McMaster University

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Faculty of Health Sciences

Child Health & Exercise Medicine Program

News in the Child Health & Exercise Medicine Program

Grants and Awards

July 22, 2014

Dr. Brian Timmons and co-investigators have secured $1,177,653 in peer-reviewed funding from the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).



July 22, 2014

Over the last few months, CHEMP researchers have published 10 peer-reviewed articles, available from PubMed. Please click here for a full listing of CHEMP's scientifc publications.



July 22, 2014

Congratulations to Active Healthy Kids Canada for hosting the Global Summit on the Physical activity of Children. This was a tremendous event to help power the movement to get kids moving. Several students and staff from CHEMP presented at this unique conference.


Rachel Walker wins Oded Bar-Or Bursary

March 11, 2014

Congratulations to masters student, Rachel Walker, on winning the Oded Bar-Or Bursary. The Bursary is named after the founder of the Children’s Exercise & Nutrition Centre, the late Dr. Oded Bar-Or.


CHEMP research highlighted on CHCH

March 5, 2014

The Hamilton-based television station, CHCH, highlighted the research of CHEMP, in partnership with Start2Finish and the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board. The study is evaluating the impact of the 20/20 Challenge on fitness levels and academic performance. Click here to watch the video.


New publications for CHEMP researchers

February 19, 2014

CHEMP researchers have published a number of studies recently.

Dr. Brian Timmons and Dr. Anthony Mahon from Ball State University recently published an article entitled: “Application of Stable Isotope Tracers in the Study of Exercise Metabolism in Children: A Primer”. The paper was written when Dr. Mahon was a visiting professor with CHEMP.

Brian was a co-author on a study recently published in the journal, Human Movement Sciences. The article, “Self-efficacy toward physical activity and the physical activity behavior of children with and without Developmental Coordination Disorder” examined the effect of barrier and task self-efficacy on physical activity behavior in children with DCD and a group of typically developing children.

Brian and Dr. Bogdan Wilk also published “Mild to moderate hypohydration reduces boys' high-intensity cycling performance in the heat” in the European Journal of Applied Physiology.

Finally, CHEMP graduate student, Thanh Nguyen, recently published her paper entitled: “Fitness and physical activity in youth with type 1 diabetes mellitus in good or poor glycemic control”, which was a collaboration with pediatric endocrinologists and muscle physiologists.



Dr. Brian Timmons is co-investigator on 2 successful CIHR operating grants

February 5, 2014

Dr. Brian Timmons is co-investigator on 2 operating grants funded by the CIHR. Led by Carol DeMatteo (McMaster University), a 3-year grant aims to determine whether children and youth with mild traumatic brain injury (concussion) who adhere to return to activity and return to school guidelines experience improved outcomes as measured by duration of symptoms and prevention of repeat injury (total awarded: $591,519). Led by Dr. Trish Tucker (Western University), another 3-year grant aims to determine how best to support physical activity in the childcare environment (total awarded: $342,801).



CHEMP graduate student wins CIHR Michael Smith Foreign Supplement

February 1, 2014

Congratulations to CHEMP doctoral student, Lisa Chu, who has been awarded CIHR funding to study at Loughborough University in the UK.

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