Realizing Healthier Pregnancy Research Cluster

Monday, June 17, 2024 — 11:30am to 1:00pm
6/17/2024 11:30 am America/Edmonton 6/17/2024 1:00 pm Realizing Healthier Pregnancy Research Cluster The WCHRI Realizing Healthier Pregnancy Research Cluster welcomes the participation of all pregnancy researchers. We will host bi-monthly presentations to introduce our current research cluster members, present key problems these members seek to address and work to build our interdisciplinary networks and research engagement to unravel these challenges. Zoom

The WCHRI Realizing Healthier Pregnancy Research Cluster welcomes the participation of all pregnancy researchers. We will host bi-monthly presentations to introduce our current research cluster members, present key problems these members seek to address, and work to build our interdisciplinary networks and research engagement to unravel these challenges.

Join us to discuss the ways child development is affected by parental health and well-being and parenting behaviours. Discussion will include working in partnership with families using community-based participatory research (CBPR) to create a more trauma-informed and relational approach to research.

Please share this invitation with your networks; all researchers are welcome! 

Speakers:     Rachel Tribe and Anna MacKinnon

Dr. Rachel Tribe is a Professor of Maternal and Perinatal Sciences at King's College London. Professor Tribe’s research focuses on translational research related to preterm birth and other pregnancy-associated conditions. Specific interests include developing prediction tools for preterm birth, host-microbiome interactions within the female reproductive tract, and uterine smooth muscle physiology. She also collaborates with colleagues to study the impact of pregnancy exposures on the development of the neonatal immune system.

Dr. Anna MacKinnon is a Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Addiction at the University of Montreal, and scientist in perinatal mental health and early child development at the CHU Sainte Justine Azrieli Research Centre. Her work aims to identify risk and protective factors to inform the development of innovative programs that promote resilience and prevent the intergenerational transmission of distress.

Our next research cluster presentation will be July 9 and feature presentations by Meredith Kelleher and Fabíola Cristina Ribeiro Zucchi: Registration for this event is now open!

Contact WCHRI Grants (wcgrants@ualberta.ca) to present your pregnancy research!

Date: June 17
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Zoom 

Register here