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Katie Porter, Explorer, HHS Research Administration
January 16, 2018

Exploring a healthier community together

By: Katie Porter, Director of Research Administration, Hamilton Health Sciences At Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), research isn’t something that happens on the outskirts of health care. Health care and research…

Dr. Guillaume Pare, medical biochemist, explorer
January 8, 2018

Discovering a new way to predict early heart disease

Researchers in Hamilton have developed a genetic test that is five times more accurate than the current standard method in predicting early coronary artery disease (CAD) in young adults. “This…

Dr. Rosalyn Juergens, Oncologist, Researcher, Explorer
December 6, 2017

The new generation of lung cancer treatment

At age 69, Ed Wand had a heart attack. It came as a surprise – he’d been healthy his entire life. Unfortunately, the trip to the hospital brought about more…

Dr. Devereaux, Researcher, Explorer
November 30, 2017

Ground-breaking project aims to minimize complications after cardiac surgery

A ground-breaking project is underway at Hamilton Health Sciences’ Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) to address a major medical issue in Canada and around the world: too many patients develop…

November 29, 2017

Helping kids with chronic disease be kids

Bennett Walkinshaw is a typical six year old boy, full of energy. He’s quite the character and will have you laughing in no time. Two years ago, Bennett started having…

Dr. Nikhil Pai, pediatric gastroenterologist, researcher, explorer
November 29, 2017

BLOG: Creating an alternative treatment option

By: Dr. Nikhil Pai Pediatric gastroenterologist, McMaster Children’s Hospital Assistant professor, department of pediatrics, McMaster University  Coughs and colds, stomach aches, and fevers are part of every child’s life. But…

Dr. Richard Whitlock, cardiac surgeon, researcher, explorer
November 21, 2017

BLOG: The stubborn pursuit of “Why”

By: Dr. Richard Whitlock Cardiac surgeon, Hamilton Health Sciences Principal investigator, Population Health Research Institute Associate professor of surgery, McMaster University I entered medicine with the aspiration of impacting people’s…

November 20, 2017

Curbing the perfect storm for stroke

On a gloomy day last April, Richard te Boekhorst was doing yard work when the clouds above him threatened to open up. He sped up his pace in a race…

Acting VP Research, Ted Scott
November 10, 2017

BLOG: Redefining research

By: Ted Scott, Acting Vice President Research & Chief Innovation Officer The dictionary definition of “researcher” is painfully self-explanatory: “someone who conducts research.” Based on my experience at Hamilton Health…

discussing surgery recovery
September 13, 2017

Weighing the costs and benefits of surgery

If you knew that your recovery from surgery would last months or even years, would that change your mind about having it? Hamilton Health Sciences researchers at the Population Health…

August 29, 2017

Hamilton researchers’ discovery challenges global dietary guidelines

Researchers at the Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) & McMaster University Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) have made a discovery that challenges standard nutritional guidelines worldwide. The PURE study, which involved…

August 27, 2017

Hamilton researchers discover combo therapy works best for heart disease

Hamilton researchers have made a discovery that could prevent complications and death in thousands of people around the world living with heart disease. A major international study, named COMPASS, led by the…

child with autism
July 17, 2017

A collaborative approach to autism research

Staff and researchers at McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH), McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences have come together to form the McMaster Autism Research Team (MacART) to explore how to improve…