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My COVID Disability Q

2020-05-11T09:28:48-08:00May 11th, 2020|News|

Canada’s New Q&A Hub for Canadians with Disabilities CanChild, the Kids Brain Health Network, and the CHILD-BRIGHT Network are happy to announce the launch of My COVID Disability Q., a new Twitter Q&A hub for Canadian children and youth with disabilities as well as family members speaking on their behalf. Using My COVID Disability [...]

New Health Canada Document on Disability, Family and COVID-19

2020-05-08T09:26:03-08:00May 8th, 2020|News|

On May 7th, Health Canada released new and important guidance about people with disabilities and COVID-19. As the nature of some disabilities may put individuals at a higher risk of infection, you’re invited to consult COVID-19 and people with disabilities in Canada. If you have a disability or care for someone who does, this guidance document [...]

Mitacs and Kids Brain Health Network partner to support children with disabilities during COVID-19

2020-05-12T08:38:10-08:00May 6th, 2020|News|

May 6, 2020 Vancouver, BC — In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and with the goal of promoting an inclusive response for those with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families, a new partnership between Mitacs and Kids Brain Health Network provides leveraged funding to support interns working on challenges specific to this vulnerable population. The Mitacs–Kids [...]

Pregnant moms across Canada surveyed on COVID-19

2020-04-20T09:53:43-08:00April 20th, 2020|News|

Understanding how mental and physical well-being during pregnancy are affected by the COVID-19 pandemicTo shed light on stress, depression and infant brain development during this time of extreme change,  a research team at the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) and Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary is asking pregnant moms about the impact [...]

BEST SIBS Study

2020-04-17T11:36:32-08:00April 16th, 2020|News|

BrothErs and Sisters involvement in health care TranSition for youth wIth Brain-based disabilitieS (BEST SIBS) Study We are looking for siblings to take part in a research study to understand their experiences with their brother or sister with a brain-based disability who is preparing for health care transition in Ontario. Are you a sibling of [...]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pregnancy

2020-04-16T12:14:05-08:00April 16th, 2020|News|

MotherToBaby Pregnancy Study is seeking pregnant women to volunteer for valuable research on autoimmune diseases and their treatments. COVID-19 in Pregnancy Registry Who can participate? Women who have a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 within 30 days of the first day of their last menstrual period (LMP) or anytime in pregnancy will qualify for [...]

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 [...]