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?

Pedi FETCh Research Trial

Gastroenterology specialists at McMaster have established the first pediatric fecal transplant study for inflammatory bowel disease in Canada, that is also the first randomized controlled trial of fecal transplant in pediatric bowel disease in the world! Find our more about this research trial.

Child Health Research Day a Success!

Thanks to all the faculty, staff and trainees who particpated in the Department of Pediatrics' Child Health Research Day 2016! Review event details including award winners and event photographs here.

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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