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As the situation continues to evolve, McGill University and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences will continue to provide updates to keep our community informed.
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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 9 – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – 2021 VP-Dean of Medicine and Health Sciences Awards of Excellence

The nomination process for the 2021 VP-Dean of Medicine and Health Sciences Awards of Excellence has officially begun. The goal of this vital program is to applaud the outstanding endeavours of permanent administrative support staff and technicians from across the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
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Dr. Thomas Schricker re-appointed Chair, Department of Anesthesia, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

We are pleased to announce the re-appointment of Dr. Thomas Schricker as Chair, Department of Anesthesia at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS). Dr. Schricker, who is the Wesley Bourne Professor in the Faculty, was appointed Chair in January 2016.
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Highlights from the May 20, 2021 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. McGill’s Board held its fifth and final meeting of the 2020-2021 governance year on May 20, 2021.
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Department of Family Medicine Newsletter – June 2021

We are pleased to announce that the June 2021 issue of the Department of Family Medicine Newsletter is now available online!
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SPGH and ESPUM Symposium on Anti-Racism

Invitation to a virtual symposium: Anti-Racism and the Public’s Health: Are Universities Stepping Up?
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The McGill Family Medicine Research Symposium 2021

The McGill Family Medicine Research Symposium is an annual conference organized by the Family Medicine Graduate Student Society (FMGSS) with the support of the Family Medicine Research Division. Created to celebrate student research, the first iteration of the symposium was first held in 2015, to provide a space and resources for graduate students, research assistants and post-doctoral fellows to showcase their research projects with their peers, faculty and the broader community.
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Sun Life donates $800,000 to help underserved populations in Montreal affected by diabetes

To help at-risk populations—Indigenous peoples, individuals in situations of homelessness or at-risk-of-homelessness—disproportionately affected by diabetes in Montreal, Sun Life is donating $800,000 to McGill University.
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Training health care students during a pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Montreal in March 2020, McGill University faculty and staff looked for innovative ways to substitute in-person workshops for virtual platforms to provide learners with a rich learning environment.
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Five McGill teams awarded funding in new Genomic Integration program

Today Genome Quebec announced the results of its Genomic Integration Program, Human Health Stream competition. Five McGill teams from a diverse array of fields were awarded funds, totaling nearly $1 million.
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New clinical trial at The Neuro offers hope to brain cancer patients with a recurrence of glioblastoma

The past decade has seen tremendous strides made in cancer treatments. Increased access to clinical trials and personalized medicine have helped make many types of cancer treatable. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, the five-year survival for individuals diagnosed with a cancer is now 63%, meaning most Canadians have a better chance of surviving than ever before. But in the case of brain tumours, progress in developing new treatments has been slow.
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Recurrent miscarriage: what if the cause is genetic?

A new study suggests that next generation gene sequencing may provide answers for some women dealing with recurrent pregnancy loss and prevent further miscarriages.
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RI-MUHC trainee wins award at Canadian Society of Nephrology meeting

A doctoral student in the Metabolic Disorders and Complications Program and the Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program at the RI-MUHC, Tho‑Alfakar Al-Aubodah is co-supervised by Drs. Tomoko Takano and Ciriaco Piccirillo.
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Dr. Robert Primavesi receives Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Award

The award recognizes a member who has demonstrated a commitment to CAEP through activities that have directly impacted the association, such as Board activities, committee work, involvement with working groups, advocacy, research, CPD activities or international work.
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In conversation with recent graduate Haruka Saito

Although the pandemic made in-person Convocation ceremonies impossible once again this year, the event represents an important milestone in a graduate’s journey as the recognition of years of hard work. It also provides an opportune time to reflect on that journey, as Dr. Haruka Saito, the lone 2021 graduate from the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (SCSD), did in taking some time to answer a few of our questions.
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