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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Martin Roy appointed Director, Human Resources, Faculty of Medicine

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Martin Roy to the position of Director, Human Resources, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective August 26, 2019. As Director, Human Resources, Mr. Roy will draw on his experience to lead the Faculty’s HR team, managing its day-to-day operations and assuming responsibility for all HR matters. We invite you to join us in wishing him the utmost success as he takes on this new position.
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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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Call for applications! Kuok Fellowship for graduate studies related to cancer care quality

The Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology in collaboration with the Rossy Cancer Network is pleased to announce its call for applications for the Kuok Fellowship. Applications are due by September 20, 2019.
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Update #5: Osler Library of the History of Medicine

In May 2019, the McGill Library announced that the Osler Library of the History of Medicine will be rebuilt as per pre-fire conditions. Reconstruction work will be coordinated by Facilities Management and Ancillary Services in collaboration with the Library and the Faculty of Medicine.
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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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McGill hosts Vascular Health Summer School with a focus on Sex Differences

From August 5 to 9, 2019, Montreal was host to the Canadian Vascular Network Summer School in Vascular Health with a focus on Sex Differences in Heart and Brain Health.  Organized and designed by a number of McGill Faculty of Medicine members, led by Drs. Louise Pilote and Ernesto Schiffrin, with Drs. Edith Hamel and Stella Daskalopoulou as curriculum committee members, the five-day event was attended by 50 graduate student research trainees and 30 faculty members from across Canada and the United Kingdom.
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Register for Sept. 15 Terry Fox Run: Interprofessionalism at heart of Faculty team

Students, faculty, staff, family and friends are encouraged to register now and join the Faculty of Medicine team for the September 15 Terry Fox run, putting interprofessionalism into practice for a great cause.
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Move to single-patient rooms at MUHC’s Glen site resulted in immediate, dramatic and long-lasting decrease of infection rates

The move to single-patient rooms at the McGill University Health Centre’s Glen site in 2015 resulted in significantly reduced rates of hospital-acquired infections, suggests a study published today in the highly respected journal JAMA: Internal Medicine published by the American Medical Association.
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How Elif Bilgic’s research is contributing to laparoscopic surgery training

She didn’t know it at the time, but when Elif Bilgic answered a McGill classified ad in 2012 looking for participants to take part in a skills acquisition study led by Dr. Melina Vassiliou, this marked the beginning of her longstanding relationship with the Steinberg-Bernstein Centre for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS Lab) at the Montreal General Hospital.
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Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics hands out its 2019 student awards

Congratulations to medical students Alessandro Pedicelli and Lara Fesdekjian, 2019 recipients of the McGill Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics’ Charles E. Frosst Medical Prize and Mark Nickerson Prize, respectively. The awards were presented during a ceremony on July 25.
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JGH recognized for eliminating unnecessary tests and procedures

The JGH has been certified by Choosing Wisely Canada for eliminating tests and procedures that are unnecessary, as determined by the latest research. As a result, patients have less exposure to potential harm, plus reduced stress.
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McGill’s MDCM-PhD Program seeks curious and committed students

At McGill, a select group of students has been accepted into the MDCM-PhD Program. They are training to be physician-scientists dedicated to research and patient care. Meet Guido Ivan Guberman, who is completing the PhD portion of the eight-year MDCM-PhD Program. His research focuses on children with concussions.
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