Ruben Tavares, PhD, MSc, MBt, HBSc, CCRA
Past PhD Student
Medical Sciences: Physiology & Pharmacology
McMaster University, Hamilton ON
Ruben Tavares holds a biochemistry specialist undergraduate degree (HBSc, 2001, UofT), a professional master's degree in biotechnology (MBt, 2003, UofT), a clinical research associate certification (CCRA, 2004, Michener), and a Master of Science degree (MSc, 2007, UofT). His MSc thesis titled, Understanding Near-term Care Of Very Early Rheumatoid Arthritis (UNCOVER) was presented at multiple national and international conferences and has been acclaimed nationally. Ruben is currently enrolled in a doctorate program under the supervision of Dr. J.D. Adachi (PhD candidate, 2011, McMaster). He has been received a number of external and internal awards including Canadian Arthritis Network Studentship, Edward Dunlop Foundation Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology, and others.
Ruben's PhD thesis aims to determine the effect of biannual disease progression monitoring with magnetic resonance compared to radiography and standard of care on pharmacological management and clinical outcomes in early inflammatory arthritis. His other research interests include clinical epidemiology, rheumatoid arthritis, prognosis, disease detection, and classification.