For the second year in a row, a member of our division has won a Y des femmes award (YWCA Women of Distinction).  Dr Louise Pilote was selected as laureate in the category of Health for her work in the areas of cardiovascular research. 

Last year Dr. Susan Bartlett was selected as one of the laureates in the field of Education. 

•  Congratulations to Drs Nandini Dendukuri, James Brophy, and Michal Abrahamowicz, who along with Ariane Marelli (Program Leader) were awarded a CIHR Foundation Scheme grant for Congenital Heart Disease across the Lifespan: Improving Quality of Care with Health Services Interventions

In other award news:

  Dr Sara Ahmed, with Dr Jean Bourbeau, was approved for bridge funding for Maximizing the effects of self-management interventions on chronic disease outcomes: implementation of a chronic disease patient health portal in primary care.

 She also received an FRSQ senior-level chercheurs boursiers for the same project listed above.

Dr Michal Abrahamowicz received a grant for New statistical methods for cohort studies of adverse affects of medication with a 92.6 consolidated ranking.

  Dr Nitika Pant Pai was presented as one of 7 Grand Challenges Canada innovators for HIVSmart! at the RESULTS Canada National 2016 Conference held in Ottawa, in April this year.  HIVSmart!, is an ASAP award-winning smartphone application/internet-based strategy that aids self-testing, developed by Dr. Pai and her team.



•  Samantha Hajna, Dr Dasgupta's CIHR funded PhD student, is pursuing post doctoral studies in the United Kingdom at Cambridge and has received a CIHR post doc award.

 •  Dr Romina Pace, (primary supervisor K Dasgupta, co-supervisor E Rahme), an MSc student in Epidemiology and Internal Medicine Fellow, has been awarded an MSSS-FRQS clinician scientist in training award.

•  Michael Wright (BSc) received a summer stipend from Diabète Québec. He is supervised by Dr Dasgupta and her post doc student Dr Anne-Sophie Brazeau, who is funded through a Heart and Stroke Foundation award.

•  Rebecca Burne, doctoral student of Dr Michal Abrahamowicz, travelled to Dublin, Ireland for the most important Pharmaco-epi conference in the world, the 32nd annual International Conference on Pharmaco-Epidemiology (ICPE) 2016.  

She was selected to receive the Edlavitch Award, which is given to the student who submits the most highly-rated abstract for presentation at this prestigious meeting. As her supervisor stated, this student of biostatistics at McGill University competed for the distinction among hundreds of student abstracts from all over the world, including dozens from top universities like Harvard.



Dr. Hugo Razuri, who worked as Project Manager with Dr. Theresa Gyorkos for three years, accepted an important new role as Health Officer with UNICEF Peru.



The Best of CORE


The Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Inaugural “Best of CORE” Research Day

Will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

in the ES1.1129 Amphitheatre and RI Atrium of the Glen site


(Coffee and registration 9:30 – 10:00)


Keynote speaker: Dr. Moyses Szklo, Johns Hopkins University (Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Epidemiology)
will present on Translational Epidemiology


Researcher Presentations – Trainee Poster Pitch Sessions – Best Poster Prizes

Full Program – Schedule of Speakers


Please RSVP at by November 20, 2016



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 or contact Autumn Neville at

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