On June 19, researchers from across the Oak Street Campus came together for CFRI’s annual Trainee Research Forum.
Thank you to the 71 graduates students, postdoctoral fellows and resident and clinical subspecialty residents or fellows who presented their research, and to the principal investigators, research staff and trainees who volunteered their time as judges.
Congratulations to the Oak Street campus trainees named 2014 Poster Presentation Finalists at the 14th annual CFRI Trainee Research Forum.
Pictured (left to right): Peter Hurley, Christine Voss, Mary Dunbar, Jennifer Park, Katherine MacDonald, and Jonathan Han. Not pictured: Bryan Tennant and Ganive Bhinder.
Away We Grow! Toddler nutrition study needs participants
In order to understand the role that fats play in young children’s development, researchers with the Innis Lab at CFRI are recruiting infants aged 12-14 months to participate in a nutrition study.
Parents will answer questions about their child’s diet, and children’s growth will be tracked to age 24 months. This information, plus a small blood sample from the child, will help researchers better understand the role of fats in young kids’ diets and improve their understanding of childhood nutritional requirements. More…
Room booking changes
The Facilities team is now accepting room booking requests at CFRI for appointments from Monday, June 30, 2014 through August 2015.
Users who would like their existing bookings extended to August 2015 are encouraged to submit their requests by July 11, 2014.
Please note that rooms are subject to availability. Due to the volume of requests received, booking confirmations will be sent out through July and August. If you are unfamiliar with the booking process please visit: http://cfri.ca/facilities/room-bookings/how-to-book.
If you are having problems booking please email your requests to Brianne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, or if you have questions, please email Brianne at email@example.com.
Redevelopment update #1: Window & patio closures
In preparation for the construction of the new Teck Acute Care Centre, work is now underway to separate the connector between Shaughnessy A wing and the BC Children’s and BC Women’s main building, and also to separate the Shaughnessy E to L wing bridge connector. As of June 30, all patios and windows facing the construction zone will be closed during demolition to prevent dust from entering in patient and staff areas of the hospital. More…
Redevelopment update #2: Changes to green spaces
Throughout the month of June, a number of changes have been made to the landscaping around the site of the new Teck Acute Care Centre. The overall goal on the Oak Street campus is to keep as many trees and shrubs as possible, however, in order to complete the construction of our much-needed new facility, some existing trees and perennials must be removed. More…
Redevelopment update #3: Cafeteria patio closure
The patio outside the Shaughnessy Cafeteria will be closed from now to July 11 to enable the construction of a temporary covered walkway for pedestrians. After July 11, the cafeteria doors will remain closed (emergency exit only) and the SHY B2 exit by SHY Auditorium (the shortcut from B2) will re-open.
PHSA is moving to a new EFAP provider
Effective July 1, 2014 PHSA employees will be changing providers for the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), which is run through the Workplace Health group within the Human Resources department. More…
PowerChart has officially replaced EVE
As of June 25, PowerChart has officially replaced EVE aso the primary place to view clinical results. Dictated reports have also begun populating Cerner.
Tne next Gene Therapy BC meeting will feature a rapid-roundtable to lay the foundation for future collaborations. Everyone is welcome. Please email Dr. Elizabeth Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to submit a powerpoint slide in advance of the meeting.
Our most-read and most-clicked stories include a call for recruitment to an Innis Lab nutrition study, a new form of primary immune deficiency, and a mobile app that promises to provide a faster, more accurate measurement of respiratory rate.
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 the University of British Columbia, BC Children’s Hospital, and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (agencies of the Provincial Health Services Authority). For more information, visit www.cfri.ca.