The Children’s Heart Centre is a passionate team of clinicians, researchers, medical trainees, and technical and clerical staff. We are committed to producing high-quality research to improve care for children with cardiovascular conditions.
Our team is focused on investigating use of virtual reality technology in pediatrics and providing evidenced based answers to help clinicians and health practitioners determine how to best use this innovative technology for everyday use.
The Injury Research Program led by Dr. Mariana Brussoni focuses on understanding injuries in children and youth, and measuring the physical, psychosocial and financial impacts of injuries on children, their families and the health care system.
The International Hip Dysplasia (IHDR) study group is an international collaboration of surgeons and medical professionals dedicated to improving the lives of children with hip dysplasia. With 23 worldwide sites and growing, IHDR aims to optimize patient care in health care systems around the world through research, education, and advocacy efforts.
Our research team, led by Dr. Louise Mâsse, aims to understand the factors in the school, social and home environments that influence children’s and teens’ health behaviours, specifically, physical activity, screen time and nutrition.
A new study from BC Children’s, UBC and an international team of researchers published in the New England Journal of Medicine is the first to identify a rarely-seen type of DNA mutation as the cause of an inherited metabolic disorder.
A recent study from Dr. Pascal Lavoie provides important insights into why preterm babies are more vulnerable to infections than babies born at term. This work could lead to the development of new treatments that jump-start their immune systems.
Dr. Michael Kobor and Dr. Yvonne Lamers, are leading two new international projects investigating the relationship between diet, the epigenome and health thanks to funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
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.