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Dr. George Browman

ASCO TO HONOR GEORGE BROWMAN, FORMER HEI DEPARTMENT CHAIR

Former HEI (previously CE&B) Department Chair, George Browman (1989-1997), to receive ASCO’s 2017 Joseph V. Simone Award and Lecture for Excellence in Quality and Safety in the Care of Patients with Cancer. More ►


Dr. BRADLEY JOHNSTON

BRADLEY JOHNSTON’S STUDY QUESTIONS DIETARY SUGAR GUIDELINES

Nutritional guidelines restricting sugar intake are not based on high quality science, finds new study led by Bradley Johnston. The paper is published Dec. 19 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. More ►


Dr. Mark Loeb

Dr. Ellen Amster

LOEB AND AMSTER INTERVIEWED ON VACCINATION RATES IN HAMILTON SCHOOLS

The Hamilton Spectator interviewed Mark Loeb and Ellen Amster for a series on vaccination rates in Hamilton schools. More ►


Dr. Peter  Rosenbaum

THE TIMES INTERVIEWS PETER ROSENBAUM ON BUILDING HI-TECH TOYS FOR DISABLED KIDS

The New York Times interviewed Peter Rosenbaum about a US project that tasks Engineering students and physical therapy students with customizing toys to adapt them for use by disabled children. The Washington Post also published the story. More ►


Dr. Kathy  Georgiades

OFFORD CENTRE FOR CHILD STUDIES RECEIVES $1.3 MILLION GRANT

The Hamilton Spectator reported on a $1.3-million research partnership between McMaster's Offord Centre for Child Studies and the province to improve well-being among students in Ontario Schools. The article featured the Offord Centre's Kathy Georgiades.

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Dr. PJ Devereaux

PJ DEVEREAUX AWARDED CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR

PJ Devereaux’ Senior CRC award in Perioperative Medicine was announced by federal Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan, Dec. 6. More ►


Dr. Gordon Guyatt

THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR INNOVATION NOTEBOOK HIGHLIGHTS RESEARCH BY JASON BUSSE, GORD GUYATT, FENG XIE, AND HERTZEL GERSTEIN

The Hamilton Spectator Innovation Notebook highlights research and innovation at McMaster including: Pprescribing opioids (Jason Busse/Gord Guyatt); skin cancer treatment (Feng Xie) and a diabetes video (Hertzel Gerstein). More ►


Dr. Lauren Griffith

LAUREN GRIFFITH IS APPOINTED TO THE McLAUGHLIN PROFESSORSHIP

This award recognizes and supports Lauren Griffith's research on the impact of concurrent chronic illnesses, or multimorbidity, on physical functioning and mobility through the analysis of large, population-level datasets from Canada, Europe and the U.S. More ►


Dr. Parminder Raina

THE SECRETS OF LIVING TO 100, CTV FEATURES PARMINDER RAINA'S RESEARCH

CTV's investigative program, W5, featured the research of Parminder Raina (director of the McMaster-based Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging) in a piece on how research is improving the prospects for healthy aging. Several CTV outlets picked up a condensed version of the story for their news broadcasts. More ►


Dr. Lauren Griffith

LAUREN GRIFFITH'S STUDY SHOWS STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH

Lauren Griffith's study finds middle-age adults living with a combination of arthritis, heart disease or diabetes, and depression are more likely to experience disability and limited involvement in society. More ►


Dr. PJ Devereaux

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL FEATURES P.J. DEVEREAUX RESEARCH SHOWING BETTER RECOVERIES AND FEWER COMPLICATIONS FOR FASTER HIP FRACTURE SURGERIES

For older people who fracture a hip, the prognosis is grim: a third or more die within a year and only about 1 in 5 return to their pre-injury level of function. PJ Devereaux's study finds that faster sugery means better recoveries, lower mortality rates and fewer complications More ►


Dr. Mark Loeb

MARK LOEB’S RESEARCH SHOWS THAT 'SERIAL' FLU SHOTS MAY LIMIT THE BODY'S ABILITY TO FIGHT VIRUS IN FUTURE.

CTV interviewed Mark Loeb about new research that shows that 'serial' flu shots may limit the body's ability to fight virus in future. More ►


Jason Busse

JASON BUSSE SPOKE TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL IN AN ARTICLE ABOUT TAKING HIGH-DOSE OPIOIDS OFF THE MARKET.

