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PHRI Scientist Named McMaster University Scholar

Dr. Michael McGillion

Dr. Michael McGillion, a scientist with the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI), has been named a 2019 University Scholar by McMaster University.

McGillion is co-Principal Investigator on PHRI studies including the SMArTVIEW study, Vitaliti Verification, and the HIP ATTACK trial. About the latter, he co-authored an article in the November 2018 special edition of CMAJ, Engaging Patients in Health Research-The Ontario Experience.

Along with Dr. PJ Devereaux, Senior Scientific Lead, Perioperative Research at PHRI, McGillion is a co-editor of Reducing Global Perioperative Risk, jointly hosted by The American Journal of Medicine, the American Journal of Cardiology, and the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.

McGillion is Assistant Dean and an Associate Professor at McMaster University’s School of Nursing. He is the first faculty at the School of Nursing to be named a University Scholar by McMaster’s. He is also the Heart and Stroke Foundation/Michael G. DeGroote Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Nursing Research.

McMaster University Scholars are “mid-career researchers who have demonstrated international impact in research and recognition for further impactful contributions to come,” among other criteria.

Follow Mike McGillion on Twitter @McGillion_M and the McMaster School of Nursing @Macnursing.

In this video, McGillion and Devereaux discuss their study, SMArTVIEW, which uses m-health technology to help heart surgery patients transition more easily and safely to their homes, with ongoing remote monitoring.