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Jan
2022

Research shows myriad benefits of exercise … so why don’t we move more?

When Jennifer Heisz talks about the health benefits of exercise, you can take her word on it. Not only is Heisz a Canada Research Chair ...

Nov
2021

Pandemic depression persists among older adults: research led by Dr. Parminder Raina

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental health of older people living in the community, with those who are lonely faring far worse, according to new research from McMaster University. Using data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), a national team of researchers found that 43% of adults aged 50 or older experienced moderate or high levels of depressive symptoms at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that increased over time.

Nov
2021

Weston Family Foundation funds $12M initiative to advance the science of healthy aging

The Weston Family Foundation is awarding a $12-million research grant to the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), hosted at McMaster University, for a new initiative that will shed light on the many factors that influence brain health as we age, including lifestyle and the human microbiome. The Healthy Brains, Healthy Aging Initiative will feature a cohort of 6,000 research participants who are currently enrolled in the CLSA. It marks the first time a national study of aging in Canada has introduced both brain imaging and microbiome analyses to investigate cognitive aging in the population over time.

Nov
2021

New research looks at knowledge translation with older adults.

A newly published study, by MIRA ​members Cynthia Lokker and Rebecca Ganann, sheds light on how researchers can effectively share health informatio...

Nov
2021

One in five vaccinated long-term care residents were at risk of COVID because of low antibody levels, supporting need for booster shots

November 16, 2021 – New data on long-term care residents, from MIRA researchers Dawn Bowdish and Andrew Costa, directly supports government decisions to provide third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Oct
2021

In the News: Brenda Vrkljan on keeping older drivers protected on the road

October 22, 2021 – MIRA member Brenda Vrkljan was featured in a story by the New York Times for a piece about older drivers. According to Vrkljan, most older adults see their driver's license as a key aspect of their freedom and mobility.

Oct
2021

In the media: Keeping Older Drivers Protected on the Road

MIRA researcher Brenda Vrkljan spoke to The New York Times about safe driving for older adult, mobility and the MIRA-funded Candrive study.&n...

Sep
2021

MIRA welcome Casey Irvin as the Institute’s communications coordinator

The McMaster Institute for Research on Aging welcomes Casey Irvin as the Institute’s new communications coordinator.

Sep
2021

Four McMaster professors named to the Royal Society of Canada

September 8, 2021 – MIRA member, Harriet MacMillan and two other McMaster professors have been elected to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) as fellows.

Sep
2021

Study will examine post-ICU outcomes related to frailty and COVID-19

September 10, 2021 – MIRA member Michelle Kho is leading a study identifying factors associated with frailty at hospital discharge in adult and pediatric critical illness survivors of COVID-19.

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.

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