MFUS was successful in its application to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for the research project "Predictors and consequence of long-term functional trajectories of older men: The Manitoba Follow-up Study". Funding will be $244,799 for three years.
Dr. Uhanova presented her work on liver disease in the MFUS cohort at the Ramban Health Centre in Haifa, Israel.
Md Erfanul Hoque successfully defended his MSc thesis in Statistics on January 4, 2017.
The title of his thesis was "Longitudinal data analysis with covariates measurement error".
Drs. Torabi, Wang and Tate were members of the examining committee.
MFUS and two of its members were profiled in a special Remembrance Day feature in the Winnipeg Free Press.
Drs. Tate, Lengyel, and St. John attended the 45th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association of Gerontology in Montreal, presenting MFUS research.
Dr. Tate presented at Grand Rounds, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Manitoba. Click here to watch video.
Drs. Tate and Lengyel presented MFUS research at the 44th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association of Gerontology in Calgary.
MFUS was featured on CTV National News (Feb 22, 2015) - click here to watch the segment.
Drs. Tate and Swift attended the 67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America in Washington DC, November 5-9, 2014. Dr. Tate was
invited to be part of a symposium entitled "Successful Aging: Lessons from Longitudinal Studies" where he presented on the Manitoba Follow-up Study.
Drs. Tate and Swift presented their work at the 43rd Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association of Gerontology in Niagara Falls.
Congratulations to Dr. Audrey Swift for receiving the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Manitoba Association of Home Economists, an annual award based on nomination from fourth year graduating students within the Faculty of Human Ecology, University of Manitoba.
Dr. Christina Lengyel was awarded a grant from the University Research Grants Program (University of Manitoba) for her research project "Understanding food choices and nutrition experiences of very old Canadian men".
Drs. Tate and Swift attended the 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America in New Orleans, LA, November 20-24, 2013. Their presentation was based on recently completed analysis linking successful aging to strategies for psychological control in later life.
Drs. Tate and Swift made presentations at the 42nd Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association of Gerontology in Halifax. Dr. Swift won First Prize in the Postdoctoral Fellow category of the CIHR Institute of Aging poster competition for her work entitled "Perceptions of control and 15-year survival in older community dwelling men: The Manitoba Follow-up Study".
Drs. Uhanova and Tate, with Dr. G Minuk were awarded a grant from the Manitoba Medical Service Foundation for their research project "Prospective Study of Metabolic Syndrome and Liver Disease in a Healthy Male Cohort: The Manitoba Follow-up Study".
Late November 2012
Dr. Tate delivered a plenary address on November 28 at the Military & Veteran Health Research Forum
in Kingston, ON. Two study members living in Kingston joined him for the presentation and were interviewed for the Kingston Whig-Standard. Read their story by clicking
Drs. Tate and Swift made presentations at the 65th Annual
Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America in San Diego, November 14-18.
MFUS is featured in the Fall 2012 issue of “Working Together”, the quarterly publication of the Winnipeg Foundation (pg 16-17). Read about it by clicking here.
Drs. Tate, Swift, and Barclay-Goddard made presentations at the 41st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association of Gerontology in Vancouver.
Drs. Lengyel and Tate were awarded a grant from the Dr. Paul H.T. Thorlakson Foundation for their research project "Relationship Between Nutritional Risk and Well-Being of Very Old Canadian Men".
Dr. Audrey Swift won First Prize in the Postdoctoral Fellow category of the CIHR Institute of Aging poster competition
at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology in Ottawa. Her research was entitled "Self-definitions
of successful aging and perceived control in older men: The Manitoba Follow-up Study".
Dr. Audrey Swift was awarded a Manitoba Health Research Council (MHRC) Postdoctoral Fellowship
to conduct research on successful aging at MFUS. Her fellowship is for a two-year period.
Dr. Bob Tate was awarded the Betty Havens Award in Longitudinal Research at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association
on Gerontology. The award is presented to "a scholar or student who has demonstrated excellence in conducting a research project
using longitudinal data related to aging or who has published a peer reviewed paper, book chapter or book using longitudinal data
in aging." The award is named after the late Professor Betty Havens, a pioneer in Canadian gerontological research and
Dr. Christina Lengyel was presented with the University of Manitoba's Centre on Aging Research Fellowship for 2009-2010. This
will allow Dr. Lengyel to focus her research on nutrition and health-related issues of older adults in MFUS.
MFUS will receive funds over the next two years, jointly from the Manitoba Health Research Council and the Canadian Institutes
for Health Research, for continuing the project "Successful Aging of Older Canadian Males: The Manitoba Follow-up Study".
MFUS celebrated its 60th birthday on July 1! Congratulations to all of our study members for your participation all these many years!
MFUS Director Emeritus Dr. Ted Cuddy was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.
Dr. Cuddy was recognized for his outstanding career as a clinical cardiologist, serving as Head of Cardiology at Winnipeg's
Health Sciences Centre for many years, his many contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, including serving on its
Board of Directors for over 30 years, and of course his research career, notably with the Manitoba Follow-up Study.
