ON THE AGENDA – Faculty Council Meeting, Tuesday, February 25

The Faculty Council meeting is open to all members of the Faculty, including students and residents, and will take place at the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building (Martin Amphitheatre, Room 504).
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Submit your proposal by February 17, 2020 to the McGill Clinical Innovation Competition (CLIC)

Inspired by Dr. Raymond Hakim, the vision behind the McGill Clinical Innovation Competition (CLIC) is to inspire members of our Faculty of Medicine community to conceive and develop promising ideas that will have a direct and positive impact on Canadian or global health care.
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Call for Nominations – Continuing Professional Development Evaluation Committee – Deadline February 3

In light of an expanding mandate and a commitment to ensure inclusive and transparent Faculty governance, the Continuing Professional Development Office, McGill Faculty of Medicine, is seeking one new faculty member to join the following committee: CPD Evaluation Committee.
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Highlights from the Dec. 5, 2019, Board of Governors meeting

It is once again our pleasure to provide you with an update on the recent activities of McGill’s Board of Governors. You can learn more about the Board’s mandate and membership on its website. McGill’s Board held its second meeting of the 2019-2020 governance year on December 5, 2019. The full minutes of the meeting’s open session will be available following approval at the Board’s next meeting, on February 13, 2020. In the meantime, we would like to share with you the meeting’s important discussions, decisions and developments.
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The Osler Library Newsletter – Winter 2019

We are pleased to provide you with the Winter 2019 edition of the Osler Library Newsletter.
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New faculty spotlight: Xiaoqian Chai

Xiaoqian Chai is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University, and a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. She joined The Neuro in 2019, after completing her postdoctoral training at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Chai is leading a research group that is seeking to understand the relation between brain organization and cognitive development, and to examine how large-scale brain networks support learning, memory and language. 
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Health sciences education research: why it matters and how to get involved

Maybe you are interested in revising curricula of a given course or program, or perhaps you would like your clinical mentorship skills to be based on the best available teaching evidence. The various pathways that one can walk—or run—along to get involved in health sciences education research are as diverse as the field itself. However, a common thread among HSE researchers is the desire to not only understand, but to improve, education across the health sciences and to enhance patient care.
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McGill researchers get $33M in CIHR Project Grant funding

McGill-affiliated research projects have received more than $33 million in funding as part of the CIHR’s Fall 2019 Project Grant program. In all, the CIHR earmarked $275 million to support 385 health research projects across the country.
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Bridging the gap between AI and the clinic

The power of artificial intelligence in medicine lies in its ability to find important statistical patterns in large datasets. A study published today is an important proof of concept for how AI can help doctors and brain tumour patients make better treatment decisions. Meningiomas – tumours that arise from the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord – are the most common primary central nervous system tumour, with an incidence of 8.14 per 100,000 population. In this study, researchers from The Neuro and the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre trained machine learning algorithms on data from more than 62,000 patients with a meningioma. Their goal was to find statistical associations between malignancy, survival, and a series of basic clinical variables including tumour size, tumour location, and surgical procedure.
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Deciphering how the brain interprets language

The speed at which the brain is able to decode the rapid flow of acoustic information to process speech is remarkable. In order to achieve this, the brain relies primarily on context. Now, researchers at McGill University have derived a new approach to discover how the brain implements these sophisticated functions to extract meaningful speech information. Their findings were published in a recent edition of the journal Neuron.
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January winner of the Relève étoile Jacques-Genest award

Agustin Cerani, a PhD student in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill University, is the award winner of the Relève étoile Jacques-Genest award of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS).

Congratulations Agustin!
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Entrepreneurial McGill medical students reach out to high school students in lower socioeconomic neighbourhoods

For years, Canadian medical schools have been working hard to ensure the next generation of doctors better reflects the diversity of the country’s population.  Numerous efforts are underway to recruit from traditionally underrepresented populations including Indigenous students, black students and students from lower socioeconomic status backgrounds. This diversity is excellent news for Canadians because health care providers from a wide range of backgrounds and life experiences are better able to understand the needs, concerns and barriers to care experienced by some of their patients.
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