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.
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!
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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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!
It’s been another productive year for IMPACTS Lab co-directors Mathieu Bélanger and Saïd Mekari, as evidenced by the research newsletter from the Department of Family and Emergency Medicine at the University de Sherbooke. We’ve got some great research projects on the go, and several publications to look forward to in 2024!
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!
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.
- Award to Pamela Tanguay for her poster presentation in the Health Systems Services Research category, entitled “Healthcare professionals’ acceptability of a new cardiac rehabilitation model”.
- Presentation by Shirko Ahmadi entitled “Physical fitness and its association to executive functions in older women” during the Population Health plenary session
- Receipt of the Cardiovascular Research Endowment Grant to Saïd Mekari, Mathieu Bélanger and Pamela Tanguay for the study “Linking the Heart with the Brain Through Physical Activity”. This grant was made possible by the Heart & Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick in collaboration with ResearchNB . Pre Nicole Marquis of the Université de Sherbrooke’s École de réadaptation, Monique Dufour Doiron of Réseau de santé Vitalité and Pierre Faivre, doctoral students in the Université de Sherbrooke’s health sciences research program, are also collaborating on this study.