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Dr. Joanne Liu joins McGill University

Dr. Joanne Liu, a Canadian pediatric emergency room physician and former International President of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is joining McGill University’s School of Population and Global Health (SPGH) as a professor focusing on pandemic and health emergencies.

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Published: 4 May 2021

Under 30 and sexually active? It’s a good idea to get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea

Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommends routine screening

Source: CMAJ

Anyone sexually active under age 30 should be offered testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea, according to a new guideline from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Published: 19 Apr 2021

International platform for sharing cardiovascular data launched by euCanSHare

McGill's Professor Bartha Maria Knoppers to co-lead the work package on ethics and interoperability.

Published: 6 Apr 2021

Bilingual babies prefer baby talk - in any language

Babies prefer baby talk in any language, but particularly when it’s in a language they’re hearing at home, according to a new study including close to 700 babies on four continents.

Published: 24 Mar 2021

Fertility Frontier: Can Transgender Women Get Uterus Transplants?

By David McFadden

It’s been nearly seven years since the world’s first successful birth after a human womb transplant. Since that medical milestone, the experimental procedure has seen such significant clinical advances that over 60 uterus transplants have been performed in women across the globe, resulting in at least 18 live births.

Published: 19 Mar 2021

Infrared imaging could help screen for COVID-19

Technology offers more accurate method to detect illness in minimally symptomatic cases


As the global COVID-19 pandemic has continued to rage across the globe, temperature recordings have been widely used as a screening tool to help detect infected individuals.

Published: 19 Mar 2021

Dr Beth Cummings appointed Assistant Dean, Health Professions Education

Dr Beth Cummings was appointed Assistant Dean, Health Professions Education. Dr Cummings will work closely with the Vice-Dean, Education and other stakeholders on the implementation of the Education Strategic Plan (Project Renaissance) goals relevant to the Health Professions programs.

Published: 17 Mar 2021

Dr Ning-Zi Sun promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine

Congratulations! Dr Ning-Zi Sun has been promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine!

Published: 17 Mar 2021

Dr Emily McDonald promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine

Congratulations! Dr Emily McDonald has been promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine!

Published: 17 Mar 2021

Dr Blair Schwartz promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine

Congratulations! Dr Blair Schwartz has been promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine!

Published: 17 Mar 2021

How sperm remember

It has long been understood that a parent’s DNA is the principal determinant of health and disease in offspring. Yet inheritance via DNA is only part of the story; a father’s lifestyle such as diet, being overweight and stress levels have been linked to health consequences for his offspring. This occurs through the epigenome - heritable biochemical marks associated with the DNA and proteins that bind it.

Published: 16 Mar 2021

Viruses can ‘hijack’ cellular process to block immune response

Research led by McGill University and Queen’s University Belfast has found that viruses can ‘hijack’ an existing molecular process in the cell in order to block the body’s antiviral immune response to a viral infection.

The results of the study have been published in the journal Molecular Cell.

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Published: 17 Feb 2021

Child Marriage in Canada

The IHSP's Alissa Koski and her colleague Shelley Clark have been receiving some media attention from their recent article:

Child Marriage in Canada

Koski A and Clark SPopulation and Development Review (2021). Published January 8th, 2021


Published: 29 Jan 2021

LSD may offer viable treatment for certain mental disorders

Researchers from McGill University have discovered, for the first time, one of the possible mechanisms that contributes to the ability of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) to increase social interaction. The findings, which could help unlock potential therapeutic applications in treating certain psychiatric diseases, including anxiety and alcohol use disorders, are published in the journal PNAS.

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Published: 26 Jan 2021

Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program Grants

Grants available for faculty at Canadian postsecondary institutions Important:  Please contact the International Engagement Unit - international.provost [at] - to obtain the application form, budget sheet and privacy statement.  

Published: 13 Jan 2021


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