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Dr. Alan Bernstein, Inaugural President
of the CIHR
Welcome to Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Dr. Holger Schünemann
Dr. Holger Schünemann,
Department Chair

From its founding in 1968 with David L Sackett as its first Department Chair, CE&B has grown, diversified, and established an international reputation through the rigour and impact of its research and education programs. While famed for its roots in evidence-based medicine and clinical trials, the department’s strengths now add up to much more than the CE&B name suggests. Continued ►

   



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for our workshops on ‘Finding and Using Research Evidence to Inform Decision-making in Health Systems and Organizations’


Want to be at the leading edge of the fast paced field of how to bring the best evidence to bear on pressing policy issues in support of health-system strengthening? Don’t miss your chance to attend one of the McMaster Health Forum’s Health Systems Learning fall workshops:

> One-day workshop - September 15, 2016.
> Five-day workshop - October 17 -21, 2016.


CEB Headlines

Dr. Mark Loeb

MARK LOEB STUDY SHOWS FLU NASAL SPRAY PROVIDES SIMILAR PROTECTION AGAINST INFLUENZA AS FLU SHOT

Dr. Mark Loeb says his team’s findings challenge the ACIP’s recommendations towards flu shots, or inactivated vaccines. “Our study is the first blinded randomized controlled trial to compare the direct and indirect effect of the live vaccine versus the inactivated vaccine,More ►

Dr. PJ Devereaux

PJ DEVEREAUX LEDS PLAN TO PUSH BACK AGAINST JOURNALS’ DEMANDS THAT MEDICAL DATA BE SHARED

The Chronicle of Higher Education reported on a global movement of medical researchers that started at McMaster under the leadership of P.J. Deveraux (Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics) who co-authored a piece in the New England Journal of Medicine, opposing a call by the editors of leading medical journals to share data immediately following publication. The commentary was co-written by Gordon Guyatt, Hertzel Gerstein, Stuart Connolly and Salim Yusuf (all of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine). More ►

Dr. Anne McKibbon

ANNE MCKIBBON CO-LEADS SEVEN-DAY COURSE IN EHEALTH IN NIGERIA

Anne McKibbon co-developed the content and ensured that all topics discussed were well-researched and relevant. The program was designed to be taught through a combination of traditional and digital lectures, with Dr. McKibbon on site in Nigeria to interact with participants. This course was organized In partnership with the DeGroote School of Business’ Executive Education. More ►

Dr. Steven Hoffman

STEVEN HOFFMAN APPOINTED SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR OF CIHR INSTITUTE OF POPULATION AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Hoffman, who is also an adjunct faculty member with the McMaster Health Forum, will work with the Canadian population and public health research community and stakeholders to identify research priorities, develop research funding opportunities, and build partnerships. More ►

Dr. Gordon Guyatt

GORDON GUYATT GIVES EXPERT OPINION ON KNEE DAMANGE STUDY

A study on the effectiveness of exercise for middle-aged patients who have knee damage has linked to Gordon Guyatt's expert opinion on the results. Guyatt was quoted in The Times, The Scottish Daily Mail and medical publications such as Science Daily and OnMedica.

Dr. Salim Yusuf

SALIM YUSUF STUDY FINDS RISK FACTORS FOR STROKE HAVE REGIONAL VARIATION

A study led by Salim Yusuf has identified ten risk factors - that can be modified - are responsible for nine of ten strokes worldwide, but the ranking of those factors vary regionally.More ►

Dr. Stephen Walter

STEPHEN WALTER IS ONE OF EIGHT FHS RESEARCHERS TO RECEIVE NSERC DISCOVERY AWARD.

Dr. Stephen Walter is one of eight FHS scientists to receive a collective total of $15.7M from the federal Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).More ►


An analysis led by Jason Busse has found that women who undergo armpit lymph node surgery for breast cancer are much more likely to develop chronic pain. more ►

Children make poor dietary choices shortly after advertisements of unhealthy foods and beverages: Study features PhD student in CE&B and PT faculty member Brad Johnston. more ►


Dr. Stephen Walter is one of eight FHS scientists to receive a collective total of $15.7M from the federal Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). more ►

Dr. Mark Levine and Dr. Harriet MacMillan were appointed today to one of Canada's highest civilian honours, a Member of the Order of Canada, more ►


CEB Events


SEP
15

THU

McMaster Health Forum Workshop
Finding and Using Research Evidence to Inform Decision-making in Health Systems and Organizations


SEP
21

WED

CEB Rounds


OCT
19

WED

McMaster Health Forum Workshop
Finding and Using Research Evidence to Inform Decision-making in Health Systems and Organizations

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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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