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Apr
2021

MIRA and CIHR Institute of Aging to launch Summer Program in Aging (SPA) 2021

April 26, 2021 – The CIHR Institute of Aging has partnered with the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) to host the 2021 CIHR Institute of Aging Summer Program in Aging (SPA 2021), held virtually from May 2 to May 12.

Apr
2021

McMaster program connects students and older adults during a year of social isolation

April 22, 2021 – Offered by the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA), the 'Meet My Hamilton' program demonstrates the value of creating spaces where older adults and students can connect.

Apr
2021

$5M gift aimed at supporting Canada’s most vulnerable seniors

April 20, 2021 – McMaster Chancellor Emerita Suzanne Labarge invests $5 million in a partnership between the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging and Dixon Hall to help at-risk older adults.

Apr
2021

MIRA announces more than $370,000 in funding for postdoctoral fellowships in aging research

April 8, 2021 – The McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and the Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging (LCMA) are pleased to announce more than $370,000 in new funding opportunities for postdoctoral fellows with interests in aging. Applications ​have been extended to May 14, 2021, for proposed research beginning in the 2021/22 academic year.

Apr
2021

Outbreaks, vaccines and immunity: A MacTalks event

April 7, 2021 – Join MIRA members Dawn Bowdish and Andrew Costa in conversation with health columnist André Picard at a free event — Outbreaks, vaccines and immunity: Inside Canada’s long-term care homes.

Mar
2021

Nearly two-thirds of middle-aged and older adults in Canada report adverse childhood experiences

March 15, 2021 – New research from McMaster University has found that roughly three in every five Canadian adults aged 45 to 85 have been exposed to childhood abuse, neglect, intimate partner violence or other household adversity.

Mar
2021

In the media: There’s a shortage of services to help the growing number of long-haul COVID-19 sufferers

March 15, 2021 – MIRA member, Dr. Marla Beauchamp, was featured in a story from the Globe and Mail for her MIRA-funded research on older adults admitted with COVID-19.

Mar
2021

$9.6M federal infrastructure investment renews Canada’s largest study of aging

March 4, 2021 – A $9.6-million investment by the Government of Canada in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) will renew the infrastructure of the CLSA research platform, ensuring its progress in generating knowledge that promotes the health and well-being of older adults and informs the development of programs and policies for Canada’s aging population.

Mar
2021

Five McMaster projects get $35M in federal funding

March 4, 2021 – The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has awarded over $9.5M to the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), lead by MIRA's Scientific Director Dr. Parminder Raina.

Mar
2021

Professor emeritus has last words on death and dying

March 1, 2021 – Dr. Ronald Bayne, one of Canada's first geriatricians and a lifelong advocate for better care for older adults, died on Friday after deciding to take advantage of the opportunity for medical assistance in dying.

Feb
2021

McMaster Continuing Education offers a new course in infection prevention and control for caregivers

February 16, 2021 – McMaster University Continuing Education has developed and launched a free, online, self-paced course aimed at families and caregivers, and teaches best-practice infection control techniques for home and health-care settings.

Feb
2021

MIRA | Collaborative for Health & Aging webinar series: Pivoting a large-scale aging research initiative due to the COVID-19 pandemic

February 11, 2021 – The MIRA | Collaborative for Health & Aging is hosting their first webinar “Pivoting a large-scale aging research initiative due to the COVID-19 pandemic" on February 26 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Feb
2021

From the optimal aging portal | Rolling out the COVID-19 vaccines (Part 2): Allocating vaccines and necessary equipment equitably

February 10, 2021 – Several national and international organizations developed frameworks consisting of key principles to guide COVID-19 vaccine allocation and prioritization.

Feb
2021

McMaster researchers leading international study to test three widely available drugs for early COVID-19 treatment

February 11, 2021 – MIRA researcher Lehana Thabane, and other McMaster University researchers, are leading a large international study to test three widely available, cost-effective drugs to treat early COVID-19 infections.

Feb
2021

In the media: What experts say needs to change in long-term care in COVID-19

February 4, 2021 – MIRA member, Andrew Costa was interviewed for a story by the Hamilton Spectator on the newly released recommendations to control COVID-19 in long-term care homes.

Feb
2021

To prevent millions more masks in landfills, McMaster researchers develop a way to recycle them

February 3, 2021 – A McMaster research hub, lead by MIRA member Ravi Selvaganapathy, has partnered with BC-Vitacore to launch Canada's first end-to-end recycling program for single-use masks and respirators.

Feb
2021

Older caregivers struggling with home care during COVID-19

February 2, 2021 – Older caregivers report unprecedented and unrelenting levels of responsibility, stress and isolation due to COVID-19 and pandemic-related protocols.

Feb
2021

McMaster awarded $1M to address undiagnosed dementia gap

February 1, 2021 – More than 432,000 Canadians over the age of 65 are living with dementia, but there is no current estimate of undiagnosed dementia in Canada. A new investment in a flagship research initiative led by McMaster University will change that by addressing the knowledge gap around undiagnosed dementia and improving understanding of known and emerging risk factors related to the disease.

Jan
2021

Study highlights the power of social movements for community health as pandemic continues

January 29, 2021 – A study funded by the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and lead by MIRA member, Hsien Seow, examined the spread and use of the #caremongering movement as a tool for addressing community health and social needs.

Jan
2021

From the optimal aging portal | Rolling out the COVID-19 vaccines (Part 1): Securing and distributing a reliable supply of vaccines

January 27, 2021 – After months of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is hope on the horizon with the approval and start of the roll-out of several vaccines.

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