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Leading Scientist and Stanford Professor John Ioannidis to Receive Chanchlani Global Health Research Award

Leading Scientist and Stanford Professor John Ioannidis to Receive Chanchlani Global Health Research Award

Dr. John Ioannidis, recipient of the 5th Chanchlani Global Health Research Award.


December 6, 2016

This year's Chanchlani Global Health Research Award will recognize Dr. John Ioannidis, world-renowned scientist, meta-researcher, and professor from Stanford University. The award presentation and lecture will take place on February 6, 2017

Dr. Ioannidis is is a Professor of Medicine and of Health Research and Policy at Stanford University School of Medicine and a Professor of Statistics at Stanford University School of Humanities and Sciences. He currently holds the C.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention, is Co-Director, Meta-Research Innovation Center, and is also Director of the PhD program in Epidemiology and Clinical Research.

Ioannidis is one of the most-cited scientists across scientific literature, particularly in the fields of clinical medicine and social sciences, according to Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers 2015. His 2005 paper, “Why most Published Research Findings are False,” has been the most-downloaded article in the history of Public Library of Science, and the Boston Globe has called it an "instant cult classic." 

"Through challenging the credibility of scientific research, Dr. Ioannidis has brought to light critical issues," says Andrea Baumann, Associate V-P Global Health, and Director of McMaster's MSc Global Health program. "His commitment to improving research practices is truly inspiring and we are delighted to honour his outstanding contributions to global health research."

The Chanchlani Global Health Research Award, hosted in partnership with the Global Health Office, was created by the Chanchlani family and McMaster University in 2012. 

About the talk

In his talk - "Improving Research Practices: A Global Challenge" - Dr. Ioannidis will survey the current status of research practices, examining how these affect the utility of scientific research in biomedicine and beyond. He will also explore the pros and cons of suggestions that have been made for improvements, taking into account the current and future global landscape of research.

Event details

When: Monday, February 6, 2017 - 4:30 - 6pm
Where: MDCL – Lecture Hall 3020, 3rd Floor, Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery McMaster University