Mylene will be visiting the CARE theme from the 1 - 13 August. During her visit she will be giving 2 seminars and one workshop. Mylene will be hosted by Associate Professor Debra Waters and will be based at the School of Physiotherapy.
Dr. Aubertin-Leheudre received a master degree in adapted physical activity (Aging/Exercise) from Université Toulouse and Sherbrooke in 2002 and a Ph.D. degree in Gerontology (Physiology/Nutrition) from Université de Sherbrooke in 2006. She then completed a post-doc in aging, nutrition and endocrinology at Folkhasan Research Center, division of nutrition and cancer and endocrinology (University of Helsinki, Finland).
Dr. Aubertin-Leheudre is currently professor of kinesiology at UQAM and researcher at the research center of the institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal. She is currently Junior 2, FRSQ (investigator salary award).
The main goal of Dr Aubertin-Leheudre research program is to better understand how muscle function could be improved and maintained in late adulthood. To this aim, her empirical work is concerned with changes in physical functioning that occur in normal aging, specifically those that affect muscle mass (sarcopenia), muscle strength (dynapenia), muscle quality, frailty and with identifying the determinant factors of muscle function in late adulthood (e.g., lifestyle, physical condition, nutrition (e.g proteins, citrulline), sexual hormones, inflammatory factors, muscle adipose tissue etc..). The major line of her research investigates the effects of physical training and nutritional interventions on muscle function in frail and non-frail older adults.
- August 3rd , 12 -2pm Location: School of Physiotherapy, Room 1.02 Workshop: ‘Frailty in nursing home and following minor injury: Adapted physical activity using gerontechnology as the solution.
- Tuesday 8th August 12 -1, Location: School of Physiotherapy, CHARR. Room 1.02 ‘Physical activity & Functional Capacities: The same recipe and responsiveness for everyone?’
- Friday 11th August, 1 -2 pm. Location: DSM ‘What is the best clinical indicator of loss of muscle function in older adults’
If you would like to meet Mylene during her time at Otago please email her Mylene Aubertin, firstname.lastname@example.org