Dr. Teresa Rudkin – Assistant Program Director for Postgraduate Education

It is with great pleasure that we announce Dr. Teresa Rudkin as the new Assistant Program Director for Postgraduate Education in the Department of Family Medicine.

Classified as: Research, faculty development, Family Medicine, Dept. of Family Medicine
Published on: 13 Nov 2015

Similar to relative disparities in the United States, although rates lower among both racial groups in Canada

Classified as: McGill University, racial differences in health, Canadian Medical Association Journal, CMAJ, premature birth, preterm birth, Cynthia Lee, Kim Barnhardt, health and lifestyle
Published on: 9 Nov 2015

A McGill University-led group of researchers (TRAC3) are looking at whether progress is being made in designing initiatives and policies to reduce vulnerability to climate change across countries. Their aim is to contribute new ways of monitoring the global climate adaptation process.

Classified as: McGill University, climate change, climate, TRAC3, Nature Climate Change, UNFCCC, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Alexandra Lesnikowski, food & sustainability, science & technology
Published on: 9 Nov 2015

There are believed to be around 1.5 million different species of fungus on Earth, but one mold, known as Aspergillus fumigatus, causes the majority of cases of invasive aspergillosis – a devastating illness that kills 90 per cent of patients with weakened immune systems or lung diseases.

Classified as: Research, muhc, CIHR, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, immune system, McGill University Health Centre, aspergillus, mold, fungus
Published on: 5 Nov 2015

Doaa Farid who is completing a PhD under the supervision of Dr. Ellen Rosenberg and Dr. Gillian Bartlett, won the Patients' Choice Award at the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). She presented her work on a video for immigrants that is part of the Tapestry Project. This is two years in a row one of our trainees took home this award. Congratulations!

Classified as: Research, Department of Family Medicine, Dept. of Family Medicine
Published on: 4 Nov 2015

A new study led by researchers in Canada sheds light on the effects of off-label use of prescription drugs with the first-ever investigation in adult populations.

Classified as: CIHR, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, drugs, off-label, prescription, pharmacy, Robyn Tamblyn, Tewodros Eguale, electronic health records, adverse drug events, side effects
Published on: 2 Nov 2015

Badly designed studies may lead to the efficacy of drugs being overestimated and money being wasted on trials that prove fruitless, according to a new study from McGill University in Canada.

Classified as: Research, animal research, mice, Clinical trials, drug trial, sunitinib, preclinical research, animal study, animal models, cancer drug, randomization, blinding, Jonathan Kimmelman, reproducibility, study design, guinea pig
Published on: 14 Oct 2015

The McGill Methodological Development Platform of the Quebec SUPPORT Unit has begun its work! The platform is housed in the McGill University Department of Family Medicine. Under the direction of Dr Pierre Pluye (Family Medicine) and associate direction of Dr.

Classified as: Research, Family Medicine
Published on: 28 Aug 2015

On July 31st, in Shenzhen, China, Dr Howard Bergman, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, signed a letter of intent between the Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning (Department of Family Medicine of McGill University) and the Shenzhen Association of Community Health.

Classified as: Family Medicine, Dept. of Family Medicine
Published on: 13 Aug 2015

A commonly used  plasticizer known as DINCH, which is found in products that come into close contact with humans, such as medical devices, children's toys and food packaging, was put under the microscope  by Montreal researchers.

Classified as: metabolism, McGill University, DINCH plasticizer, phthalate, Dr. Vassilios Papadopoulos, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal
Published on: 17 Jun 2015