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365 days: Nature's 10

Tue, 2015-01-20 16:31

Ten people who mattered this year.


... Ones to Watch in 2015
Joanne Liu, International president of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
MSF has shone in the global response to the Ebola epidemic, and Liu will be a big player in next year's efforts to end it.

Read full article: Nature, December 17, 2014

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One last look at 2014: McGill’s year in review

Tue, 2015-01-20 16:21

From naming Michael A. Meighen as the University’s new Chancellor in January to having two students earning Rhodes Scholarships in December, 2014 was yet another eventful year for McGill. As we head into the final weeks of 2014, the Reporter looks back on the year that was, highlighting some of the key happenings over the past 12 months in words and pictures.

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Vacations out for Canadian chief of aid group Doctors Without Borders

Thu, 2014-10-23 12:57

Vacations are a time for relaxing at the cottage or sunning on a beach – unless you’re Joanne Liu, the Canadian physician who is the loudest and most insistent voice in the global rally to contain the Ebola epidemic.

... “She wants to save the world,” said her good friend Conrad Sauvé, the Red Cross Canada CEO who studied with her at McGill for a master’s degree in health leadership.

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Country of the Month - Egypt

Thu, 2014-10-23 10:54

Dr Ghada Selim, MD, Lecturer of Cardiology, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt; Founding Director of cardiac rehabilitation unit, Ain Shams University, International Masters of Health Leadership participant, McGill University, Canada.

Ghada Selim, Class 5 participant, establishes first comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation center in Egypt.

Read full article: European Society of Cardiology, October, 2014

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Obama calls for action on Ebola crisis at United Nations

Thu, 2014-09-25 13:37

The West Africa Ebola outbreak is "a growing threat to regional and global security," U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday, telling a high-level meeting on the deadly epidemic at the U.N. General Assembly that only an international response can prevent "a humanitarian catastrophe across the region."

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Surgery Not A Magic Cure For Obesity

Tue, 2014-04-08 10:59

It is alarming, but obesity has reached epidemic proportions in Kuwait. Oil has not only brought great wealth to the Gulf, but a huge change in lifestyle and food habits. Fast food, fast cars and everything else that money can buy has led to the rise of obesity so much so that today at least 88 percent of Kuwaitis are considered overweight. 

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