Dr. Michael Pollak (second from left) attends the launch of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Dream Team with (from left) co-leader Dr. Nahum Sonenberg; Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary for Crown-Indigenous Relations; and Suzanne Fortier, Principal of McGill University.
August 2019Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Dr. Michael Pollak to co-lead Metastatic Breast Cancer Dream Team

Dr. Michael Pollak, Director of the Stroll Cancer Prevention Centre at the JGH, has been chosen to serve as one of two leaders of a new Canada-wide team, aimed at translating fundamental research about breast cancer into effective treatment options for patients.

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Dr. Brent Richards
May 2019Research at the Lady Davis Institute

New “atlas” demonstrates genetic influences on osteoporosis

A ground-breaking new study has succeeded in compiling an “atlas” of genetic factors that are associated with estimated bone mineral density, one of the most clinically relevant factors in diagnosing osteoporosis.

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Dr. Hyman Schipper
May 2019Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Developmental abnormalities in the brain offer clue to schizophrenia

An underdeveloped area in the brains of people with schizophrenia is the first clear anatomical signature for the disease, says a study by Dr. Hyman Schipper, a researcher at the Lady Davis Institute. This might lead to diagnosis of schizophrenia with an MRI scanner.

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Online page—explaining how individuals with scleroderma can maintain hand function—from the first online toolkit by the Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network.
January 2019Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Online program on the way for people with rare autoimmune disease

Coming in 2019: an online program for JGH patients with scleroderma, a rare autoimmune disease characterized by hardening of connective tissues. Included are instructional videos and advice on developing a personalized exercise routine and setting realistic goals.

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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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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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Dr. Melissa Henry
August 2018Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Trying to find meaning in a life altered by advanced cancer

To enable advanced cancer patients to cope with difficulties at the end of life, JGH researchers hope to develop better psychological support through an intervention that helps individuals find meaning in their radically altered lives.

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Dr. Reza Forghani examines the CAT scan of a patient’s neck.
August 2018Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Applying artificial intelligence to cancer diagnosis

A pioneering research program is connecting artificial intelligence with the new field of radiomics to heighten the effectiveness of cancer treatment by gleaning as much information as possible from radiological imaging technology.

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Dr. Andrew Karaplis
March 2018Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Significant breakthrough in treating osteoporosis

A significantly reduced risk of bone fractures among post-menopausal women with severe osteoporosis has been reported, following a clinical trial that was conducted, in part, at the JGH.

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Dr. Andréa C. LeBlanc
November 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Senate medal for Alzheimer’s researcher

Dr. Andréa C. LeBlanc, Senior Investigator in the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH, has been awarded the 150th Anniversary Medal by the Senate of Canada.

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