The University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics is committed to developing and supporting a culture of world class research and discovery.

By focusing on evidence-informed health care we help kids and families be their healthiest while offering an exceptional academic environment for trainees.

Our research is conducted in accordance with the highest national and international research standards. We carry out relevant and timely research projects in virtually every sub-specialty of pediatric medicine.

By appointment to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute, our trainees have the opportunity to pursue clinical research, health information technologies and/or research in molecular biomedicine.

Trainees in the molecular biomedicine program primarily work in a laboratory environment to improve basic understanding of how cells and genes function in health and disease in order to develop new therapeutic and diagnostic approaches for many pediatric conditions.

Researchers in the health information technology programs use electronic health information and large administrative health databases to answer questions regarding health services utilization and outcomes.

The majority of our trainees aim to answer pediatric health questions through the use of various epidemiological methods including clinical trials. The department helps support the clinical research unit at the CHEO Research Institute which provides methodological and statistical advice as well as clinical trial support to investigators.

Additional research

The following scientists are located at CHEO RI and all have primary academic appointments in the Department of Pediatrics. Each scientist plays a large role in teaching and in the development of research programs at CHEO.

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Research by division and programs

The Department of Pediatrics actively supports research. Our research is broad but with a very significant focus on clinical research and an important core of basic science research. Altogether, our multi-disciplinary teams of physicians conduct ground-breaking discoveries that seek to improve patient outcomes.



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