Faculty of Dentistry news
It gives us great pleasure to announce that, on May 11th, Sina Hashemi (DMD IV and former DSS President) was presented with the Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Medal by the Honorable Pierre Duchesne during an official ceremony in Montreal. Sina was among 6 university students across Quebec who received the prestigious award.
Research on elderly rats suggests possible avenue for prevention of osteoporosis Faleh Tamimi, is the leader of a research team that has just discovered that melatonin supplements make bones stronger in elderly rats and therefore, potentially, in elderly humans too. “Old rats are tedious to work with because they get sick a lot and that means they also cost a lot more. But if you’re interested in diseases like osteoporosis, they’re an essential part of the process.”
An important message from IT Services In April, we emailed you about the Heartbleed vulnerability and its potential impact on McGill. All of McGills central IT systems have been evaluated, and updates were applied where needed. As a final precaution, we strongly encourage you to change your McGill Password without delay. If you are a McGill staff member, you are required to change your password.
CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarships - MSc program Sandrine Couldwell, "The effect of exercise and high fat diet on circulating mediators of energy metabolism" (Kaartinen Lab) Yekta Ansari, "The role of salivary trace elements in tooth homeostasis" (Tamimi Lab)
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
The Faculty of Dentistry announced Friday that many of its activities, including its undergraduate teaching clinic and clinical and community research unit, will be moving to a building located at the corner of McGill College Avenue and Sherbrooke Street. The Faculty of Dentistry will occupy three floors at 2001 McGill College Ave. Read the press release | Watch the video
A team led by McGill University’s Dr Michael H Weber, and Professor Jake Barralet, are developing a new technology with a 3D printer which seeks to create replicas of bone for spinal grafts. The concept creates a bone-like replacement material in the exact shape of bone or bone segment which is to be removed. Professor Barralet holds the Canada Research Chair in osteoinductive biomaterials.
It gives us great pleasure to announce that Dr. Luda Diatchenko will be joining the Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine as the holder of a Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Human Pain Genetics. The announcement was made On September 25th at McGill University by the Federal Government Minister of State for Science and Technology, Mr. Greg Rickford. The award will see $10millon in federal funds and another $20million in matching provincial and private funds over the next 7 years coming to support the research of Dr.
12th Annual White Coat Ceremony & Award EveniningClass of 2015 - September 12th, 2013 DEAN’S HONOUR LIST DMD 2016 Kevin Hong, Hyun A Kim, Stephen Wong DMD 2015 Emily Baker, Anne Beaudin, Michelle Diamond, Ahmad Mansouri, Lisa Zhang DMD 2014 Navdeep Asi, Sina Hashemi, Erica Kader, Sarah Liu, Mohamed Youssef Michael Bybelezer DMD 2017 Ping Kwan Lau Scholarship Erica Abbey DMD 2016 Dr. Yu-Ming Lam Scholarship
"MONTREAL — A mentoring program for students in the faculty of dentistry at McGill University has been launched by Dr. Norman M. Miller, a 1974 graduate of the school. The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation matched his funding, and the result is a six-figure gift that provides the seeds of an endowment fund for the nascent program." Read more here
Dieter Reinhardt, of the Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine, was recently awarded a Canada Research Chair in Cell-Matrix Biology. Congratulations Dr. Reinhardt! More information: Canada Research Chairs | Reinhardt Laboratory
Romantha Descartes, recipient of the Faculty’s 2013 Most Valuable Person Award. More info Dr. Herb Borsuk, 2013 recipient of the Outstanding Alumnus Award. More info
Over 60 years ago, Yves Clermont and Charles Leblond characterized the steps of sperm differentiation in the testis. This enabled them to identify for the first time the population of spermatogonia responsible for the production of spermatozoa. We celebrate 60 years later the publication of their landmark paper and their discovery. Read more