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Dr. Holger Schünemann

HOLGER SCHÜNEMANN BECOMES INTERNATIONAL DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS.

Holger Schünemann, Chair of the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact, is becoming an International Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Buffalo. More ►


Dr. Jason Busse

JASON BUSSEE INTERVIEWED ABOUT THE NEW CANADIAN GUIDELINES FOR OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS

Jason Busse was interviewed about the new Canadian guidelines for the prescribing of opioids to treat chronic non-cancer pain. The guideline's recommendations were developed by an international team of clinicians, researchers and patients. The thorough coverage included radio stations, website and The Globe and MailGlobal NewsCTV News,  Toronto StarThe Spectator,CP24The Canadian PressCBCCHCH.


Dr. Deb Cook

REED SIEMIENIUK CHAIRS INTERNATIONAL PANEL THAT IS AGAINST ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY

STAT News and NPR radioHealthDayCBS, reported on the conclusion of an international panel chaired by Reed Siemieniuk that strongly recommends against arthroscopic surgery in a new guideline published by the British Medical Association Journal.


Dr. Deb Cook

DEBORAH COOK LEADING THE NEXT WAVE IN CRITICAL CARE RESEARCH

Deborah Cook was selected for the prestigious Killam Research Fellowship in the 50th annual competition administered by the Canada Council for the Arts. More ►


Dr. PJ Devereaux

P.J. DEVEREAUX PUBLISHED IN JAMA FOR DISCOVERY OF SIMPLE BLOOD TEST THAT CAN PREDICT SO MUCH

Dr. P.J. Devereaux, PI for the VISION study which has determined that a simple blood test can predict and possibly prevent many of the deaths that occur after surgery. The results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). More ►


Dr. Deb Cook

DEBORAH COOK INTERVIEWED ABOUT END-OF-LIFE GRIEVING PROCESS PROJECT

CBC News interviewed Deborah Cook and Meredith Vanstone about a project to help families of end-of-life patients collect word clouds that serve as part of the end-of-life and grieving process, as part of a broader Three Wishes project. Yahoo News also picked up the story. More ►


Eleanor and Murray Enkin

MCMASTER OBSTETRICS PIONEER, DR. MURRAY ENKIN, AND ELEANOR ENKIN RETURNS FOR CAMPUS VISIT

Dr. Murray Enkin, a McMaster University professor emeritus who retired almost 30 years ago, returned to campus recently for the last of the annual Enkin Lectureships hosted by the departments of obstetrics and gynecology; health research methods, evidence and impact and the midwifery education program. More ►


Dr. Zena Samaan

ZENA SAMAAN'S STUDY SHOWS CANNABIS USE MAY PREDICT OPIOID USE IN WOMEN UNDERGOING ADDICTIONS TREATMENT

Zena Samaan is the Senior Researcher on a study that has found that women in methadone treatment who use cannabis are 82 per cent more likely to continue using opioids. This means that women who use cannabis are at high risk of failing methadone treatment. More ►


Dr. David Meyre

DAVID MEYRE STUDY SHOWS RARE GENETIC FORMS OF OBESITY MORE NUMEROUS, DIVERSE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT

David Meyre research was published today in Obesity Reviews that catalogued 79 syndromes with obesity that have been described in the literature. Previous reviews on obesity have reported 20 to 30 syndromes. More ►


Dr. Mohit Bhandari

MOHIT BHANDARI'S RESEARCH FINDS VITAMIN D NEEDED AFTER HIP FRACTURE SURGERY

Drug Store News interviewed Mohit Bhandari about his research that showed that Vitamin D supplementation following hip fracture surgery is grossly under-prescribed. More ►


Dr. Hertzel Gerstein

JASON BUSSE, GORDON GUYATT, NORM BUCKLEY: KEY FIGURES BEHIND DRAFT GUIDELINES FOR USE OF OPIOIDS

There was extensive coverage in the media about research by Natalia McInnes and Hertzel Gerstein that is showing success in reversing Type 2 diabetes by using intensive medical treatment, cutting calories and exercising. Voice of America, the BBC, The National Post covered the story. More ►


Dr. Sonia AnandDr. Deborah CookDr. Maureen Markle-ReidDr. Sarah McDonald

Celebrating International Women's Day:

