Seeking nominations for Forbes’ “30 under 30” list

Do you know of someone – a colleague, student, postdoc, or other – who is doing exceptional things and is under the age of 30? Forbes is currently seeking nominations for their annual “30 under 30” list and they are hoping to receive nominations from deserving McGillians in the health care category.
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Dr. Gilles Brousseau appointed Vice-Dean and Director – Outaouais Campus

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Gilles Brousseau to the role of Vice-Dean and Director of the Outaouais Campus, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Dr. Brousseau has been a champion of medical education in Outaouais for more than 30 years. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Brousseau on this new position and wishing him continued success with the Outaouais Campus.
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Gairdner National Program Lecture – October 21

The Gairdner lecture series invites an award-winning scientist working in the field of biomedical research to speak with students in hopes of motivating the next generation of scientists. This year students will have the opportunity to meet with 2019 Gairdner Award recipient Dr. John F.X. Diffley. By describing the exact sequence of events involved in DNA replication, Dr. Diffley and his colleague Dr. Stillman have provided key insights into how our genome is duplicated which has implications for understanding genome instability and tumour heterogeneity in cancer.
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Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter – September 2019

We are pleased to announce that the Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter for September 2019 is now available online!
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Students, researchers, and future-ready global leaders are at the core of McGill University’s $2-billion fundraising campaign

McGill University today unveiled a $2-billion fundraising campaign designed to propel McGill into its third century by boosting resources for financial aid and scholarships, equipping students with the skills they need to become “future-ready” global leaders, and supporting research and innovation in some of the most pressing societal challenges.
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Diagnosed and pregnant: battling sickle cell disease

When Judelyne Pierre moved from Haiti to Quebec, she was eager to start a new chapter in her life. But less than one year into her stay, doctors found a mass in her body and told her she had to get operated right away.  Judelyne underwent preliminary testing for surgery and when her blood test results came back, she found out she had another serious medical condition: sickle cell anemia. Judelyne’s morale elevated slightly when her mass was successfully removed, however her fright over sickle cell anemia intensified. She learned the disease was hereditary and could be passed down to her children – and in 2016, Judelyne became pregnant.
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Nurses making an impact in Indigenous communities

As part of Indigenous Awareness weeks at McGill University (September 16-27), the Ingram School of Nursing, in collaboration with Global and Indigenous Health Nursing (GAIHN – McGill), is proud to highlight Indigenous Nurses connected to the McGill community and the work they do.
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Thomas Durcan uses Open Science to make his work accessible and intelligible

As part of the Neuro’s ongoing commitment to Open Science, Thomas Durcan PhD, shares how his efforts as group leader of the Early Drug Discovery unit are centered on the belief that Open Science can make the research endeavor more efficient and transparent.
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Drone delivers simulated blood products to rooftop of the Montreal General Hospital

On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, a drone transported simulated blood products to the rooftop of the Montreal General Hospital of the McGill University health Centre in a groundbreaking experiment led by Dr. Valérie Homier, emergency physician at the MUHC and a specialist in emergency medicine. This was the first experiment of its kind in Canada.
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Canadian psychiatrists welcome new president, Dr. Georgina Zahirney

The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) recently announced the inauguration of its new president, Dr. Georgina Zahirney, at its annual conference, held earlier this September in Quebec City. Dr.  Zahirney is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. Congratulations Dr. Zahirney!
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Undergrads launch new case competition on rare diseases

Students from diverse disciplines are working together to launch the inaugural Rare Disease Interdepartmental Science Case Competition (RISC Competition) with a Meet and Greet on Thursday, September 19, to share details of the competition with interested students. The competition is for undergraduate students in their second or third year from across the Life Sciences programs including Physiology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, and Anatomy and Cell Biology.
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