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Endowed Chairs and Professorships

Endowed chairs and professorships enable researchers of the highest calibre to pursue critically important areas of study and recruit and nurture the next generation of researchers. With the support of individual and corporate partners, the endowed chairs and professorships listed below serve to attract and retain internationally renowned researchers in a variety of disciplines, ensuring that McMaster's students learn from the very best in the world.

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AbbVie Chair in Education in Rheumatology— Alfred Cividino
Alfred Cividino

AbbVie Chair in Education in Rheumatology

Alfred Cividino

Dr. Cividino's research focuses on establishing and maintaining a world class centre of excellence in rheumatology education and on contributing significantly to the body of scholarship in the area of rheumatology education.

The chair is being supported by AbbVie Corporation.

[Read more about the AbbVie Chair in Education in Rheumatology]

Actavis Chair in Rheumatology for Better Bone Health— Rick Adachi
Rick Adachi

Actavis Chair in Rheumatology for Better Bone Health

Rick Adachi

Dr. Jonathan (Rick) Adachi, Professor in the Department of Medicine, is promoting education and research in osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.

The chair is being supported by the Actavis Specialty Pharmacueticals Co. (Actavis), formerly The Alliance for Better Bone Health, an alliance between Proctor and Gamble Pharmaceuticals Canada, Inc. (P&GPC) and Sanofi-Aventis.

[Read more about the Actavis Chair in Rheumatology for Better Bone Health]

Albert Einstein / Irving Zucker Chair in Neuroscience— Ryan Van Lieshout
Ryan Van Lieshout

Albert Einstein / Irving Zucker Chair in Neuroscience

Ryan Van Lieshout

Dr. Van Lieshout's research will focus on contributing significantly to the body of scholarship in the area of neuroscience, participating in other research and teaching initiatives in the area of neuroscience, and contributing to the creation of new knowledge in this area.

The chair is being supported by a donation from Hamilton businessman and well-known philanthropist Irving Zucker.

[Read more about the Albert Einstein / Irving Zucker Chair in Neuroscience]

Amgen Canada Chair in Nephrology— Richard Austin
Richard Austin

Amgen Canada Chair in Nephrology

Richard Austin

Dr. Austin plans to pursue research into the causes of, and treatments for atherosclerosis: a hardening of the arteries that is often seen in patients living with kidney disease.

The chair is being supported through a $3 million investment made by the Canadian division of AMGEN — a leading human therapeutics company in the biotechnology industry.

[Read more about the Amgen Canada Chair in Nephrology]

Andrew Bruce Douglas Chair in Neurology— John Turnbull
John Turnbull

Andrew Bruce Douglas Chair in Neurology

John Turnbull

A renowned researcher of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) disease, sometimes called Lou Gehrig's disease. Dr. Turnbull has been active in raising the profile and need for support for ALS research and patient issues with governments at provincial and national levels.

The chair is being supported by a donation from Bartek Ingredients Inc. in memory of its founder, Andrew Bruce Douglas.

[Read more about the Andrew Bruce Douglas Chair in Neurology]

ArcelorMittal Dofasco Chair in Experimental Cancer Therapeutics— Paola Muti
Paola Muti

ArcelorMittal Dofasco Chair in Experimental Cancer Therapeutics

Paola Muti

Dr. Muti's research focuses on contributing to the body of scholarship in experimental cancer therapeutics as well as developing, implementing and evaluating curricular innovations in undergraudate (MD) and postgraduate programs.

The chair is being supported by Dofasco (now ArcelorMittal Dofasco), via the Juravinski Cancer Centre Foundation

[Read more about the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Chair in Experimental Cancer Therapeutics]

Arnold L. Johnson Chair in Health Care Ethics— Lisa Schwartz
Lisa Schwartz

Arnold L. Johnson Chair in Health Care Ethics

Lisa Schwartz

Dr. Schwartz, a founding member of the Ontario Cancer Research Ethics Board (OCREB), has been involved in the development of an ethics and moral reasoning stream of professional competencies for the undergraduate medical education program and has created a website on ethics in health care.

The chair is being supported by a donation from Arnold L. Johnson, Professor Emeritus, Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics.

[Read more about the Arnold L. Johnson Chair in Health Care Ethics]

AstraZeneca Chair in Respiratory Epidemiology— Malcolm Sears
Malcolm Sears

AstraZeneca Chair in Respiratory Epidemiology

Malcolm Sears

Dr. Sears, research director of the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, is investigating respiratory diseases, in particular the reasons for the rapid increase in the number of people, especially children, who have asthma.

The chair is being supported by a donation from AstraZeneca, one of the leading global pharmaceutical companies with a product portfolio that spans six major therapeutic areas: gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, oncology, respiratory, neuroscience and infection.

[Read more about the AstraZeneca Chair in Respiratory Epidemiology]

Audrey Campbell Chair in Ulcerative Colitis Research— Paul Moayyedi
Malcolm Sears

Audrey Campbell Chair in Ulcerative Colitis Research

Paul Moayyedi

Dr. Moayyedi's research projects focus on functional and organic disease of the GI tract, systematic reviews, and patient and population based gastroenterology research.

