Newly discovered genetic mutation ends a young girl’s diagnostic odyssey

CFRI researchers and their collaborators have discovered a new genetic mutation in a six-year-old-girl.

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Risky outdoor play positively impacts children’s health: UBC study

Risky outdoor play, which is monitored, is good for children’s health but also encourages creativity, social skills and resilience.

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Diabetes research at CFRI awarded $3.2M

A national grant to the Canucks for Kids Fund Childhood Diabetes Laboratories at CFRI will fund state-of-the-art technology to help scientists prevent and treat diabetes.

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CAUSES is now open

Children with rare, unexplained medical conditions may be able to obtain a diagnosis through the new ‘CAUSES’ translational research program at BC Children’s Hospital  Read More

Grant awarded to address unmet needs in neuroscience

Dr. Elizabeth M. Simpson leads one of six research teams awarded almost $8.5M

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Introducing CFRI's New Research Themes

CFRI investigators have achieved tremendous success and made significant contributions to improving the health of children and families in British Columbia and around the world. Our aim is to be one of the top research institutes in North America dedicated to child and family research, and to support our researchers in achieving even more success.  Read More

    CFRI is it the largest research institute of its kind in Western Canada in terms of people, productivity, funding and size. 

    The Institute has both 'wet bench' laboratory and 'dry lab' clinical research areas, and other areas to facilitate particular areas of research and training.