Presented by the BB&D Advisory Group and Administration, the Brain, Behaviour & Development (BB&D) Annual Research Day is held annually in the fall. The annual event highlights accomplishments and advances from BB&D researchers and provides a forum to learn about various ongoing or developing projects and collaborations. The event also includes a keynote presentation given by an internationally renowned guest speaker.
The Biochemical Genetics Clinic actively participates in the Canadian Inherited Metabolic Diseases Research Network (CIMDRN). CIMDRN provides the evidence needed to improve outcomes and health care services for children with inborn errors of metabolism (IEM).
Is your child having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep? Do you have questions about what to expect with a newborn baby’s sleep schedule? How many naps is enough for a preschooler? Why is sleep important for my child? All of these are important questions regarding sleep in newborns, infants, toddlers, and preschool age children.
The Integrated Navigational Support Program is a combined research-system level quality improvement program. It aims to understand and improve the experience of families who seek and need services and supports for their child/youth with neurodevelopmental special needs (neurodisability) from across multiple agencies and service sectors.
We focus on clinical research to improve the lives of children, youth, and their families who have mental health difficulties. We are dedicated to the understanding of the unique strengths and challenges, and the beliefs, attitudes, and actions of this population, in order to develop and evaluate innovative and evidence-based practices for patients, professionals, and public community.
MOSAIC aims to engage children and families across British Columbia to facilitate the collection of biological samples and data that will lead to an integrative and comprehensive assessment of child development, health and well-being.
We are interested in using non-invasive imaging techniques, such as magnetic resonance imaging, in order to help scientists and clinicians better understand brain health and disease, and how to treat an unhealthy brain.
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.