Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI) at McMaster University - the birthplace of Evidence-Based Medicine. In the same year that McMaster launched its radically different medical school, a small group of thoughtful, committed individuals came together to create another innovation for McMaster – the first clinical epidemiology department in Canada.
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HEI conducts world-leading research into the nature, prevention and management of health care problems. HEI is where evidence-based medicine got its start, and where modern-day clinical epidemiology came into its own.

Operating as usual

HEI's Research Day is going virtual this year. Scheduled for the week of April 26-30, this event will consist of two or ...
01/22/2021

HEI's Research Day is going virtual this year. Scheduled for the week of April 26-30, this event will consist of two or more shorter online sessions (exact schedule to be determined). RSVP and submit an abstract here: https://bit.ly/2M9ImM1.

A team of neuroscientists and engineers at McMaster University has created a nasal spray to deliver antipsychotic medica...
01/20/2021
Nasal spray delivers antipsychotic drugs straight to the brain, cutting required dose by up to 75 per cent and reducing adverse side effects

A team of neuroscientists and engineers at McMaster University has created a nasal spray to deliver antipsychotic medication directly to the brain instead of having it pass through the body.

The new method delivers medication in a spray that reaches the brain directly through the nose, offering patients greater ease of use and the promise of improved quality of life, including more reliable, effective treatment.

Are you a new investigator working on statistical or computational research related to a health or biomedical problem? A...
01/19/2021
Banting-CANSSI Ontario Discovery Award in Data Science

Are you a new investigator working on statistical or computational research related to a health or biomedical problem? Apply now for the Banting-CANSSI Ontario Discovery Award in Data Science!

The Banting Research Foundation and CANSSI Ontario have partnered to offer a Banting-CANSSI Ontario Discovery Award in Data Science for new investigators appointed at Ontario universities. These new investigator awards are a one-year grant of up to $25,000 and are intended to support statistical or....

The network, led by HEI's Dr. John Lavis, will bring together experts to collaborate and rapidly synthesize the best ava...
01/14/2021
McMaster receives $1M to lead COVID-19 evidence network

The network, led by HEI's Dr. John Lavis, will bring together experts to collaborate and rapidly synthesize the best available evidence across the full breadth of Canada’s COVID-19 pandemic response.

To ensure decision-makers have access to the best COVID-19 science in a timely manner, the federal government is investing $1 million to support the COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision-makers (COVID-END) hosted at McMaster University.

One year after the crash of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752, McMaster remembers graduate students Iman Aghab...
01/08/2021
‘We miss them dearly’

One year after the crash of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752, McMaster remembers graduate students Iman Aghabali and Mehdi Eshaghian Dorcheh.

One year after the crash of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752, McMaster remembers graduate students Iman Aghabali and Mehdi Eshaghian Dorcheh.

The new Black Student Services office is one part of the five-point action plan developed after the release of the unive...
01/07/2021
“I have so much hope for this space”

The new Black Student Services office is one part of the five-point action plan developed after the release of the university’s review of the Black student-athlete experience in late October 2020.

Creation of a Black Student Services office, as well as a position for a Black Student Services Advisor, is part of a larger action plan developed after McMaster’s review of Black student-athletes’ experiences.

HEI's Dr. Guillaume Paré’s research could help pinpoint your risk of early heart disease.
01/05/2021
Using genetics to beat heart attacks

HEI's Dr. Guillaume Paré’s research could help pinpoint your risk of early heart disease.

Research, heart attack, genetics, heart disease, stroke, Heart & Stroke, beat heart attack, heart and stroke beat heart attack

McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine
12/28/2020
McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine

McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine

The chapter on vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) has just been updated to include both tozinameran (Pfizer-BioNTech BNT162b2) mRNA vaccine and Moderna mRNA-1273 vaccine.
The chapter is developed by experts in infectious diseases and microbiology from McMaster University (McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences).

#coronavirus #covid19 #openaccess

Researchers from McMaster University have studied and analyzed thousands of weekly records documenting the deaths of sma...
12/22/2020
Infectious disease detectives: Researchers track and analyze smallpox epidemics over three centuries

Researchers from McMaster University have studied and analyzed thousands of weekly records documenting the deaths of smallpox victims in London, England over the span of nearly 300 years.

The analysis provides new and rare insights into the ecology of infectious disease, establishing that the time between epidemics, the size of the outbreaks, and even the season when the epidemics occurred changed over the centuries.

With Hamilton already in lockdown, the new provincewide shutdown announced today will not require many changes for the u...
12/22/2020
Hamilton and provincial lockdowns bring changes to research, bookable study space and residence

With Hamilton already in lockdown, the new provincewide shutdown announced today will not require many changes for the university, other than ensuring that the regulations remain in place until at least Jan. 23.

The extended provincial lockdown will impact some research and academic activities in the Winter term, although the majority of instruction continues to be virtual and most employees are working remotely.

An international collaboration led by HEI's Dr. Holger Schünemann has developed a living map of recommendations for the ...
12/18/2020

An international collaboration led by HEI's Dr. Holger Schünemann has developed a living map of recommendations for the prevention and care of COVID-19. Read more here: https://bit.ly/2KFcYUJ.

Harms associated with lockdown are well-founded - an opinion piece by the Offord Centre's Laura Duncan and Michael Boyle...
12/15/2020
Opinion | Harms associated with lockdown are well-founded

Harms associated with lockdown are well-founded - an opinion piece by the Offord Centre's Laura Duncan and Michael Boyle.

