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HRMers in the News

06.27.13 Thomas Agoritsas | Congratulations to Thomas Agoritsas for his awards (travel + best abstract) at the recent International Shared Decision Making 2013 conference in Peru! Details here:

07.04.12 Reza Yousefi-Nooraie has been awarded a 2012 CIHR Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Reza recently transferred to the HRM PhD program and works with Dr. Maureen Dobbins as his supervisor.  A story is posted at .  This is a prestigious award, requiring nominations from the University, and this is a tremendous accomplishment for Reza, who studies the role of professional networks in knowledge translation for public health.  HRM has recently established a strong record of nominations for this award, with two outstanding nominees and one winner in each of the past two years.  Please join me in congratulating Reza.

02.10.12 Dr. Michael Walsh | HRM PhD student featured in the Hamilton Spectator [link:]

08.03.11 Carolina Alba | MD, HRM PhD Student (Supervisor: Gordon Guyatt) received a 2011 Vanier Scholarship. The formal announcement of the Vaniers was made by none other than the Rt Hon. Stephen Harper in McMaster University’s Convocation Hall. Immediately following Mr. Harper’s speech, Carolina gave a wonderful speech on behalf of all Vanier recipients. She also met with the Prime Minister prior to the ceremony and there is a great picture of her explaining the human heart to him on the McMaster Daily News at  Please join me again in congratulating Carolina.

Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper official website announcement:
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships website:

04.08.11 Congratulations to Melissa Kimber, PhD student for being accepted to attend the 2011 CIHR Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) Summer Institute at UBC in Vancouver, June 6-10, 2011. If other HRMers received this honour, please email
[link to CIHR-IGH]

02.09.11 Mathew Mercuri | HRM PhD student, lead author and featured in CBC news story on Radiation exposure from medical imaging: A silent harm? CMAJ Commentary, CMAJ 2011. DOI:10.1503/cmaj.101885
[link to article] [link to CBC news feature] [link to globe & mail article]

07.08.10 Catherine Kreatsoulas | HRM PhD Candidate (Supervisor: Sonia Anand), lead author and featured in the daily news (Link to Daily News article)
Kreatsoulas, C., Nataragjan, M.K., Khatun, R., Velianou, J.L. & Anand. S.S. (2010). Identifying women with severe angiographic coronary disease. Journal of Internal Medicine, 268(1), 66-74. Link:

07.08.10 Jennie Johnstone | MD, HRM PhD student (Supervisor: Mark Loeb), lead author and featured story in the National Post national newspaper (Link to NP article)
 Johnstone, J., Eurich, D.T., Marrie, T.J. & Majumdar, S.R. (2010). Impact of the pneumococcal vaccine on long-term morbidity and mortality of adults at high risk for pneumonia. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 51, 15-22. Link:



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