Dr. Terence Hébert appointed Assistant Dean, Biomedical Science Education

Dr. Terry Hébert has been appointed to the newly created position of Assistant Dean, Biomedical Science Education, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Reporting to the Vice-Dean, Education, as Assistant Dean, Biomedical Science Education, Dr. Hébert, who is Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, will support the implementation of the Faculty of Medicine’s Strategic Education Plan, working to ensure that biomedical science graduates will benefit from a more interactive and interdisciplinary learning experience and be better prepared for multiple career trajectories in academia, health care, industry or government so as to better meet societal needs.
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Call for Nominations for Member-at-large – UGME Transition to Clinical Practice Subcommittee

As part of our ongoing commitment to ensure inclusive and transparent Faculty governance, we are currently seeking one “member-at-large” for the Transition to Clinical Practice Component Subcommittee in the Undergraduate Medical Education Program.
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Call for proposals! Rossy Cancer Network Research Grants

The Rossy Cancer Network (RCN) wants to support your research initiatives in improving cancer care quality with grants of up to $100,000.
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Dr. Gilles Brousseau re-appointed Assistant Dean, Medical Education, Outaouais Region

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Gilles Brousseau has been re-appointed Assistant Dean, Medical Education, Outaouais Region, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Since first appointed to this position in 2009, Dr. Brousseau has led McGill’s medical education activities in the Outaouais region, as well as the implementation of the Campus médical en Outaouais, scheduled to open in 2020.
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Principal’s Awards for Administrative and Support Staff – Deadline: August 3

Help recognize an outstanding colleague by nominating him or her for a Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff.
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MIMM Bites – June 2018

MIMM Bites newsletter provides news and announcements of interest to the faculty and support staff members, as well as to students and alumni members.
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January – June 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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$10-million gift strengthens McGill’s commitment to brain research, young researchers and faster results for patients

A transformative gift of $10 million from the Irving Ludmer Family Foundation in support of the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health will expand the Centre’s internationally renowned role in brain research and establish a Global Brain Consortium of leading research institutions. The consortium will focus on sharing research methodologies and results, with the goal of accelerating the finding of novel and ground-breaking solutions to mental health and neurodegenerative diseases.
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CAN-RESTORE Network celebrating five years

The Canadian Network for Rehabilitation and Exercise for Solid Organ Transplant Optimal Recovery (CAN-RESTORE) co-chaired by Dr. Tania Janaudis-Ferreira, Assistant Professor at McGill University’s School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, is celebrating its fifth year of activity in 2018. The CAN-RESTORE team strives towards the mission of achieving optimal well-being in transplant patients through exercise and rehabilitation, focusing their activities on research, dissemination and partnerships.
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Genes associated with infantile forms of schizophrenia identified

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital and McGill University have identified novel genes associated with a specific form of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a major psychiatric illness affecting one per cent of the population worldwide. Patients suffering from schizophrenia present delusions, hallucinations, abnormal behavior, impairment in daily life and cognitive deficits. Current treatments are insufficient in addressing all of these symptoms.
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Rare mutation of gene carried by Québec family gives insight into how the brain is wired

Very little is known about how the human brain wires itself. Mouse studies conducted by Cecilia Flores, Professor in McGill’s Department of Psychiatry, have previously shown that the gene, DCC, helps dopamine producing cells in the developing adolescent brain make specific connections. Building upon this work, a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience by Professor Flores and Marco Leyton, who is also a professor in the Department of Psychiatry, shows that DCC seems to have the same effects in humans.
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Dr. David Rosenblatt receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. David Rosenblatt, Holder, Dodd Q. Chu and Family Chair in Medical Genetics and Professor, Departments of Human Genetics, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Biology at McGill University, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists (CCMG) Founders’ Award for Career Achievement. Congratulations Dr. Rosenblatt!
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May winner of the Relève étoile Jacques-Genest award

Jacinthe Leclerc, a postdoctoral fellow in Surgery at McGill University, is the award winner of the Relève étoile Jacques-Genest award of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS).
The Relève étoile award is the new name for the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles award.

Congratulations Jacinthe!
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IPN students visit Quebec’s north – Mistissini and Waswanipi

Run by graduate students in McGill University’s Integrated Program in Neuroscience (IPN), BrainReach North is a science education outreach program for remote indigenous communities in Quebec, which completed two outreach trips in May, one fly-in visit to the Inuit community of Kuujjuarapik and one road trip to visit schools in the Cree communities of Mistissini and Waswanipi. Two of the graduate student volunteers, Sébastien Belliveau and Eviatar Fields have written about their experience. This is Eviatar’s story.
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