Scientists have developed a molecular “clock” that could reshape how pediatricians measure and monitor childhood growth and potentially allow for an earlier diagnosis of life-altering development disorders. The research, published this week in PNAS, describes how the addition of chemical tags to DNA over time can potentially be used to screen for developmental differences and health problems in children.
At BC Children's Hospital, clinical residents or fellows pursue innovative health research under the supervision of some of Canada's leading pediatric clinician scientists.
The research institute is home to more than 200 UBC faculty members who provide supervision and mentorship in a variety of research areas related to improving the health of children and families. To view prospective research supervisors at BC Children's, search our Researchers and contact the research team and the UBC Postgraduate Medical Education Office for information related to the hiring process
BC Children's Hospital provides a number of research training awards. These awards are intended
to help promising residents or fellows advance their careers, ensuring future excellence in care and research dedicated to improving the health of children and families. Training awards include:
- Clinical & Translational Research Seed Grants - To promote research collaborations between postdoctoral fellows and clinical trainee/clinical investigators on the Oak Street Campus in clinical and translational research projects
- Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHSP) - CCHCSP provides support for highly qualified child health clinician candidates to develop their requisite knowledge and skills for a career as an independent scientist in child health research. Trainees engage in research training and a core curriculum in one of the participating Child Health Research Training Centres of the CCHCSP. For information on funding opportunities visit the CCHCSP website.
- UBC Clinician Investigator Program - The UBC Clinician Investigator Program is designed to provide a combined research and clinical training stream for residents in Clinical Specialty Programs at UBC. The aim is to encourage young physicians to pursue careers as clinician-scientists and to renew the clinical academic faculty at UBC and other Canadian Medical Schools.