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Science Odyssey with Syrian Youth


Science Odyssey Rendezvous - Dr. Naweed Syed's Lab

Visiting students from the Syrian Refugee Support Group spent a day in Dr. Naweed Syed's lab to participate in mentored activities. Science Odyssey runs from May 13 to 21, with over 6,000 of Canada’s greatest innovators, researchers, engineers, and scientists from 125 partner organizations who will open their doors and close city streets to present exciting demonstrations, hands-on activities, and explosive experiments. Science Rendezvous has something for everyone. #OdySci   More information here

Canada Research Chairs

The University of Calgary has been awarded six new Canada Research Chairs. The awards support exceptional research in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences. ACHRI researchers awarded include Amanda Melin, PhD, Marco Gallo, PhD, and Charlene Elliott, PhD.

Research shows link between depression and brain development

A new study by a team of University of Calgary researchers suggests screening for depressive symptoms during the entire pregnancy may be valuable not only for mom, but for the developing child. Children whose mothers were more depressed had a thinner cortex (grey matter) and altered white matter,” said Catherine Lebel, PhD, an assistant professor in radiology at the Cumming School of Medicine, and member of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI).

New consensus published on sport-related concussions

Researchers at the University of Calgary have played an integral role in shaping an international consensus on recognizing and treating concussion in sport. The document, "International Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport," was published on April 26 in two special editions of the prestigious British Journal of Sports Medicine. Kathryn Schneider, PhD and Carolyn Emery, ACHF Chair in Pediatric Rehabilitation, are members of ACHRI.

Personalizing approaches to treating childhood arthritis

An international research network aimed at personalizing medicine for children with arthritis has received a multi-million dollar grant. Drs. Susanne Benseler, Alberta Children's Hospital, and Rae Yeung, The Hospital for Sick Children, and co-lead Dr. Nico Wulffraat from University Medical Center Utrecht are receiving $8 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and ZonMw (the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research) and Reumafonds (the Dutch Arthritis Foundation). The network will use the investment to develop genomic tests and to determine individualized therapy for children living with arthritis in an attempt to treat children quicker, more efficiently and with fewer side effects.

Physical activity may protect kids from onset of depression: study

Sheri Madigan, PhD, has identified exercise as one of the factors that can affect a child’s risk for developing depressive symptoms in a paper, published in the March 17 online edition of PEDIATRICS. The study is the first meta-analysis to examine the potential protective association of childhood physical activity with depression over time.

Summer Student Research Day, August, 22, 2017

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