Faculty of Dentistry news
Professors Marc McKee (as lead investigator), Jake Barralet and Maryam Tabrizian, along with Hojatollah Vali as Director of the Facility for Electron Microscopy Research (FEMR) and six others, have received funding for a new cryo-focused ion beam scanning electron microscope. This nanotechnology instrument allows artifact-free sectioning of essentially any hard or soft material ‒ particularly frozen biological cells and tissues including bones and teeth ‒ for correlative microscopies and 3D ultrastructural and molecular reconstructions.
Graduate student Khady Ka won first place in the Senior Clinical Research Category of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR) student research award competition. This award was for her project "Clustering of metabolic abnormalities and periodontal inflammation in children," supervised by Dr. Belinda Nicolau. This research study will now be entered into the International Association for Dental Research (IADR)/Unilever Hatton Award Competition to be held in Seattle, Washington, USA on March 19, 2013 as part of the IADR annual meeting.
Kristina Dee DMD 2012 received the 2012 McGraw-Hill Ryerson Student Scholarship Award. The purpose of the award is “to reward higher education students from across Canada who enhance the learning environment.
Dental student Daniel Salah has won 1st place in the Junior Category of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR) student research award competition. This award was for his research work on “Salivary sHLA-G in scleroderma patients and controls,” with Dr. M. Gornitsky and Dr. Ana Velly as supervisors of the study. Mr. Salah’s research study will now be entered into the International Association for Dental Research (IADR)/Unilever Hatton Award Competition to be held in Seattle, Washington, USA on March 19, 2013 as part of the IADR annual meeting.
Dr. Laura Stone describes her findings on lower back pain and changes in the brain on TeleQuebec’s Le Code Chastenay. Watch here (1st story after intro)
We are contacting Dental Students across Canada, to assist AEBC with our fund raising efforts. We are raising funds to provide an individualized “Self Defense Program” for blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted adults. Larry Lewis, President of Flying Blind (www.Flying-Blind.com) and his training partner from the United States, will provide two and a half days ofindividualized self-defense training for participants. With your help, we can achieve our goal.
The election to select the next part-time staff representative of the Executive Committee closed on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 5 pm. A total of 30 votes were received. Dr. Earl Karanofsky was elected by majority vote as your next representative for a three-year term. We express our thanks to Dr. Stewart Shapiro for considering this position and congratulate Dr. Earl Karanofsky on winning the election.
We are pleased to announce that the winner of this year's Dr. Ralph Silverstone Teaching Award is Dr. Marie Dagenais. Dr. Dagenais graduated from Université de Montreal in 1983 and in 1988 completed her Diploma in Oral Radiology at the University of Toronto. She became a member of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in 1989 and in 1988 she became an Assistant Professor at the Faculty. In 2000 she was appointed as Associate Dean (Academic Affairs), a very important role in the Faculty that she holds to this day. In 2001 she was appointed to Associate Professor.
Class of 2014 dental student Lauren Vredenberg is interviewed by CBC radio at "All in a weekend" to talk about the September 30th Run for Outreach. Click here to listen.
Dr. Faleh Tamimi’s research reports that drugs commonly used to treat Alzheimer’s Disease make bones stronger
Drugs commonly used to treat memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients can make bones stronger, according to a recent study led by Faleh Tamimi, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry. The findings, published in Journal of Bone and Mineral Research and highlighted in Nature Reviews: Endocrinology, could help further research into the idea that bone strength is controlled centrally within...
Whether it is for research into clean energy sources, the future of wireless communication or a better understanding of the processes involved in language learning, over 160 established McGill researchers and more than 80 graduate students will benefit from support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) over the next five years.
Congratulations to two of Dentistry’s trainees who recently received competitive Student Research Awards
Congratulations to two of Dentistry’s trainees who recently received competitive Student Research Awards from the Canadian Association for Dental Research.
As the Fire Prevention Sprinklers' project is progressing at Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry, we are informing you that the Office of the Dean will be temporarily moving to 550 Sherbrooke Street West, 8th floor, room 855 as of Monday, March 5, 2012. The office is expected to return to SAD at the end of May 2012 and further information will be sent to you as soon as a specific date will be known.