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Once a year, nurses in Eeyou Istchee gather outside their home communities for a week of skills training. This year’s training included the unique opportunity to learn from the latest medical simulation technologies at McGill University’s Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning in Montreal. Over 100 “extended role” nurses from across the territory benefited from the centre’s realistic simulations tailored to reflect Cree people, resources and cultural practices. These Community Miyupimaatisiiun Centre nurses have a more autonomous and extended role and are authorized to treat and assess patients according to specific clinical and legal guidelines.
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Blake Richards is an assistant professor in The Neuro and the School of Computer Science at McGill University.  He was the 2019 Canadian Association for Neuroscience Young Investigator Award Recipient, and one of 29 Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Canada AI Chairs announced in 2018.
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To get a sense of how far Obstetrical Ultrasound has progressed at the JGH, consider this: As recently as the 1980s, the service was part of the Department of Radiology, but now members of its staff train radiology residents how to conduct obstetrical ultrasound scans. Today, as the service marks its 30th anniversary, it performs about 13,000 scans on at least 3,900 women a year for various reasons, including determining the viability of a pregnancy and whether any abnormalities may be present in the fetus.
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Dr. Howard Steiger is Director of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute’s Eating Disorders Program, the only large-scale, specialized program for the treatment of adults suffering from eating disorders in Quebec. Dr. Steiger is active as a clinician, teacher, and researcher. He has published numerous clinical, scientific, and theoretical articles in the area of eating disorders.
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Four brave participants volunteered to present their research in PechaKucha format at a December membership meeting of the Institute of Health Sciences Education. PechaKucha is a storytelling format in which a presenter shows 20 slides, spending no more than 20 seconds on each slide. Distilling complex health sciences education ideas and delivering them at a rapid tempo is no easy task.
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On December 29, 1919, Sir William Osler died in his home in Oxford from complications of a pleural infection. Many events and publications have commemorated his death and celebrated his life and achievements over the course of the past centenary year. So, why do people in the health sector still care so much about a doctor who died a century ago? “He’s a hero that’s easy to worship,” says Maude Abbott Medical Museum Director Richard Fraser.
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I was thrilled, last year, to receive the 2018 Principal’s Prize for Public Engagement Through Media. It means a lot to me. It reminds me that I am lucky to be a professor at a University that encourages academics to reach beyond the hallowed halls of the academe. Why do it? Well, if we don’t, less credible, less knowledgeable people and quacks will dominate the media. This is already happening and is neither good for science nor policy.
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With the passing of Ronald Melzack on December 22, the world lost one of the giants of pain research, a man who revolutionized the study and treatment of pain. Some argue Melzack was, in fact, one of the fathers of the field. “He’s the most famous and the most prominent pain researcher to have ever lived. I think that’s pretty clear,” said Jeffrey Mogil, Canada Research Chair in Genetics of Pain and the Director of the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain.
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Jean-Francois Poulin is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University who joined The Neuro in 2019. His research was fundamental in establishing the molecular diversity of dopamine neurons.
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Clinical and academic life can be incredibly busy, making opportunities for education challenging. A new partnership between the McGill University Faculty of Medicine’s Faculty Development Office and the Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal aims to help address this.
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