CLIC and Hakim Family Innovation Prize

The deadline for the McGill Clinical Innovation Competition and Hakim Family Innovation Prize of $50,000 is fast approaching!

Submit your proposals by February 28, 2018!

Eligibility & criteria

Chemotherapy: A Senior Surgeon’s Personal Challenge

In an article published in the journal Disease of the Colon & Rectum, Dr. Phil Gordon reflects on lessons learned by an academic surgeon after becoming a cancer patient himself and issues a call to his colleagues to realize the importance of empathy.

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February is Black History Month

Dr. Myrna Lashley, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and the Quebec English-language spokesperson for Black History Month 2018 reminds us in the Montreal Gazette that black history is not a thing apart but an integral part of Quebec and Canadian history. 

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We’re not addicted to smartphones, we’re addicted to social interaction

In a forthcoming study in Frontiers in Psychology researchers in McGill’s Department of Psychiatry found that the most addictive smartphone functions all share a common theme: they tap into the human desire to connect with other people. 

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Two McGillians named 2018 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows

Hamed Najafabadi, an assistant professor in McGill’s Department of Human Genetics, and Stuart Trenholm, assistant professor at the Neuro, have been selected as 2018 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows – a coveted distinction awarded to highly promising early-career scientists.

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The Neuro joins neuroscience data sharing partnership

The Neuro has joined The Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform, a new data sharing partnership to facilitate the distribution of data across the Canadian neuroscience community and beyond, inaugurated with a $10M grant through the Canada Brain Research Fund. 

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How viruses disarm the immune system

Research from McGill University has uncovered a molecular mechanism that may be a key piece of the puzzle of how viruses that cause chronic infections manage to outsmart their hosts’ immune systems. 

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Raising awareness of rare diseases

The McGill Rare Diseases Interest Group (rareDIG) is organizing the first-ever event at McGill for Rare Disease Day on February 28, a chance to learn more about a legion of 7000 rare diseases that combine to affect tens of millions of people across the globe.

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