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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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 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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Oxford edition


Newly minted Rhodes Scholar Alexander Lachapelle, MDCM’18, is Oxford-bound. When it comes to seeking advice, he is well placed: there are many others in the Faculty community who have enjoyed the same honour.
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Undeterred



Resilience helped Dr. Luc Malemo overcome conflict and disaster in order to become a general surgeon, and it’s also what keeps him determined to improve surgical care in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
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Here’s to memory makers


Her good work has stretched from Haiti to Cameroon, from Nepal to Turkmenistan. Now, Christine Hwang, MDCM’92, has found yet another way to help others, this time, through a gift to “class connectors” in the McGill Faculty of Medicine Undergraduate Medical Education program.
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The French coach


A new guide reflects the persistence of its author, Patricia Pattyn, a language coach who helps clients in the health professions master French as a second, third or fourth language.
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McGill donors support students on their path to physicianship

Gratitude was in the spotlight at the McGill Faculty of Medicine as students and donors gathered at the annual Student Awards Reception in early April.

Dr. Garvey: Fight to preserve father’s legacy leads to Montreal

At 84, Julius Garvey, BSc’57, MDCM’61, still practices as a cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon. Last year, he made headlines with his Justice4Garvey campaign, petitioning Obama to pardon his late father, orator and activist Marcus Garvey.
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