The chair is being supported by a donation from the daughters of Audrey Campbell (Linda Campbell, Gaye Farncombe and Susan Grange) via the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada

[Read more about the Audrey Campbell Chair in Ulcerative Colitis Research]

Beamish Family Chair in Peripheral Vascular Surgery— Jacques Tittley
Jacques Tittley

Beamish Family Chair in Peripheral Vascular Surgery

Jacques Tittley

Dr. Tittley's research projects include medical fitness to drive and travel with aortic aneurismal disease, complex aortic reconstructions with profound hypothermic circulatory arrest, prognostic value of elevated troponin levels in the post operative vascular patient, and a cost analysis of blood salvage techniques in patients undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery.

The chair is being supported by a donation from the Beamish family along with annual support from Mr. Michael G. DeGroote, Canadian businessman and philanthropist.

[Read more about the Beamish Family Chair in Peripheral Vascular Surgery]

Boris Family Chair in Education and Internal Medicine— Akbar Panju
Akbar Panju

Boris Family Chair in Education and Internal Medicine

Akbar Panju

Akbar Panju will lead the academic outpatient practice within the Boris Clinic, a patient-centred clinic that provides efficient and personal care for individuals with multiple medical issues. He will also lead an academic program focusing on developing educational activities in patient-centered clinical methodologies and evaluating their efficacy, focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of multiple medical problems.

The chair is being supported by The Boris family, as part of their $30 million gift to McMaster in 2012.

[Read more about the Boris Family Chair in Education and Internal Medicine]

Buffett Taylor Chair in Breast Cancer Research— Mark Levine
Mark Levine

Buffett Taylor Chair in Breast Cancer Research

Mark Levine

Dr. Levine conducts independent research and clinical trials in breast cancer, evaluates the use of innovative methods to improve communication between physicians and women with breast cancer and research methods to improve the use of clinical practice guidelines in the care of women with breast cancer.

The chair is being supported by donations from Buffett Taylor, a leading employee benefits consultant and Mr. Anthony Fell, CEO RBC Dominion Securities and deputy chair of the Royal Bank of Canada.

[Read more about the Buffett Taylor Chair in Breast Cancer Research]

Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis / Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Chair in Health Equity— G. Emmanuel Guindon
G. Emmanuel Guindon

Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis / Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Chair in Health Equity

G. Emmanuel Guindon

Dr. Guindon's research focuses on the long-standing Canadian and Ontario health system goals of equity in the financing, funding and provision of health services; providing leadership so that access to high quality health services is seen as a societal right and a community responsibility; and ensuring CHEPA maintains its position as the preeminent provider of health economics and health policy analysis.

The chair is being supported by the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA), Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) and McMaster's Faculty of Health Sciences.

[Read more about the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis / Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Chair in Health Equity]

Chair in Infection and Anti-Infective Research— Gerard D. Wright
Gerard D. Wright

Chair in Infection and Anti-Infective Research

Gerard D. Wright

Dr. Wright conducts research on the chemical biology of antibiotic resistance and seeks new solutions to treat infectious disease.

The chair is being supported by a donation from Canadian businessman and philanthropist Michael G. DeGroote.

[Read more about the Chair in Infection and Anti-Infective Research]

Chair in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Innovation— Mehran Anvari
Mehran Anvari

Chair in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Innovation

Mehran Anvari

Dr. Anvari has become renowned for his work in minimally invasive surgery, establishing the world's first telerobotic surgical service between health care institutions. His clinical research has focused on the use of laparoscopic techniques in the treatment of upper and lower gastrointestinal tract disorders.

The chair is being supported by a donation from Johnson & Johnson Medical Products, a division of Johnson and Johnson, Inc.

[Read more about the Chair in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Innovation]

Chair in Stem Cell and Cancer Biology— Mick Bhatia
Mick Bhatia

Chair in Stem Cell and Cancer Biology

Mick Bhatia

Dr. Bhatia's research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms that orchestrate somatic and human stem cell development and on how cancer begins and how treatment may be revolutionized based on this new knowledge.

The chair is being supported by a donation from Canadian businessman and philanthropist Michael G. DeGroote.

[Read more about the Chair in Stem Cell and Cancer Biology]

Chedoke Health Chair in Child Psychiatry— Harriet MacMillan
Harriet MacMillan

Chedoke Health Chair in Child Psychiatry

Harriet MacMillan

Research focuses on the genetics of autism and the he development of children and youth with autism spectrum disorders

The chair is being supported by a donation from the Chedoke Health Corporation, which supports health activities in the Hamilton region.

[Read more about the Chedoke Health Chair in Child Psychiatry]

Cisco Chair in Bioinformatics— Andrew McArthur
Andrew McArthur

Cisco Chair in Bioinformatics

Andrew McArthur

Research focuses on developing bioinformatics solutions for handling "big data" being generated from technologies such as DNA sequencing, large clinical and biological datasets resulting from global, longitudinal population health studies, in the areas of aging, allergy, gastrointestinal and respiratory diseases, infectious diseases and cardia-metabolic diseases.

The professorship is being supported by a donation from Cisco Systems Canada, a leading firm in the design and manufacture of networking equipment.

