Based at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, the research team is constantly striving towards our goal of improving the health of women and infants. We are always looking for dedicated researchers and students who are interested in working with us in clinical research.

Benefits of working with the team – Why join?

Improve the Health of Women and Infants
Through generating new evidence, you will contribute importantly to improving women and infants’ health.  You will create new knowledge in obstetrics and neonatology. Ultimately, this often leads to changes in guidelines and clinical practice that benefit women’s and infants’ health and health service utilization.

Learning Opportunities

McMaster University is a recognized and internationally ranked research and educational institution, being 1 of only 4 Canadian Universities to be consistently ranked in the world’s top 100 universities by Times Higher Education (THE). THE has also placed McMaster second globally (and first nationally) in a ranking that utilizes criteria based on Sustainable Development Goals developed by the UN.

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In 2021, McMaster was named Canada’s most research intensive university for graduate students. With a total research income of $353.5 million in 2020, McMaster surpassed its peers in research-intensity, averaging $369,400 per faculty member – more than double the national average!

The Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics) is particularly renowned with a vibrant series of rounds and other educational opportunities. “Evidence-based medicine” flourishes at McMaster, as it is both the home of the Cochrane Canadian Centre and GRADE (Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation) for guidelines. You will be provided plenty of opportunities to gain valuable experience in clinical epidemiology and research methodology, as well as knowledge pertaining to current issues in obstetrics and gynecology.

A Diverse Work Environment
Our team’s diverse yet complimentary expertise broadens the training capacity.  The team consists of a variety of trainees at all levels including clinicians, post-doctorate fellows, graduate and undergraduate students, research assistants, epidemiologists, and biostatisticians. Through collaboration, the combination of different skills enables us to achieve more together.

A Team That Enables Its Members to Flourish

Kiran Ninan presented his oral on “What do clinical practice guidelines suggest for deferred cord clamping for preterm and term infants and how evidence-based are they? A systematic review.” at the the 7th annual Canadian National Perinatal Research Meet (CNPRM) in Banff, February 2020

Dr. Marinela Grabovac did an oral presentation on “Deferred cord clamping in twins: a retrospective cohort study” at the the 7th annual Canadian National Perinatal Research Meet (CNPRM) in Banff, February 2020