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DISE's Professor Howard shares his research about Canadian blackface incidents with new SSHRC Connection Grant

Professor Philip Howard, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), has been awarded a SSHRC Connection Grant to mobilize knowledge from his research into contemporary Canadian blackface. 

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Published on : 16 Mar 2017

Professor Claudia Mitchell delivers keynote address at McGill's annual Bravo gala

Another round of applause for McGill’s award-winning researchers Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 [source] By Meaghan Thurston

Published on : 16 Mar 2017

Angela Campbell promoted to Full Professor

The Faculty is proud to announce that Professor Angela Campbell has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor, effective April 1, 2017.

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Published on : 10 Mar 2017

Congratulations Dr. Alexandra de Pokomandy and Dr. Irina Kudrina on receiving the Lettre d'entente 250!

Congratulations Dr. Alexandra de Pokomandy and Dr. Irina Kudrina on receiving the Lettre d'entente 250 from the Fédération des Médecins Omnipraticiens du Québec. The award is meant to support the career development of family medicine researchers by promoting the development of health research in Quebec. For more information, click here.

Published on : 02 Mar 2017

The Li group uses alkyl carbanions to make greener nucleophilic additions

Xijie Dai, Haining Wang and C.J. Li have recently demonstrated that carbonyl derivatives could be used in a similar fashion to Grignard reagents using a smart Umpolung strategy and thus replaced organometallic-based reagents for nucleophilic carbonyl addition reactions for alcohol synthesis.

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Published on : 23 Feb 2017

Article: Patients who do not show up to their appointments - What is the importance of this phenomenon? (French only)

To read the complete article, please see document attached (in French only).

Published on : 07 Feb 2017

Join the Department for our summer session this May and June!

The Research and Graduate Programs Division of the Department of Family Medicine is proud to present its official summer session for May and June!

Published on : 07 Feb 2017

Opinion Article: Future family physicians out of work?

To read the full article by Dr. Nadine Chata, Dr. Aris Hadjinicolaou, Dr. Kamy Apkarian, the Chair of the Department of Family Medicine Dr. Howard Bergman, and Dr. Marion Dove, please see the document attached at the right. To view the web version, click here (available in French only).

Published on : 07 Feb 2017

Message regarding attack in Quebec City

Dear All, The department adds its voice to condemn the attack that occurred at the Quebec City mosque.  Please see attached message.

Published on : 06 Feb 2017

The World Outdoors: Researchers flock to drones

Drone technology has been applied in support of bird science for more than a decade now. With the cost of this technology continuing to drop, the use of it is broadening across North America. In the same way that retail, military, and hobby sectors have embraced drones, bird scientists have realized drones can be deployed to do some bird census work and gather data in remote or otherwise inaccessible locations.

Published on : 26 Jan 2017

Meet Dr. Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant, Family Medicine Research and Graduate Program Director

When Research and Graduate Program Director Dr. Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant, joined McGill’s Department of Family Medicine in 2005, primary care research in Canada was still in its infancy. Dr. Bartlett-Esquilant — who completed her PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill and her postdoctoral work at Université de Montréal — was brought in by then-Department Chair Martin Dawes specifically to help increase McGill Family Medicine’s research capacity. “The Department is now a leader in terms of primary care research,” she says.

Published on : 25 Jan 2017

Delegates from the Santa Marcelina hospital in Sao Paolo visit our department

Soeur Monique, from the Hospital Santa Marcelina in Sao Paolo, Brazil, and alumni of the Department of Family Medicine, met with Dr. Bergevin, Dr. Juras, Dr. Connolly, Dr. Bergman, and Ms. Simmons on January 5th. The meeting covered a new partnership between the Department and Santa Marcelina’s new medical school. This partnership will include a version of the Blended Learning Education Program in Faculty Development, a new MSc.

Published on : 11 Jan 2017

CARE Research Group receives Outstanding Research Award

The Childhood Anxiety and Regulation of Emotions (C.A.R.E.) Research Group is a new laboratory operation under the direction of Dr. Tina Montreuil, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology. Researchers at C.A.R.E.

Published on : 09 Jan 2017

Breakthrough in MS treatment

In separate clinical trials, a drug called ocrelizumab has been shown to reduce new attacks in patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), and new symptom progression in primary progressive MS. Three studies conducted by an international team of researchers, which included Amit Bar-Or and Douglas Arnold from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University, have discovered that ocrelizumab can significantly reduce new attacks in patients with relapsing MS, as well as slow the progression of symptoms caused by primary progressive MS.

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Published on : 09 Jan 2017