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McGill University’s Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health has formed a collaboration with GPU.one, a Montreal-based private data colocation centre that will provide the Ludmer Centre’s neuroinformatics team at the McGill Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (MCIN), with access to graphics-processing-unit (GPU) computational capacity, the equivalent of $250,000 over 5 years.
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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a terrible disease with no known cure. Research at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital is uncovering data that could help find effective treatments for ALS. ALS researchers at The Neuro have been working on this difficult disease for some time. Dr. Guy Rouleau, The Neuro’s director, was on the team that identified the first ALS gene in the 1990s.
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The words of Canada’s youngest Inuit leader Natan Obed made an instant impact on the 100 scientists, students and healthcare professionals gathered at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre on June 1 as part of the McGill International TB Centre’s annual TB Centre Day. “It means a lot when researchers are willing to partner with Inuit and not come to us as saviours,” said Obed, the president of the Inuit Tapirit Kanatami, whose thoughts resonated with a group of researchers from the McGill International TB Centre that has been working to find solutions to the tuberculosis epidemic in northern communities for years.
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With two years to go before the much anticipated McGill Campus médical en Outaouais (CMO) opens its doors, some 80 clinicians, professors and program administrators gathered at the third annual McGill retreat in Gatineau to continue preparations for the launch of the satellite Faculty of Medicine in September 2020. During the retreat five clinicians from the region were announced as academic leads for Campus Outaouais.
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A story published this week in The Conversation co-authored by Dr. Julia von Oettingen, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at McGill University, recognizes the important promise of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recently unveiled Essential Diagnostics List but highlights the responsibility that we all have and the significant work that remains to be done to ensure it becomes a powerful tool in the road to achieving the WHO’s ultimate goal of Universal Health Coverage.
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On the day that you read this, more than 400 Canadians on average will suffer a concussion or some other brain injury. Dr. Alain Ptito, a cognitive neuroscience researcher at The Neuro and Director of the McGill University Health Centre’s Psychology Department, is working to ensure that following a brain injury people receive both a diagnosis and, if necessary, proper treatment.
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On May 29, McGill University kicked-off its Convocation season with the ceremony for Health Science students under the tent on lower campus. In addition to the graduates hearing their names called to receive their hard-earned diplomas, several awards were handed out during the ceremony, including the Osler Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Faculty of Medicine to Dr. Salman Qureshi, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Experimental Medicine and the Principal’s Prize for Outstanding Emerging Researchers, awarded to Dr. Erica Moodie, Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health. Dr. John Wennberg, a graduate of the McGill Medicine Class of 1961 and a legend in the field of health care delivery and health services research, was conferred with an honorary doctorate and delivered the Convocation address. This year’s valediction was delivered by Alexandra Maclean, a graduate from Occupational Therapy. Congratulations to all of our graduates!
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How often have you popped antibiotics without quite knowing what infection you had? In a recent article for The Hindu, Dr. Madhukar Pai, Canada Research Chair in Translational Epidemiology & Global Health and Director, McGill Global Health Programs, focuses attention on the looming threat of antibiotic resistance due to over-reliance on medicines in the absence of adequate access to diagnostic tests.
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Autism spectrum disorder affects a growing number of Canadians. A generous donation from the Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation will create a new partnership between researchers at The Neuro and the University of British Columbia, who will collaborate to advance drug discovery in ASD in an open science framework.  The aim of the donation is to help scientists generate ASD research data that will be shared globally.
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Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, starting offensive guard for the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, stands in front of the Arts Building and fields questions from the media in both official languages. Hours ago, the 6’5”, 325-pound giant strode across the stage during the Health Sciences Convocation ceremony, collected a bear hug from Principal Suzanne Fortier and accepted his degree in medicine – Medicinae Doctor et Chirurgiae Magister to be exact, or doctor of medicine and master of surgery. He is the first active player in NFL history to earn a degree in medicine.
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