Aristithes Doumouras and Jean-Eric Tarride published "Bariatric Surgery and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients With Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease: A Population-Based Retrospective Cohort Study" in AHA Journals.

Jennifer Stearns, Katherine Morrison and Eileen Hutton published "Investigating colonization patterns of the infant gut microbiome during the introduction of solid food and weaning from breastmilk: A cohort study protocol" in PLOS ONE

Gita Wahi and Sonia Anand published "Effectiveness of programs aimed at obesity prevention among Indigenous children: A systematic review" in Preventative Medicine Reports. 

For other recent publications from MODR investigators, please see our Research page.

Celebrations and Successes

Katherine Morrison, Co-PI of the Neighbourhood environments and weight management outcomes in the Canadian Pediatric Weight Management Registry (CANPWR), was recently highlighted with an awardee profile by CIHR

Congratulations Marie Pigeyre for receiving an early career researcher internal grant from PHRI. Her research will work to identify novel biomarkers to predict weight loss & cardiometabolic outcomes after bariatric surgery.

Congratulations to Esha Karia, BHSc Level IV, for receiving a Faculty of Health Sciences Research Centres and Institutes (RCI) Summer Student Scholarship. Under the supervision of Constantine Samaan, her project will look at virtual interventions to improve metabolic health in children with chronic illness.

Congratulations to Maya Kshatriya, a MSc candidate under the supervision of Constantine Samaan, who received two awards at the Faculty of Health Sciences Plenary:

  • Outstanding Achievement Award: This award recognizes graduate students in a Master’s or Doctoral program who have made outstanding achievements, as judged by their graduate program. This award is given to no more than 5% of all students in a Master’s or Doctoral program affiliated with the Faculty of Health Sciences.
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award: This award is for graduate students in areas of health science who have demonstrated innovation and entrepreneurship in their studies, such as making an outstanding discovery, patent, evidence-based practice or knowledge translation. This award recognized Maya's work on the website.

Congratulations to Cynthia Monaco, Hawke Lab, for a successful Ph.D. defense. 

In the News

Laura Anderson: "What activities can unvaccinated children do? Advice from 828 experts" in the New York Times

Andrew McArthur : "U.K. urges caution on COVID-19 variant first seen in India. Should Canadians worry?" via Global News

Diana Sherifali, one of Canada’s most recognized diabetes nurse researchers, is featured in a 100 Lives of Insulinarticle by Krista Lamb 

Andrew McArthur: Variant that emerged in parallel with vaccines poses a different kind of COVID-19 threat, experts warn
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