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posted on: 1 Aug 2010 - 17:20
The Bill Silverman Prize
William (Bill) Silverman (1924-2004) was one of the founders of American neonatal medicine. He was honoured repeatedly as one of the pioneers in his specialty; however, he often evoked somewhat mixed responses amongst his colleagues because he was in the habit of raising troubling questions about the scientifi c basis and ethics of his and their practices. Like many of the people who have helped... read more
posted on: 1 Aug 2010 - 17:16
Monitoring and Registration Committee update
The Monitoring and Registration Committee (MaRC), previously known as the Monitoring and Registration Group, held its most  recent meeting in Helsinki in June. We attended at the invitation  of Jos Verbeek, a Field representative on the MaRC and  Convenor of the Occupational Health Field, which is located at  the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health. We extend our thanks... read more
posted on: 1 Aug 2010 - 16:52
Cochrane Canada increases pool of qualified trainers
Cochrane Canada has doubled the number of Canadian authors to over 1,300 in the past fi ve years. In  addition to registered Cochrane entities, Cochrane Canada has established a network of 18 regional  sites whose functions include promoting The Collaboration and co-ordinating training events. To  increase our pool of qualifi ed Cochrane trainers across Canada, Cochrane Canada has... read more
Tags: Training
posted on: 1 Aug 2010 - 16:31
Collaboration welcomes 14th Cochrane Centre
On behalf of the Collaboration, the Steering Group is delighted to welcome the recently registered  French Cochrane Centre, situated in the heart of Paris. The overall mission of the Centre (Centre  Cochrane Français) will be to foster evidence-based healthcare decision-making by promoting the  awareness, appreciation, distribution and use of Cochrane reviews; and by... read more
Tags: Centres
posted on: 1 Aug 2010 - 15:53
Julian Higgins receives Campbell Collaboration’s Frederick Mosteller Award
Julian Higgins, Methods Group representative on The Cochrane Collaboration’s Steering Group and Senior Statistician at the  MRC Biostatistics Unit in Cambridge, UK, has been awarded the Campbell Collaboration’s Frederick Mosteller Award for Distinctive Contributions to Systematic Reviewing.Julian Higgins, Cochrane Collaboration Steering Group read more

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