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Dr. Holger Schünemann,
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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 ►

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Dr. Gordon Guyatt

GORDON GUYATT GIVES EXPERT OPINION ON KNEE DAMANGE STUDY

A study on the effectiveness of exercise for middle-aged patients who have knee damage has linked to Gordon Guyatt's expert opinion on the results. Guyatt was quoted in The Times, The Scottish Daily Mail and medical publications such as Science Daily and OnMedica.

Dr. Salim Yusuf

SALIM YUSUF STUDY FINDS RISK FACTORS FOR STROKE HAVE REGIONAL VARIATION

A study led by Salim Yusuf has identified ten risk factors - that can be modified - are responsible for nine of ten strokes worldwide, but the ranking of those factors vary regionally.More ►

Dr. Jason Busse

JASON BUSSE STUDY SHOWS CUTTING NERVES DURING BREAST CANCER SURGERY IS ASSOCIATED WITH CHRONIC PAIN.

An analysis led by Jason Busse has found that women who undergo armpit lymph node surgery for breast cancer are much more likely to develop chronic pain. “Ten-year survival rates for breast cancer patients are now around 83%, but up to 60% of women who undergo surgery as part of cancer treatment, may develop chronic pain,” said Jason Busse.More ►

Dr. Brad Johnston

BRAD JOHNSON STUDY SHOWS JUNK FOOD ADS LEAD TO UNHEALTHY CHILDREN.

Children make poor dietary choices shortly after advertisements of unhealthy foods and beverages: Study features PhD student in CE&B and PT faculty member Brad Johnston.More ►

Dr. Mark Levine
Dr. Harriet MacMillan

MARK LEVINE AND HARRIET MACMILLAN JOIN ORDER OF CANADA

Dr. Mark Levine and Dr. Harriet MacMillan were appointed today to one of Canada's highest civilian honours. Members of the Order of Canada are noted for their outstanding contributions at the local or regional level or in a special field of activity. Dr. Mark Levine was cited for his contributions as an oncologist, researcher and clinician, and particularly for his development of a number of new treatments that have become the Canadian standard in clinical practice. Dr. Harriet MacMillan is being honoured for her leading research in the prevention of, and response to, family violence.More ►

Dr. Stephen Walter

STEPHEN WALTER IS ONE OF EIGHT FHS RESEARCHERS TO RECEIVE NSERC DISCOVERY AWARD.

Dr. Stephen Walter is one of eight FHS scientists to receive a collective total of $15.7M from the federal Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).More ►


Hsien Seow, incoming site director for the facility; JohnCairney, inaugural but outgoing site director; are among the researchers who will use McMaster’s Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) research facility, which officially opened in the Health Sciences Centre on June 20. more ►

Congratulations to Dr. Lehana Thabane will has received an award from the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program to help strengthen research and development in Africa. Thabane will spend two weeks focusing on supporting research collaboration of two research groups: the Mayosi Research Group, which focuses on community- and hospital-based cardiovascular research, and the Kathard Research Group, which conducts studies on communication interventions in primary schools. more ►


Congratulations to Dr. Salim Yusuf will will be named a Distinguished University Professor at the June 14th convocation. This is the University's highest honour and is awarded faculty members who are complete scholars, having demonstrated an outstanding research record with international impact and recognition along with a sustained record of excellence in teaching and service. more ►

Dr. Andrew Mente leads study involving more than 130,000 people from 49 countries, that suggests that the only people who need to worry about reducing sodium in their diet are those with hypertension (high blood pressure) and have high salt consumption. more ►


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