[Read more about the Cisco Chair in Bioinformatics]

Cisco Professorship in Integrated Health Biosystems— Guillaume Paré
Guillaume Paré

Cisco Professorship in Integrated Health Biosystems

Guillaume Paré

Research focuses on the development of a research program and industry-linked projects to bridge the existing gulf between data-intensive areas of biomedical research and healthcare

The professorship is being supported by a donation from Cisco Systems Canada, a leading firm in the design and manufacture of networking equipment.

[Read more about the Cisco Professorship in Integrated Health Biosystems]

David Braley and Nancy Gordon Chair in Family Medicine— Derelie (Dee) Mangin
Derelie (Dee) Mangin

David Braley and Nancy Gordon Chair in Family Medicine

Derelie (Dee) Mangin

Dr. Mangin's research focuses on contributing significantly to the body of scholarship on family medicine; developing, implementing and evaluating curricular innovations; undertaking quality research dedicated to evaluating the critical role of the family physician; and developing improved models of family medicine and primary care service.

The chair is being supported by a donation from David Braley, president of Hamilton-based Orlick Industries Limited, and his wife Nancy Gordon, a registered nurse who trained and practiced in Hamilton hospitals.

[Read more about the David Braley and Nancy Gordon Chair in Family Medicine]

David Braley and Nancy Gordon Chair in Thromboembolic Disease— Jeffrey Ginsberg
Jeffrey Ginsberg

David Braley and Nancy Gordon Chair in Thromboembolic Disease

Jeffrey Ginsberg

Dr. Ginsberg, the director of the Clinical Thromboembolism Group (CTG), is conducting research into the formation and treatment of blood clots and their effects. Under his leadership, the CTG has led many high impact studies that have influenced the way clotting problems are diagnosed, prevented and treated around the world.

The chair is being supported by a donation from David Braley, president of Hamilton-based Orlick Industries Limited, and his wife Nancy Gordon, a registered nurse who trained and practiced in Hamilton hospitals.

[Read more about the David Braley and Nancy Gordon Chair in Thromboembolic Disease]

David Braley and Nancy Gordon Chair in Urology— Bobby Shayegan
Bobby Shayegan

David Braley and Nancy Gordon Chair in Urology

Bobby Shayegan

The chair focuses on contributing significantly to the body of scholarship in the area of urology, minimally invasive techniques in urologic oncology and treatment of advanced prostate cancer.

The chair is being supported by a donation from David Braley, president of Hamilton-based Orlick Industries Limited, and his wife Nancy Gordon, a registered nurse who trained and practiced in Hamilton hospitals.

[Read more about the David Braley and Nancy Gordon Chair in Urology]

David Braley Chair in Human Stem Cell Research— Karun Singh
Karun Singh

David Braley Chair in Human Stem Cell Research

Karun Singh

Dr. Singh's Research Focuses on contributing significantly to the body of scholarship in the area of human stem cell research and exploring the new and emerging field of human neural stem cell physiology

[Read more about the David Braley Chair in Human Stem Cell Research]

 

David R. (Dan) Offord Chair in Child Studies— Kathy Georgiades
Kathy Georgiades

David R. (Dan) Offord Chair in Child Studies

Kathy Georgiades

Dr. Georgiades's research focuses on inequities in children’s mental health among vulnerable populations and the contextual influences on child health and development.

The chair is being supported by a gift from the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation with matching support from McMaster University in honour of David R. (Dan) Offord, Canada's most renowned child psychiatrist.

[Read more about the David R. (Dan) Offord Chair in Child Studies]

Dorothy C. Hall Chair in Primary Health Care Nursing— Ruta Valaitis
Ruta Valaitis

Dorothy C. Hall Chair in Primary Health Care Nursing

Ruta Valaitis

Dr. Valaitis will focus on education and research that supports community-based primary health care nursing.

The chair is being supported by a donation from Dorothy C. Hall and Henrietta Alderson, one of the founders of the School of Nursing.

[Read more about the Dorothy C. Hall Chair in Primary Health Care Nursing]

Eli Lilly Canada Chair in Osteoporosis— Alexandra Papaioannou
Alexandra Papaioannou

Eli Lilly Canada Chair in Osteoporosis

Alexandra Papaioannou

Dr. Papaioannou is investigating the best strategy for osteoporosis care, particularly for fall and fracture prevention, and to train the next generation of physician scientists to look for a cure.

The chair is being supported by a donation from Eli Lilly Canada, a global research-based pharmaceutical developer and manufacturer along with matching funds from the Division of Rheumatology of the Department of Medicine, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.

[Read more about the Eli Lilly Canada Chair in Osteoporosis]

Eli Lilly Canada / May Cohen Chair in Women's Health— Shannon Bates
Shannon Bates

Eli Lilly Canada / May Cohen Chair in Women's Health

Shannon Bates

Dr. Bates will focus on developing an academic program in women's health, developing an awareness of current activities in women's health that are in place in the broader academic and health network and promoting McMaster as a leader in women's health.

