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McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Newsmagazine — Volume 6, Issue 1, Spring 2012

Royal Society of Canada fellows

Two McMaster University professors working in health sciences have received the country's highest honour for a scholar in the arts, humanities or sciences.

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Gerry Wright

Gerry Wright, PhD

Gerry Wright, a professor of biochemistry and biomedical sciences and scientific director of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute of Infectious Disease Research (IIDR) has been elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Founded in 1882, it is the country's oldest and most prestigious scholarly organization. Wright is recognized for understanding the origins, evolution and molecular mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

Gordon Guyatt

Gordon Guyatt, MD

Gordon Guyatt, Distinguished University Professor in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics and medicine, has been named an officer of the Order of Canada and elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Both honours recognize Guyatt's contributions to the advancement of evidence-based medicine and its teachings — an approach which uses critical appraisal and applies the best available evidence from science to decisions on patient care.