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Researching youth concussion education

Concussion puts tens of thousands of Canadian youth at risk for short- and long-term neuropsychological impairments and mental health problems each year. To help avoid these serious outcomes, members of the MEDS 490 directed studies class developed a presentation on the basics of concussion for local high school students. Jamie Morrison and Madison Yanish (Christie Lab) studied the effectiveness of the program.

Identifying screening tools for perinatal anxiety

Dr. Nichole Fairbrother (Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia; and Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Medical Sciences, University of Victoria) has received a Health Professional – Investigator Award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research for a study on perinatal anxiety screening.