It Doesn't Have to Hurt


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Solutions for Kids in Pain: The power of partnerships to mobilize research knowledge for children's pain management

July 15th, 2019

"Pain that isn't treated well harms children's brains and bodies!" Dr. Christine Chambers was invited to participate in The Healing Pain Podcast (Episode 141) with Dr. Joe Tatta. To read, listen, or download click here!

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Paper: When “A Headache is Not Just a Headache”

July 5th, 2019

A new paper related to our research on pain in childhood cancer survivors led by PhD student, Perri Tutelman has been published in Psycho-Oncology, When “A Headache is Not Just a Headache”: A Qualitative Examination of Parent and Child Experiences...

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Pain in Survivors of Childhood Cancer: CCSRC Research Rounds

May 21st, 2019

PhD trainee, Perri Tutelman, was invited to present her research as part of the Canadian Cancer Survivorship Research Consortium (CCSRC) Research Rounds in March 17, 2019. Click here to watch the webinar on YouTube

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NSHRF Decade Club

February 28th, 2019

Dr. Christine Chambers was inducted into the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation's (NSHRF) Decade Club at their annual Gala this week. The Decade Club was established by NSHRF in 2010 on their 10th anniversary to recognize the individuals who support and contribute...

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The New York Times Series on Children's Pain

January 14th, 2019

Dr. Christine Chambers was featured in a series of articles written by Dr. Perri Klass about children's pain. Check out the articles featuring our work, which were published by The New York Times below: Managing Children's Pain After Surgery (January 7,...

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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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