February 2017
Dr. Uhanova presented her work on liver disease in the MFUS cohort at the Ramban Health Centre in Haifa, Israel.

January 2017
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.

November 2016
MFUS and two of its members were profiled in a special Remembrance Day feature in the Winnipeg Free Press.

October 2016
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.

December 2015
Dr. Tate presented at Grand Rounds, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Manitoba. Click here to watch video.

October 2015
Drs. Tate and Lengyel presented MFUS research at the 44th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association of Gerontology in Calgary.

February 2015
MFUS was featured on CTV National News (Feb 22, 2015) - click here to watch the segment.

November 2014
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.

October 2014
Drs. Tate and Swift presented their work at the 43rd Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association of Gerontology in Niagara Falls.

June 2014
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.

May 2014
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".

November 2013
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.

October 2013
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".

April 2013
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 here.

Mid-November 2012
Drs. Tate and Swift made presentations at the 65th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America in San Diego, November 14-18.

Fall 2012
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.

October 2012
Drs. Tate, Swift, and Barclay-Goddard made presentations at the 41st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association of Gerontology in Vancouver.

July 2012
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".

October 2011
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".

June 2011
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.

October 2009
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 policy making.

May 2009
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.

April 2009
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".

July 2008
MFUS celebrated its 60th birthday on July 1! Congratulations to all of our study members for your participation all these many years!

November 2006
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.

August 2006
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.

June 2005
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:

  • 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.
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.

April 2004
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.

November 2003
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]
May 2003
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.
March 2003
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.

January 2003
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)".

October 2002
The Annual Contact Questionnaires have been mailed with our Fall newsletter to all MFUS members. We thank you for returning your completed questionnaires !

May 2002
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.

April 2002
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.

December 2001
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 !

November 2001
Drs. Tate and Manfreda presented a poster session at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America in Chicago.

October 2001
Our Annual Contact Questionnaires have been mailed to all study members. We thank all of you in advance for completing and returning your questionnaires !

September 2001
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".

August 2001
We officially launched this website ... we look forward to your feedback and ideas!