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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One-year extension for Dr. David Eidelman, Vice-President (Health Affairs) and Dean

McGill Principal Suzanne Fortier has announced a one-year extension of Dr. David Eidelman’s appointment as Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Fortier thanked Dr. Eidelman for his “commitment and service during these extraordinary times, and for agreeing to extend [his] appointment for a year.
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Theresa Beesley named Director, Office of Respectful Environments, School of Medicine

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Theresa Beesley, PhD, to the newly created position of Director, Office of Respectful Environments, School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
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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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Highlights from the April 22, 2021 Board of Governors meeting

McGill’s Board held its fourth meeting of the 2020-2021 governance year on April 22, 2021. The full minutes of the meeting’s open session will be available following approval at the Board’s next meeting, on May 20, 2021. In the meantime, we would like to share with you the meeting’s important discussions, decisions and developments.
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Department of Family Medicine Newsletter – April 2021

We are pleased to announce that the April 2021 issue of the Department of Family Medicine Newsletter is now available online!
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Department of Family Medicine Newsletter – March 2021

We are pleased to announce that the March 2021 issue of the Department of Family Medicine Newsletter is now available online!
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Citizen’s forum addresses Black representation in health sciences

Over 100 invited guests from diverse Black communities in Quebec took part in a citizen’s forum on April 14 to address Black representation across health sciences disciplines, professions and curricula. Participants brainstormed concrete ideas to address the underrepresentation of Black community members in health sciences education, curricula and professional practice.
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Dr. Joanne Liu joins McGill University

Dr. Joanne Liu, a Canadian pediatric emergency room physician and former International President of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is joining McGill University’s School of Population and Global Health (SPGH) as a professor focusing on pandemic and health emergencies.
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The Journey Through the Diagnosis of Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia in persons over the age of 65, but not the only one. Learn more about it from McGill experts who will be leading the 2021 World Alzheimer Report on the diagnosis of dementia in partnership with Alzheimer’s Disease International.
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The Gnotobiotic Research Platform is open for business

The Gnotobiotic Research Platform, under the leadership of Irah King, PhD, a scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), officially launched its activities in March 2021. Located at the Glen site of the RI-MUHC, the Gnotobiotic Research Platform is also an integral part of the newly minted McGill Centre for Microbiome Research.
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Under 30 and sexually active? It’s a good idea to get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea

A new guideline from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) recommends routine screening for sexually active adults under 30.
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McGill researchers find new insight in the battle with antibiotic resistance

A paper published in the journal Nature Communications by researchers from McGill University brings new insights into the battle against microbial resistance. The findings can be thought of as the latest play in a very intricate puzzle, according to Dr. Berghuis, Chair of the Department of Biochemistry at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and the paper’s senior author.
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McGill professor selected for Canadian Thoracic Society award

Dr. Tania Janaudis-Ferreira, Assistant Professor at McGill University’s School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, is the 2021 recipient of the CRHP Distinction Award in recognition of her significant contributions to knowledge translation, teaching and mentorship. Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals (CRHP) is the multi-disciplinary healthcare professional assembly of the Canadian Thoracic Society.
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McGill medical student selected for summer internship in artificial intelligence

Congratulations to Nishaant (Shaan) Bhambra, a third-year medical student at McGill’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, who is among the 14 students from across Canada selected by the Temerty Centre for AI Research and Education in Medicine to be part of the inaugural cohort of their AI in Medicine Summer Research Studentship program. The program is intended to introduce undergraduate and medical students to AI in healthcare.
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SPOT’s virtual Name-Tag ceremonies celebrate two cohorts

McGill’s School of Physical & Occupational Therapy (SPOT) recently recognized both the 2020 and 2021 cohorts of occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT) professional program students for successfully reaching the milestone moment marking the transition from classroom learning to clinical experience. The Name-Tag Ceremony is considered the equivalent of the engineering Iron-Ring ceremony and medicine’s White Coat ceremony for SPOT. Faculty and staff are proud to celebrate this transition with the students each year.
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