How we can work together to stop the spread of the virus

Following an early account of the local transmission of COVID-19, Desautels alumnus Dr. Hamidah Meghani (IMHL’15) stresses the need for communities to practice social distancing to stop the spread of the virus.

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Published: 9 Apr 2020

WHO hosts Q&A session featuring IMHL alumna

Dr. Rosamund Lewis (IMHL’08) answers questions from viewers around the world on the subject of COVID-19 in the workplace.

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Published: 9 Apr 2020

Virus exposes fragmented US health system

Susan DeVore (IMHL’10), CEO of Premier, Inc. (Nasdaq: PINC), discusses health care and medical supply issues surrounding COVID-19.

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Published: 9 Apr 2020

Are we doing enough to flatten the curve?

A CBC interview with Dr. Ahmad Firas Khalid (IMHL’14), Health Policy Researcher at McMaster University, reveals the challenges Canadians face in flattening the curve of COVID-19 infection.

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Published: 9 Apr 2020

China shares COVID-19 experience with Canadian doctors

Doctors from the Peking Union Medical College Hospital share their knowledge with frontline doctors in Canada, including Dr. Peter Goldberg (IMHL’11), Chief of Critical Care at McGill University Health Center.

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Published: 9 Apr 2020

IMHL alumnus receives award for contribution to public health

In November, the Association pour la santé publique du Québec (ASPQ) awarded the 2019 Jean-Pierre Bélanger Prize to Dr. Yv Bonnier-Viger (IMHL’08). This award recognizes Dr. Bonnier-Viger’s contribution to the advancement of knowledge in international health and preventive medicine, and for his commitment to improving public health.


Published: 3 Feb 2020

Connecting academic research and public policy

Following his research on the complex healthcare needs of refugees, Desautels alumnus Dr. Firas Khalid (IMHL’14) suggests ways in which academic research can be used to inform public policy.

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Published: 31 Oct 2019

IMHL alumni launch project to improve health outcomes for at-risk children

Ahmad Firas Khalid, Padma Venkatasubramanian and Caroline Kisia, all 2014 alumni of McGill’s IMHL program, have teamed up to create Amama (grandmother), a community-based platform that connects grandmothers with vulnerable children to improve children’s physical and mental well-being.

In 2013, the trio won a Canada Grant Challenge to field-test a copper device they created to kill deadly water-borne pathogens.

Published: 10 Sep 2019

IMHL participant spearheads TB vaccine trial in Mumbai

Dr. Daksha Shah (IMHL’20) is leading a new TB vaccine trial in Mumbai, where an estimated 40 to 50 percent of the population carries a latent TB infection. The pilot project focuses on providing treatment to close contacts of TB patients.

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Published: 6 Sep 2019

Reflecting on years of humanitarian impact

After six years serving as the International President of Doctors Without Borders, Joanne Liu (IMHL’14) sits down with Le Devoir to reflect on the grand challenges that shaped her tenure with the organization, as well as her future aspirations.

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Published: 3 Jun 2019

Transforming grief into impact

In 2002, Sylvie Bernier (IMHL’11) witnessed the tragic drowning of her young nephew.

Sixteen years later, through the launch of a new book and documentary with Radio-Canada, she has resolved to show courage in the face of grief to make a positive impact in society.

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Published: 17 Apr 2019

Business school recruiters set sights on Africa

Professor Corey Phelps, Associate Dean of Executive Education at Desautels comments on the growing recognition of Africa as a source of top candidates for Canadian business schools. In the case of the International Masters for Healthcare Leadership, some of the program’s strongest participants have originated from there.

Published: 26 Mar 2019

Maximizing the impact of innovation in developing countries

Michael Seo (IMHL’2015) co-authors an article for Fast Company in which he outlines the systemic challenges of implementing cutting-edge healthcare in the developing world, as well as the common pitfalls of rushing to introduce innovations in such contexts.

Published: 19 Mar 2019

Recapping the Bedtime Stories book launch

On February 19, 2019, renowned management thinker Professor Henry Mintzberg launched his twentieth book, Bedtime Stories for Managers, a roundup of forty-two leadership anecdotes curated from his decades of experience.

Published: 13 Mar 2019


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