The chair is being supported by a donation from Eli Lilly Canada, a global research-based pharmaceutical developer and manufacturer along with funds from McMaster University and the Population Health Research Institute, directed by Dr. Salim Yusuf

[Read more about the Eli Lilly Canada / May Cohen Chair in Women's Health]

Farncombe Family Chair in Digestive Health Research— Forthcoming
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Farncombe Family Chair in Digestive Health Research

Forthcoming

The chair will focus on understanding the causes of common gastroenterology conditions, particularly inflammatory and other bowel diseases, with particular attention on the role of the intestinal microbial environment.

The chair is being supported by a donation from the Farncombe family, who have also funded the gnotobiotic (or sterile) laboratory and the Farncombe Family Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

[Read more about the Farncombe Family Chair in Digestive Health Research]

Farncombe Family Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease— Forthcoming
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Farncombe Family Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Forthcoming

The chair will focus on contributing significantly to the body of scholarship in the area of inflammatory bowel disease.

The chair is being supported by a donation from the Farncombe family, who have also funded the gnotobiotic (or sterile) laboratory and the Farncombe Family Chair in Digestive Health Research.

[Read more about the Farncombe Family Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease]

Farncombe Family Chair in Microbial Ecology and Bioinformatics — Jennifer Stearns
Jennifer Stearns

Farncombe Family Chair in Microbial Ecology and Bioinformatics

Jennifer Stearns

The chair will focus on establishing and maintaining a world-class program in microbial ecology and bioinformatics which exemplifies the central values of the University and the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute.

The chair is being supported by a donation from the Farncombe family.

[Read more about the Farncombe Family Chair in Microbial Ecology and Bioinformatics ]

Frederick Hargreave/Teva Innovation Chair in Airway Diseases — Parameswaran Nair
Parameswaran Nair

Frederick Hargreave/Teva Innovation Chair in Airway Diseases

Parameswaran Nair

The chair will focus on establishing and maintaining a world-class program in airway diseases research which exemplifies the central values of the University and the Department of Medicine, and contributing significantly to the body of scholarship in the area of airway diseases, through teaching, research and/or clinical work at McMaster University.

The chair is being supported by Teva, the largest manufacturer of generic drugs in the world, and among the world's top 10 pharmaceutical companies.

[Read more about the Frederick Hargreave/Teva Innovation Chair in Airway Diseases]

GlaxoSmithKline Chair in Gastroenterology—Stephen Collins
Stephen Collins

GlaxoSmithKline Chair in Gastroenterology

Stephen Collins

Dr. Collins' research, which involves both basic and clinical science, addresses the pathogenesis of functional bowel disorders and specifically the role of infection, immune activation and inflammation in these chronic conditions. His other research interests include the role of commensal bacteria in digestive health and disease.

The chair is being supported by a donation from GlaxoSmithKline, global research-based pharmaceutical manufacturer.

[Read more about the GlaxoSmithKline Chair in Gastroenterology]

Government of Ontario / Children's Secretariat Chair in Early Childhood Development
— Magdalena Janus
Magdalena Janus

Government of Ontario / Children's Secretariat Chair in Early Childhood Development

Magdalena Janus

Dr. Janus' research focuses on conducting population-level measurement of children's developmental health at school entry and transition to school for children with special needs.

The chair is being supported by a donation from Ontario Children's Secretariat.

[Read more about the Government of Ontario / Children's Secretariat Chair in Early Childhood Development]

Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation / Jack Sinclair Chair in Neonatology—Forthcoming

Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation / Jack Sinclair Chair in Neonatology

Forthcoming

The chair is being supported by a donation from Hamilton Health Sciences along with funds from McMaster University.

[Read more about the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation / Jack Sinclair Chair in Neonatology]

Hamilton Hospitals Assessment Centre Endowed Professorship in Neuromuscular Disease
— Steven Baker
Steven Baker

Hamilton Hospitals Assessment Centre Endowed Professorship in Neuromuscular Disease

Steven Baker

Steven Baker has research interests in the pathophysiologic mechanisms underlying statin-associated neuromuscular toxicity as well as acquired (chemotherapy-related neuropathy) and inherited (CMT, disorders of the peripheral nervous system). He is seeking novel neuroprotective treatment strategies will be a major focus of his work.

[Read more about the Hamilton Hospitals Assessment Centre Endowed Professorship in Neuromuscular Disease]

Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine — Ellen Amster
Steven Baker

Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine

Ellen Amster

Ellen Amster's research focuses on the history of public health in global context; theoretical approaches to the body and the body politic in the West and the Islamic world, epistemologies of science and medicine; mixed-methods (qualitative and quantitative) approaches to studying maternal and infant health, barriers to care, the cultural experience of illness, and infant health; modern French history of medicine and science, Islamic history of science, Colonial histories of science; global health; and political Islam, Islamic politics and Sufism.

[Read more about the Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine]

Heart and Stroke Foundation / J. Fraser Mustard Chair in Cardiovascular Research— Jeffrey Weitz
Jeffrey Weitz

Heart and Stroke Foundation / J. Fraser Mustard Chair in Cardiovascular Research

Jeffrey Weitz

Dr. Weitz has contributed to the understanding of how anti-coagulant drugs interfere with the clotting mechanism and has been involved in clinical tests of both new and existing drugs to devise better means of treating clotting disorders, as well as the development of tests for better diagnosis of these problems.

