Congratulations to Dr. Ruth Grunau!

Dr. Ruth Grunau is the 2018 Jeffrey Lawson Award for Advocacy in Children’s Pain Relief

Dr. Ruth Eckstein Grunau is a Professor in the Neonatology Division, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia (UBC), and Senior Scientist in the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

Dr. Grunau’s research in the past 10 years is world-known for establishing the role of pain in altered brain development, stress regulation and cognition, in children born very prematurely.

Her early research (PhD UBC 1985) produced the first tool to quantify infant pain (Neonatal Facial Coding System [NFCS] 1987), which contributed to establishing that newborns perceive pain and the importance of pain behaviors in assessment of infant pain. [more] 

Dr. Leora Kuttner, also from the Department of Pediatrics, won this prestigious award in 2007.

Congratulations to Dr. Grunau!