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Dean Allison member of a new ODQ Committee on Access to Oral Healthcare

Following extensive discussions with stakeholders in the field of dentistry, the Order decided to create a Committee on Access to Oral Healthcare.

The committee will hold vast, province-wide consultations on questions related to access to oral healthcare, conduct an in-depth analysis of the situation and suggest concrete, fact-based solutions. It will present its findings in April 2014, to mark Oral Health Month.

Published: 30Apr2013

Congratulations to our FRSQ studentship and fellowship winners!

Betty Hoac, PhD student (supervisor Dr. Marc McKee, co-supervisor Dr. Monzur Murshed) wins 2-year FRQS studentship for her research on regulation of mineralization in bones and teeth.

David Wright, Postdoctoral Fellow (co-supervised by Dr. Mary Ellen Macdonald and Dr. Jennifer Fishman) wins 2-year FRQS fellowship for his research on ethical issues in end-of-life care to better understand nursing practice with patients who desire death.

Published: 30Apr2013

Dean Allison receives Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was created in 2012 to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Medal honours Her Majesty for her service to Canada and serves to recognize Canadians who have made significant contributions to Canadian society. Read more here.

Published: 30Apr2013

Dr. Jocelyne Feine receives IADR Distinguished Service Award

Last week, Dr. Jocelyne Feine was honoured with IADR’s Distinguished Service Award in Seattle, WA. The award is presented to an individual member of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) for outstanding instances of service to the Association or distinguished service over a period of time. It is intended to recognize members who have not served as officers of the IADR official. Read the official press release here.

Published: 1Apr2013

Family Medicine to the Rescue Throughout the Life Cycle

22May201312:00
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12Jun201312:00
Jewish General Hospital 3755 Cote St. Catherine Road, Montreal, QC, H3T 1E2, CA

Wednesday evenings, May 22 - June 12, 2013
Presentations in English.

Investment In a Quebec Public-Private Partnership to Support the Use of Personalized Medicine Solutions in the Treatment of Cancer Patients

The Government of Québec announced today a $10 million investment in the Personalized Medicine Partnership for Cancer (PMPC). This public-private partnership will be focused on establishing an integrated approach for the development and implementation of clinical biomarkers and other personalized healthcare solutions to improve the outcome and cost-efficiency of healthcare services provided to cancer patients in the province of Québec and abroad.

Published: 21Feb2013

9th Annual Retreat of the Musculoskeletal Axis

14Mar201307:30
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16:30
McGill Faculty Club 3450 McTavish Street Montreal, QC, CA

Organizer: Dr. Richard Kremer

When: Thursday March 14, 2013.

Where: At the McGill Faculty Club at 3450 McTavish Street, Montreal, Quebec

Dr. Marc McKee: Gains made towards treatment of rare bone disease

Elusive substrate protein identified in the most common form of heritable rickets

Diagnosed in toddlers, X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH) is the most common form of heritable rickets, in which soft bones bend and deform, and tooth abscesses develop because infections penetrate soft teeth that are not properly calcified.  Researchers at McGill University and the Federal University of Sao Paulo have identified that osteopontin, a major bone and tooth substrate protein, plays a role in XLH. Their discovery may pave the way to effectively treating this rare disease.

Published: 19Feb2013

Dr. Laura Stone: Chronic pain alters DNA marking in the brain

The team led by Prof. Laura Stone, a professor at the Faculty of Dentistry and the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain, and Prof. Moshe Szyf, a professor at the Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, have discovered a mechanism that embeds the memory of an injury in the way the DNA is marked in the brain by a chemical coating called methyl groups or DNA methylation.

Published: 19Feb2013

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