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Neuro awarded over $15 M in CIHR funding

Researchers get inaugural Foundation grants for high-impact, long-term programs

Researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University have been awarded over $15 million in grants in the latest round of funding by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The grants are part of a $675 million (CHECK) national funding announcement made July 28 by Minister of Health Rona Ambrose.

Published: 28Jul2015

Practice doesn’t always make perfect (depending on your brain)

Study fuels nature versus debate

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? New research on the brain’s capacity to learn suggests there’s more to it than the adage that “practise makes perfect.” A music-training study by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and colleagues in Germany found evidence to distinguish the parts of the brain that account for individual talent from the parts that are activated through training.

Published: 28Jul2015

The BIC Cyclotron/PET Unit receives support from the L&A Edwards Foundation and key users

We are glad to announce that the Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation is now providing generous support to the BIC PET and Cyclotron Unit, through a grant obtained by long-time BIC user and affiliated member Dr. Petra Schweinhardt, Assistant Professor at McGill's Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain. This grant goes towards supporting the highly-qualified personnel of our Cyclotron/PET Unit.

Published: 27Jul2015

Scott Thompson "TBA"

McIntyre Medical Building Room 1345, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, QC, H3G 1Y6, CA

Scott Thompson
Department Of Physiology
University of Maryland

Course open for registration: Topics in Radionuclide Imaging

BIC Prof. Alexey Kostikov offers course on PET radiochemistry in the fall of 2015

Published: 23Jul2015

Internship opportunities that bridge academia and industry: Arts to Science Fields

Brown Building 3600 McTavish St., Room 3001, H3A 0G3

Are you interested in research and have a desire to explore this facet in the industry sector?

This presentation features Mitacs, a non-profit Canadian organization, that connects students to paid research opportunities in the non-profit, government, and private sectors. Learn about the program and the application process as well as hear from students who have recently returned from a national or international work experience.

The panelists include Rebecca Reich, Derek Albert, Deniz Kilinc.

2015 Job Search Summer Conference: Talk Your Way into a Job

Brown Building 3600 McTavish St., Room 5001, H3A 0G3

Networking, Interviewing & Negotiating all require communication skills. Come to this workshop to learn how to use verbal & nonverbal tactics to be liked and to successfully communicate your strengths and interests, and be liked!

The workshops to be presented are:

1:30-2:30PM: Networking for introverts

2:30-3:30PM: Job interview

3:30-4:30PM: Negotiation

Dr. Dagher receives major Foundation grant from CIHR

BIC Principal investigator Dr. Alain Dagher receives $2.1M in Foundation grant from CIHR to study the brain's dopamine systems with brain imaging.

Functional Neuroimaging of dopamine systems: application to Parkinson's Disease, addiction and obesity.

The main goal is to understand the function of brain systems involved in reward, motivation, learning and decision-making. 

Published: 16Jul2015

Scott Kiss "TBA"

McIntyre Medical Building Room 1345, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, QC, H3G 1Y6, CA

Scott Kiss
McGill University Health Centre