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Welcome to Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Dr. Holger Schünemann
Dr. Holger Schünemann,
Department Chair

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.

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HEI Headlines

Dr. Julia AbelsonDr. John Lavis

DR. JULIA ABELSON AWARDED THE 2017 EGON JONSSON AWARD

Dr. Julia Abelson has been awarded the 2017 Egon Jonsson Award in recognition of excellence in contributions made to the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. The award also recognized co-authors John Lavis.

I’m pleased to receive this award which highlights the HTA field’s recognition of the role played by evidence-informed frameworks in advancing methods for public and patient involvement. This paper was the product of a close collaboration between McMaster and Health Quality Ontario which, along with contributions at key stages from local, national and international stakeholders, will help to facilitate its uptake in a variety of health system settings.-Dr. Julia Abelson

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Dr. Mark Crowther

DR. MARK CROWTHER APPOINTED CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE

Dr. Mark Crowther has been appointed to chair of the Department of Medicine for the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University, effective July 1, 2017. The five-year appointment has been approved by the University’s Senate and Board of Governors. More ►

Dr. Hertzel Gerstein and Dr. Mark Levine

HERTZEL GERSTEIN AND MARK LEVINE HONOURED AT NEGEV DINNER

Dr. Hertzel Gerstein and Dr. Mark Levine will be honoured at the Jewish National Fund of Hamilton Negev Dinner on June 25 at Liuna Station. The marquee event brings hundreds of community-builders together. More ►

Dr. Alfonso Iorio

DR. ALFONSO IORIO LEADS INTERNATIONAL STUDY ON GENE THERAPIES IN HEMOPHILIA

Dr. Alfonso Iorio is co-principal investigator on an international team to set how gene therapies in hemophilia should be measured for effectiveness. More ►

Dr. Deborah Cook

DEBORAH COOK RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED LECTURER AWARD

An award recognizing an individual's outstanding contribution to the advancement of critical care sciences in Canada is being given to Dr. Deborah Cook. More ►

link to Holger award video
Dr. Mark Levine

MARK LEVINE INDUCTED AS A MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF CANADA.

Mark Levine is inducted as a member of the Order of Canada by the Governor General of Canada David Johnston in an investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. More ►

 


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 ►

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. more ►


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

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. more ►


HEI Events


SEP
7

THU

HEI 50th Anniversary Celebration

10a.m. - 5p.m. David Braley Health Sciences Centre Auditorium


SEP
20

WED

HEI Rounds


OCT
18

WED

HEI Rounds

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  • Conducts world-leading research into the nature, prevention and management of health care problems
  • Conceives, designs, organizes and implements ground-breaking clinical trials
  • Bridges the health and social sciences to better understand and apply health services management, health policy and health economics
  • Influences how health-care decisions are made through research and service in health informatics and knowledge transfer, and
  • Promotes the principles and practice of evidence-based medicine through knowledge-translation research and educational offerings.
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