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.
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’.
Researchers’ drive towards cracking the genetic code for autism is the subject of a new documentary produced by CBC’s the National. A program that premiered October 25 featured the $50 million MSSNG project, headed by NeuroDevNet Autism Research co-lead Dr. Stephen Scherer. The largest genomic study in the world, MSSNG's goal is to provide answers surrounding the causes and diversity of symptoms in autism.
On the eve of World CP Day 2106, NeuroDevNet and the Network's cerebral palsy researchers convened the sixth annual CP in Motion conference in Calgary.
This highly experiential October 1 gathering, including keynotes, community consultation and visits to labs and clinical facilities at the University of Alberta Children's Hospital, drew a diverse audience of health professionals parents and people with CP. A highlight of the event was the tour of labs and clinical settings featuring NeuroDevNet and other studies currently underway within the Calgary-based hospital and its research institute.