Stay informed: University and Faculty COVID-19 news

As the situation continues to evolve, McGill University and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences will continue to provide updates to keep our community informed.
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Dr. Thomas Schricker re-appointed Chair, Department of Anesthesia, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

We are pleased to announce the re-appointment of Dr. Thomas Schricker as Chair, Department of Anesthesia at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS). Dr. Schricker, who is the Wesley Bourne Professor in the Faculty, was appointed Chair in January 2016.
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Dr. Nathalie Saad appointed Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME), Montreal Campus

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Nathalie Saad to the position of Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME), Montreal Campus in the WELL Office, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
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Highlights from the May 20, 2021 Board of Governors meeting

It is once again our pleasure to provide you with an update on the recent activities of McGill’s Board of Governors. McGill’s Board held its fifth and final meeting of the 2020-2021 governance year on May 20, 2021.
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COVID-19 situation in India and South Asia: a plea for help

As you know, the COVID-19 situation in India and surrounding countries is desperate. Our McGill community has strong ties with the region and is devastated by what is going on. Our own Dr. Nitika Pai has written a passionate plea for help, sharing her family’s battle with COVID.
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Department of Family Medicine Newsletter – June 2021

We are pleased to announce that the June 2021 issue of the Department of Family Medicine Newsletter is now available online!
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SPGH and ESPUM Symposium on Anti-Racism

Invitation to a virtual symposium: Anti-Racism and the Public’s Health: Are Universities Stepping Up?
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Sun Life donates $800,000 to help underserved populations in Montreal affected by diabetes

To help at-risk populations—Indigenous peoples, individuals in situations of homelessness or at-risk-of-homelessness—disproportionately affected by diabetes in Montreal, Sun Life is donating $800,000 to McGill University.
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Training health care students during a pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Montreal in March 2020, McGill University faculty and staff looked for innovative ways to substitute in-person workshops for virtual platforms to provide learners with a rich learning environment.
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McGill speech-language pathology students work with Kahnawà:ke first-graders

Grade one is a critical time in a child’s development. While learning to read, which mostly happens in first grade, may seem fun and effortless for some children, “it can be a great challenge for others” says Sophie Vaillancourt, assistant professor (professional) in McGill’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences’ School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (SCSD).
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Five McGill teams awarded funding in new Genomic Integration program

Today Genome Quebec announced the results of its Genomic Integration Program, Human Health Stream competition. Five McGill teams from a diverse array of fields were awarded funds, totaling nearly $1 million.
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New clinical trial at The Neuro offers hope to brain cancer patients with a recurrence of glioblastoma

The past decade has seen tremendous strides made in cancer treatments. Increased access to clinical trials and personalized medicine have helped make many types of cancer treatable. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, the five-year survival for individuals diagnosed with a cancer is now 63%, meaning most Canadians have a better chance of surviving than ever before. But in the case of brain tumours, progress in developing new treatments has been slow.
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Recurrent miscarriage: what if the cause is genetic?

A new study suggests that next generation gene sequencing may provide answers for some women dealing with recurrent pregnancy loss and prevent further miscarriages.
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RI-MUHC trainee wins award at Canadian Society of Nephrology meeting

A doctoral student in the Metabolic Disorders and Complications Program and the Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program at the RI-MUHC, Tho‑Alfakar Al-Aubodah is co-supervised by Drs. Tomoko Takano and Ciriaco Piccirillo.
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Dr. Robert Primavesi receives Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Award

The award recognizes a member who has demonstrated a commitment to CAEP through activities that have directly impacted the association, such as Board activities, committee work, involvement with working groups, advocacy, research, CPD activities or international work.
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In conversation with recent graduate Haruka Saito

Although the pandemic made in-person Convocation ceremonies impossible once again this year, the event represents an important milestone in a graduate’s journey as the recognition of years of hard work. It also provides an opportune time to reflect on that journey, as Dr. Haruka Saito, the lone 2021 graduate from the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (SCSD), did in taking some time to answer a few of our questions.
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