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2017: A year in review

December 29, 2017
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As the year comes to a close, there are many accomplishments, events and stories to reflect on and many more to look forward to in the year ahead.

It was a busy time on campus with visits to BC Children’s Hospital from Captain Jack Sparrow and Santa Claus; the opening of the new Teck Acute Care Centre and Family Immunization Clinic; and popular events such as Discovery Talks, Mini Med School, and Discovery Days, to name a few. We also checked out the solar eclipse, had stiff competition in the Halloween costume contest and celebrated many success stories.

In 2017, the Pocket Doc for Pneumonia project was chosen as a finalist in the Google.org Impact Challenge, researchers and students created their own e-textbook, and a “travelling roadshow” brought better mental health assessment for kids to BC hospitals.

Discoveries were made, exciting new research projects were launched and knowledge was shared at the institute this year. Here are a few more of our stories from 2017:

      BC research chair studies child development
         

      New approach to Autism Spectrum Disorders offers earlier diagnosis and treatment options
         

      New research could lead to advancements in diabetes treatment
         

      Impacts of pediatric OCD are more than just daily headaches for kids and families
         
        Five reasons why kids need risk, fear and excitement in play  
         

      From patient to survivor: Madeline’s inspiration to study pediatric cancer  
         
      Preventing a bad injury from getting worse: New research into inflammation and the brain
         

      “A little investment can go a long way”: Helping kids with developmental coordination disorder reach their full potential  
         

      Holding infants – or not – can leave traces on their genes  
         

      A simple toolkit that’s saving kids’ lives: The Smart Discharges Project

 

Read more of our stories from 2017 at bcchr.ca/stories.