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A research publication, whose authors include three members of nursing staff in the Segal Cancer Centre at the JGH, has been singled out for excellence by the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology. The publication, which clearly underscores the importance of attending to the hopes, needs and unique qualities of individuals affected by cancer, was voted one of the two most significant pieces of Canadian research to have made a major clinical contribution in the previous year. Published in the Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal in 2018, it was honoured as Best Publication this past fall in Winnipeg at CANO’s annual conference.
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The Arthritis Society recently selected research conducted by Dr. Sabrina Hoa as a Masters student in epidemiology at McGill University for its Top 10 Research Advances of 2019 listing. Now an assistant professor at the Université de Montréal, Dr. Hoa completed the study on scleroderma, an autoimmune disease, as a trainee at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, under co-supervisors Dr. Marie Hudson (McGill University) and Dr. Sasha Bernatsky (RI-MUHC). The work was published this fall in the journal Rheumatology (Oxford).
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Congratulations to the Operating Room (OR) team at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, who was recently awarded the Excellence in care prize from the Fédération des médecins specialistes during its 12th annual Interdisciplinary Educational Day on November 15th, 2019. The prize honors innovative and interdisciplinary projects that have contributed to improving access, efficiency and quality and safety of care.
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Nancy Wu, a graduate student at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, won first prize for an oral presentation on diabetes and pregnancy at the 2019 Diabetes Canada Professional Conference. The prize for her abstract titled “Core outcome set for diabetes after pregnancy prevention studies” was awarded by the Canadian Diabetes in Pregnancy Interest Group at the meeting held in Winnipeg this October. As part of her work for an M.Sc. in epidemiology at McGill University, the study proposes to identify the most important outcomes to measure in a program aiming to prevent diabetes development in women who have glucose intolerance during their pregnancy.
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Ms. Angie Phenix, MOT, MIED, is the 2019 Lavigne-Smee Visiting Scholar, an award that provides the opportunity for a high-profile scholar and/or knowledge-holder to visit McGill University’s School of Physical & Occupational Therapy (SPOT), to meet with students and faculty members and to foster the development of new research collaborations and perspectives.
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Dr. Norbert Schmitz, a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and an Associate Member in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill University was recently awarded the 2019 Alexander Leighton Award in Psychiatric Epidemiology. The award, a joint creation of the Canadian Psychiatric Association and the Canadian Academy of Psychiatric Epidemiology, was created in 1998 to honour Professor Alex Leighton, a pioneer and leader in the field of psychiatric epidemiology in Canada. Congratulations Dr. Schmitz!
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A cutting-edge cancer research study that Julien Mégrourèche undertook as a trainee at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre has earned attention nation-wide this fall. At the September meeting of the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists, Julien Mégrourèche was this year’s first-place winner in the J.R. Cunningham Young Investigators Awards. Presented to the top three speakers in the Young Investigators’ Symposium held during the annual COMP meeting, these awards recognize presentations of international calibre.
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A team of scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre have won the inaugural Trottier Webster Innovation Award for a new project that empowers patients through the Opal patient portal app. Dr. John Kildea and his colleagues will receive $100,000 for their pioneering work to help patients access their personal health care data from multiple hospitals.
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Thomas Durcan is the first ever recipient of The Cyril and Dorothy, Joel and Jill Reitman Foundation Prize for Open Science in Action, created this year to encourage and reward researchers who have shown leadership in implementing open science principles to make an impact in neuroscience. Joel Reitman presented Durcan with the award at The Neuro’s inaugural Open Science Symposium on Nov. 18, 2019.
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Daniel Almeida, a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Gustavo Turecki in McGill University’s Integrated Program in Neuroscience and at the Douglas Research Centre, was included in Forbes Magazine’s Top 30 under 30 list, unveiled December 3. Overall, the ninth annual list includes 600 young entrepreneurs, risk-takers and game changers who are redefining what it means to innovate and lead by example. Daniel’s research is focused on understanding the cell-type specific molecular alterations in the brains of depressed individuals who died by suicide and who had a history of severe childhood maltreatment. Congratulations Daniel!

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