Jason Busse, the co-lead of the group working on updating the Canadian guidelines, said the challenge in Canada is that many chronic-pain patients are on daily doses substantially higher than what the CDC guidelines recommend. More ►


Dr. Alba DiCenso

ALBA DICENSO INDUCTED INTO THE COMMUNITY OF DISTINCTION

Alba DiCenso, an international pioneer in advanced practice nursing whose distinguished contributions in scholarship and research have raised the profile and reputation of McMaster University and its Faculty of Health Sciences, is being inducted into the Community of Distinction. This is the Faculty’s most prestigious honour. More ►


Dr. Feng Xie

FENG XIE RESEARCH FINDS BETTER SKIN CANCER TREATMENT

Feng Xie's research has found that for patients diagnosed in the late stages of one of the most common and deadly forms of skin cancer, treatment with a combination of immunotherapy options improves survival and lowers the risk of life-threatening events. More ►


Jason BusseMohit Bhandari

BUSSE AND BHANDARI’S STUDY SHOWS POPULAR ULTRASOUND TREATMENT DOESN'T IMPROVE FRACTURE HEALING

In a clinical trial published by The BMJ today, Jason Busse and Mohit Bhandari study shows no difference in the recovery time between using low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) or a placebo device for patients with a fractured tibia (shinbone). More ►

Study has received attention from the New York Times; CBC Hamilton; STAT news and many other media, including medical media.


Dr. Hertzel Gerstein

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 ►


Dr. Nancy Heddle

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 ►


Saamiyah Ali-Mohammed

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.


Dr. Nancy Heddle

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 ►


Dr. Steven Hoffman

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 ►


Dr. Mark Loeb

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 ►


Reed Siemieniuk

CE&B's HRM STUDENT, REED SIEMIENIUK RECEIVES 2016 VANIER SCHOLAR

One of McMaster’s six 2016 Vanier Scholars is Reed Siemieniuk, an HRM PhD student supervised by Dr. Gordon Guyatt. Reed’s research project “WikiRECS: Rapid creation and dissemination of trustworthy systematic reviews and clinical recommendations” aims to fill the gap that exists for quickly disseminating recently published research that has practice-changing implications. From all of us in CE&B, congratulations, Reed! More ►


Emmanuel Guindon

EMMANUEL GUINDON LEADS INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH DRIVE ON LUNG DISEASES

McMaster University researchers have been chosen for one of two Canadian studies that are part of a global thrust by an international research consortium into the prevention and management of chronic lung diseases. Emmanuel Guindon is leading research on the impact of tobacco pricing and packaging on the use of tobacco in middle-income countries. More ►


Bernie O’Brien

STEPHANIE THOMAS RECEIVES THE BERNIE O’BRIEN POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

Congratulations to Stephanie Thomas who is the sixth appointee to the Bernie O’Brien Post-Doctoral Fellowship. This award honours Bernie O’Brien and his enthusiasm for supporting and mentoring young researchers; it is presented to exceptional post-doctoral fellows in health economics, health technology assessment, health policy analysis and related fields of research.


Lehana Thabane

LEHANA THABANE RECEIVES PRESIDENT'S AWARD

Congratulations to Dr. Lehana Thabane, who was awarded the President's Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision at a GSA awards ceremony, Sept. 9, 2016.


2016 GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS

David Absalom

Mary Keyes award for Outstanding Leadership & Service to McMaster
Nominee: David Absalom,
MPH student

Meloja Satkunan Mary Keyes award for Outstanding Leadership & Service to McMaster
Nominee: Meloja Satkunan
, MPH student
Tommaso D’Ovidio

Teaching Assistant award
Recipient:
Tommaso D’Ovidio

Dr. Lehana Thabane GSA Supervision and Mentorship award
Recipient:
Dr. Lehana Thabane

2015-16 HRM PUBLICATION AWARDS

Guowei Li Best HRM PhD Student Paper
Recipient: Guowei Li

Supervisor: Dr. Lehana Thabane
Title of Paper: Comparison of treatment effect estimates of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants versus warfarin between observational studies using propensity score methods and randomized controlled trials
Joycelyne Ewusie

Best HRM Student Paper on Aboriginal Peoples’ Health or Health in Low/Middle Income Countries
Recipient: Joycelyne Ewusie

Supervisor: Dr. Jemila Hamid
Title of Paper: Malnutrition in Pre-School Children across Different Geographic Areas and
Socio-Demographic Groups in Ghana
Published in:
Maternal and Child Health Journal


2015-16 CE&B TEACHING AND MENTORING/SUPERVISION AWARD RECIPIENTS

Teaching Award
Full-Time/Joint Faculty
Teaching Award
Part-time/Associate Faculty

Mentoring/Supervision Award
Part-time/Associate Faculty

Dr. Julia Abelson Dr. Melissa Brouwers Dr. Charmaine Lok
Dr. Julia Abelson Dr. Melissa Brouwers Dr. Charmaine Lok

Dr. Hertzel Gerstein

HERTZEL GERSTEIN TALKS ABOUT MEDICAL PRACTICES THAT HAVE BEEN REVERSED AS A RESULT OF NEW EVIDENCE.

