New at the CLSA

2019
Oct
10 th

CLSA local site investigator receives AMA Medal for Distinguished Service

Dr. David Hogan, local site investigator of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) in Calgary, has been honored by the Alberta Medical Association and the Canadian Medical Association with a Medal for Distinguished Service.

2019
Sep
20 th

Trainee Spotlight: Q&A with Lavanya Huria

What is your name?

Hi! My name is Lavanya Huria, and I am 21 years old. I am majoring in Economics with minors in Statistics and Management at McGill University, so my classes are generally quite varied. I am originally from India, but I moved to Dubai in 2005, and I grew up there before moving to Montreal for my undergraduate degree.

2019
Sep
20 th

CLSA investigator receives highest honour in Canadian health sciences

Dr. Parminder Raina, lead principal investigator of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), has been named a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, considered one of the highest honours for members of the country’s health sciences community.

2019
Sep
11 th

Q&A with Dr. Brent Richards: Metabolomics in the CLSA

The Canadian Frailty Network, the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging (CLSA), the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and Metabolon, Inc. are part of a collaborative partnership to develop a $4-million research program. Through the endeavor, Metabolon will leverage its proprietary metabolomics platform to analyze blood samples from Canada’s largest and most comprehensive study on aging. We sat down with Brent Richards, M.D., M.Sc., from the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University, to discuss the Canadian population health collaborative study that is aimed at discovering key frailty biomarkers to shed light on why some people become frail, determine the severity of frailty and what can be done to help avoid the condition. 

2019
Sep
9 th

Data Collection Site at Dalhousie University closed due to Hurricane Dorian

The Data Collection Site at Dalhousie University is closed Monday, September 9, 2019. Please note that service on the CLSA toll-free line (1-866-999-8303) is not affected.

2019
Jul
29 th

CIHR Funding Opportunity: Data Analysis Using Existing Databases and Cohorts

A new funding opportunity from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) will support research that uses existing cohort data, administrative datasets and data platforms that link to or allow access to datasets from multiple sources, including the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA).

2019
Jul
17 th

CIHR launches funding opportunity to support the analysis of CLSA data

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has announced a $715,000 funding opportunity to support the analysis of Baseline and Follow-up 1 data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA).

 

2019
Jul
15 th

CLSA reaches new data access milestone with 200 approved projects

The CLSA has reached a new data access milestone with the approval of over 200 research-led projects using data from the CLSA. The approved projects span several disciplines including biological, clinical, social sciences, and population health, and will create knowledge to better understand how various factors, both individually and in combination, affect the ways in which people age.

 

2019
Jul
10 th

Partnership created to uncover reasons for frailty in aging populations

The Canadian Frailty Network, the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging (CLSA), the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and Metabolon, Inc. have announced a collaborative partnership to develop a $4-million research program. This will perform large-scale metabolomic profiling and biomarker identification on samples from Canada’s largest and most comprehensive study on aging.

2019
Jun
25 th

Trainee Spotlight: Q&A with Chloé Pierret

Hi! So, Chloé, can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your path before joining the CLSA team?  

Hello, my name is Chloe Pierret, I’m 20 and I started working for the CLSA’s Statistical Analysis Centre in February 2019. I’m a French Lebanese graduate student who immigrated to Canada for my studies. I studied statistics and computer science at McGill University. I just graduated and will be joining the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicinefor my Master’s in Epidemiology as of October 2019.