Dr. David Colman: 1949 – 2011

It is with profound regret and sadness that we learned today about the loss of David Colman, our esteemed colleague, Director of the Neuro, Wilder Penfield Professor of Neuroscience at McGill and a pillar of our community. The Faculty of Medicine mourns the loss of a truly visionary leader.
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Faculty Council and Town Hall Meeting

Tuesday, June 7, 2011: Faculty Council and Town Hall Meeting –
4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
McGill Life Sciences Complex,
Bellini Atrium
3649 Promenade Sir-William-Osler
RSVP now!

Appointment of Dr. Liane Feldman

Dr. Liane Feldman has been appointed to the position of Director, Division of General Surgery at the McGill University Health Centre and McGill University. Dr. Feldman is currently Associate Professor of Surgery and The Steinberg-Bernstein Chair of Minimally Invasive Surgery at the MUHC. She is the Director of the General Surgery Clinical Teaching Unit at the Montreal General Hospital site, Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) Fellowship Program and co-principal Investigator of the McGill Centre of Excellence in MIS.

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Inaugural Ceremony at School of P&OT

For the first time in McGill as well as Canadian history, the step from classroom to clinical practice for physical and occupational therapy students was marked by a special event – the McGill Faculty of Medicine’s School of Physical and Occupational Therapy’s inaugural Name Tag Ceremony.
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Opening doors to the health sciences

Hundreds of high school students from in and around Montreal descended on McGill campus recently, participating in a wide range of health sciences activities. Experience Careers in Health and Regional Initiative are two events organized by McGill medical students and supported by the Office of Admissions, Equity and Diversity in the Faculty of Medicine. The events are also part of the office’s Towards Health program linking McGill University and targeting teens, from rural, aboriginal and underprivileged areas.
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Congratulations to the Classes of 2011

The McGill Faculty of Medicine Classes of 2011 reached an important milestone this week and celebrated in style. “I know it wasn’t easy to get here – to this doorway that is finally opening to your careers,” said VP-Dean Richard I. Levin, at the Dean’s Award Ceremony for Medicine. “This is a great day, and as you set forth on your journeys, know also that it is a great time to be a doctor. The stage has been set for you to accomplish amazing things.” Watch for more coverage of Convocation in the Health Sciences next week.
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Faculty candidates for Greatest McGillian


The creator of modern medical training, the innovator of the blood bank, the co-developer of an anti-AIDS drug, or one of Canada’s earliest female medical graduates – who would you choose as the greatest McGillian? The McGill Alumni Association is giving you the chance to cast your vote and choose among the more than twenty stellar finalists from varied backgrounds and professions. This is your chance to honour William Osler, Charles R. Drew, Bernard Belleau, Maude Abbott, or any of the three other members of the Faculty of Medicine who have made it on the list.
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New MDCM option for international medical graduates

McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine has introduced another initiative aimed at fostering diversity in the classroom. Beginning fall 2011, IMGs who are Quebec residents may apply for advanced standing into McGill’s MDCM (Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery) program. “The new pathway builds on our goal to shape a health care system that reflects the populations we serve,” said Saleem Razack, Assistant Dean of the Faculty’s Office of Admissions, Equity and Diversity. “It goes hand in hand with our commitment to diversity and excellence.”
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McGill recipients of the CIHR New Investigator Awards

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has award five McGill researchers the New Investigator Prize. They are Martin Schmeing (New Investigator), Robert Sladek (New Investigator), Giuseppina Ursini-Siegel (New Investigator), Rob Whitley (New Investigator) and Etienne De Villiers-Sidani (CIHR Clinician Scientist Phase-2)
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McGill researchers awarded FRSQ funding


Thirty-one researchers from McGill’s Faculty of Medicine have been awarded salary support from the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ). The funding will ensure the realization of research in various areas, including health services in gastroenterology and depression and studying the role of endogenous lipid mediators in the genesis of viral pneumonias and influenza.
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