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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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The Master of Public Health Program was officially launched Sept. 10 at a reception in the Faculty of Health Sciences Library. More ►

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The Telegraph (UK), The National Post, 680 News and 660 News reported on research led by PJ Devereux

Research led by PJ Devereux shows that statins – typically used for lowering cholesterol – reduce the risk of death post-surgery. More ►

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Jason Busse's study published by BMJ Open

An analysis by Jason Busse has found that workers disabled by low back pain and receiving disability benefits are more likely to stay on claim if they are treated with opioids. More ►

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West Nile virus: Q and A with McMaster’s Mark Loeb

Dr. Mark Loeb offers some valuable advice on how to stay protected from this end-of-summer scourge. More ►

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Russell de Souza is lead author on BMJ article showing no increased risk from saturated fats

de Souza's study has found that that trans fats are associated with greater risk of death and coronary heart disease, but saturated fats are not associated with an increased risk of death, heart disease, stroke, or Type 2 diabetes. More ►

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Gordon Guyatt study finds steroid therapy benefits patients with pneumonia

Gordon Guyatt is senior investigator on study demonstrating the benefits of corticosteroid therapy for one of the most common serious medical conditions. More ►

CE&B health researchers will receive a total of $37.2M from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research to further their high-impact research. more ► Dr. Maureen Dobbins receives $5.3M from Public Health for National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools. more ►

Deborah Cook initaties Three Wishes Project to bring peace to the final days of critically ill patients and to ease the grieving process.
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Paul Moayyedi research study may help to reduce the risk of gastric cancer.
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  • 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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