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.
DR. JASON BUSSE TALKS WITH MEDIA ABOUT SUPPORT NEEDED TO REDUCE HIGH OPIOID USE
The Globe & Mail, CTV, and several other Canadian media talked withJason Busse for a story about the needs for additional alternative resources if physicians taper patients from high opioid consumption under the Guideline for Opioids for Chronic, Non-Cancer Pain.
SOUNDCLOUD: CHAT WITH DR. PARMINDER RAINA ABOUT THE DECADES LONG STUDY ON AGING
Science for the People talked with Dr. Parminder Raina about the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging an what it's like to be at the beginning of a cohort study that could run for decades.More ►
DR. GORDON GUYATT INTERVIEWED BY MEDPAGETODAY
MedPageToday spoke to Dr. Gordon Guyatt about medicine across the border…how Canada and the U.S. wound up with different approaches to healthcare.More ►
REED SIEMIENIUK’S RESEARCH SHOWS THERE IS LITTLE EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT ARTHROSCOPIC KNEE SURGERIES
US News and World Report extended earlier reporting on research led by Reed Siemieniuk showing there is little evidence to support arthroscopic knee surgeries that continue to be performed in huge numbers.More ►
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
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 ►
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 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 ►
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 ►
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. | May 2017more ►