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A golden hour for change

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.

Published: 18 Jun 2020

McGill Family Medicine members recognized by the Quebec College of Family Physicians

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).

Published: 11 Jun 2020

Thanks from Premier Legault for PPE and research on COVID

Dear Colleagues,

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:  

Published: 8 Jun 2020

McGill Professor implementing AI tech to predict and monitor COVID-19 in long-term care residences

McGill Professor implementing AI tech to predict and monitor COVID-19 in long-term care residences 

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

Published: 3 Jun 2020

Only available in French- On reste ensemble : déconfinement et un brin de jalousie

On reste ensemble : déconfinement et un brin de jalousie

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.

Published: 1 Jun 2020

Message from the Governor General to the Members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada

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.

Published: 27 May 2020

Faculty Matters: Summer Discussion Series

This message is sent on behalf of Dr. Lesley Fellows, Vice-Dean, Academic Affairs

Published: 19 May 2020

The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (Task Force) recruitment

The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (Task Force) is seeking to identify potential candidates for membership http://canadiantaskforce.ca/

Published: 1 May 2020

Dr. Tamara Carver reflects on her career path and the FMIL Program

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.

Published: 30 Apr 2020

Meet recent PhD graduate Dr. Nadia Sourial

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.

Published: 30 Apr 2020

Special Feature: PBRN initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic

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!

Published: 27 Apr 2020

McGill University receives Network Environment for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) Award

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.

Published: 15 Apr 2020

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