News Archives 2016

The Hamilton Spectator shares recent stories from the HHS archives, including GERAS research.

Drawing on numerous collaborative osteoporosis research projects, Dr Alexandra Papaioannou discusses how fracture prevention can improve quality of life in later years. Featured in International Innovation Issue #184.

Dr. Richard Sztramko, MD

“There is no definitive timeline for when caregivers should step in and limit the independence of people living with Alzheimer’s — it’s an ethical question and depends on individuals’ comfort levels — but safety must be the main concern.”

Dr. Olga Gajic-Veljanoski, GERAS Post-Doctoral Fellow supported by the HHS Foundation, wins Plenary Poster Award and ASBMR Young Investigator Travel Award for her work on frailty presented on behalf of her co-investigators. 

In celebration of our 3rd anniversary, Hamilton Health Sciences Research Matters newsletter highlights GERAS’s successes in the field of aging sciences.

Learn more about our student bursary winner’s research on GERAS to Go. 

September 29, 2016

Dr. Courtney Kennedy wins ASBMR Young Investigator award

Dr. Courtney Kennedy, GERAS Associate Scientific Director,  wins the ASBMR Young Investigator Award at Presidents Reception for work on obesity and frailty. Pictured with Dr. Alexandra Papaioannou (left).

Osteoporosis Canada awards Dr. Lora Giangregorio as the 2016 Lindy Fraser Award Winner. 

Congratulations to Dr. Lehana Thabane, GERAS Associate Researcher, who was awarded the President’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision at a GSA awards ceremony, Sept. 9, 2016.

The Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS) features Dr. Alexandra Papaioannou, GERAS Scientific Director, as the collaborator of the month. 

The 2015-2016 Hamilton Health Sciences Community Report highlights some of the major accomplishments from the past year at HHS.

HHS Share highlights GERAS’ TAPESTRY-TRIAGE study which focuses on preventing frailty in older adults.

GERAS Scientific Director, Dr. Alexandra Papaioannou, talks about enhancing quality of life in HHS Share.

Dr. Gajic-Veljanoski has been presented with the 2016 Osteoporosis Canada – CaMos Fellowship Award for her work on quality of life and healthcare costs after new or repeat osteoporotic fractures. 

Eric Wong, a Resident Physician at McMaster University and St. Peter’s Hospital, was awarded the CIHR-Réjean Hébert Prize in Geriatrics Research at the 2016 Canadian Geriatrics Society conference. 

At the 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Geriatrics Society, Thom Ringer presented a GERAS Centre study of the evidence about the relationship between frailty in older adults and physical, financial and emotional burden in their adult caregivers.

The Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation presents the New York State of Mind Gala, presented by IBM. This video was screened to guests to provide a sense of the impact that their contributions will have on the world-class research taking place at Hamilton Health Sciences. The GERAS Centre is featured at the 4:10 mark, where our team discusses the work we have done on preventing frailty in older adults.

A brief overview of the research activities of Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation’s research institutes and groups. The GERAS Centre is featuered at the 2:10 mark.