Research Teams & Activities

Explore our Research Teams and Projects


Alberta Center for Outcome Research in Neurosurgery (ACORN Kids)

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Alberta Children's Hospital Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology & Vaccine Evaluation Team (ACHIEVE)

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Alberta Children's Pain Research Lab (ABC)

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Alberta Pregnancy Outcomes & Nutrition Study (APrON)

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Alberta Provincial Pediatric Enteric Infection Team (APPETITE)

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Brain Injury Research in Children (BIRCh)

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Calgary Childhood Arthritis Research Program

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Calgary Pediatric Stroke Program

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Canadian Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome Project (CHILDNEPH)

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Child and Adolescent Imaging Research (CAIR)

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Calgary Vasculitis Program

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Child & Family Health Research Unit

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Developmental Psychobiology Laboratory

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Diabetes & Endocrinology

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Efficiency, Quality, Innovation and Safety in Pediatric Surgery (EQuIS)

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Healthy Children Research Cohort (HICCUP)

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Immunodeficiency to Auto Inflammation

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Inflammatory Brain Diseases Research Program - BrainWorks

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Metabolic Research Team

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Neonatology Research Group

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Neuropsychological Outcomes of Brain Injury - NEURO detect

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Pediatric Emergency Research Team (PERT)

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Research on Children's Neurodevelopment

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Traumatic Brain Injury Program

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Current Project Opportunities

Looking to help out with a research project? Current opportunities will be posted here. 

To post an opportunity, please email pediatrics.research@ucalgary.ca

Post-Doctoral Position in Innovative Clinical Trials

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta is accepting applications for a postdoctoral position intended for a PhD trained individual interested in leading the implementation science component of an innovative clinical trial. The fellowship has been made available by the support of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation through the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute.

The fellowship will occur within a funded, multi-site cluster randomized controlled trial taking place in 8 pediatric emergency departments across Canada. The trial entails collaboration between administrative and clinical leadership within the four emergency departments allocated to provide a new pathway for mental health care. The postdoctoral fellow will work alongside the trial’s co-principal investigators to oversee a mixed-methods evaluation of pathway implementation across the four emergency departments. The position will involve leading a qualitative study informed by seminal implementation science theories to understand barriers, constraints, and enablers of pathway implementation. The fellow will also use findings from each site’s quality improvement efforts during pathway implementation to help interpret qualitative findings. Finally, the fellow will have opportunities to enhance academic writing and communication skills and establish new professional and peer collaborations from across the country.

The successful candidate will be co-mentored by Dr. Amanda Newton, a clinician scientist and professor of pediatrics at the University of Alberta, and Dr. Stephen Freedman, a professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at the University of Calgary. 

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Research Assistant - Neonatology

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Under general supervision & direction of the Principal Investigator, develop and implement original experiments within the guidelines of the research
  • Able to participate in research project design, execution, and analysis
  • Obtaining consents from parents for research projects
  • Assist with the study protocols/procedures done in Calgary Neonatal Intensive Care Units
  • Prepare packages of information to be given to research families as needed
  • Act as key communicator between study personnel, sites, sponsors and investigators
  • Advise and assist with preparation of research documents and submissions (i.e. procedures manuals, standard operating procedure, contracts, ethics submissions)
  • Collect data on inpatient study subjects and enter data into a comprehensive database; Assist with development of database for studies
  • Prepare summaries of the data for presentations and reports, including preparation of reports for multicenter studies
  • Perform literature review on a specific question to enable the PI to get a quick overview over a research topic and thus adapt a research project accordingly
  • Conduct literature review, surveys, laboratory experiments and other research for use in scholarly publications as required
  • May be called upon by the Principal Investigator to act as their representative in the presentation of the research material to internal or external agencies, related publications, or journals

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