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Anthony Chan

Congratulations to Dr. Anthony Chan on the recent announcement of his role as the McMaster Children's Hospital/Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation Chair in Pediatric Thrombosis and Hemostasis.  Dr. Chan is the first incumbent and will hold this role for a 5 year term.   As Chair, Dr. Chan will help in the development of a collaborative research program between McMaster Children's Hospital and McMaster University, in the area of thrombosis and hemostatis.  

Anthony Chan's speech PDF

Elyanne Ratcliffe has been granted approval for funding (NIF)

Congratulations to Elyanne Ratcliffe has been granted approval for funding in the amount of $50,000 for the grant application to the Hamilton Health Sciences' New Investigator Fund (NIF) for the project entitled "Pilot Study To Determine The Influence Of The Microbiota On The Development Of The Enteric Nervous System"

Anthony Chan granted project grant from Pfizer

Congratulations to  Anthony Chan ( co – PI ), Gonzalo ( PI ) in obtaining a project grant ( $75,000 ) from Pfizer Canada to study inhibitor development in hemophilia.

Resident Celebration

The annual Resident Appreciation dinner was held in June and there was a great deal to celebrate. To see some of the resident achievements over the past year, click Resident Appreciation Dinner 2011.

PCMCH summer newsletter

The Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health has released their July newsletter. To access, click PCMCH summer newsletter PDF.

Dr. Ronnie Barr recipient of PCOI grant

Dr. Ronnie Barr was a recipient of the 2010 Granting Competition of the Pediatric Cancer Outcomes Initiative (PCOI). Click Dr. Ronnie Barr receives PCOI grant for more information and a photo of the cheque presentation.

Wal-Mart Walk for Miracles

The Department of Pediatrics raised more than $3,600 for McMaster Children's Hospital in the Wal-Mart Walk for Miracles.

"Little Feet, Big Dreams" team raises more than $3,600

McMaster Child Health Trainee Research Day

The annual McMaster Child Health Trainee Research Day was held on June 1. View overview of the event and photos:

3rd Annual Child Health Trainee Research Day

Report on Clinician-Scientists now available

In November, 2010, a workshop was held to address the challenge of creating sustainable and stable career paths for health clinician-scientists in academic health centres. To read the report that was generated from this workshop, click Health Clinician-Scientists in Academic Health Science Centres: Protecting an Endangered Species.

Pediatric Celebration for Undergraduate Research Trainees

A celebration was recently held for all undergraduate pediatric research trainees. For more details and photos of the event, click Pediatric Celebration for Undergraduate Research Trainees.

Important Changes to Mail Service

Effective May 1st, mail service will be reduced to one delivery/pick-up per day and will be handled by McMaster University (currently mail service is provided by HHS). Please click Important Changes to Mail Service for more information about these changes.

Practising what we preach

Ziad Solh, a fellow in the division of hematology/oncology, was the first author on a publication entitled, "Practising what we preach: A look at healthy active living policy and practice in Canadian pediatric hospitals" PDF

Canadian Pediatric Genetic Disorders Sequencing Consortium

Click Canadian Pediatric Genetic Disorders Sequencing Consortium to learn more about a new and timely joint collaborative program developed by Genome Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research; 'Advancing Technology Innovation through Discovery'.

Drs. Holland and Watts named Life Members of CPS

Dr. Jack Holland and Dr. John Watts, both past presidents of the Canadian Pediatric Society, are being awarded CPS life memberships on the basis of their contributions to Canadian Pediatrics. They will both be celebrated at the CPS annual meeting in Vancouver.

Drs. Holland and Watts named Life Members of CPS

McMaster Child Health Trainee Research Day a success

The annual McMaster Child Health Trainee Research Day was held on June 2nd and showcased some of the excellent research taking place within our department. For more information and a complete list of award recipients, click McMaster Child Health Trainee Research Day Award Recipients.

Three new pediatric surgeons join McMaster

To learn more about the three new pediatric surgeons who have joined McMaster, click A warm welcome to Drs. Bailey, Baroni & Sabri.

New referral clinic for pediatric ED

There is a new Pediatric Emergency Department Referral Clinic. For more details on the clinic and referral process, click Pediatric Emergency Department Referral Clinic PDF.

McMaster Children's Hospital receives gift of new MRI

Hamilton philanthropists Teresa Cascioli, George McCarter & Fred Losani have raised more than $1 million to buy a new MRI for McMaster Children's Hospital. Click McMaster Children's Hospital receives gift of new MRI to read the story that appeared in the Hamilton Spectator.

