The Owerko Centre at the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute is dedicated to studying neurodevelopmental disorders and child mental health. The centre draws its support from a large group of multidisciplinary researchers across the University of Calgary with expertise encompassing a broad range of neurodevelopmental and pediatric mental health research in basic, clinical, health services and population health.
The Alberta Children's Pain Research Lab studies how children's and parents' thoughts, feelings, and behaviours shape pain experiences over time. They work closely with an interdisciplinary team of clinicians and scientists in Calgary and around the world who are committed to understanding why pain becomes a problem for some children but not others.
The Centre for Health Genomics and Informatics (CHGI) provides a wide range of next-generation sequencing services and access to high-performance bioinformatics for sequence analysis to University of Calgary researchers. The objective is to build the technological, bioinformatics and human resource capacity required to support the research and health care needs of our university and the province, in alignment with the precision medicine strategy and genomics priority of the Cumming School of Medicine and the University of Calgary.
Our scientists focus on not only improving the survival rates for childhood cancer, but also decreasing the toxicity of treatments to minimize complications that cancer survivors experience. A diverse group of investigators including researchers, doctors, nurses, psychologists and social workers work closely together to find the best way to treat and cure children with cancer.