HEI Faculty who hold Canada Research Chairs

On this day, as the world celebrates women, we'd like to salute the twenty-two McMaster women who currently hold Canada Research Chairs. They're an extraordinary group, tackling some of the most critical and challenging issues facing society today. Faculty members from HEI include: Sonia Anand, Deborah Cook, Maureen Markle-Reid, and Sarah McDonald. More ►


Dr. Guillaume Paré

Dr. Guillaume Paré is the lead investigator on a study that found a gene that causes sudden dealth in young people

The discovery, published today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, is the result of international collaboration that began 15 years ago. A team of investigators from the Population Health Research Institute of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences, led by Dr. Guillaume Paré, performed the genetic sequencing, as well as the bioinformatics analysis for the study. More ►


>Dr. Jason Busse

JASON BUSSE'S RESEARCH FINDS INCONSISTENCY WITH DISABILITY CLAIM ASSEESSMENTS

The Spectator spoke to Jason Busse about his research that found a high disagreement among medical experts assessing disability claims. More ►


Dr. Jason Busse

JASON BUSSE CHALLENGES RESEARCH ON GREEN TEAS EFFECT ON WEIGHT LOSS

The CBC’s Marketplace spoke to Jason Busse about weight loss supplements that contain green tea extract. Busse found that the research couldn't determine whether green tea actually contributed to weight loss. In a different story. More ►


Dr. Lisa Schwartz

LISA SCHWARTZ, ELYSÉE NOUVET LAUNCH GLOBAL SURVEY ON: PALLIATIVE CARE DURING INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN ACTION

Today, McMaster's Humanitarian Health Ethics Research Group (HHERG) will begin distributing the survey to healthcare providers, policy-makers and others working with humanitarian aid organizations around the world.  The survey will help document current palliative care practices and needs in humanitarian emergencies. The HHERG is led in part by McMaster University faculty Lisa Schwartz and Elysée Nouvet.More ►

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Dr. Jason Busse

JASON BUSSE, GORDON GUYATT, NORM BUCKLEY: KEY FIGURES BEHIND DRAFT GUIDELINES FOR USE OF OPIOIDS

Draft recommendations for Canadian physicians, which call for more cautious prescribing of opioids to patients with chronic pain, have been issued for public comment. The recommendations for clinical practice have been led by McMaster University researchers, Jason Busse, Gordon Guyatt, and Norm Buckley. More ►


Dr. Salim Yusuf

SALUM YUSUF'S STUDY NAMED ONE OF 2016'S MOST INFLUENTIAL RESEARCH

A key study in the prevention of heart disease, led by Professor Salim Yusuf, has been named one of 14 “notable articles” of the year by the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). More ► THE SPEC ►


TEN HEI RESEARCHERS AMONG THE WORLD'S MOST CITED

Dr. Jan BrozekDr. PJ DevereauxDr. Gordon GuyattDr. Janice Pogue Dr. Holger SchunemannDr. Roman Jaeschke Dr.Salim YusufDr. Mark CrowtherDr. Koon TeoDr. Kristian Thorlund

The 2016 listing of the world's most highly cited researchers includes 14 scientists from McMaster University and ten of those are from HEI. Five full-time faculty members, (Jan Brozek, PJ Devereaux, Gordon Guyatt (twice), Janice Pogue (deceased), and Holger Schunemann), two Joint members (Roman Jaeschke & Salim Yusuf), two associate members (Mark Crowther & Koon Teo), and one part-time member (Kristian Thorlund). Congratulations to our members! More ►


Dr. Paul Moayyedi

PAUL MOAYYEDI RESEARCH RADICALLY CHANGING WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE HUMAN BODY

Paul Moayyedi and the SPOR IMAGINE network was featured in an in-depth article in University Affairs about how gut science is radically changing what we know of the human body. More ►


Dr. Parminder Raina

PARMINDER RAINA'S MASSIVE RESEARCH PROJECT ALREADY PROVIDING INSIGHTS ON THE AGING PROCESS

University Affairs spoke to Parminder Raina about the insights into the process of aging that the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging is already providing. More ►


Dr. John Lavis

NEW BOOK EDITED BY JOHN LAVIS AIMS TO EXPLAIN ONTARIO’S HEALTH SYSTEM

New book edited by John Lavis aims to explain Ontario’s health system; chapter authors include Lavis, Kaelan Moat, Mike Wilson, Cristina Mattison, Kody Doxtater, and Amanda Hammill. More ►