The Division of Geriatric Medicine is the core member of the GERAS Centre for Aging Research. The GERAS Centre for Aging Research is part of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences. Our mission is to make life better for older adults by bringing the best research to the frontlines of care as quickly as possible. Our primary research focus is to lead in research and innovation in the Geriatric 5Ms: mind, mobility, medications, multi-complexity by building a framework of what matters most for older adults. We are leaders in research, innovation and learning for the benefit of our community and the world.
We are at the forefront of several innovative research initiatives focused on maximizing the resilience of vulnerable older adults. With our rapidly aging population, and with more people living with chronic disease, our work has never been more important. We have been working hard towards our goal to enable people to age with dignity and independence.
Our strategic goals are to:
Ms. Alicia Hanman, Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) Summer Student Award, 2019
Dr. Patricia Hewston, Labarge Post-doctoral Fellowship for Mobility in Aging, 2019 - 2020
Dr. Courtney Kennedy, HHS Gala Foundation Research Project Award
Ms. Ahreum Lee, MERGE Program scholarship, March 2019
Dr. Justin Lee, ASH Clinical Research Training Institute Award, 2019
Dr. Caitlin McArthur, Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship, 2019-2021
Kaasalainen S, Sussman T, McCleary L, Thompson G, Hunter PV, Wickson-Griffiths A, Cook R, Bello-Haas VD, Venturato L, Papaioannou A, You J, Parker D. A Stakeholder Analysis of the Strengthening a Palliative Approach in Long-Term Care Model. Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont). 2019 Sep;32(3):27-39.
Negm AM, Kennedy CC, Thabane L, Veroniki A, Adachi JD, Richardson J, Cameron ID, Giangregorio A, Petropoulou M, Alsaad SM, Alzahrani J, Maaz M, Ahmed MM, Kim E, Tehfe H, Dima R, Sabanayagam K, Hewston P, Alrob HA, Papaioannou A. Management of frailty: a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019 Oct;20(10):1190-98.
Negm AM, Kennedy CC, Pritchard JM, Ioannidis G, Vastis V, Marr S, Patterson C, Misiaszek B, Woo T, Thabane L, Papaioannou A. The Short Performance Physical Battery is associated with one-year Emergency Department visits and hospitalization. Canadian Journal on Aging, 2019 Dec;38(4):507-11.
Ziebart C, Adachi JD, Ashe MC, Bleakney RR, Cheung AM, Gibbs JC, Hill KD, Kendler DL, Khan AA, Kim S, McArthur C, Mittmann N, Papaioannou A, Prasad S, Scherer SC, Thabane L, Wark JD, Giangregorio LM. Exploring the association between number, severity location of fracture, and occiput-to-wall distance. Arch Osteoporos. 2019 Dec 1;14(1):27.
Grenier A, Griffin M, Andrews G, Wilton R, Burke E, Ojembe B, Feldman B, Papaioannou A. Meanings and feelings of (Im)mobility in later life: Case study insights from a ‘New Mobilities’ perspective. Journal of aging studies. 2019 Dec 1;51:100819.
Ringer TJ, Wong-Pack M, Miller P, Patterson C, Marr S, Misiaszek B, Woo T, Sztramko R, Vastis PG, Papaioannou A. Understanding the educational and support needs of informal care-givers of people with dementia attending an outpatient geriatric assessment clinic. Ageing & Society. 2020 Jan;40(1):205-28.
McKee H, Ioannidis G, Lau A, Treleaven D, Gangji A, Ribic C, Pack MW, Papaioannou A, Adachi JD. Comparison of the clinical effectiveness and safety between the use of denosumab vs bisphosphonates in renal transplant patients. Osteoporos Int. 2020 Jan 31:973-980.
Li G, Leslie W, Zeng J, Papaioannou A, Thabane L, Levine M, Adachi JD. Combining frailty and trabecular bone score in predicting risk of major osteoporotic fractures. J Bone Miner Res. 2020 Jan 29.
McArthur C, Ioannidis G, Jantzi M, Hillier L, JD Adachi JD, Giangregorio L, Hirdes J, Papaioannou A. A Higher Proportion of Home Care Recipients Experience Nonhip Fractures Than Long-Term Care Residents. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2020 Feb;21(2):289-90.
Borhan S, Kennedy C, Ioannidis G, Papaioannou A, Adachi JD, Thabane L. An empirical comparison of methods for analyzing over-dispersed zero-inflated count data from stratified cluster randomized trials. Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 Feb 1;17:100539.
Wong AK, Chandrakumar A, Whyte R, Reitsma S, Gillick H, Pokhoy A, Papaioannou A, Adachi JD. Bone Marrow and Muscle Fat Infiltration Are Correlated among Postmenopausal Women With Osteoporosis: The AMBERS Cohort Study. J Bone Miner Res. 2020 Mar;35(3):516.27.
