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Children's Health

Research in children’s health covers a wide spectrum at the IWK. For example, some IWK researchers are addressing the obesity epidemic, while others are working to improve the prevention and treatment of childhood cancers, infectious diseases, autoimmune disorders and neurological conditions. Yet others want to ease the pain for children who are coping with chronic illnesses, or who need to undergo a medical or surgical procedure.

Jason Berman, zebrafish studies for leukemia cures

Mark Bernstein, clinical trials in childhood cancers

Lynn Breau, assessment and treatment of pain in people with intellectual disabilities

Christine Chambers, understanding and easing children's pain 

Ryan D’Arcy, brain research in the Biomedical MRI Research Laboratory

Sara Kirk, obesity and the obesogenic environment

Joanne Langley, preventing infectious diseases in children

Tony Otley, quality of life for young people with inflammatory bowel disease

Leah Walsh, clinical studies to optimize eye care

The IWK Health Centre is respected for its world-class research into disorders and diseases affecting women, children, youth and families and is home to many leading research centres. 

Learn more about our research centres by visiting one of the links below.