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.
February 25, 2021
Bridging the Gap is a new 5-part speaker series hosted by McMaster Pediatrics that addresses anti-black racism and oppression in health care; representation in medical education; issues in Indigenous child health, and more.
February 25, 2021
“We’ve been seeing unprecedented volumes of very, very sick young people presenting for assessment and treatment of eating disorders. And it’s been persistent for almost a year”, says, Dr. Natasha Johnson, Division Head of Adolescent Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics, and Medical Director of the eating disorder program at McMaster Children’s Hospital.
February 16, 2021
Pediatricians in the Department of Pediatrics and colleagues from across McMaster Children’s Hospital created more than 30 video resources to support children and families during the Covid-19 pandemic.
February 12, 2021
Paul O’Byrne has been reappointed to a second five-year term as vice-president and dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences.
December 9, 2020
For the fourth consecutive year, McMaster has been named Canada’s most research-intensive university in the annual ranking of the country’s Top 50 Research Universities.
November 2, 2020
Charles and Margaret Juravinski have turned the tables on the typical birthday tradition of receiving gifts. Instead, Margaret and Charles, who turned 91 on Nov. 1, chose to give a gift – a new investment of $3 million to support health research through the Juravinski Research Institute, a partnership between Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.
September 18, 2020
Five McMaster University professors, all members of the Faculty of Health Sciences, are joining the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) as fellows.
September 1, 2020
Newly approved drugs in Canada lack important pediatric drug information in their product monograph, according to an analysis led by McMaster University and McMaster Children’s Hospital.
June 24, 2020
The end of June marks an unusual completion of training for more than 300 residents and fellows in the Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) program of McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.
June 16, 2020
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.
June 4, 2020
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.
June 3, 2020
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.
May 29, 2020
Hospital partners of the Faculty of Health Sciences are beginning to implement plans for a gradual resumption of surgical and outpatient clinical services and procedures that were reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 19, 2020
Research will be the first portion of the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) that will ease back into the workplace from the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although working from home remains the preferred option for research, the ramp up will follow phase one of the research recovery plan from the university’s vice-president research; practical solutions for research workplace arrangements from the Faculty’s vice-dean, research, as well as the plans made by each principal investigator to follow Public Health directives including physical distancing and appropriate personal protective equipment.
May 14, 2020
An international medical resident is ready to come to Hamilton to train at McMaster University and work in area hospitals and needs somewhere to spend their 14-day quarantine. Another resident is already working in high-risk situations at local hospitals and is worried about the risk of returning home to a vulnerable family each day.
April 27, 2020
All families are affected by COVID-19, but this period is especially challenging for those whose children have a serious illness. To help support families affected by childhood diabetes, a team from McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences’ McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH) has launched covid19childhooddiabetes.com.