Big-data baby steps


Dr.Yasser Iturria-Medina, a post-doctoral researcher at the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health, is applying a big data approach to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and dementia, which is a critical step forward for personalized medicine.
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Cooperation: the mother of invention


Students from the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy (SPOT) and the Department of Biomedical Engineering now share a new course combining the therapist’s goal of maximizing quality of life with the engineer’s pursuit of functionality.
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New home for hands-on learning in Nursing


Clinical education offered by the Ingram School of Nursing (ISoN) recently got a big boost. With their move into new expanded quarters in August 2017, the ISoN is now home to state-of-the-art learning laboratory spaces.
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Gender loving care


As the cultural conversation around gender and sexuality changes, how do alumni incorporate it into their work?
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Closing the gender gap

While nearly half of all doctorates and post-docs are women, around one in three make it to assistant professor and one in five to full professor.
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Complex geometries


Kathryn Clancy, MEng’16, first delved into the world of 3D printing as a Biomedical Engineering graduate student at McGill.
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Trust your gut


Dr. Corinne Maurice studies viruses that don’t make you sick. These virtuous viruses are “not like the flu virus, HIV or Hep C,” says the Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology.
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Simulation for caregivers


Last September, Alzheimer’s care consultant Claire Webster shared evidence-based knowledge and lessons learned from her experience as a former caregiver to her late mother during two innovative pilot workshops held at the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning (SCSIL).
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In sheep’s clothing


A researcher agrees to organize a symposium only to realize that it is a sham, attracting no well-respected academics beyond those whom she personally invites.
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Did you know?


In a few short years, CRISPR has already contributed to advances in our understanding of miscarriage, HIV immunity and muscular dystrophy—research that is currently prohibited in Canada..
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A site for more eyes


The MUHC Patient Education Office site describes more than 400 medical procedures and situations, from what to expect after chemotherapy to school protocols for children with diabetes.
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Medical Physics Unit: Fellowship honours Podgorsak

Dr. Ervin Podgorsak would kick students out of oral exams, saying “You’re not ready,” remembers Professor Jan Seuntjens, Director of the Medical Physics Unit. “But he loved his students. He was concerned about their futures.”
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Perspectives



Alex McComber, MEd’96, is bringing his expertise as an Indigenous health promotion scholar and community activist to a new graduate course he’ll be co-teaching in the Department of Family Medicine.
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Hidden gem opens doors to public


Now, for the first time, members of the public can discover the McGill Faculty of Medicine’s historical collection of anatomical and pathological materials at the newly renovated Maude Abbott Medical Museum. Like the University itself, the collection got its start almost two centuries ago.
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Secrets to a long and happy life


The family of Edith Levy, MDCM’42, was planning for her 100th in June when she passed away on March 24, 2018. Was she the oldest living MDCM, they wonder. And to what might she have owed her longevity, we ask.
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Dr. Alice Benjamin: Grateful patients give birth to new fund


As a maternal-fetal specialist with a focus on high-risk pregnancies, Dr. Alice Benjamin, Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, has impacted the lives of thousands over the course of her 40+ year career. Unfortunately, because many expectant mothers around the world don’t have access to the type of care provided by someone like Benjamin, childbirth often poses a huge risk to both mother and baby. Now, to help address this issue, and to pay tribute to Benjamin, a group of grateful patients have launched a campaign via the McGill Faculty of Medicine with a goal to raise $1 million.
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What brings you here?


Three recent recruits to McGill’s Rosalind & Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre tell us what drew them to the GCRC.
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MDCM for peace


Michael Viola, MDCM’64, physician and humanitarian.

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Silo breaker


Margaret Purden, BScN’75, PhD’95, has dedicated her career to helping nursing to take an expanded role in the health care system.

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The Wright way to give back


Anelia Wright, DIP(P TH)’57, BSc(P&OT)’58, continues to balance an active volunteer life with her professional practice.

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A master of speech-language pathology


Areej Alasseri, PhD’08, is pioneering the advanced study of speech-language pathology in her native Saudi Arabia.

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Vaccine reformer


Joel Palefsky, MDCM’80, set out to find a link between HPV and anal cancer.

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Electing to make a difference in the world


When, as a student, radiation oncologist Horia Vulpe, BSc’08, MDCM’12, saw a need that was not being met, he immediately took action.

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What I mean to say is…


A new pilot project at the School of Communication Sciences & Disorders (SCSD) has students listening closely to people whose words don’t come easily.
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A line of curtsies


It was a different time, says Carol Collins Cole, DIP P&OT’54, BSc (P&OT)’55, of her years at McGill. Uniformed waiters served lunch and dinner to students in residence.
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On watch


Like the Medicine Class of 2017 before them, the Medicine Class of 2018 has embraced Wellness as a cause, dedicating their senior class gift to expanded Sentinel suicide prevention training for undergraduate medical students.
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Impossible pathologies


A diseased lung, an excised mole, a lopped-off polyp: these are not usually associated with beauty, except where British artist Dr. Lucy Lyons is involved.
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