McGill Clinical Innovation Competition (CLIC) welcomes new MI4 Innovation Prize

On October 10, we announced the return of the highly anticipated second annual McGill Faculty of Medicine Clinical Innovation Competition. Today we are thrilled to announce that the McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity has also sponsored a new prize. The MI4 Innovation Prize recognizes a preventative, diagnostic or therapeutic innovative approach designed to address infectious or immune-related threats to human health.
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Patricia Wade appointed Director, Office of Accreditation and Education Quality Improvement

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Patricia Wade to the position of Director, Office of Accreditation and Education Quality Improvement, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Ms. Wade will report to the Executive Director and work in close collaboration with the Vice‐Dean, Education and with Associate Deans, Chairs and Directors of all educational units of the Faculty of Medicine. She will be responsible for the general direction of all Faculty of Medicine quality assurance and quality improvement activities and processes, including accreditation, program evaluation, and cyclical review.
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MIMM Bites Newsletter – December 2018

We are pleased to announce that the December issue is now available online. It provides news and announcements of interest to the faculty and support staff members, as well as to students and alumni members. It also presents information on department updates, upcoming events and announcements.
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The 2018 RI-MUHC Annual Report is now available online!

It is our pleasure to present the online version of the 2018 Annual Report of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). Let’s celebrate our “Strength in Partnerships”!
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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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Mastering the Art of Surgery

The Art of Surgery is a basic hands-on surgery course taught by Dr. Nabil Fanous at the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning to teach McGill Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residents valuable tips and tricks that will optimize their skills in the operating room. This unique course incorporates knowledge acquired by Dr. Fanous, Associate Professor in the McGill Department of OTL-HNS during his surgical career as an otolaryngologist and cosmetic surgeon.
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Dr. Aliki Thomas appointed Site Director of Research at the CISSS Laval Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital

Dr. Aliki Thomas, Associate Professor at McGill University’s School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, has been appointed Site Director of Research at the CISSS Laval Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Thomas takes over from Dr. Joyce Fung who held this position for more than two decades. Dr. Thomas is also a research scientist at the Centre for Medical Education in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University, and is responsible for theme 2 of axis 2 at the Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en réadaptation (CRIR) du Montréal métropolitain.
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Can a smart app encourage HIV-self testing in Canada?

HIV self-testing strategies have been recommended by the World Health Organization since 2016, as they empower people to find out HIV their status at their convenience. Home-based testing kits have yet to be approved for sale in Canada. However, a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and collaborators from Clinique Médicale l’Actuel, in Montreal, evaluated an unsupervised HIV self-testing program via a smartphone and tablet application called HIVSmart!, among an at-risk population (men who have sex with men).  The findings of their study – a Canada-first – have been published online this week in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
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Stigma impairs cognition in men living with HIV

A new study has drawn a direct link between the amount of stigma men with HIV report experiencing and their scores on cognitive tests, measuring abilities such as memory and attention. The study, by researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University, and the McGill University Health Centre tested 512 older Caucasian men living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), drawn from clinics across Canada and part of the Positive Brain Health Now cohort.
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Dr. Gerald M. Fried elected Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons

McGill University’s Dr. Gerald M. Fried was recently elected Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) during the College’s annual Clinical Congress, held in Boston, October 21-25. Congratulations Dr. Fried!
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Prof. Nancy Feeley honoured by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing

On November 20, 2018, Ingram School of Nursing Associate Professor and researcher Nancy Feeley, RN, PhD, was presented with the 2018 Excellence in Nursing Research Award on behalf of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, as part of its mission to promote nursing research and recognize individual accomplishments in the research arena. Congratulations Prof. Feeley!
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CHASM’s second round of applications encourages student involvement

It all started with the launch of three projects. That is how the Community Health and Social Medicine (CHASM) started last year. Now in its second year, CHASM is broadening its application process to include more projects, more funding, and a greater, more robust curriculum.
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