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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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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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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Department of Family Medicine Newsletter

We are pleased to announce that the January 2019 issue of the Department of Family Medicine Newsletter is now available online!
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September – December 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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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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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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Dr. Sasha Bernatsky receives Arthritis Alliance of Canada Award

Dr. Sasha Bernatsky, Professor in the Department of Medicine at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine is the recipient of The Arthritis Alliance of Canada’s (AAC) 2018 Knowledge Translation (KT) Practice Award. Dr. Bernatsky, who is also a researcher at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, received the award during the AAC’s annual meeting held last November in Toronto. Congratulations Dr. Bernatsky!
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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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