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Invasive Species in the Great Lakes by 2063

The Great Lakes have been invaded by more non-native species than any other freshwater ecosystem in the world. In spite of increasing efforts to stem the tide of invasion threats, the lakes remain vulnerable, according to scientists from McGill University and colleagues in Canada and the United States. 

Published on : 29 Jan 2015

Current nutrition labeling is hard to digest

Current government-mandated nutrition labeling is ineffective in improving nutrition, but there is a better system available, according to a study by McGill University researchers published in the December issue of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

Published on : 20 Jan 2015

Daily quiet time to improve new mothers’ health

A quiet time scheduled every afternoon could improve the health of newborns and mothers in maternity wards according to researchers at McGill University.

Published on : 19 Jan 2015

Leading the charge toward sustainability

Professor Jeffrey Bergthorson in the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been named the first Panda Faculty Scholar in Sustainable Engineering and Design at the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED). Also recently appointed Associate Director of TISED, Prof Bergthorson began a 3-year term in both roles on January 1, 2015.

Published on : 16 Jan 2015

A new global wetlands map

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Published on : 15 Jan 2015

A place in the top 10

Research led by Prof François Barthelat in the Department of Mechanical Engineering earned a spot on Quebec's list of top 10 scientific discoveries in 2014. Inspired by natural structures like seashells, Barthelat and his team developed a technique to strengthen glass. They were able to make glass 200 times more resistant to breakage by engraving micro-cracks in wavy configurations on its surface. The pattern of micro-cracks guided larger cracks and absorbed impact energy.

Published on : 08 Jan 2015

Controlling obesity with potato extract

Take a look in your pantry: the miracle ingredient for fighting obesity may already be there. A simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet that is high in fat and refined carbohydrates, according to scientists at McGill University.

Published on : 09 Dec 2014

Sovereignty v. neoliberalism: trial over a treasure

In 2007, a treasure hunting company found a 19th Century shipwreck in the Atlantic, off the coast of Portugal. The company, Odyssey Marine Exploration, claimed property of the shipwreck and its cargo, some 600,000 silver and gold coins.

Published on : 05 Dec 2014

Dr. Ann C. Macaulay CM MD FCFP, steps down as Director of Participatory Research at McGill

I want to take this opportunity to honour and thank Ann C. Macaulay, CM MD FCFP, who was the founding Director of Participatory Research at McGill, for her decades of service and commitment to primary care and community health.  I am delighted that Ann continues on in our Department as Professor of Family Medicine and that we will continue to benefit from her mentoring, expertise, and experience. Following her medical training in the UK, Ann came to Canada in 1969 to pursue a career in family medicine.

Published on : 28 Oct 2013

Dr. Neil Andersson MD PhD MPhil MSc MFPH, joins the Department of Family Medicine

I am delighted to announce that Neil Andersson MD PhD MPhil MSc MFPH, currently science director of CIET and visiting scientist at the Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, has joined the McGill University Department of Family Medicine on October 1, 20

Published on : 23 Oct 2013

Five students from Family Medicine Department receive research awards

The Department of Family Medicine congratulates: Gladys Osien Title of award: McGill Faculty of Medicine MSc Internal Studentship Title of research project: Investigating the Effect of Weight on Asthma Children in Quebec   Vasiliki Rahimzadeh Title of award: McCutcheon Pediatric Palliative Care Fellowship Title of research project: Engaging Terminally Ill Children in Research of Self-Reported Quality of Life Outcomes: a Review of Established Methods  

Published on : 24 Jul 2013

2013 Isaac Tannenbaum Resident Research Day!!!

The 2013 Isaac Tannenbaum Resident Research Day held on May 31st was a real success!! This day was an opportunity for our residents to present their scholarly work as well as to meet with other residents from the different McGill Family Medicine Units.

Published on : 02 Jul 2013

Dr. Jeannie Haggerty's new editorial on the Strength of Primary Care Systems in the British Medical Journal

See Dr. Jeannie Haggerty's new editorial in the British Medical Journal based on this very interesting publication on Primary Care Systems published in the Health Affairs. Editorial

Published on : 27 Jun 2013

Dr. Charo Rodriguez is named the Richard and Sylvia Cruess Faculty Scholar in Medical Education for 2013-2014

The Department of Family Medicine is proud to announce that Dr. Charo Rodriguez is the recipient of the Richard and Sylvia Cruess Faculty Scholar in Medical Education for 2013-2014. The goal of this position is to promote excellence and scholarship in medical education at McGill and at the Centre for Medical Education by providing a 1 year stipend to a faculty member in the Faculty of Medicine to pursue research and scholarly activities in medical education. 

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Published on : 25 Jun 2013

Two new FRSQ Clinical Research Scholars junior 1 in the Department of Family Medicine: Dr. Kirsten Johnson and Dr. Isabelle Vedel

Both Dr Kirsten Johnson and Dr Isabelle Vedel were awarded the FRSQ Clinical Research Scholars – Junior 1 bursary.  This four-year FRSQ Junior 1 award is extremely competitive and only those who have excellent credentials are successful.  Kirsten and Isabelle received this on their first attempt!  The Family Medicine Department now has 7 clinician-scientists and Ph.D. researchers who hold FRQS bursaries.  This is indeed a remarkable achievement.

Published on : 02 May 2013