McMaster University

Child Health & Exercise
Medicine Program

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Mila Bjelica

Position: MSc Student, Medical Sciences

Projects: BOOST: Using exercise to BOOST the immune system of children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

CHAMPION: Cardiovascular Health in children with a chronic inflAMmatory condition: role of Physical activity, fItness, and inflammatiON


Mila is currently a master's student in the Medical Sciences Program at McMaster University under the supervision of Dr. Joyce Obeid. Mila completed her undergraduate degree at McMaster University where she obtained a Bachelor of LifeSciences with Honours and a minor in French language studies. During her undergraduate degree, Mila worked with CHEMP as a summer research assistant and later as a senior thesis student. Her current research interests are focused on the effects of exercise on the immune system of children with cancer and various inflammatory diseases.

Fun Facts: Mila enjoys playing volleyball, learning new languages and watching classical ballet. She has recently re-started and is now president of Exercise is Medicine McMaster.