New mobile app provides faster, more accurate measurement of respiratory rate
A new mobile app developed by CFRI and UBC researchers can measure respiratory rate in children roughly six times faster than the standard manual method.
According to findings published this month in PLOS One, RRate can reliably measure respiratory rate in an average of 9.9 seconds. Currently, health care workers typically measure respiratory rate by counting a patient’s breaths for 60 seconds using a stop watch. More…
New research offers hope for children with juvenile arthritis and their families
Until very recently, when a child was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis, doctors couldn’t give worried families very much concrete information about their child’s prognosis. A new study inAnnals of the Rheumatic Diseases led by CFRI Clinician Scientist Dr. Jaime Guzman has changed all of that. More…
Researchers discover new form of primary immune deficiency
Researchers at CFRI, BC Children’s and UBC recently published a study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology that identifies a new form of a primary immune deficiency disorder caused by a mutation in a gene called MALT1.
CFRI postdoctoral fellows and study co-authors Dr. Jacob Rozmus and Dr. Shan-Yu Fung explain that even though this mutation has only been identified in three families so far, the research has wide ranging implications for children and their families. More…
Mini Med School awarded CIHR Synapse Mentorship Award
CIHR Synapse Awards are presented to trainees, researchers and programs to recognize excellence in the promotion of health research to high school students. It is through the passion behind programs such as Mini Med School that CFRI will engage tomorrow’s innovators. More…
Highlights of recent publications
We are pleased to feature the following new publications from CFRI’s investigators, staff and trainees.
CFRI’s 2014 Outstanding Achievement Awards were awarded on June 19 to five of our community’s leading graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and resident and clinical subspecialty residents or fellows.
Congratulations to the postdoctoral fellows and graduate students who are recipients of CFRI’s 2014 Trainee Research Awards. Awarded at the Trainee Research Forum on June 19, these competitive awards are intended to give promising trainees the start they need in their research careers.
Congratulations Canucks for Kids Fund: Diabetes Catalyst Grant Recipients
The Canucks for Kids Fund: Diabetes Catalyst Grants jumpstart exciting and innovative projects aimed at finding a cure for diabetes and improving the lives of children with diabetes.
Thanks to the generous support of the Canucks for Kids Fund and BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, this pilot funding competition has invested $435,000 in 12 inventive research projects since its inception in 2009.
Dr. Aubrey Tingle named to the Order of British Columbia
Dr. Aubrey Tingle, founding Executive Director of CFRI and Professor Emeritus, UBC Department of Pediatrics, has been named to the Order of British Columbia.
Dr. Tingle, a world-renowned researcher in pediatric immunology and viral infections at BC Children’s Hospital, has transformed health research in British Columbia over the past 20 years. He is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Maternal Infant Child & Youth Research Network. More…
First Jan M. Friedman Graduate Studentship awarded
We’re pleased to congratulate Grace Goh, recipient of the first Jan M. Friedman Graduate Studentship award from CFRI. Grace is a UBC PhD student with Dr. Stefan Taubert’s lab.
This new studentship was made possible through contributions from the CFRI’s research clusters and the cluster leadership in conjunction with CFRI. Over the past two years, researchers, staff and trainees have also supported this award through individual donations, fundraising activities, and by selling Jeans Day™ buttons and pins.