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From its founding in 1968 with David Sackett as its first Department Chair, CE&B has grown, diversified, and established an international reputation through the rigour and impact of its research and education programs. While famed for its roots in evidence-based medicine and clinical trials, the department’s strengths now add up to much more than the CE&B name suggests. Continued

Dr. Holger Schünemann,
Department Chair

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Salim Yusuf announced as new president of the World Heart Federation

Dr. Salim Yusuf, one of Hamilton's best-known medical researchers is taking over as president of the World Heart Federation. HHS president Rob MacIsaac said in a news release. "His work has had an enormous impact on patient care around the globe and has put Hamilton on the map as a destination of choice for other leading researchers and aspiring researchers." More ►

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Alba DiCenso appointed to the Order of Canada

Dr. Alba DiCenso, was appointed to the order of Canada, honoured for her research in evidence-based nursing and for her contributions to the development of nurse practitioners. More ►

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The Globe and Mail published Gordon Guyatts' piece on activity-based hospital funding

The Globe and Mail and The Waterloo Region Record published an opinion piece on activity-based hospital funding, co-authored by Dr. Gordon Guyatt, where Canada is warned to tread cautiously. More ►

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Andrew Costa is the first holder of the new Schlegel Chair in Clinical Epidemiology and Aging

$1-million gift by Kitchener philanthropist Ron Schlegel, which will support the creation of the Schlegel Chair in Clinical Epidemiology and Aging at McMaster University, to be held by Dr. Andrew Costa. more ►

CE&B researchers awarded new Canada Research Chairs | Guillaume Paré, Mohit Bhandari, Sarah McDonald more ► Cochrane systematic review led by Dr. Robby Nieuwlaat challenges science on medication adherence more ►
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Gordon Guyatt received the Lifetime Innovator Award at the 2014 McMaster Innovation Showcase more ►

CE&B ethicist, Dr. Lisa Schwartz, joins WHO team for Ebola fight more ►

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