The chair is being supported by donations from the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

[Read more about the Heart and Stroke Foundation / J. Fraser Mustard Chair in Cardiovascular Research]

Heart and Stroke Foundation / Marion W. Burke Chair in Cardiovascular Disease— Salim Yusuf
Salim Yusuf

Heart and Stroke Foundation / Marion W. Burke Chair in Cardiovascular Disease

Salim Yusuf

Dr. Yusuf research focuses on prevention of vascular diseases, thrombolysis, congestive heart failure and meta-analytic approaches to the evaluation of clinical trials.

The chair is being supported by a donation from the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

[Read more about the Heart and Stroke Foundation / Marion W. Burke Chair in Cardiovascular Disease]

Heart and Stroke Foundation / Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Cardiovascular Nursing— Michael McGillion
Michael McGillion

Heart and Stroke Foundation / Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Cardiovascular Nursing

Michael McGillion

McGillion's research will focus on clinical research in improving cardiovascular health and the education and training of cardiovascular nurse-scientists

The chair is being supported by donations from the Heart and Stroke Foundation; Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation; and Michael G. DeGroote, Canadian businessman and philanthropist.

[Read more about the Heart and Stroke Foundation / Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Cardiovascular Nursing]

Heart and Stroke Foundation / Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Population Health Research— Sonia Anand
Sonia Anand

Heart and Stroke Foundation / Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Population Health Research

Sonia Ananad

Dr. Ananad will be establishing and maintaining a world-class program in Population Health Research which exemplifies the central values of the University, Department of Medicine and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

The chair will be supported by Heart and Stroke Foundation, along with Canadian businessman and philanthropist Michael G. DeGroote.

[Read more about the Heart and Stroke Foundation / Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Population Health Research]

Jack Hirsh/ PHRI Chair in Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis ResearchJohn Eikelboom
Clive Kearon

Jack Hirsh/ PHRI Chair in Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis Research

John Eikelboom

Dr. Eikelboom's research focuses on establishing and maintaining a world-class program in thrombosis and atherosclerosis which exemplifies the central values of the University, Department of Medicine and PHRI.

The Chair is supported by the Population Health Research Institute, a joint institute of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences.

[Read more about the Jack Hirsh/ PHRI Chair in Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis Research]

Jack Hirsh Professorship in Thrombosis—Clive Kearon
Clive Kearon

Jack Hirsh Professorship in Thrombosis

Clive Kearon

Dr. Kearon's research focuses on establishing and maintaining a world-class program in thrombosis which exemplifies the central values of the University.

The Chair is supported by the Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis Research Institute (TaARI), a joint institute of McMaster's Department of Medicine and Hamilton Health Sciences

[Read more about the Jack Hirsh Professorship in Thrombosis]

Jack C. Laidlaw Chair in Patient-Centred Health— Charles Cunningham
Charles Cunningham

Jack C. Laidlaw Chair in Patient-Centred Health

Charles Cunningham

Dr. Cunningham has been involved in the development and evaluation of services for children with a wide variety of behavioral and developmental problems. He has a special interest in large group models which increase the availability of services and maximize cost effectiveness, community-based programs which reduce the barriers limiting access to services, and processes which enable families to participate actively in the planning and evaluation of the services they receive.

The chair is being supported by a donation from Bill and Joyce Young.

[Read more about the Jack C. Laidlaw Chair in Patient-Centred Health]

J. Bruce Duncan Chair in Metabolic Diseases— Gregory Steinberg
Gregory Steinberg

J. Bruce Duncan Chair in Metabolic Diseases

Gregory Steinberg

Dr. Steinberg's research will contribute to the body of scholarship in the area of metabolic diseases, through teaching, research and clinical work and be an integral part of the institutional vision towards establishing and maintaining a world-class program in metabolic diseases.

The chair is being supported by the estate of Mr. J. Bruce Duncan, a long-time friend and donor to McMaster.

[Read more about the J. Bruce Duncan Chair in Metabolic Diseases]

John A. Bauer Chair in Surgery— Susan Reid
Susan Reid

John A. Bauer Chair in Surgery

Susan Reid

Dr Reid's research focuses on developing academic programs and contributing to the body of scholarship in surgery.

The chair is being supported by the estate of Bertha T. Bauer, in honour of her brother John A. Bauer, a Hamilton physician.

[Read more about the John A. Bauer Chair in Surgery]

John and Margaret Lillie Chair in Childhood Disability Research— Cheryl Missiuna
Cheryl Missiuna

John and Margaret Lillie Chair in Childhood Disability Research

Cheryl Missiuna

Dr. Missiuna is researching the effectiveness of children's rehabilitation services, measurement of children's rehabilitation, and the life experiences of children with disabilities and their families.

The chair is being supported by a donation from The Jack and Ina Pollock Charitable Foundation (via trustees Donald and Anne Pollock); Charles and Barbara Misener; and Anne Tilley

[Read more about the John and Margaret Lillie Chair in Childhood Disability Research]

John Bienenstock Chair in Molecular Medicine— Jonathan Bramson
Jonathan Bramson

John Bienenstock Chair in Molecular Medicine

Jonathan Bramson

Dr. Bramson is studying the mechanisms by which the adaptive immune system recognizes and responds to viruses and tumors. Our research interests have prompted us to examine multiple aspects of immunology, oncology and virology.

