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What is the microbiome? Why is it relevant to FASD?

KBHN alumni researchers and trainees led a timely plenary on the gut biome and the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure at the 2019 International FASD Conference in Vancouver. Network Investigator Joanne Weinberg offered the introduction, positioning the session entitled "Intrauterine Microbes: Missing or the Missing Link?" Dr Weinberg read from a range of media reports [...]

May 10th, 2019|News|
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Announcing Dr. James Reynolds’ Appointment as Chief Scientific Officer

The Board of Directors of Kids Brain Health is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. James Reynolds as Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of the Network. Dr. Reynolds, a Professor of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, and Associate Dean in the School of Graduate Studies at Queen’s University, has been serving as KBHN’s interim CSO since [...]

April 5th, 2019|News|
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Celebrating World Autism Awareness Day: Social ABCs and Early Intervention

In an increasingly globalized world, unique approaches to early intervention for autism are becoming possible through enhanced collaboration across national borders. In honour of World Autism Awareness Day 2019, Kids Brain Health is celebrating our Social ABCs research project, a parent-delivered program guided by a trained parent coach. Targeting children three and under showing early [...]

April 2nd, 2019|News|
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New Research from KBHN Improves Options for Identifying FASD in Children and Youth

Diagnosing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is not a simple task. There is no blood test to determine whether a child has the disorder; instead, a battery of tests and a clinical evaluation are typically required, steps that can take the equivalent of an entire day for a professional to complete. But early and accurate [...]

March 5th, 2019|News|
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An Animated Short Conveys the Heart of Caregiving

A lot goes into caregiving. Above all it takes love, patience, and compassion. The Stories for Caregivers Initiative has created a new animated video drawing from themes in "The Unexpected Journey of Caring", a book co-authored by KBHN Board Member Donna Thomson and Dr. Zachary White. "It's very relevant to the lived experience of families [...]

January 16th, 2019|News|
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Announcement Concerning the Future of the NCE Program

Dear KBHN Community, The federal government announced today that the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program will be phased out over the next three years. For thirty years, the Networks funded under the NCE program have focused research, training and partner resources on some of Canada’s most critical social, health and economic challenges. The [...]

December 8th, 2018|News|
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Former Board Chair Appointed Medical Advisor of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Dr. Sheila Laredo, immediate past chair of KBHN's Board of Directors has been selected by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) as the College’s first Chief Medical Advisor, following an extensive search. Dr. Laredo is an MD and specializes in endocrinology and metabolism. She is a healthcare leader and is recognized for [...]

December 7th, 2018|News|
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New KBHN Online KT Course on Udemy: Advancing Research Impact

Join David Phipps, KBHN's KT lead, and Executive Director, Research and Innovation Services, for an in-depth immersion in the  Co-Produced Pathway to Impact (CPPI) Framework for Planning and Evaluation of Research, KT, and Commercialization. Advancing Research Impact is a brand new addition to Udemy's suite of research methods courses, developed by KBHN KT Manager Anneliese [...]

December 5th, 2018|News|

Working to Understand and Ease the Stress of Transitions

Kids Brain Health projects study and strive to support transitions from toddler years through young adulthood and beyond, because families tell us the system is failing to maximize the potential of people with neurodisabilities. In honour of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, we highlight our researchers' work in social determinants of health, and [...]

December 3rd, 2018|News|
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A Call to the KBHN Research Community: We Need Your Input

Inviting all Kids Brain Health-affiliated researchers to join KBHN Headquarters in shaping the future of the Network as we move toward a potential third cycle of funding. We will use the draft text of  KBHN's evolving value proposition as the basis of our discussion. Our value propositions is intended to be a clear statement of [...]

November 29th, 2018|Event|