Live 2019

Founded by McGill students and alumni, Aifred Health straddles the realms of technology and medicine where it is poised to contribute to one of society’s greatest health-care needs. The startup recently nabbed first place and a $35,000 Milestone Award in the latest stage of the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE. By doing so, they also became one of 30 teams to qualify for the next phase of the four-year, $5-million competition whose final winner will be announced in 2020. As one of the few student-driven teams, they also won second place at the inaugural McGill Clinical Innovation Competition (CLIC) and Hakim Family Prize for Clinical Innovation in Health Care event in May 2018.
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Live 2019

This past year, the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) celebrated 40 years since the creation of the Section of Teachers (SOT), a branch of the organization that focuses on the advancement of the academic discipline of Family Medicine. Two faculty members of the McGill University Department of Family Medicine – Drs. Julie Massé and Teresa Rudkin – were both highlighted in a series of profiles on family medicine educators in the province, published by the Quebec’s division of the CFPC, the Collège québécois des médecins de famille.
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Live 2019

Dr. Marcel Behr has been elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology. The Academy, the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, recognizes excellence, originality, and leadership in the microbiological sciences, and his election to this group is a mark of distinction. Congratulations Dr. Behr!
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Live 2019

A research paper describing a texture-based model that predicts lung metastasis risk in soft-tissue sarcomas won its authors the 2018 Physics in Medicine & Biology (PMB) citations prize. This annual prize recognizes the PMB paper that received the most citations in the preceding five years.
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Live 2019

Dr. Sasha Bernatsky, Professor in the Department of Medicine at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine is the recipient of The Arthritis Alliance of Canada’s (AAC) 2018 Knowledge Translation (KT) Practice Award. Dr. Bernatsky, who is also a researcher at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, received the award during the AAC’s annual meeting held last November in Toronto. Congratulations Dr. Bernatsky!
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Live 2019

Dr. Marion Dove, a Family Physician, Associate Professor, Associate Chair (Education) and Director of Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) for the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University is the recipient of the 2018 McGill PGME Program Director Leadership Award.  The award recognizes her outstanding commitment to enhancing residency education and her dedication to driving ongoing innovation to improve the program and the University. Congratulations Dr. Dove!
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Live 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Isabelle Peretz, Adjunct Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery and Founder and Co-Director of the International Laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound Research, who was recently named as a Member of the Order of Canada.
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Live 2019

John Morris, a PhD student in Human Genetics at McGill University, is the award winner of the Relève étoile Jacques-Genest award of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS).

Congratulations John!
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Live 2019

Discoveries from two Faculty of Medicine research teams are included in Québec Science’s 2018 top 10 scientific discoveries in Quebec. The first, led by Philippe Gros and Jerry Pelletier, Biochemistry and David Langlais, Human Genetics, provides insights into a plant-derived compound that could help treat cerebral malaria. The second, led by Lucy Gilbert, Kris Jardon and Ziggy Zeng, Obstetrics and Gynecology and RI-MUHC, focuses on the development of a gene-based screening test for early detection of ovarian and uterine cancers.
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Live 2018

Jessica Barudin, Program Manager for the Indigenous Health Professions Program (IHPP) at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, was recently honoured as one of Health Promotion Canada’s 2018 Rising Star Award recipients. The recipients were celebrated during the organization’s annual general meeting on December 13, 2018. Congratulations Jessica!
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