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.

Classified as: Research, obesity, nutrition, nutrition labels
Published on: 20 Jan 2015

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

Classified as: health, St. Mary's Hospital, babies, hospital, Maternity ward, mothers, silence, Susan Law
Published on: 19 Jan 2015

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.

Classified as: Sustainability, engineering research, TISED, sustainable engineering
Published on: 16 Jan 2015
Classified as: Geography, Research, map, rivers, inundation, wetlands
Published on: 15 Jan 2015

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.

Classified as: engineering research
Published on: 8 Jan 2015

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.

Classified as: news, Research, food, obesity, nutrition, prevention, Danielle Donnelly, diabetes, Luis Agellon, potato, stan kubow
Published on: 9 Dec 2014

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.

Classified as: Research, Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, trial, Yves Winter
Published on: 5 Dec 2014

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.

Classified as: Research, Family Medicine
Published on: 28 Oct 2013

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

Classified as: Research, Global Health, Family Medicine
Published on: 23 Oct 2013

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


Classified as: Research, Family Medicine
Published on: 24 Jul 2013

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.

Classified as: Research, Family Medicine
Published on: 2 Jul 2013

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.


Haggerty, J., Lévesque J-F., Hogg W. & Wong S. The strength of primary care systems. Stronger systems improve population health but require higher levels of spending. BMJ, 2013; 346; f3777 doi: 10.1136/bmj.f3777.

Classified as: Research, Family Medicine
Published on: 27 Jun 2013

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. 

Published on: 25 Jun 2013

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.

Classified as: Department of Family Medicine, FRSQ
Published on: 2 May 2013