Dr. Michael Tessler
January 2019Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Risk of death does not rise during overnight emergency surgery, study reveals

Nervous about possible risks during overnight surgery? Don’t be. A study conducted at the JGH concluded that patients who undergo emergency surgery during overnight hours are at no greater risk of mortality than those who are operated upon during the day.

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Lucie Tremblay
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealJanuary 2019

Lucie Tremblay, the healthcare network’s new Director of Nursing

Lucie Tremblay has assumed her new position as Director of Nursing for CIUSSS West-Central Montreal.

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Ice storm
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJanuary 2019

The ice storm of 1998

In January 1998, a massive ice storm paralyzed Montreal and disrupted the supply of electricity for days. The JGH welcomed all who needed help and provided them with cots.

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Using a model of a human skull, Dr. Ana Velly discusses her research into dental pain with Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky, who is Director of Research in the JGH Department of Dentistry, as well as the department’s Emeritus Chief and a Professor Emeritus at McGill University.
January 2019Research at the Lady Davis Institute

JGH takes increasingly active role in dental research

Dental research is playing an increasingly significant role in the Lady Davis Institute, especially in an exploration of pain in and around the joint on either side of the jaw bone—second only to back disorders as a source of chronic pain.

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During a home visit in the Virtual Ward program, Serena Gottlieb answers Dr. Bernardo Kremer’s questions about her heart and her breathing.
October 2016Spotlight feature

Patients’ homes transformed into virtual hospital wards

The Virtual Ward—believed to be the first program of its kind in Quebec—is carefully designed to tend to the needs of a select group of patients who have recently been discharged from the JGH and still face multiple medical problems, often complicated by advanced age and frailty.

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Among those at the JGH Department of Psychiatry’s 11th annual Research Day were (rear, from left) Dr. David Dunkley (organizer of the event), Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz (founder of the event), psychiatry researcher and presenter Dr. Catherine Fichten, discussant Dr. Ashok Malla, and (front, from left) presenter Dr. Michael Bond, Dr. Karl Looper (JGH Chief of Psychiatry), Anita David (representing the Gustav Levinschi Foundation which supports the event), and presenter Dr. Jazwant Guzder (Director of the JGH Centre for Child Development and Mental Health).
October 2016Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Focus on youth at 11th annual Psychiatry Research Day

Youths at risk were the focus of discussions among healthcare professionals in the mental health field at the JGH Department of Psychiatry’s 11th annual Research Day in April.

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Dr. Emmanuel Moss (far left) performs robot-assisted cardiac surgery while seated at a special console. As he views a magnified panorama of the area in and around the patient’s heart, Dr. Moss uses the console’s hand and foot controls to remotely manipulate the robotic arms (centre) and perform the operation. Meanwhile, members of the surgical team surround the patient to assist in the procedure and to ensure that it is proceeding as planned.
April 2016News

Robotic surgery gaining ground at the JGH

As the benefits of robot-assisted surgery gain wider recognition, robotic procedures are being undertaken more extensively at the JGH.

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Dr. Mark Eisenberg
April 2016Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Drug shows promise for those trying to quit smoking after a heart attack

Nearly half of the heavy smokers who were admitted to hospital after a heart attack had successfully quit smoking six months after being given the drug varenicline.

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Dr. Mark Wainberg is inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.
April 2016Milestones

Congratulations

Dr. Mark Wainberg, Director of the HIV/AIDS research section in the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH, has been inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in recognition for his pioneering work and social activism.

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