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.
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
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.
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.
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.