After 14 years in senior university administration, Dr. Rima Rozen will return full-time to her work in research and teaching as the James McGill Professor of Human Genetics and Pediatrics, when her current term as Associate Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations) ends on January 31, 2013.
It is with much sadness that I communicate to the McGill neuroscience community the news of the death of Rita Levi-Montalcini on December 31, 2012. She was the discoverer of the first trophic protein in the nervous system, Nerve Growth Factor (NGF). For this seminal discovery she was given the 1986 Nobel Prize in Medicine. The discovery of NGF opened a new era in Neuroscience research.
On November 16, Prof. Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, visited Tsinghua University, a leading Chinese institution of higher learning. She met with her counterpart President Chen Jining, and they discussed how they might strengthen ties between the two universities in the coming years.