• Faculty adjusts to COVID-19

    March 27, 2020
    • Announcements
    This past week was one of generosity and creativity at the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) as its faculty, staff and students adjusted to the changes required to respond to COVID-19. At the same time the Faculty moved its work to more virtual setting working from home and some research projects were suspended, community responses and new COVID-19 research projects were developed. “We've adjusted to the initial phase of this crisis, and we are all immersed in new ways of advancing the Faculty's operations,” said Paul O’Byrne, dean and vice-president of the Faculty.
  • McMaster University helps arm health-care providers in the battle against COVID-19

    March 24, 2020
    • Community
    “We’re renowned for innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration. This is a fine example of how our creativity and partnerships can quickly come up with solutions,” said Paul O’Byrne, dean and vice-president, Faculty of Health Sciences.
  • Anatomy postdoc wins top prize for paper

    March 23, 2020
    • Awards
    Danielle Brewer-Deluce has won the 2020 Early-Career Anatomist Publication Award for Anatomical Sciences Education.
  • McMaster receives $1.8M in funding for COVID-19 research

    March 20, 2020
    • Funding
    Two senior researchers of McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences have received a combined $1.8 million in funding to support new research projects to help combat COVID-19.
  • Faculty responds to COVID-19 challenge

    March 20, 2020
    • Announcements
    Never before have so many changes been made in one week to the education, research, clinical and administration operations of the Faculty of Health Sciences and the university. Everyone has been impacted by the need to respond to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The Faculty and the COVID-19 pandemic

    March 18, 2020
    • Announcements
    The COVID-19 pandemic has required many changes at the Faculty of Health Sciences. The university is still open, but strategies to mitigate the situation have impacted the education, research, clinical service and administration of the Faculty. In-person classes and exams were cancelled, and all clinical placements suspended. Residents and clinical fellows, however, are working within the health system. Research continues, although there are arrangements being made for different projects to ensure social distance is maintained.
  • McMaster professor seeks independent agency to tackle abuse in elite youth sport

    March 18, 2020
    • Research Project
    An independent investigative as well as an international offender database are needed to tackle allegations of abuse in elite youth sport properly, urges a McMaster University expert, in an editorial published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
  • A letter from our president

    March 13, 2020
    • Announcements
    These are unsettling times. The spread of COVID-19 around the world and its arrival in our own region has brought McMaster and all other organizations to uncharted territory. As of today, the risk of catching the virus continues to remain low.
  • McMaster researcher plays key role in isolating COVID-19 virus for use in urgent research

    March 13, 2020
    • Research Findings
    A McMaster researcher has played a critical role on a small team that has successfully isolated and grown copies of the virus responsible for COVID-19, enabling urgent Canadian research into how it behaves and how it might be controlled.
  • Bacteria potentially involved in the development of Type 2 diabetes

    March 9, 2020
    • Research Findings
    Bacteria may be involved in the development of Type 2 diabetes, according to a study published today in Nature Metabolism by researchers from McMaster University, Université Laval and the Québec Heart and Lung Institute.
  • Professor’s startup acquired by U.S. firm

    June 26, 2020
    • Clinical Studies
    McMaster start-up Empirica Therapeutics has been acquired by Philadelphia-based Century Therapeutics, a leader in curative cell therapies for cancer. Now known as Century Therapeutics Canada, the new subsidiary will be based at McMaster Innovation Park.
  • McMaster scoops up $20M more for COVID-19 research

    June 25, 2020
    • Awards
    McMaster University has garnered $20 million in new funding for 17 COVID-19 research projects from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and their funding partners.
  • McMaster study links early menopause and depression

    June 23, 2020 by Laura Lawson
    • Clinical Studies
    Women who experience menopause before age 40 have a significantly higher risk of depression, according to a new study led by McMaster researchers.
  • Dean and VP’s message on National Indigenous People’s Day

    June 19, 2020
    • Announcements
    Paul O’Byrne, dean and vice-president of the Faculty of Health Sciences noted that Sunday is National Indigenous People’s Day. “National Indigenous Peoples’ Day this Sunday, June 21, is an annual opportunity to celebrate the unique heritage, cultures and achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in Canada. As we acknowledge this important day, we are reminded of both what we have achieved within the Faculty of Health Sciences with respect to advancing Indigenous education in health sciences, and the work we have yet to do.
  • McMaster, HHS launch national post-operative virtual care study

    June 17, 2020
    • Research Project
    A team of researchers and health-care providers at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has launched a major Canadian study to remotely manage patients after surgery. Their joint research centre, Population Health Research Institute (PHRI), is testing virtual care and remote monitoring technology.
  • Resources assist health-care and social service providers to help those who experience family violence

    June 16, 2020
    • Community
    The Violence Evidence Guidance Action (VEGA) project led by McMaster University has developed family violence education resources in collaboration with 22 national organizations and with funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
  • Scholarship program allows med students to trade classroom for the school of life

    June 12, 2020
    • Community
    McMaster medical students Jun Park and Matt McArthur dodged black bears in Marathon, climbed towering grain silos in Walkerton, offered free hugs in Ottawa and played music in venues including seniors’ homes, street festivals and restaurants.

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  • Researchers focus expertise on $9M of COVID-19 research

    June 11, 2020
    • Funding
    Researchers of the Faculty of Health Sciences who quickly turned their focus to the need for immediate research on the pandemic, have collected almost $9 million of support for 33 COVID-19 studies.
  • Experts worry about heavy toll pandemic is taking on mental health

    June 10, 2020
    • Community
    As the pandemic continues, mental health experts are increasingly worried about the fallout of constant stress and anxiety as we endure prolonged social isolation, financial pressures, stresses of family and general uncertainty.

    EXTERNAL LINK

  • Needs assessment of Faculty’s IT supports change

    June 5, 2020
    • Announcements
    Updates are being installed following a needs assessment of the Faculty of Health Science’s (FHS) information technology (IT) services. Launched six months ago by Susan Denburg, executive vice dean and associate vice president (academic), the assessment describes the IT needs within the Faculty and how these align with the strategic priorities of the Faculty and the university.
  • Get comfortable talking about cannabis, pediatricians advise

    June 4, 2020
    • Research Findings
    Health-care providers are being provided with new guidance about discussing cannabis use with their young patients, thanks to a group of experts co-led by a McMaster University faculty member.
  • Assessing the impact of advance care planning in long term care during the pandemic

    June 4, 2020
    • Research Findings
    Long-term care (LTC) residents are at risk of 'over-treatment' and poor quality end-of-life care during times of serious illness, such as a COVID-19 infection, shows new research from two studies by McMaster University and Queen’s University.
  • Dean & VP message regarding racism

    June 3, 2020
    • Announcements
    The Faculty of Health Sciences is a community of faculty, staff, and learners. Like many we are shocked, saddened and gravely concerned about the anti-Black racism and violence at the hands of police, and the ensuing tragic events, occurring in the United States. We recognize these deaths and events as a part of systemic injustices and inequities that are made more evident with the current pandemic, are also present within Canada and within many institutions, including our own.
  • Evidence supports physical distancing, masks, and eye protection to help prevent COVID-19

    June 1, 2020
    • Research Findings
    A comprehensive review of existing evidence supports physical distancing of two metres or more to prevent person-to-person transmission of COVID-19, says an international team led by McMaster University and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.
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