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York study shows long-term weight loss success requires multiple attempts

York study shows long-term weight loss success requires multiple attempts

Gaining back pounds as soon as a diet is over is all too common for people attempting to lose weight (often characterized as a failure of the individual, indicative of a lack of willpower and discipline), but a new study from scholars in York University’s Faculty of Health, find such regressions are learning experiences – […]

Seeking novel therapies for chronic fatigue syndrome and long COVID

Seeking novel therapies for chronic fatigue syndrome and long COVID

COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH headed by women’s cardiovascular health expert Heather Edgell may provide new hope for those grappling with the debilitating effects of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and long COVID. Symptoms of ME/CFS – which occurs four times as often in women as in men – include musculoskeletal pain, difficulty concentrating, fatigue and depression. Similar […]

Dean’s Faculty of Health awards recognize excellence in research, teaching

Dean’s Faculty of Health awards recognize excellence in research, teaching

Four faculty members from York University’s Faculty of Health were recognized for their accomplishments in educational leadership and innovation on May 3 when the annual Dean’s Awards were announced. This year’s recipients are: Rachel da Silveira Gorman – Dean’s Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership, Pedagogical and/or Curricular Innovation; Mary Desrocher – Dean’s Award for […]

Three undergraduate changemakers receive Governor General’s silver medals

Three undergraduate changemakers receive Governor General’s silver medals

Silver Medal recipients FEATURED image for YFileThree undergraduate students at York University have been awarded the Governor General’s Silver Medal. The medal recognizes the outstanding scholastic achievements of undergraduate students in Canada. Receiving the medals are changemakers Alina Kuimova, Amirarsalan Rahimian and Katelyn Conferido. Alina Kuimova is graduating with a Specialized Bilingual B.A. (Hons.) in […]

Working toward treatment for rheumatoid arthritis

Working toward treatment for rheumatoid arthritis

Faculty of Health Professor Ali Abdul-Sater’s passion for understanding the body’s immune response has led him to a discovery that he hopes will eventually relieve the suffering of people with rheumatoid arthritis. By Elaine Smith Research by Ali Abdul-Sater, a York Research Chair in the Regulatory Mechanisms of Inflammation, and an assistant professor in the […]

Free tuition gives kinesiology student fresh start

Free tuition gives kinesiology student fresh start

By Ashley Goodfellow Craig, YFile deputy editor For York University student Ravenne Rivera, starting her first year for the second time has had its advantages. The undergraduate student, enrolled in the Faculty of Health’s Kinesiology and Health Science program, had embarked on her post-secondary journey in the fall of 2020, but her studies were deferred […]

York University celebrates its researchers

York University celebrates its researchers

One of the most anticipated events of the academic year, the York Research Awards Celebration, took place May 11. While the event was held virtually due to ongoing pandemic restrictions, the format still offered a wonderful opportunity for researchers to pay tribute to their colleagues and applaud the recipients of the 2021 President’s Research Awards. […]

CIHR funds York study on concussion recovery in working-age adults

CIHR funds York study on concussion recovery in working-age adults

New funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) will support a York-led study to investigate the influence of sex-related differences in cognitive-motor integration on concussion recovery in working-age adults. CIHR will provide $401,625 in funding over five years to Professor Lauren Sergio, York Research Chair in Brain Health and Skilled Performance and principal investigator […]

Associate Professor Chris Ardern to serve as associate dean, research in Faculty of Health

Associate Professor Chris Ardern to serve as associate dean, research in Faculty of Health

The following is a message prepared by Dean Paul McDonald, Faculty of Health: Professor Maz Fallah announced in December 2020 that he had accepted a wonderful opportunity to serve as the new dean of the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Guelph. Following his announcement, I began consultations with senior faculty members and […]

Faculty of Health highlights excellence in teaching, research and service

Faculty of Health highlights excellence in teaching, research and service

Awards that highlight faculty accomplishments in teaching, research and service in the Faculty of Health were announced on Oct. 7 by Dean Paul McDonald. Four faculty members were recognized with the annual Dean’s Awards, which reflect excellence and innovation within the Faculty. This year's recipients are: Lauren Sergio – Dean’s Award for Research Excellence; Dr. […]