Faculty of Medicine news
Transition to parenthood can be a difficult life event. It can have an impact on both parents and on the long-term development of the child. While mother’s "baby blues" have been widely investigated, little research has been conducted on antenatal paternal depression.
It is all about finding the right person. More than 20,000 organ transplants have been performed in Canada over the last 10 years and routinely extend lives. But sometimes the recipient’s immune system recognizes the new organ as foreign and rejects it, which can lead to serious complications.
Researchers have discovered how to predict some cardiac arrhythmias several steps before they even occur. It’s a finding that could lead to an improved cardiac device, with equipment designed to detect when arrhythmias are about to occur and then act to prevent them.
Three McGill Faculty of Medicine members were recently inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) as Fellows, one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community. The newly elected Fellows are Dr. Alan N. Barkun, Professor of Medicine and DG Kinnear Chair in Gastroenterology, Dr. David H. Eidelman, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, and Dr. Laurie N. Gottlieb, Professor at the Ingram School of Nursing and the Flora Madeline Shaw Chair in Nursing.
Difficulty making good choices is one of the factors that make certain people vulnerable to suicide
Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, have made a breakthrough in understanding an important protein that appears to act as a kind of cellular “marriage broker.” The protein called Netrin1 brings cells together and maintains their healthy relationships. Netrin1 plays an essential role in the growth of the human organism, directing cell migration and the formation of cell circuits both at the embryo stage and after birth.
McGill’s Dr. Mindy Levin, Professor in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at the Faculty of Medicine and Member of the Integrated Program of Neuroscience at McGill was recently awarded with the 2015 Enid Graham Memorial Lecture Award, the most prestigious award given by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Congratulations Dr. Levin!
Dr. Philippe Archambault has been named the recipient of McGill’s Rosemary Wedderburn Brown Faculty Prize, in recognition for his outstanding contributions to rehabilitation science and in acknowledgment of his academic potential in this early phase of his career.
Dr. Matthew Hunt has been awarded the Jonathan Campbell Meakins and Family Memorial Fellowship. This Fellowship is designed to reward and promote excellence in medical education at McGill and beyond.
Dr. Raphael Lencucha has been invited to become an Associate Member of McGill’s IHSP! Raphael will help the Institute realize its potential as a meeting place for researchers throughout McGill explore health and social policy.
Dr. Aliki Thomas has been awarded a Research Grant Award from the Association of Medical Education of Europe for her study, “Use of evidence in health professions’ education; attitudes, practices, barriers and facilitators.” Aliki’s grant proposal was ranked 1st among 44 applicants! Bravo!
Dr. Laurence Roy has received great news from the CIHR: her project on housing and risk of homelessness among new mental health service users has been approved for funding in the last round of Operating Grants from CIHR. It's a big multi-site project, and we are all looking forward to this initiative!
Dr. Marie-Hélène Boudrias has been awarded a Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT) - Team Research Grant. Her project is to develop methodologies to assess functional links from neuro-imaging data and applications to human motor control.
Dr. Isabelle Gagnon is featured in a Canal Savoir episode. In her episode, Isabelle discusses the advantages that the REPAR network provides to researchers in rehabilitation in Québec. Follow this link for the episode.
Two members of Dr. Melissa Park’s research team (Orly Estein and Sarah Sandham) did an interview on Radio Moon about their CIHR-funded projects. Radio Moon is a program on McGill’s CKUT campus radio station and is a project of Forward House, dedicated to people living with mental health issues.