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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Congratulations to Dr. Goldie Marmor, appointed Director of Undergraduate Education in Family Medicine!

Reporting directly to the Chair of the Department of Family Medicine as well as to the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education, Dr. Marmor is responsible for all undergraduate teaching activities within the Department of Family Medicine.
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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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Reserve your place for the annual Rossy Cancer Network Retreat

The 4th annual RCN Retreat is coming up on Friday November 16, 2018. Join us for a day of networking and discussion.
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Welcome to the 2018-19 academic year

I would like to welcome you all to the new academic year. There is a special energy that fills our campuses at the start of the fall semester.  Even as the semester gets busy, I encourage each of you—whether you are new to McGill or a long-time member of our community—to make time to explore our University and discover everything it has to offer.
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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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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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TB Care: Reimagined

If we have to end the TB epidemic, we must reimagine how TB care is delivered. Today, this is feasible and achievable.
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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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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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