The chair is being supported by a donation from Shoppers Drug Mart, Laidlaw Inc. and Canadian businessman James Bullock.

[Read more about the John Bienenstock Chair in Molecular Medicine]

John D. Cameron Endowed Chair in the Genetic Determinants of Chronic Disease— Joseph Beyene
Joseph Beyene

John D. Cameron Endowed Chair in the Genetic Determinants of Chronic Disease

Joseph Beyene

Dr. Beyene is researching the the body of scholarship on genetic determinants of chronic diseases, such as diasbetes, cancer and strokes.

The chair is being supported by the Estate of Marjorie Ruth Cameron Foucar and is named for John D. Cameron, Marjorie's father.

[Read more about the John D. Cameron Endowed Chair in the Genetic
Determinants of Chronic Disease]

John G. Kelton Chair in Translational Research— Donald Arnold
Donald Arnold

John G. Kelton Chair in Translational Research

Donald Arnold

Dr. Arnold's reasearch contributes to the body of scholarship in the area of translational research, through teaching, research and/or clinical work at McMaster University.

The chair is being supported by Michael G. DeGroote (via Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation).

[Read more about the John G. Kelton Chair in Translational Research]

John R. Evans Chair in Health Sciences Educational Research and Instructional Development
— Anthony Levinson
Anthony Levinson

John R. Evans Chair in Health Sciences Educational Research and Instructional Development

Anthony Levinson

Dr. Levinson has been incorporating electronic learning technologies into the new medical curriculum, strategically enhancing and reinforcing the self-directed and small group learning that is the hallmark of McMaster's medical program.

The chair is being supported by a donation from Rio Tinto Alcan, an aluminum and packaging solutions provider.

[Read more about the John R. Evans Chair in Health Sciences Educational Research and Instructional Development]

Joseph E. DesRoches Chair in Bone Marrow Transplantation
— Irwin Walker
Irwin Walker

Joseph E. DesRoches Chair in Bone Marrow Transplantation

Irwin Walker

Dr. Walker's research focus is establishing and maintaining a world-class program in bone marrow transplantation and contributing significantly to the body of scholarship in the area of bone marrow transplantation, through teaching, research and/or clinical work at McMaster University.

The chair is being supported by a donation from Joseph E. DesRoches, former President of Purity Zinc Metals Co. Ltd. of Stoney Creek.

[Read more about Joseph E. DesRoches Chair in Bone Marrow Transplantation]

Juravinski Thoracic Surgery Professorship— Yaron Shargall
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Juravinski Thoracic Surgery Professorship

Yaron Shargall

The professorship focuses on thoracic oncology surgery and evidence-based care in thoracic surgery.

[Read more about the Juravinski Thoracic Surgery Professorship]

LEO Pharma Chair in Thromboembolism Research— Mark Crowther
Mark Crowther

LEO Pharma Chair in Thromboembolism Research

Mark Crowther

Dr. Crowther's research focuses on contributing significantly to the body of knowledge in thromboembolism research and establishing a world-class Centre of Excellence in thromboembolism, which will exemplify the central values of the St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton and McMaster University.

The chair is being supported by a donation from LEO Pharma Inc.

[Read more about the LEO Pharma Chair in Thromboembolism Research]

Marta and Owen Boris Chair in Stroke Research and Care— Ashkan Shoamanesh
Ashkan Shoamanesh

Marta and Owen Boris Chair in Stroke Research and Care

Ashkan Shoamanesh

The chair focuses on establishing and maintaining a world-class program in stroke research and care which exemplifies the central values of the University and the Department of Medicine as well as contributing significantly to the body of scholarship in the area of stroke research, through teaching, research and/or clinical work at McMaster University.

The chair is being supported by a donation from the Boris family, via the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation.

[Read more about the Marta and Owen Boris Chair in Stroke Research and Care]

McLaughlin Foundation Professorship in Population and Public Health— Lauren Griffith
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McLaughlin Foundation Professorship in Population and Public Health

Lauren Griffith

Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Email: griffith@mcmaster.ca  
Web:  Lauren Griffith's faculty page

Professorship Donor

R.S. McLaughlin Foundation

Focus

  • Aging
  • Multi-morbidity, physical functioning and mobility
  • Facilitating the integration of new and existing research to support evidence-informed decision making by policymakers and healthcare providers

 

[Read more about the McLaughlin Foundation Professorship in Population and Public Health]

McMaster Children's Hospital / Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation Chair in Neuromuscular
Disorder— Mark Tarnopolsky
Mark Tarnopolsky

McMaster Children's Hospital / Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation Chair in Neuromuscular Disorders

Mark Tarnopolsky

Dr. Tarnopolsky's research focuses on contributing significantly to the body of scholarship in the area of neuromuscular disorders through teaching and research at McMaster University.

The chair is being supported by a donation from Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation.

