Canada's centre for
evidence-based medicine & clinical epidemiology.
Dr. Alan Bernstein, Inaugural President
of the CIHR
Welcome to Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Dr. Holger Schünemann,
The Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CE&B) is now the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI). Recognizing that the CE&B name captured only some of the depth and breadth of disciplines and expertise now in the department, we formally changed its name effective January 1, 2017.
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 is the lead investigator on a study that found a gene that causes sudden dealth in young people
JASON BUSSE CHALLENGES RESEARCH ON GREEN TEAS EFFECT ON WEIGHT LOSS
The CBC’s Marketplace spoke to Jason Busseabout 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 ►
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 ►
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. | January 2017more ►
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 | January 2017more ►
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). | January 2017more ►