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The Owerko Centre

A team of researchers at the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute dedicated to the study of neurodevelopmental disorders and the improvement of child mental health.

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Goals of the Owerko Centre

Understanding neurodevelopment, neurodevelopmental disorders, and child mental health requires collaboration, coordination and a multidisciplinary team science approach. The Owerko Centre brings together multiple parallel efforts within NDD and serves as a multidisciplinary research hub with a broad translational focus on neurodevelopment, child mental health, and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Champion research

To catalyze innovative research on children’s brain and mental health.

Educate and Train

To empower the next generation of researchers with cross-disciplinary approaches to children’s brain and mental health.

Engage the community

To enhance connections with the community that will inform and translate innovative research.


Dr. Christopher Walsh

2022 Owerko Family Distinguished Lecture

Dr. Christopher Walsh was this year's distinguished lecturer at the Owerko Family Distinguished Lecturer in October 2022.


Dr. Susan Graham

Azrieli Accelerator announced

Owerko Centre Director Dr. Susan Graham named inaugural Scientific Director

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