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JUIN 2023

Nomination – Chaire de recherche en oncologie communautaire

Le Centre Hospitalier de St. Mary (CIUSSS-ODIM) et l'Université McGill ont le plaisir d'annoncer la nomination de la Dre Anita Koushik en tant que première titulaire de la Chaire de recherche en oncologie communautaire.

En tant que titulaire de cette prestigieuse chaire, la Dre Koushik contribuera activement à enrichir les missions académiques et éducatives du Centre de recherche de St. Mary et l’Université McGill. Grâce à l'enseignement, à la supervision d'étudiants diplômés et à des projets de recherche novateurs, la Dre Koushik fera progresser les connaissances, encouragera les collaborations interdisciplinaires et traduira les résultats de la recherche en solutions tangibles qui auront un impact positif sur le bien-être et les résultats des soins de santé des personnes et des communautés touchées par le cancer.

Titulaire d'un B. Sc. en pharmacologie de l'Université de l'Alberta, d'une M. Sc. en santé communautaire et épidémiologie de l'Université Queen's et d'un Ph. D. en épidémiologie et biostatistique de l'Université McGill, la Dre Koushik a démontré son engagement à l'excellence académique et à l’acquisition d’expertise. Elle a suivi une formation postuniversitaire au département de nutrition de la Harvard School of Public Health, élargissant ainsi ses connaissances dans le domaine de la nutrition et de son impact sur la santé.

MAI 2023

Welcome to Tracy Jean Brice !

Welcome to Tracy Jean Brice, the new Executive Assistant of the St. Mary's Research Centre. Tracy is responsible for the administrative operations and internal and external relations of the centre. She will also be responsible for assisting management in strategic matters. Tracy graduated from UQAM with a B.A. in Public Management. Prior to joining us, she acquired several years of experience in administrative support in the health and procurement fields.  

APRIL 2023

Wolfe Chair Graduate Fellowship 2023-2024

Congratulations To Nina Morena on being selected for a Wolfe Chair Graduate Fellowship 2023-2024 in the amount of $8,570. Nina Morena is a PhD student in Communication Studies. She holds an MA in Media Studies from Concordia University and a BA in English Literature from McGill University. Her doctoral research explores the ways in which breast cancer patients seek and share health information on social media and how this impacts their disease management.

FRQs doctoral scholarship

Congratulations to Antoine Przybylak-Brouillard on receiving a three year scholarship through FRQs for his research with the eIMPAQc program. Antoine is a PhD student in the McGill Institute of Health Sciences Education and is supervised by Drs. Peter Nugus and Sylvie Lambert. His thesis title is: Learning to implement eHealth technologies: Healthcare professionals’ perceptions and experiences of embedding Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) in cancer care.

MARCH 2023

Welcome Dr. Talía Malagón

Dr.  Talía Malagón will be joining St. Mary’s Research Centre as an Associate Scientist as of May 1st, 2023. Dr. Malagón is an epidemiologist and mathematical modeller who will be sharing her time between the Research Centre and the Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology at McGill University where she is an assistant professor.

We welcome Dr. Malagón to the team and look forward to working with her!

McGill institutional Research Data Management strategy and the SMRC

The Digital Research Services (DRS) team at McGill University has notified the Tri-Agency  (Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)),  about the completion of the McGill Institutional Research Data Management Strategy on February 24, 2023.  

The Tri-Agency have acknowledged receipt of this strategy. Therefore, given the SMRC's affiliation with McGill University, the Research Data Management Strategy therefore applies to St. Mary's Research Centre.

For more information please visitMcGill Institutional RDM Strategy | Digital Research Services Hub - McGill University

Welcoming Théra Kankonde

Welcome to Théra Kankonde. Théra is site coordinator (St Mary Hospital) for the e-IMPAQC project. She responsible for recruiting and harvesting patient data. Théra previously worked as a regional coordinator for LoveMatters Congo. She is presently enrolled in public health studies at the Université de Montréal. LinkedIn



TEMPO Project continues!

Congratulations to Dr. Sylvie Lambert and her team who received funding of $100,000 for 1 year from the Canadian Institutes Health Research (CIHR) to continue the TEMPO project. Follow TEMPO on Facebook.


Welcoming Shant Donabedian!

Shant Donabedian is a site coordinator at Lakeshore Hospital for the e-IMPAQc Program under the supervision of Dr. Sylvie Lambert. His job involves recruiting and guiding patients through the e-IMPAQc study program. Shant graduated from McGill with a B.A. in Psychology, and has worked as a study coordinator for the SCNLab.



Welcoming Helen Adler!

We are welcoming Helen Alder, new research assistant in the e-IMPAQc team under the supervision of Mona Magalhaes & Dr. Sylvie Lambert. Helen is responsible for tasks in Health Equity documents & Education factsheets progress. She will be graduating from McGill University in Psychology in the Spring of 2023.


Dr Isabelle Leblanc is awarded CARE grant 2022

We are delighted to announce  Dr. Isabelle Leblanc, family physician, was awarded a Competition Attracting Research Excellence (CARE) grant for the project “Too much pain doctor!": Training clinicians to detect expressions of psychological distress in patients of diverse ethnocultural groups”.


Dr. Mark Yaffe, co-author of the Société québécoise de gériatrie report on Elder Abuse.

This report presents the latest information on elder abuse and its various forms and types and highlights the importance of its members adopting it in their practice. Read the report (in French)


Evaluation of quality, readability, suitability, and usefulness of online resources available to cancer survivors

A study to which researchers of St Mary's Research Centre contributed assessed publicly available resources for older cancer survivors. Results have been published in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship. Resechers found that quality and suitability are fair, whereas readability exceeds recommended levels. The most pressing need is to develop resources for cancer survivors that address their unmet needs and are accessible in terms of literacy.  Read the article



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