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Dr. Holger Schünemann

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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CE&B researchers awarded new Canada Research Chairs

Guillaume Paré CRC-2 renewed; Mohit Bhandari CRC promoted to Tier 1; new CRC-2 awarded to Sarah McDonald. more ►

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Gordon Guyatt received the Lifetime Innovator Award at the 2014 McMaster Innovation Showcase

Dr. Gordon Guyatt, a Distinguished University Professor, received the Lifetime Innovator Award for his pioneering work in evidence-based medicine. more ►

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

Dr. Lisa Schwartz is joining the WHO's ethics working group on Ebola interventions, which is looking at treatments other than vaccines for the deadly virus that hasrecently made its first appearance in North America. more ►

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Dr. Jonathan Lomas, inducted into the 2014 Faculty of Health Sciences Community of Distinction

Dr. Jonathan Lomas, 'father of knowledge translation' is one of three 2014 inductees into the Faculty of Health Sciences Community of Distinction. more ►

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Dr. John You - new research reveals top five things to discuss near life's end

Dr. John You study identifies the top five things health care teams should discuss with hospitalized patients and their families at the end of life. Research also revealed patients care gaps. more ►

Gordon Guyatt's new research shows alternative hospital-funding proposal risky more ► Feng Xie and Eleanor Pullenayegum paper selected for inaugural EuroQol-Group Award for Scientific Excellence more ►
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David Meyre led team that discovered a simple way to predict an adult's future risk of developing Type 2 diabetes more ► McMaster Optimal Aging Portal is the 'Rotten Tomatoes' of health advice more ►

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