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McGill medical students hoping to inspire new generation of black health care professionals

Initiative aims to expose high school students to opportunities in health professions fields

Published: 18 Apr 2018

McGill’s Dr. Balfour Mount among six new inductees into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Dr. Balfour Mount, Eric M. Flanders Emeritus Professor of Palliative Care at McGill University was among the six renowned medical pioneers recognized as the 2018 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Inductees during a special ceremony, hosted in partnership with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Published: 17 Apr 2018

Building bridges to implement the new Education Strategic Plan

By Diane Weidner

“I see my role predominately as an advocate, as being someone at the table who can voice the view of education,” explains Dr. Annette Majnemer, Vice-Dean of Education for the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University, as she shares her insights on the new Education Strategic Plan, which is now moving into the implementation phase.

Published: 13 Apr 2018

McGill medical students and residents work to conquer HPV

C.A.T.C.H hopes to increase access to vaccinations among vulnerable populations

Published: 11 Apr 2018

McGill Nursing students bring simulation training to caregiver respite workers

By Diane Weidner, Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning

Published: 6 Apr 2018

Educating nurses to be global citizens and agents for change

By Christina Kozakiewicz, Ingram School of Nursing

On World Health Day April 7, Jodi Tuck, like many of her nurse colleagues, will be celebrating the various ways nursing makes a difference in people’s lives across the globe; in providing care, conducting research to drive evidenced-based practice forward, and effecting change in policy.

Published: 5 Apr 2018

McGill Professor to serve on NIH Study Section

Dr. Fackson Mwale, a Professor in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Surgery has been selected to serve as a member of the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering Study Section, Center for Scientific Review for a six-year term beginning July 1.

Published: 5 Apr 2018

Reflux and voice: That cough, sore throat and hoarseness may not be a mere cold

This year’s World Voice Day presents an opportunity to reflect on an often overlooked topic

Published: 5 Apr 2018

McGill to contribute to health sector capacity-building projects in Haiti

$35.5 million in development assistance announced recently by Government of Canada

 

Published: 5 Apr 2018

Dr. Eduardo Franco receives honorary doctorate from University Fernando Pessoa

On March 16, Dr. Eduardo Franco, Chair of the Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology at McGill University, was in Porto, Portugal to receive an honorary doctorate (Doctor Honoris Causa) from the University Fernando Pessoa.

Published: 23 Mar 2018

Physical and Occupational Therapy students develop toolkit to manage PTSD

 

 

By the Spotting PTSD team

Spotting PTSD is an evidence-informed toolkit for the prevention and management of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in first and emergency responders. The creation of the toolkit first began as a student-initiated master’s project and became a passion and clinical foundation for several team members.

Published: 22 Mar 2018

Rosalind Goodman loses battle with cancer

McGill University is mourning the passing of Rosalind Goodman, a devoted alumna, generous philanthropist, and tireless volunteer, who committed herself to energizing cancer research activities at McGill and to educating others about the disease. It is an illness she fought and survived in 2007, but one that ultimately took her life on Monday, Aug. 11.

Published: 12 Aug 2014

An Anxious History of Valium

What a drag it is getting old—or is it? Valium's heyday is long past, but it lives on as a cultural icon

"Mother needs something today to calm her down," goes the 1966 Rolling Stones hit "Mother's Little Helper." "And though she's not really ill, there's a little yellow pill."

Published: 19 Nov 2013

Prostate cancer: Québec injects $3.7 million into research

The Government of Québec awarded nearly $1.8 million to researchers at l'Université Laval for a study related to prostate cancer that will focus on the links between the environment and this form of cancer. Overall, $3.7 million will be invested into this work, taking into account other funding received.

Published: 6 Nov 2013

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