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McMaster hosts international session on nursing

More than 30 nurses and health professionals from across Latin and Central America are at McMaster University today for a two-day session on advanced practice nursing.

The summit, being hosted for the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), aims to share how the role in Canada and the U.S. of the advanced practice nurse, such as nurse practitioners, relates to universal access to health and health coverage.

Although advanced practice nursing is well-recognized in Canada and the U.S., post-graduate trained nursing is not a role in health care in Central and South American countries.

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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 McMaster building named for David Braley

David Braley

McMaster University's new building in downtown Hamilton has been named the David Braley Health Sciences Centre, in tribute to the city's well-known businessman.

McMaster president Patrick Deane made the announcement today, saying the six-storey building on Main Street at Bay Street is a landmark to Braley's vision of an investment in the future health of Hamiltonians, Ontarians and Canadians and support for the city's downtown revitalization.

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Movember funds McMaster research on prostate cancer treatments

Jehonathan Pinthus

McMaster researcher Jehonathan Pinthus and his team will receive up to $3.5 million over five years to address the potential link between androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) — an important and common treatment for prostate cancer — and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

The Movember Foundation and Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) announced the funding today. The grant competition focused on minimizing burdens associated with prostate cancer treatment.

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Canada Research Chairs for two FHS researchers

Gerry Wright John Lavis

Two professors of the Faculty of Health Sciences have been awarded senior Canada Research Chairs (CRC) for their research on better health systems and on infectious disease.

John Lavis, a professor in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, was awarded a Tier 1 CRC in Evidence-Informed Health Systems. Gerry Wright, director of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research and a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, had his Tier 1 CRC in Molecular Studies of Antibiotics renewed.

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