News & Publications

NEWS RELEASE - Helping doctors find better ways to share their diagnoses & predictions about infant brain injury

December 4, 2016

Between Blunt Trauma and Soft Peddled Hope - Kids Brain Health Researchers, Parents and Physicians Develop a Framework

[Montreal - December 4, 2016] - Instead of relishing the bleary hours after delivering her firstborn son, Donna Thomson was in a state of shock.

Twenty-eight years later, she vividly remembers why. The doctor told her “your son has a serious brain injury. He has cerebral palsy, mental retardation, or both. He will never be normal.”

University of Calgary Welcomes Dr. David Nicholas to 2016 Peak Scholars Community

December 1, 2016

Dr. David Nicholas, co-lead of Kids Brain Health Network's Social Determinants of Health research program, has been recognized as a 2016 Peak Scholar by the University of Calgary (U of C).

Dr. Margaret Clarke Honoured with McMaster University 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award

November 21, 2016

Kids Brain Health Board Member Dr. Margaret Clarke was recognized for her contributions to autism research as one of two recipients of McMaster University's Distinguished Alumni Award November 17th during a Health Sciences convocation ceremony held at the university.

Distinguishing disability from disease a constructive approach for health services and policy

November 15, 2016

Disabilities are currently combined together with disease in practically every context: in everyday conversation, in the media, in the terminology used by health professionals, and in the way health care services are organized and delivered.

In a new paper published in Frontiers in Public Health’s Section on Child Health and Human Development, NeuroDevNet investigator Dr. Anton Miller and CanChild’s Dr. Peter Rosenbaum propose that this conflation is problematic, because it tends to undercut the broader range of health issues and needs faced by people with a chronic health condition that might be associated with ‘disability’.