LABORATOIRE IMPACTS LABORATORY

Laboratoire d’Investigations sur les Mécanismes et Prédicteurs de liens entre Activités physiques, autres Comportements et Trajectoires de Santé

Publication from Myles O’Brien on the Future Doc program

Publication from Myles O’Brien on the Future Doc program

Read in the Canadian Medical Education Journal an article by Prof Myles O’Brien on a medical student-led community program. If you would like to know more about current projects or would like to collaborate with Dr. O’Brien, please contact him at Myles.OBrien@USherbrooke.ca To read the article: https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/cmej/article/view/77055

IMPACTS Lab takes part in St. Francis Xavier University’s APES+ Conference (NS)

IMPACTS Lab takes part in St. Francis Xavier University’s APES+ Conference (NS)

The IMPACTS Lab was at the APES+ Conference hosted by St. Francis Xavier University in N.S. to present research studies in progress:


👉 Effect of a community-based physical activity program on the physical and cognitive health of healthy francophone seniors in New Brunswick by Pierre FAIVRE
👉 Adolescent physical activity and young adult health: a systematic review by Pierre Philippe Wilson REGISTE

Photo: Pierre Faivre and Pierre Philippe Wilson Registe, Ph.D. students in health sciences at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences – Université de Sherbrooke, and Shirko Ahmadi, Ph.D. research professional with the Lab IMPACTS.

Publication – Prof Myles O’Brien

Publication – Prof Myles O’Brien

FEBRUARY IS HEART MONTH – Congratulations to Prof. Myles O’Brien, co-author of two articles published in the American Journal of Physiology – Heart and Circulatory Physiology, in collaboration with Canadian and international authors.

An award recognising patient-partner involvement in clinical research projects for Pamela Tanguay

An award recognising patient-partner involvement in clinical research projects for Pamela Tanguay

Congratulations to our colleague Pamela Tanguay, a PhD student in health sciences at the CFMNB, for winning an award in the “clinical research” category of the patient partner involvement competition. The award is presented by the Axe/Thème and the Centre d’excellence de l’université de Sherbrooke (CEUS) en diabète, obésité et complications cardiovasculaires (DOCC). Pamela’s research project focuses on evaluating the effects of a new cardiac rehabilitation program on physical activity, quality of life, anxiety and depression. Patient-partners are involved in her research to give their perspective on their experience of cardiac rehabilitation. They are involved from research design to dissemination of results. Bravo Pamela!

CFMNB’s very first Open Forum: a resounding success

CFMNB’s very first Open Forum: a resounding success

The directors Said Mekari, Mathieu Belanger and students of the IMPACTS Laboratory are dedicated to developing the new knowledge needed to improve, evaluate and implement the best interventions to reduce the burden of chronic disease. The IMPACTS Lab research team is delighted to have been part of this first-ever Open Forum. We were delighted to share the passion and interest of the citizens and healthcare professionals present in promoting lifestyle habits to optimize the health of our communities. Thank you to all participants!

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Researcher and professor Myles O’Brien joins the team!

Researcher and professor Myles O’Brien joins the team!

Lab IMPACTS kicks off 2024 on a high note with the return in New Brunswick of Pierre FAIVRE (left), a PhD student in Health Sciences Research, and the arrival on the team of Pr Myles O’Brien (right) from the Université de Sherbrooke‘s Department of Medicine. Pr O’Brien’s research interests include physical activity and cardiovascular aging, improving mobility in acute geriatric care, and the physiology of sedentary living. Exciting times ahead!

A new recruit has joined the team: Emmanuel Zangio as Research Assistant

A new recruit has joined the team: Emmanuel Zangio as Research Assistant

We are delighted to welcome Emmanuel Zangio, Research Assistant for the IMPACTS Lab. Emmanuel is originally from New Brunswick, but his family roots are in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the Université de Moncton and a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from Queen’s University. Emmanuel is particularly interested in cardiovascular sciences and race-related physiological inequalities and differences in health. For him, physical activity is a passion that he puts into practice. He had the chance to train with the Aigles Bleus men’s track and field team and was named MVP for the 2019-2020 sports season.  Welcome to the IMPACTS Lab team, Emmanuel!

Highlights on the MATCH Study

Highlights on the MATCH Study

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be featuring some of the students and researchers who collaborated on the MATCH study and who are now pursuing independent, dynamic careers in their chosen fields. Jennifer O”Loughlin was a Canada Research Chair in Early Determinants of Adult Chronic Disease (2004 to 2021) and is a co-investigator of the MATCH study – Measuring youth activities to better understand their habits.