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The May issue of the FHS eNewsletter is now online
A new Dean for the Faculty of Health Sciences, members of the Faculty of Health Sciences that are shining bright this month and donâ€™t miss the impressive section of last monthâ€™s activities in pictures. Read the newsletter
Dissolve the Myths and Get the Facts on Obesity | The Effects of Weight Loss on Appetite
As part of the uOttawa Alumni Week activities taking place from May 6 to 12, Professors Ă‰ric Doucet and Jean-Philippe Chaput will present a joint uO Insights session on Saturday, May 11 about weight loss and its effects on appetite. Don't miss out!
Three students receive CIHR doctoral research awards
Rehabilitation Sciences student Teresa Flaxman, supervised by Prof. Daniel Benoit, receives the Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Award ($105,000 over three years); Rehabilitation Sciences student Gino De Angelis, supervised by Prof. Lucie Brosseau, receives the Doctoral Research Award - Priority Announcement: Patient-Oriented Research ($105,000 over three years); and Human Kinetics student Francine Darroch, supervised by Prof. Audrey Giles, receives the Doctoral Research Award - PA Research in First Nations, MĂ©tis and/or Inuit Health.
Should kids sit less or move more?
Professor Jean-Philippe Chaput (Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine), who is cross-appointed to the School of Human Kinetics, is part of a team of researchers who have discovered that participation in physical activity of at least moderate intensity is more critical to childhood cardiometabolic health than overall sedentary time. However, when evaluating the risk of cardiovascular disease, screen time appears to be worse than overall sedentary time.
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