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Dr. Jocelyne Feine receives IADR Distinguished Service Award

Mon, 2013-04-01 11:39

Last week, Dr. Jocelyne Feine was honoured with IADR’s Distinguished Service Award in Seattle, WA. The award is presented to an individual member of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) for outstanding instances of service to the Association or distinguished service over a period of time. It is intended to recognize members who have not served as officers of the IADR official. Read the official press release here.

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Family Medicine to the Rescue Throughout the Life Cycle

Wed, 2013-05-22 12:00 - Wed, 2013-06-12 12:00
Jewish General Hospital : 3755 Cote St. Catherine Road Montreal Quebec Canada , H3T 1E2
Price: Adult $40 Students: $25

Wednesday evenings, May 22 - June 12, 2013
Presentations in English.

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Investment In a Quebec Public-Private Partnership to Support the Use of Personalized Medicine Solutions in the Treatment of Cancer Patients

Thu, 2013-02-21 12:27

The Government of Québec announced today a $10 million investment in the Personalized Medicine Partnership for Cancer (PMPC). This public-private partnership will be focused on establishing an integrated approach for the development and implementation of clinical biomarkers and other personalized healthcare solutions to improve the outcome and cost-efficiency of healthcare services provided to cancer patients in the province of Québec and abroad.

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9th Annual Retreat of the Musculoskeletal Axis

Thu, 2013-03-14 07:30 - 16:30
McGill Faculty Club : 3450 McTavish Street Montreal, QC
Price: FREE

Organizer: Dr. Richard Kremer

When: Thursday March 14, 2013.

Where: At the McGill Faculty Club at 3450 McTavish Street, Montreal, Quebec

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Dr. Marc McKee: Gains made towards treatment of rare bone disease

Tue, 2013-02-19 14:42

Elusive substrate protein identified in the most common form of heritable rickets

Diagnosed in toddlers, X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH) is the most common form of heritable rickets, in which soft bones bend and deform, and tooth abscesses develop because infections penetrate soft teeth that are not properly calcified.  Researchers at McGill University and the Federal University of Sao Paulo have identified that osteopontin, a major bone and tooth substrate protein, plays a role in XLH. Their discovery may pave the way to effectively treating this rare disease.

Contact Information

Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: Media Relations, McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-6754
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Dr. Laura Stone: Chronic pain alters DNA marking in the brain

Tue, 2013-02-19 14:28

The team led by Prof. Laura Stone, a professor at the Faculty of Dentistry and the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain, and Prof. Moshe Szyf, a professor at the Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, have discovered a mechanism that embeds the memory of an injury in the way the DNA is marked in the brain by a chemical coating called methyl groups or DNA methylation.

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Sigma Chi at McGill Presents: The Jack Layton Winter Ball

Sat, 2013-03-02 18:00 - 23:00
Centre Mont Royal : 2200 Rue Mansfield Montreal, QC , H3A 3R8
Price: $150 Regular, $125 Students

The Gamma Lambda Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity Presents:

The Jack Layton Winter Ball
An event honouring the legacy of our most prestigious almnus

March 2nd, 2013

6:00-7:00 PM Cocktail Hour
7:00-11:00 PM Formal Portion

Black Tie Optional

Centre Mont Royal
2200 Rue Mansfield
Montreal, QC H3A 3R8

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Board approves Dr. Paul Allison's Decanal re-appointment

Wed, 2013-02-13 18:42

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum and Provost Anthony C. Masi are pleased to report that at its meeting of February 12, 2013, the University’s Board of Governors approved the following appointment.

Prof. Paul Allison has been reappointed, effective June 1, 2013, to a second five-year term as Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry.

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Graduate student Akanksha Srivastava featured in the Feb/March 2013 edition of the Journal de l’Ordre des dentistes du Québec

Wed, 2013-02-06 11:25

Graduate student Akanksha Srivastava is featured in the February/March 2013 edition of the Journal de l’Ordre des dentistes du Québec. Last November 9th, during the Journée scientifique annuelle du Réseau de recherche en santé buccodentaire et osseuse (RSBO), Akanksha Srivastava was presented with an award by the Académie dentaire du Québec for her poster presentation on her research project titled: "Willingness to pay for mandibular two-implant overdentures: a social perspective," supervised by Dr. Jocelyne Feine and Dr. Shahrokh Esfandiari.

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