It Doesn't Have to Hurt


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#ItDoesntHaveToHurt: Making a difference for children

November 20th, 2018

Thank you to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for showcasing our research on pain management in children done in partnership with YMC and our parent partners. We're also grateful to the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation for launching this work. To...

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Research Administrative Assistant

November 16th, 2018

Interested in our research? We're looking to add a full-time Research Administrative Assistant to our team! Application deadline: November 29, 2018 Position start date: January 2019 Please apply online at: Questions: Please contact Dr. Jennifer Parker at

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We need your "Thumbs Up"

November 2nd, 2018

We need your "Thumbs Up" on our videos in the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Video Competition. Busting silos: the #ItDoesntHaveToHurt initiative Our #ItDoesntHaveToHurt video shares the experiences of patients, parents, researchers, and other stakeholders who were engaged initiative. Please give us...

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It Doesn’t Have to Hurt: Take the survey to help better understand JIA pain

October 26th, 2018

Our partners at Cassie & Friends published a blog post on our research. Click here to read more.

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Casual Research Assistant Position

October 12th, 2018

Research Assistant (Casual) Centre for Pediatric Pain Research, Research Services (IWK Health Centre) POSITION SUMMARY: The Research Assistant will provide research and administrative support to Dr. Christine Chambers, Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University....

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Singing, dancing robot helps ease kids' nerves at N.S. blood clinic

July 9th, 2018

Thank you to CTV News for visiting us to learn more about our research in partnership with the Blood Collection Clinic at the IWK Health Centre. To read more and watch their Housecall feature, click here.  

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Dalhousie Legacy Awards

June 20th, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Christine Chambers who was honoured at the Dalhousie Legacy Awards for the President's Research Excellence Research Impact Award. The Research Awards recognize research work that is innovative and impactful on our society and the natural world.  Click...

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Merck Patients First Award

June 18th, 2018

Congratulations Dr. Christine Chambers who is the recipient a Merck Patients First Award. The Merck Patients First Awards and the innovations and innovators they honour will contribute to an improved health care system by recognizing patient-centred care as a priority....

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Pain After Childhood Cancer: A New Research Frontier

May 1st, 2018

"For the 1,000 Canadian children who are diagnosed with cancer every year, pain is a common experience." Perri Tutelman and Dr. Christine Chambers' research on pain in childhood cancer survivors is featured by Childhood Cancer Canada. Click here to read...

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IWK Health Centre
Centre for Pediatric Pain Research
Dalhousie University