Live 2018

Pioneering neuropsychologist Brenda Milner turns 100 today. Milner made groundbreaking discoveries in the field of human memory. Born on July 15, 1918 in Manchester, UK, Milner came to Canada in 1944 and finished a PhD at McGill University under psychologist Donald Hebb in 1952, moving on to a tenured position studying epilepsy patients at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital.
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, depression, and stigma are all heavy burdens being carried by many of the patients seen at The Chronic Viral Illness Clinic at the Royal Victoria Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre. Over the last 20 years, the CVIS has developed an expertise in working with refugees who are HIV positive, and since last summer alone they’ve received over 120 new asylum seekers; 10 per cent of current patients. Some of the most vulnerable people who make up this population are women; coming to Canada in search of a new life with very little, and often providing for their children.
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Dr. Samy Suissa co-authored an editorial with the editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine questioning the validity of a clinical trial that favoured so-called triple therapy to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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Live 2018

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths world-wide, but it’s underfunded and understudied, according to the experts at McGill’s Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre. Two factors contribute to the low investment: the stigma around lung cancer, and grim survival rates means few patients advocating for research. But new efforts are afoot at McGill to tackle the disease as a cancer grand challenge, using a more collaborative team science approach to speed up research outcomes.
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Together with fourteen other McGillians, three members of the McGill Faculty of Medicine community were named to the Order of Canada on June 29, including: Dr. W. Dale Dauphinee (Member), former Chair of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief for the Royal Victoria Hospital, Dr. Abraham Fuks (Member), former Dean of Medicine and Dr. Yvonne Steinert (Member), Professor of Family Medicine. Additionally, Faculty alumnus Mitchell Halperin (BSc’58, MDCM’62) was named Member while McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier was named Officer. Congratulations to all those honoured!

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Leading researchers, cancer centres and hospitals in Montreal, and the Terry Fox Research Institute are partnering to generate new advances in personalized and precision medicine with the aim of improving treatments for 18,000 patients treated annually with cancer. The multi-institutional Montreal Cancer Consortium (MCC)  will bring together researchers and clinicians from the McGill University Faculty of Medicine’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC), the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and its Research Institute,  the Jewish General Hospital (JGH), the Centre Hospitalier de l’Universite de Montréal (CHUM), Centre de Recherche Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) and Génome Québec Innovation Centre.
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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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Live 2018

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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Live 2018

Two members of the McGill community will be added to the ranks of the Ordre national du Québec, on June 22, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to Quebec society. As announced on June 13, Dr. John Bergeron and Dr. Nicolas Steinmetz will be among 34 people who will receive Quebec’s highest honour in a special ceremony in the National Assembly’s Legislative Council Chamber.
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Held on June 6, 2018, on McGill University’s downtown campus under a big tent, the Goodman Cancer Research Gala this year brought together more than 800 guests and raised $3,002,906, setting a new record in its 10-year history in support of the McGill University Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC).
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