News Archives 2018

GERAS is incredibly proud of Dr. Richard Sztramko and honoured to collaborate with him on many important projects such as iGeriCare.

Congratulations to Dr. Patricia Hewston, GERAS Post-Doctoral Fellow, awarded the prestigious Labarge Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mobility in Aging to explore dance, gait, and Falls. 

August 22, 2018

Thank You Antonia!

The GERAS team would like to give a special thank you to Antonia Tykei for her work on the ABLY and FitJoints projects. Antonia has been with the centre for the last 8 months and finishes her co-op term at the end of August. We wish her all the best!

June 22, 2018

Congratulations Dr. Justin Lee

Congratulations to Dr. Justin Lee who was selected as one of the students from McMaster to compete in the CIHR National Research Competition in Winnipeg with other selected PhD students from their respective Universities across Canada

The GERAS Centre recently entered a strategic partnership with Ably Medical in Norway in order to introduce one of the world’s first “smart” hospital beds funded by CABHI. The GERAS Centre and Hamilton Health Sciences has since received international recognition in the Norwegian news for the Ably bed study while the bed was being piloted at St. Peter’s Hospital. 

May 31, 2018

Congratulations Dr. Ahmed Negm

Congratulations to Dr. Ahmed Negm who was recently awarded the Leadership, Communication/Collaboration, and Publication Awards at the Faculty of Health Sciences Student Plenary Awards.

The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), in partnership with the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) and with the support of the Canadian Falls Intervention Faculty as released an evidence update on the Reducing Falls and Injuries from Falls Getting Started Kit
This Evidence Update is focused on the main findings from the systematic review conducted for the Falls BPG (including peer- reviewed literature published between January, 2011- August, 2016). For detailed information about the evidence used to inform the development of this Evidence Update, please refer to the Falls BPG

In collaboration with YMCA locations across the Hamilton, Burlington, Brantford, Niagara region, GERAS will be scaling up the DANCE research study enabling seniors in other communities to benefit from high-quality programming that targets improvement in social, cognitive and physical function. Developed by Drs. Courtney Kennedy, Patricia Hewston, and Alexandra Papaioannou in collaboration with MIRA McMaster.
Pictured: Canada’s Federal Minister of Health, Ginette Petitpas Taylor with the GERAS Team

April 23, 2018

Dr. Richard Sztramko Launches IGeriCare

We are excited to share that iGeriCare has received CABHI funding allowing the IGeriCare team to move forward with the project. The team was invited to the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) in Toronto. 
IGeriCare is an online resource designed to help bring clarity to a diagnosis of dementia. This is an entirely free, high-quality tool that was developed right here at McMaster University by the team lead by Dr. Anthony J. Levinson, and Dr. Richard Sztramko, of GERAS.

March 28, 2018

OARC Introduces Osteoporosis Conversation Tool

In the webinar “Keeping it Together – Supporting Osteoporosis Knowledge in Long-Term Care Homes“, the OARC and the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy for Long-Term Care introduced their new newly developed “Keeping it Together” Resident Conversation Sheet about osteoporosis. Learn more here.