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.




The transition to parenthood while joyous can also be stressful for expectant fathers. Dr. Deborah Da Costa's study found that 13.3% of expectant dads experienced symptoms of depressed mood during their partner’s third trimester of pregnancy.

The findings suggest a vital need for early and accurate screening of expectant fathers as well as  mothers for depression during the transition to parenthood. Pregnancy may be a “teachable moment” for educating and preparing men at risk for mental health difficulties.

Watch her interview with CTV about the study here.

 January 25, 2016 article in the Toronto Star.


McGill researchers receive journal’s Best Paper Award: 
The editors of Circulation recently selected a McGill research team led by Dr. Louise Pilote, as the winner of this year’s Best Paper Award in the category of Clinical Science for the paper, “Warfarin Use and the Risk for Stroke and Bleeding in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Undergoing Dialysis” Circulation. 2014;129:1196-1203.

The award was presented at the close of the journal’s symposium, “Groundbreaking Studies in the Practice of Cardiovascular Medicine,” held at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions, on Sunday, November 8, 2015, in Orlando. Congratulations Dr. Pilote!  Read more here.



Kaberi Dasgupta's article Neighbourhood walkability, daily steps and utilitarian walking in Canadian adults, was published in BMJ Open, which is featured on MUHC's website.


Kaberi Dasgupta's research on gestational diabetes in mothers predicting incident diabetes in fathers, is featured in a special Globe and Mail supplement that will be published November 2nd, as well as on Radio Canada, Yahoo News, and the Times of India.

Dr. Louise Pilote was highlighted in the news October 25th following a presentation she gave about findings from the GENESIS-PRAXY study at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress.  Congratulations to the whole team!

Congratulations to Dr. Susan Bartlett, who was selected as one of the laureates of the Women of Distinction Awards as announced on May 5, 2015 by the YWCA Montreal.  

Divisional Seminar

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 9:30 a.m.
Conference Room, Rm R4.02, Ross Pavilion,
687 Pine Avenue West. 

Dr Ximo Wang


“Questionnaire and fecal immunochemical testing of community-based colorectal cancer screening in 2012 for 1,248,792 residents in Tianjin China”

Dr. XIMO WANG is President of Nankai Hospital in Tianjin China. He is a general surgeon and got his PhD from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China. In 2002-2004 he was a research fellow at the London Health Science Centre in London Ontario. As the former Director of the Tianjin Colorectal Cancer Screening Program, Dr. Wang has in-depth knowledge of the methods used in Tianjin CRC screening program as well as the program's databases. 


On this day, he will speak to our group about the study we are undertaking as part of our joint FRQS-NFSC international collaboration.  


The CAnadian Network for Advanced Interdisciplinary Methods for comparative effectiveness research (CAN-AIM) team was funded by CIHR to develop novel methods using prospective longitudinal cohorts and to respond to key knowledge gaps regarding drug safety and effectiveness by answering queries which arise from Health Canada and other regulatory parties. Our demonstration project looked at the comparative effectiveness of anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents versus traditional disease-modifying agents (DMARDs) in reducing orthopedic surgery in rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

For information on our preliminary results or for more information on our team, please visit our website http://canaim.ca/ or contact Autumn Neville at autumn.neville@clinepi.mcgill.ca.

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