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Brian Haynes elected to institute

Published: October 26, 2009
Brian Haynes
Dr. Brian Haynes, professor of clinical epidemiology and medicine and chief of the Health Information Research Unit

For his important contributions to medicine, Dr. Brian Haynes has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a prestigious branch of the National Academy of Sciences.

Haynes is one of the founders and original innovators of evidence-based medicine. He is professor of clinical epidemiology and medicine and chief of the Health Information Research Unit, department of clinical epidemiology and biostatistics, of McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.

Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honours in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

Haynes is one of five newly elected foreign associates and 65 newly elected members to the IOM.

"Each of these new members stands out as a professional whose research, knowledge, and skills have significantly advanced health and medicine and who has served as a model for others," said IOM President Harvey V. Fineberg at the institute’s annual meeting in Washington.

Haynes' current research interests are primarily in knowledge translation research and medical informatics, focused on ways to improve medical care through improving the dissemination and application of validated medical care knowledge. Of particular interest are his studies on the nature of information problems that afflict practitioners, patients, the public and policy makers, and trials of potential solutions from information technology.

His clinical interests are in diabetes care, cardiovascular risk management and computerized clinical decision support.

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