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Welcome to Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Dr. Holger Schünemann
Dr. Holger Schünemann,
Department Chair

The Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CE&B) is now the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI). Recognizing that the CE&B name captured only some of the depth and breadth of disciplines and expertise now in the department, we formally changed its name effective January 1, 2017.

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HEI Headlines

Dr. Lisa Schwartz

LISA SCHWARTZ, ELYSÉE NOUVET LAUNCH GLOBAL SURVEY ON: PALLIATIVE CARE DURING INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN ACTION

Today, McMaster's Humanitarian Health Ethics Research Group (HHERG) will begin distributing the survey to healthcare providers, policy-makers and others working with humanitarian aid organizations around the world.  The survey will help document current palliative care practices and needs in humanitarian emergencies. The HHERG is led in part by McMaster University faculty Lisa Schwartz and Elysée Nouvet.More ►

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Dr. Jason Busse

JASON BUSSE, GORDON GUYATT, NORM BUCKLEY: KEY FIGURES BEHIND DRAFT GUIDELINES FOR USE OF OPIOIDS

Draft recommendations for Canadian physicians, which call for more cautious prescribing of opioids to patients with chronic pain, have been issued for public comment. The recommendations for clinical practice have been led by McMaster University researchers, Jason Busse, Gordon Guyatt, and Norm Buckley. More ►

Dr. Salim Yusuf

SALUM YUSUF'S STUDY NAMED ONE OF 2016'S MOST INFLUENTIAL RESEARCH

A key study in the prevention of heart disease, led by Professor Salim Yusuf, has been named one of 14 “notable articles” of the year by the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). More ► THE SPEC ►

TEN HEI RESEARCHERS AMONG THE WORLD'S MOST CITED

Dr. Jan BrozekDr. PJ DevereauxDr. Gordon GuyattDr. Janice Pogue Dr. Holger SchunemannDr. Roman Jaeschke Dr.Salim YusufDr. Mark CrowtherDr. Koon TeoDr. Kristian Thorlund

The 2016 listing of the world's most highly cited researchers includes 14 scientists from McMaster University and ten of those are from HEI. Five full-time faculty members, (Jan Brozek, PJ Devereaux, Gordon Guyatt (twice), Janice Pogue (deceased), and Holger Schunemann), two Joint members (Roman Jaeschke & Salim Yusuf), two associate members (Mark Crowther & Koon Teo), and one part-time member (Kristian Thorlund). Congratulations to our members! More ►

Dr. Paul Moayyedi

PAUL MOAYYEDI RESEARCH RADICALLY CHANGING WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE HUMAN BODY

Paul Moayyedi and the SPOR IMAGINE network was featured in an in-depth article in University Affairs about how gut science is radically changing what we know of the human body. More ►

 


Paul Moayyedi and the SPOR IMAGINE network was featured in an in-depth article in University Affairs about how gut science is radically changing what we know of the human body.  more ►

University Affairs spoke to Parminder Raina about the insights into the process of aging that the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging is already providin. more ►


Former HEI (previously CE&B) Department Chair, George Browman (1989-1997), to receive ASCO’s 2017 Joseph V. Simone Award and Lecture for Excellence in Quality and Safety in the Care of Patients with Cancer. more ►

New book edited by John Lavis aims to explain Ontario’s health system; chapter authors include Lavis, Kaelan Moat, Mike Wilson, Cristina Mattison, Kody Doxtater, and Amanda Hammill.  more ►


HEI Events


FEB
15

WED

Hannah History of Medicine and Medical Humanities
The Colonial Life of Pharmaceuticals: An Alternative History of Medicine, Health, and the Vietnamese Patient, 1905-40


FEB
21

TUE

Inaugural Janice Pogue Lecture
Use of Biomarkers as Replacement Endpoints in Clinical Trials




MAR
15

WED

HEI Rounds

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