Dr. Susan Rvachew appointed Associate Dean and Director of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Susan Rvachew as Associate Dean and Director for the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, effective September 1, 2019. As Associate Dean and Director of the SCSD, Dr. Rvachew will be responsible for leading the clinical and research educational missions and for setting the scientific priorities and goals of the School.
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Dr. Donald Sheppard appointed Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Donald Sheppard to the position of Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. As Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Dr. Sheppard will build on the department’s successes in emerging areas such as pathogen virulence mechanisms, microbiome, and innate immune responses and help generate new knowledge in understanding pathogenesis resulting from infection and immunological processes, with the aim of ultimately translating these into novel treatments, diagnostic tools and vaccines to improve human health locally and globally.
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Highlights from the May 23, 2019, Board of Governors meeting

On May 23, 2019, McGill’s Board of Governors held its fifth meeting of the 2018-2019 governance year. The full minutes of the meeting’s open session will be available following approval at the Board’s next meeting, on October 3, 2019. In the meantime, we would like to share with you the meeting’s important discussions, decisions and developments.
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The 2019 Edition of the Prognosis is here!

The Prognosis, McGill’s student-led global health journal has released its 8th edition under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief Anna de Waal. This year, seven peer-reviewed articles were selected for publication. The topics range from Universal Health Care in Thailand to Tuberculosis in Nunavut.
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MIMM Bites Newsletter – June 2019

We are pleased to announce that the June 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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January – June 2019

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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Caring for obese patients

Dr. Zvi H. Perry is a bariatric surgeon who wants to raise awareness about the surgical treatment options for obese patients. Dr. Perry came to McGill in 2017 to complete a one-year clinical fellowship in bariatric surgery, working with world-renowned surgeons at the Montreal General Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre. After completing his bariatric surgery fellowship, Dr. Perry stayed on to pursue a surgical simulation clinical fellowship at McGill’s Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning with the goal of facilitating a structured educational program in bariatrics.
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Health minister focuses on emergency services and infection prevention in JGH tour

Coping with the high volume of emergency patients and preventing the spread of infection were the focus of attention on June 25 during a visit to the JGH by Danielle McCann, Minister of Health and Social Services.
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Researchers unlock mysteries of complex microRNA oncogenes

A new collaborative study, led by researchers at McGill University’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC), and published in the journal Molecular Cell, uncovered novel functions for polycistronic microRNAs and showed how cancers such as lymphoma twist these functions to reorganize the information networks that control gene expression.
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McGill researchers reveal how protein mutation is involved in rare brain development disorder

Researchers at McGill University focusing on the intellectual disability aspect of Christianson Syndrome, have shown for the first time how a specific mutant form of the SLC9A6 encoding gene for the NHE6 protein affects the ability of neurons to form and strengthen connections. The findings, which the researchers hope could eventually lead to new treatments for patients, are published online in the journal Neurobiology of Disease.
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Multiple honours for Dr. Évelyne Vinet

RI-MUHC researcher earns distinctions from the European League Against Rheumatism, Laurentian Conference of Rheumatology and McGill University. Dr. Vinet is a member of the Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and conducts research at the Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation. Congratulations, Dr. Vinet!
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Dr. Eugene Bereza steps down as Director of the MUHC Centre for Applied Ethics, receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Eugene Bereza has recently stepped down from his position as Director of the MUHC Centre for Applied Ethics, remaining part of the CAE team as ethics consultant on a part-time basis. In recognition of his leadership and innovation in biomedical ethics at the local, national and international levels over the last three decades, Dr. Bereza was awarded the Canadian Bioethics SocietyLifetime Achievement Award on May 24, 2019.
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Students take lead on interprofessional healthcare education

Fresh off the heels of their 2019 McGill Interprofessionalism Research Symposium on March 20, the McGill Association of Students in Healthcare are already planning for next academic year. The 2019 symposium saw students from a range of disciplines present posters and oral presentations along with a panel discussion about mental health.
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