Clinical research is an essential part of the academic practice of medicine in a tertiary care teaching hospital.  As one of the main pillars of academic Health Centers, together with Education and Medical Practice, Research is a critical component of the Department of Pediatrics’ activities in the promotion of high quality evidence-based practice.

Research activities in the Department are under the direction of Dr. Ran Goldman, Director of Pediatric Resident Research who is assisted by members of the Pediatric Research Committee and Research Education Assistant.

Faculty from the pediatric specialty divisions are invited each fall to speak to trainees about research themes in their division, with opportunities for trainee participation. Trainees are also offered opportunities for increased exposure to pediatric research through organized pediatric research laboratory tours. Residents who seek to undertake a research career, are encouraged to consider completing a Masters in Health Sciences at the UBC School of Population Public Health. This is  a one year course-based program which includes one practicum. Residents are also encouraged to apply to the UBC Clinician Investigator Program (CIP).

UPDATED Mar 26 2021

For more information about the innovative research conducted within each division, visit the Divisions & Centres section.

TIDE-BC ( is funded by the BCCH Foundation as the 'First Collaborative Area of Innovation', which aims to identify treatable causes of intellectual disability in children living in British Columbia and to provide individualized care to those affected along, with improved evidence for new and existing treatments.

Our CIHR & Genome-BC funded gene discovery program (Synergizing -omics to discover treatable intellectual disabilities) is a global collaboration which combines genomic and metabolomics technologies to identify new treatable conditions in intellectual disability. Drs. Sylvia Stockler and Clara van Karnebeek are the Principal Investigators leading a multi-disciplinary team to achieve these goals.

Drs. Sylvia Stockler and Clara van Karnebeek

Drs. Sylvia Stockler and
Clara van Karnebeek