The absence of public debate about harm and how best to minimize it in the population is a tragedy, Laura Duncan and M.H. Boyle write.

“Retirement homes have been lumped in with nursing homes, but there are true differences with how they’re doing with the...
12/14/2020
Study finds pandemic impacts retirement homes differently

“Retirement homes have been lumped in with nursing homes, but there are true differences with how they’re doing with the pandemic,” said HEI's Dr. Andrew Costa.

The McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences specializes in health related fields such as: Nursing, Medicine, and Rehabilitation Sciences.

A new project to implement and scale up the long-term care palliative toolkit during COVID-19 has been taken on by Schoo...
12/11/2020
CIHR funds research into palliative care during COVID-19

A new project to implement and scale up the long-term care palliative toolkit during COVID-19 has been taken on by School of Nursing professor Sharon Kaasalainen.

The McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences specializes in health related fields such as: Nursing, Medicine, and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Tension between awareness and fatigue shapes COVID-19 spread
12/10/2020
Tension between awareness and fatigue shapes COVID-19 spread

Tension between awareness and fatigue shapes COVID-19 spread

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, two human factors are battling it out: Awareness of the virus’ severe consequences and fatigue from nine months of pandemic precautions.

Sixteen Faculty of Health Sciences researchers are among 18 McMaster University affiliated scientists who have been reco...
12/08/2020
World’s most cited researchers includes 16 from Faculty of Health Sciences

Sixteen Faculty of Health Sciences researchers are among 18 McMaster University affiliated scientists who have been recognized as among the top one per cent of scientists in the world according to their citations.

The McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences specializes in health related fields such as: Nursing, Medicine, and Rehabilitation Sciences.

The Virtual Learning Task Force has delivered its report to the provost, which includes 21 recommendations for the unive...
12/03/2020
McMaster’s Virtual Learning Task Force delivers its report

The Virtual Learning Task Force has delivered its report to the provost, which includes 21 recommendations for the university to enhance the teaching and learning experience.

Creating more ways for students to interact with each other during class and increasing resources for instructors are among the 21 recommendations for the university to enhance the teaching and learning experience.

With the majority of the McMaster community learning and working online, the university has recently reviewed and update...
12/01/2020
What to know when it snows

With the majority of the McMaster community learning and working online, the university has recently reviewed and updated its Storm Emergency Policy.

With the majority of the McMaster community learning and working online, the university has reviewed and updated its Storm Emergency Policy.

COVID-19: Remdesivir use and the newest WHO guidelines
11/30/2020
COVID-19: Remdesivir use and the newest WHO guidelines

COVID-19: Remdesivir use and the newest WHO guidelines

Dr Bram Rochwerg, associate professor in the Division of Critical Care and lead author of the WHO/BMJ COVID-19 practice guidelines, discusses the most recent WHO recommendations on remdesivir use.

The Indigenous Teaching Through Art program was created by McMaster University’s Department of Family Medicine in collab...
11/27/2020
Two-eyed learning clears perspectives between Indigenous and Western knowledge

The Indigenous Teaching Through Art program was created by McMaster University’s Department of Family Medicine in collaboration with local Indigenous colleagues to fill a knowledge gap about the history of Indigenous people in Canada.

The McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences specializes in health related fields such as: Nursing, Medicine, and Rehabilitation Sciences.

11/25/2020
McMaster University

Now is the time for Canada to seize the opportunity sparked by COVID-19 and create a nexus that brings together our world-class resources, elevates our capabilities and amplifies impact. McMaster’s researchers are leading the way.

Researchers with Mac's Global Nexus for Pandemics and Biological Threats work together to come up with "complex solutions to complex problems" -- including pandemics and antimicrobial resistance. Find out more at their website: https://bit.ly/39d5kLF

"It will be a tough year, but my household will not be spending it indoors with family or friends, since the worst gift ...
11/24/2020
What 635 Epidemiologists Are Doing for Thanksgiving

"It will be a tough year, but my household will not be spending it indoors with family or friends, since the worst gift we could give would be to spread COVID-19," said HEI's Dr. Laura Anderson.

Those who are gathering with family or friends are taking precautions or rethinking their holiday rituals altogether. Most are staying home.

Guideline development in the age of COVID-19: A Q&A with Dr. Robby Nieuwlaat
11/20/2020
Guideline development in the age of COVID-19: A Q&A with Dr. Robby Nieuwlaat

Guideline development in the age of COVID-19: A Q&A with Dr. Robby Nieuwlaat

Dr. Robby Nieuwlaat is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI) at McMaster University. He is also the Director of HEI's Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology (GDCE) program and a member of Cochrane Canada.The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted....

"It’s a little unsettling that we haven’t found much that works yet,” said HEI's Dr. Bram Rochwerg. “But I am hopeful th...
11/20/2020
W.H.O. Rejects Antiviral Drug Remdesivir as a Covid Treatment

"It’s a little unsettling that we haven’t found much that works yet,” said HEI's Dr. Bram Rochwerg. “But I am hopeful that ongoing research will identify other drugs which improve survival and symptoms."

In a review of several trials, the World Health Organization found that Gilead’s drug did not improve survival rates for patients nor did it help them recover.

Members of the HEI community played a direct and significant role in producing the UN's Research Roadmap for the COVID-1...
11/19/2020

Members of the HEI community played a direct and significant role in producing the UN's Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery. Read the report here: https://bit.ly/35KI1XB.

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