Saving mom and baby: new recommendations for high blood pressure disorders in pregnancy
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, including life-threatening conditions like preeclampsia, affect thousands of women in Canada every year and can cause grave complications like maternal stroke, preterm delivery and stillbirth.
Dr. Laura Magee recently published a paper outlining up-to-date recommendations for treating women who have or who are at risk for these disorders. More…
New website provides free training to identify, treat and prevent concussions in young athletes
“The goal of this toolkit is to give parents and coaches quick and easy access to accurate, up-to-date information so they can be confident they’re giving kids the best-possible care for the best-possible recovery,” says Dr. Shelina Babul. More…
Finding new ways to help kids fighting leukemia
In a new video from CFRI, Dr. James Lim explains his recent discovery of a group of cell adhesion proteins that promote drug-resistance in childhood leukemia.
In 15 per cent of leukemia cases, cell adhesion can cause the leukemia to return. Dr. Lim is hopeful this discovery could lead to new cancer-fighting drugs that will improve the odds for kids fighting leukemia. Watch the video…
Congratulations to MSFHR Scholar Award winners
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2014 Scholar Awards from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR). Three CFRI clinician scientists – Dr. Quynh Doan, Dr. Clara van Karnebeek, and Dr. Jill Zwicker – were among the 32 award recipients chosen from a highly competitive pool of top B.C. health researchers.
A young girl’s rare disease may provide clues to the genetic causes of obesity
For one family, a young girl’s diagnosis with a rare genetic disease ended years of tests and referrals to explain her puzzling symptoms. For the researchers who made the diagnosis, it provides insight into a rare, poorly understood disease and may shed light on the genes that cause obesity.
“This case illustrates how studying rare genetic diseases can inform our understanding of common diseases,” says Dr. William Gibson. More…
Highlights of recent publications
We are pleased to feature new publications from CFRI’s investigators, staff and trainees.
Do you have a new publication you’d like to share? Please contact Stephanie Dunn, Communications Specialist, at 604-875-2678 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the 2014 CFRI Clinical Research Capacity Building Awards
The CFRI Clinical Research Capacity Building Awards empower clinical research teams based on the Oak Street campus or at Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children by providing salary support to clinical research program coordinators. More…
Pictured: Dr. Neil Chadha, Dr. Patti Janssen, Dr. Pascal Lavoie, Dr. Kishore Mulpuri, Dr. Tim Oberlander. Not pictured: Dr. Cherry Mammen.
Congratulations to CIHR Operating Grant recipients
We are pleased to congratulate the CFRI members and our colleagues on the Oak Street campus who were recently awarded funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research through the March 2014 Operating Grants competition. More…
The dream of changing diabetes treatment
Working with Dr. Brad Hoffman’s diabetes research group, Peter Hurley is helping reveal the complex molecular interplay that occurs in diabetes when immune cells attack pancreatic beta-cells. More…
Too safe for healthy play?
Takuro Ishikawa knows first-hand the challenges of balancing the desire for personal safety with the growth- opportunities risk offers. Growing-up in Bogota, Colombia of Japanese parents he often felt highly visible in a society wracked by violence. More…
A hand in a new era of diabetes treatment
As a high-school student in London, England, Dr. Ashish Marwaha had the rare opportunity to take part in leading-edge biomedical research. Now, as a UBC PhD student at CFRI he’s developing a new approach to treating Type 1 juvenile diabetes, and sharing his love of research as a mentor. More…
Is your five-year-old eating the right kinds of fats?
Many children are picky eaters, and many parents worry that their children are not getting a wide enough variety of nutrients.
To learn more about the role of fat in kids’ diets, a team of researchers at CFRI are studying the diets of children at five years of age and what influences their eating habits.
QUEST (Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine Evaluation Study) is a national study designed to evaluate whether two doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine are just as effective as three doses. Researchers are recruiting 8,666 girls from across Canada, and are nearly half-way to meeting their B.C. recruitment goal.