Canada's centre for
evidence-based medicine & clinical epidemiology.
Dr. Alan Bernstein, Inaugural President
of the CIHR
Welcome to Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Dr. Holger Schünemann,
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 ►
CAN DIABETES BE REVERSED? HERTZEL GERSTEIN IS TESTING WAYS TO DO SO
Can Type 2 diabetes be stopped in its tracks, pushed into remission, and perhaps reversed? Hertzel Gerstein wants to find out. He is leading two national research studies focused on treating diabetes with an intensive diet, physical activity and drug regimen for three months. The drugs are then stopped, and participants are followed to see if the diabetes returns. More ►
NANCY HEDDLE’S INTERNATIONAL STUDY PROVES OLD BLOOD IS AS GOOD AS NEW
Nancy Heddle's study of almost 31,500 patients at six hospitals in four countries showed that having a transfusion with the freshest blood did not reduce the proportion of patients who died in hospital. The McMaster study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine today. More ►
MPH STUDENT, SAAMIYAH ALI-MOHAMMED RECEIVED FIRST PLACE IN THE RESEARCH AND PRACTICE SHOWCASE
On October 22, Saamiyah Ali-Mohammed received first place in the Research and Practice Showcase, held by the Dalla Lana School of Public Health Student-Led Conference, "Secure Income, Secure Health: Working Towards Equitable Solutions". Her poster presentation, entitled "Is knowledge associated with diabetes risk status?: Influence of risk factor knowledge on CANRISK Score among elderly persons living in social housing", was a collaborative project with the Department of Family Medicine and the Principle Investigator, Dr. Gina Agarwal.
NANCY HEDDLE RECIEVE'S PRESTIGIOUS AWARD
Nancy Heddle is the third McMaster University professor to receive the Emily Cooley Award and Lectureship from the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB). The memorial award given to an individual who has demonstrated teaching ability and made a major contribution to the field of transfusion medicine or cellular therapies. More ►
PREPARING FOR THE AGING TSUNAMI TARGET OF $15 MILLION GIFT FROM CHANCELLOR LABARGE
Preparing Canada and Canadians for the oncoming “grey tsunami” – the overwhelming, unavoidable and never-before aging of our population – is the focus of a remarkable new $15 million gift from McMaster’s chancellor Suzanne Labarge.MoRe ►
STEVEN HOFFMAN MAKES THE CASE FOR WHY WE NEED TO BOOST PUBLIC HEALTH SPENDING
The Toronto Star featured Steven Hoffman's piece on four reasons that explain why we, as a society, chronically underinvest in public health.More ►
THE GLOBE & MAIL WROTE ABOUT MARK LOEB'S STUDY THAT WILL EXAMINE WHETHER NOSODES WORK AS A VACCINE ALTERNATIVE.
Despite the strong safety record of vaccinations, many continue to worry that they are dangerous and possibly linked to conditions such as autism. Dr. Mark Loeb is conducting a high-quality scientific experiment to determine whether nosodes actually work as an alternative method to vaccines.More ►