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Biochemistry salutes 50 years

McMaster University's Department of Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences will commemorate 50 years of learning and discovery on Oct. 14, 2017.

The department's 50th reunion celebration will include a keynote address by Brian Bloom, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Bloom Burton & Co, as well as a lunch, poster session and guided tours. For more information and to register visit HERE.

 

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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New research chair honours Heather Arthur

Heather ArthurA legacy is being set for Heather Arthur, a McMaster University nurse scientist who pioneered cardiac rehabilitation research in Canada. An endowed research chair is being established in her name.

The Heather M. Arthur Population Health Research Institute/Hamilton Health Sciences Chair in Inter-Professional Health Research in the McMaster School of Nursing will further interdisciplinary health research. The chair goes for approval by the University's senate and board of governors this fall.

The position is a partnership between the Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton Health Sciences and the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI).

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Fox-Robichaud appointed director of medical education

SAlison Fox-Robichaud - director of medical education for McMaster and HH - Photo

Alison Fox-Robichaud, a professor of medicine, was recently named the director of medical education for Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) and McMaster University.

Her responsibilities are to provide the leadership, coordination and operational management for medical education within HHS.

Her priorities include ongoing improvement of undergraduate and postgraduate educational experiences, developing innovative learning programs and fostering research initiatives related to medical education and inter-professional team learning.

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Doves released over campus in remembrance

Susan Birnie - PhotoFor the second year, doves were released across campus as part of the annual Service of Gratitude held recently to honour those who donated their bodies to the Education Program in Anatomy. Family, friends, faculty members and staff of McMaster and Brock Universities and Mohawk College and students of programs ranging from midwifery and nursing to medicine and engineering came together for this special service to remember those who gave so others may learn. Read more information on the bequeathal program at the Education Program in Anatomy here.

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In the Media

  • The Globe & Mail, CTV, and several other Canadian media talked with Jason Busse (Anesthesia) 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.
  • The Globe & Mail quoted Michael DeVillaer (Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences) in an article about how the premiers want more Ottawa help in preparing for legalized cannabis.
  • The Conversation posted an article co-written by Gerry Wright (Institute for Infectious Disease Research) on the opportunity for Canada to lead in the fight of infectious disease.
  • The Whig Standard wrote about the expansion of a community paramedicine program led by Gina Agarwal ( Family Medicine) into the Kingston area.
  • Quanta magazine had a reaction from John Bienenstock (Medicine) in a story about whether microbes could encourage altruism.
  • Niagara This Week featured Jeff Remington (Family medicine) and McMaster physician assistant grad Laura Bettger on the family medicine practice they've established in Port Colborne.
  • RareDR, a rare disease report, ran a story about how McMaster medical student Hrishikesh Suresh and two University of Waterloo engineering students are developing an inexpensive way to diagnose Huntington's disease.
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