Very preterm babies have an increased risk of ongoing medical complications and neurodevelopmental issues throughout their lifespan. New research suggests that a specially designed epigenetic “clock” can indicate abnormally accelerated molecular aging, which may be associated with these long-term impacts and warrants further study.
Director: Angela Devlin
Our overarching goal is to keep children and families healthy and out of the hospital by preventing lifelong health challenges and chronic diseases that are rooted in early childhood. We are passionate about furthering research into how a child’s family life and environment impacts their health, shedding light on healthy childhood development before and after birth, and improving child health worldwide through innovation, advocacy, education and capacity building.
Our research groups are listed below. You can also search our investigators by Theme.
For more information:
Gabrielle Savage, Interim Theme Research Manager, 604-875-2000 x5480