Vera Granikov (left) and Reem El Sherif developed the Online Health Information Aid to guide clinicians and patients to credible and reliable health care web sites.
May 2020Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Health information literacy skills desperately needed

The Online Health Information Aid has been developped to provide advice on conducting better online searches, evaluating the trustworthiness of websites, and using information effectively.

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Screenshot from a JGH video: Healthcare providers use a manikin to simulate the treatment of a COVID-positive patient who had a cardiac arrest shortly after arriving at the hospital.
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealMay 2020

JGH Zoom presentation on treating COVID-19 patients draws over 500 participants from Quebec hospitals

To help fight COVID-19, healthcare providers across Quebec are viewing videos of simulation exercises, conducted by the JGH Emergency Medicine Simulation team.

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February 2020Milestones

Dr. Joel Turner honoured as outstanding educator in point of care ultrasound

Dr. Joel Turner, of the JGH Emergency Department, has won the 2019 Educator of the Year Award from the Canadian Point of Care Ultrasound Society. By teaching doctors how to use ultrasound at the bedside, he helps them make diagnoses more quickly and accurately.

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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. Samuel O. Freedman
85th Anniversary - ArchivesNovember 2019

From the archives: Dr. Samuel O. Freedman, a pioneering researcher

Extensive growth was among the most notable features in the term of Dr. Samuel O. Freedman, who served as Director of the Lady Davis Institute from 1991 to 2000. Under his stewardship, the LDI emerged as one of Quebec’s premier medical research facilities.

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Dr. Michael Pollak
August 2019Milestones

Dr. Michael Pollak named to Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Michael Pollak, Director of the Stroll Cancer Prevention Centre at the JGH, has been named to the Royal Society of Canada. The appointment recognizes the wide range of his work as a clinician, researcher and teacher.

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In 1968, ground is broken to start construction of the ICFP. Leading the ceremony are (from left) Samuel Steinberg, President of the JGH Board of Directors; Dr. William Slatkoff, JGH Executive Director; Allan Bronfman, founding President of the Board of Directors; Bernard Bloomfield, community leader and philanthropist; and Dr. Henry Kravitz, Chief of the Department of Psychiatry.
August 2019Spotlight feature

ICFP’s 50th anniversary is a highlight of Psychiatry’s JGH timeline

The inauguration of the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry in 1969 was a pivotal event in the 73-year history of the JGH Department of Psychiatry.

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By summer 1968, work is well under way to simultaneously erect the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry (rear) and the Lady Davis Institute (foreground), both of which opened in 1969. The buildings are separated by Légaré Street, with Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road just past the photo’s left-hand border.
August 2019Spotlight feature

Seeing the psychiatric patient as more than an isolated individual

The name says it all: The Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry has excelled for 50 years by seeing the patient not just as an individual, but as someone with complex ties to family and community, against a backdrop of religion, race and ethnicity.

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Michael Douglas (centre) with Dr. Saul Frenkiel (right) and Dr. Sheldon Elman, Chairman of Medisys Health Group, at a McGill University fundraising gala co-chaired by Drs. Frenkiel and Elman.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJuly 2019

From the archives: Michael Douglas praises JGH expertise in diagnosing his throat cancer

In May 2010, Michael Douglas offered public thanks to Dr. Saul Frenkiel, former Chief of the JGH Division of Otolaryngology, for correctly diagnosing the actor’s throat cancer after other physicians had missed it.

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