Making an Impact!

At this time of year, academic journals receive new, updated information about their Impact Factor (IF). which is used as a proxy marker of a journal’s prestige. Although this metric has been criticized …often… in general, the higher the IF, the more prestigious the journal. When information about a new IF is positive (has increased), this usually leads journals to circulate promotional emails or purchase online ads to tout the journals’ success and prominence. This was recently the case for Paediatrics and Child Health, the official journal of the Canadian Paediatric Society.

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Branching Out

On a day-to-day basis, most of the research we do relates to managing and preventing obesity in children. However, a number of years ago, one of my mentors gave me advice to ‘branch out’ a bit to develop additional research interests and projects, especially ones that were complementary to the studies I spent most of my time on. Continue reading

¡Felicitaciones Arnaldo!

Over the past several years, Arnaldo Perez (Dept of Pediatrics, UAlberta) played a leadership role in our research to better understand issues related to families’ engagement in pediatric weight management, which included drawing on data collected from families enrolled in our Should I Stay or Should I Go study. Continue reading