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Publications: NEJM Clinical implications of basic research

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has published a commentary by Dr. Jong Rho in the July issue, Inhibition of Lactate Dehydrogenase to Treat Epilepsy.

Grants: University receives $39.1 million for health research

The Honorable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Health, announces CIHR Foundation and Operational grants at the Alberta Children's Hospital, including a grant to fund research for Dr. Adam Kirton and the Alberta Perinatal Stroke Program.

Innovation: Apps developed for Pre-Term Growth Charts

The Fenton Preterm Growth Charts, now available in two Apps, are used across Canada and have been included in 21 textbooks. The charts are in the Merck Manual and have been cited in 368 papers.  The web site  is accessed by dietitians and healthcare professionals in 141 countries. Tanis Fenton, PhD, is a registered dietitian and an associate professor at the Cumming School of Medicine and a member of ACHRI.

Clinical research: Advancing the study of vasculitis

Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute is part of an international network of researchers who are pooling their knowledge about the diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases in children. After seeing the results of an MRI scan, Dr. Susanne Benseler, an Alberta Health Services pediatric rheumatologist and member of ACHRI, knew her patient, 4-year-old Ben, had an extremely rare form of pediatric vasculitis called Takayasu’s arteritis.

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ACHRI All-Member Meeting - SAVE THE DATE - Oct. 5 from 3-6 pm