheimer’s disease

More than 400,000 Canadians aged 65 and over live with diagnosed dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, which accounts for approximately 70 percent of cases. The cause of this degenerative brain disease is largely unknown and no effective treatment exists. The disease has a devastating effect on individuals and their families. To advance our understanding of dementia and contribute to the search for new treatments, Mr. Anthony Housefather, Member of Parliament for Mont Royal, today announced, on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, an investment of $2.5 million from the Government of Canada for dementia research.
Read more ►

 

Read More Posts From This Section »

Epigenetic alteration of a vitamin B12 processing gene shines new light on our understanding of rare diseases

Rare hereditary recessive diseases were thought to be expressed in offspring only when both parents carry a mutation in the causal gene, but a new study is changing this paradigm. An international research team led by scientists at the University of Lorraine in France along with McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Canada discovered a new cause of a rare condition known as cblC, that they named “epi-cblC”.
Read more ►

 

Discovery of a ‘pioneer’ that opens the genome

A team led by Jacques Drouin, a researcher at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) and professor at Université de Montreal’s and McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, has identified a key that can open up some parts of the compacted or closed genome. The discovery of this key, a pioneer factor, provides novel insight into mechanisms of genome access. The discovery was recently published in Nature Genetics.
Read more ►

 

Read More Posts From This Section »

Dr. Thierry Benaroch receives PGME Leadership Award

Dr. Thierry Benaroch, Assistant Professor of Surgery in McGill’s Faculty of Medicine and Program Director of the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program was recently awarded the inaugural Office of Postgraduate Medical Education Program Director Leadership Award for 2017. This new award was developed to recognize the outstanding leadership at the Program Director level of a residency training program at McGill. Congratulations Dr. Benaroch!
Read more ►

 

Dr. Donald Sheppard elected Into the American Academy Of Microbiology

Dr. Donald Sheppard, Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, is one of 96 newly elected Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology. An honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, Fellows are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. Congratulations Dr. Sheppard!
Read more ►

 

Read More Posts From This Section »

Faculty of Medicine student-led project selected as finalist for Forces AVENIR Award

The “Journeys Through Health” Art Exhibition was recently selected as a finalist in the Arts, Lettres et Culture category of the 2017 Forces AVENIR award. The exhibition was spearheaded by a subcommittee within the Medical Student Society (MSS) Humanities and Arts in Medicine (McHAM) – a student group that strives to integrate arts, humanities and medicine. It is the first time in Montreal that a student group collaborated with a health care institution to organize an art exhibition dedicated to the community.
Read more ►

 

Read More Posts From This Section »