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McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Newsmagazine — Volume 5, Issue 2, Fall 2011

Riaz Sayani-Mulji (right), a fourth-year Bachelor of Health Sciences (B.H.Sc.) student, speaks with Brian Johnson, 20, at Good Shepherd's Notre Dame House, a 24-hour emergency shelter for homeless and street-involved youth in Hamilton.

Turning health research into headlines

In the middle of July, page one of the New York Times featured McMaster University’s development of a "speed dating" interview process for selection of students for the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.

The same week Faculty of Health Sciences professors were interviewed for CBC TV’s The National on the impact of heat waves on children, a Globe & Mail article regarding older drivers, a CTV Canada AM interview on autism, by ABC news on the importance of eating less salt, and in television, radio and newspapers across North America for research showing stem cells know their preferred destiny.

Message from the Dean
and Vice-President

McMaster’s Faculty of Health Sciences is built on a remarkable cadre of students, staff, faculty, alumni and supporters. Each member of our community has a different perspective and, consequently, a different contribution.

John G. Kelton, MD

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Riaz Sayani-Mulji Health sciences students engage the city

Engaging the City, a course offered by the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) program (B.H.Sc.), begins with third- and fourth-year students from across all Faculties taking a "learning trip" around Hamilton to understand issues facing some of the city's 505,000 residents.

Sonia Anand$1M gift creates Chanchlani Research Centre

Two important factors that influence human health are the environment and family history, especially for conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. But how these factors come into play is still a mystery.

Arlene KingPhysician to a province: The doctor on call for
13 million Ontarians

It was a press conference ambushed by a pandemic. There she was, Ontario's new chief medical officer of health being introduced at Queen's Park in April 2009.