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CIHR Fall Grant Competition 2022 Project Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the CHRIM investigators and their teams who were awarded over $5,400,000 in funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research CIHR) Project Grant Fall 2022 competition! Many other CHRIM members were also successful in this year’s competition both as co-investigators on projects and through project bridge funding. Here are the recipients and their…

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Dental Assistants Recognition Week

March 5-11 is Dental Assistants Recognition Week (DARW). Dental assistants are educated healthcare professionals and vital members of the oral health team. Dentists rely on the knowledge and expertise of dental assistants, given their broad dental education, up-to-date understanding of oral health trends through continuing education, and unique skills acquired through collaboration, experience, and research.…

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The role of a genetic counsellor in a rare disease diagnosis

February 28th is recognized as Rare Disease Day. A rare disease is classified as a disease that affects fewer than 1 in 2000 people. Rare Disease Day raises awareness for the 300 million people living with rare disease around the world and their families and caregivers. Here at CHRIM, we have multiple investigators who dedicate…

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International Childhood Cancer Day

February 15th is International Childhood Cancer Day to raise awareness about childhood cancer, and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, the survivors, and their families. One thousand kids under the age of 14 are diagnosed with cancer each year in Canada, and it is the most common disease-related death for children and…

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Celebrating Women and Girls in Science

Leading up to International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11, 2023, we’re celebrating all the inspiring women at CHRIM! We’re proud to have over 270 female pediatric medical researchers, technical staff, students and support staff making significant contributions in child health research that will have long term benefits to children and…

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Reflecting on 2022

It was an exciting year as we slowly and carefully transitioned back to in-person events and embraced the hybrid world. This included our annual Child Health Research Days conference, allowing participants to attend both online and in person for the first time ever. Many researchers received new funding this year as well, advancing our reach…

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Time to Ring in Opportunities for Prevention

Research confirms higher rates of head contact, body checking, and suspected Injuries in Ringette than female ice hockey Ringette and female ice hockey are two very popular sports with high participation in Canada.  Although safety policies are in place that disallow body checking, both sports have high injury and concussion rates. In a new study…

Diabetes Awareness Month

Here at CHRIM, diabetes is a key part of our research and something we work to bring awareness to during Diabetes Awareness Month and throughout the year. Dr. Elizabeth Sellers is a pediatric endocrinologist at the Children’s Hospital and a researcher within the Diabetes Research Envisioned and Accomplished in Manitoba (DREAM) theme at CHRIM. In…

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Child Health Research Days 2022 Highlights

The first-ever hybrid Child Health Research Days took place last week and welcomed over 100 in-person attendees and 100+ delegates online. The week kicked off with a fascinating public event at the beautiful Museum for Human Rights with Dr. Michael Ungar presenting “The Risk-Takers Advantage:How to Make Kids More Resilient by Not Over-Protecting Them”. We…

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