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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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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Congratulations to the 2019 winners of the Dean of Medicine Awards of Excellence!

Please join us in congratulating this year’s winners of the Dean of Medicine Awards of Excellence: Vasiliki (Vicky) Kottis, Rowshan Akhter and Kazué Narita. Award winners are selected based on performance above and beyond the call of duty, dedication and caring, creative problem-solving, initiative, motivation and contribution to overall morale. The Ovation ceremony, honouring this year’s laureates, will be held on Thursday, September 19. Congratulations Kazué, Rowshan and Vasiliki!
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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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Principal’s Awards for Administrative and Support Staff – Deadline: August 16

Now is the time to start thinking about submitting nominations to the Principal’s Awards for Administrative and Support Staff for 2018-2019. The Principal’s Awards for Administrative and Support Staff is a university-wide award program that recognizes the outstanding contributions of administrative and support staff to the McGill community.
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MIMM Bites Newsletter – September 2019

We are pleased to announce that the September 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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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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Book provides window into two decades of pediatric surgery

Dr. Sherif Emil has collected hundreds of actual case scenarios and thousands of images — clinical, operative, radiologic, pathologic – over the past twenty years of his career. The collection has culminated in his authoring a new book, Clinical Pediatric Surgery: A Case-Based Interactive Approach, published on September 24. The book is one of the few single-authored books to ever be published in the surgical field.
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Volunteer Work in Africa: Paying It Forward

Dr. Alan Barkun, Director of Endoscopy at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), is never too far from his suitcases. A veteran of humanitarian missions, he has already visited Ethiopia, Morocco and Myanmar, among others, to engage in clinical work and training.
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Immune response efficiency is tuned by the biological clock

A group of researchers led by Nicolas Cermakian (McGill University, Douglas Research Centre) and Nathalie Labrecque (Université de Montréal, Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont Research Centre) has just identified the mechanisms that control the function of specific immune cells, CD8 T lymphocytes, according to the time of day. This study will help to develop more efficient vaccination tools and should lead to new applications in immunotherapy against cancer.
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So much to discover: Research in the era of legal cannabis

Approximately a year after the legalization of marijuana in Canada last fall, the new McGill Research Centre for Cannabis is poised to examine the role that legal cannabis will be playing in our society on many fronts. The trans-disciplinary centre, a partnership between six McGill faculties (Medicine, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Law, Science, Education, and Management) and the McGill University Health Centre Research Institute, has already initiated a number of research projects in fundamental and applied science. In a recent interview with the McGill News, MRCC director Carolyn Baglole, an associate professor of medicine, discussed the ambition and scope of the centre.
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August winner of the Relève étoile Jacques-Genest award

Emily MacLean, a PhD student in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University, is the award winner of the Relève étoile Jacques-Genest award of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS).

Congratulations Emily!
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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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