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Three McGill Faculty of Medicine members named to the Order of Canada

Dr. Eduardo Franco, Dr. Philippe Gros and  Dr. Gerald Batist were among the 113 people named to, or promoted within the Order of Canada on June 30.

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Gerald Batist appointed Knight of the Order of Quebec

The Faculty of Medicine’s Dr. Gerald Batist, Director of the Segal Cancer Centre, clinical oncologist and pioneer in personalized medicine was among the seven McGillians named to the National Order of Quebec, the highest civilian honour in the province.

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Middle-age memory

A recent study by Natasha Rajah, Associate Professor in McGill’s Department of Psychiatry & Director of the Brain Imaging Centre at Douglas Institute, and a team of McGill researchers, has revealed that the inability to remember details may be the result of a change in what the brain focuses on during memory formation and retrieval, rather than a decline in brain function. 

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Seeing what the eyes are telling us

Researchers in the lab of Dr. Christopher Pack at the Neuro found, in a new study, that as visual stimuli size increases, so too does the neural “noise” produced. Understanding the noise suppression process could help researchers find ways to compensate for brain impairments and improve vision.

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McGill Medical students visit Harvard Medical School

Last March, a group of 6 students from Harvard Medical School visited McGill and Montreal as part of the first McGill-Harvard exchange. In late April, a group of McGill students made their way to Boston and to Harvard to complete the exchange. Medical student Mary Koziol recounts the story of the McGill students’ trip.

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The future of medicine is very small

You’re ill. You visit a doctor who examines you, diagnoses you with a once deadly cancer, immediately offers some non-invasive treatment, and sends you home with a good prognosis, relatively free of pain and side effects. It’s a scene straight out of Star Trek, but it might not be too far from reality.

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Goodman Gala raises crucial funding for cancer research

McGill’s 4th Goodman Cancer Research Gala held in Montreal on June 5 raised more than $2.1 million in support of the critical research taking place at the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre.

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The MDCM undergraduate program

The MDCM curriculum entitled, Patient at Heart, Science in Hand was implemented in the fall of 2013. It is a product of five years of reflection, multi-disciplinary consultation, planning and development.

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Patient at heart, science in hand…

Welcome to the McGill Faculty of Medicine—home to a unique and diverse community of health professionals, scientists, students and staff who are committed to compassionate, evidence-based care.

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McGill remains at the top in Health Sciences within Canada and enjoys an international reputation for excellence in teaching, clinical training and research.

A study by researchers at the Douglas Mental Health Institute (McGill) and the University of Bern directly links REM sleep to memory formation.

McGill's Dr. Phil Gold on the discovery of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), the first clinically-useful human tumour marker, found in 70% of cancer patients.

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