Uncover the health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children. Participants will have the opportunity to explore how often infections occur, what the illness looks like in children, the impact on child health and what a vaccine will mean for kids in BC. Presented by Dr. Laura Sauvé, Investigator & medical co-lead for Infection Prevention and Control, BC Children's & BC Women's Hospitals; Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. (2021)
Congratulations to the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR) and Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) investigators and their teams who were awarded $11 million in funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fall 2023 Project Grant competition.
While growing up, Abisola Kehinde was fascinated by biology, one of those courses she didn’t have to study much to easily understand. It was natural to her, so choosing a career in science was a no-brainer. She was never told that, as a woman, there wasn’t space for her in this field. But there were other challenges related to gender biases.
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.
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.