The Children’s Heart Centre is a passionate team of clinicians, researchers, medical trainees, and technical and clerical staff. We are committed to producing high-quality research to improve care for children with cardiovascular conditions.
Our team is focused on investigating use of virtual reality technology in pediatrics and providing evidenced based answers to help clinicians and health practitioners determine how to best use this innovative technology for everyday use.
The Injury Research Program led by Dr. Mariana Brussoni focuses on understanding injuries in children and youth, and measuring the physical, psychosocial and financial impacts of injuries on children, their families and the health care system.
The International Hip Dysplasia (IHDR) study group is an international collaboration of surgeons and medical professionals dedicated to improving the lives of children with hip dysplasia. With 23 worldwide sites and growing, IHDR aims to optimize patient care in health care systems around the world through research, education, and advocacy efforts.
Our research team, led by Dr. Louise Mâsse, aims to understand the factors in the school, social and home environments that influence children’s and teens’ health behaviours, specifically, physical activity, screen time and nutrition.
Congratulations to the BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit at BC Children’s Hospital, whose video on physical literacy received an award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research 2019 IHDCYH Talks Video Competition.
A new study suggests that specialized immune cells that dampen inflammation and help repair the gut could be used as a potential therapy for children dealing with the painful symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease.
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.
We believe there’s nothing we can’t do with your support. It can take years to turn scientific breakthrough into new interventions and treatments. Funding helps speed the pace of change. When given the resources, we can bring transformative therapies – and hope – out of the laboratory and into the clinic to save and improve children’s lives.