The New Scientist interviewed Hertzel Gersteinfor a feature on medical practices that have been reversed as a result of new evidence.

“Diseases aren't static – they can and do change over time,” says Gerstein. “Diabetes today is not the same as it was 50 years ago.” The number of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes has more than doubled in the past two decades, and the age of onset has dropped. He says today's type 2 diabetes is more likely to come with additional health issues like cancer, kidney problems and heart disease, compared with 50 years ago. “We call it by the same name but it behaves differently,” says Gerstein.

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Dr. Tetsuya Isayama

TETSUYA ISAYAMA RESEARCH FINDS BEST STRATEGY TO PREVENT CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE IN PRETERM INFANTS

The Hamilton Spectator interviewed Tetsuya Isayama about his research that identified the best way to ventilate preemies. 

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Dr. Mark Loeb

MARK LOEB STUDY SHOWS FLU NASAL SPRAY PROVIDES SIMILAR PROTECTION AGAINST INFLUENZA AS FLU SHOT

Dr. Mark Loeb says his team’s findings challenge the ACIP’s recommendations towards flu shots, or inactivated vaccines. “Our study is the first blinded randomized controlled trial to compare the direct and indirect effect of the live vaccine versus the inactivated vaccine,More ►


Dr. PJ Devereaux

PJ DEVEREAUX LEDS PLAN TO PUSH BACK AGAINST JOURNALS’ DEMANDS THAT MEDICAL DATA BE SHARED

The Chronicle of Higher Education reported on a global movement of medical researchers that started at McMaster under the leadership of P.J. Deveraux (Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics) who co-authored a piece in the New England Journal of Medicine, opposing a call by the editors of leading medical journals to share data immediately following publication. The commentary was co-written by Gordon Guyatt, Hertzel Gerstein, Stuart Connolly and Salim Yusuf (all of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine). More ►


Dr. Anne McKibbon

ANNE MCKIBBON CO-LEADS SEVEN-DAY COURSE IN EHEALTH IN NIGERIA

Anne McKibbon co-developed the content and ensured that all topics discussed were well-researched and relevant. The program was designed to be taught through a combination of traditional and digital lectures, with Dr. McKibbon on site in Nigeria to interact with participants. This course was organized In partnership with the DeGroote School of Business’ Executive Education. More ►


Dr. Steven Hoffman

STEVEN HOFFMAN APPOINTED SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR OF CIHR INSTITUTE OF POPULATION AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Hoffman, who is also an adjunct faculty member with the McMaster Health Forum, will work with the Canadian population and public health research community and stakeholders to identify research priorities, develop research funding opportunities, and build partnerships. More ►


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. 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 ►


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 LevineDr. 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 ►


 At the opening of McMaster’s ICES facility were: Steve Collins, associate dean, research for the Faculty of Health Sciences; Hsien Seow, incoming site director for the facility; John Cairney, inaugural but outgoing site director; Michael Schull, president and CEO of ICES

MAC RESEARCH FACILITY PROVIDES SECURE ACCESS TO ONTARIO’S HEALTH DATA

Hsien Seow, incoming site director for the facility; John Cairney, 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 ► | THE SPEC| CHCH| CHML


Dr. Salim Yusuf

DR. LEHANA THABANE RETURNS TO AFRICA TO SHARE HIS EXPERTISE

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 ►


Dr. Salim Yusuf

DR. SALIM YUSUF AWARDED UNIVERSITY'S HIGHEST HONOUR

Congratulations to Dr. Salim Yusuf who will be named a Distinguished University Professor at the June 14th, 2016convocation. 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

DR. ANDREW MENTE'S GLOBAL STUDY FINDS LOW SALT DIETS NOT BENEFICIAL

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 ►


Dr. Sonia Anand

SONIA ANAND, JOINT FACULTY MEMBER IN CE&B, NAMED UNIVERSITY SCHOLAR.

