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Congratulations Drs. Shelina Babul and Matthew Carwana!

Drs. Babul and Carwana of the Department of Pediatrics, received funding from two new grants from Michael Smith Health Research BC for their projects. Learn more about Dr. Babul’s project, Drawing Attention to an Invisible Injury: Increasing Awareness and Reducing the Burden of Concussion among Workers and Workplaces in British Columbia and Dr. Carwana’s project, […]

Congratulations Dr. Matt Carwana!

Congratulations to Dr. Matt Carwana and his team for receiving funding from Michael Smith Health Research BC. Learn more about their project entitled, Centring the margins: forging an equitable path for early childhood wellbeing in Canada emerging from the COVID era. MORE: More about Dr. Matt Carwana: Dr. Matt Carwana Announced as New […]

60% increase in Type2 Diabetes (T2D) among Canadian children

Just out, new findings on childhood diabetes in Canada led by Drs. Trisha Patel & Shazan Amed of the Department of Pediatrics. In a Nation-wide study, their report found a 60% increase in #Type2Diabetes (T2D) among Canadian children over the last decade, with notable disparities in incidence among demographic groups. The research reveals an urgent […]

2023 Seasons Greetings

As 2023 draws to a close, I would like to express sincere gratitude for our work together. I am so impressed at how our community comes together with compassion to support one another, our patients, and their families. As we grow as a community, we have a lot to celebrate from 2023. A few highlights […]

The 2023 Fall Senior Luncheon

Thanks to everyone that came out last week for our lovely luncheon hosted by Dr. David Smith! Happy holidays to all. We will see you in the new year.

Expanding the Impact of 3D Printing and Virtualization on Orthopedics Surgery across BC

Surgical wait times in B.C. are a recognized challenge, particularly given the backlog from the pandemic. Advanced surgical planning and patient-specific instrumentation can improve both the efficiency and quality of care in myriad of ways – and emerging technologies are accelerating the transformation. Congratulations to the Digital Lab at BC Children’s Hospital! The Digital Lab […]

2023 AAP – BC Chapter Special Achievement Award

On Oct 25 2023, at the BC Pediatrics Society Annual AGM, The American Academy of Pediatrics, BC Chapter, awarded Dr. Matt Carwana with the ‘2023 AAP – BC Chapter Special Achievement Award’ for his exceptional work and advocacy for children’s health and wellness in BC. The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to […]

2023 BC Pediatric Society awards

Last night, the BC Pediatric Society had the honour of presenting the 2023 Dr. Parminder Singh Award to Dr. Wingfield Rehmus, the 2023 Dr. Judith Hall Award to Dr. Paul Thiessen, and the 2023 AAP – BC Chapter Special Achievement Awards to Dr. Richard Stanwick and Dr. Matthew Carwana. Congratulations to all of the deserving […]

New provincial funding supports research to improve pain management for B.C. children

Dr. Catrina Loucks is among the recipients of new funding from the B.C. government for her research aimed at improving pain management for vulnerable B.C. children, including those with cancer and other conditions. Dr. Loucks, assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine’s department of pediatrics and department of anesthesiology, pharmacology and therapeutics, is the principal […]

The 2023 Department of Pediatrics Annual Professional Development Day

We had fantastic presentations from faculty, staff and industry experts for our 2023 annual professional development day! A big thanks to our speakers Drs. Saleem Razack, Ralph Rothstein, Mary Bennett, Anas Manouzi, Ms. Marisa Mae, Chantelle Lam, Zara Dureno and Christine Veloso.