$5-million gift from the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation drives children’s health research

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 9:30am

Thank you to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation for its generous $5-million gift to the Distinguished Researchers program at WCHRI!

As part of the Stollery Science Lab, this program will support seven WCHRI members to pursue initiatives to improve pediatric health in Alberta and around the world. The researchers will also act as ambassadors of children’s health research in the community.

Congratulations to our 2018 Distinguished Researchers in the Stollery Science Lab!

  • Todd Alexander: Working to better understand and develop personalized drug therapies for children with rare kidney diseases.
  • Lisa Hartling and Shannon Scott: Building decision-making tools that equip families with enough information to make the best decisions possible for their children and their families.
  • Michael Hawkes: Developing solar-powered oxygen delivery systems to improve outcomes for childhood infections around the world—especially in high-burden, low-income settings like Africa.
  • Andrew Mackie:Helping kids with complex needs transition to adult care—improving patient safety, survival and outcomes.
  • Kate Storey: Leading a peer-led mentorship program that will empower Indigenous teens and improve their health and wellness.
  • Lonnie Zwaigenbaum: Developing early intervention strategies to screen infants for autism. This will lead to targeted therapies for children who have autism.

Learn about how Andrew Mackie’s research was able to help Grace keep doing what she loves!

The Distinguished Researchers program wouldn’t be possible without the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services’ Stollery Children’s Hospital. Thank you once again for your support.

View photos from this exciting event! For more information, visit the Stollery Science Lab webpage.