Maureen Heaman

MICH grants making a difference

A former PhD student, who worked under MICH researcher Dr. Maureen Heaman, had two manuscripts published last year and a third has recently been accepted for publication. Dr. Heaman  received a small grant from MICH to support the dissertation work of Dr. Hamideh Bayrampour.  The two mauscripts arising from Dr. Bayrampour's mixed methods study include: Advanced maternal age and risk perception: A qualitative study and  Comparison of perception of pregnancy risk of nulliparous women of advanced maternal age and younger age. The third article from her thesis, Predictors of perception of pregnancy risk among nulliparous women, has now been accepted for publication in JOGNN.



Thank you for your time and dedication

I would like to extend a thank you to everyone from MICH who took part in the 27th annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic on Sunday. What a great day to raise awareness about the Children’s Hospital and everything we’re all doing to advance child health research right here in Manitoba.

A special thank you goes out to Barb Iwasiow and Debbie Korpesho for their hard work with the MICH Picnic Committee and ensuring that the I Want to Be a Scientist tent was one of the most popular tents once again. Approximately 1,200 kids came through the tent during the day and that doesn’t include their parents, so we were busy from beginning to end.

The numbers are in and over 50,000 people, including their bears, visited the Picnis this year. None of this would be possible without the dedication and commitment of our volunteers who give their time tirelessly so families can enjoy a day in the park. Of course, we should also thank the weather for cooperating and providing us with a perfect day for the Picnic. Thanks again for taking the time to spend the day with us and spread awareness about what we do here at MICH. None of it would have been possible without your hard work.

Terry Klassen
CEO & Scientific Director
Manitoba Institute of Child Health


Researchers showing their support

From left: Dr. Seth Marks with MICH researchers Drs. Elizabeth Sellers, Brandy Wicklow and Heather Dean at the 26th annual A Starry Starry Night Gala in April in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Andrew Halayko

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Halayko

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Halayko on his recent appointment as Secretary of the Executive Committee for the Canadian Thoracic Society.

The appointment was  made at the CTS Annual General Meeting in Quebec City on April 11, 2013. The CTS is the medical arm of the Canadian Lung Association and is the premier professional society for respiratory clinicians and researchers in Canada. The CTS is also closely aligned with lung-focused allied health workers and researchers (Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals).

Read more here.

Minister Doak

Provincial deputy minister visits MICH

In April CEO and Scientific Director Dr. Terry Klassen was joined by MICH researchers Dr. Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg, Dr. Jim Davie, Dr, Andrew Halayko, Dr. Grant Hatch, Dr. Geert 't Jong, Facility Manager Nichola Wigle, CRU Business Manager Susan Acland and Lawrence Prout, CEO and President of the Children's Hospital Foundation, to welcome Deputy Minister of Innovation, Energy and Mines Grant Doak (fifth from left) for a tour of the facility.  
Summer Students

MICH 2013 Undergraduate Summer Studentship

University summer students have been rewarded with an opportunity of a lifetime. They received scholarships to pursue their research desires while being supervised by some of Manitoba’s top Pediatric Researchers here at MICH.

The opportunity to work with established researchers at MICH will allow for a potential career head start with unique research experience while opening the door for the next generation of scientists.

Funding for the scholarships was provided by a generous donation made by Tim Hortons to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.

Click here for a complete list of students.

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