Recently Identified Genes So Specific to Autism They Hold Diagnostic Potential

2020-03-27T09:35:44-08:00March 27th, 2020|News|

The recent identification of new genetic variants associated with autism brings to the forefront important considerations when using genetics as a tool for detection of this complex disorder. “Whole genome sequencing resource identifies 18 new candidate genes for autism spectrum disorder”—which was funded by Kids Brain Health Network and published in Nature Neuroscience—is the largest [...]

Dr. Jennifer Zwicker steps into 2020 in the role of Deputy Chief Scientific Officer of KBHN

2020-02-06T14:16:43-08:00January 21st, 2020|News|

Dr. Jennifer Zwicker has been involved with Kids Brain Health Network since 2013, and has worked with the Network in many different capacities. Most recently, she was appointed as KBHN’s Deputy Chief Scientific Officer, a role she is enthusiastic to take on. “The leading research that occurs through collaboration with researchers, trainees, partners and stakeholders [...]

Using Your Lived Experience to Influence Health Research

2020-01-09T11:43:09-08:00January 9th, 2020|News|

This post is shared from THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson      I am a parent partner in disability health research. Caregiver partners in research use their lived experience to influence WHAT is researched and HOW it's researched. We have the opportunity to ease the path of care for other families and [...]

Appointment of KBHN New Deputy Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Jennifer Zwicker

2019-12-19T11:44:46-08:00December 19th, 2019|News|

Dr. Jennifer Zwicker has been appointed by KBHN Board as the new Deputy Chief Scientific Officer (DCSO) of the Kids Brain Health Network. Dr. Zwicker is Director of Health Policy at the School of Public Policy and an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. Her research utilizes economic evaluation [...]

Better Nights, Better Days Training Program Webinar Series

2019-11-29T06:30:08-08:00November 26th, 2019|News|

Better Nights, Better Days (BNBD) is a program intended to address sleep issues across a range of neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, FASD, cerebral palsy and ADHD. Since last year, it has been collaborating with Kids Brain Health Network to offer monthly webinars to interested trainees, scientists and clinicians. This academic year, Better Nights, Better Days [...]

The Canadian Paediatric Society releases recommendations for assessment of youth with autism spectrum disorder

2020-03-27T09:41:34-08:00October 25th, 2019|News|

The Canadian Paediatric Society has recently released three position statements for the assessment of children and youth with autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, the Director of the Autism Research Centre based at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, is one of the lead investigators on a KBHN-funded study of infants at increased risk of ASD. His [...]

Dr. Shelly Weiss Appointed North American Representative of Governing Council for World Sleep Society

2020-03-27T09:43:18-08:00October 23rd, 2019|News|

Dr. Shelly Weiss, Neurologist at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, was recently elected to the Governing Council of the World Sleep Society. Weiss has been involved in evaluation of children with sleep disorders for more than 20 years. As one of the researchers [...]