Faculty of Dentistry news
Drs. Jocelyn Feine and Paul Allison of the McGill Faculty of Dentistry visited seven dental schools in India as part of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) to encourage research in medical care, including dental oral health.
Investigators at the Centre for Bone and Periodontal Research are decoding the mysteries of musculoskeletal disorders. Musculoskeletal conditions, such as arthritis and osteoporosis, are the most common causes of severe long-term pain and physical disability. Marc McKee, a professor in Dentistry and the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, and Dr. David Goltzman, Director of the Centre for Bone and Periodontal Research, are investigating the mechanisms of these diseases.
Dr. Ann Gamsa, director of psychological services at the MUHC Pain Centre, tells the Guelph Mercury (Nov. 2, 2007) that pain sufferers can learn to modify their pain by using a variety of mental strategies, including distraction, as a tool.
On Tuesday, November 13, 2007, Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor at McGill University, joined Catherine Bushnell, Director of the McGill Centre for Research on Pain, deans from the Faculties of Dentistry and Science and close friends and family at 740 Dr. Penfield to celebrate the launch of the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain. The Centre, now recognized as a world leader in the study and treatment of pain, is being named in honour of Mr. Alan Edwards in recognition of his steadfast commitment to pain research.
Congratulations to Marc McKee, who was awarded $198,092 towards his research: Biogenesis and Function of Extracellular Matrix Assemblies in Health and Disease. A complete list of the projects awarded funding, by university, can be found at www.innovation.ca.
McGill University has been ranked among the world's top universities again this year by the prestigious Times Higher-QS World University Rankings. The THES/QS declared McGill the number one Canadian university by global standards and number 12 among the top 200 universities ranked -- up nearly 10 rankings from 21st in 2006. The ranking also classes McGill as North America's best public university and the only Canadian university ranked among the world's top 30.
From lab work to fieldwork, McGill's undergraduate students are taking learning beyond the classroom. Dentistry student Romina Perri was lead author of a paper analyzing the strategies used to gather participants in Professor Jocelyne Feine's study of dental implants.