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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

From brain plasticity to new physics

McGill University is proud to welcome four new Banting Postdoctoral Fellows who come from as far afield as Australia and Italy to continue their studies in Montreal. Their research ranges from the study of musical improvisation from the 15th to the 18th century to working on DNA nanostructure interfaces. The Honourable Gary  Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), announced the latest recipients of Canada's most prestigious postdoctoral awards at an event held at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario earlier today.

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Published on : 13 Sep 2012

From brain plasticity to new physics

McGill University is proud to welcome four new Banting Postdoctoral Fellows who come from as far afield as Australia and Italy to continue their studies in Montreal. Their research ranges from the study of musical improvisation from the 15th to the 18th century to working on DNA nanostructure interfaces. The Honourable Gary  Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), announced the latest recipients of Canada's most prestigious postdoctoral awards at an event held at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario earlier today.

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Published on : 13 Sep 2012

McGill and Intellectual Ventures partner on new inventions

McGill University and Intellectual Ventures have announced a partnership that provides an additional avenue for McGill faculty to commercialize their inventions and discoveries.

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Published on : 07 Aug 2012

Decoding the secrets of balance

We’ve known for a while that the vestibular system in the inner ear is responsible for helping us keep our balance. And while researchers have already developed a basic understanding of how the brain constructs our perceptions of ourselves in motion, until now no one has understood the crucial step by which the neurons in the brain select the information needed to do so.

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Published on : 24 Jul 2012

Vanier scholarships bring the world to McGill to help shape the future

Fourteen of the 156 new 2012 Vanier Scholars will be attending McGill University, coming from countries as diverse as Australia, Belgium, Peru and the United States, as well as from Canada.

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Published on : 03 Jul 2012

CREATE grants will help McGill build on leadership in green chemistry, medical imaging

Two projects led by McGill professors are among the 17 that will receive a total of $28 million over six years to help science and engineering graduates add job skills to their academic achievements, thanks to the.Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) CREATE program. The two projects are the CREATE program in green chemistry led by Prof. Chao-Jun Li, and the CREATE

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Published on : 26 Jun 2012

Illegal marijuana used by 10 per cent of fibromyalgia patients

A new study published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research, led by Dr. Mary-Ann Fitzcharles, a rheumatologist at the McGill University Health Centre, reveals that 13 per cent of FM patients use cannabinoids for relief from symptoms such as widespread pain, fatigue, and insomnia.

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Published on : 22 Jun 2012