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McMaster papers vie for Lancet’s top spot

Published: January 25, 2011
Salim Yusuf
Dr. Salim Yusuf, professor of medicine and director of McMaster’s Population Health Research Institute
Stuart Connolly
Dr. Stuart Connolly, professor of medicine and director of the Divison of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
Mark Loeb
Dr. Mark Loeb, professor of medicine and director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine

Four papers published by researchers at McMaster University are among six candidates vying for The Lancet’s 2010 paper of the year award.

  • The role of dabigatran, a reversible direct thrombin inhibitor given orally in people with atrial fibrillation, is discussed in three reports from the RE-LY Study group, its steering committee and investigators, including Dr. Salim Yusuf, Director of McMaster’s Population Health Research Institute, and Dr. Stuart Connolly, Director of Cardiology, Department of Medicine.
  • The fourth McMaster nomination is research by Dr. Mark Loeb, professor of medicine and division director of infectious diseases in the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine. His study of Alberta’s Hutterite community investigated the benefits of vaccinating against influenza for children and adolescents in rural areas.

The McMaster entries are competing against two papers on the extension of HIV control to pre-exposure prophylaxis with an oral preparation in men and a vaginal gel in women.

The paper that is nominated is expected to influence research and care in the future.

Votes can be cast online until January 31. The winning team will be announced in February.

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