Childhood Diseases

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Lead: Dr. Megan Levings

Childhood Diseases includes Groups that are focused on studying childhood diseases and disorders. There is a specific focus on understanding mechanisms of health versus disease, as well as identifying and testing new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.

Research Groups:

The PITCH Seminar Series:

PITCH (Progress In the Theme of Childhood Diseases) is the local seminar series for clinical and basic researchers from across the Childhood Diseases Theme. 

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2016/17 Platform Technology Awards

This year the Childhood Disease Theme invited letters of intent for proposals for platform technologies and/or infrastructure to improve/expand research capacity on the Oak street campus. Two projects were awarded funding:

BC Children’s Hospital Tissue and Disease Modelling Core (TDMC)
 - Leader: Dr. Francis Lynn, BC Children’s Hospital Canucks for Kids Fund Childhood Diabetes Laboratories, UBC Department of Surgery.

Childhood Diseases BioBank Specimen Collection Program
 - Leader: Dr. Suzanne Vercauteren, UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

More info to come!


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Jeffrey Helm, Theme Administrative Manager | 604-875-2000 ext. 7954