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



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 recent interview with CTV about the study here.


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.

Spousal diabetes as a diabetes risk factor: A systematic review and meta-analysis”, published by Aaron Leong,  Elham Rahme, and Kaberi Dasgupta was among the top 10 most highly accessed in BMC Medicine in 2014.  

Divisional Seminar

Thursday, December 3rd, 9:30 a.m.
Conference Room, Rm R4.02, Ross Pavilion, 687 Pine Avenue West. 

Dr. Talat Bessissow

•  McGill Medicine graduate 2005
McGill Gastroenterology 2010
• Inflammatory bowel disease fellowship Leuven University, Belgium 2012
• Assistant professor of medicine at MUHC since 2012 

My main area of clinical expertise is inflammatory bowel disease.
My clinical research focuses on the role of mucosal healing in the management
and outcome of inflammatory bowel disease as well as the use of advanced
endoscopic imaging technique for the detection and prevention of colorectal cancer.  

 “Impact of Endoscopic and Histologic Healing on Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis –
McGill University Mucosal Healing Cohort”



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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