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?

Child Health Research Showcase 2016

On Wednesday, April 6 Pediatrics hosted the 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Day. A total of 52 undergrad trainees presented posters, supervised by 24 faculty members. The event was a great success. Check out the event summary and photos on the Pediatrics Research website.

Next month the Department of Pediatrics will host:

8th Annual Child Health Research Day on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

Join us as we celebrate the contributions to child health research by medical students, graduate students, pediatric residents, post-doctoral and clinical fellows, new faculty and research staff working in Pediatrics!

  • Poster Presentations take place from 1-2:30pm in the Ewart Angus Centre (HSC, 1st floor, purple section)
  • Oral Presentations take place from 2:30-4pm in HSC 1A4
  • The Awards Reception will be held from 4-5pm in the Farncombe Atrium (HSC, 3rd floor, blue section)

Research Roundtable logo

Research Roundtable is back for the 2015/2016 Academic Year! These seminars are an informal, interactive forum for researchers, trainees, allied health staff and research staff to share knowledge and exchange ideas. Get more information about Research Roundtable and upcoming sessions.

Looking for a project, thesis or volunteer student?

The Department of Pediatrics maintains Dr Constantine Samaan with Research Studentsa 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 Martha Cousins.

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.

Staff Portal Access

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

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