Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children

Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children


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In Focus…with Team ABC3 Member, Theresa Kim

Theresa KimTheresa Kim is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at The Hospital for Sick Children, Child Health Evaluative Science. As a Research Fellow and Lead Coordinator, she is working alongside Dr. Catherine Birken on the study titled: STOMP Early Years: A pilot randomized controlled trial of an intensive, family-centred home visiting intervention for young children with severe obesity. 

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In Focus…with Team ABC3 Member, Meaghan Walker

Meaghan Walker2.jpgMeaghan Walker is a MSc Candidate at the University of Toronto and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. As part of her graduate research, she is working alongside Dr. Amy McPherson on the study titled: Family recommendations for improving health services to manage severe obesity in children with disabilities.

Twitter: @meaghanklwalker

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In Focus…with Team ABC3 Member, Laura Anderson

faculty_member_anderson.jpgLaura Anderson, PhD, MSc is an assistant professor at McMaster University and adjunct scientist at Child Health Evaluative Sciences, the Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Anderson will be working on the Team ABC3 study: Prevalence and health care utilization of severe obesity in children accessing primary health care in Ontario. Twitter: @AndersonLauraN

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Calling all Trainees…Team ABC3 Office Hours!

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Are you an trainee attending the Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity Conference in October and are looking to learn from senior researchers? If so, Team ABC3 has a very exciting opportunity for you! We are offering trainees a chance to meet one-on-one with our team of senior researchers!

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In Focus…with Team ABC3 Member, Hayyah Clairman

UntitledHayyah Clairman is a MSc Candidate at the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto; Hospital for Sick Children. As part of her graduate research, she will be working alongside Dr. Jill Hamilton on the study titled: Pathways to eating: Determining eating behaviour phenotypes in children with severe obesity.

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In Focus…with Team ABC3 Member, Arnaldo Perez

ArnaldoArnaldo Perez is a PhD candidate in the Department of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta. As part of his graduate research, he will be working alongside Dr. Geoff Ball on the study titled: Predictors of treatment initiation for children with severe obesity referred for tertiary-level management of obesity.

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In Focus…with Team ABC3 Member, Paola Luca

In Focus…with Team ABC3 Member, Paola LucaPaola Luca, MD, FRCPC, MSc is a Pediatric Endocrinologist and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Alberta Children’s Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary. There is no doubt that she will be quite busy as she works on three of the seven studies Team ABC3 will be conducing over the next 5 years: 1) Predictors of treatment initiation for children with Severe Obesity referred for tertiary-level management of obesity, 2) Does integration of health coaches improve adherence to an e-health lifestyle and behavioural intervention? A randomized controlled trial of LiGHT (Living Green, Healthy, and Thrifty), and 3) STOMP Early Years: A pilot randomized controlled trial of an intensive, family-centred, home visiting intervention for young children with severe obesity.

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