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McGill University - Faculty of Dentistry
Your news at the heart of your Faculty of Dentistry / Issue 12 / August 29, 2013

Welcome to our new students and faculty and welcome back to the rest of our e-flash readers!  I hope you all had a wonderful summer. As we kick-off the academic year, I want to take the opportunity to remind you that you can send your news and highlights through our online submission form here anytime. The Dentistry E-flash is sent out every 2 weeks. I look forward to hearing from you. 
– Valerie Khayat, Communications Officer

Important Calendar Dates

September 11th, 5:30pm  Special Faculty Council open to all with updates about the New Facility by Dean Allison, Faculty Council Room in Strathcona

September 14th-15th  GPR General Open House. More info

Need to purchase extra scrubs? Deadline September 20th. More info


September 12th  Annual White Coat Ceremony and Awards Night, 6pm at Redpath Hall

September 21st, 11am  Run for Outreach 2013. More info

September 24th, 7:30 pm  "Understanding Pain" with Dr. Fernando Cervero, McGill University Faculty Club. More info


September 19th  Outreach Clinic, MGH. Schedule


CADR Student Research Awards 2013-2014, competition deadline September 3rd. More info

Participate in the 2013 Run for Outreach. Registration details

2014 Table Clinics Project, submission deadline September 13th. More info

Montreal Council on Foreign Relations (MCFR-CORIM) Fellowships, application deadline September 15th. More info

Launch of the Dental Student Ambassador Program, application deadline September 20th. More info

SKILLSET schedule by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies & Teaching and Learning Services. More info

Did you know?

Student Services at McGill provides support to Students and Academic Units in a variety of ways. More info

Innovation and Excellence

Hannah Kashyap and Carly Dool. Source

Carly Dool and Hannah Kashyap: CDA article, "Mobile dentistry... not just a perio problem!" Advisor Dr. Kwong Li. Article

Mohamed Nur Abdallah: CIBC Fellowship. Supervisors Dr. Faleh Tamimi & Dr. Marta Cerruti

Dr. Svetlana Komarova: Regulation of osteoclast formation and function in the bone microenvironment - CIHR Operating Grant

Dr. Faleh Tamimi, Dr. I. Karp and Dr. Belinda Nicolau: Prevention and treatment of hip fractures with cholinesterase inhibitors - CIHR Operating Grant

Valerie Suppa

Retired colleague Valerie Suppa and her grand daughter

Valerie Suppa is one of our colleagues who retired over the summer. We asked her to share a few thoughts with us as we wished her the best in this next chapter.

What is your favorite Memory at McGill?
I guess I would say the most memorable would be the appreciation the students showed me for my help on a daily basis.  Nothing makes working more rewarding when we feel appreciated. Also the friends I have made.  We are like a family.  I hope to continue our dinners together on a monthly basis. One good thing about the strike was making and getting to know more from different departments.

What are you most looking forward to having more time to do?
I hope to enjoy doing what I love, knitting, reading, speaking and visiting with friends and family; especially in Vermont where I am from. Also trying to delete my hundreds of e-mails and communicating with friends with long overdue letters. Of course spending time with my grandchildren and being there for my daughters if needed.

Thank you Zeeshan Sheikh, for this week’s cartoon!

McGill-Wide Announcements

Replacement of Windows and Masonry Restoration Project at Strathcona Anatomy & Dentistry Building. More info

Registration for the Fall 2013 session of Medical French workshops now open. More info | Register

Touring Montreal Photo Exhibit about the Neuro. Watch the trailer

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The due date for submissions to the next e-flash is Monday, September 9th at 5pm.

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