Faculty of Medicine

SPOT Faculty Lecturer Claudia Brown was honored with the Prix d’excellence physiothérapeute 2015 at the annual gathering of the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec. This award formally honors a physiotherapist for the amplitude of their contributions to the advancement of the profession.    

Published on: 20 Jan 2016

SPOT’s Dr. Eva Kehayia and Dr. Philippe Archambault, as well as Alumna Dr. Bonnie Swayne are featured a video about the Living Lab MALL project, taking place in Montreal’s Alexis Nihon Plaza. To see the video, follow this link: http://crir-livinglabvivant.com/index.html

Published on: 20 Jan 2016

McGill’s annual Homecoming was a resounding success at the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy. Representatives of the Class of 1965 right through to the Class of 1990 gathered to reminisce. The Alumni Award of Merit was presented to Dr. Sharon Wood-Dauphinee, and we had four student award winners also to celebrate. For more photos please visit https://www.mcgill.ca/spot/alumni-0/photogallery/homecoming-2015

Published on: 20 Jan 2016

Dr. Patrice (Tamar) Weiss became SPOT’s 6th Edith Aston-McCrimmon Lecturer with her talk entitled “Rehabilitation Technologies: Thrive or Dive”. Over 100 attendees were entertained and challenged by Dr. Weiss’ discourse on disruptive technologies. For upcoming SPOT events please visit https://www.mcgill.ca/spot/alumni-0 . For more information on the Edith Aston-McCrimmon Lectureship, please visit https://www.mcgill.ca/spot/alumni-0/eamlectureseries

Published on: 20 Jan 2016

University of Toronto and McGill University scientists are leading an international partnership to discover new and improved drug treatments for tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases  -- thanks to a contribution from Merck Canada Inc., as well as an additional $5 million supplement to a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The new funding brings the total investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to nearly US $12 million since 2012.

Classified as: medicine, health, tuberculosis, university of toronto, drug, health and lifestyle, Malaria, tropical diseases, Merck Canada, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, cryptosporidiosis, protozoan
Published on: 17 Dec 2015

Now, an international team of researchers led by McMaster University in collaboration with the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre has found that soap and water is actually less effective than just using saline water.

The findings, which were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, could lead to significant cost savings, particularly in developing countries where open fractures are particularly common.

Classified as: water, World Health Organization, McMaster, McGill University Health Centre, health and lifestyle, salin, salin water, soap, wound, cleaning wounds, New England Journal of Medicine, Mohit Bhandari, Michael G. DeGroote, Edward Harvey
Published on: 15 Dec 2015

The discovery that tavilermide  induces the production of mucin, a crucial lubricant in tears, offers hope of relief to people who suffer from chronic dry eye disease. The invention and the development of a drug based on this small molecule was made by the team of Dr. H. Uri Saragovi, Senior Investigator at the Lady Davis Institute (LDI) at the Jewish General Hospital and Professor of Pharmacology at McGill University.

Classified as: Pharmacology, jewish general hospital, Lady Davis Institute (LDI), chronic dry eye disease, Saragovi, Allergan, Mimetogen
Published on: 3 Dec 2015

It may be surprising, but Canadians who live in densely-populated areas where stores, banks, schools and other services are close by do not walk as much as they should.

Classified as: muhc, physical activity, Walking, McGill University Health Centre, health and lifestyle, walkable neighbourhoods, BMJ Open, Canada Health Measures Survey
Published on: 26 Nov 2015

Sarcasm, white lies and teasing can be difficult to identify for those with certain disorders – new video inventory developed at McGill may help

Classified as: NSERC, lying, The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), society and culture, health and lifestyle, sarcasm, honesty, dishonesty, social interaction, Relational Inference and Social Communicatio, RISC
Published on: 26 Nov 2015

Landmark Clinical Trial of a Novel Combination Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes Begins at Jewish General Hospital and McGill University Health Centre

Classified as: muhc, jewish general hospital, diabetes, insulin, McGill University Health Centre, health and lifestyle, blood sugar, glucose, type 1, beta cells, EVMS, Jerry Nadler, INGAP peptide
Published on: 25 Nov 2015

$50,000 research award to promote active health goes to Dr. Lora Giangregorio, whose work has led to the development of internationally endorsed exercise guidelines for osteoporosis, and tools for physicians, physiotherapists and patients 

Classified as: osteoporosis, Bloomberg Manulife Prize, health and lifestyle, Lora Giangregorio, promotion of active health, Scientific Advisory Council, kinesiologist, physiotherapist, Marianne Harrison, MaRS Centre
Published on: 25 Nov 2015

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