Tewodros Eguale, who recently earned his PhD from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill, was named one of two winners of the 2012-2013 CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research CIHR-IHSPR Article of the Year Award. Eguale’s article, “Drug, Patient, and Physician Characteristics Associated with Off-label Prescribing in Primary Care,” was written while he was at McGill.
Eguale’s PhD work includes the development of post-marketing drug surveillance system using electronic health records, specifically measurement of off-label prescribing and its determinants and detection of adverse drug reactions in a primary care setting.
In addition to receiving an award of $10,000, Eguale and co-winner Malcolm Doupe will be honoured at the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR) conference, to be held in Vancouver later this month.
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