Dr. Terence Hébert appointed Assistant Dean, Biomedical Science Education

Dr. Terry Hébert has been appointed to the newly created position of Assistant Dean, Biomedical Science Education, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Reporting to the Vice-Dean, Education, as Assistant Dean, Biomedical Science Education, Dr. Hébert, who is Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, will support the implementation of the Faculty of Medicine’s Strategic Education Plan, working to ensure that biomedical science graduates will benefit from a more interactive and interdisciplinary learning experience and be better prepared for multiple career trajectories in academia, health care, industry or government so as to better meet societal needs.
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Dr. Gilles Brousseau re-appointed Assistant Dean, Medical Education, Outaouais Region

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Gilles Brousseau has been re-appointed Assistant Dean, Medical Education, Outaouais Region, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Since first appointed to this position in 2009, Dr. Brousseau has led McGill’s medical education activities in the Outaouais region, as well as the implementation of the Campus médical en Outaouais, scheduled to open in 2020.
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Call for Nominations for Member-at-large – UGME Transition to Clinical Practice Subcommittee

As part of our ongoing commitment to ensure inclusive and transparent Faculty governance, we are currently seeking one “member-at-large” for the Transition to Clinical Practice Component Subcommittee in the Undergraduate Medical Education Program.
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Quebec funds next steps in RVH project

We are very pleased to share with you that the Government of Quebec announced today a $37-million commitment to McGill. The investment is to plan the transformation of the Royal Victoria Hospital into a bold new multidisciplinary research and learning centre for sustainability systems and public policy.
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MIMM Bites – June 2018

MIMM Bites newsletter provides news and announcements of interest to the faculty and support staff members, as well as to students and alumni members.
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Montreal research partners join Terry Fox Research Institute to bring cancer research to the next level

Leading researchers, cancer centres and hospitals in Montreal, and the Terry Fox Research Institute are partnering to generate new advances in personalized and precision medicine with the aim of improving treatments for 18,000 patients treated annually with cancer. The multi-institutional Montreal Cancer Consortium (MCC)  will bring together researchers and clinicians from the McGill University Faculty of Medicine’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC), the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and its Research Institute,  the Jewish General Hospital (JGH), the Centre Hospitalier de l’Universite de Montréal (CHUM), Centre de Recherche Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) and Génome Québec Innovation Centre.
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$10-million gift strengthens McGill’s commitment to brain research, young researchers and faster results for patients

A transformative gift of $10 million from the Irving Ludmer Family Foundation in support of the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health will expand the Centre’s internationally renowned role in brain research and establish a Global Brain Consortium of leading research institutions. The consortium will focus on sharing research methodologies and results, with the goal of accelerating the finding of novel and ground-breaking solutions to mental health and neurodegenerative diseases.
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New Insight Into How Autism Might Develop in Human Brain

In a study published in Stem Cell Reports, a McGill University team of scientists led by Dr. Carl Ernst, researcher at the Douglas Hospital Research Centre, revealed a molecular mechanism that may play a role in the development of autism. By taking skin cells from patients and reprogramming those cells to become brain cells through genetic engineering, Dr. Ernst, graduate student Scott Bell, and Edward A. Fon and Thomas M. Durcan, colleagues at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, tracked how a brain cell with the patient’s own mutation develops improperly.
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Molecule linked to cancer found to play role in depression

A recent study is shedding light on the processes in the brain at the root cause of depression. The results of the study, a collaborative effort led by researchers in the labs of Dr. Nahum Sonenberg and Dr. Gabriela Gobbi at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, are published in the most recent issue of Nature Communications.
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June winner of the Relève étoile Jacques-Genest award

Ryan Sanford, a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at the Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital /McGill University, is the award winner of the Relève étoile Jacques-Genest award of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS).

Congratulations Ryan!
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John Bergeron and Nicolas Steinmetz named to Ordre National du Québec

Two members of the McGill community will be added to the ranks of the Ordre national du Québec, on June 22, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to Quebec society. As announced on June 13, Dr. John Bergeron and Dr. Nicolas Steinmetz will be among 34 people who will receive Quebec’s highest honour in a special ceremony in the National Assembly’s Legislative Council Chamber.
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Hospital design and its influence on patient care

A new Faculty of Medicine 4th year selective taught by Dr. Annmarie Adams, Chair, Department of Social Studies of Medicine, allows medical students to gain appreciation for how architectural decisions influence medicine and patient care.
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