Dr. Leon Tourian appointed Assistant Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Leon Tourian to the position of Assistant Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME), Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Dr. Tourian replaces Dr. Evelyn Constantin, who has held the role since 2016.
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Marie-Hélène Thibault named to the position of Staffing Advisor (Recruiter)

It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Marie-Hélène Thibault to the position of Staffing Advisor (Recruiter), joining our recruitment team in the Faculty of Medicine. The appointment is effective immediately.
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In memoriam: Dr. F. Clarke Fraser (1920-2014)

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of a McGill legend, Dr. F. Clarke Fraser, at the age of 94. Born in Norwich, Connecticut, and raised in Nova Scotia, Dr. Frank Clarke Fraser was a visionary in human genetics, teratology and genetic counseling, who made history in the 1950s as the country’s premier medical geneticist. He was an iconic figure in Canadian medicine, as well as a biomedical pioneer, a fine teacher, and an outstanding scientist.
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Student vote

The General Assembly of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) recently passed a motion to support the Boycott, Divest and Sanction campaign against Israel. That decision has been defeated in a subsequent online ratification process.

The University as an institution has not commented publicly until now out of respect for the student governance process. Students respect our governance processes; we do not interfere with theirs, or their right to put such motions within the context of their affairs.

Now that the online vote is complete, I wish to explain why the University’s administration continues to steadfastly oppose the BDS movement, of which this motion is a part.
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Microbiology and Immunology Department Newsletter – February 2014

We are pleased to announce that the Microbiology and Immunology Department Newsletter for February 2014 is now available online!
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International Women’s Day 2020: story roundup and quiz

March 8 is International Women’s Day and we’re taking this opportunity to recognize the important contributions of women from across the Faculty of Medicine, in the health professions and basic sciences, in the past, present and future. You’ll find a roundup of stories highlighting their outstanding achievements, as well as our quiz to test your knowledge of the Faculty’s illustrious women.
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Remembering Osler’s death 100 years ago

On December 29, 1919, Sir William Osler died in his home in Oxford from complications of a pleural infection. Many events and publications have commemorated his death and celebrated his life and achievements over the course of the past centenary year. So, why do people in the health sector still care so much about a doctor who died a century ago? “He’s a hero that’s easy to worship,” says Maude Abbott Medical Museum Director Richard Fraser.
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The McGill Research Centre for Cannabis holds inaugural Science and Research Day

The new McGill Research Centre for Cannabis held its inaugural Science and Research Day on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at the McGill University Hospital Centre (MUHC), Glen site. During the event, Brian Thompson, Executive Director of Health Affairs, University Advancement, McGill University, announced a $200,000 gift to the Centre from Canopy Growth Corporation, an Ontario-based cannabis company. The gift will support a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Cannabis Research.
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Making sense of Quebec’s COVID-19 data

Dr. Mathieu Maheu-Giroux, Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, and colleagues, with support from the MI4 Emergency COVID-19 Research Funding program, are building a mathematical model to crunch government COVID-19 numbers to shine a light on real time transmission rates and provide short-term forecasts about hospitalizations, new cases and mortality.
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Funding basic science research is crucial to our coronavirus pandemic responses

In his latest article in The Conversation, Dr. John Bergeron highlights the important role that fundamental, basic science plays in efforts to end viral outbreaks, including the current coronavirus pandemic, as well as the importance of maintaining funding in the country for this work.
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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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Annmarie Adams awarded the President’s Medal for Media in Architecture from the RAIC

Annmarie Adams, the Stevenson Chair in the History and Philosophy of Science, including Medicine, has been named as one of two recipients of the 2017 President’s Medal for Media in Architecture given by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). The award recognizes storytelling about buildings and cities that promotes understanding of architecture and the role of architects in the daily lives of Canadians. Congratulations Prof. Adams!
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McGill medical student receives Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award

Third-year McGill medical student Annick Gauthier has been awarded the Susan and Ron Flam Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Award in honour of Dr. David McCready. Congratulations Annick!
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