January 20, 2020
A McMaster University study led by Kayla Dadgar, an MD alumna, and John Neary, associate professor of medicine, shows scurvy is still found in Canada.
January 16, 2020
A team of experts in McMaster University’s Faculty of Heath Sciences has published a comprehensive ebook on a common injury that can require treatment by a wide scope of health professionals.
January 9, 2020
Three men with strong ties to the Faculty of Health Sciences have been named to the Order of Canada.
January 8, 2020
January 7, 2020
A common cardiac blood test done before surgery can predict who will experience adverse outcomes after most types of surgery, says an international study led by Hamilton researchers. Globally, of the 200 million adults who undergo major surgery, 18 percent will experience serious cardiac and vascular complications including death within 30 days following their intervention, such as hip and knee replacements, bowel resections and abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
December 20, 2019
A major study has found that Canadian First Nations communities with greater socio-economic advantages, educational opportunities, social support of family members and greater trust between community members, have lower cardiac risk factors. On the other hand, First Nations communities with difficulty accessing routine health care or affordable prescription medicines have a greater burden of cardiac risk factors.
December 20, 2019
There will be several holiday closures that impact Faculty of Health Sciences staff, students, faculty and visitors. These closures begin Wednesday January 25th. The University re-opens on Thursday, January 2nd 2020.
December 16, 2019
A networking think tank focused on fostering success in entrepreneurship and innovation has been formed at McMaster University. The College of Health Inventors comes out of the Michael G. DeGroote Initiative for Innovation in Healthcare (MGDII).
December 12, 2019
David Farrar is being welcomed as McMaster University's next president. "At the Faculty of Health Sciences we have been very impressed with Dr. Farrar since we began working with him after he arrived as provost and vice-president, academic, and even more recently in his role as the acting president," said Paul O'Byrne, dean and vice-president of the Faculty of Health Sciences.
December 11, 2019
Indigenous researchers are working together with their non-Indigenous academic partners to analyze a major health study at a Hamilton-based research institute. Eight First Nations communities from across Canada are involved in directing the large study into the factors leading to the development of chronic disease in Indigenous communities.
December 9, 2019
Researchers at McMaster University have unlocked one of the secrets behind the many benefits of metformin. One of the most widely used medications in the world; metformin is commonly prescribed for Type 2 diabetes. However, in addition to its effects on lowering blood sugar, in preclinical models, metformin shows benefits on aging and a number of diverse diseases such as cognitive disorders, cancer and cardiovascular disease.
December 6, 2019
A shorter course of higher-dose radiation treatment to part of the breast is showing promise in women with early-stage breast cancer who undergo breast conserving surgery, says a study led by Hamilton researchers. Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) sees larger doses of radiation delivered to parts of the breast affected by cancer. This treatment takes place in one week or less, further reducing length of treatment from the standard treatment of three to five weeks.
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January 21, 2020
A long-time McMaster University professor, Julian Dobranowski, has been appointed the chair of the Department of Radiology.
January 8, 2020
Leslie Cooke-Bithrey is joining McMaster University as the director of human resources for the Faculty of Health Sciences. She starts in the role January 13, 2020.
December 3, 2019
Diana Sherifali, a clinician scientist of the School of Nursing, has been named the inaugural Heather M. Arthur Population Health Research Institute/Hamilton Health Sciences Chair in Inter-Professional Health Research at McMaster University. The appointment was effective July 1, 2019 and has received approval by the University's Senate.
August 22, 2019
Clare Mitchell is returning to the Faculty of Health Sciences as its chief operating officer, effective Sept. 9, 2019. She had been the director of administration for the Faculty’s Department of Surgery from 1999 through 2012 when she left to be director of administration for the Department of Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. While there, she received a leadership award from the Faculty for staff impact.
July 11, 2019
Tobias Berg has been appointed the inaugural Boris Family Chair in Leukemia and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Translational Research for the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University.
July 2, 2019
Lehana Thabane has been appointed the acting chair of the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI) of the Faculty of Health Sciences.
June 20, 2019
The new vice-dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and associate dean of graduate studies (health sciences) is Steven Hanna. Hanna is a professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.
December 5, 2018
Laura Harrington, who has a background both as a research scientist and senior administrator at McMaster University, has been appointed assistant vice-president of the Faculty of Health Sciences, effective Jan. 1, 2019.
November 15, 2018
A new research chair has been created and its first holder appointed as McMaster University looks to cement its place as a leader in health technology management. Jean-Éric Tarride is the inaugural McMaster Chair in Health Technology Management. He is an associate professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI), and an associate member of the Department of Economics at McMaster.
November 2, 2018
A University of Calgary professor and chief of pediatric emergency medicine at the Alberta Children's Hospital is returning to Ontario to head up pediatrics at McMaster University and its academic hospital partners. Angelo Mikrogianakis has been named chair/chief of the Department of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University; Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. He starts in the role on Dec. 1.
October 25, 2018
A long-time University of Toronto faculty member and researcher is coming to McMaster University to take the helm of the School of Rehabilitation Science. Dina Brooks has been appointed vice-dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University and executive director of the School of Rehabilitation Science. Her five-year appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2019.
October 9, 2018
An accomplished McMaster University researcher has been selected for a new position in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Paul Moayyedi has been named the inaugural assistant dean, research.
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January 10, 2019
Three research papers with Faculty of Health Sciences authors have earned spots on the 2018 Altmetric Top 100 papers that caught wide attention around the world last year.