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Clinical Research

Clinical Research


The GI division prides itself on providing a state of the art service for patients with gastrointestinal disease. Many of the members of the GI division are also affiliated with the Farncombe Family Digestive Health....


McMaster University is the home of evidence-based medicine (EBM) and several members of the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute are internationally recognized for their EBM methodology....


David Armstrong was the first lead for the Quality Practice Committee of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology. This has been a driving force in quality improvement in endoscopy across Canada. ...


Rebecca Anglin has developed a novel GI Psychiatry clinic that provides integrated psychiatry and psychology treatment to patients with GI illness within the 2F digestive diseases clinic at McMaster....


The Barrett?s clinic has involved patients in one of the world?s largest randomized trials of this disease evaluating whether we can prevent esophageal cancer using aggressive acid suppression and/or aspirin....


Paul Moayyedi was involved in a large National Institute of Health funded multicentre randomized controlled trial of antidepressant therapy in functional dyspepsia led by the Mayo clinic. ...


John Marshall and Walter Reinisch are involved in several phase 2 and phase 3 randomized trials that evaluate the latest therapies in both Crohn?s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC). ...

Training

As part of its mission, the Farncombe Institute is committed to providing an innovative and productive training environment that attracts international talent and cultivates tomorrow’s leaders.

In its 25-year history, the GI Research community at McMaster University has provided research training for scores of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who have gone on to research and clinical careers in Canada and around the world.

Some of the institute’s trainees now hold senior faculty positions at prestigious universities in North America and Europe, and have garnered significant distinctions such as Career Scientist Awards and Canada Research Chairs.

Other learners have remained at McMaster following the completion of their training, adding to the complement high-quality investigators and further enriching the institute’s expertise in gastrointestinal diseases. Examples include Drs. Marshall, Armstrong, Khan, Bercik, and Verdú.