Live 2018

Dr. Évelyne Vinet, a rheumatologist and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Rheumatology at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Canadian Rheumatology Association’s (CRA) Young Investigator Award.  Dr. Vinet, who obtained her PhD from the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill, focuses her research on reproductive issues in women with rheumatic diseases. Congratulations Dr. Vinet!
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Dr. Alexander Winkler-Schwartz a fourth-year neurosurgical resident and a PhD candidate in the Integrated Program in Neuroscience at McGill University is one of three 2018 recipients of the Robert Maudsley Fellowship for Studies in Medical Education from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The fellowship helps specialists acquire knowledge and skills to develop educational programs, evaluation methods and research applicable to medical education. Congratulations Dr. Winkler-Schwartz!
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Hamed Najafabadi, an assistant professor in McGill’s Department of Human Genetics, and Stuart Trenholm, assistant professor at the Montreal Neurological Institute, have been selected as 2018 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows – a coveted distinction awarded to highly promising early-career scientists from the United States and Canada.
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Dr. Nancy Braverman, a scientist at the RI-MUHC, and Catherine Argyriou, a student in her laboratory, emerged the victors in this year’s final KNOCK OUT round of presentations, a highlight of the 11th Quebec City Healthcare Industry Forum. Having worked closely with Dr. Costas Karatzas, Director of the Business Development and Contracts Office of the RI-MUHC, the team delivered a presentation with punch and was awarded first prize from venture capital seed fund AmorChem for the project “Retinal gene augmentation for peroxisome biogenesis (REGAIN).” Congratulations team Braverman!
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Dr. Thierry Benaroch, Assistant Professor of Surgery in McGill’s Faculty of Medicine and Program Director of the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program was recently awarded the inaugural Office of Postgraduate Medical Education Program Director Leadership Award for 2017. This new award was developed to recognize the outstanding leadership at the Program Director level of a residency training program at McGill. Congratulations Dr. Benaroch!
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Dr. Donald Sheppard, Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, is one of 96 newly elected Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology. An honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, Fellows are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. Congratulations Dr. Sheppard!
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Dr. Nitika Pant Pai, Associate Professor at McGill University, researcher in the Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI‑MUHC) and Founder/President of the RI-MUHC start-up Sympact-X, was distinguished twice in The Economist this fall. Named among the 18 HCV innovators recognized by Change Makers, she was then one of six honorees selected for a Q&A in November. This highlights her exemplary work in the programme’s three thematic areas: multi-stakeholder approaches; screening; and technology. Congratulations Dr. Pant Pai!
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Dr. Louise Pilote, Professor of Medicine at McGill University and a senior scientist from the Cardiovascular Health Across the Lifespan Program at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, is one of two recipients of the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) Excellence Award for Sex and Gender Aspects for her work incorporating gender aspects into biomedical research. Congratulations Dr. Pilote!
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Dr. Anne-Sophie Brazeau was recently selected as the recipient of the Prix Engagement 2017 – Lussier Dale Parizeau by l’Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (OPDQ) for her scientific rigour, perseverance and projects commitment. Dr. Brazeau is a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Kaberi Dasgupta, Associate Professor in the Divisions of Internal Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology, and Endocrinology and Metabolism at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and researcher at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. Congratulations Dr. Brazeau!
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An artificial intelligence (AI) start-up founded by students and alumni from McGill University has been announced as one of the Top 10 teams out of 59 teams representing 14 countries that are advancing in the international $5M IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Competition. The company, aifred health, is using AI technology to develop a clinical decision aid for physicians to improve the effectiveness of depression treatment.
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