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KBHN is hiring Canada Summer Jobs Students!

KBHN is hiring two Canada Summer Jobs students this year for the positions of Communications Assistant and Training Assistant. Read below to find out more about each position: Position Title: Communications Assistant Location: Simon Fraser University, Surrey Campus Employment Term: July 1, 2019 - August 30, 2019 Salary: $17.53/hr Hours Per Week: 30 Reporting to the [...]

May 21st, 2019|News|
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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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KBHN is Hiring: Apply to Join Our Team

Interested in working to advance opportunities for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families? Kids Brain Health Network is looking for a Research Project Manager and Research Coordinator. For more information about each position, you can read more below: About Us One in nine children worldwide have a disability of some kind. Millions of people from infancy [...]

April 29th, 2019|News|
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Training Families and Researchers to Build Better Research Together

FER 2018 parent graduate Kirsti Mardell with her family. Kirsti Mardell never thought she would have a role to play in health research. But her whole perspective changed when her son was diagnosed with autism in 2012. Her journey began as a participant in an early detection and sibling research study. Mardell subsequently [...]

April 18th, 2019|News|
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FASD Through a Variety of Lenses – Dr. James Reynolds

Our newly appointed Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. James Reynolds, will speak with the Hastings and Prince Edward County FASD Care Giver Support Group on April 18 to share his research on the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on the developing brain. During the workshop, he will also explore the resulting cognitive, behavioural and socio-emotional deficits that may occur [...]

April 8th, 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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Hand in Hand: Changing At-Risk Kids’ Trajectories by Supporting Early Development

Sadie started life as a child at risk. Exposed to alcohol and drugs before birth, she also experienced domestic violence and neglect as an infant in her Toronto home. Taken into care and placed with a foster family at 21 months, Sadie (not her real name) was screened for developmental delays. Concerns were identified in [...]

March 26th, 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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Acquire Practical Tips for Achieving Research Impact: Webinar

Join us January 31 as our KT Manager, Dr. Anneliese Poetz, and KBHN Trainee Stephanie Glegg, a knowledge broker based at Sunny Hill Health Centre in Vancouver, present a skill-building webinar aimed at Kids Brain Health trainees, but useful for budding and experienced researchers and KT professionals alike. Last summer, Stephanie expanded her knowledge brokering [...]

January 17th, 2019|Event, News|