Fusch appointed Chair in Neonatology

Dr. Christoph Fusch has been appointed the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation Chair/Jack Sinclair Chair in Neonatology. An event to announce the new endowed chair was held on January 25.

CIHR grant awarded to McMaster pediatricians for cross-cultural study on extremely low birth weight infants

Dr. Louis Schmidt, from the Faculty of Science and Health Sciences, Drs. Saroj Saigal and  Katherine Morrison from the Department of Pediatrics, and Drs. Michael Boyle and Peter Szatmari, from the Department of Psychiatry and CE&B, McMaster University, have received funding for a new initiative from CIHR - a Canadian Finnish Consortium. The study, ‘Challenges after preterm birth from infancy to young adulthood,' will focus on the mental health and metabolic sequelae of former extremely low birth weight infants, now in their 30s, who have been followed since infancy by Saigal and colleagues. This will be a first cross-cultural study to adulthood of infants who were very premature in an international collaboration with Finnish investigators. The funding amount for the Canadian component is $1.4 million over four years. For more information, click Canadian-Finnish Consortium receives CIHR funding.

Tarnopolsky appointed Chair in Neuromuscular Disorders

Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky has been appointed the McMaster Children's Hospital / Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation Chair in Neuromuscular Disorders. An event to announce the new endowed chair sponsored by the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation was held on January 20. Read more about Dr. Tarnopolsky and his work:

Mark Tarnopolsky appointed to Chair in Neuromuscular Disorders

Mac research chair aids push for neuromuscular breakthroughs (The Hamilton Spectator, January 21, 2010)

Barr receives prestigious Rotary award

Congratulations to Dr. Ronnie Barr who is being honoured with the Paul Harris Fellowship Award. This is one of the highest honours Rotary can bestow upon an individual.  The awards dinner will take place on Feb. 24. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please click The Paul Harris Awards Dinner PDF.

Watts profiled for contributions to pediatric memorial event

Congratulations to Dr. John Watts who was featured in the Insider for his contributions to the annual McMaster Children's Hospital Evening of Remembrance. Click Insider: The bimonthly Newsmagazine of the Hamilton Health Sciences: December 2009 PDF to read the full story on page three.

Congratulations to Dr. Christoph Fusch

Dr. Christoph Fusch has been accepted to the Society for Pediatric Research. He will be formally inducted at the SPR annual meeting next spring.

And the winner is...

Congratulations to Dr. Lennox Huang, Diane Norman, Donna LaForce and Krishna Anchala for their winning poster "Lean Methodology Combined with In-Situ High-Fidelity Simulation to Evaluate Pediatric Emergency Department Design." The poster will be presented at the 10th annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare held in Arizona in January.

Congratulations to Elyanne Ratcliffe

Dr. Elyanne Ratcliffe has been accepted as a Member into the Society for Pediatric Research.

Congratulations to Dr. Peter Szatmari 

Dr. Szatmari is the recipient of the George Tarjan Award for Contributions in Developmental Disabilities from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). This award recognizes a child and adolescent psychiatrist who has made significant contributions to the understanding or care of those with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.  

Congratulations to Dr. Ivan Stevic

Dr. Ivan Stevic, a PhD student in Dr. Anthony Chan's laboratory, has received a 2009 Bayer Thrombosis Research Award from the Thrombosis Interest Group of Canada (TIGC). He has also been given a Travel Award from the American Society of Hematology.

Two faculty members received prestigious awards

Dr. Saroj Saigal has recently been awarded the Landmark Award PDF for her work on the long-term outcomes of children and young adults following preterm birth. Dr. Jack Sinclair was presented with the Apgar Award PDF which recognizes an individual in the field of perinatal pediatrics who has contributed to excellence in patient care, research or teaching. Both awards were be presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Atkinson appointed to INMD Advisory Board

Congratulations to Dr. Stephanie Atkinson, on being appointed to the Advisory Board of the CIHR's Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes. She will serve a three-year term. For more information, please click CIHR's INMD Update: September 2009 PDF.

Two faculty members serve on MSA executive

Congratulations to Dr. John VanderMeulen, the new President of the Medical Staff Association for 2009-2010. Dr. Madan Roy is also serving on this year's Executive Committee. Mark your calendars for the Autumn General Business meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 29 at the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce. 

Information on the Use of Tri-Council Funds

For a presentation by the Tri-Council Review Team, click Using Your Research Grant Funds PDF. The presentation outlines the Use of Funds for those grants sponsored by the Tri-Council (CIHR, NSERC & SSHRC).


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