Our Research

The ultimate goal of the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute is to generate new knowledge in child health, and translate these basic and clinical research discoveries into better health care practices and policies which will help provide a healthier future for children and their families.

Research Themes

Behaviour and the Developing Brain

A child’s brain is continuously changing: with every new experience new connections are established, resulting in a new knowledge, new behaviour, new motor skill.

Genes, Development and Health

Diabetes. Epilepsy. Cancer. Congenital heart disease. These commonly occurring diseases, and virtually every health condition in humans, has a genetic link.

Healthy Outcomes

Almost sixty thousand babies are born in Alberta every year. In ACHRI, we strive to ensure that these babies grow, mature, and lead the healthiest lives possible. 

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