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.
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.