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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Dr. Guy Rouleau re-appointed Chair, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery

We are delighted to announce the re-appointment of Dr. Guy Rouleau to the position of Chair of the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Dr. Rouleau originally took on this role in 2013. He is also in the second term of his appointment as Director of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro.
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Highlights from the October 4, 2018, Board of Governors meeting

Message from the Principal:
It is once again my pleasure to update you about the recent activities of McGill’s Board of Governors, which is the University’s highest governing body. As I have done in years past, I will share with you the highlights from each of the Board’s five regular meetings during this academic year.
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Call for Proposals: Edith Strauss Research Grant – Deadline: December 1

Are you a clinician, researcher or graduate/professional student interested in MOVING RESEARCH EVIDENCE INTO CLINICAL PRACTICE? If yes, here’s an amazing funding opportunity for you! You are invited to apply for an Edith Strauss knowledge translation grantof up to $12,000.


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Department of Medicine Newsletter “Vital Signs” – October 2018

We are pleased to provide you with the October 2018 edition of Vital Signs, the McGill University Department of Medicine newsletter, published four times a year.
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Code Orange Simulation at the MUHC

The McGill University Health Centre took part in one of the largest, most complex Code Orange simulations to date on Thursday, with the Montreal Children’s Hospital, Montreal General Hospital and the Royal Victoria Hospital among a number of Quebec health institutions going to enormous lengths to test their responses in a major crisis situation.
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Office of Interprofessional Education earns high praise in New Zealand

Leaders in Interprofessional Education (IPE) who gathered in New Zealand in September for the All Together Better Health IX Conference were duly impressed by McGill’s Office of Interprofessional Education (OIPE). Three members of the OIPE presented the team’s accomplishments and shared lessons learned with participants representing over 30 countries in this important and burgeoning area of education and research. Margaret Purden, Mark Daly and Cynthia Perlman relayed the OIPE’s experiences and achievements, including their strategies to recruit and retain an impressive 200 volunteer facilitators from the academic and clinical settings to help deliver the IPE program.
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Scientific breakthrough: promising new target for immunotherapy

McGill scientists, as part of an international collaboration, have singled out the TIM-3 molecule as the next potential target for immunotherapy treatments in patients with cancer and other diseases.
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Good spatial memory? You’re likely to be good at identifying smells too

People who have better spatial memory are also better at identifying odors, according to a study published this week in Nature Communications. The study builds on a recent theory that the main reason that a sense of smell evolved was to aid in navigation, since most animals rely primarily on smell to find food and avoid predators. The McGill research team, led by Véronique Bohbot from McGill’s Department of Psychiatry and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, hypothesized that if this were indeed the case, there would be a strong link between navigation and olfaction.
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Congratulations to Dr. Eugene Bereza for his appointment to the Québec Commission sur les soins de fin de vie !

Last July 3, Dr. Eugene Bereza was appointed by the Québec Council of ministers as a member of the Commission sur les soins de fin de vie. The Québec Commission sur les soins de fin de vie was created by the 2014 Act respecting end-of-life care.
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Dr. Pierre-Paul Tellier receives Honorary McGill Scarlet Key

We wish to congratulate Dr. Pierre-Paul Tellier, Associate Professor of the Department of Family Medicine, for receiving the Honorary Scarlet Key from the McGill Alumni Association. The Scarlet Key Society began in 1925 as the official host and guide for dignitaries and special guests visiting the University. In 1938, a parallel organization called the Red Wing Society was established for female students, which later joined the Scarlet Key Society in 1971. The Society has since revised its constitution to focus on three main goals: recognition of leadership, service to the University and the greater community, and maintaining an organized Society for its members.
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MDCM student develops a series of free, interprofessional workshops

Benjamin Franklin reportedly said, “If you want something done, give it to a busy person.”  Cyril Boulila is busy getting things done.  The second year McGill medical student works part-time as a physiotherapist, is a member of the McGill water polo team, is an award-winning saxophonist and, as if that is not enough, is developing and organizing a series of free collaborative and interprofessional workshops.
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