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CANSSI Welcomes New Deputy Director: Andrea Benedetti

The Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute has welcomed Dr. Andrea Benedetti as its new Deputy Director. 

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Dr. Annie C Lajoie wins ATS ASPIRE Fellowship for the 2020 Cycle!

Resident Dr. Annie C. Lajoie has been awarded the American Thoracic Society's ASPIRE Fellowship for the 2020 cycle. Awardee benefits include access to shared resources and collaborations, mentorship committee, an annual stipend for education or research, online webinar programming, and in-person meetings at ATS 2021.

CBC article: Faces hidden due to PPE, Royal Victoria ICU nurses don portraits of themselves

"The nurses of the MUHC's Royal Victoria Hospital intensive-care unit are now wearing pictures of themselves so that patients and colleagues can recognize them through their face masks, shields and hospital gowns. They took inspiration from American artist Mary Beth Heffernan, who during the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Liberia spearheaded the PPE Portrait Project there. The driving force behind the McGill University Health Centre initiative was Adamo Donovan, a PhD student and the co-founder of the ICU Bridge Program, which helps university students volunteer in intensive care."  Adamo is a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Benjamin Smith.

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The recipient of the 2020-2021 Dr. Margaret Becklake Fellowship is Dr. Mikashmi Kohli.

Dr. Kohli has been working as a postdoctoral fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Madhukar Pai since 2018, and her research has focused on tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics, and she was involved in an international project to assess the availability and accessibility of diagnostics at primary health care centres in India

To read the more about Dr. Mikashmi Kohli and her research, click here.
For information about the Dr. Margaret Becklake Fellowship, click here.

Dr. Janaudis-Ferreira was mentioned in an article published by Med e-news.

Dr. Janaudis-Ferreira was recognized for important contributions of women from across the Faculty of Medicine, in the health professionals and basic sciences. This article was published in connection with the International Women's Day.

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Reaching beyond the hallowed halls of academe

The whats, hows and whys of working with media. Some thoughts and tips from Prof. Madhukar Pai

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Dr. Kevin Schwartzman inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Eleven McGillians among the 2019 Canadian Academy of Health Sciences new Fellows

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The World Health Organization (WHO) Global TB Programme and the WHO Collaborating Centre in TB Research at McGill University, Montreal, Canada convened a two-day technical consultation on research on latent TB infection.

For more information on this two-day event, click here.

Dr. Jean Bourbeau interviewed by Radio-Canada TV show "24/60" about the dangers of vaping.

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Dr. Dick Menzies wins 2019 FMSQ Research prize

The "Fédération des Médecins Spécialistes du Québec" has awarded Dr. Dick Menzies with the 2019 FMSQ Research prize for his article "Four Months of Rifampin or Nine Months of Isoniazid for Latent Tuberculosis in Adults". This award is intended to highlight the important contribution of medical specialists who, through their work, have contributed to medical research in Quebec.

Dr. Jean Bourbeau named a 2019 Distinguished CHEST Educator.

In keeping the commitment of the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) to be the unrivaled home of the clinician educator, the Distinguished CHEST Educator (DCE) designation provides national-level recognition of excellence in continuing medical education. Because of Dr. Bourbeau's commitment, involvement, and leadership in CHEST education programs and activities, CHEST is pleased to name him among this year’s recipients.

Ending Tuberculosis among Canada’s Indigenous peoples

Article written in the Hill Times by Dr. Dick Menzies: Ending TB among Canada’s Indigenous peoples: treat the fundamental causes, not just the disease.
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Dr. Madhukar Pai, Dr. Dick Menzies, Dr. Faiz Ahmad Khan, and Dr. Amrita Daftary featured in "Confronting a Killer"

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The Canadian Society for International Health has included Dr. Amrita Daftary on their list of Canadian Women Leaders in Global Health

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Unusual Lung Structures May Raise Risk of Pulmonary Disease

The internal anatomy of our lungs is surprisingly variable, and some of those variations are associated with a greater risk of COPD, a new study led by researchers at Research Institute of the RI-MUHC and the Columbia University Irving Medical Center has found.

Dr. Benjamin Smith, an assistant professor in McGill’s Department of Medicine and the study’s first author, noticed that variations in the large airways of lungs had been reported in old autopsy studies.

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Dr. Richard Menzies appointed Assistant Director, Indigenous Health Professions Program

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Richard Menzies as Assistant Director, Indigenous Health Professions Program (IHPP) at the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University.

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TILRAY announces support for clinical trial examining cannabis and chronic lung disease

A partnership has been formed between TILRAY and the Research Institute of the MUHC to study the effects of vaporized cannabis on symptoms associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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New MUHC study calls for targeted screening of high-risk healthcare workers for tuberculosis

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Dr. John Kimoff answers questions about sleep

In a radio interview he gave last February 15, 2016, Dr. John Kimoff, head of the MUHC sleep lab, answered the public’s questions about sleep. Listen to the interview on CBC to get answers to a variety of sleep-related questions including the number of hours one should sleep each night and whether a lack of sleep can cause bags under your eyes.

To listen to the interview, click here.

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