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Dr. Zach Ferraro Receives Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award

HALO alumnus Dr. Zach Ferraro has been selected as one of the 2017 recipients of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award for Medical Students. Laureates of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame cite qualities such as perseverance, collaboration and an entrepreneurial spirit as contributors to their success as national and world health leaders. Supported by donors of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award seeks to recognize medical students who demonstrate these qualities and show outstanding potential as future leaders and innovators of health care in Canada. The Canadian Medical Hall of...

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Dr. Zach Ferraro Receives White Coat at the MD Call to Profession

In September, HALO research associate Dr. Zach Ferraro participated in the University of Ottawa white coat ceremony. This annual event hosted by the Faculty of Medicine welcomes all incoming MD students and celebrates their admission into medical school. Professionalism is of utmost importance to clinical care and as such the class recited the oath of professionalism together after they received the traditional white coat. Friends and family were in attendance. Below is a picture of Zach with mentor Dr. Kristi Adamo along with a quote from Zach: “I want to take this time to thank all the HALOs who made this transition into medicine possible, especially my PhD supervisor and friend, Dr. Adamo. I have learned so much from this phenomenal group and each member has made a unique contribution to my journey. This team is second to none and arguably one of the most productive and fun obesity research groups in Canada. I consider myself extremely fortunate and hope to continue learning and growing with you all as I embark on this new stage of training.” Zach has written a short piece for graduate and prospective MD students on how research training will benefit you during medical education: Follow him on twitter @DrFerraro where he post thoughts on this transition using the hashtag #PhD2MD For more information on the declaration of professionalism:...

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Dr. Zach Ferraro Presents at Sunnybrook Hospital Grand Rounds

On May 29, 2015 Dr. Zach Ferraro delivered grand rounds at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. His presentation was titled “Are Health Canada’s pregnancy weight gain guidelines too liberal for patients with obesity?”. Currently, Health Canada’s guidelines for women with obesity are 5-9 kg at term. However, recent evidence suggests that these are in fact too liberal and that with advance stages of pre-pregnancy obesity (BMI>40) modest weight gain (0-5 kg) and at times pregnancy weight loss do not increase the risk of adverse maternal-fetal outcomes. It was a stimulating and well-attended presentation to a group of medical residents and staff...

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Dr. Zach Ferraro Delivers Keynote Address at the Ontario Society for Nutrition Professionals in Public Health Annual Conference

On May 7, 2015 Dr. Zach Ferraro gave a keynote address titled “Pregnancy weight gain: What’s the limit? How to stay within it?” at the OSNPPH annual conference at Niagara-on-the-Lake. It was a well-attended and engaging event with over 200 RDs who work in public health in attendance. Details of the OSNPPH can be found...

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HALOite Dr. Zach Ferraro Discusses the Importance of Healthy Lifestyles During Pregnancy at the University of Ottawa

On April 24, 2015 Dr. Zach Ferraro presented at the University of Ottawa resident physician academic day for MDs in the Preventive Medicine & Public Health program. He gave a talk titled “Pregnancy weight gain and the developmental origins of obesity: Public health perspectives” and is currently working with the program director to incorporate these messages into the Royal College of Physicians qualifying...

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The Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) was established in 2007 in response to the escalating obesity crisis and the increasing complexity of related co-morbidities. Today the HALO team consists of 17 staff (including 5 researchers), a childhood obesity clinical team (Centre for Healthy Active Living), 16 graduate students, trainees, undergraduate students, and many community volunteers. Since its inception in 2007, HALO has received over $14.5 million in research funding; produced more than 600 peer-reviewed publications; has given more than 1050 scholarly presentations locally, nationally and internationally; and secured more than 1.5 billion media impressions!

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