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2013 Feb 1 – NEW Graduate Program Director. Professor Louis Collins has been appointed Graduate Program Driector.
2012 Feb 4 – Hands-on Nanobiotechnology course. David Juncker's lab is organizing the Hands-on Biotechnology course from Feb. 20-24th. Info & registration at http://micronano.info Early bird deadline is Feb. 8th.
2012 Jan 26 – The new webpage is live!
2011 Sep – Professor David Juncker’s group has developed a two-dimensional microfluidic quadrupole that has been likened to a tiny vacuum cleaner. This is part of a project developing microfluidic probes for studying biochemical processes at the cellular level.
2011 Sep – Professor T.M.S. Chang, Leonard Cohen and Ernest Rutherford have been voted as the Greatest McGillians of all time. Chang, director of the Artificial Cells and Organs Research Centre, invented the artificial blood cell.
2010 Jul – In the most recent competition for NSERC-CIHR Collaborative Health Research Projects grants, seven McGill researchers were funded for $3.7 million over three years, with four of the seven being associated with our department: full-time members Professors Louis Collins and Jay Nadeau, and associate members Professors Rosaire Mongrain and Amir Shmuel.
2010 May – Professor Maryam Tabrizian has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2010, in recognition of her exceptional capacity for productive scholarship.
2009 Dec – Professor Jay Nadeau graduated from the Faculty of Medicine’s Teaching Scholars Program, a year-long program designed to permit faculty members to increase their expertise in developing educational programs and to take on leadership roles in education.
2009 Oct – Professor Leslie A. Geddes died on Oct 25 at age 88. Prof. Geddes obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees at McGill, and was awarded an honorary doctorate by McGill in 1971. At that time he established the Geddes Prize for Excellence in Biomedical Engineering at McGill.
2009 Jul – Professor T.M.S. Chang was elected first president of the International Academy of Nanomedicine. He also received the Academy's first Outstanding Research Award, in recognition of his invention of artificial cells and for his continuing research in related areas over the past five decades.
2009 Jun – Professor Robert Funnell was invited to Stanford University to give a tutorial lecture at MEMRO 2009, the fifth triennial symposium on Middle-Ear Mechanics in Research and Otology.
2009 Jun – Pina Sorrini received the Faculty of Medicine's 2009 Anne McCormick Award for Excellence. Nobody in the department needs to be told how much Pina deserves this! Since joining us in 1993, she has demonstrated unflagging dedication to the interests of both students and staff – efficiently handling crises with good humour, providing a patient listening ear for those who need to vent or just to chat about problems and victories, and all the while doing her real job brilliantly.
2009 Jun – Professor Satya Prakash was invited to give the keynote presentation at a workshop on ‘Nano Entrepreneurship and Nano Applications’ put on by the New Jersey Technology Council.
2008 Nov – Professor John H. Milsum, founder of BioMedical Engineering at McGill, died peacefully at home at age 83.
2008 May – Professor H.L. Galiana has been awarded the 2008 Service Award of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society for ‘for visionary leadership of EMBS and broadening of its mandate to include all areas of biomedical and biological sciences’.
2007 May – Prof. Bruce Pike received an NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement, designed to accelerate progress and maximize the impact of outstanding research programs.
2007 May – Hongmei Chen has been awarded the 2006-2007 Governor General's Gold Medal, conferred upon the most outstanding McGill graduate receiving a Ph.D. degree in any discipline of the natural sciences and engineering; and the 2006-2007 D. W. Ambridge Prize, given to an outstanding McGill graduate receiving a Ph.D. degree in any discipline of the physical sciences or engineering.
2007 May – Prof. T.M.S. Chang has been appointed Professor Emeritus.
2005 Apr – Doctor John F. Davis died on Apr 8 at age 88. Dr. Davis obtained his B.Eng., M.Eng. and M.D. degrees from McGill. Not long before his death, he established the John F. Davis Award for graduate students in BioMedical Engineering at McGill, for significant contributions applicable to diagnostic or treatment procedures for neurological or psychiatric disorders.
2000 Dec – Prof. Robert E. Kearney was awarded the Millennium Medal for 2000 by the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society.