OTTAWA, April 11, 2012 — A research team including University of Ottawa scientists has discovered the main reason why one in five women do not have the level of folic acid needed to guard against neural tube defects in newborns. Cynthia Colapinto and Dr. Lise Dubois from Institute of Population Health and Dr. Mark Tremblay of the Department of Pediatrics examined a nation-wide study and found that many women do not take the folic acid supplement recommended.
OTTAWA, April 3, 2012 — Dr. Roger Zemek, Director of Emergency Research at the CHEO Research Institute and ED physician, and assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, has overseen the creation and implementation of a Medical Directive that now empowers nurses to administer an oral steroid treatment, which has reduced wait time and improved patient care. This research is published today in Pediatrics.
OTTAWA, March 30, 2012 — The University of Ottawa is partnering with the Golf Association of Ontario (GAO) in the first research study to measure the value of offering coaching and long-term athlete development programs at golf clubs, both in terms of player development and financial viability.
OTTAWA, March 26, 2012 — Dr. Ian Colman, an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, and a Canada Research Chair in Mental Health Epidemiology, has published a study showing that children face an increased risk of depression in their teens if their mother suffered from depression when they were toddlers.
OTTAWA, March 20, 2012 — Weight gain during menopause is an uncomfortable and familiar reality for many Canadian women. New research from the University of Ottawa, published in the journal, Menopause, suggests that maintaining a healthy body-mass index (BMI) in pre-menopause may have unexpected cardiovascular benefits during and after the menopausal transition.
OTTAWA, March 15, 2012 — A new study published in Diabetes Care suggests that performing resistance exercise before aerobic exercise might help maintain safe blood glucose levels during workouts in individuals with type 1 diabetes.
OTTAWA, March 15, 2012 — A team of researchers from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) and the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) is leading the world’s first clinical trial of a stem-cell therapy for septic shock, thanks to funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and from the Stem Cell Network.
OTTAWA, March 13, 2012 — The University of Ottawa hosted the Honourable Gary Goodyear, minister of state (science and technology), as part of a national funding announcement for the Canada Research Chairs program, through which the University of Ottawa recruits the best and brightest minds in the world and helps position itself as one of the country’s top research-intensive institutions.
OTTAWA, March 13, 2012 — On Tuesday, March 13, the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology, will be at the University of Ottawa Health Sciences Campus to make an announcement related to research and innovation.