Dr. Brian Timmons in the news discussing fitness and academic performance
December 3, 2013
CHEMP researchers are leading a national study evaluating the Reading and Running Program operated by Start2Finish. The goal of the project is to examine the relationship between changes in fitness and academic performance. Dr. Timmons was interviewed by the Hamilton Spectator and CHML radio on this topic.
Read the news article here.
CHEMP research featured on Cystic Fibrosis Unite website
November 25, 2013
Research by Thanh Nguyen has been included on the “Cystic Fibrosis Unite” website. Cystic Fibrosis Unite aims to bridge the gap between people with CF and the researchers investigating CF and how best to treat those with the condition. Click here to learn more.
New Preschooler Focus now available
November 21, 2013
We are happy to release the Preschooler Focus from October! Please click here to read the new issue.
Congratulations to the new INCH lab
November 20, 2013
The INfant and Child Health (INCH) lab officially opened its doors today. Congratulations to Dr. John Cairney and his team! Please click here to learn more about the INCH lab.
CHEMP students present at the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
October 21, 2013
Current (Kim Volterman) and former (Ninette Shenouda) CHEMP students delivered oral presentations of their research at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology held in Toronto. Kim presented: The effect of milk-based drinks on rehydration after exercise in children. Ninette presented: A comparison between automated and semi-automated edge-tracking software for the analysis of carotid intima media thickness.
CHEMP students present at the XXVIII European Group for Pediatric Work Physiology – Children & Exercise meeting
October 5, 2013
A strong contingent of CHEMP students presented their research from past and present at the biannual meeting for pediatric work physiology held in Portugal. CHEMP students presenting and the title of their presentations were as follows: Hilary Caldwell (Short-term tracking of fitness in preschool boys and girls); Lisa Chu (The Effect of Puberty on Fat Oxidation During Exercise in Overweight and Normal Weight Girls); Sara King-Dowling (Motor skills are associated with short term muscle power and physical activity intensity in preschoolers); Gabriela Leites (Thermoregulatory responses of artistic gymnastic young athletes and non-athlete girls during exercise in heat); Joyce Obeid (Fitness, fatness and progenitor cell concentrations in adolescents); Nicole Proudfoot (Evaluation of health benefits associated with meeting physical activity guidelines for the early years); Ninette Shenouda (Tracking ofPulse Wave Velocity in Healthy Preschool Children (3‐5 Years)); Cameron van Oort (Safety and feasibility of a home-based six week resistance training program in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)); and Rachel Walker ("Wii-Hab" in Critically Ill Children: A Pilot Trial). Congratulations to Lisa Chu who was awarded 2nd place for best oral presentation.
CHEMP doctoral student awarded student research award
September 18, 2013
Congratulations to Gabriela Leites who was awarded a student research award from the Gatorade Sports Science Institute. The title of Gabriela’s application was “Revisiting the effect of dehydration on thermoregulatory responses of boys and men exercising in the heat”.
Dr. Brian Timmons delivers 2 presentations in Australia
September 13, 2013
Dr. Brian Timmons delivered a keynote presentation at the 11th International Society of Exercise Immunology Symposium held in Newcastle, Australia (September 9-12, 2013). Twenty countries were represented at the meeting. The International Society of Exercise Immunology is devoted to fostering scientific research, education, and the dissemination of scientific information. A second presentation was delivered to the Interdisciplinary Educational Research Institute at the University of Wollongong, discussing on-going research projects at the Child Health & Exercise Medicine Program.
New publication for CHEMP researchers
August 7, 2013
CHEMP graduate student, Nick Persadie, and Dr. Brian Timmons along with colleagues in the Department of Pediatrics have published a new article on physical activity of children with epilepsy. To read the full reference, click here.
New book chapter for CHEMP researchers
August 1, 2013
CHEMP alumnus, Dr. Flavia Meyer, along with Drs. Boguslaw Wilk and Brian Timmons recently published a chapter entitled: “Water, Hydration and Sports Drink” in a new book from Elsevier. Click here to read more about the book.
Dr. Brian Timmons is invited to be co-investigator on the Ontario Child Health Study – Sequel
July 26, 2013
Very little is known today about the mental health of Canadian children. Since the last major study of childhood mental health, the Ontario Child Health Study (OCHS) carried out in 1983, there have been changes in Canada which may put children at risk. The OCHS-Sequel study will assess the mental health of a representative sample of Ontario children and adolescents aged 4-18 years (n=10,530) living in 7,020 families and 180 neighbourhoods and attending 240 schools throughout the province. Brian was invited to contribute to the measurement and interpretation of self-reported physical activity data.
CHEMP researchers present at Dairy Farmers of Canada conference
July 25, 2013
The Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) hosted their annual meeting in Toronto, Ontario. In attendance were provincial representatives and producers from across Canada. Brian Timmons delivered an oral presentation of the CHEMP research funded by the DFC entitled “Milk as a rehydration beverage for active children” and Kim Volterman, as a student representative, presented a poster on the same topic.
