We work tirelessly to create an environment where excellent clinical research thrives. Our expert staff and specialized facilities support more than 1,000 active research projects involving patients on the BC Children's Hospital campus.
Located on the BC Children's Hospital campus, our facilities include 'wet bench' laboratories and 'dry labs' for clinical and population health research for a total of 350,000 square feet of dedicated research space.
This month’s Research Roundup covers how increasing parent-child proximity in the first days of life can improve toddler behaviour later on, what lean body mass can tell us about the health of pediatric kidney transplant recipients, insights into the barriers to knowledge translation in Canadian pediatric health-care centres, and an evaluation of the effectiveness of saline gargle COVID-19 tests.
In the largest single country trial of the potential COVID-19 treatment remdesivir to date, researchers have found the drug reduced the need for mechanical ventilation in hospitalized patients, when compared with standard of care.
Omicron has overtaken Delta as the most common variant in B.C. in recent weeks so what does that mean for children? The BC Children’s Hospital experts examine the most recent mutation and the effect it’s having on children in our province, so far.
This month’s Research Roundup covers a newly defined type of anxiety in parents of children with allergies, the best method for measuring serum creatinine in kids hospitalized with diabetic ketoacidosis, and the development of a new provincial pediatric diabetes registry.
We believe there’s nothing we can’t do with your support. It can take years to turn scientific breakthrough into new interventions and treatments. Funding helps speed the pace of change. When given the resources, we can bring transformative therapies – and hope – out of the laboratory and into the clinic to save and improve children’s lives.