Philippe Gros appointed Deputy Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation)

Professor Philippe Gros, PhD, will become Deputy Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation), effective November 1, 2018. The creation of this new role reinforces McGill’s strategic priority to be a world leader in both research and innovation. As Deputy VP R+I, Professor Gros’ principal mandate will be to support the overall mission of advancing innovation and research excellence at McGill.
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Daniel Doran appointed Associate Director, AEC 12, Goodman Cancer Research Centre, Genome Innovation Centre and the Department of Human Genetics

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Doran to the role of Associate Director, Administrative Excellence Centre (AEC) 12, encompassing the Goodman Cancer Research Centre, the Genome Innovation Centre and the Department of Human Genetics within the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University.
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Dr. Eric Shoubridge re-appointed Chair, Department of Human Genetics

We are delighted to announce the re-appointment of Dr. Eric Shoubridge to the position of Chair of the Department of Human Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Dr. Shoubridge originally took on this role in 2013 and has successfully led and grown the Department over the course of his first term.
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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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Quebec funds next steps in RVH project

We are very pleased to share with you that the Government of Quebec announced today a $37-million commitment to McGill. The investment is to plan the transformation of the Royal Victoria Hospital into a bold new multidisciplinary research and learning centre for sustainability systems and public policy.
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Together Stronger: Nurses Shaping Future Environments for Health

Registration is now open for the 2018 edition of the Nursing Explorations Conference. Don’t miss out on the early-bird regular and student rates, valid until 11:30 PM EST, October 19, 2018.
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Madhukar Pai invited to first-ever UN High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis

Dr. Madhukar Pai, Director of McGill’s International Tuberculosis Centre, and Director of McGill Global Health Programs, has been invited to participate in an historic international gathering called the UN High Level Meeting on TB in New York on September 26. Dr. Pai will join more than 50 heads of state and hundreds of leaders, researchers and philanthropists at UN Headquarters, during the General Assembly Debate, to discuss how to address the most deadly infectious disease in the world today.
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$2 million research grant awarded to McGill Nursing represents ‘powerful endorsement’ of the profession

The Ingram School of Nursing (ISoN) is pleased to announce a major partnership grant involving the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada ­­­­­(SSHRC), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and additional partners’ joint investment of over $2 million in a groundbreaking research project entitled Transforming Nurses’ Work Environments Through a Strength-Based Leadership and Management Training Program, led by ISoN Professor Laurie Gottlieb, RN, PhD.
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The 2018 Terry Fox Run: Another Inter-professional effort at McGill

The McGill Faculty of Medicine’s Inter-professional team welcomed more than 240 participants to the annual Terry Fox Run held in the Old Port of Montreal on Sunday September 16, surpassing its fundraising goal of $6,000. This unique and inclusive team brings together students & faculty members, healthcare professionals & patients, and families & friends from across the Faculty of Medicine network to support our community, promote health and physical activity, and to foster leadership and teamwork.
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New study uncovers vast variation and significant deficits in tuberculosis care in urban India

India has announced its own ambitious plans to eliminate TB by 2025. With the world’s largest TB burden and rising multidrug resistance, this will be a daunting task, particularly with private sector health care providers serving as the first point of contact for 50-70% of patients with TB symptoms in India. According to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine, these private practitioners are delivering a wide range of largely inadequate care to these patients.
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Promising novel treatment against Alzheimer Disease

New research conducted at the Lady Davis Institute (LDI) at the Jewish General Hospital reveals that a novel drug reverses memory deficits and stops Alzheimer disease pathology (AD) in an animal model. Importantly, this drug has already proven to be non-toxic for humans in a clinical setting and could, therefore, be brought quickly to trials in humans against AD. These findings are published in Nature Communications.
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Smoking thins vital part of brain

Years ago, children were warned that smoking could stunt their growth, but now a major study by an international team including the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University and the University of Edinburgh shows new evidence that long-term smoking could cause thinning of the brain’s cortex. The cortex is the outer layer of the brain in which critical cognitive functions such as memory, language and perception take place.
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Celebrating the 2018 Dean of Medicine Awards of Excellence winners

Congratulations to Johanne Bourdon, Anna Lee and Thomas Mills, the 2018 recipients of the Priyabrata “PB” Mukhopadhyay Award, the Anne McCormick Award and the Pamela Chase Award respectively. The three were honoured during a celebration in Holmes Hall on Thursday, September 27.
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Dr. Gerald Fried awarded the Meritorious Service Cross

Dr. Gerald Fried, the Edward W. Archibald Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at McGill has been selected to receive a Meritorious Service Cross (Civil Division), to be presented by the Governor General of Canada. Originally created for members of the military in 1984, Meritorious Service Decorations are an important part of the Canadian Honours System and highlight remarkable achievements that are accomplished over a limited period of time. Congratulations Dr. Fried!
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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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