O’Brien Institute members have “incredible success” in CIHR's Spring 2022 Project Grant competition
July 28, 2022
“With this past CIHR project scheme competition we have had one of the largest number of grants ever awarded to members of the O’Brien Institute for Public Health. The incredible success we are seeing by Institute members is a testament to the work they are leading to tackle big public health challenges,” says Dr. Tom Stelfox.

In The News
Study sheds light on mystery of long COVID in kids, CBC
The international study, led by Dr. Stephen Freedman, MD, found six per cent of children who tested positive for COVID-19 in the emergency room reported problems three months later that meet the definition of long COVID.

Providing abortions to Americans could land Canadian doctors in legal trouble – without CMPA assistance, CMAJ News
Any state that tried to reach beyond its borders would face “a lot of political wrangling and tension” over jurisdiction, says Dr. Lorian Hardcastle, SJD.

New program aims to teach high school students how to respond to an opioid overdose, CBC
Dr. Bonnie Larson, MD, is a fan of the training and recommends for it to include perspectives from people with lived experience. 

Announcements
Leadership in the time of COVID-19

Public health leaders within the O'Brien Institute have had a significant impact on Canada's response to COVID-19.

Learn more in this Story of Impact from the latest O'Brien Institute annual report.
W21C announces new academic director

Dr. Mary Brindle, MD, will develop and execute the academic priorities for W21C in the areas of research, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Good reads

Equity, diversity and inclusion are foundational research skills, Nature

A neuroscience image sleuth finds signs of fabrication in scores of Alzheimer’s articles, threatening a reigning theory of the disease, Science

The war in Ukraine and refugee health care: considerations for health care providers in Canada, CMAJ

As monkeypox spreads, know the difference between warning and stigmatizing people, NPR
Funding opportunities

Catalyst Grant: Standards for Children and Youth Mental Health Services
Application deadline: Sept. 19, 2022

Operating Grant: Data Analysis Using Existing Databases and Cohorts
Application deadline: Sept. 29, 2022

Alberta's Ministry of Jobs, Economy and Innovation Major Innovation Fund
Application deadline: Nov. 15, 2022
Events and seminars
Wellness Innovation Scholarship for Health Professions Education and Health Sciences (WISHES) symposium

This free in-person event is open to anyone with an interest in learner and health practitioner wellness research and innovation.

Sept. 8-9
From Practice to Policy: Lessons learned from COVID-19 pediatric immunizations

This event is part of the Immunizing Children with Confidence project, a collaboration between Children's Healthcare Canada and Solutions for Kids in Pain. 

Sept. 13, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Are you or your research making waves in the news cycle? Have you received an award or nailed down an impressive partnership? Did you clinch a massive grant or get yourself published again? We want to hear from you. Email IPH@ucalgary.ca