Dear EBOH members,
Find yourself longing to get some feedback on your research? Curious about what others in the Department are researching?
Registration and abstract submission for the 2016 EBOH Research Day are now open!
Dear Students & Professors,
Please save the date for EBOH's 12th Annual Research Day which will take place on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in the Thomson House Ballroom. Abstract submission will open in February 2016 (more information is forthcoming).
Research opportunity for MSc, MPH or PhD students
Dr. Theresa Gyorkos named Director of the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Parasite Epidemiology and Control
Dr. Theresa Gyorkos has been named Director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Collaborating Centre (CC) for Research and Training in Parasite Epidemiology and Control. This is a renewable four-year designation based at EBOH.
Congratulations Dr. Gyorkos!
Dear friends of the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, La version française suit l’anglais.
Do you have children's clothes lying at the bottom of your drawers or in the back of your closets because your children have outgrown them? Were these clothes so cute you couldn't bring yourself to get rid of them? Did you ever wonder what you could do to help children in need but didn't know what to do?
We are pleased to announce the launch of EBOH’s new YouTube playlist on the McGill channel! Here you can find a variety of videos such as the Mini-Med series featuring EBOH Faculty and the 50th Anniversary Conference videos.
We will be bringing you new content in the near future, such as faculty profiles, so keep visiting the playlist!
MERCURY Course Evaluations are now available to students until December 24 for units following the default period (or until December 8 for units following the condensed period).
“[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.
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
Differences in obstetric care among nulliparous First Nations and non-First Nations women in British Columbia
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."
Read the article
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
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.
Congratulations to all of our faculty and students who recently received awards, honors and promotions.
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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. »