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Conferences/Events/ Important Dates

October 3, 2016
McMaster Innovation Park
Competency Based Medical Education: Next Steps

December 16, 2016
University Club, Great Hall
Faculty Winter Meeting & Lunch

Funding Opportunities

Department Graduate Student Research Excellence Scholarship
November 1, 2016 (deadline)
Application Form

Hamilton Health Sciences Awards

McMaster's Health Research Services (HRS) biweekly Funding Opportunities Bulletin

What's New?

Ontario Tumor Bank

The tumor bank invites researchers to use tissues/samples collected in OICR's tumor banks, one of which is right here in Hamilton. Visit the Ontario Tumor Bank website for complete information and inventory.

Inventory of Science

The Faculty of Health Sciences is introducing an Inventory of Science (I0S) to assist new and established investigators seeking collaboration or advice on research expertise and methodologies. To assist in obtaining arms length peer-review of scientific content of grants applications. To assist the institution in developing responses to requests from government agencies, the pharmaceutical industry and others regarding expertise within the faculty of health science. Researchers are asked to spend 30 minutes completing the online web form.

Photo Albums (view)

Department Reports

Lab Connections Newsletters

Educational Sessions

Demystifying Medicine Seminar Archives

Professional Development Opportunities

(Program for Faculty Development)

Questions about your role as a teacher?

News Bites

  • Dr. Shannon Bates has been appointed the new HRLMP Discipline Director of Hematology.
  • Dr. Jorge Arredondo and Dr. Joaquin Ortago have been appointed joint Directors of the Electron Microscopy Facility


Tom Hawke is the senior author of two studies recently published in Diabetes and Scientific Reports that link improved muscle health to better outcomes for people with diabetes. Read more here

Cathy Hayward was interviewed by The National Post in her role as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Health Sciences about the array of opportunities in bioscience for a feature in its special report on higher education.

Christine Lee is one of the collaborators in a world-first study on fecal transplants for children. Read more here

Brian Lichty was highlighted in The Ottawa Citizen’s story about how venture capitalists are investing in the promise of research using viruses to fight cancer. Read more here

Guillaume Pare was interviewed in Reuters about a new study comparing a meditation retreat with just relaxing in the same locale, both options improving stress regulation, immune function and other cellular markers in the blood. Read more here

Bruce Wainman has been chosen by students in the 2017/18 classes as the "most inspiring and passionate role model in medicine from McMaster" and, as a result, is the recipient of this year's students' choice award from McMaster Medicine Student Affairs. Bruce will present this year’s Osler Lecture in a "life lessons and anecdotes" format at their tri-class meet-and-greet.

Dr Jack Gauldie, is one of three recipients being inducted into the Faculty of Health Sciences, Community of Distinction on Friday, November 6, 2015

Resident/Fellow Research Day 2015
Congratulations to our Awardees:
Best platform presentations (all specialties):
1st – Jennifer Dmetrichuk
2nd – Ipshita Kak
3rd – David Farnell
Best Poster (Anatomical & General Pathology):
1st – Linda Kocovski
2nd – Jay Maxwell
Best Poster (Laboratory Medicine Programs – Medical Microbiology & Medical Biochemistry):
1st – Fatimah Al-Mutawa
2nd – Lei Jiao
Best Platform/Poster Presentation (all specialties fellowship program):
1st – Andrew Shih
2nd – Sebastien Theriault
Department of Laboratory Medicine Chief’s Award Quality Improvement in Laboratory Medicine Award
Winner – Mary Anne Brett

Judy West-Mays’ lab was awarded an National Institutes of Health (National Eye Institute) grant to study a developmental model of glaucoma in mice.

Judy West-Mays was named  Assistant Dean of Medical Sciences Graduate Program and assumed her new duties on July 1, 2015

Charu Kaushic is leading a group of international researchers that has been awarded a $1.2M CIHR Team Grant to study the mucosal immune response to HIV (more)

John Bienenstock was featured on CTV News speaking on the topic of good bacteria and probiotics (watch here)

Brian Lichty is one of three researchers who have jointly discovered and are now developing the world’s first clinical trial of a novel investigational therapy that uses a combination of two viruses to attack and kill cancer cells and stimulate an anti-cancer immune response (more)

Fiona Smaill has been appointed Acting Associate Vice-President, Academic from July 1 to December 31, 2015

John Fernandes will take over the role of Chief of Laboratory Medicine and Director of the Hamilton Regional Laborary Medicine Program on August 1, 2015

Pathology Resident Awards

Jeremy Daniels (PGY4 Anatomical Pathology resident) received the Dr Donald Rix travel award and Ipshita Kak (PGY3 General Pathology resident) received the Hugh Curry award for best cytopathology presentation at the June annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Pathologists

Gurmit Singh was selected as the recipient of our department's second annual Excellent in Teaching Award

Dawn Bowdish releases video as part of the Research to Reality (R2R) social media campaign to highlight Canadian Research (more)

Cathy Hayward is announced as principal investigator on a grant from the Wallace H Coulter Foundation awarded to the International Society for Laboratory Hematology (more)

Congratulations to the Education Program in Anatomy staff for their President's Outstanding Service Awardin (Team Category)
Sue Dingle, Glen Oomen, Patricia Hartnett, Liz Jensen, Caitlin O'Connell, Andrew Palombella,
Michael Romaniuk

Darren Bridgwater was presented with the Michael G DeGroote School of Medicine (Class of 2015) Ali Shali Award at the Oath Ceremony on graduation day.

Linda Kokovski, one of our General Pathology Residents, is a recipient of the 2015 Hamilton Health Sciences Medical Staff Association Outstanding Resident Award

Debra Yamamura to be named Chair of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Medical Microbiology Examination Committee in September of this year. Debra will also continue as Secretary of the Association of Medical Microbiology of Infectious Diseases Canada Council (the national organization for infectious diseases and medical microbiology physicians).

Cathy Hayward awarded an Outstanding Speaker Award for 2014 by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry for her talk on Platelet Disorders by the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Societies of North America.

Jack Gauldie has been named new Vice Preside

nt, Research Institute at St Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton more

Bruce Wainman has been selected as one of the
recipients to receive the 2015 Canadian Conference on Medical Education Certificate of Merit ... more

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