Message from Dr. Stephanie Atkinson
Professor and Associate Chair (Research), Department of Pediatrics
Clinicians 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.
CIHR SPOR Activities
Canada's Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) has been officially launched by CIHR. On October 4, 2013, the Federal Minister of Health the Honourable Rona Amborse announced the first SPOR SUPPORT units in six provinces (including Ontario), which are collaborative partnerships between the individual provincial ministries of health, academic scientists, policy makers and patient representatives... (Read More)
The official call for the 2013/14 HAHSO competition has been announced with a final deadline of November 4, 2013. (See HAHSO Official Call)
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.
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]
The portal features research resources exclusively for Pediatrics' faculty, trainees, and staff. A password is required to access the site. Contact Lindsay Akrong (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.