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. 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.
Prof. Marie-Ève Bolduc won Best Poster at the 8th Annual Canadian Society of Hand Therapists’ conference, for the submission, “Flow diagram to guide the assessment and identification of ROM restriction determinants.” Collaborating with Marie-Ève were Prof. Nancy Forget and Dr. Bernadette Nedelec.
Dr. Isabelle Gélinas has been awarded the 2016 Muriel Driver Memorial Lectureship Award from the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT). This award was established by the CAOT to honor one who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession through education, research and professional practice. Isabelle will be giving her Lecture at the 2016 CAOT Conference, scheduled for Spring 2016 in Banff.
Researchers from McGill University and its hospital-affiliated research institutes have been awarded $91.5 million in grants in the latest round of funding by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
Insulin has long been known as the hormone which controls the body’s sugar levels: humans who lack or are insensitive to insulin develop diabetes. Although insulin is also made and released in the brain, its effects there have remained unclear.