McGill Newsroom

McGill alumnus tagged to boost capacity and discovery in growing field

Dr. Robert Platt, Professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine was officially announced as the inaugural Albert Boehringer (1st) Chair in Pharmacoepidemiology during an event held May 26 at McGill.

Classified as: Pharmacology, epidemiology, Pharmacoepidemiology, health and lifestyle, growing, Albert Boehringer, David Eidelman
Published on: 27 May 2016

Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research 

A study conducted at the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital revealed that pioglitazone is associated with a risk of bladder cancer that increases with duration of use and dosage.

Classified as: epidemiology, Oncology, Laurent Azoulay, Lady Davis Institute (LDI), health and lifestyle, blood sugar, pioglitazone, bladder cancer, rosiglitazone, thiazolidinediones
Published on: 31 Mar 2016

Despite numerous genomic studies, evidence for a genetic contribution to cardiovascular disease disparities in blacks versus whites provide little insight

Classified as: Biostatistics, genetics, race, McGill, epidemiology, cardiovascular disease, Jay Kaufman, genome-wide association studies (GWAS), occupational health, racial mortality gap
Published on: 16 Mar 2015

McGill University physicist Aashish Clerk and epidemiologist Madhukar Pai are among the inaugural members named today to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Classified as: physics, tuberculosis, epidemiology, royal society of canada, Aashish Clerk, College of New Scholars, Madhukar Pai, quantum
Published on: 16 Sep 2014

The McGill Division of Cancer Epidemiology has recently launched the CATCH study to test the effectiveness of a Carrageenan-based gel in preventing the tranmission of HPV. Carrageenan is derived from red algae, and commonly used as a thickening agent in food products. It could represent an inexpensive method of prevention against the virus, whereas the vaccine and screening procedures are considerably more expensive.

Classified as: women, health, Cancer, HPV, CATCH, lubricant, safe, sex, studies, study, Carrageenan, epidemiology, woman, STI
Published on: 25 Mar 2013