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Assistant Professor Ruthanne Huising wins ‘Best Article’ prize by Regulation & Governance

Assistant Professor Ruthanne Huising (Desautels Faculty of Management) and and Susan S. Silbey (MIT) have won a Regulation & Governance prize for the best article published in Volume 5 (2011) of the journal for their paper entitled, “Governing the Gap: Forging Safe Science Through Relational Regulation.”

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Published on : 02 Feb 2012

Wait-time predictors for customer service systems with time-varying demand and capacity

We develop new, improved real-time delay predictors for many-server service systems with a time-varying arrival rate, a time-varying number of servers, and customer abandonment. We develop four new predictors, two of which exploit an established deterministic fluid approximation for a many-server queueing model with those features.

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Published on : 02 Feb 2012

NEUROPSYCHOLOGY DAY

Neuropsychology Day: Monday, May 7, 2012

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Published on : 02 Feb 2012

Genetic breakthrough for brain cancer in children

Canadian-led research team identifies two mutations in crucial gene involved in deadly pediatric brain tumours

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Published on : 30 Jan 2012

Exploring how a parent’s education can affect the mental health of their offspring

Could depression in adulthood be tied to a parent’s level of education? A new study led by Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, a medical sociologist from McGill University, suggests this is the case.

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Published on : 26 Jan 2012

Setting Your Own Standards: Internal Corporate Governance Codes as a Response to Institutional Pressure

This paper is concerned with organizational response to institutional pressure. We argue that when faced with externally imposed standards, organizations can sometimes respond by developing alternative standards for the same practices. This “substitution response” can shift the attention of stakeholders away from noncompliance with the original standards to adherence to the alternative standards.

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Published on : 26 Jan 2012

Supporting Innovation

The CFI awards more than $1 million to seven McGill researchers

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Published on : 24 Jan 2012

Solving the mystery of an old diabetes drug that may reduce cancer risk

In a new paper published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, researchers from McGill University and the University of Montreal reported on how the diabetes drug metformin potentially reduces cancer risk.

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Published on : 18 Jan 2012

Defective cell ‘battery’ plays central role in neurodegenerative disease

A devastating neurodegenerative disease that first appears in toddlers just as they are beginning to walk has been traced to defects in mitochondria, the ‘batteries’ or energy-producing power plants of cells.

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Published on : 17 Jan 2012

Healthcare professionals' adoption and use of a clinical information system (CIS) in primary care: Insights from the Da Vinci study

Given the increasing prevalence of multimorbidity in primary care (PC), interdisciplinary PC teams supported by appropriate clinical information systems (CIS) are needed in order to deal with the complexity of multimorbid patients' care. Our team has developed such a system, called the Da Vinci system.

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Published on : 13 Jan 2012

Towards an ecology of collective innovation: Human variome project (HVP), rare disease consortium for autosomal loci (RADical) and data-enabled life sciences alliance (DELSA)

Authors: Ozdemir, Vural; Rosenblatt, David S.; Warnich, Louise; Srivastava, Sanjeeva; Tadmouri, Ghazi Omar; Aziz, Ramy Karam; Reddy, Panga Jaipal; Manamperi, Aresha; Dove, Edward S.; Joly, Yann; Zawati, M.H.; Hizel, Candan; Yazan, Yasemin; John, Leela; Vaast, Emmanuelle; Ptolemy, Adam S.; Faraj, Samer A.; Kolker, Eugene; Cotton, R.G.H.

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Published on : 13 Jan 2012

An ambidextrous learning model for the internationalization of firms from emerging economies

Emerging economies are playing an increasingly important role in the global economy. The rising phenomenon of the internationalization process of firms in emerging economies, or emerging market firms, particularly their capacity to increase their presence in the markets of developed economies, has been insufficiently studied.

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Published on : 13 Jan 2012

Prof. Alain Pinsonneault wins Best Paper Award at Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

Prof. Alain Pinsonneault has won the Best Paper Award at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences for his paper entitled, 'The Impact of IT on Quality of Care: Evaluation of an integrated chronic disease management system.'

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Published on : 13 Jan 2012

The impact of client choice on preventive healthcare facility network design

In contrast with sick people who need urgent medical attention, the clientele of preventive healthcare have a choice in whether to participate in the programs offered in their region. In order to maximize the total participation to a preventive care program, it is important to incorporate how potential clients choose the facilities to patronize.

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Published on : 13 Jan 2012