Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the CIHR operating grants competition.
It is our pleasure to announce that Dr. Lila Amirali has accepted to act as Interim Head of the Department of Psychiatry of the Montreal Children’s Hospital as well as Interim Division Chief of Child Psychiatry. This new leadership role has been in effect since January 1, 2014. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Amirali in her new position.
Please note that a Search Committee for a permanent Department Head will be organized in the near future.
We wish to take this opportunity to thank Dr.
Neuro Palliative Interdisciplinary Rounds presents a three part series entitled 'Whole Person Care'.
Part three entitled "Creating Significant Rituals in Neuropalliative Care" will take place on March 26, 2014 at 12:00 noon. These rounds will be presented by Lana McGeary, Spiritual Care Counselor.
A light lunch will be served. To attend, please RSVP by March 19 to deborah [dot] rashcovsky [at] mcgill [dot] ca or 514-398-6047.
For more information: www.neuroevents.mcgill.ca/
Scientists from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital in Canada have discovered that two genes linked to hereditary Parkinson’s disease are involved in the early-stage quality control of mitochondria. The protective mechanism, which is reported in The EMBO Journal, removes damaged proteins that arise from oxidative stress from mitochondria.
A new brain-imaging technique for a true brain workout
On January 16th, McGill’s Faculty of Dentistry and its outreach program were featured on the show "une pilule, une petite granule" (Télé-Québec) as part of a report on accessibility to oral health care in Quebec. Watch the segment here
Nahum Sonenberg, a James McGill Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre at McGill University, is one of eight winners of the prestigious Wolf Prize as announced in Tel Aviv yesterday.
It is our pleasure to announce Dr. Jess Friedland as the new Program Director for Geriatric Psychiatry.
Dr. Friedland is an Assistant Professor and psychiatrist based at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. She received her medical degree from the University of Calgary and completed her psychiatry residency and geriatric psychiatry fellowship at McGill. She has been co-chair of the Psychotherapy Committee since 2011 and is the medical director of the Geriatric Psychiatry External Clinic at the Douglas.
William Feindel, O.C., G.O.Q., MDCM, D. Phil
1918 – 2014
The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre regret to announce the death of William Feindel, O.C., G.O.Q., MDCM, D. Phil., one of Canada's most distinguished neurosurgeons and The Neuro’s third director. Dr. Feindel passed away quietly at The Neuro on Sunday night following a brief illness. Our deepest sympathies go out to Dr. Feindel’s family.
The Department of Psychiatry of the Jewish General Hospital will be presenting the 9th Annual Research Day. This is the 9th annual public research day held in association with the Lady Davis Institute of Medical Research and sponsored by a donation from the Gustav Levinschi Foundation.