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.
5th Annual Child Health Trainee Research Day
June 26, 2013 |1-5pm
Submission Deadline: May 31
This yearly event honours the research contributions of trainees, faculty and staff in Pediatrics. The session will feature oral and poster presentations, with prizes awarded, and a networking reception.
Abstracts are now being accepted via online submission; deadline for submission is May 31, 2013. Medical students, residents, post-doctoral and clinical fellows, and graduate students conducting research in the Department of Pediatrics are invited to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations; new faculty members and research staff are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentation. Please review the instructions and event details carefully and join us to celebrate contributions to child health research by our trainees, Faculty and staff!
Department of Pediatrics Undergraduate Research Day 2013
Congratulations to the more than 50 undergraduate and medical students and the 27 Faculty supervisors who enthusiastically presented the highlights of their recent research in posters at the Department of Pediatrics Undergraduate Research Day on April 9th!
Click here for event photos.
*New* Departmental Research Funds
In an effort to foster research development and contribute to sustaining research productivity in the Department of Pediatrics, a small pool of funds will be made available on an annual basis.
A process has been finalized for the request of these Departmental research funds and applications for start-up funds, pilot studies, and bridge funding will be considered.
If you are interested in submitting an application:
Step 1: Read the Guidelines for Application for Departmental Research Funds
Step 2: Complete the Application for Departmental Research Funds form.
Questions? Contact Dr. Stephanie Atkinson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Grant Submission Process
All investigators in the Department of Pediatrics are enocouraged to review the Grant Submission Process (see above link).
Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board
The Research Ethics Boards at St. Joseph’s Healthcare and Hamilton Health Sciences and the Faculty of Health Sciences have announced that their merger, effective January 1, 2013, has resulted in the new Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board (HIREB).
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 (email@example.com) for details.