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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

Emmanuel Guindon

EMMANUEL GUINDON LEADS INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH DRIVE ON LUNG DISEASES

McMaster University researchers have been chosen for one of two Canadian studies that are part of a global thrust by an international research consortium into the prevention and management of chronic lung diseases. Emmanuel Guindon is leading research on the impact of tobacco pricing and packaging on the use of tobacco in middle-income countries. More ►

Bernie O’Brien

STEPHANIE THOMAS RECEIVES THE BERNIE O’BRIEN POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

Congratulations to Stephanie Thomas who is the sixth appointee to the Bernie O’Brien Post-Doctoral Fellowship. This award honours Bernie O’Brien and his enthusiasm for supporting and mentoring young researchers; it is presented to exceptional post-doctoral fellows in health economics, health technology assessment, health policy analysis and related fields of research.

Dr. Lehana Thabane

LEHANA THABANE RECEIVES PRESIDENT'S AWARD

Congratulations to Dr. Lehana Thabane, who was awarded the President's Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision at a GSA awards ceremony, Sept. 9, 2016.

2016 GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS

David Absalom

Mary Keyes award for Outstanding Leadership & Service to McMaster
Nominee: David Absalom,
MPH student

Meloja Satkunan Mary Keyes award for Outstanding Leadership & Service to McMaster
Nominee: Meloja Satkunan
, MPH student
Tommaso D’Ovidio

Teaching Assistant award
Recipient:
Tommaso D’Ovidio

Dr. Lehana Thabane GSA Supervision and Mentorship award
Recipient:
Dr. Lehana Thabane

2015-16 HRM PUBLICATION AWARDS

Guowei Li Best HRM PhD Student Paper
Recipient: Guowei Li

Supervisor: Dr. Lehana Thabane
Title of Paper: Comparison of treatment effect estimates of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants versus warfarin between observational studies using propensity score methods and randomized controlled trials
Joycelyne Ewusie

Best HRM Student Paper on Aboriginal Peoples’ Health or Health in Low/Middle Income Countries
Recipient: Joycelyne Ewusie

Supervisor: Dr. Jemila Hamid
Title of Paper: Malnutrition in Pre-School Children across Different Geographic Areas and
Socio-Demographic Groups in Ghana
Published in:
Maternal and Child Health Journal

2015-16 CE&B TEACHING AND MENTORING/SUPERVISION AWARD RECIPIENTS

Teaching Award
Full-Time/Joint Faculty
Teaching Award
Part-time/Associate Faculty

Mentoring/Supervision Award
Part-time/Associate Faculty

Dr. Julia Abelson Dr. Melissa Brouwers Dr. Charmaine Lok
Dr. Julia Abelson Dr. Melissa Brouwers Dr. Charmaine Lok
Dr. Hertzel Gerstein

HERTZEL GERSTEIN TALKS ABOUT MEDICAL PRACTICES THAT HAVE BEEN REVERSED AS A RESULT OF NEW EVIDENCE.

The New Scientist interviewed Hertzel Gersteinfor a feature on medical practices that have been reversed as a result of new evidence.

“Diseases aren't static – they can and do change over time,” says Gerstein. “Diabetes today is not the same as it was 50 years ago.” The number of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes has more than doubled in the past two decades, and the age of onset has dropped. He says today's type 2 diabetes is more likely to come with additional health issues like cancer, kidney problems and heart disease, compared with 50 years ago. “We call it by the same name but it behaves differently,” says Gerstein.

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The Hamilton Spectator interviewed Tetsuya Isayama about his research that identified the best way to ventilate preemies.  more ►

Dr. Mark Loeb study shows flu nasal spray provides similar protection against influenza as flu shot. more ►


P.J. Deveraux leads plan to push back against journals’ demands that medical data be shared. more ►

Anne McKibbon co-leads seven-day course in eHealth in Nigeria. more ►


CEB Events


SEP
15

THU

McMaster Health Forum Workshop
Finding and Using Research Evidence to Inform Decision-making in Health Systems and Organizations


SEP
21

WED

CEB Rounds


OCT
19

WED

McMaster Health Forum Workshop
Finding and Using Research Evidence to Inform Decision-making in Health Systems and Organizations

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  • Promotes the principles and practice of evidence-based medicine through knowledge-translation research and educational offerings.
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