On September 3, 2014 St-Mary's researchers unveiled a "robot-doctor" that will not only be used during explorative spatial missions, but also on Earth. It will be used in particular to help in the rapid diagnosis and prescription of the right treatment for the astronauts in orbit. It will aslo be of significant help in, amongst other things, reducing the congestion in walk-in clinics, in developing countries as well as in the treatment of chronic diseases.
Research Seminar - "Supporting communication in cross-cultural primary care consultations..." by Dr. Anne Mac Farlane
Research Seminar - "Supporting communication in cross-cultural primary care consultations: Combining Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) research with Normalization Process Theory (NPT)" with guest speaker: Dr. Anne Mac Farlane, MA, PhD, Professor of Primary Healthcare Research, Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS), University of Limerick, Ireland.
Research Seminar - "Keeping it Simple: Reducing Stroke Risk with Cardiovascular Health Index" with guest speaker: Dr. Ambar Kulshreshtha, MD, PhD, Chief Resident, Emory University, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Research Fellow, Department of Epidemiology, Emory's Rollins School of Public Health.
Research Seminar "Family Medicine at McGill: An academic discipline whose time has come" with guest speaker: Dr. Howard Bergman, MD, FCFP, FRCPC, FCAHS, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, Professor of Family Medicine, Medicine, and Oncology, and the first Dr. Joseph Kaufmann Professor of Geriatric Medicine at McGill University
In June, Dr. Isabelle Vedel was awarded the New Investigator Salary Award: Winter 2013 Priority Announcement - Community-based Primary Health Care - by the CIHR. This award that entails a contribution made to outstanding candidates that are conducting independent research, will go towards Dr. Vedel’s project on Alzheimer’s disease.
There was a high representation of students and faculty of Family Medicine in the newest issue of the graduate student journal, Health Science Inquiry. Congratulations to Cristina Longo, Doaa Farid and Hani Badran who were all reviewers along with Pierre Pluye. Alex Fletcher was a reporter for this issue and original submissions were published for Vladimir Khanassov, Maedeh Khayyat Kholghi (on the MSc program) and Emily Parkinson.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Mark Clarfield will speak about secrets for getting published in the area of primary care
Dr. Mark Clarfield will be presenting at the Department of Family Medicine on Friday, June 6th from 12:30 - 1:30. Dr. Clarfield is the Co-Director of the collaborative Ben-Gurion University - Columbia University Medical School for International Health (MSIH), and Sidonie Hecht Chair of Geriatrics at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Faculty of Heath Sciences.
Please join us to hear about Dr. Clarfield's experience for developing his research career and his secrets for getting published in the area of primary care, with a focus on older people.
We have wonderful news to share with you. Once again we have a great deal to be proud of in the Department of Family Medicine.
The results from the Fonds de recherche Santé-Quebec (FRQS) have been announced and we would like to congratulate the members of our department who have been successful. These competitions are very competitive and few are actually successful in obtaining these salary support awards.
CIET-PRAM will be hosting Germán Zuluaga, a Colombian physician, epidemiologist and director of the Center for Intercultural Health Studies (bio below) for 3 weeks in April/May.
Germán will present on Intercultural Health Research on May 1 from 12:00-1:30 at the Department of Family Medicine 3rd floor, 5858 Cotes-des-Neiges. Lunch will be provided at the meeting. Please RSVP to 514-399-9138.
The presentation will be in Spanish with English slides. Questions can be in English or Spanish.
Dr. Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant receives the Carrie M. Derick Award for Graduate Supervision and Teaching
Dr. Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Carrie M. Derick Award for Excellence Graduate Teaching and Supervision. The Award and a citation will be presented at Spring Convocation. The recipient receives a plaque, and his/her name is inscribed on a permanent plaque in the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office.