Congratulations to incoming PhD student Silvia Gonzalez from Colombia who was recently awarded the prestigious Ontario Trillium Scholarship. Silvia just arrived at HALO from Bogota in late August and will spend the next 3-4 years doing her PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Ottawa. Silvia’s dissertation research will look at physical activity and sedentary behaviors among Colombian children and adolescents: patterns, correlates and international comparisons in the context of the epidemiological transition under the supervision of Professor Mark Tremblay.
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October 23, 2014
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!