We are pleased to congratulate the BC Children's and BC Women's investigators who were awarded funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant Spring 2019 competition. Our research community received nine new research and bridge grants totaling more than $5.8 million.
As a neonatologist I take care of very sick newborns and infants who suffer a great variety of clinical and surgical problems. The main focus of my research agenda covers aspects related to infection, cardiac and respiratory problems of this vulnerable population.
As Division Head of Neonatology - Perinatal Fellowship Program I'm also interested in the training and education of future neonatologists. We have physicians coming from all over the world to receive training in our facility.
Early ACTH test and hypotension in preterm babies born at 24-30 weeks
This is a pilot study to determine if hypoadrenalism is a contributor to hypotension in the first days of life in preterm newborns in order to identify future patients who therefore could benefit from early steroid treatment.
Death in Canadian Neonatal Intensive Care Units: exploring the ethical determinants
The specific objective of this study is to determine the process and causes of death in neonates after their admission to NICUs in Canada: obtaining this information should provide insight and possible answers to the research questions posed above