Dr. Mark Blostein
November 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Targeting venous thromboembolism through protein manipulation

The potential of manipulating a particular protein is being explored as a possible alternative to blood thinners, which are the standard of care for venous thromboembolism, but whose association with severe bleeding makes blood thinners an imperfect remedy.

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Dr. Brent Richards
November 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Largest genetic study identifies potential targets for osteoporosis

The largest study ever conducted on the genetics of common, age-related bone disease has resulted in the identification of 153 new gene variants associated with the loss of bone mineral density, the strongest clinical risk factor for osteoporosis and a frequent cause of fractures.

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Dr Pierre Pluye
November 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Dr. Pierre Pluye named Family Medicine Researcher of the Year

Dr. Pierre Pluye, a Senior Investigator in the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies at the Lady Davis Institute, has been named 2017 Family Medicine Researcher of the Year by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

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Dr. Stéphane Richard
November 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

In the most recent round of funding by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Dr. Stéphane Richard received a CIHR Foundation Grant worth $3.5 million over seven years.

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Nathalie Lecoq
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealNovember 2017

Appointments

Nathalie Lecoq has been named Chief Legal Counsel for CIUSSS West-Central Montreal.

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Dr. Paola Habib
MilestonesNovember 2017

Appointments and congratulations

The JGH Centre for Child Development and Mental Health has a new Director of Child Psychiatry, Dr. Paola Habib.

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Dr. Ernesto Schiffrin
NewsOctober 2017

Major research award for JGH Physician-in-Chief

Dr. Ernesto Schiffrin, JGH Physician-in-Chief, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Prix Galien Canada – Research for his outstanding contributions to pharmaceutical research in Canada.

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Participants and organizers of the JGH symposium on emerging and complex infectious diseases gather to honour the late Dr. Mark Wainberg.
NewsNovember 2017

Symposium launched to honour the late Dr. Mark Wainberg

A symposium honouring the late Dr. Mark Wainberg on November 2 will become an annual international event on emerging and complex infectious diseases.

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Social Worker Louna Kadoch (left) and Nurse Nadine Fava, Co-Chairs of the Perinatal Loss Committee, attend a ceremony on October 15 where a sapling and a bench were dedicated in memory of losses, whether in utero or after delivery, at the JGH. (Photo by Hanna Bumagin)
NewsNovember 2017

Families and JGH staff remember the youngest who died too soon

A sapling and a bench were dedicated as a place of reflection and commemoration, as JGH staff joined famly members to memorialize the perinatal losses that occurred at the hospital over the past year.

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NewsSeptember 2017

Major upgrade coming to treatment area for blood-clotting disorders

Having become a leader in its field since its launch in 2012, the JGH’s Centre of Excellence in Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Care is preparing to occupy a newly renovated area, featuring a more comfortable space for patients and improved facilities for research and teaching.

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