Community support has made possible the official launch of the
Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute for Child and Maternal
Health. When we opened the doors to North America’s most
state-of-the-art children’s hospital, we knew we were opening the door
to endless possibility ...our Institute fuels crucial efforts to find
new discoveries, treatments and cures!
Why do we need an institute? This important
partnership between Alberta Health Services, the University of Calgary
and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation unites leading experts in
research, education, clinical care and community health to tackle our
most pressing child and women’s health problems as a team.
together from the laboratory "bench," the hospital "bedside," and home
community "backyard" enables our experts to challenge one another with
informed questions and join forces in finding the best solutions for
improving the health and wellness of children and mothers.
We know every cure begins with research. Fifty years
ago, thousands of Canadian children were wiped out by polio and the
thousands more who survived were left disabled and paralyzed. Visionary
research gave us a cure — a simple vaccine. Now, families are asking us
to obtain that same success for the devastating diseases their children
Fortunately, we have a wealth of talent to draw from. Calgary has
some of the most skilled clinicians, scientists and clinician-scientists
in North America right here within our Institute. We know and
appreciate that community support and funding from research agencies
power our research engine.
On behalf of our Institute’s 140 members, thank you for your
confidence and generosity. Together, by optimizing our bench, bedside
and backyard strengths, we will turn research into action and provide
better treatments, more cures and healthier futures for kids and moms
across Alberta and beyond.
- Dr. Brent Scott
Husky Energy Chair in Child & Maternal Health
Director, Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute for Child & Maternal Health
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