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 BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit is a leader in the production and transfer of injury prevention knowledge, supporting the integration of prevention practice into the daily lives of British Columbians.
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.
The vision of the Department of Pediatric Anesthesia at BC Children's Hospital is to provide excellence and innovation in patient-centered care for the children and their families of British Columbia. Evaluation, improvement, and innovation are key research activities that allow us to optimize the clinical care we provide.
The Play Outside Lab, led by Dr. Mariana Brussoni, is dedicated to studying children’s outdoor play – looking at the effect of outdoor play on children, and how we, as an individual, a member of a community, and society, can support and provide children with quality outdoor play environments.
The RICHER Program (Responsive Intersectoral Child and Community Health Education and Research) is a place-based, equity-focused, interdisciplinary team of health care providers at BC Children’s Hospital co-located in Vancouver’s inner city.
The SEARCH team evaluates drug safety and effectiveness and identifies risks associated with commonly prescribed drugs; PREVENT uses pharmacogenomics discovery and replication (in at least three independent populations) to identify strongly-predictive pharmacogenomic biomarkers.
BC Children’s Hospital houses the only Sleep Laboratory in the province of BC, where a multidisciplinary team provides diagnostic assessment and treatment for children and youth across BC, and conducts research to advance sleep medicine.
Transplantation is a life-saving treatment for children with organ failure – but unfortunately it is not yet a cure. Research is critical in our effort to further improve the health and wellness of transplant recipients and their families.
Sunny Hill Health Centre and its associated colleges and universities take a leadership role in educating the academic community about child development and rehabilitation. We evaluate and promote innovative service delivery. Sunny Hill is associated with the University of British Columbia (UBC) and other colleges and universities across Canada.
Researchers made a key discovery about how childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) evolves and responds to targeted therapies suggesting that clinicians can start looking for precision treatments for a child’s cancer immediately after diagnosis, rather than waiting until the cancer has come back.
Dr. Paula Littlejohn is a postdoctoral research fellow co-supervised by Dr. Michael Kobor and Dr. Bruce Vallance at BC Children's Hospital Research Institute. Her research is aimed at understanding the molecular mechanisms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), with the goal of developing new treatments.
Dr. Mariana Brussoni and PhD candidate and long-time outdoor teacher Megan Zeni have developed an online tool to help parents, caregivers and educators gain the skills and confidence to support outdoor play and learning in elementary schools from kindergarten through Grade 7.
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute is pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2023 Outstanding Achievement Awards and the Clinical & Translational Research Seed Grant. These programs, generously funded by the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, play a pivotal role in acknowledging and nurturing excellence within our research community.
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.