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RI-MUHC researcher earns distinctions from the European League Against Rheumatism, Laurentian Conference of Rheumatology and McGill University. Dr. Vinet is a member of the Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and conducts research at the Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation. Congratulations, Dr. Vinet!
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Dr. Eugene Bereza has recently stepped down from his position as Director of the MUHC Centre for Applied Ethics, remaining part of the CAE team as ethics consultant on a part-time basis. In recognition of his leadership and innovation in biomedical ethics at the local, national and international levels over the last three decades, Dr. Bereza was awarded the Canadian Bioethics SocietyLifetime Achievement Award on May 24, 2019.
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The Organization for Human Brain Mapping, the largest international scientific society for neuroimaging-based brain research, has honoured Prof. Alan C. Evans with its Glass Brain Award. The award, presented to Evans at the 2019 OHBM congress in Rome, recognizes lifetime achievement in the use of brain mapping to make significant discoveries about the human brain.
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The Government of Québec revealed yesterday the names of the 35 people who will be honoured through induction or promotion within the Ordre National du Québec. Included among the list are Dr. Philippe Gros, Deputy Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) who will become a Chevalier, and Dr. Phil Gold, the Douglas G. Cameron Professor of Medicine and Professor of Physiology and Oncology, who will be promoted to Grand officier, the Order’s highest rank. Additionally, McGill Medicine alumni Dr. Daniel Borsuk and Dr. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif will be inducted as Officier and Chevalier respectively, while philanthropist Sharon Azrieli will also be inducted as Chevalière.
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The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, recently announced an investment of over $275 million for 346 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 52 institutions across Canada. The Canada Foundation for Innovation also made an important investment towards these Chairs in providing more than $5.2 million in new funding for research infrastructure, supporting 30 Chairs at 18 institutions.

McGill celebrates the appointment of 19 new and seven renewed Canada Research Chairs (CRCs), valued at $25.6 million.
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In an extraordinary demonstration of leadership, the Faculty of Medicine received three of the seven Prix d’Excellence awards given in recognition of McGill’s outstanding success in advancement at this year’s Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education. The Council’s prestigious Prix d’Excellence awards are considered the gold standard for achievement in educational advancement in Canada. This year, the gold medal for Best Community Outreach Initiative was awarded to the Faculty of Medicine’s Dementia Education Workshops for Family Caregivers, along with, the gold medal for Best use of video/film which was awarded to the Our Dr. Benjamin campaign which highlights the work of maternal –fetal medicine specialist, Dr. Alice Benjamin. A Celebration in Honour of Alice Benjamin took home the Bronze in the Best Development Event category. Congratulations to all!
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On May 22, 2019, the venerable Dr. Phil Gold, the Douglas G. Cameron Professor of Medicine and Professor of Physiology and Oncology at McGill University, received an honorary doctorate from the University of British Columbia (UBC) during their convocation ceremony, recognizing his “extraordinary contributions as a physician, teacher, leader and humanitarian.” Congratulations Dr. Gold!
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Our teams did not return empty handed from Les Prix d’excellence du réseau de la santé et des services sociaux 2019 on May 31, earning a pair of honourable mentions for pioneering innovative projects aimed at benefiting our patients and staff. The Ministry was so impressed with the Controlling Specific Infection Successful Strategies program to reduce nosocomial infections that it awarded the team behind the initiative a distinction in the Prix Isabel-et-Michèle-Beauchemin-Perreault category.
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A smartphone app developed at the McGill University Health Centre that puts power in the hands of patients has chalked up another award after winning the prestigious Coup de Coeur des ministres honour at Les Prix d’excellence du réseau de la santé et des services sociaux.
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Nursing students Shelby Adams-Perron, Jasmine Alami, Kina Massarotto and Cassandra Veilleux are among the nearly 200 students who officially graduated from the Ingram School of Nursing at the Spring Health Sciences Convocation Ceremony on May 28, 2019. Shelby, Jasmine, Kina and Cassandra, each received awards recognizing their individual achievements realized throughout the course of their nursing studies at McGill. In celebration of Spring Convocation, they shared their thoughts with us about why they chose to study nursing, what they plan to do in the future, and what they would say to anyone contemplating pursuing an education in nursing at McGill.
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