[Read more about the McMaster Children's Hospital / Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation Chair in Neuromuscular Disorders]

McMaster Children's Hospital / Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation Chair in Pediatric Thrombosis
and Hemostasis— Anthony Chan
Anthony Chan

McMaster Children's Hospital / Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation Chair in Pediatric Thrombosis and Hemostasis

Anthony Chan

Dr. Chan's research focuses on research, training and education in hemophilia, epidemiology, qualitativ research and clinical research.

The chair is being supported by a donation from Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation.

[Read more about the McMaster Children's Hospital / Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation Chair in Pediatric Thrombosis and Hemostasis]

McMaster Family Medicine Research Chair—Forthcoming

McMaster Family Medicine Research Chair

Forthcoming

The chair is being supported by McMaster University's Department of Family Medicine

[Read more about the McMaster Family Medicine Research Chair]

McMaster University / GlaxoSmithKline Chair in Lung Immunology at St. Joseph's Healthcare
— Mark Larché
Mark Larché

McMaster University / GlaxoSmithKline Chair in Lung Immunology at St. Joseph's Healthcare

Mark Larché

The McMaster University / GlaxoSmithKline Chair in Lung Immunology at St. Joseph's Healthcare is held by Mark Larché, a professor of medicine. Dr. Larché is researching the development of peptide immunotherapy for immunological diseases.

The chair is being supported by a donation from GlaxoSmithKline.

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McMaster University / St. Joseph's Healthcare Regional Academic Chair in Critical Care Medicine
— Deborah Cook
Deborah Cook

McMaster University / St. Joseph's Healthcare Regional Academic Chair in Critical Care Medicine

Deborah Cook

Dr. Cook, director of the McMaster General Internal Medicine Fellowship and of the GIM-ICU Clinical Effectiveness and Outcomes Research Unit at St. Joseph's Hospital, will establish an academic program in critical care, with a focus on research on clinical interventions and ethical issues relating to intensive care treatment decisions.

The chair is being supported by a donation from McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences and St. Joseph's Hospital.

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Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Infectious Diseases— Mark Loeb
Mark Loeb

Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Infectious Diseases

Mark Loeb

Dr. Loeb's research interests focus on being an integral part of the institutional vision towards establishing and maintaining a world class Centre of Excellence in Infectious Diseases and contributing significantly to the body of scholarship in the area of infectious diseases, through teaching and research.

The chair is being supported by the Department of Medicine and Canadian businessman and philanthropist Michael G. DeGroote.

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Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Stroke Prevention—Mukul (Mike) Sharma
Mukul (Mike) Sharma

Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Stroke Prevention

Mukul (Mike) Sharma

Dr. Hart's research interests focus on establishing and maintaining a world class Centre of Excellence which exemplifies the central values of the University and the Department of Medicine and contributing significantly to the body of scholarship in the area of stroke prevention, through teaching and research at McMaster University.

The chair is being supported by Canadian businessman and philanthropist Michael G. DeGroote.

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Michael G. DeGroote Professorship in Stroke Management— Demetrios Sahlas
Demetrios Sahlas

Michael G. DeGroote Professorship in Stroke Management

Demetrios Sahlas

Demetrios Sahlas' research focuses on enhancing the delivery of stroke care and increasing the use of transcranial Doppler in the management of stroke. His interests also include knowledge translation across the continuum of stroke care; neuroimaging of stroke and vascular cognitive impairment; and clinical trials in the treatment and prevention of stroke.

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Michael Gent Chair in Healthcare Research— Holger Schünemann
Holger Schünemann

Michael Gent Chair in Healthcare Research

Holger Schünemann

Dr. Schünemann's research interests focus on guideline development, systematic reviews and health-related quality of life. He has authored and co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters and books.

The chair is being supported by a donation from Michael Gent, professor emeritus, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

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Moran Campbell Chair in Respiratory Medicine— Martin Kolb
Martin Kolb

Moran Campbell Chair in Respiratory Medicine

Martin Kolb

Dr. Kolb's research interests include mechanisms of lung injury, repair and fibrosis, and biomarker development for lung fibrosis.

The chair is being supported by a donation from AstraZeneca and the Province of Ontario.

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Morgan Firestone Chair in Psychiatry— Nick Kates
Nick Kates

Morgan Firestone Chair in Psychiatry

Nick Kates

Dr. Kates 's research focuses on scolarship and maintaining a world class Centre of Excellence in psychiatry.

The chair is being supported by a donation from Morgan Firestone, president and CEO of Firan Corporation, and St. Joseph's Healthcare Foundation.

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Mortgage Intelligence / GMAC Residential Funding of Canada Chair in Thoracic Surgery
— Yaron Shargall
Yaron Shargall

Mortgage Intelligence / GMAC Residential Funding of Canada Chair in Thoracic Surgery

Yaron Shargall

Dr. Shargall's research focuses on the field of thoracic surgery, addressing scientific uncertainty and advancement; establishing and maintaining a world class program in thoracic surgery; contributing to the body of scholarship in the area of thoracic surgery through clinical work, teaching and research; and participating in the development, implementation and evaluation of curricular innovations in undergraduate (MD), postgraduate (thoracic surgery residency) and continuing health education.

