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Dr. Lehana Thabane is one of three professors from McMaster’s Faculty of Health Sciences who have been named to the Royal Society of Canada as fellows.

As a leader in health sciences methodology, Dr. Thabane has numerous affiliations. He is the Vice President, Research of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Scientific Director of The Research Institute of St. Joe’s, professor of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI) at McMaster University, and a senior scientist at the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI). He joins Dr. Eric Brown, professor of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, and Dr. Hertzel Gerstein, professor of Medicine.

Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada are distinguished Canadians from all branches of learning who have made remarkable contributions to the arts, the humanities, the sciences, and to Canadian public life.

Dr. Thabane is a pioneer in health research and clinical trials methodology, and an advocate of evidence-based medicine and health care. Renowned for developing highly original and rigorous biostatistical methods for new and innovative clinical trial designs, his biostatistical leadership in the design and conduct of health studies led to major advances in clinical practice guidelines and helped shape new health policy. Moreover, his passion for mentoring without borders has influenced hundreds worldwide.

“I am truly honored to receive the recognition of a fellow of the RSC. I am eternally grateful to my family, and colleagues and students at McMaster, St. Joe’s Hamilton, and beyond, all of whom have contributed to and supported my personal growth as a scientist and mentor,” said Dr. Thabane. “This honor is a public recognition of the importance of a positive, inclusive, collegial, nurturing, and collaborative research culture that we have built at McMaster and St. Joe’s Hamilton.”

The Royal Society of Canada, founded in 1882, elects both fellows and members, and presents awards to highlight exceptional achievements. An event in Waterloo will be held Nov. 16 and 17 to celebrate the new members.

The Research Institute congratulates Dr. Thabane and his colleagues on their appointments as fellows to the Royal Society of Canada.

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