Drs. Buckeridge and Tamblyn featured in the RI-MUHC Report


Data warehouse: Living repositories for clinical research is the title of the section in the 2015-2016 Annual Report of the Research Institute of the MUHC which highlights some of the work that Dr. David Buckeridge and Dr. Robyn Tamblyn are doing as members of the Experimental Therapeutics and Metabolism Program (ETM) and the Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) at the Research Institute. Check out the entire story on page 28.

Disease cluster hard to pinpoint when cause of illness is unknown


CBC News Health interviewed Dr. Buckeridge as an epidemiological expert for their story published Sept 9th, 2016 about an Ottawa resident who expressed concern about the number of Multiple Sclerosis cases in his neighbourhood.

Source: CBC

Hiroshi Mamiya wins ISDS Outstanding Student abstract award


Hiroshi Mamiya, a PhD Epidemiology student in the Surveillance Lab, won second prize in the Award for Outstanding Student or Post-Degree Abstract from the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS). Hiroshi's abstract is titled: "Estimating spatial patterning of dietary behaviors using grocery transaction data". For his prize he will receive half off regular student registration to the 2016 ISDS Annual Conference this year!

Kathryn Morrison wins ISDS Outstanding Research Article award


Kathryn Morrison, a PhD Biostatistics student in the Surveillance Lab, has won first prize in the Scientific Achievement category of the 2016 Awards for Outstanding Research Articles in Biosurveillance. This award given by the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) was developed to recognize disease surveillance scientists and professionals for contributions to their fields of research. There are two categories: Scientific Achievement and Impact on Field. Here is the information on Kathryn's winning paper published in 'Statistics in Medicine':

Morrison, K.T., et al. A latent process model for forecasting multiple time series in environmental public health surveillance. Statistics in medicine (2016).

MOXXI-McGill Team wins Infoway award


The MOXXI-McGill Team led by Jenna Wong and Aude Motulsky won a Best Answer award in the Data Impact Challenge II from Canada Health Infoway. MP Marc Miller was on hand to present the team with their award on September 7th, 2016. Photo

Nearly half of all antidepressants not prescribed for depression


News coverage about a study from Dr. Tamblyn's Clinical Decision Support Lab which was published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Jenna Wong, PhD student, was the lead author. Check out Jenna speaking on CTV News Montreal. In addition to the Montreal Gazette the article also received mention in Time Magazine, the Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, US News & McGill Newsroom.

Source: Montreal Gazette

Dr. Ari Meguerditchian – McGill Teacher of the Year 2015


Congratulations to Dr. Ari Meguerditchian for being awarded the Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology Teaching & Mentorship Award for 2015. This recognition is awarded by an esteemed committee to one McGill Oncology professor based on teaching excellence and dedication.             Bronf_25th_052

Source: McGill Faculty of Medicine News and Events

Watching what we eat


Dr. David Buckeridge speaks with McGill news about one of his projects

Source: Youtube

Tracking food choices for healthier diets


Dr. David Buckeridge featured

Source: McGill Ideas that Move You

Winter Weather alerts may signal greater fall risk


Dr. David Buckeridge speaks with Yahoo News

Source: Yahoo News

Order of Canada appointment


Dr. Robyn Tamblyn is appointed to the Order of Canada. It is also mentioned here.

Source: Governor General of Canada

EHR transforms patient care


Interview with Dr. Robyn Tamblyn

Source: CTV News Montreal


Cloudy with a Chance of Pain – Prof Will Dixon- June 8th


Professor Will Dixon, the Principal Investigator of a UK study called “Cloudy with a Chance of Pain” will be giving a seminar on June 8 at 2pm at the McIntyre Medical Building, Osler Library, 3rd Floor, Room 131A.

Cloudy with a Chance of Pain is a national smartphone study in the UK investigating the age-old belief that weather influences chronic pain conditions such as arthritis. This talk will explore the background to the study, the opportunities and challenges from smartphone research, and describe the running of a mass participation study that seeks to collect daily data over many months. For more information and to find out how to RSVP, check out the event poster.

Kathryn M’s PhD Oral Defense


On Monday February 20th, 2017 at 10:15am in Purvis Hall Room 24, Kathryn will be defending her PhD thesis titled: A methodological framework for environmental public health surveillance with a practical example in wildfire smoke exposure

Listening Tour with Dr. Steven Hoffman, Scientific Director CIHR-IPPH – November 4th!


Steven Hoffman, the new Scientific Director for the CIHR-Institute of Population and Public Health is in Montréal as part of a listening tour he is planning. The objectives of the tour are to:

  • Get more familiar with emerging and priority public health issues of interest to population and public health (PPH) researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the country;
  • Learn more about issues of concern to population and public health researchers and potential solutions for consideration by IPPH and CIHR
Come share your ideas and questions with Steven!  Friday 4th November, 2016  3:30-4:30pm    1140 Pine Avenue (McGill Clinical and Health Informatics building, conference room) RSVPs to are helpful but not required. See poster