By Yasmine Elmir
Dr. Vasiliki Rahimzadeh, recent PhD graduate in the Department of Family Medicine and the Centre of Genomics and Policy, provided the following text reflecting on her recently being awarded both the Governor General’s Gold Medal and Gordon MacLachlan Prizes.
Two members of the McGill University Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine were recently honoured by the Collège québécois des médecins de famille (CQMF).
Principal Fortier recently received thanks from the Premier of Quebec, François Legault, for the support of the McGill community to the health care sector since the beginning of the pandemic. She has asked me to share them with you.
The Premier’s letter includes the following paragraph:
Professor Samira Rahimi is using real-time AI technology to track, monitor and predict COVID-19 symptoms among high-risk seniors in Montreal and Toronto
La médecin en résidence Andrée Vincent souhaite rester vigilante face au déconfinement au Québec. Originaire d'Edmonton, elle effectue actuellement sa résidence à l'Université McGill à Montréal. Elle explique que sa pratique dans les hôpitaux et son contact avec des patients possiblement atteints de la COVID-19 l'empêchent de déconfiner à la même vitesse que le reste des Québécois.
By Yasmine Elmir
By Yasmine Elmir
The message below is a special letter of thanks to all CFPC members from the Governor General of Canada, Julie Payette. The letter acknowledges the dedication of family doctors across the country and your ongoing efforts to support patients and communities through the COVID-19 pandemic. The message includes a link to an uplifting musical performance that was produced remotely and features Her Excellency.
This message is sent on behalf of Dr. Lesley Fellows, Vice-Dean, Academic Affairs
The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (Task Force) is seeking to identify potential candidates for membership http://canadiantaskforce.ca/
Dr. Tamara Carver followed an unusual path to the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University. She completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Concordia University in the Department of Exercise Science, specializing in clinical exercise physiology. After earning her PhD from McGill’s Faculty of Education in 2014, she was presented with an opportunity to do her postdoctoral studies in the Department of Family Medicine.
Dr. Nadia Sourial had long contemplated the idea of pursuing her PhD, but wanted to be sure of its purpose prior to embarking on the journey. After working with Dr. Howard Bergman, former Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, and Dr. Isabelle Vedel, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director for the Master's program in the Department of Family Medicine, for eight years as a biostatistician, and gaining experience working at Health Canada in Ottawa, Dr.
First of all, McGill PBRN would like to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of all the clinicians and health professionals who are on the front line to take care of us in this historic pandemic context that we all live in. So, on behalf of the entire McGill PBRN team, THANK YOU!
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR) Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health has awarded a CAD$3.5 million operating grant to Dr. Treena Wasontí:io Delormier of McGill University’s School of Human Nutrition. The grant will help to establish a Network Environment for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) over the next five years in the province of Quebec.