Delina Maghakian, a Nurse Clinician in the JGH Heart Failure Clinic, adjusts a wristwatch-style monitor, a type of telehealth device that helps her track her patient’s vital signs remotely. (Click on any photo in this article to enlarge it.)
October 2020Telehealth

Telehealth becomes vital nursing tool in monitoring patients’ health at home

JGH nurses in many fields are playing a key role in using telehealth to maintain contact with patients and provide the support they need at home.

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Maxime Rémillard
Feature articlesOctober 2020

Major donation for research consortium to improve outcomes of lung cancer patients

A major donation has led to creation of a JGH-based consortium to improve the outcomes of lung cancer patients through customized treatments.

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In a brief ceremony at the JGH, Annick Leboeuf (rear, third from left), a Council Member of the Montreal-Laval Branch of the Order of Nurses of Quebec, presented the Close to the Heart Award for Innovation in Nursing to the Outpatient Nursing Oncology team. Holding the award is Mandy Collins (rear, centre), a Nurse Clinician in Outpatient Oncology. Among those joining them were Lucie Tremblay (front, second from left), Director of Nursing; Serge Cloutier (rear, left), Associate Director of Nursing; Erin Cook (front, right), Co-Director of Operations at the Segal Cancer Centre; Kimberly Gartshore (front, second from right), Head Nurse of Outpatient Oncology; and Elisabeth Laughrea (front, left), Chair of the Youth Committee of the Montreal-Laval Branch of the Order of Nurses of Quebec. (Click on the photo to enlarge it.)
NewsSeptember 2020

JGH nursing initiative wins award for helping cancer patients manage their symptoms

A JGH nursing initiative to help cancer outpatients manage their symptoms more effectively has won an award from the Order of Nurses of Quebec.

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Dr. Stephen Robbins
August 2020Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Dr. Stephen Robbins appointed Director of Lady Davis Institute

Dr. Stephen Robbins has been appointed Director of the Lady Davis Institute, effective January 2021.

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During his chemotherapy at the Segal Cancer Centre in pre-COVID times, Paul Grégoire chats with Dr. Gerald Batist, Director of the Centre, and Erin Cook, who is now Co-Director of Operations and Clinical Administrative Coordinator.
May 2020Research at the Lady Davis Institute

How the Segal Cancer Centre is responding to the coronavirus pandemic

The Segal Cancer Centre at the JGH has responded to COVID-19 with compassion and innovation by enabling patients can consult with oncologists by video as an alternative to face-to-face meetings.

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A three-part series of books, published by Hope & Cope, advises parents how to speak with their children about the effect of cancer on their family.
Hope & CopeJanuary 2020

Finding ways to speak with children about a parent’s cancer

If a parent has cancer, are children better protected if they’re shielded from the truth? No, say the books in a three-volume series that Hope & Cope has published to explain how to broach the subject with a combination of frankness and compassion.

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Dr. Claudia Kleinman
January 2020Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Cellular origins of pediatric brain tumours identified

Several types of fatal pediatric brain tumours originate during early brain development, Dr. Claudia Kleinman, of the Lady Davis Institute, and her collaborators have discovered. The genetic event that triggers the disease probably occurs in prenatal cellular development.

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Dr. Carmen Loiselle (left) receives an award from the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology, presented by her former doctoral student, Fay Stroshchein.
January 2020Milestones

Seeing the person behind a cancer diagnosis is the focus of award-winning JGH research

Individuals with cancer need to be perceived primarily as people, and not as cases or a collection of symptoms. That’s the focus of a research paper whose JGH co-authors have been honoured with a Best Publication award by the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology.

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Dr. Gerald Batist at the awards ceremony of the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance.
November 2019Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Dr. Gerald Batist honoured by the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance

Dr. Gerald Batist, Director of the Segal Cancer Centre and Deputy Director of the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH, has received the 2019 Award for Exceptional Leadership in Cancer Research from the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance.

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Dr. Cécile Rousseau (left) and Dr. Carmen Loiselle
MilestonesNovember 2019

Two researchers elected to Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Two LDI researchers have been elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Dr. Carmen Loiselle is Co-Director (Academic) of the Segal Cancer Centre. Dr. Cécile Rousseau’s career is dedicated to understanding the effects of organized violence on children and families.

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