New CCRF professorship at McGill

December 16, 2011
Dec. 15, Montreal, QC – McGill University, one of Canada’s leading universities, has awarded the “Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation (CCRF) Professorship in Rehabilitation Epidemiology” to Dr. André Bussières DC.

This Research Professorship is funded with an initial investment of $500,000 in a historic partnership between the CCRF and McGill University and builds on CCRF’s research capacity program which establishes Research Chairs and Professorships in universities across Canada. This investment represents the chiropractic regulatory and association boards’ commitment to improving the health of Canadians with a university-based research position focused on a scientifically sound approach to Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) development. The new “McGill CCRF Research Professorship in Rehabilitation Epidemiology” will have its home in the Faculty of Medicine.

Dr. Bussières will complete his PhD training in Population Health at the University of Ottawa in the very near future. His supervisor is Dr. Jeremy Grimshaw who is the Co-Chair of the Cochrane Collaboration and Director of Cochrane Canada as well as a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Transfer and Uptake at the University of Ottawa. His PhD research thesis focuses on Knowledge Transfer and Exchange (KTE) of clinical practice guidelines and the overall goal of his thesis project is to establish a scientific rationale for interventions to translate research findings into clinical practice.

Dr. Bussières serves as a member of the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association (JCCA) Editorial Board and has written over 20 scientific and clinical articles and three book chapters. In addition, he was the principal investigator of three diagnostic imaging practice guidelines for musculoskeletal complaints in adults.

Dr. Bussières was the recipient of the 2009 CCA Young Investigator Award, and has won a prestigious CIHR Fellowship Award in the Area of Primary Care ($110,000) as well as the distinguished KT Canada Fellowship Award ($35,000). He is also a full professor at Université du Québec a Trois-Rivières (UQTR).

McGill University is one of Canada's best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading research-intensive universities with 11 faculties and 10 schools, 300 programs of study, and more than 36,000 students. The University partners with eight affiliated teaching hospitals to graduate over 1,000 health care professionals each year. Currently, 163 Canada Research Chairs are allotted to McGill faculty. In 2009-10, McGill had total operating revenues of $1,043,483,000 dollars. Canada's largest hospital-based research facility is located at the McGill University Health Centre, with more than 500 researchers and clinicians, nearly 1,000 graduate and postdoctoral students, and close to $100 million research funding.

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