McMaster University

McMaster University

Faculty of
Health Sciences

Faculty of Health Sciences

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Welcome

McMaster University's Faculty of Health Sciences trains physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, health care researchers, physician assistants and midwives to work together in teams, providing the finest patient care.

Our programs cover the spectrum of health care, including the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Rehabilitation Science, Midwifery, a Bachelor of Health Sciences program and Canada's first physician assistants' program.

We are known for innovating small group, problem-based education, with a focus on self-directed, life-long learning, as well as the development of evidence-based medicine.

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Physician assistant students begin a tradition

Eileen Hutton is professor emeritus of obstetrics and gynecology at McMaster University and founding director of the McMaster Midwifery Research Centre.

Kira Slivitzky was a molecular biologist and researcher who found she always enjoyed talking to people rather than mice. Raymond Khanano, with a master's in public health, sought a clinical career with flexibility. Nicole Veloce, with a life sciences degree, was attracted to being part of the health care team.

They are three of 25 new physician assistant (PA) students who were welcomed into the profession at McMaster's first stethoscope ceremony Sept. 13.

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McMaster one of the world's Top 75 universities

Eileen Hutton is professor emeritus of obstetrics and gynecology at McMaster University and founding director of the McMaster Midwifery Research Centre.

For the first time, McMaster is now ranked among the top 75 universities in the world.

The university is ranked 72 in the internationally respected 2020 Times Higher Education rankings released today in Switzerland, advancing five spots over last year and one of only four Canadian universities in the world's top 75.

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McMaster researchers find new way to find antibiotics in dirt

Eileen Hutton is professor emeritus of obstetrics and gynecology at McMaster University and founding director of the McMaster Midwifery Research Centre.

Researchers at McMaster University have designed a new way to rapidly identify antibiotics hidden in common dirt.

Their method, published today in Nature Biotechnology, may help guide drug discovery by allowing researchers to reassess the potential of bacteria that have already been mined for rare or new compounds with antibiotic activity. The goal is to develop the medicines in response to the current global antimicrobial resistance crisis.

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In the Media

Pot use a safety risk in some jobs

  • James Mackillop (Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research) spoke to the Toronto Star about a McMaster study that shows cannabis use affects reaction times.

Stunning disparities in Hamilton's opioid crisis

  • Neil Johnston (Medicine), Bill Krizmanich (Family Medicine) and Tim O'Shea (Medicine) spoke to the Hamilton Spectator about data from the Code Red Series that shows disparities between the poorer and richer parts of the city when it comes to the effects of the opioid crisis.

The 100% Certainty Project

  • Alan Taniguchi (Family Medicine) spoke to CHCH TV about a community program using books to help people engage in discussions about end of life care.

Younger Canadians are more likely to try cannabis

  • Jason Busse (Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research) spoke to several media organizations about results of the Statistics Canada 2018 National Cannabis Survey, including CBC The National, CBC Hamilton and CHML radio.

Extracting EHR data to view the patient journey

  • AI in Healthcare wrote about research by Mark Levine (Oncology) that has shown that AI-based technology can reveal real-world experiences and outcomes of patients with stage III breast cancer.

Opioids are not the solution to all post-surgical pain

  • The Toronto Star published an opinion piece by Duncan Rozario (Surgery) noting that surgeons need to assess individual responsibilities in prescribing opioids for pain after many surgical procedures.

Calls urging feds to fast-track cannabis research growing

  • Michael Verbora (Family Medicine) spoke to CTV and BNN Bloomberg about the governments over-regulation of cannabis research.

Does cannabis reduce pharmaceutical use?

  • Ira Price (Family Medicine) spoke to the Vancouver Province about what role cannabis might play in mitigating polypharmacy.

Risk of death not in operating room but after

  • There was further pick up this week of an international study led by P.J. Devereaux (Medicine and Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact) showing that few who have non-cardiac surgery die in the operating room but during recovery in hospital or home. MENAFN, IndiaPost, Japan Today, Jordon Times and Zoomer radio.
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