Congratulations to recent M.Sc. graduate and current Ph.D. student Murali Ramamoorthi! Supervised by Dr. Simon Tran, Murali has been awarded a Doctoral Training Award by the Fond de Recherche en Santé du Québec (FRSQ) for his research project "Mitigating Radiation Induced Damage to Salivary Glands by Radiopaque Radiosensitizing Nanoparticle Formulation".
- Mohamed Amine Mezour (PostDoc) "Synthesis and characterization of ordered bioceramics" (Advisor: Dr. Faleh Tamimi)
- Garthiga Manickam (PhD) "The use of PHOSPHO1 for improved bone fracture healing" (Supervisor: Dr. Monzur Murshed)
In the News: "Why some dental implants work and others don't" a study by Drs Tamimi & Abi-Nader Official Press Release here
Dr. Marc McKee recently gave a talk on Canal Savoir on Soft Bones & Tooth Diseases. Watch it here
The jury has selected the top 20 images for Science Exposed, the first installment of the NSERC's science image contest. Researchers from an array of disciplines captured these images, which represent their work in an impactful and visual way. We invite you to vote for your favourite image to determine which one will receive the 2016 People's choice award: find an image by Wenge Jiang and Marc D. McKee at number 7!
The Division of Biomedical Sciences announces the winners of the Best Papers 2015 competition. The best three papers (by a graduate student) are chosen by the BMS Executive Committee. Judging criteria was quality of the data, quality of the journal, and potential impact of the findings. Find out who the winners are here
Dr. Faleh Tamimi’s research has been getting attention, awards and accolades for some time now. Most recently, Dr. Tamimi became a Canada Research Chairholder. Find out more about Dr. Tamimi’s latest accomplishment here
On April 14 2016, a total of $21.4 million in new grants from NSERC’s Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) was announced at a press conference held at McGill’s Bellini Building. Of the total, $1.6 million will go to McGill, to fund a six-year project led by Prof. Jake Barralet, who teaches experimental surgery in the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry, and specializes in bioceramic applications within orthopaedics. Read the full story in the McGill Reporter.
Congratulation to Iris Boraschi and Juliana Marulanda for receiving the Network for Oral and Bone Health Research (Réseau de Recherche en Santé Buccodentaire et Osseuse, RSBO) student scholarship award! The scholarship is valued at $15,000 is awarded to students who submit a project consistent with the Network’s research priorities and supervised by a regular member of the Network. Read the full story here.
Twenty-five outstanding McGill researchers are being awarded Canada Research Chairs (CRC), as announced today by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, at the University of British Columbia. CRCs are granted to outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. McGill research projects that will benefit from the new funds include those investigating the genetics of pain and childhood disability, as well as the ecology of the arctic and engineered quantum systems.
Epigenetics may bring us one step closer to better treatments for chronic pain
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"While doctors should still weigh the potential negative consequences of opioid use before prescribing these drugs, the study findings on their own don’t provide enough evidence to suggest physicians should change how they treat pain," said Laura Stone, a researcher at McGill University.
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Congratulations to Kelvin I. Afrashtehfar who was recently awarded a one year scholarship from the International Team for Implantology Foundation. He will be an ITI Scholar during the 2016/17 academic year at the University of Bern in Switzerland under the supervision of Drs. Daniel Buser and Urs Braegger.
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