The Chanchlani Global Health Research Award was created by the Chanchlani Family and McMaster University in 2012 to recognize a leading scholar in the area of Global Health. The Scholar will be selected based on his or scholarly contributions to Global Health. Each year a discipline within Global Health (i.e. Determinants of Health, Policy Development, Innovative Solutions) will be chosen, and an internal review committee at McMaster will review leading candidates.
The successful applicant will receive a monetary prize of $5,000 CDN, and travel and accommodations will be covered to enable the scientist to visit Hamilton, Ontario, Canada for a minimum of three days to receive the award. During that time, he or she will present a state-of-the-art lecture to researchers, and present a lecture of more general interest to the McMaster University community on a Global Health topic of broader scope. Opportunities for informal scientific exchanges between the scientist/scholar and faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate medical students will be emphasized during the visit.
We are pleased to announce that the 2018 recipient of the Chanchlani Global Health Research Award is Dr Dariush Mozaffarian. He will deliver a lecture and receive this award February 12, 2018 at McMaster University.
Dr. Mozaffarian is Jean Mayer Professior of Nutrition and Medicine, and Dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. He has authored more than 300 publications on dietary priorities, evidence-based systems, and policies to effectively reduce the burdens of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. He has advised multiple governing and health bodies, including the US and Canadian governments, United Nations, American Heart Association, and World Health Organization.
In his lecture, Dr. Mozaffarian will explore the global obesity pandemic and the ways in which diet quality influences risk pathways and conditions that produce larger health burdens than those related to obesity alone. His presentation will focus on the critical role of optimal nutrition in tackling this global health priority, and why improving overall diet quality should be the primary target of dietary policies.
He will discuss specifically the growing epidemic and global burden of cardiometabolic diseases, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease, which are a leading cause of death in low and middle-income countries.
Monday February 12, 2018
5:00 to 6:30 pm
MDCL 3020 (3rd floor Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery, McMaster University)
All are welcome
Please RSVP by January 27 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Mozaffarian will also be giving two lectures at the Population Health Research Institute on Tuesday, February 13 in the Main Auditorium.
Tuesday, February 13
8:00 to 9:00 am
Special Rounds Lecture
Tuesday, February 13
12:00 to 1:00 pm
Dr. John Ioannidis came and spoke to a packed room on February 6. His lecture, Improving Research Practices: A Global Challenge was about some of the pitfalls in the current structure of the scientific community today. He addressed issues including the requirement from funding sources to have a "deliverable", and the lack of incentive (in fact, quite the opposite) for failure and openness and transparency in how a study was conducted. He discussed possible remedies, and what it would take (minimally) for these remedies to take effect. He was also clear that more work would be needed to test and see what remedy may actually be beneficial, rather than doing more harm to our scientific progress.
To see the Award & Lecture for yourself, watch the video below (the slides are here):
We also had the opportunity to have a Question & Answer session prior to the lecture. Please watch the session below:
Fourth Annual Chanchlani Global Health Research Award Recipient:
Third Annual Chanchlani Global Health Research Award Recipient:
Professor Dr. Ab Osterhaus
Head of the Department of Virology of the Erasmus MC Rotterdam
Date: Wednesday February 25, 2015
Award lecture title: "From Zoonosis to pandemic in a changing world"
Second Annual Chanchlani Global Health Research Award Recipient:
Dr. Hans Rosling, PhD, MD Professor of International Health, Karolinska Institute, Co-founder & Chairman, Gapminder Foundation
Date: February 24, 2014
First Annual Chanchlani Global Health Research Award Recipients:
Dr. Madhukar Pai, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology, McGill University
"The freakonomics of TB control in India"
Dr. Nikika Pant Pai, MD, MPH, PhD
Associate PRofessor of Medicine, McGill University
"Point-of-care tests for HIV: innovation, synergy and impact"
Date: November 27, 2012