McMaster University

McMaster University

Research Team

Pediatric Research

Message from Dr. Anthony Chan

Professor and Associate Chair (Research), Department of Pediatrics

Dr. Anthony Chan Pediatrics ResearchClinicians and basic scientists within Pediatrics work collaboratively in research projects that have immediate application to improving child health.

Leading edge research is conducted in areas such as longitudinal, prospective investigations into the early origins of major chronic diseases such as obesity, arteriosclerosis, asthma and allergy and osteoporosis; childhood disability and mental health; prematurity; quality of life in many childhood diseases; and neurometabolic problems or epilepsy.

Excellent research facilities include laboratories for lab bench science and research in animal models, clinical assessment rooms, body composition laboratories and highly trained research staff. The environment of university and hospital within one building fosters opportunities for training in research for undergraduate science and medical students, pediatric residents, clinical and research post-doctoral fellows, and students enrolled in masters and doctoral graduate programs. Furthermore, the proximity of the academic/hospital environment provides unique multi-disciplinary research collaboration with colleagues in epidemiology, anthropology, kinesiology, nursing, rehabilitation and radiation sciences and other medical sub-specialties.

Click on the specific research theme sections outlined in this section to learn more about our research programs and academic researchers in child health.

What's New?

Looking for a project, thesis or volunteer student?

The Department of Pediatrics maintains a database of trainees interested in child health research opportunities and have many requests for placement. If you would like to connect with a trainee interested in your field of research, contact Lindsay Akrong.

Annual Child Health Research Day

Event Date: May 7, 2014, 1-5 pm
Abstract Submission Deadline: March 31, 2014

This annual event honours the child health researh contributions of trainees, faculty and staff and will feature oral and poster presentations with prizes awarded, and a networking reception ... Find out more.


HHS New Investigators Fund (NIF)

Application Deadline: March 31, 2014

The aim of the NIF is to provide seed funding for HHS employees or affiliated staff members who are novice investigators in the first five years of conducting independing research. Full details and forms are available on the NIF website. Contact Lindsay Akrong if you intend to apply.

Neonatal Research Program Online

Learn more about the research activities, student opportunities, and recent accomplishments in the Division of Neonatology by visiting the Neonatal Research Program's new webpage.

5th Annual Child Health Trainee Research Day

Annual Child Health Trainee Research Day

The 5th Annual Child Health Research Day held on June 26th was a great success and attracted some local media attention!  The breadth of research in the Department of Pediatrics was showcased in 41 posters presented by trainees, research staff, and new investigators, 6 trainee oral presentations, and one featured oral presentation by new investigator Dr. Melissa Parker. [Read complete story]

Staff Portal Access

The portal features research resources exclusively for Pediatrics' faculty, trainees, and staff. A password is required to access the site. Contact Lindsay Akrong ( for details.

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