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RI-MUHC leads innovative network to support children with brain-based developmental disabilities and their families

RI-MUHC will lead an innovative pan-Canadian network that aims to improve life outcomes for children with brain-based development disabilities

Mar 31, 2016

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)  will lead an innovative pan-Canadian network named CHILD-BRIGHT that aims to improve life outcomes for children with brain-based development disabilities and their families. The newly created network is one of five nationwide projects that are being funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) under their initiative Canada's Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR). Each network received a $12.5M grant over five years from the CIHR that was equally matched by other funding partners. The announcement was made by the Minister of Health Jane Philpott at the University of McMaster, today.

"We are very excited to launch this ambitious network which reflects our significant contributions and leadership in child health research across Canada,'' says CHILD-BRIGHT Principal Investigator Dr. Annette Majnemer, occupational therapist and senior scientist from the Child Health and Human Development Program at the RI-MUHC, based at the Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC and Vice-Dean of Education at the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. "This total investment of $25M will allow us to work together and focus on the goal of achieving a brighter future for children with brain-based development disabilities and their families." Dr. Majnemer is also the director of the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy at McGill University. Read more