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Apr
2019

Fit for life

April 18, 2019 – Fourth-year kinesiology students studying human aging are getting an up close and personal way to share their work.

Apr
2019

Pitch perfect: MIRA trainees tell it all in three minutes

April 17, 2019 – Fourteen researchers from across campus each took 180 seconds to explain their research on aging. It’s all part of a student-driven initiative to bring together early-career researchers with a wide range of expertise and experiences.

Apr
2019

Research at McMaster University will use national aging study data

April 10, 2019 – Three McMaster University researchers will lead new projects analyzing data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA).

Apr
2019

McMaster students help people with Parkinson’s build a community through choral singing

April 8, 2019 – Once a week, the Hamilton Parkinson’s Chorus meets on the McMaster campus to sing, laugh and build community. Started in September 2018 by Arts & Science student Zachary Levine, the choir is a chance for people with Parkinson’s and their spouses to experience the fun of group singing. It’s also therapeutic.

Mar
2019

MIRA trainee working to make the transition between hospital and home easier for older adults

March 29, 2019 – The McMaster Institute for Research on Aging includes an interdisciplinary network of trainees — graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and undergraduate research fellows — with a common interest in research on aging. In this series, originally published on the MIRA Trainee Network blog, we’re exploring the work some of the trainees are doing.

Mar
2019

MIRA Trainee Talks: Kara Aaserud

March 22, 2019 – Kara Aaserud, a communications professional for more than 15 years, and now the Communications Coordinator for MIRA, delivered a talk on her work entitled: “Using Social Media for Knowledge Translation and Branding in research and science”

Mar
2019

MIRA Trainee Talks: Giulia Coletta

March 21, 2019 – Giulia Coletta (BSc.), a summer undergraduate student funded by MIRA, completed a summer project under the supervision of Dr. Janet Pritchard, Department of Kinesiology, delivered a research talk on: “Prevalence of sarcopenia among active older adults and older adults undergoing joint replacement surgery”

Mar
2019

MIRA member is connecting the dots between housing, health and social services

March 18, 2019 – Over the last 20 years, James Dunn’s research has revealed clear relationships between inequality in cities and people’s health. Working with communities in southern Ontario and beyond, he has explored how housing, economic inequality and attributes of neighbourhoods affect residents’ mental and physical health.

Mar
2019

MIRA researchers receive federal funding for health research

March 14, 2019 – McMaster University is receiving $8.45 million from the federal government to support 13 health research projects, three of which are led up by MIRA researchers.

Mar
2019

Trainee Research Profile: Designing a comprehensive care model for older adults transitioning from hospital-to-home in the community, with Michael Kalu

March 14, 2019 – Michael Kalu is a PhD student in the Quality Optimal Living and Aging through Rehabilitation lab under the supervision of Dr. Vanina Dal Bello-Haas. During this interview, Michael spoke to us about his ongoing research and involvement with the MIRA Trainee Network.

Mar
2019

A pragmatic program for idealistic people

March 12, 2019 – Students in McMaster’s health and society PhD program are working to change the world, one practical solution at a time.

Mar
2019

Balance for Better: Celebrating McMaster's Women in Aging Research

March 8, 2019 – Today, the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) is celebrating International Women’s Day by honouring some of its members ​who are making a significant impact in aging research. These researchers hail from all six faculties at McMaster University, and are using their skills, knowledge, and creativity to improve the lives of older adults.

Feb
2019

MIRA Trainee Talks: Tara Kajaks

February 26, 2019 – Tara Kajaks, a post-doctoral fellow in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at McMaster University (supervised by Dr. Brenda Vrkljan), delivered a talk on her work entitled: “A ride along the wave of technology: My research experiences past and present”

Feb
2019

Hospital-to-home transition care may not help patients with heart failure

February 26, 2019 – Providing additional health-care services for heart failure patients to help them transition from hospital to home does not improve their outcome, according to research led by the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS).

Feb
2019

MIRA Trainee Talks: Mina Sadeghi

February 26, 2019 – Mina Sadeghi, an undergraduate student in the Honours Biology & Pharmacology program at McMaster University, was a MIRA undergraduate summer research fellow (supervised by Dr. Dawn Bowdish). Mina delivered a talk on the work she completed over the summer entitled: “The use of airway bacterial isolates to inhibit the growth of respiratory pathogens”

Feb
2019

MIRA Trainee Talks: Jem Cheng

February 26, 2019 – Jem Cheng, a PhD student in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University (supervised by Dr. Maureen MacDonald), delivered a talk on her work entitled: “Acute vascular responses to heat stress in younger and older adults: a proposal”

Feb
2019

“A living lab in a living room”

February 22, 2019 – MIRA researcher uses a donated house to develop smart-home technology that helps older adults stay independent.

Feb
2019

MIRA Trainee Talks: Dr. Irene Mussio

February 22, 2019 – MIRA Trainee Network meeting with Dr. Irene Mussio. Irene Mussio (PhD), a postdoctoral fellow, works for the McMaster Decision Science Laboratory in the Department of Economics, delivered a research talk on: Tackling misinformation regarding flu and flu vaccinations using social networks.

Feb
2019

MIRA Trainee Network: MIRA & Labarge Research Day 2018

February 21, 2019 – On December 7, 2018, MIRA, along with the Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging and the Labarge Optimal Aging Initiative, hosted the annual MIRA & Labarge Research Day. McMaster researchers and trainees in aging from various disciplines gathered at McMaster Innovation Park to share their work. This event required trainees to translate their research in a language that is both understandable and digestible to non-specialists.

Feb
2019

MIRA Trainee Talks: Mitra Shokrollahi

February 21, 2019 – Mitra Shokrollahi (BSc, MA), an MSc. candidate at FARNCOMBE Family Digestive Health Research Institute, Department of Medicine (supervisor Dr. Jan Huizinga), delivered a research proposal on: “Potential Effects of a Novel 5-HT4 Receptor Agonist for Early Stage Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia”

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