Year: 2017

Network Members inducted as CAHS Fellows

September 14, 2017

CFN Board Member Tom Noseworthy, and Kelli Stajduhar, CFN Network Investigator and Citizen Engagement Committee Member, were inducted as 2017 CAHS Fellows on September 14, 2017. Induction into the CAHS as a Fellow is considered one of the highest honours within Canada’s academic community. CAHS Fellows, who serve as unpaid volunteers, are nominated by their…

Royal Society Announcements

September 8, 2017

Two Network Investigators were included in this year’s Royal Society announcements. Lynn McDonald of the University of Toronto Faculty of Social Work was named a Fellow in the Academy of Social Sciences, Division of Social Sciences and cited as a “Canadian pioneer in gerontology.” Click here to see a full list of all new Fellows….

150 Nurses for Canada

August 1, 2017

To mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Canadian Nursing Association recognized The 150 Nurses for Canada. Included were strong public advocates and leaders in advancing a patient-centred approach to quality healthcare through traditional, innovative or interprofessional practices. Four Network members were among the group: Greta Cummings of the University of Calgary, Wendy Duggleby of…

CFN well represented at IAGG 2017

July 22, 2017

The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Congress (IAGG) is the largest worldwide conference on aging, with over 6,000 attendees from over 75 countries. This year’s IAGG was held in San Francisco from July 23-27, in collaboration with the Gerontological Society of America, and featured a theme of Global Aging and Health: Bridging Science,…

Advancing Care brings together NIHR research with care homes

July 7, 2017

Advancing Care provides an overview of recent NIHR research on improving the health and care of care home residents. It highlights current research taking place now and explores new approaches being developed in this important area. The review reports on three themes relating to the care of older people in care homes: Living well – maintaining good health…

Check out the latest published paper from CFN researchers

July 7, 2017

Muscedere J, Waters B, Varambally A, Bagshaw SM, Boyd JG, Maslove D, Sibley S, Rockwood K. The impact of frailty on intensive care unit outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Intensive Care Med. 2017 Jul 4. doi: 10.1007/s00134-017-4867-0. Click here to see other recent publications.

Order of Canada appointment

June 30, 2017

Congratulations to Edwin Robert Bourget, the Network representative for Laval University, on his recent appointment to the Order of Canada. Edwin received the appointment “for his advancement of research in the field of marine ecology and for his contributions to fostering dialogue between universities and industry in Quebec.” The new member list was announced on…

Obstacles to healthcare improvements

April 26, 2017

Read the latest opinion piece from Dr. Duncan Sinclair, Member of CFN’s Board of Directors: The many obstacles to health-care improvements. A series of daunting factors have led to the public’s passive acceptance of paying high costs for a narrow range of services of mediocre quality. — Don Drummond, Duncan Sinclair, Chris Simpson, David Walker….

Investing in transforming care for older Canadians living with frailty

April 23, 2017

Canadian Frailty Network recently received funding from the Government of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence program for a second five-year term (2017-2022), and is continuing  with the work it began in since its inception in 2012. In its first term, CFN supported 88 research projects at 45 Canadian post-secondary institutions and teaching hospitals, and…

Greta Cummings appointed Dean of School of Nursing

March 24, 2017

CFN Network Investigator Dr. Greta Cummings has been named the next Dean of the Faculty of Nursing, effective July 1, 2017. The University of Alberta’s Faculty of Nursing is one of the largest nursing faculties in the country, offering a full range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.Dr. Cummings joined the Faculty of Nursing at…