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Your news at the heart of your Faculty of Dentistry / Issue 29 / May 8, 2014

#McGillDentNewHeights. Photo Ioana Dumitru

Important Calendar Dates

May 29th  Spring Convocation. Health Sciences Ceremony at 2pm. Details and checklists

June 11th  Faculty Council Meeting, 5:30pm (Location to be determined)

August 19th  DMD III academic year start date (tentative)

Events

May 23rd - 27th  Journées dentaires internationales du Québec, Palais des congrès de Montréal. More info

May 26th  Dentistry Alumni Cocktail Reception, 6-8pm, Hotel Intercontinental. Register here

May 29th  Convocation Brunch, and Official Oath of Office and Licensing Ceremonies. Faculty Club Ballroom. More info

June 2nd  Nora Nader Makansi, PhD oral thesis defense, Factors associated with fruit and vegetable intake in Emirati adolescents: a mixed methods study. 1pm Faculty Council Room, Strathcona M/48. More info

November 28th  Faculty of Dentistry OMFS Research Day. Keynote: Professor Richard Shaw.

Opportunities

Graduate Students: Graduate Certificate in Chronic Pain Management (online learning). More info

Graduate Students: Student Sibling Program. More info | Form | Contact

Meet R&D bursary program. More info

AAED Grant for Research in Esthetic Dentistry. Submission deadline June 6th. More info

McGill University's Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Learning. Deadline June 20th. More info

Full-time, tenure-stream Assistant Professor position in Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. Application deadline July 31st. More info

Dental Faculty, University of Missouri-Kansas City is seeking faculty members to fill several positions with specific emphases (Continuous posting). More info

New Facility News



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Music therapy in palliative care at the MGH needs your help!

They are piloting an iPod project with playlists designed to meet patients’ individual needs and preferences. Please consider donating your old iPods and MP3 players and contribute to the quality of life of our palliative care patients.

Bring your iPods or MP3 players to Wendy Somerville at the Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Room B3 112.1, or to the front desk of the Undergraduate Clinic, or directly to MGH E10-128.3.

For more information, please contact Deborah Salmon by email or call 514-934-1934 ext 43826.

Notices

DMD IV (2014-2015) Instructions for registration on Minerva. More info

DMD III (2014-2015) Instructions for registration on Minerva. More info

Fundraiser event for a partner agency of the faculty’s outreach clinic on May 26th. More info

Innovation and Excellence


Kevin Wu, Jodeci Malixi, Ivy Lin, and Allison Chaytor at the Heels to Heal event

Heels to Heal: some of our students took to the runway to raise awareness about eating disorders. Read all about it here

Congratulations!

Monzur Murshed, Mechanisms of extracellular matrix mineralization: MGP and the prevention of vascular calcification. Chercheur-Boursier Salary Award Junior 2, FRQS

Petra Schweinhardt, Explaining medically unexplained symptoms: The role of neuroinflammation in functional somatic disorders. Operating Grant, The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation

Ji Zhang, Dissecting neuropathic pain in autoimmune neuropathy – Implications for Guillain Barre Syndrome. Operating Grant, The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation

Mohamed-Nur Abdallah (Dr. Faleh Tamimi), McGill University Faculty of Dentistry Studentship Award 2014-2015

Sreenath Madathil (Dr. Belinda Nicolau), McGill University Faculty of Dentistry Studentship Award 2014-2015

Vamseedhar Myneni (Dr. Mari Kaartinen), McGill University Faculty of Dentistry Studentship and the Dr. E.T. & Mrs. Marjorie Bourke Award, 2014-2015

Mark Keboa (Dr. Richard Hovey), Dr. Wah Leung Fellowship Award 2014-2015

Kausher Jahan (Dr. Maryam Tabrizian), McGill University Faculty of Dentistry Studentship Award 2014-2015

Juliana Marulanda (Dr. Monzur Murshed), McGill University Faculty of Dentistry Studentship Award and the Dr. Lyon Bercovitch Memorial Award, 2014-2015

Iris Boraschi-Diaz (Dr. Svetlana Komarova) McGill University Faculty of Dentistry Studentship Award  and the Dr. and Mrs. I.N. Pesner Memorial Prize /academic year 2014 -2015

Dimitra Athansiadou (Dr. Marc McKee) McGill University Faculty of Dentistry Studentship Award 2014-2015

Akanksha Srivastava (Dr. Nicholas Makhoul) McGill University Faculty of Dentistry Studentship Award 2014 -2015

Isabelle Chevrier, Dental Assistant Undergraduate Teaching clinic, Most Valuable Person Award 2014. More info

Marie-Claude Loignon, Admissions and Recruitment Officer, Most Valuable Person Award 2014. More info



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Cartoon of the week


9 out of 10 dentists agree: Regular brushing could have prevented this plaque. Larger view

Thank you Dr. Jocelyne Feine for this week’s cartoon!

McGill-Wide Announcements

Counselling Services coping with stress workshop for students. Calendar

Recommended night routes on campus, from McGill Security Services. See map here

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