“[Our study] draws attention to the research gap on the benefits of deworming in early childhood,” Theresa W. Gyorkos, PhD, of the department of epidemiology, biostatistics and occupational health at McGill University, Montreal, told Infectious Diseases in Children. “While statistically significant differences in weight and length measures 1 year later were not observed between the intervention groups compared to the placebo group, the trial results nonetheless suggest that there may be some benefit to deworming earlier rather than later (ie, at 12 months rather than at 18 months).”

Published on: 9 Nov 2015

Association of Off-Label Drug Use and Adverse Drug Events in an Adult Population

Published in JAMA on November 2, 2015

Authors: Tewodros Eguale, MD, PhD; David L. Buckeridge, MD, PhD; Aman Verma, PhD; Nancy E. Winslade, PharmD; Andrea Benedetti, PhD; James A. Hanley, PhD; Robyn Tamblyn, PhD

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Published on: 5 Nov 2015

Corinne Riddell, PhD Epidemiology candidate, was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) on November 2, 2015 along with co-authors Jennifer Hutcheon, PhD and Leanne Dahlgren, MD, MHSc for their article titled "Differences in obstetric care among nulliparous First Nations and non-First Nations women in British Columbia, Canada."

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Published on: 3 Nov 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Caroline Quach who received the SHEA (Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America) William Jarvis Award at IDWeek 2015 in San Diego.

SHEA Website Award Winners

Published on: 28 Oct 2015

Pour le moment, l’Agence de la santé publique du Canada n’est pas prête à autoriser l’autotest, déplorant sa fiabilité partielle (99,6 %) et le fait qu’il ne détecte pas le virus s’il a été contracté moins de trois mois auparavant. L’épidémiologiste Nitika Pant Pai, professeure à l’Université McGill, estime que ces raisons ne suffisent pas. « La plupart des gens souhaitent connaître leur statut sérologique, mais l’attente et la stigmatisation qu’ils peuvent subir en laboratoire les découragent. L’autotest pourrait démocratiser le dépistage.

Published on: 23 Oct 2015

Congratulations to all of our faculty and students who recently received awards, honors and promotions. 

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Published on: 6 Oct 2015

Dr. Eduardo Franco, Professeur James McGill, Départements d’oncologie et d’épidémiologie, biostatistique et santé au travail et directeur de la Division d’épidémiologie du cancer affirme que « Le stress ne cause pas le cancer. Cependant, il peut diminuer la vigilance du système immunitaire. »

Lisez l’article: « Notre mode de vie a-t-il vraiment une influence sur le cancer? »

Published on: 2 Oct 2015

Read the Washington Post article "The hidden inequality of who dies in car crashes" featuring new research by EBOH Associate Professors Dr. Sam Harper and Dr. Erin Strumpf and Research Associate Thomas Charters.

Published on: 1 Oct 2015

On Monday September 28, Prof Madhu Pai gave an epidemiology seminar on the topic of open access publishing.  In response to requests to share the presentation, we have attached it here for your information.

Can we save open access publishing?

Published on: 29 Sep 2015

Congratulations to EBOH Professor Robyn Tamblyn who was invested into the Order of Canada September 23, 2015. The Order of Canada was created in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Since its creation, more than 6 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.

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Published on: 24 Sep 2015

Three McGill Faculty of Medicine members were recently inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) as Fellows, one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community.

The newly elected Fellows are Dr. Alan N. Barkun, Professor of Medicine and DG Kinnear Chair in Gastroenterology, Dr. David H. Eidelman, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, and Dr. Laurie N. Gottlieb, Professor at the Ingram School of Nursing and the Flora Madeline Shaw Chair in Nursing.

Published on: 23 Sep 2015

A team of international researchers, led by Brent Richards of McGill University and the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital, published their findings Monday of a rare gene variation that offers a protective quality for bone density. “What’s interesting about this variation is that it has an effect on bone density and fracture twofold larger than anything we’ve found previously — twofold larger than anything anyone in the world has found previously, I should say,” Richards told the Montreal Gazette.

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Published on: 15 Sep 2015

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Data source and funding for students who may be looking for a supervisor of co-supervisor with funding.

Dr. Ariane Marelli is accepting applications for new grants that go on for 3-4 years.

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Classified as: funding
Published on: 15 Sep 2015


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