Dr. Sonia Anand has been named one of this year’s University Scholars, which is a recognition of McMaster’s faculty in mid-career who have already distinguished themselves as international scholars. More ►


Dr. Mark Loeb

DR. MARK LOEB TALKS TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL ABOUT THE FIRST CANADIAN CASE OF THE ZIKA VIRUS

The Globe and Mail spoke to infectious disease specialist Mark Loeb (Infectious Disease Research Institute) about new guidelines issued by Canada's public health agency after the first  case of  sexually transmitted Zika was confirmed in Canada. Loeb, says the advice could change depending on the information that emerges as more research is conducted. More ►


CEB Research Day

CE&B SHOWCASES THEIR RESEARCH TALENTS FOR THE 13tH ANNUAL CE&B RESEARCH DAY

Shoghag Khoudigian, PhD. Student, Health Research Methodology | Hamilton | April 27, 2016

CE&B Faculty and students come together to showcase their research and debate on trending methodological issues. More ►


Dr. Gordon Guyatt

DR. GORDON GUYATT INDUCTED INTO THE CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME

Dr. Gordon Guyatt is among six Canadians who were inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame April 14 for his ground breaking contributions in the measurement of health-related quality of life and led the initial development of the concept of EBM. More ►


Dr. Salim Yusuf Dr. Janice Pogue

RESEARCHERS FIND “SIMPLE” METHODS TO PREVENT HEART ATTACKS AND STROKE WORLDWIDE

Salim Yusuf, Joint faculty member in CE&B, and Janice Pogue, full-time faculty member in CE&B (deceased) are primary authors of the three NEJM articles. More ►


Dr. Paul Moayyedi

DR. PAUL MOAYYEDI RESEARCH CAPTURES A $12.5M GRANT

McMaster University is receiving two of five large federal grants for pioneering developments in patient-oriented health care, Canada's Minister of Health announced today. The grants, worth $12.5 million each, are from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) under Canada's Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR).Associate CE&B faculty member Dr. Paul Moayyed leads the IMAGINE-SPOR Chronic Disease Network. More ►


Dr. Eileen Hutton

EILEEN HUTTON TO RECEIVE AN HONORARY DOCTORATE FROM QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

Eileen Hutton is currently the Assistant Dean in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of Midwifery at McMaster University. She was the first midwife member of the Council of the Society of Obstetrician and Gynecologist of Canada. She is the first midwife ever to hold a professorship in the Netherlands. The Association of Ontario Midwives recently awarded her the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her role in education, research and contribution to the profession. More ►


Dr. Ellen Amster

ELLEN AMSTER TALKS ABOUT ISLAMOPHOBIA IN A MCMASTER PANEL DISCUSSION

"When talking about Islamophobia, the enemy isn't hatred, it's fear," said Dr. Ellen Amster, explaining that the tensions many North Americans feel with their Muslim neighbours often have to do with a lack of understanding of the mainstream Muslim community.More ►


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MCMASTER HEALTH FORUM LAUNCHES REVAMPED HEALTH SYSTEMS EVIDENCE

Health Systems Evidence (HSE) has recently improved its ability to provide health policymakers and stakeholders with better access to research evidence. The site now features device friendly display, a more powerful search that includes a guided search function, ability to save preferred searches, and save retrieved documents and exports results.

>> Read more about the improvements
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Dr. PJ Devereaux

INNOVATIONS IN WIRELESS PATIENT MONITORING AND CARE ATTRACT FEDERAL SUPPORT

P.J. Devereaux, (co-principal investigator), recieved $12.3 million to advance a remote monitoring and care system, called SMArTVIEW, for post-operative patients. .More ►


CEB Faculty researchers

CEB FACULTY AMONG THE MOST CITED AND INFLUENTIAL SCIENTISTS IN THE WORLD!

CE&B Full-time professors Jan Brozek, Gordon Guyatt, Janice Pogue (deceased), and Holger Schünemann among the most cited and influential scientists in the world! More ►

Dr. John Cairney

JOHN CAIRNEY, IMMACULATE: A HISTORY OF PERFECT INNINGS IN BASEBALL

CBC Hamilton covers the release of Dr. John Cairney new about the history of perfect innings in baseball. More ►

Faculty members David Meyre, Deb Cook Hsein Seow

FACULTY PROFS RECOGNIZED BY THE CANADA RESEARCH CHAIRS PROGRAM

David Meyre renewed to CRC Tier 2 (Full-time professor)
Deborah Cook renewed to CRC Tier 1 (Joint professor)
Hsein Seow new appointment to CRC Tier 2 (Associate Professor) More ►

Dr. John Lavis

LAVIS TAKES NATIONAL PRIZE FOR HEALTH POLICY IMPACT

John Lavis, director of the McMaster Health Forum, is the co-winner of an award from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) for his career-long efforts to ensure high-quality research is used in decisions about health systems. More ►

Dr. David Meyre

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS FOR 2016: FIGHT YOUR OBESITY GENES WITH EXERCISE

In a paper published today by the journal Scientific Reports, Dr. David Meyre and his team have shown that a physically active lifestyle can substantially decrease the genetic effect of the major obesity gene FTO on body weight in a multiethnic population. More ►