SAVE THE DATE – Next Faculty Council Meeting is Tuesday, February 26

The next Faculty Council meeting takes place Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building (Martin Amphitheatre, Room 504), 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler at 4:30 p.m.
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Snow Day! New deadline to submit your proposal for the McGill Clinical Innovation Competition

After our highly successful inaugural launch in 2017, we are delighted to announce the return of the McGill Faculty of Medicine Clinical Innovation Competition. This competition, the McGill CLIC, was inspired by Dr. Raymond Hakim with the goal of inspiring McGill Faculty members, learners and graduates to innovate to improve health care and outcomes. The deadline to submit is February 18, 2019.
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Call for Nominations – Office of Interprofessional Education Committees – Deadline extended to Feb. 8

In light of an expanding mandate and a commitment to ensure inclusive and transparent Faculty governance, the Office of Interprofessional Education, McGill Faculty of Medicine, is seeking three new members to join the following committees: Curriculum Committee, Faculty Development Committee for IPE and Innovation and Scholarship Committee. Please note that the deadline for submissions is February 8, 2019.
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McGill Award for Equity & Community Building

McGill University’s Award for Equity & Community Building recognizes the work of students, faculty and staff committed to advancing equity and diversity at McGill. The Award brings with it a monetary award and an engraved plaque.
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Highlights from the December 13, 2018, Board of Governors meeting

Message from the Principal: On Dec. 13, 2018, McGill’s Board of Governors held its second meeting of the 2018-2019 governance year. I would like to share with you the meeting’s important discussions, decisions and developments.
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Happy Holidays

Message from the principal: As we draw close to the end of the fall semester, I would like to express my gratitude for all of the hard work you do in support of McGill’s mission.
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Nominate A Canadian Health Hero

Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Laureates are Canadian citizens whose outstanding leadership and contributions to medicine and the health sciences, in Canada or abroad, have led to extraordinary improvements in human health. Deadline for the 2020 Induction:  Monday, June 10, 2019.
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Meet Raphael Lencucha, PhD, researcher at the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy

Dr. Raphael Lencucha is currently conducting research on the implementation of recovery-oriented mental health policy in Quebec, Canada. He is also engaged in research that examines the intersection of public health policymaking (tobacco control) and economic policy.
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Living Safely with Bone Metastases – New Patient Booklet

A new booklet for cancer patients living with bone metastases is now available to patients via the McGill University Health Centre patient education website. The booklet contains illustrated and written information about bone metastases, guidelines for seeking medical care, and helpful sections on fracture prevention. How to move with care, how to stay safe in different environments and how to follow an exercise program prescribed by a physical therapist are all explained in this practical patient resource.
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Student mental health services at McGill transformed by new 
Rossy Student Wellness Hub

Earlier this week, McGill announced a new approach to student mental health and well-being that includes the Rossy Student Wellness Hub. The ambitious $14-million initiative reimagines the way health services are provided, with a newly integrated, campus-wide approach to physical and mental health and wellness, and a greater emphasis on awareness, prevention and earlier intervention. McGill’s Faculties will also play a role in developing on-site wellness and mental health programs specific to the needs of their students.
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A first set of research guidelines for the field of neurofeedback

A new paper uploaded to PsyArXiv on January 23 proposes, for the first time, a set of research guidelines for the field of neurofeedback.
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Shared genetic marker offers new promise in targeting specific ovarian and lung cancers

Two new papers, published simultaneously in Nature Communications and led by researchers at McGill University, offer promise that a drug currently used to treat estrogen positive breast cancer may be effective in treating two different types of cancer, one rare and one common form.
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McGill paper wins journal award

A research paper describing a texture-based model that predicts lung metastasis risk in soft-tissue sarcomas won its authors the 2018 Physics in Medicine & Biology (PMB) citations prize. This annual prize recognizes the PMB paper that received the most citations in the preceding five years.
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Students and residents design curricula in innovative new elective

As 2018 drew to a close, the first cohort of six interdisciplinary students and residents completed an innovative new elective called Foundations in Medical Education. Elements of their final projects are receiving interest from curriculum developers heading into 2019.
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