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Monday, October 22, 2018
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CHEO Research Institute Announces Research Growth Awards
The CHEO Research Institute is pleased to announce the results of the 2018 CHEO Research Institute Research Growth Awards (RGA). This internal grant program aims to provide start-up funds for a new project idea or a change in research direction or to fund pilot projects that may lead to future external grants. We would like to thank the CHEO Foundation and our generous community of donors for making this competition possible.
There were 11 applications received and five funded - a 45% success rate.
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Tuesday, October 2, 2018
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Canada’s First “State of the Nation” Report on Children’s Physical Literacy: Results from Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy findings on more than 10,000 children
The results from a large national research project led by the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) at the CHEO Research Institute shows that about two-thirds of Canadian children haven’t achieved an acceptable level of physical literacy. Physical literacy is more than just fitness or motor skill; it includes the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life. Read More
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
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The past decade has seen tremendous advances in the diagnosis and treatment for boys and men with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a life-limiting X-linked recessive disorder. Life expectancy has improved from mid-teens to mid-20s with the use of glucocorticoids, and beyond the third decade with ventilator support and multidisciplinary care. A new supplement published today in the journal Pediatrics “Specialty Care for the Patient with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy” (Pediatrics, October 2018) aims to raise the standard of care and improve quality of life for those living with the condition. Read More
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