There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about the potential for ‘precision medicine’ to have a profound impact on how health care is delivered, an approach that takes into account individuals’ unique genetic, physiological, and lifestyle factors. Continue reading
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
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
When starting graduate studies, it can take a few unfunded scholarship applications before students achieve success. But once students are successful in receiving an award or two, it often seems that things snowball. That’s just anecdotal experience…
Well, not really, but it feels that way sometimes when applying for research funding since the competition is so tough. But this time around…success!
Each year, the Graduate Students’ Association at UAlberta offers awards to its best and brightest. Continue reading