News

PopHR paper a notable paper at the 2017 AMIA conference

2017-11-16

Our PopHR paper was one of the Notable Papers in the AMIA Finalist Year in Review Papers section at AMIA's November 2017 conference in Washington, D.C. amia12  amia11   Shaban-Nejad, A., Lavigne, M., Okhmatovskaia, A. and Buckeridge, D. L. PopHR: a knowledge-based platform to support integration, analysis, and visualization of population health data. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1111/nyas.13271.


1st Prize in ISDS Impact on Field Category

2017-11-10

The following article by members of our Surveillance Lab team won 1st Prize in the 2018 Awards for Outstanding Research Articles in Biosurveillance, Impact on Field Category, given by the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS).   Shaban-Nejad, A., Lavigne, M., Okhmatovskaia, A. and Buckeridge, D. L. PopHR: a knowledge-based platform to support integration, analysis, and visualization of population health data. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1111/nyas.13271. About the awards:   (as stated by the ISDS in their announcement email)  

"The ISDS Research Committee developed the Awards for Outstanding Research Articles in Biosurveillance in order to recognize disease surveillance scientists and professionals for contributions to their fields of research.
All articles summarized by members of the ISDS Literature Review Sub-Committee between May 2016 and April 2017 were eligible. The pool was then narrowed by the Literature Review subcommittee to 34 articles. ISDS Members were invited to nominate one or more of the 34 articles or suggest additional relevant articles.  The Award Committee reviewed all nominated articles and put forward 4 finalist articles in each award category. The ISDS membership voted to determine the final Award winners.
The Awards will be presented at the Awards Ceremony at the 2018 ISDS Conference in Orlando, FL on February 2, 2018."   Second Prize went to:  
Maenner M.J., Yeargin-Allsopp M., Van Naarden Braun K., Christensen D.L., Schieve L.A.Development of a Machine Learning Algorithm for the Surveillance of Autism Spectrum Disorder. PLOS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0168224.
Congratulations to all the winners!


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

2017-03-17

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

2016-11-24

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

2016-10-19

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

2016-10-19

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

2016-10-20

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

2016-05-24

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

2016-02-01

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

2015-03-17

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

Source: Youtube


Tracking food choices for healthier diets

2015-09-17

Dr. David Buckeridge featured

Source: McGill Ideas that Move You


Winter Weather alerts may signal greater fall risk

2015-01-01

Dr. David Buckeridge speaks with Yahoo News

Source: Yahoo News

Events

Dr. Buckeridge to present at NASEM Webinar – January 9th, 2018

2018-01-08

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine will release their report titled: A Smarter National Surveillance System for Occupational Safety and Health in the 21st Century tomorrow January 9th at 2pm via Live Webinar. Dr. David Buckeridge, head of the Surveillance Lab at MCHI, is a member of the committee which created the report. He will be part of a Q & A session during the Live webinar of the report's release. To view the webinar register here. To learn more about the report, see here.


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

2017-05-25

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

2017-02-15

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