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Welcome to Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Dr. Holger Schünemann
Dr. Holger Schünemann,
Department Chair

The Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CE&B) is now the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI). Recognizing that the CE&B name captured only some of the depth and breadth of disciplines and expertise now in the department, we formally changed its name effective January 1, 2017.

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HEI Headlines

link to Holger award video
Dr. Mark Levine

MARK LEVINE INDUCTED AS A MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF CANADA.

Mark Levine is inducted as a member of the Order of Canada by the Governor General of Canada David Johnston in an investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. More ►

Dr. Holger Schünemann

HOLGER SCHÜNEMANN BECOMES INTERNATIONAL DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS.

Holger Schünemann, Chair of the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact, is becoming an International Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Buffalo. More ►

Dr. Jason Busse

JASON BUSSEE INTERVIEWED ABOUT THE NEW CANADIAN GUIDELINES FOR OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS

Jason Busse was interviewed about the new Canadian guidelines for the prescribing of opioids to treat chronic non-cancer pain. The guideline's recommendations were developed by an international team of clinicians, researchers and patients. The thorough coverage included radio stations, website and The Globe and MailGlobal NewsCTV News,  Toronto StarThe Spectator,CP24The Canadian PressCBCCHCH.

Dr. Deb Cook

REED SIEMIENIUK CHAIRS INTERNATIONAL PANEL THAT IS AGAINST ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY

STAT News and NPR radioHealthDayCBS, reported on the conclusion of an international panel chaired by Reed Siemieniuk that strongly recommends against arthroscopic surgery in a new guideline published by the British Medical Association Journal.

Dr. Deb Cook

DEBORAH COOK LEADING THE NEXT WAVE IN CRITICAL CARE RESEARCH

Deborah Cook was selected for the prestigious Killam Research Fellowship in the 50th annual competition administered by the Canada Council for the Arts. More ►

 


CBC News interviewed Deborah Cook and Meredith Vanstone about a project to help families of end-of-life patients collect word clouds that serve as part of the end-of-life and grieving process, as part of a broader Three Wishes project. Yahoo News also picked up the story.  more ►

Dr. Murray Enkin, a McMaster University professor emeritus who retired almost 30 years ago, returned to campus recently for the last of the annual Enkin Lectureships hosted by the departments of obstetrics and gynecology; health research methods, evidence and impact and the midwifery education program. more ►


Zena Samaan is the Senior Researcher on a study that has found that women in methadone treatment who use cannabis are 82 per cent more likely to continue using opioids. This means that women who use cannabis are at high risk of failing methadone treatment. more ►

Dr. P.J. Devereaux, PI for the VISION study which has determined that a simple blood test can predict and possibly prevent many of the deaths that occur after surgery. The results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). more ►


HEI Events


MAY
17

WED

HEI Rounds


MAY
25
THU

A Conversation with Abraham Verghese

9:00 -10:30 a.m.
MDCL 2232


JUN
21

WED

HEI Rounds

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