October 7, 2021
The 2022 World’s Best Specialized Hospitals list, published by the American news magazine Newsweek, has ranked McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences’ Department of Pediatrics 46th in the world.
October 6, 2021
The work and career profile of Dr. Michelle Batthish, an associate professor of pediatrics at McMaster University and a pediatric rheumatologist at McMaster Children’s Hospital, is featured in this month’s issue of Pediatric Research, the official publication of the American Pediatric Society.
September 29, 2021
On Thursday, McMaster’s Faculty of Health Sciences joins Canadians across the country in collective solidarity to mark the country’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30, also known as Orange Shirt Day.
September 28, 2021
Peter Dent, a pediatrician who founded the McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH) and was a professor emeritus of McMaster University, has left a legacy of both academic and health care leadership.
September 21, 2021 by Cheryl Crocker
Passion, skill, and a trademark outside-the-box approach to thinking fuels Dave Callen's reputation as a visionary resident-educator. This summer, his work was recognized with the 2021 Department of Pediatrics Education Innovation Award.
September 7, 2021
Two professors of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences are being honoured for their work by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).
August 18, 2021
Dr. Jeff Pernica, associate professor of pediatrics and infectious diseases specialist at McMaster, says children returning to in-person learning this September is the safest choice for them - for the sake of their mental and physical health.
August 16, 2021 by Cheryl Crocker
Four new pediatric studies, led by teams in the Faculty of Health Sciences and from research centres across Canada, have cumulatively been awarded $5 million by the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) over the next five years.
July 23, 2021
Sports medicine expert and former elite athlete Margo Mountjoy has been to the Olympics a jaw-dropping nine times — 12 if you count the Youth Olympic Games.
July 20, 2021
With support of $1.24 million in funding and the partnership of Indigenous Services Canada, McMaster University researcher Hsien Seow is planning a large education intervention aimed at improving access to community-based palliative care for Ontario’s Indigenous communities.
June 23, 2021
After extensive consultation, Department of Pediatrics Chair and Chief, Dr. Angelo Mikrogianakis, and the executive leadership team released a new Mission, Vision, and Values statement; designed to help shape the future of the academic department.
June 21, 2021
Today, on National Indigenous Peoples Day, members of McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences join other Canadians in reflecting upon, learning and celebrating the history, sacrifices, cultures, contributions, and strengths of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people. This year marks a significant milestone as it is the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day.
June 15, 2021
For a second time, Brian Timmons, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, has been recognized as an exceptional emerging researcher in this country, with a Canada Research Chair in Child Health and Exercise Medicine.
May 26, 2021 by Bruce Squires
Getting Ontario's students back into the classroom for the remainder of the school year must be a priority, now, says Bruce Squires, President of McMaster Children's Hospital.
May 19, 2021
Natasha Johnson, associate professor of pediatrics and division head of adolescent medicine, has been appointed associate chair of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) for the Department of Pediatrics.
May 17, 2021
Researchers following a group of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) babies as well as their normal weight counterparts have found that, at least biologically, the premature or preemie boys age more quickly and are 4.6 years older than boys with normal birth weight born at the same time. The difference was not found between birth weight groups in girls.
May 5, 2021
An international team led by McMaster University has developed practice guidelines for the prevention and management of allergic reactions to food at child care centres and schools. The new guidelines recommend against food bans.
April 28, 2021
Chris Sulowski, interim chief of emergency medicine at McMaster, reminds families that although severe COVID-19 is rare in children, they should seek emergency care if they are concerned for their kids' health.
April 7, 2021 by Cheryl Crocker
On McMaster Child Health Research Day, trainees from the Department of Pediatrics came together on Zoom to deliver 113 presentations in one afternoon. With 5 slides and 5 minutes, young scientists rose to the challenge of packaging their complex studies into a concise pitch.
March 26, 2021
Pediatricians, Kassia Johnson and Natasha Johnson are among the physicians calling for Hamilton to restructure its board of health in order to include diverse perspectives and promote better health care policies and programs in the city.
March 15, 2021
The 2021 awards celebrated women who lead their communities through the pandemic. Pediatrics' Dr. Sarah Khan was nominated for her outstanding work guiding infection control initiatives at HHS and Hamilton Public Health, and promoting anti-racism and anti-oppression in her community.
March 11, 2021
By building ongoing collaboration, Stelios Georgiades will spend the next decade in a new chair, working with his team to improve care for children with autism and other neurodevelopment conditions in Hamilton and across Canada.
March 8, 2021
New research from McMaster University has proven that a five-day course of high-dose amoxicillin will do just as well for children six months to 10 years old with common pneumonia.
March 4, 2021
Tapas Mondal, a pediatric cardiologist at McMaster, is promoting hands-only CPR to break down barriers that prevent bystanders from helping people during cardiac arrest.