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Welcome to Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Dr. Holger Schünemann
Dr. Holger Schünemann,
Department Chair

From its founding in 1968 with David L 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 ►

CEB Headlines

Dr. John Lavis

LAVIS TAKES NATIONAL PRIZE FOR HEALTH POLICY IMPACT

John Lavis, director of the McMaster Health Forum, is the co-winner of an award from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) for his career-long efforts to ensure high-quality research is used in decisions about health systems. More ►

Health Systems Learning
Dr. David Meyre

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS FOR 2016: FIGHT YOUR OBESITY GENES WITH EXERCISE

In a paper published today by the journal Scientific Reports, Dr. David Meyre and his team have shown that a physically active lifestyle can substantially decrease the genetic effect of the major obesity gene FTO on body weight in a multiethnic population. More ►

Dr. Mohit Bhandari

THE BEST WAY TO CLEAN THE DEBRIS FROM SERIOUS WOUNDS WITH BONE BREAKS

Dr. Mohit Bhandari's study addresses the controversy about the best way to clean the debris from serious wounds with bone breaks. More ►

Dr. Russell de Souza

MCMASTER PAPER IN TOP 100 SCIENTIFIC PAPERS OF 2015

Russell de Souza study among the top 100 scientific papers receiving media attention around the world in 2015, according to a U.K. measurement company. More ►

Photo of Dr. Jason Busse

MAJOR REVIEW ARTICLE PUBLISHED BY DR. PJ DEVEREAUX IN THE NEJM!

PJ Devereaux’s role in the field of perioperative, surgical and anesthesiology care indicated by writing a seminal article in one the leading medical journals supports our choice to make this field a priority area in the Department’s AGENDA 2020. Our goal is "worry-free surgery” for all patients. Congratulations to Dr. Devereaux.”
- Department Chair, Dr. Holger Schünemann

NEJM ARTICLE►THE SPEC NEWS STORY► More ►

Dr. Holger Schünemann

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEMATOLOGY (ASH) IS COLLABORATING WITH DR. HOLGER SCHÜNEMANN

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is collaborating with a team at McMaster University led by Dr. Holger Schünemann to develop clinical practice guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE). More ►

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CHCH INTERVIEWED JASON BUSSE FOR A THREE-PART SERIES ON ALTERNATIVE PAIN THERAPIES

CHCH interviewed Jason Busse (Joint Member, CE&B) for a three-part series on alternative pain therapies, including chiropractic therapy, acupuncture and the Bowen therapy.    


Dr. Mark Crowther's (Associate Member, CE&B) research has successfully tested an antidote that reverses the effects of two new blood thinners named apixaban and rivaroxaban. The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. more ► Gordon Guyatt has been named to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame for his ground breaking contributions in the measurement of health-related quality of life and led the initial development of the concept of EBM. more ►

The Hamilton Spectator highlighted a presentation, "using big data to meet the health needs of seniors" given by Andrew Costa as part of the Big Ideas, Better Cities lecture series. Guillaume Paré, Andrew McArthur and John Cairney also made presentations. more ► The Master of Public Health Program was officially launched Sept. 10 at a reception in the Faculty of Health Sciences Library. more ►

CEB Events


JAN
27

WED

History of Medicine Series
Gender, Public Health and the Prevention of Genocide


FEB
10

WED

History of Medicine Series
The Fragility of Knowledge in Psychiatry


FEB
16-20

McMaster Health Forum Workshop
Finding and Using Research Evidence: Workshop for Policymakers, Stakeholders and Researchers

More Events ►

 

  • Conducts world-leading research into the nature, prevention and management of health care problems
  • Conceives, designs, organizes and implements ground-breaking clinical trials
  • Bridges the health and social sciences to better understand and apply health services management, health policy and health economics
  • Influences how health-care decisions are made through research and service in health informatics and knowledge transfer, and
  • Promotes the principles and practice of evidence-based medicine through knowledge-translation research and educational offerings.
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