HEALTHY BABIES, HEALTHY CHILDREN, HEALTHY LIVES
medicine has made great strides over the past several decades,
globally, the majority of health research is focused on adults, leaving
too many unanswered questions about disorders affecting children.
Scientists at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute
(ACHRI) understand that childhood illnesses not only have a lifelong
effect on kids, they impact their families and society a whole.
to community support, ACHRI has united more than 200 scientists who are
working with and within the hospital to find new ways of diagnosing and
treating pediatric disorders, and betters ways of preventing their
occurrence in the first place.
CREATING NEW KNOWLEDGE
institute takes its place among the most accomplished pediatric research
programs in the country. Research at ACHRI ranges from basic
science—that is, laboratory work focused on the cellular and molecular
levels of life—to patient-oriented translational and clinical research
that aims to turn the discoveries of basic science into new diagnostics
and better treatments.
together, the researchers at ACHRI are creating new knowledge that
continually broadens our understanding of the root causes of childhood
disease and injury.
knowledge is crucial to improving medical care and developing the
advanced technologies and equipment that can save lives. It’s also
important to health policy makers and those who design and deliver
health services to children and families in Alberta and beyond.
TRANSLATING KNOWLEDGE INTO BETTER CARE
today’s medical science goes beyond the lab. ACHRI’s research program
encompasses “bench to bedside to backyard” science—medical research has
matured into a broad science that looks through microscopes in the lab
to find better more efficient ways to deliver care.
because experts in the field now understand that translating knowledge
into new treatments for patients means finding ways to speed up the
research engine to better ensure care gets to children faster in the
hospital, the doctor’s office, the community and at home.
HELPING KIDS EVERYWHERE
discoveries and translating them into new treatments and cures takes
resources and expertise. Since healthier children grow up to be
healthier adults who build stronger communities, those resources and
expertise are wise investments in our future. Medical research produces
invaluable long term benefit for kids, their families and society as a
whole. The fact is that when kids benefit, families thrive and