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CE&B Researchers awarded $37.2M for health research

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CE&B health researchers will receive a total of $37.2M from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research to further their high-impact research, the federal government announced today. The funds will support research ranging from a better understanding of how to combat bacteria to improving critical care, and from studying cardiovascular issues around the world to examining the relationship between the gut and the brain. More ►

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$5.3M from Public Health for National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools

“McMaster is a world leader in evidence-based practice and knowledge translation, and in developing knowledge sharing platforms that support clinicians, health professionals and policy makers use the best available evidence in practice and policy,” says Dobbins. More ►

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Deborah Cook initaties Three Wishes Project

"We developed this project to try to bring peace to the final days of critically ill patients and to ease the grieving process," said Cook. "For the patients we wanted to dignify their deaths and celebrate their lives; for family members, to humanize the dying experience and create positive memories; and for clinicians, to foster patient and family-centred care." More ►

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Paul Moayyedi research study may help to reduce the risk of gastric cancer

A research review for the Cochrane Library, led by Dr. Paul Moayyedi, has found that eliminating Helicobacter pylori bacterium — the main cause of stomach ulcers — with a short course of therapy of two commonly used medicines may help to reduce the risk of gastric cancer. More ►

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Tim Whelan REsearch finds additional radiation reduces breast-cancer recurrence for some patients

The research, which examined the addition of regional nodal irradiation to whole-breast irradiation compared with whole-breast irradiation alone, is the lead article in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine this week. More ►

Dr. Kathryn Bennett's research calls for national youth suicide prevention plan, published in the June issue of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. more ►

McMaster University says goodbye to Dr. David L. Sackett who passed away in May at age 80. more ►
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Peter Rosenbaum, has been awarded the inaugural Medal of Excellence in Childhood Disability from the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital more ►

Avram Denburg, received a prestigious doctoral scholarship from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation for his work on improving drug policies more ►

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  • 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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