November 15, 2020
UCalgary Announces Child Health and Wellness Research Strategy
The University of Calgary, working with several partners including the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, announced a new cross-cutting research priority, Child Health and Wellness, to solve the most critical issues facing children today.
Four decades of community support have helped UCalgary build a critical mass of researchers — 1,000 scholars, trainees and staff dedicated to child health and wellness. This dynamic community, working across the university and Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH), is partnering with the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, Alberta Health Services, education leaders, child and youth-serving agencies and families to solve the most critical issues facing children today.
“Research in child health and well-being has the power to transform the future for children and families,” says Dr. Susa Benseler, MD, PhD, director of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute at the Cumming School of Medicine, and strategy lead. “We are deeply thankful that 40 years of community partnership is fuelling our passionate community of scholars.
“It brings me to tears knowing that kids will be the focus of even more research at Alberta Children’s Hospital and the University of Calgary,” says Stacey Audley, whose son was treated at ACH. “Without research to improve treatments, we would have lost our son.”
Read more about the Child Health and Research Strategy.