• Dr. Stephanie Nixon Wins Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) Innovation Grant

    Posted on October 13, 2016 in News & Events

    Dr. Nixon is improving quality of life for people living with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa. As access to life-saving anti-retroviral therapy (ART) expands across Sub-Saharan Africa, over 25 million adults and children living with HIV are being given a second chance at life. While HIV-related mortality has dropped dramatically, a new challenge has arisen: care […]

  • Exploring the Effectiveness of Aerobic Exercise for Adults Living with HIV

    Posted on June 7, 2016 in News & Events

    Department of Physical Therapy Professor Dr. Kelly O’Brien has published a systematic review and meta-analysis on the effectiveness of aerobic exercise for adults living with HIV in BMC Infectious Diseases. Dr. O’Brien and her co-investigators used the Cochrane Collaboration protocol to examine the safety and effectiveness of aerobic exercise interventions on immunological, virological, cardiorespiratory, strength, […]

  • Department of Physical Therapy Professors Shine Light on HIV, Aging and Rehabilitation

    Posted on May 26, 2016 in News & Events

    University of Toronto Shares Emerging Evidence at the 25th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV Rehabilitation Research. The 25th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research was held May 12-15, 2016 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. On May 12, Department of Physical Therapy Assistant Professor Dr. Kelly O’Brien co-hosted the 3rd International Forum on HIV and Rehabilitation Research. This […]

  • Are You Ready? U of T Students Explore Readiness to Engage in Exercise Among People Living with HIV and Multi-Morbidity

    Posted on May 2, 2016 in News & Events

    Building upon the research of their supervisor Dr. Kelly O’Brien, students in the MScPT Research Curriculum (2014-2015) Alya Simonik, Kyle Vader, Denine Ellis, Di Kesbian, and Priscilla Leung conducted a study to explore readiness to engage in exercise among people living with HIV and additional health related challenges (multi-morbidity). Now graduates, these students partnered with Casey […]

  • Understanding & Addressing HIV & Disability-Related Stigma

    Posted on June 14, 2012 in News & Events, Research

    Dr. Stephanie Nixon, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Academic Director, International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation, is spearheading a programme of advocacy-oriented research on HIV and disability in Southern Africa.  She recently received CIHR funding to convene a meeting of women and men with disabilities and/or living with HIV, activists, researchers and health workers […]