McMaster University professor Dr. Gordon Guyatt has been announced as the 2013 Canada Health Researcher of the Year
The top national award, in recognition of Guyatt’s instrumental role in changing how doctors practice medicine, is from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) which oversees the federal research grant program in health.
Guyatt will receive the honour at the Canadian Health Research Awards 2013 being hosted this evening by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.
Guyatt graduated from McMaster’s medical school in 1977, and returned as a faculty member in 1983. Among his other honours, he is a Distinguished University Professor of McMaster; a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and an officer of the Order of Canada. He has also won awards for teaching and mentoring. He is an active clinician in general internal medicine for both Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton.
Guyatt has led the way in developing the methodology for randomized trials and systematic reviews, and taken a leading role in more than 20 randomized trials, and published over 70 systematic reviews.
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