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Dr. Zach Ferraro Makes Presentation at 22nd European Congress on Obesity in Prague
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Posted in Presentations on 28 May 2015
Stats: 46 views and No Comments Dr. Zach Ferraro was in Prague for the 22nd European Congress on Obesity from May 6-9, 2015. He presented a short oral (poster pitch) of the following: Ferraro ZM, Page R, Zhang T, Al-Mugbel M, Fung-Kee-Fung K. Maternal overweight and obesity are not associated with birth weight discordance in twin… [read more]
Kendra Brett Successfully Defends Her PhD Dissertation
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Posted in Announcements on 26 May 2015
Stats: 58 views and No Comments Kendra Brett, a PhD student with HALO, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation yesterday. Kendra’s dissertation looked at the impact of maternal obesity and physical activity on the expression of placental fatty acid transporters. Kendra performed some incredibly novel placenta biology studies and did an excellent job in presenting her work… [read more]
Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput to Receive Roger Broughton Young Investigator Award in Toronto
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Posted in Awards, Featured Posts on 25 May 2015
Stats: 226 views and No Comments On September 26th, 2015, Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput will receive the Roger Broughton Young Investigator Award during the opening ceremony of the Canadian Sleep Society Conference in Toronto. This award is in recognition for outstanding early career contributions to the field of sleep research in Canada. This is quite impressive for… [read more]
HALO Director Mark Tremblay Makes Presentations at University of Alberta
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Posted in Presentations on 22 May 2015
Stats: 105 views and No Comments Professor Mark Tremblay delivered the keynote address at the University of Alberta, Department of Pediatrics Annual Research Day on May 20th in Edmonton. His presentation was titled “Playing Outside the Hospital: An iconoclastic perspective on research priorities in children’s health”. While in Edmonton Dr. Tremblay also delivered Pediatric Grand Rounds… [read more]
FREE Physical Literacy and CAPL Workshop Series
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Posted in Featured Posts on 21 May 2015
Stats: 349 views and No Comments Do you want to know how to assess the physical literacy of children 8 to 12 years of age in a valid and reliable way? Then this workshop series is for you! Through funding from the Trillium Foundation, HALO will be leading FREE training workshops and webinars on physical literacy… [read more]
TV Viewing is a Mediating Lifestyle Behaviour in the Association Between TV in the Bedroom and Adiposity in Canadian Girls
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Posted in Publications on 20 May 2015
Stats: 141 views and No Comments HALO alumnus Michael Borghese is lead author on a paper, “Mediating role of television time, diet patterns, physical activity and sleep duration in the association between television in the bedroom and adiposity in 10 year-old children,” that was recently published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.… [read more]
In the News: Dr. Kristi Adamo’s Research Study Shows Daycare Providers How to be Creative with Small Spaces to Promote Physical Activity
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Posted in Media Coverage on 19 May 2015
Stats: 156 views and No Comments CBC News ran a story yesterday, “Preschoolers’ playtime needs to be more active,” that profiles Dr. Kristi Adamo’s research, which aims to get preschoolers at daycare more physically active. From the story: Scientist Kristi Adamo at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario has been providing daycares with a physical activity curriculum… [read more]
Professor Tremblay Provides Expert Input to Senate
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Posted in Presentations on 18 May 2015
Stats: 156 views and No Comments On May 14th Professor Mark Tremblay was an expert witness to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, providing guidance for their Report on the Increasing Incidence of Obesity in Canada: causes, consequences and the way forward.… [read more]
Aerobic Fitness Levels in Brazilian Adolescents
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Posted in Publications on 15 May 2015
Stats: 158 views and No Comments HALO Director Dr. Mark Tremblay is a co-author on a paper, “Low aerobic fitness in Brazilian adolescents,” that was recently published in the Brazilian Journal of Sports Medicine. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. SILVA, Diego Augusto Santos et al. Low aerobic fitness in Brazilian adolescents.… [read more]
Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput Makes Presentation in the Czech Republic (Updated)
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Posted in Presentations on 14 May 2015
Stats: 154 views and No Comments Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput was in Prague for the 22nd European Congress on Obesity from May 6-9, 2015. The title of his presentation was, “Associations between sleep patterns and lifestyle behaviors in children: an international comparison”. Dr. Zach Ferraro also attended the Congress. His presentation was titled, “Maternal overweight and obesity… [read more]