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May
2017

Three MIRA members have earned Early Researcher Awards

May 23, 2017 – Three researchers from the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) have earned Early Researcher Awards to advance their work.

May
2017

ADA's Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award given to MIRA member

May 12, 2017 – The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has announced its international 2017 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award will go to Gregory Steinberg, a professor of medicine for the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University.

May
2017

Why the centenarian gender gap exists – and whether men will catch up

May 4, 2017 – Dawn Bowdish, MIRA member and ​associate professor of immunology at McMaster University was featured in a Globe and Mail article about centenarian's--people who live beyond 100 years.

May
2017

New lab course brings Mac's world-class aging research to undergrad experience

May 1, 2017 – McMaster is ​known worldwide for its groundbreaking aging research and platforms, such as the recently launched McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA); and now ​it's bringing its world-class aging research to the classroom.

Apr
2017

10 Strategies For Seniors To Age Gracefully And Safely In Their Own Homes

April 29, 2017 – The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal was featured in a Forbes article about seniors aging safely in their homes.

Apr
2017

MIRA scientist awarded inaugural national prize for excellence in health research

April 24, 2017 – Gregory Steinberg, a professor of medicine of McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine and member of the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA), has been awarded a new national prize for outstanding accomplishments early in his career.

Apr
2017

MIRA member receives distinguished service award

April 21, 2017 – Geriatrician Alexandra Papaioannou is receiving the 2017 Ronald Cape Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Geriatrics Society.

Apr
2017

More than a 'gut feeling' on cause of age-associated inflammation

April 17, 2017 –Gut microbes cause age-associated inflammation and premature death in mice, McMaster University researchers have found. The study could lead to new strategies to improve intestinal health and immune function in older adults.

Apr
2017

MIRA signs MoU with Shalom Village to promote healthy aging

April 17, 2017 – The McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Hamilton’s Shalom Village in order to advance and promote healthy aging through joint research and educational activities.

Apr
2017

MIRA signs MoU with Thrive Group to strengthen research and promote healthy aging

April 14, 2017 – The McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ontario’s Thrive Group to work jointly in advancing and promoting healthy aging through research, education and community outreach.

Mar
2017

Kinesiology course promotes health and wellness to older adults in Hamilton

March 28, 2017 – How can exercise slow the progression of age-related diseases? Janet Pritchard, assistant professor, teaches a fourth year Kinesiology course that takes students out of the classroom and downtown to Hamilton’s First Place Seniors Residence.

Mar
2017

Adults who take on a new sport or a musical instrument find life is a lot more fun

March 24, 2017 – Meridith Griffin, MIRA member and assistant professor in the Department of Health, Aging and Society at McMaster University was featured in a recent Hamilton Spectator article about the benefits of starting a new activity as an adult.

Mar
2017

International Women’s Day Q&A Spotlight on Dr. Dawn Bowdish

March 8, 2017 – The Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research has put the spotlight on the outstanding achievements of MIRA Member Dr. Dawn Bowdish, Canada Research Chair in Aging & Immunity (Tier 2) and Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at McMaster.

Mar
2017

Research Snaps: The Importance of Including Older People in Canadian Strategies on Homelessness

March 7, 2017 – The number of older people who are homeless is expected to increase across Canada. Strategies to combat homelessness tend to neglect this group and this can be problematic as older homeless people have unique needs.

Feb
2017

Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging releases cognition data for 51,000 participants

February 27, 2017 – Cognition data collected at baseline on 51,000 participants in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) are now available for access by researchers.

Feb
2017

MIRA announces new funding opportunities with focus on cross-Faculty collaboration in aging and mobility

February 23, 2017 – The Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging (LCMA) and the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) are pleased to announce new funding opportunities that will help foster research development in the area of mobility in aging.

Feb
2017

Trouvez-le ici: French version of McMaster Optimal Aging Portal launched

February 8, 2017 – A French-language version of the popular McMaster Optimal Aging Portal has been launched at https://www.mcmastervieillissementoptimal.org/.

Jan
2017

Canada’s largest study on aging releases first report on cognition

January 25, 2017 – In its first report released on memory and cognition, the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) has shown the performance of CLSA participants is similar to what has been observed in previous studies of cognition conducted in both French and English, lending support to the use of the CLSA cognitive measures in large, epidemiological studies of aging.

Jan
2017

Mayo clinic researcher to speak at McMaster on aging and chronic diseases

January 20, 2017 – Dr. James L. Kirkland, MD, PhD, a renowned geroscientist and expert on aging, has been named a Harry Lyman Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor at McMaster University.

Jan
2017

Couch potatoes face same chance of dementia as those with genetic risk factors

January 10, 2017 – Sedentary older adults with no genetic risk factors for dementia may be just as likely to develop the disease as those who are genetically predisposed, according to a major study which followed more than 1,600 Canadians over five years.

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