When Sam Maloney was a baby, his poop was green. He was sick all the time. He wasn’t thriving. Sam’s mom Tara Blaney knew something was wrong. But it wasn’t until he was 18 months old, weighing only 18 pounds, that Tara first heard the words “cystic fibrosis”. She had never heard of it before and when she Googled it, her entire world changed.
Established expertise. Promising science. Tremendous potential.
The goal of our strategic initiatives is to create innovative solutions to some of the biggest health challenges facing children in BC and beyond. Each initiative brings together emerging areas of research, innovative projects and world-class investigators to transform care and advance child health. They are unique opportunities to establish BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute as a national and international leader in these fields.
Originally identified during the development of our Research Themes and 2016-2021 Strategic Plan, these initiatives span our research structure, basic research, clinical care and community health. They’re new areas of investment for the Research Institute and will be supported with new facilities, new expertise and novel partnerships.
More information coming soon.