New Preschooler Focus now available
July 8, 2013
We are happy to release the Preschooler Focus for July!
Please click here to read the new
CHEMP graduate students present at McMaster's Annual Child Health Research Day
June 26, 2013
CHEMP master's students Rachel Walker, Hilary Caldwell and Ninette Shenouda presented posters at McMaster's Annual Child Health Research Day 2013.
Rachel's poster was titled: "Wii-Hab" in Critically Ill Children: A Pilot Trial.
poster was titled: Short-term Tracking of Fitness in Preschool Girls and Boys.
Ninette's poster was titled: Fair to Moderate Tracking of Pulse Wave Velocity in Healthy Preschool Children (Ages 3-5)
CHEMP staff and students participate in Multi-Sport Canada - Binbrook Triathlon
June 8, 2013
CHEMP staff and students made their way through and around just over 38 kilometers of the Binbrook Conservation Area this past Saturday, June 7. The triathlon includes a 30 kilometer bike track weaving through the conservation area, 750 meter swim in Lake Niapenco (water temperature of 18°C), and finally a 7.5 kilometer run around the Binbrook dam.
The lab group was pumped and ready, with teams as follows:
Triathlon relay (750 m swim, 30 km bike, 7.5 km run)
1. Lisa Viinikka-Timmons (swim), Dr. Brian Timmons (bike), Kristie Byrne (Run).
2. Hilary Caldwell (swim), Peter Breithaupt (bike), Lisa Chu (run) – Finished 2nd with medals.
3. Thanh Nguyen (swim), Kim Volterman (bike), Leah Simon (run) – Finished 1st with medals.
Duathlon relay (5 km run, 30 km bike, 5 km run)
1. Gabriela Leites (run), Rachel Walker (bike), Hilary Caldwell (run) – Finished 2nd with medals.
Photo L-R: Kristie Byrne, Brian Timmons, Kim Volterman, Lisa Viinikka-Timmons, Thanh Nguyen, Hilary Caldwell, Lisa Chu, Gabriela Leites, Peter Breithaupt, Leah Simon, Rachel Walker.
CHEMP graduate student attends Trainee Symposium in Toronto
June 7, 2013
CHEMP doctoral student, Kim Volterman, participated in the Council of Canadian Child Health Research-Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program Joint Annual General Meeting and Trainee Symposium. The symposium was titled “How to Get Your First Grant.”
New publication for CHEMP PhD student
May 31, 2013
Joyce Obeid, a doctoral candidate at CHEMP, is co-author on a new publication with colleagues at the Child Development and Exercise Centre in the Netherlands. The paper entitled: The Steep Ramp Test in Dutch Caucasian Children and Adolescents: Age- and Sex- Related Normative Values is published in the journal, Physical Therapy. Click here to read the full reference.
CHEMP graduate student secures OGS funding
May 31, 2013
CHEMP graduate student, Kim Volterman, was recently awarded an Ontario Graduate Scholarship to support her doctoral training. Congratulations, Kim!
CHEMP welcomes new Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Giovani Cunhas
May 28, 2013
CHEMP is delighted to welcome Dr. Giovani Cunhas to McMaster University for a 1-year Postdoctoral Fellowship. Dr. Cunhas is from Brazil and trained in pediatric exercise physiology. Click here to meet Dr. Cunhas.
New Preschooler Focus now available
May 28, 2013
We sincerely apologize for the delay in providing the new 2013 editions of the Preschooler Focus. However, we are happy to now offer Issues 9 and 10. Please click here to read the new issues.
Dr. Brian Timmons on CBC Hamilton discussing the Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card
May 23, 2013
Click here to read the story about the recent release of the Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card and Dr. Brian Timmons' comments regarding Active Transportation.
Dr. Brian Timmons in The Spectator discussing the Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card
May 22, 2013
Dr. Brian Timmons was interviewed by The Hamilton Spectator regarding the recent release of the Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card. Click here to read the story.
CHEMP researchers publish new article in the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis
May 22, 2013
Led by doctoral student, Thanh Nguyen, CHEMP researchers have published a new article entitled: "Reduced fat oxidation rates during submaximal exercise in boys with cystic fibrosis", published in the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis - official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society.
Dr. Brian Timmons interviewed on the Scott Thompson Show on CHML900
May 21, 2013
Discussing the release of the Active Healthy Kids Canada report card, Dr. Brian Timmons was interviewed by Scott Thompson on his CHML900 radio show. Click here to listen to the interview that aired on May 21, 2013.
Active Healthy Kids Canada releases 2013 report card on physical activity
May 21, 2013
Active Healthy Kids Canada has released their annual report card on physical activity in children and youth. This year's cover story was Active Transportation. For full information about the report card, click here.
