Faculty of Dentistry news
We are pleased to announce that two of our students have won both the undergraduate and graduate awards of the Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry (SCAD) held in Chicago last Saturday. Alia Al-Khateeb won the undergraduate competition. Mohamed Nur Abdallah won the Graduate competition. Congratulations!
We are pleased to announce that graduate student Mohammed-Nur Abdallah placed second in the CADR-NCOHR Student Research Award competition, Senior Basic Science Research Category, for his project "Artificially induced diagenesis in mineralized tissues: A new way to modify the properties of teeth," by MN Abdallah, H Eimar, D Bassett, M Schnabel, V Nelea, MD McKee, M Cerruti, JE Barralet and F Tamimi (supervisor F. Tamimi). Mohammed will receive a travel award to present his research at the IADR/AADR/CADR meeting in Boston, MA, in March, 2015. Congratulations!
The Faculty of Dentistry is currently conducting a search for a tenure-track position in restorative, prosthetic and/or rehabilitative dentistry in the division of Restorative Dentistry. Candidates must submit their applications, as per the instructions provided on the advertisements, by December 15, 2014.
Melatonin Supplements Could Prevent Osteoporosis In recent years, melatonin supplements have exploded on the market as a tool to help people get to sleep—the Nutrition Business Journal estimated that in 2012 (the most recent year for which data are available) sales reached $260 million; in 2007, that number was just $90 million. Now scientists say the immensely popular pills could help prevent or even reverse osteoporosis.
Grants P. Campeau and D. Reinhardt Dissecting the role of fibronectin in chondrogenesis. FRQS RSBO Emerging Collaboration Grant H. Chertkow, M. Gornitsky, H. Paudel, H.M. Schipper. Development and validation of salivary TAU as a biomarker for early Alzheimer's disease. Weston Brain Institute grant
It gives us great pleasure to announce that, on May 11th, Sina Hashemi (DMD IV and former DSS President) was presented with the Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Medal by the Honorable Pierre Duchesne during an official ceremony in Montreal. Sina was among 6 university students across Quebec who received the prestigious award.
Research on elderly rats suggests possible avenue for prevention of osteoporosis Faleh Tamimi, is the leader of a research team that has just discovered that melatonin supplements make bones stronger in elderly rats and therefore, potentially, in elderly humans too. “Old rats are tedious to work with because they get sick a lot and that means they also cost a lot more. But if you’re interested in diseases like osteoporosis, they’re an essential part of the process.”
An important message from IT Services In April, we emailed you about the Heartbleed vulnerability and its potential impact on McGill. All of McGills central IT systems have been evaluated, and updates were applied where needed. As a final precaution, we strongly encourage you to change your McGill Password without delay. If you are a McGill staff member, you are required to change your password.
CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarships - MSc program Sandrine Couldwell, "The effect of exercise and high fat diet on circulating mediators of energy metabolism" (Kaartinen Lab) Yekta Ansari, "The role of salivary trace elements in tooth homeostasis" (Tamimi Lab)
On January 16th, McGill’s Faculty of Dentistry and its outreach program were featured on the show "une pilule, une petite granule" (Télé-Québec) as part of a report on accessibility to oral health care in Quebec. Watch the segment here
The Faculty of Dentistry announced Friday that many of its activities, including its undergraduate teaching clinic and clinical and community research unit, will be moving to a building located at the corner of McGill College Avenue and Sherbrooke Street. The Faculty of Dentistry will occupy three floors at 2001 McGill College Ave. Read the press release | Watch the video
A team led by McGill University’s Dr Michael H Weber, and Professor Jake Barralet, are developing a new technology with a 3D printer which seeks to create replicas of bone for spinal grafts. The concept creates a bone-like replacement material in the exact shape of bone or bone segment which is to be removed. Professor Barralet holds the Canada Research Chair in osteoinductive biomaterials.
It gives us great pleasure to announce that Dr. Luda Diatchenko will be joining the Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine as the holder of a Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Human Pain Genetics. The announcement was made On September 25th at McGill University by the Federal Government Minister of State for Science and Technology, Mr. Greg Rickford. The award will see $10millon in federal funds and another $20million in matching provincial and private funds over the next 7 years coming to support the research of Dr.