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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Researchers find new link between neurodegenerative diseases and abnormal immune responses

Matthew MillerResearchers from McMaster University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York have discovered that a protein associated with neurodegenerative diseases like ALS also plays an important role in the body’s natural antiviral response.

Matthew Miller, an investigator at the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research, is the lead author of the study, published today in Nature Immunology. It offers new insight into the link between neurodegenerative disorders and inflammation, and provides a framework to explore more fully the possibility that viral infection may lead to onset of these diseases.

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McMaster grad first to win national award named for alumnus

Karen HillDr. Karen Hill has received the inaugural Royal College Dr. Thomas Dignan Indigenous Health Award for her dedication to bridging the gap between indigenous health values and the practice of western medicine.

The Mohawk Nation physician graduated from the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine in 2003, and she has been the faculty lead in Aboriginal Peoples health for the Department of Family Medicine since 2007. She is also a family physician at Juddah’s Place, a clinic she co-founded in 2013 in Ohsweken, Ont., on the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation reserve. It has a model of collaborative care that incorporates traditional Indigenous healing alongside primary care.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada created the Royal College Dr. Thomas Dignan Indigenous Health Award last year in honour of the McMaster alumnus. The award is for Canadian physicians, residents and medical students committed to Canadian indigenous rights and the pursuit of justice for Canada’s indigenous people.

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