Newly-minted NeuroDevNet post-doc Dr. Veronica Schiariti is traveling the globe from Stockholm to Xian, where researchers and clinicians are keen to consult her expertise in applying a functional, ability-oriented lens to assessment and treatment of children and youth with cerebral palsy (CP).
A pediatrician before she pursued further training in developmental neurosciences and child health at the University of British Columbia, Schiariti has developed clinical tools based on the World Health Organization’s Pediatric International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).
Dr. Jill Zwicker was one of 40 investigators to receive a CIHR New Investigator Award in the 2015 competition. Dr. Zwicker’s proposal focuses on the understanding and rehabilitation of children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD), a condition characterised by difficulties with movement and coordination in activities of daily life.
This competitive award will provide $60,000 worth of support for 5 years, for a total of $300,000. Using this money, Zwicker aims to improve our understanding and develop treatment approaches for those affected by DCD.
Taylor Aschenbrenner, 8, spent a year and a half in excruciating foot pain after a roller-skating accident, despite having sought and received prompt and appropriate medical treatment.
"..Why did it take so long for a child in unbearable pain to find relief," asks New York Times writer Rachel Rabkin Peachman in an article published July 6 in the Globe and Mail. "Experts say children’s pain is, for the most part, grossly underrecognized and undertreated."
On June 28-29 the Fifth Annual Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum was held in Toronto, where 230 professionals gathered for an in-depth consideration of the themes of structures, processes, and technology for knowledge mobilization. KT Lead David Phipps and KT Manager Anneliese Poetz co-led a workshop showcasing the Core’s hybrid project planning tool, being used by four high impact projects within the Network to maximize uptake and implementation of their research.