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Congratulations to Dr. Patricia Tonin , Associate Member in Oncology, on her recent promotion to Full Professor in the Department of Medicine.
Congratulations to Dr. Sarit Assouline on her recent promotion to Associate Professor.
Rossy Cancer Network
Dr. Khalil Sultanem has been appointed as the Head & Neck Disease Site Lead.
Drs. Franck Bladou and Simon Tanguay have been appointed as the Co-Leads for Genito-urinary disease.
In June Dr. Manny Borod received The MUHC Department of Medicine Award for Innovation in Clinical Care or Quality.
The summer of 2014 saw the departure of Dr. Dawn Allen, Associate Director of Palliative Care McGill, and the arrival of Devon Phillips as the Program Advisor.
Congratulations to Dr. Antonio Vigano (Palliative Care) on his recent promotion to Associate Professor.
Rossy Cancer Network
Since September the Rossy Cancer Network (RCN) has announced a number of appointments in their ongoing commitment to improve quality of care and patient satisfaction, increase survival rates and reduce the burden of cancer. In September Dr. Wilson Miller was appointed Clinical Lead for the RCN, and as part of these duties he serves ex officio as Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Oncology. In October Dr. Jamil Asselah was appointed as the Breast Disease Site Lead for the RCN. Most recently Dr. Thierry Alcindor has been appointed as the Gastro-Intestinal Disease Site Lead for the RCN. In the upcoming months appointments will be made for the Disease Site Leads of genitourinary, gynecological, lung, malignant hematology and head & neck.
In September 2014 Dr. Jean-François Boileau was appointed the new Postgraduate Medical Education Director for Surgical Oncology.
Gerald Bronfman Centre Award Winners
The 4th Annual Gerald Bronfman Centre Symposium and Awards Ceremony took place on November 24, 2014. Congratulations to this year's award winners:
GBC Lifetime Achievement Award Dr. Philip Branton
GBC Lifetime Achievement Award Dr. Michael Thirlwell
GBC Award for Teaching & Mentorship Dr. Carmen Loiselle
GBC Award for Research & Clinical Service Dr. Jamil Asselah
GBC Award for Academic, Clinical & Research Support Ms. Marianna Perna
Congratulations to Drs. Sharon Abish, Markus Martin and Jose Montes for their dedication to the teaching of medical students in the McGill Physicianship Program as part of the 2014 cohort of Osler Fellows.
Congratulations to Dr. Cristiano Ferrario for receiving the Faculty of Medicine's 2014 Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM) Oncology Teaching Award. This award is given to the physician who has received the most nominations by the students completing Introduction to Oncology.
In October 2014 the Department of Oncology welcomed the Administrative Excellence Centre (AEC) team of Dr. Francis Girard (Associate Director of Administration), Jennifer Gumbley (Finance Officer), Winie Celestin (Senior Accounts Administrator), Aimee Malyk (HR Advisor) and Carolynna Olha (HR Administrator). This AEC team will be providing support to the Department of Oncology as well as to the Departments of Pathology and Diagnostic Radiology.
Drs. Nada Jabado and Carmen Loiselle are featured in an article on Personalized Medicine in the Fall 2014 issue of the Faculty of Medicine's Focus magazine (pages 17-18).
Highlights of the activities of the Rossy Cancer Network are also described in this issue (pages 10-11).