Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children

Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children


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New Team ABC3 Member!

welcome__by_tainted_adopts-d9v7sgb.pngWe’d like to share a very warm Team ABC3 welcome to Stephan Oreskovich!

Stephan is the new Clinical Research Project Assistant with Drs. Catherine Birken and Jill Hamilton (Team ABC3 Project Leaders) at the SickKids Team Obesity Management Program (STOMP).

Stephan recently completed his MSc from McMaster University under the supervision of fellow Team ABC3 Project Leader, Dr. Katherine Morrison. His thesis focused on the utilization of magnetic resonance imaging to capture cold-activated brown adipose tissue in healthy humans. Now at SickKids, Stephan will help coordinate the STOMP evaluation study, the STOMP Early Years Trial (study 5.7), and local efforts for our severe obesity and global developmental delay surveillance study (study 5.8).

Welcome aboard, Stephan!


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Team Changes

Team ABC3 adds a new team member and says some goodbyesWe are thrilled to announce that Dr. Catherine Chan will now be participating as a Knowledge User on Team ABC3. Cathy is a Professor at the University of Alberta in the Dept. of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science and is the Scientific Director for the Diabetes, Obesity & Nutrition – Strategic Clinical Network (DON SCN) for the Alberta Health Services. We are excited to have Cathy keep us connected with the DON SCN and help lead our team in our organization, decision making, and knowledge translation. Welcome, Cathy!

We would also like to thank Jeff Johnson, Bretta Maloff and Alun Edwards for their contribution and support as Knowledge Users from the start of our team. We wish you the best of luck in your future work and hope you continue to keep in touch with Team ABC3!