McGill Clinical Innovation Competition (CLIC) welcomes new MI4 Innovation Prize

On October 10, we announced the return of the highly anticipated second annual McGill Faculty of Medicine Clinical Innovation Competition. Today we are thrilled to announce that the McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity has also sponsored a new prize. The MI4 Innovation Prize recognizes a preventative, diagnostic or therapeutic innovative approach designed to address infectious or immune-related threats to human health.
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Patricia Wade appointed Director, Office of Accreditation and Education Quality Improvement

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Patricia Wade to the position of Director, Office of Accreditation and Education Quality Improvement, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Ms. Wade will report to the Executive Director and work in close collaboration with the Vice‐Dean, Education and with Associate Deans, Chairs and Directors of all educational units of the Faculty of Medicine. She will be responsible for the general direction of all Faculty of Medicine quality assurance and quality improvement activities and processes, including accreditation, program evaluation, and cyclical review.
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Highlights from the October 4, 2018, Board of Governors meeting

Message from the Principal:
It is once again my pleasure to update you about the recent activities of McGill’s Board of Governors, which is the University’s highest governing body. As I have done in years past, I will share with you the highlights from each of the Board’s five regular meetings during this academic year.
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MIMM Bites Newsletter – December 2018

We are pleased to announce that the December 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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The 2018 RI-MUHC Annual Report is now available online!

It is our pleasure to present the online version of the 2018 Annual Report of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). Let’s celebrate our “Strength in Partnerships”!
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Department of Family Medicine Newsletter

We are pleased to announce that the November 2018 issue of the Department of Family Medicine Newsletter is now available online!
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September – November 2018

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 Life Sciences Complex celebrates 10 years of discovery

Since opening its doors in September 2008, the McGill University Life Sciences Complex (LSC) has played host to collaborations and advances tackling diseases from autism and Parkinson’s disease to schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s and epilepsy. On Wednesday, December 5, it played host to a day-long celebration and presentations marking its 10th anniversary.
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David Saint-Jacques reaches new heights

The Soyuz rocket carrying Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques and two international colleagues successfully docked at the International Space Station earlier this week, six hours after blasting off from Kazakhstan. In his last press conference before the launch, Saint-Jacques spoke about the work he did as a member of McGill’s Faculty of Medicine that has informed his current mission.
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Another Medical Cold Case Cracked by the MUHC’s ‘Dr. House’

A team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) led by Dr. Donald Vinh, the RI’s so-called “Dr. House” because of his research into rare diseases, has discovered a new human disease and the gene responsible for it, paving the way for the proper diagnosis of patients globally and the development of new therapies. Their findings are published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.
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McGill Professors/MUHC RI scientists launch new Point-Of-Care Testing (POCT) Super Collection on Infectious Diseases on ScienceOpen

Point-Of-Care Testing (POCT) technologies have revolutionized testing for many infectious diseases by providing a much faster access to test results, allowing for rapid results and—where integrated in clinical settings—help expedite clinical decision making. Dr. Nitika Pant Pai emphasized the importance of POCT for expanded access, rapid clinical decision making for all key infectious diseases (HIV, STDs, NTDs, tuberculosis) and also for antimicrobial resistance detection and surveillance globally.
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Heart & Stroke celebrates two McGill researchers

On November 14, the Heart and Stroke Foundation honoured three researchers – including two McGill faculty members – with an award of excellence in research. These awards, presented annually, highlight the exceptional work of researchers working in the field of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health.
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McGill educator recognized for flipping the classroom

Knowing that learners are more likely to retain knowledge when they experience it in applied settings, pediatrician and Centre for Medical Education core member Dr. Robert Sternszus worked with a team to design and implement a novel program to teach residents about role modeling. This work was recognized at the 2018 International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) as the top “What Works” presentation this October in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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CHASM’s second round of applications encourages student involvement

It all started with the launch of three projects. That is how the Community Health and Social Medicine (CHASM) started last year. Now in its second year, CHASM is broadening its application process to include more projects, more funding, and a greater, more robust curriculum.
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