CFRI Scholars of Excellence Program is accepting applications
The Scholars of Excellence Program has been developed to attract new talent to CFRI and build on the breadth of global children’s and women’s health expertise on the Oak Street Campus. Trainees who have demonstrated research independence within their doctoral or medical training will have the opportunity to generate innovative research under the mentorship of world-class researchers based at CFRI and BC Children’s Hospital.
CFRI launches 2016 Clinical & Translational Research Seed Grant competition
CFRI is now accepting applications for the 2016 CFRI Clinical & Translational Research Seed Grant competition. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 30, 2015. The Seed Grants support innovative project proposals that have a specified benefit for improving child health and/or healthy pregnancy.
Dr. Sara Mostafavi is joining Dr. Clara van Karnebeek as organizer and co-chair of TGIF, the Child & Family Research Institute’s weekly seminar series. Dr. Mostafavi is a Scientist at CFRI and CMMT and an Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Medical Genetics and UBC Department of Statistics.
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
Evidence to Innovation: Lifetime Cost of Care for Abusive Head Trauma
CFRI’s Evidence to Innovation research Theme is hosting a presentation featuring guest speaker Ryan Steinbeigle, Executive Director of the US National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome, who will deliver a talk entitled, “Lifetime Cost of Care for Abusive Head Trauma.”
Curious about progress on the Teck Acute Care Centre? Attend one of the BC Children’s and BC Women’s Redevelopment quarterly information sessions for the latest updates on program-specific changes and improvements.
From Good to Great: Enhancing Quality of Life for People with Down Syndrome
Join families, educators, clinicians, service providers and researchers for the Down Syndrome Research Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Conference and Celebration, “From Good to Great: Enhancing Quality of Life for People with Down Syndrome.”
Wednesday, October 23 – Thursday, October 24, 2015 | Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites, 1763 Comox St, Vancouver, BC
Proposed Changes to the US Common Rule on human subjects research
The US government is proposing changes to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, also known as the “Common Rule.” Quorum Review has prepared a helpful summary of the most significant proposed changes. You can read it here.
Training opportunity in primary health care
Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) is a one-year certificate program in primary health care research skills and interdisciplinary theory and processes.
Annual Accountability Report from the GreenCare Initiative
GreenCare is a Lower Mainland Health Care-focused environmental sustainability initiative. Their annual Environmental Accountability Report offers a look into how the Lower Mainland Health Organizations take responsibility for their environmental impact. You can read the report here.
Upcoming grant and award deadlines
Make sure you’re up-to-date with the latest deadlines.
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.