NIHR Signal

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We are excited to announce that the team’s research has been chosen to be summarized as a National Institute for Health Research Signal! The NIHR is the health promotion wing of the NHS in the UK, and releases “Signals” of important research to inform the public as a great way of knowledge translation.

Dr. Alexander Jarde’s revised Network meta-analysis, “Vaginal progesterone, oral progesterone, 17-OHPC, cerclage and passage for preventing preterm birth in at risk singleton pregnancies: an updated systematic review and network meta-analysis” was chosen for its high quality design and relevance to UK decision makers.

Thank you, Dr. Jarde, for your continued dedication to improving the health of women and infants!

The publication can viewed online or downloaded as a PDF.

Congratulations to Dr. Grabovac and Dr. Moramarco at CNPRM!

We would like to congratulate Dr. Marinela Grabovac and Dr. Veronica Moramarco for their presentations at the Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting!

Dr. Grabovac presented two posters about (1) prediction model on excess total pregnancy weight gain, and (2) whether first trimester weight gain alone predicts total pregnancy weight gain. She did a great job!

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Dr. Moramarco also had an oral presentation, titled “Classical Caesarean: What are the maternal and infant risks compared to low transverse caesarean in preterm birth, and subsequent uterine rupture risks? A systematic review and meta-analysis,” which generated a lot of interest!

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Their conference abstracts are available here.

Thank you both for your hard work in knowledge translation and improving the health of women and infants!

McMaster – Most Research Intensive University in Canada

We are excited to learn that McMaster has been ranked the number one research-intensive Canadian university for the second consecutive year! With a total research income of $434.7 per faculty (more than 3 times the national average), we look forward to the future advances McMaster has to offer this year!


For further information, the original Infosource article can be located here.

World Prematurity Day

We are happy to have celebrated World Prematurity Day on Friday November 16th here at Hamilton Health Sciences, and November 17th worldwide! It is an excellent opportunity to celebrate children, moms, dads, and families, and raise awareness about methods of prematurity prevention!


Welcome Dr. Belaghi!

We are delighted  to welcome Dr. Reza Arabi Belaghi to the team as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Perinatal Predictive Modeling including analysis of Big Data. He has worked in a wide verity of topics in both theoretical and applied statistics. We look forward to working together to improve the health of women and infants!

Welcome Ling!

We would like to warmly welcome Ling Yang to our team as a student research assistant! Ling will be starting her second year of the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Hons.) program this September. We look forward to working together to improve the health of women and infants!

Congratulations Dr. Grabovac!

We would once again like to congratulate Dr. Marinela Grabovac! Dr. Grabovac presented her oral presentation, “What is the safest mode of birth for extremely preterm breech singleton infants who are actively resuscitated? A systematic review and meta-analyses”, which was published in BJOG in November 2017 and short listed for an award, at the Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada conference in Victoria, British Columbia. She did a superb job, with a great delivery, impactful slides and effective responses to questions!

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