On November 24, 2016, the Faculty of Medicine celebrated the 2016 winners of the Maude Abbott, Haile T. Debas and Rosemary Wedderburn Brown Prizes during an evening event held in Holmes Hall.
Congratulations to the three laureates!
Neuro researchers receive share of $3.9 million in new ALS funding
Guy Rouleau and his team, comprised of researchers from the Neuro, Université de Montreal and Université Laval, have been awarded $2.2 million to study motor neurons and astrocytes created from people living with different forms of ALS via stem cell technology.
World AIDS Day started in 1988 and is held on December 1st each year. It is a fitting time to remember that HIV continues to both kill and infect several million people each year, writes Dr. Mark Wainberg, Director of the McGill University AIDS Centre, in an op-ed published in the Montreal Gazette.
Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning Open House
On November 10, first year Faculty of Medicine students were invited to the first annual open house at the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning to explore the newly renovated facilities and to learn more about the Centre’s role in their respective programs.
On November 1, over 300 members of the McGill community participated in McGill Global Health Programs’ annual Global Health Night, which featured a student poster session, special guest speakers and the announcement of the latest Global Health awards recipients.
Dr. Alan Evans, a James McGill Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Biomedical Engineering at McGill University, has become the latest researcher to receive the Province of Quebec’s most prestigious scientific award, the 2016 Prix Wilder-Penfield, named after The Neuro’s founder.