(English) Appointment of Dr. Craig Mandato as Chair of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology

(English) We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Craig Mandato to the position of Chair of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective February 1, 2012. Dr. Mandato replaces Dr. Nathalie Lamarche-Vane, who has graciously led the department as Interim Chair since January 1, 2010, a commitment for which we thank her sincerely.
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(English) Now accepting nominations for 2012 Dean of Medicine Awards of Excellence – Deadline: May 4

(English) The nomination process for the 2012 Dean of Medicine Awards of Excellence has officially begun! The goal of this vital program is to applaud the outstanding endeavours of permanent administrative support staff and technicians from across the Faculty of Medicine and our Schools.
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(English) Message from Dr. David Eidelman, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of Medicine

(English) Many of you have approached me with questions about the recent allegations concerning McGill and the asbestos industry. I would like to give some perspective to this matter and bring you up to date about what the Faculty is doing to address this.
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(English) Focus on Teaching, December 1, 2011 Edition

(English) Focus on Teaching is an information bulletin published by Content and Collaboration Solutions and Teaching and Learning Services and is designed to inform you of upcoming events to enhance your teaching at McGill University. Read on for more information on upcoming events, courses, seminars and teaching resources at your disposal.
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(English) The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Quebec

(English) This video, produced by the McGill School of Nursing, follows three NPs in their everyday work to explain the scope of their practice and highlights the contributions that NPs make to a healthier population.
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(English) “Two steps” ahead in cystic fibrosis research

(English) A recent study led by Gergely Lukacs, a professor at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology, and published in the January issue of Cell, has shown that restoring normal function to the mutant gene product responsible for cystic fibrosis (CF) requires correcting two distinct structural defects. This finding could point to more effective therapeutic strategies for CF in the future.
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(English) It’s brain time!

(English) Learning becomes more exciting as Montreal neuroscientists join forces to reveal the wonders of the human brain during the 15th annual Brain Awareness Week (March 12 – 16). The week sees neuroscience students give over 350 bilingual presentations across Montreal providing 10,000 elementary and high-school students the chance to learn more about the brain. Youngsters will learn about the five senses while adolescents will be learning about the effects of drugs on the brain.
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(English) 2012 Canada Research Chairs appointed

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Three Faculty of Medicine researchers were appointed Canada Research Chairs in this week’s announcement; nine in total were appointed from McGill. Over $8 million will be shared by the newly appointed and renewed CRCs.
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(English) 2012 BRAVO awards – March 15

(English) A gala event to celebrate McGill’s excellence in research and scholarship and a tribute to McGill’s major prize and award winners of 2011. Enjoy a video presentation, a sumptuous cocktail, and entertainment by the Schulich School of Music.
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