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Article has been cited more than 3000 times!

August 21, 2015 Recent Events No Comments
Article has been cited more than 3000 times!

We are extremely pleased to report that an article created by Drs. Warburton and Bredin (published in the prestigious Canadian Medical Association Journal) has now been cited over 3000 times. This article is amongst the most cited papers in the history of the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

We are pleased with the reception that this article has received since its publication in 2006. We feel that this reflects clearly the importance of the health benefits of physical activity, and provides further validation for the value of the research conducted in the Physical Activity Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit.

International Charter on Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation: A Call for Action

March 6, 2013 Recent Events No Comments
International Charter on Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation: A Call for Action

We are delighted to report that an international initiative involving Drs. Bredin and Warburton has been warmly received including a formal publication in the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. We are delighted that Dr. Mark Williams (Editor, JCRP) has chosen to allow free access to our article that can be retrieved HERE.

The reference for the article is: Grace, S.L., Warburton, D.E.R., Stone, J.A., Sanderson, B., Oldridge, N., Jones, J., Wong, N., & Buckley, J.P. International Charter on Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation: A Call for Action. 2013;33:128-131.

If you would like to learn more about the Charter and the International Collaboration in Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (ICCPR) please visit: http://www.globalcardiacrehab.com.

The International Collaboration in Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (ICCPR) can attribute its roots to the development of the ICCPR Charter in 2011. Over the next year a series of influential meetings were held (including in person meetings at the 2012 World Congress of Cardiology; Dubai, UAE) to identify the key aims and strategies of this international collaboration of leading experts from around the world. The International Collaboration in Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation was officially formed at the World Congress of Cardiology on April 19, 2012.

The ICCPR calls to action cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation organizations and established associations around the world to partner and collaborate with those responsible for administering patient care:

1) To establish cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation as an obligatory, not optional service.

2) To support both low-to-middle and high-income countries to establish and augment, respectively, programs of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation (adapted to local needs and conditions) to ensure broader access to these proven services

We aim to maintain and grow this consortium through partnership with international organizations, to consider and communicate on-going consensus on evidence-based standards for cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation.

Funding for this initiative was originally provided to Dr. Darren Warburton, Dr. Shannon Bredin, Dr. Sherry Grace, and collaborators from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

 

The New PAR-Q+ and ePARmed-X+

August 5, 2011 Recent Events No Comments

We are pleased to announce that the background systematic review papers for the new PAR-Q+ and ePARmed-X+ have been published in Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism. The entire series of articles have been published online, and are open access for everyone to be able to download.

http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/toc/apnm/current

The new PAR-Q+ and ePARmed-X+ are also available. Please be sure to check out www.eparmedx.com and the Health & Fitness Journal of Canada for these resources.

A sincere thank you to all of the authors, students, staff, and volunteers that gave so much of their time to this worthy endeavour. It is anticipated that over 50 million individuals worldwide will make use of the new risk stratification strategy, which serves to reduce the barriers to physical activity participation for everyone.

The Physical Activity and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit Welcomes Dr. Jamie Burr

August 21, 2010 Recent Events No Comments

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jamie Burr has joined the Physical Activity and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit. Dr. Burr did his training at the internationally renowned laboratories of Dr. Norman Gledhill and Dr. Veronica Jamnik. He has already published several peer-reviewed first author publications. We are extremely fortunately to have Jamie join our team. Jamie will be working on the Physical Activity Line of BC in research and development, and will be spearheading various research trials related to the primary and secondary prevention of chronic disease in individuals from across the lifespan. Since arriving in July, Jamie has made an immediate positive impact upon our laboratory having participated in several studies and assisting with the development of various grants. We look forward to working with Jamie during his time in our program.

The Physical Activity and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit Says Farewell to Dr. Shirley Ngai!

August 19, 2010 Recent Events No Comments

It is with mixed emotions that we say goodbye to Dr. Shirley Ngai. Shirley will leave our program at the end of this month. We are happy that Shirley will be able to return to her family and friends shortly. However, we will miss Shirley’s amazing attitude and her endearing demeanour. We were truly blessed to have Dr. Ngai spend the last three months in our laboratory. She has been a great ambassador for the Pan Pacific Trainee Exchange, and for Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Dr. Jones and Dr. Pang certainly can be proud of how Shirley represented their program.

During her time, Shirley took the lead on several studies and worked side by side with our graduate trainees. We envision a series of leading publications resulting from this work. All of us that had a chance to work with Shirley were truly honoured. Her work ethic and compassion for others was remarkable.

We look forward to continuing to collaborate with Shirley in the future, but more importantly we look forward to a lasting friendship that was forged during her time here. We would like to thank our friend, Dr. Alice Jones, for recommending such a remarkable trainee for our exchange program.

In closing, we would like to thank Shirley for playing such an integral part in our laboratory over the past three months. We look forward to hearing about your future plans and are certain that you will become internationally renowned in short order. You will always be welcome at the University of British Columbia. We also look forward to our next trip to Hong Kong and the continuation of the interesting research that we started here.

Sincerely,

Darren and Shannon

謝謝 雪莉成為我們團隊的一個這樣重要的成員。認識了你, 我們都擁有了更好的!

Article Reaches Its 500th Citation!!!

May 26, 2010 Recent Events No Comments
Article Reaches Its 500th Citation!!!

On behalf of the Physical Activity and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit, we are honoured to announce that an article created by Dr. Darren Warburton, Crystal Whitney (research trainee) and Dr. Shannon Bredin (published in the prestigious Canadian Medical Association Journal) has reached the achievement of being cited over 500 times. To put this into context, an article that has been cited more than 400 times is often referred to as a “citation classic.” We are proud to be amongst an esteemed group of researchers to achieve this milestone.

We are pleased with the reception that this article has received since its publication in 2006. We feel that this reflects clearly the importance of the health benefits of physical activity, and provides further validation for the value of the research conducted in the Physical Activity and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit.

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