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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.