Hassan S, Seung SJ, Clark R, Gibbs J, McArthur C, Mittmann N, Thabane L, Kendler D, Papaioannou A, Wark J, Ashe M; Adachi R, Templeton J, Giangregorio L. Describing the resource utilization and costs associated with vertebral fractures: The Build Better Bones with Exercise (B3E) Pilot Trial. Osteoporosis International. 2020 Mar;1-9:1115-1123.
Wong-Pack M, Naqvi N, Ioannidis G, Khalil R, Papaioannou A, Adachi J, Lau AN. Evaluation of the Fracture Liaison Service within the Canadian Healthcare Setting. J Osteoporos. 2020 Mar 21;2020:6742604.
Gibbs JC, McArthur C, Wark JD, Thabane L, Scherer SC, Prasad S, Papaioannou A, Mittmann N, Laprade J, Kim S, Khan A, Kendler DL, Hill KD, Cheung AM, Bleakney R, Ashe MC, Adachi JD, Giangregorio LM. The Effects of Home Exercise in Older Women With Vertebral Fractures: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Phys Ther. 2020 Apr 17;100(4):662-676.
August 5, 2021
McMaster remains one of only four Canadian universities ranked among the top 100 in the world by major global ranking systems
August 3, 2021
For the first time, the 2018-2020 Annual Report highlights personal stories of some of the outstanding individuals within the department.
July 23, 2021
How can continuing professional development (CPD) within teams and health systems be improved so that health care providers will be ready for the next disruption?
July 20, 2021
A potentially game-changing treatment for people with, or at risk of, blood clots has been found effective by an international team of researchers led by McMaster University’s Jeffrey Weitz.
July 16, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Derek Chu on being appointed Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy and Immunology.
July 16, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Maria Fe Cruz Medina, on being appointed Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology & Thromboembolism.
July 16, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. P. J. Devereaux, Recipient of the 2021 CIHR-ICRH/CCS Distinguished Lecturer Award in Cardiovascular Sciences.
July 13, 2021
Congratulations to Dr Nader Khalidi on being appointed the Division Director, Rheumatology.
July 13, 2021
A warm welcome to Dr. Renate Kahlke as she recently joined the Division of Education and Innovation.
July 7, 2021
A McMaster University team of researchers has found how, exactly, the COVID-19 vaccines that use adenovirus vectors trigger a rare but sometimes fatal blood clotting reaction called vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia or VITT.
June 30, 2021
Two virtual town hall sessions held this week for faculty and staff of the Faculty of Health Sciences heard questions that ranged from a hybrid work model and ventilation of campus buildings to guidelines for fully-vaccinated people and whether the health sciences library will be open.
June 14, 2021
Healthcare professionals seeking to upgrade their skills mid-career have a formidable ally in Teresa Chan, incoming associate dean of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
June 14, 2021
Call for proposals for the 2023 Major Science Initiatives (MSI) Fund competition.
June 11, 2021
Dean and Vice-President, Dr. Paul O'Byrne, highlights New Concepts in Preventing Asthma Exacerbations.
June 10, 2021
Join leaders from across the university to hear more about planning for the fall term.
June 4, 2021
The Department of Medicine has initiated an incentive program for graduate students.
June 3, 2021
Dr. Conor Cox is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and a graduate of the Internal Medicine program at McMaster University.
June 2, 2021
Dr. Mihaela Nicula, a Geriatrician, will be joining the Department of Medicine at McMaster as adjunct faculty.
May 19, 2021
Hamilton researchers have found that the inclusion of a third drug to commonly used dual-drug inhalers can reduce asthma exacerbations and improve control over the disease in children, adolescents, and adults with moderate-to-severe asthma.
May 17, 2021
Martin Kolb begins his five-year appointment as the inaugural Jack Gauldie Boehringer Ingelheim Chair in Interstitial Lung Disease on July 1.
May 15, 2021
A simple surgery saves patients with heart arrhythmia from often-lethal strokes, says a large international study led by McMaster University.
May 6, 2021
Three Faculty of Health Sciences professors have been named 2021 University Scholars by McMaster University. Teresa Chan, Andrea Gonzalez and Richard Whitlock are three of seven who have been given the university’s top award for mid-career researchers who are considered global leaders.
April 28, 2021
Professor of Medicine Geoff Werstuck, who holds the new endowed research position as the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis-McMaster Chair in Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH-McMaster chair) is researching the protein behind diabetes-related cardiovascular illness.
March 18, 2021
McMaster University researchers are beginning one of the largest single studies focusing on long-term care home in Canada to find out how well vaccination works in residents in long-term care, and which features of these homes may be directly linked with outbreaks.
February 28, 2021