Live 2018

The Government of Québec has awarded a total of $500,000 in funding to McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). The funding will go to support the completion of two international research and innovation projects, which were selected at the end of the call for projects launched in April 2017 as part of the Research Support Program, Component 4 – Support to International Research and Innovation Initiatives (PSR-SIIRI) (Programme de soutien à la recherche, volet 4 – Soutien à des initiatives internationales de recherche et d’innovation (PSR-SIIRI)).
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With the goal of highlighting some of the research in medical education taking place at McGill, in this story, we look at Tim Dubé’s analysis of gender diversity in medical specialties and physician location outcomes of McGill graduates, Yvonne Steinert on what the academic literature says or leaves out about the role culture plays in faculty development, and we’ll hear Sylvia and Richard Cruess explain how the community of practice concept can be used to inspire health curriculum. All four are faculty members at the Centre for Medical Education.
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It is fair to say the McGill Department of Family Medicine has always worked towards making primary health care accessible by focusing efforts on professional and curriculum development not only within the walls of the institution, but also beyond. With the July 13 signing of a memorandum of understanding to establish a Joint General Practice Medicine Research Center with the Zhonghan Hospital of Wuhan University in China, the Department is surely confirming its dedication by taking this commitment to another level.
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The McGill Humanities and Arts in Medicine group is calling for submissions from artists across the Montreal community whose work addresses illness and health. The selected work will be put on exhibition for the public at the Montreal General Hospital. The deadline for applications is September 10.
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The Eagle Spirit Camp is evolving. Launched in 2005 by the First Peoples’ House, it began as a three-day camp for Indigenous youth, hosted by McGill University, with a focus on sports, education and student life.  Since then, nearly 350 youth have taken part in this annual camp, developing their leadership capacity and learning about each other’s cultures and traditions. In 2017, under the guidance of the Faculty of Medicine’s Indigenous Health Professions Program, and supported by the Faculty of Education, the camp was renamed the Eagle Spirit Science Futures Camp to reflect a stronger emphasis on careers in health sciences. 
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Montreal is a growing hub for artificial intelligence and informatics. It is no surprise then that Montreal was chosen to be the first Canadian host of the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility Congress in August. The congress will bring together some of the world’s leading experts in AI and neuroinformatics — the science of information processing applied to neuroscience data. The local organizing committee is chaired by Alan Evans, researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University and co-director of the Ludmer Center for Neuroinformatics and Mental Health.
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Understanding the role of genetics in the mechanisms underlying preterm birth, examining sex and gender differences in cardiovascular health outcomes,  implementing collaborative tools to improve youth mental health and wellness in Nunavik – these are just a few of the health-related projects investigators at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre will be conducting thanks to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and their Project Grant: Spring 2018 results competition.
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Mid-July signifies the time to welcome a new cohort of medical residents starting their training at McGill University and McGill-affiliated health sites. To welcome the trainees, McGill’s Faculty of Medicine hosted its annual orientation day on July 26. Dr. Armand Aalamian, Associate Dean Post-Graduate Medical Education addressed the group of over 200 residents in attendance. “Be curious, think about what you are doing and why, ask questions. Be committed to excellence and engaged no matter your specialty. Listen to your patients. This is when you will learn the most. Talking is easy, listening is much harder.”
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The family of Edith Levy, MDCM’42, was planning for her 100th in June when she passed away on March 24, 2018, leaving them to wonder if she was the oldest living MDCM. For those who are inspired by Levy and others of her ilk, Medicine Focus invited a panel of clinicians and researchers to weigh in on what factors are scientifically known to contribute to longer, happier and healthier lives.
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The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is pleased to announce the appointments of Raymond N. DuBois, MD, PhD, and Michael N. Pollak, MD, as editors-in-chief of Cancer Prevention Research, one of eight highly esteemed journals published by the AACR. DuBois and Pollak began their tenures as editors-in-chief July 1, 2018.
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