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Congratulations to the Medical Physics Unit (MPU) for being the first place winner in the category of Health Sciences in this year's McGill Dobson Cup. The Dobson Cup is a competition for starting entrepreneurs. The MPU's startup centers around a novel radiation detector. For further information click here.
Congratulations to Dr. Philip Branton for receiving the McGill University Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement.
Congratulations to Dr. Christine Maheu who was recently awarded the 2016 Prize of Excellence from the Association Québécoise des infirmières en oncologie.
The International Drug Discovery and Development Forum 2016 will take place June 6-10, 2016 at the Centre for Translational Biology of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (Glen Site). For more information click here.
The Best of ASCO 2016 will take place on June 14, 2016 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. For more information click here.
Congratulations to Dr. Jean-Pierre Farmer for receiving the Award of Excellence from the Collège des médecins du Québec for his outstanding contributions to neurosurgery. Dr. Farmer specializes in the treatment of childhood brain tumours.
Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Liben from Palliative Care McGill who is one of the 2016-2017 Faculty of Medicine honourees for the Faculty Honour List for Educational Excellence.
Congratulations to Dr. Luke McCaffrey and to Dr. Josie Ursini-Siegel who were each granted tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor effective June 1, 2016.
The 1st International Summit on Biomarkers and Therapeutic Advances in Radiation Oncology will take place June 20-22, 2016 at the Centre for Translational Biology of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (Glen Site). For further details click here.
Control of Glioblastoma Tumorigenesis
Congratulations to Dr. Arezu Jahani-Asl whose recent publication in Nature Neuroscience, Control of Glioblastoma Tumorigenesis by Feed Forward Cytokine Signaling, has been getting a lot of media coverage. It has been featured in articles in a number of newspapers including the UK’s Mirror, the Montreal Gazette as well as Medical Press.
Congratulations to Dr. Bernard Lapointe who has been honoured with the 2016 Award of Recognition by L'association québécoise de soins palliatifs (AQSP) for his outstanding contribution and commitment to palliative care.
Exactis Innovation, co-founded by Dr. Gerald Batist who is its Scientific Director, received $4 million in partnership funding ($2 million from Merck, $1 million from the Cancer Research Society and $1 million from the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation) for its "Personalize My Treatment" initiative. Read more in the article in Med e-News.
Congratulations to Lawrence (Larry) G. Rossy, C.M., O.Q. on receiving an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from McGill University. A generous gift from the Rossy Family Foundation in 2013 paved the way for the launch of the Rossy Cancer Network initiative.
Congratulations to Dr. Serge Carrier who, on April 28, 2016, will be awarded the 2016 Outstanding Contribution Award from the Prostate Cancer Canada Network - Montreal West Island support group.
Better way to screen for cervical cancer
Published on April 13, 2016 as an Opinion in Healthy Debate, Dr. Eduardo Franco makes the case for using the innovative HPV test as a better way to screen for cervical cancer.