News releases

Pioneering work to advance genomics and precision health treatments at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has been rewarded by Génome Québec. Dr. Nada Jabado and Dr. Ruth Sapir-Hichhadze, the RI-MUHC scientists who received the reward, were among the winners of a nation-wide competition emphasizing precision treatments in genomics.

Classified as: Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), genomics, pediatrics, brain cancer, kidney transplants, Nada Jabado, Ruth Sapir-Hichhadze, Bartha Maria Knoppers
Published on: 25 Apr 2018

For someone with Parkinson’s disease (PD), the simple desire to grasp a glass of water can become an insurmountable task, made impossible by the tremors in their hand or arm. Finding strategies to improve these movement impairments is one of the major goals of rehabilitating people with Parkinson’s disease.

At McGill University, Dr. Marc Roig, an assistant professor in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT), is studying the effects of using high-intensity exercise to stimulate the brain’s ability to learn and change with repeated experiences.

Classified as: Parkinson's disease, faculty of medicine research, School of Physical & Occupational Therapy
Published on: 25 Apr 2018

Southern and Western states have the highest rates of white firearm suicide, while Midwestern states have highest rates of black firearm homicide, according to new research from McGill University. The findings place a spotlight on states where firearm policies may help reduce homicide and suicide rates.

Gun violence has a long history in the U.S. Less understood is how homicide or suicide varies amongst black and white men across US states and how household gun ownership influences them.

Classified as: Firearm, gun control, gun violence, Corinne Riddell, Jay Kaufman, household gun ownership
Published on: 23 Apr 2018

Female health researchers who applied for grants from Canada's major health research funder were funded less often than male counterparts because of potential bias, and characteristics of peer reviewers can also affect the result, found a study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Applicants who had not been previously funded also received lower scores, making them less likely to be funded.

Classified as: gender bias, female researchers, muhc, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Robyn Tamblyn
Published on: 23 Apr 2018

Partners agree to share resources, establish steering committee for closer collaboration

On April 20, 2018, Canadian, Chinese and Cuban neuroscience institutes strengthened an existing partnership with the signing of a memorandum of understanding in Chengdu, China.

Partners in the agreement include The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) of McGill University, The Cuban Neuroscience Center, The University of Electronic Sciences and Technology of China, The West China Hospital, and The Tianfu New Area of Chengdu (TFNA).

Classified as: Canada, China, Cuba, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Research, Partnership
Published on: 23 Apr 2018
Quebeckers do not have equal access to anti-retroviral treatment (ART) for HIV and AIDS, a long-term study undertaken by a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in collaboration with clinics and university health centres in Montreal, has revealed. Researchers observed that HIV-infected persons who count on social assistance and other income security programs in Quebec do not have early access to ART due to their presumed lower socio-economic status. 
Classified as: jean-pierre routy, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), SIDA, health
Published on: 19 Apr 2018

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

Classified as: CHASM, Medical students, SYBS, SACE, Office of Social Accountability and Community Engagement
Published on: 18 Apr 2018

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.

Classified as: Awards, hall of fame
Published on: 17 Apr 2018


Published on: 15 Apr 2018
Eleven McGill researchers have received grants totaling $2.2 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). The announcement was made earlier today by Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan at the University of Victoria in Victoria, BC. The McGill recipients will receive matching funds from the Quebec government.
Classified as: JELF, John R. Evans Leaders Fund, CFI
Published on: 11 Apr 2018

Gilla Shapiro studies clinical psychology at McGill. She earned her BA and MA in Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge and dual degrees in public policy and public administration at the Hertie School of Governance and London School of Economics and Political Science. Gilla became interested in understanding and promoting sexual health during her doctoral research examining the relationship between sexually transmitted diseases (such as HPV) and cancer prevention.


Published on: 9 Apr 2018
Classified as: muhc, eggs, hugh clarke, RI-MUHC, frqs, faculty of medicine, NSERC
Published on: 9 Apr 2018

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.

Classified as: Nursing, Ingram School of Nursing
Published on: 5 Apr 2018