Dr. Brian Timmons is co-investigator on study funded by the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada
May 14, 2013
Congratulations to Dr. Pat Longmuir from the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute. Pat was awarded 3 years of funding for her project entitled: "LIFE and Health for Young Children with Congenital Heart Defects (Learning, Inclusion, Friends and Emotional and physical Health)". Congratulations, Pat! CHEMP is honoured to be part of this exciting research.
Dr. Brian Timmons presents at annual Canadian Pain Society conference
May 8, 2013
The annual conference of the Canadian Pain Society was held in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Dr. Brian Timmons participated in a symposium entitled: "When Just do it, just won't do". His talk was entitled: "Is physical activity an anti-inflammatory therapy for children with a chronic inflammatory disease?"
CHEMP researcher co-author on new CHMS study of physical activity
May 4, 2013
A new study from the Canadian Health Measures Survey reports, for the first time, the physical activity levels of 3 and 4 year old Canadian boys and girls from a nationally-representative sample. Dr. Brian Timmons is co-author on this new paper reporting that 84% of Canadian 3- and 4-year-olds are meeting physical activity guidelines for the early years. Click here to read the article.
CHEMP graduate student awarded CIHR scholarship for doctoral studies
April 16, 2013
Congratulations to CHEMP doctoral student, Lisa Chu, who was recently awarded a Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. This is a very prestigious award and Lisa ranked in the top 10% in her committee for all applications from across Canada.
CHEMP graduate students awarded OGS funding
April 15, 2013
CHEMP masters students, Hilary Caldwell and Sara King-Dowling (who is co-supervised by Drs. Brian Timmons and John Cairney), and doctoral student, Thanh Nguyen, were awarded Ontario Graduate Scholarships. This year presented an extremely difficult competition. Congratulations Hilary, Sara, and Thanh!
CHEMP graduate student participates in McMaster 3-minute thesis competition
April 11, 2013
CHEMP masters student, Sara King-Dowling - who is co-supervised by Drs. Brian Timmons and John Cairney, competed in the "3MT®". The 3MT® is a university-wide competition for graduate students in which participants
present their research and its wider impact in 3 minutes or less to a panel of
CHEMP researchers publish new paper on fitness and inflammation
April 10, 2013
CHEMP researchers, in collaboration with Dr. Constantine Samaan, have published a new paper entitled in "Chemokine C-C Ligand 2 is a potential biomarker of inflammation & physical fitness in obese children: A cross-sectional study" in BMC Pediatrics. Click here for the full reference.
New publication for CHEMP graduate student
April 1, 2013
Congratulations to Joyce Obeid, a PhD candidate in CHEMP, and her co-authors for their recent publication entitled: "Validity of the muscle power sprint test in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy" published in Pediatric Physical Therapy.
Dr. Brian Timmons is co-Principal Investigator on major CIHR grant to study
January 31, 2013
Congratulations to Drs. John Cairney, Cheryl Missiuna, and Brian Timmons (co-Principal Investigators) and colleagues on their success in a recent Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) competition. Their ground-breaking study entitled “Impact of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) on the physical health of young children: A five-year study of motor coordination, physical activity, physical fitness and obesity” will follow preschool children with DCD, monitoring their participation and fitness over time and comparing these trajectories with a randomly selected sample of typically developing children.
CHEMP graduate students present at Ontario Exercise Physiology Conference
January 26, 2013
CHEMP graduate students, Rachel Walker, Ninette Shenouda, and Hilary Caldwell, presented their research at the annual Ontario Exercise Physiology Conference. This year's meeting was held in Barrie, ON and hosted by Queen's University.
Dr. Brian Timmons is co-author on new publication regarding sedentary
behaviour in preschoolers
January 14, 2013
Colleagues from Queen's University have published a paper entitled: "The Canadian sedentary behaviour guidelines for the early years (zero to four years of age) and screen time among children from Kingston, Ontario". Dr. Timmons was a co-author on this paper published in the journal, Paediatrics & Child Health that found only 32 to 46% of children met the current Canadian sedentary behaviour guidelines. Click here to read the full reference.
Dr. Brian Timmons is co-Investigator on new research study for children with epilepsy
January 14, 2013
CHEMP has partnered with Dr. Gabriel Ronen in the Department of Pediatrics to conduct a study entitled: "Enhanced physical activity in children and youth with epilepsy: Exploring evidence of impacts on health, functioning, psychological wellbeing and quality of life". This new study was recently awarded funding from the Hamilton Academic Health Sciences Organization.
CHEMP graduate student wins Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in
Science and Technology
January 4, 2013
Congratulations to CHEMP graduate student, Ninette Shenouda, who was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship. Ninette is a 2nd year masters student in the Department of Kinesiology.