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Announcing the 2018 CHILD-BRIGHT Training Innovation Fund Winners

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We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 CHILD-BRIGHT Training Innovation Fund (TIF) competition, an initiative to facilitate the development of innovative training activities that will foster patient-oriented research training and mentoring within research projects focused on childhood brain-based developmental disabilities.

We received a number of strong proposals and following an in-depth review, the evaluation committee recommended two proposals for funding based on the impact that their proposed deliverables would have on increasing capacity for patient-oriented research within the CHILD-BRIGHT Network and beyond.

We congratulate the two following successful TIF winners:

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Project:

Learning Together: the use of simulation to enhance and enable authentic and meaningful research partnerships

Kathryn Parker

Kathryn Parker

Leads:
Kathryn Parker, Senior Director, Academic Affairs and Simulation Lead, Holland Bloorview & Nadia Tanel, Manager, Research Operations, Holland Bloorview

Funding amount granted
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$9,979

Project timeline:
Jan-Dec 2019

Nadia Tanel

Nadia Tanel

Project summary:
The proposed project aims to develop a suite of five simulation-based learning modules designed for multi-stakeholder research teams that include patients/families as partners. Adopting a co-learning approach, these modules will be designed to address complex challenges experienced by patients and scientists while engaging in patient-oriented research.

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Project
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Development of a partnership model for collaborative research with youth with disabilities

Gail Teachman

Gail Teachman

Lead:
Gail Teachman, Assistant Professor, Western University

Funding amount granted:
$10,000

Project timeline:
Jan 2019-Jan 2021

Project summary:
The project aims to pilot a model for meaningfully engaging youth with diverse disabilities as collaborators in an integrated knowledge translation (iKT) research project. This project will actively engage youth collaborators as well as other stakeholder groups in the creation of training modules that train health care providers to approach childhood disability as an interaction between physiological and social determinants of disability.

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Congratulations!

2017-18 Report to Community Now Available

The CHILD-BRIGHT Network Report to Community for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018 is now available. 

A special thank you to our financial partners for their ongoing contributions and commitment, and to all the patients, families, committee members, and CHILD-BRIGHT supporters who guide us in our work.

Our Report to Community is also available in French

CHILD-BRIGHT Principal Investigator Featured on CTV W5

Watch CTV W5 & meet Dr. Jan Gorter, Director of CanChild & Principal Investigator of CHILD-BRIGHT's 'READYorNot' Moving Ahead with Transition of Care from Adolescence to Adulthood project & learn why his work trying to address the gap in transition from paediatric to adult care for children with disabilities in so important in Canada.

The families of severely disabled children dedicate their lives to nurture and protect them, but what happens when the funding and services they rely on are cut off? W5's Sandie Rinaldo investigates the uncertain future faced by disabled children when they become adults.

2016-17 Report to Community Now Available

The CHILD-BRIGHT Network Report to Community for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017 is now available. 

A special thank you to our financial partners for their ongoing contributions and commitment, and to all the patients, families, committee members, and CHILD-BRIGHT supporters who guide us in our work.

Our Report to Community is also available in French

Where does the money go? TEDxYorkUSalon talk by Wendy Ungar on Health Econonics

Wendy Ungar, Co-Lead of CHILD-BRIGHT's Health Economics team, Senior Scientist at SickKids and a Professor at the University of Toronto, presented a Researcher Lightning Round talk following the TEDxYorkUSalon AutismInnovations on April 22, 2017 on the science of Health Economics. Watch 'Where does the money go? Shifting the curve in early autism intervention'