The wizardry of Dr. Oz
The surgeon and TV celebrity has succeeded in winning fans and influencing public health debates - which troubles some experts.
Mehmet Oz's followers believe he is a trustworthy, serious-minded (and hot) physician.
His equally fervent flock of critics say he is a fad-foisting, ratings-grubbing (and smart) TV celebrity.
In the 10 years since Oprah dubbed him "America's Doctor," the 53-year-old Oz has shown he is comfortable in both roles.
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The 5th Annual Albert Aguayo Lecture entitled "Neuronal Plasticity and Genomic Diversity " will take place at the Neuro on May 22, 2014 at 4:30 pm. This important lecture will be given by Fred H. Gage, Ph.D. Professor in the Laboratory of Genetics of The Salk Institute, USA.
This annual lecture honours Dr. Albert Aguayo, founder and former Director of the Centre for the Research in Neuroscience at McGill University.
A reception will follow.
RSVP: debbie [dot] rashcovsky [at] mcgill [dot] ca
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/
The Dorothy J. Killam Lecture was established at The Neuro in 2004 to recognize women of influence in business, science, politics or the humanities, and is named after an extraordinary woman who, together with her husband, made immense contributions to Canadian education and science.
The Bio-X talk will be delivered by Dr. Carla Shatz, Sapp Family Provostial Professor of Biology and Neurobiology and Director of Bio-X, Stanford's pioneering biosciences program. Her lecture, "Explaining the “X” in Stanford’s Bio-X” will take place on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the McIntyre Medical Building, Palmer Theatre, Room 522 (access via the 5th Floor only), 3655 Sir William Osler Drive. Refreshments will follow.
SPECIAL LECTURE: "Developmental Critical Periods and Alzheimer's Disease - Can Knowledge of One Help Cure the Other?"
Dr. Carla Shatz, Sapp Family Provostial Professor of Biology and Neurobiology and Director of Bio-X, Stanford's pioneering biosciences program will deliver a special lecture entitled "Developmental Critical Periods and Alzheimer's Disease - Can Knowledge of One Help Cure the Other?".
"Food for Thought" launches at exactly noon today! At 12:00 you can log on and watch the first lecture. The course is totally free but you have to register. We now have over 20,000 students registered in 150 countries.
What is it like to teach a class of more than 20,000 students? I don’t know, but I’m about to find out. Colleagues David Harpp and Ariel Fenster and I have been selected to offer McGill’s first “massive open online course,” known in the trade as a MOOC.
Many strains of E.coli are necessary for human digestion, but O157:H7 can be deadly.
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