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Childhood Cancer Research Chair

Dr. Jennifer Chan is the new holder of the Kids Cancer Care Chair in Pediatric Oncology. This research chair was established 10 years ago by the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF), Kids Cancer Care (KCC) and other generous donors. The ACHF also announced a $1.25 million gift from KCC in support of the Childhood Cancer Research Program. This gift will support researchers at the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute in their quest to find new cures and gentler treatments for children and youth fighting cancer in our community and around the world. Read more

Alberta cabinet minister visits ACHRI lab

Alberta Associate Minister of Health, Brandy Payne, who was sworn in as a new cabinet minister in Edmonton on February 2, visited the research labs in the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute at the Cumming School of Medicine on Thursday, February 11. The Foothills Campus visit included a tour of Dr. Deborah Kurrasch's lab and zebrafish vivarium, where her research team is conducting studies to better understand the hypothalamic programs that underlie neonatal/postnatal neuroendocrine signaling.

Canada Research Chair in early childhood development

ACHRI member Sheri Madigan’s early childhood development project is one of eight supported by $7.6 million in Canada Research Chair awards.

Study identifies sport with highest risk of concussion

A recent study co-led by Brent Hagel, PhD, a member of the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, revealed which sports pose the highest risk for youth, determining the likeliness those under 18 will get a concussion in certain sports.

Researcher seeks early clues of damage in kids with congenital heart disease

Steven Greenway, a paediatric cardiologist and assistant professor in the Cumming School of Medicine, is researching how to help children born with complications from congenital heart disease at the Alberta Children's Hospital.

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