Graduate student Dennis Bayomi successfully defended his MSc thesis in Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba
on August 9. Mr. Bayomi's thesis was entitled:
Relationship between longitudinal weight patterns of men during middle age and successful aging in later life: The Manitoba Follow-up Study.
Graduate student Lisa Dwyer successfully defended her MSc thesis in Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba
on June 10. Ms. Dwyer's thesis was entitled:
Wartime operational stress and ischemic heart disease: The Manitoba Follow-up Study, 1948-2005.
Three posters were presented at the Joint Meeting of the Canadian Society for Biostatistics and Epidemiology
and the Society for Epidemiologic Research, Toronto, June 27-30, 2005. The posters were:
Ms. Dwyer and Mr. Bayomi also presented their posters at the 17th Canadian Student Health Research
Forum at the Bannatyne Campus of the University of Manitoba, June 7-9 and were each awarded
"Honorable Mentions" in the Manitoba Poster Competition for their work.
- Tate RB, Bayomi DJ, Dwyer L and Cuddy TE. Strategies for successfully
maintaining a longitudinal study: The Manitoba Follow-up Study, 1948-2005.
- Dwyer L, Tate RB and Kaufert J. Operational stress and ischemic heart
disease: The Manitoba Follow-up Study, 1948-2005.
- Bayomi DJ and Tate RB. Long-term recall of body weight by elderly males:
The Manitoba Follow-up Study.
The Manitoba Follow-up Study was awarded a major operating grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
for the project "The Dynamics of Successful Aging: The Manitoba Follow-up Study". MFUS Director Dr. Robert Tate
is the Principal Investigator for the project.
Posters were presented at two major international conferences - the American Heart Association scientific
meeting and the American Public Health Association annual meeting. The posters were:
- Lee C, Soni A, Tate RB and Cuddy TE. The incidence and prognosis of Brugada
electrocardiographic changes: The Manitoba Follow-up Study. [AHA]
- Tate RB, Bayomi DJ and Cuddy TE. Self-definition of successful aging and
6-year mortality in a cohort of elderly males: The Manitoba Follow-up Study. [APHA]
- Bayomi DJ, Tate RB and Cuddy TE. Effect of longitudinal measures of obesity
and overweight on indicators of successful aging in elderly males: Fifty years of follow-up in
the Manitoba Follow-up Study. [APHA]
Graduate students Dennis Bayomi and Lisa Dwyer presented posters at the University of Manitoba
Centre on Aging's 20th Annual Spring Research Symposium and at the 16th Canadian Student Health Research
Forum at the Bannatyne Campus of the University of Manitoba. Their posters were:
- The Relationship Between Weight Status During Early Adulthood and Successful Aging in Elderly
Canadian Males: The Manitoba Follow-up Study - DJ Bayomi, RB Tate, and TE Cuddy.
- "Would You Call it Stress or Just Being Scared to Death ?" Exploring the Relationship Between
Stress Experienced During World War II and Subsequent Ischemic Heart Disease: The Manitoba
Follow-up Study - L Dwyer, RB Tate, and TE Cuddy.
Dr. Ted Cuddy presented a talk entitled "The Modifying Effect of Age on Risk Factors for Stroke: The
Manitoba Follow-up Study" at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology in Chicago.
Dr. Bob Tate and Dennis Bayomi were awarded a Faculty-Graduate Student Collaborative Research Grant from
the University of Manitoba's Center on Aging. The title of their research project is "The Relationship
Between Historical Obesity/Overweight Levels in Early Adulthood and Successful Aging in Elderly Males:
The Manitoba Follow-up Study (MFUS)".
The Annual Contact Questionnaires have been mailed with our Fall newsletter to all MFUS members.
We thank you for returning your completed questionnaires !
The Manitoba Follow-up Study was the subject of the morning plenary session at the 19th Annual
Spring Research Symposium of the Centre on Aging at the University of Manitoba. A panel
discussion involving several study members was also part of the presentation.
The Successful Aging Questionnaire (2002) has been mailed out to over 1400 study members.
In addition to questions asked in 2000, we've added a small section on your definitions of
"being old". We thank you in advance for the return of your completed questionnaires.
A reminder to all study members to return your completed Annual Contact Questionnaires
as soon as you are able. We greatly appreciate your continued participation and support.
From everyone at MFUS ... we wish you a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season !
Drs. Tate and Manfreda presented a poster session at the annual meeting of the
Gerontological Society of America in Chicago.
Our Annual Contact Questionnaires have been mailed to all study members. We thank all of you
in advance for completing and returning your questionnaires !
Drs. Tate and Cuddy presented a poster at the 23rd Congress of the European Society of Cardiology in
Stockholm, Sweden. The poster was entitled "Fifty Year Patterns in Risk Factor Profiles and the Decline
in Incidence of Ischemic Heart Disease: The Manitoba Follow-up Study".
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