CFRI is pleased to congratulate trainees and investigators who recently received awards from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and the Huntington Society of Canada. If you have an award or honour you’d like to share, please email email@example.com.
We all have a shared responsibility to keep vulnerable children and youth safe by reporting concerns about child welfare to the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). Researchers, clinicians and staff who work directly with children and families play a particularly important role in protecting children and youth from harm. If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected or living in an unsafe situation, please make a report to MCFD by calling the Helpline for Children in BC at 310-1234 (no area code required). This is line is toll free and available 24 hours a day.
Dr. Mark Ansermino appointed Interim Director, Centre of International Child Health
Congratulations to CFRI investigator, Dr. Mark Ansermino, who has been appointed Interim Director of the Centre for International Child Health (CICH) at BC Children’s Hospital. CICH works in partnership with host country institutions to exchange knowledge, skills and best practices in order to reduce preventable deaths and improve the health and well-being of children and their families globally.
Video shows how the CHILD study is uncovering the root causes of allergies and asthma
A future where allergies and asthma are preventable? Watch this video to learn about how researchers across Canada are working with 3,500 children and their families to make this a reality through the CHILD Study. Dr. Stuart Turvey, a Senior Clinician Scientist and Director of Clinical Research at CFRI and a Pediatric Immunologist at BC Children’s Hospital, is the study’s Vancouver site Director and co-Principal Investigator.
Call for research outcomes: PHSA Metrics Report, 2014-2015
We are collecting information on guidelines, drugs, devices and diagnostic agents adopted or approved as a result of CFRI research between April 2014 – March 2015 for inclusion in this year’s 2015 PHSA Metrics Report to be presented to the PHSA Board.
Apps4Kids Hackathon produces innovative tools to improve child health
From June 12-19, pediatricians, parents, designers and students worked together to develop new digital medical tools as part of the Apps4Kids Hackathon held at UBC. The Hackathon promotes innovative approaches to treating children with chronic conditions, which often require complex medical care.
Construction of temporary bike lanes on 28th Avenue
To enhance the safety of the 28th Avenue bike way during construction of the Teck Acute Care Centre, the City of Vancouver is installing temporary protected bike lanes on both sides of 28th Avenue between Oak Street and the lane just east of the GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre property (located between Oak and Willow Streets).
Work will take place this weekend, Saturday July 25 – Sunday July 26.
National Science Foundation applications now require FCOI compliance
All new grant applications submitted to the National Science Foundation (NSF) by UBC researchers will now be required to comply with the US Public Health Service financial conflict of interest (FCOI) requirements.
Registration for NeuroDevNet’s Brain Development Conference now open
NeuroDevNet’s Sixth Annual Brain Development Conference will bring together researchers, clinicians, stakeholders and families with children affected by neurodevelopmental conditions. The themes of this year’s conference are sleep and movement.
Saturday, September 19, 2015 – Monday, September 21, 2015 | Delta Ottawa City Centre, Ottawa, ON
Early bird pricing is available until Friday, July 31, 2015. Click here to register.
The most-read and most-clicked stories in our last issue included the updated deadline for this year’s CIHR Fellowship Awards competition and a new video about how the CHILD study is uncovering the causes of asthma, allergies and chronic disease.
Health Canada’s Paediatric Expert Advisory Committee is seeking new members
Health Canada is seeking nominations and applications for membership in the Paediatric Expert Advisory Committee. The new extended deadline is Friday, July 31, 2015. For more information, please see the Nomination Form and Letter. Those who are interested in applying or nominating someone are asked to signal their intention via email to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible and send a completed application to the same address by the deadline.
Upcoming grant and award deadlines
Make sure you’re up-to-date with the latest deadlines, including twelve new opportunities from JDRF, UBC and CHIR.
CFRI conducts discovery, translational and clinical research to benefit the health of children and their families. CFRI is supported by BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and works in close partnership with BC Children’s Hospital, the Provincial Health Services Authority and its agencies, and the University of British Columbia. For more information, visit www.cfri.ca.