Dr. Sylvain Baillet appointed Associate Dean, Research

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sylvain Baillet to the position of Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Dr. Baillet takes over from Dr. Shari Baum, who was recently appointed Vice-Dean, Life Sciences. As Associate Dean, Research, Dr. Baillet will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of research administration in the Faculty of Medicine, including developing and applying research policies.
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INVITATION: McGill Clinical Innovation Competition and Awards Ceremony – May 22, 2019

The McGill Faculty of Medicine Clinical Innovation Competition was inspired by McGill alumnus Dr. Raymond Hakim with the goal of supporting members of our Faculty of Medicine community in conceiving and developing ideas with the potential to have a direct impact on Canadian or global health care.

Five finalists will pitch their initiatives as they compete for the prestigious Hakim Family Innovation Prize and the Marika Zelenka Roy Innovation Prize before a panel of esteemed judges. The winners of the MI4 Innovation Prize and the Steinberg Centre Simnovation Prize will also be announced during the ceremony.
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Pascale Mongrain, Executive Director, Faculty of Medicine, pursuing new career opportunity

I am writing to share the news that our colleague Pascale Mongrain, Executive Director at the Faculty of Medicine, will be leaving McGill University in order to pursue a new and exciting career challenge. Pascale’s last day with us will be April 18, 2019. Please join me in wishing Pascale every success in her new role, one that she will no doubt approach with her characteristic rigour and commitment to success that she demonstrated throughout her time here.
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Highlights from the February 14, 2019, Board of Governors meeting

On Feb. 14, 2019, McGill’s Board of Governors held its third meeting of the 2018-2019 governance year. We would like to share with you the meeting’s important discussions, decisions and developments.
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McGill24 raises nearly $2.3 million in 24 hours

McGill24, McGill’s fourth annual day of giving held on Wednesday, March 13, raised nearly $2.3 million from 5,244 donors for causes across the University. In its fourth year, McGill24 has broken records yet again, surpassing funds raised in any previous year and strengthening its position as the largest Canadian university fundraiser of its kind.
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McGill University recognized as one of Montreal’s Top Employers for 2019

First published in 2006, Montréal’s Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the employers in Greater Montréal that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. This year’s winners, including McGill University, were announced on January 31, 2019 in a special magazine published in the Montreal Gazette. This is the 11th year in a row McGill has been included in the annual list.
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The Osler Library Newsletter – Winter 2019

We are pleased to provide you with the Winter 2019 edition of the Osler Library Newsletter.
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Campus Outaouais takes shape

The project is a partnership between McGill University and the Centre intégré de santé et des services sociaux (CISSS) de l’Outaouais. The Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services is financing the $32.5-million construction project while the Ministry of Education and Higher Education is providing recurrent funding for teaching activities. “It’s very gratifying to see this long-awaited project taking shape. This is a historic moment for McGill and the CISSS de l’Outaouais,” says Dr. David Eidelman, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of Medicine at McGill. 
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Focus on McGill Nursing Faculty: Oxana Kapoustina

Our dedicated faculty members are the heartbeat of the Ingram School of Nursing. Learn more about McGill Nursing educators via Focus on McGill Nursing Faculty. In this edition, Oxana Kapoustina shares her passion for nursing and teaching, and much more. Prior to taking on a full-time faculty lecturer position at the Ingram School of Nursing in 2018, Oxana worked as a nurse clinician at McGill University Health Centre’s Emergency Department where she was actively involved in educational and nursing orientation activities. She continues to practice in the Emergency Department and holds CNA certification in Emergency Nursing.
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McGill-affiliated hospitals among best in Canada

Congratulations to the three McGill-affiliated hospitals that placed in the top ten in Newsweek’s rankings of the best hospitals in Canada.
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Umbrella of care: the Children’s and RVH work together for benefit of one young patient

The design of the Glen site – where a pediatric and adult hospital live side-by-side – has led to a unique MUHC collaboration for the benefit of a particular pediatric patient. There are few situations where a Montreal Children’s Hospital patient would be directly impacted by the Royal Victoria Hospital. But the complexities around the treatment of one eight-year-old patient led Dr. Meranda Nakhla, a pediatric endocrinologist at the Children’s, to work directly with the RVH to find a solution.
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Ottawa invests $1.2M in CLSA research projects

Yesterday, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors, announced funding of $1.2 million for 17 projects to be led by researchers across the country that will analyze baseline data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. Three projects led by McGill-based researchers will receive funding. Using the CLSA platform, these researchers will seek to better understand various factors related to health and aging and create knowledge that will guide program and policy development to support healthy aging.
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Increase in children and teens seen in ERs for suicide attempts and suicidal thoughts

A new study led by a research team at the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre shows that emergency room visits for children and teenagers who had thoughts of suicide or had attempted suicide have doubled over the last decade. “This rise in suicidal behaviour is alarming. As a proportion of all pediatric ED visits, for any reason, children presenting with suicidal behaviour increased by 60%,” says lead study author Dr. Brett Burstein, a pediatric emergency room physician at the MCH-MUHC and an associate investigator from the Child Health and Human Development Program of the Research Institute of the MUHC.
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Dick Menzies receives Distinguished Lecturer Award

Dr. Dick Menzies, Director of the Respiratory Epidemiology Unit at McGill, has been named recipient of the 2019 CIHR-ICRH/CTS Distinguished Lecturer Award in Respiratory Sciences. Each year, the Distinguished Lecturer Award Series honours outstanding researchers within the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health scientific research community who have contributed significantly to the advancement of science in their field of research both in Canada and internationally.
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Dr. Reut Gruber to receive 2019 Y Women of Distinction Award

Dr. Reut Gruber, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine was included among the list of 2019 Women’s Y Foundation laureates announced last week, who will be honoured on September 26, 2019 at The Windsor Montreal during the 26th Women of Distinction Awards. Congratulations Dr. Gruber!
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Networking with the next generation

Sixty female high school students from across Montreal met with women leaders in science and medicine at the recent NeuroXXceptional Speed Networking event. The event capped off the #NeuroXXceptional series featuring exceptional women at The Neuro who tell us what inspired them to become scientists and clinicians, and what they love about their work.
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