The chair is being supported by a donation from Mortgage Intelligence and GMAC Residential Funding of Canada.

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Canada Chair in Thoracic Surgery]

Peter Boris Chair in Addictions Research— James MacKillop
James MacKillop

Peter Boris Chair in Addictions Research

James MacKillop

The Boris Chair in Addictions Research focuses on contributing to the body of scholarship in the area of alcohol and other drug addictions, and working closely with the Hospital and the University to establish a world-class addiction research centre.

The chair is being supported by a donation from Boris Family, in honour of the late Peter Boris.

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Population Health Institute Chair in Cardiology Research— Jeff Healey
Jeff Healey

Population Health Institute Chair in Cardiology Research

Jeff Healey

Dr. Healey's research focuses on contributing significantly to the body of scholarship in the area of cardiology as well as establishing and maintaining a world-class program in cardiology which exemplifies the central values of the University, Department of Medicine and PHRI.

The chair is being supported by the Population Health Research Institute, a joint institute of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences.

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Population Health Institute Chair in Diabetes Research— Hertzel Gerstein
Hertzel Gerstein

Population Health Institute Chair in Diabetes Research

Hertzel Gerstein

Dr. Gerstein's research focuses on preventing diabetes and developing new management strategies for health care providers and people already affected by diabetes.

The chair is being supported by a donation from Sanofi Aventis, a world leader in pharmaceuticals and agriculture.

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Raymond and Margaret Labarge Chair in Research and Knowledge Application for Optimal Aging— Parminder Raina
Parminder Raina

Raymond and Margaret Labarge Chair in Research and Knowledge Application for Optimal Aging

Parminder Raina

Dr. Parminder Raina directs an interdisciplinary research program aimed at investigating not only the aging musculoskeletal system to detect early decline, but also to examine how to support the participation and health of older adults through technological design, prevention and intervention in order to keep them socially, culturally and otherwise connected to their daily life worlds.

The chair is being supported by a donation from McMaster alumna Suzanne Labarge.

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Richard Hunt / AstraZeneca Chair in Gastroenterology— Premysl Bercik
Paul Moayyedi

Richard Hunt / AstraZeneca Chair in Gastroenterology

Premysl Bercik

Dr. Bercik has been recognized internationally for his work in evaluating functional gastrointestinal diseases, gastrointestinal motility, visceral sensitivity and the gut-brain axis.

The chair is being supported by a donation from AstraZeneca, a global research-based pharmaceutical manufacturer, and Richard Hunt, a professor Emeritus at McMaster.

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Salim Yusuf Chair in Cardiology— P.J. Devereaux
P.J. Devereaux

Salim Yusuf Chair in Cardiology

P.J. Devereaux

This chair focuses on contributing significantly to the body of scholarship in the area of cardiology, perioperative vascular medicine in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery and cardiac randomized controlled trials.

The chair is being supported by a donation from Dr. Salim Yusuf, Executive Director of the Population Health Research Institute, a joint institute of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences.

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Schlegel Chair in Clinical Epidemiology and Aging— Andrew Costa
Jan Willem Gorter

Schlegel Chair in Clinical Epidemiology and Aging

Andrew Costa

Research focuses on contributing significantly to the body of scholarship in the area of clinical epidemiology and aging through teaching and research, informing public policy concerning elder care and being an integral part of the institutional vision toward establishing and maintaining a world-class program in clinical epidemiology and aging.

The chair is being supported by a donation from Ron Schlegel and his family.

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Scotiabank Chair in Child Health Research— Jan Willem Gorter
Jan Willem Gorter

Scotiabank Chair in Child Health Research

Jan Willem Gorter

Research focuses on childhood disability, the definition and measurement of family-centred service, natural history and prognosis of children with cerebral palsy, and measurement and classification of the functional status of children with disabilities.

The chair is being supported by a donation from Scotiabank.

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St. Peter's / McMaster Chair in Aging— Sharon Marr
Sharon Marr

St. Peter's / McMaster Chair in Aging

Sharon Marr

Research focuses on Aging and geriatric medicineas well as leading the Division of Geriatric Medicine in the Department of Medicine

The chair is being supported by a donation from St. Peter's Hospital Foundation.

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William J. Walsh Chair in Medicine— Judah Denburg
Judah Denburg

William J. Walsh Chair in Medicine

Judah Denburg

Judah Denburg's research interests include examination of the mechanisms of allergic inflammation, with particular emphasis on hemopoietic cytokines and their role in activating the differentiation and recruitment of inflammatory cells such as eosinophils, basophils and mast cells. He is seeking an understanding of the growth and differentiation of human basophil and eosinophil precursors, with the development of in vitro assays to monitor clinically relevant fluctuations in these cells during allergic responses.

The chair is being supported by the DeGroote Family.

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William Walsh Chair in Medical Education— Ameen Patel
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William Walsh Chair in Medical Education

Ameen Patel

Research focuses on taking a leadership role in the promotion and integration of the practice of evidence-based medicine into the undergraduate and postgraduate medical education programs and on contributing significantly to the body of scholarship in the areas of medical education through teaching, research and/or clinical activities.

The chair is being supported by the DeGroote Family.

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