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Sep
2021

Clinical trial on a plate: Researchers to create new “breathing” lung model to study illnesses like COVID-19

August 18, 2021 – MIRA member Jeremy Hirota and his interdisciplinary team of McMaster researchers are developing a bioengineered lung model that can respond to viruses and drug treatments, advancing our understanding of lung disease and biology.

Aug
2021

McMaster Institute for Research on Aging announces $93,000 in new funding to support McMaster-based research in biology of aging

August 27, 2021 – The McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) has announced two new funding opportunities to support research in the biology and basic sciences of aging.

Aug
2021

MIRA awards over $600,000 in funding for interdisciplinary projects in aging and mobility

August 27, 2021 – The McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and the Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging (LCMA) announce newly funded research for 2021.

Aug
2021

McMaster project will improve access to palliative care for Indigenous Ontarians

July 20, 2021 – MIRA member Hsien Seow is developing a large education intervention aimed at improving access to community-based palliative care for Ontario’s Indigenous communities.

Aug
2021

McMaster scientists gain backing for seniors research

August 3, 2021 – Two McMaster University scientists seeking to improve quality of life for seniors are receiving provincial Early Researcher Awards (ERA) for their research.

Aug
2021

Primary care teams use oximeters to monitor COVID-19 patients

June 29, 2021 – Patients receive home oximeters to monitor their COVID-19 symptoms as part of a program developed by MIRA member Dee Mangin and other McMaster University experts.

Jul
2021

Job Posting: Communications Coordinator

July 26, 2021 – The McMaster Institute for Research on Aging is seeking a highly motivated and self-directed communications coordinator to promote awareness of the Institute.

Jul
2021

Announcement: Communications Manager, McMaster Institute for Research on Aging

July 22, 2021 – Kara Aaserud will be leaving her position as Communications Manager for the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) to take on a new role with McMaster’s Advancement Communications.

Jul
2021

Four MIRA researchers receive funding from the Ontario Research Fund and the Early Researcher Awards Program

July 14, 2021 – Four ​MIRA researchers received funding from the Ontario Research Fund and the Early Researcher Awards Program, designed to support the development of homegrown ideas, products and technologies.

Jul
2021

COVID-19 crisis in Ontario long-term care homes was decades in the making

July 12, 2021 – An analysis of Ontario's long-term care (LTC) sector, involving dozens of interviews with residents' families and frontline staff from across the province, has shown the structure and funding of nursing homes –over half of them for-profit– shaped the trajectory of the COVID-19 crisis.

Jun
2021

Evidence Review: Partnering with Older Adults and Communities to Develop and Test a Community-Based Program to Enhance Physical and Community Mobility in Older Adults

June 28, 2021 – Researchers from the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit’s EMBOLDEN team have found that group-based physical activity programs that combine different types of exercise are most effective in improving mobility in older adults.

Jun
2021

Large online resource helps navigate pandemic grief and loss

June 28, 2021 – Whether you're dealing with grief or supporting someone who is, a new portal from McMaster researchers and CHMA Hamilton is here to help you.

Jun
2021

NSERC awards funding to two MIRA researchers

June 28, 2021 –The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded funding to two MIRA members, Gary Bone and Cheryl Quenneville, through its Discovery research program.

Jun
2021

Brightside Neighbourhood Project earns President’s Award for Community Engaged Scholarship

June 25, 2021 – For their ongoing collaborative research approach and community engagement, McMaster professor Nancy Bouchier, and Project facilitator Simon Orpana are the recipients of the 2021 President’s Award for Community Engaged Scholarship.

Jun
2021

Newly Released: Improving Hospital-To-Home Transitions for Older Adults with Complex Health and Social Needs in Ontario

June 21, 2021 – The Aging, Community and Health Research Unit (ACHRU) collaborated with the McMaster Health Forum on a stakeholder dialogue summary, evidence brief, and video interviews on ‘Engaging Older Adults with Complex Health and Social Needs, and Their Caregivers to Improve Hospital-to-home Transitions in Ontario’.

Jun
2021

Recipients of 2021 AGE-WELL Emerging Entrepreneur Award announced

June 16, 2021 – MIRA's first Labarge Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Patricia Hewston, is a recipient of the AGE-WELL Emerging Entrepreneur Award.

Jun
2021

Four MIRA members named Canada Research Chairs

June 15, 2021 – Four MIRA members, Marla Beauchamp, Tohid Didar, Kathryn Grandfield and Rong Zheng, have been named new Canada Research Chairs.

Jun
2021

Research Brief: Older people as research partners – a systematic review of implementation and impact

June 14, 2021 – Patient and public partners are most likely to be engaged in the execution of research and least likely to be engaged in the preparatory stages of research, say experts from the MIRA | Collaborative for Health & Aging.

Jun
2021

McMaster Institute for Research on Aging hosts CIHR’s flagship Summer Program in Aging

June 10, 2021 – This spring, the CIHR Institute of Aging and the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) brought together 57 Canadian and international graduate students and postdoctoral fellows for the 2021 Summer Program in Aging (SPA), an intensive two-week program focused on longitudinal studies on aging.

Jun
2021

Aging and Health PhD Student attends CIHR’s Summer Program in Aging

June 8, 2021 – Summer Program in Aging (SPA) Trainee, Christine Mills was featured in a blog post describing her experience at the 2021 CIHR Institute of Aging SPA.

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