Connecting Through Research

WCHRI is uniquely positioned to identify and facilitate team development and networking among our members to tackle important basic and clinical health issues in women's, maternal and children’s health. WCHRI and the Department of Pediatrics are hosting 'Connecting through Research', a series of high-level, collaborative research talks. All are welcome to attend.



Topic (slides are linked after each session — if available)

September 25, 2017

Samina Ali, professor in the Department of Pediatrics The little program that could: From humble beginnings to leading multi-centre trials within a decade

June 26, 2017

Alvaro Osornio-Vargas, professor in the Department of Pediatrics Adverse birth outcomes and industrial emissions: Interdisciplinary research on children’s health and the environment

April 24, 2017

Hien Huynh, divisional director of the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition Building research capacity by embedding clinical and translational research in the Edmonton Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic
March 27, 2017 Anita Kozyrskyj, professor in the Department of Pediatrics How the microbial environment shapes the infant gut microbiome: Birth, pets and cleaning products
February 27, 2017

Sunita Vohra, director of the Integrative Health Institute

Hsing Jou, clinical director at the Integrative Health Institute

Pediatric integrative medicine: Research challenges and opportunities


January 30, 2017

Andrew Mackie, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics

Here comes the adult world: Optimizing healthcare transition for adolescents with special needs

October 31, 2016

Aisha Bruce, medical lead of the Pediatric Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program of Northern Alberta

Mary Anne Venner, Pediatric Hematology nurse practitioner

Haley Greenslade, Pediatric Hematology social worker

Challenging perceptions: Optimizing care for new Canadians with Sickle Cell Disease through collaborative research

September 26, 2016

Michael van Manen, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics

Understanding and doing things with pediatric qualitative research

May 30, 2016

Andrea Haqq, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics

Michelle Mackenzie, research associate in the Department of Pediatrics

Jeff Bennett, Doctor of Medicine student, class of 2019

Translational Research in Childhood Obesity and Metabolism: Focus on Prader-Willi Syndrome
April 25, 2016

Jelske van der Veen, researcg associate in the Department of Biochemistry

Richard Lehner, professor in the Department of Pediatrics

Targeting liver lipid metabolism to alleviate obesity, insulin resistance and dyslipidemia
March 21 2016

Carmen Rasmussen, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics

Jacqueline Pei, associate professor in the Department of Psychology

Neurobehavioral functioning in children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and implications for interventions
February 1, 2016

Richard Shulz, professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Pharmacolgy

Brandon Chan, graduate student in the Department of Pharmacology

Matrix metalloproteinases in heart disease: From bench to bedside

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