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Dr. Christine Chambers named among Canada's most productive clinical psychology researchers

January 5th, 2024

Dr. Christine Chambers has been named as one of the Top 15% of women, late career professors from a CPA-accredited clinical psychology program in a recent publication by Dr. Carleton (University of Regina) and colleagues. This paper replicates their 2012...

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May 15th, 2023

The Chambers Lab made a splash at the Annual General Meeting for the Canadian Pain Society, which was held in Banff, Alberta in May 2023. Missed the event? Check out our posters presented at the meeting below (click on the...

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NRAS: Research Study Opportunity

February 13th, 2023

Check out this post from JIA at NRAS (National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society) for information about how to participate in our research! Research Study Opportunity – How do you bounce back from JIA pain? - JIA  

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PDF in Health Equity and Children's Pain

September 14th, 2022

Call for Expressions of Interest: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Equity and Children's Pain Systemic racism and discrimination are common in health care, including children’s pain management. We are recruiting a Post-Doctoral Fellow who has an interest in health equity and...

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Canadian Journal of Pain: Bridging the Gap

September 12th, 2022

Bridging the gap: Identifying diverse stakeholder needs and barriers to accessing evidence and resources for children’s pain ABSTRACT Background Stakeholder engagement in knowledge mobilization (KMb) activities can bridge the knowledge to action gap within children’s pain but may be influenced...

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Clinical Journal of Pain: Pain and Fear of Cancer Recurrence in Survivors of Childhood Cancer

July 25th, 2022

Abstract Objectives:  Theoretical models suggest that anxiety, pain intensity, and pain catastrophizing are implicated in a cycle that leads to heightened fear of cancer recurrence (FCR). However, these relationships have not been empirically examined. The objective of this study was...

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CBC News: Resilience in kids with juvenile arthritis

March 7th, 2022

"There is a lot of pain associated with the disease and a lot of research around pain is focused on some of the tough parts. It's focused on how much it hurts...But there's a lot less research that's actually looking...

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Global Halifax: New study focuses on pain in juvenile idiopathic arthritis

February 25th, 2022

PhD student, Yvonne Brandelli, talks with Paul Brothers of Global News Morning about pain in youth with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). Yvonne is conducting a new study to explore resilience, or the ability to "bounce back", and looking for over...

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Cassie & Friends: How do you bounce back from JIA pain?

February 4th, 2022

PhD student, Yvonne Brandelli and her research team at Dalhousie University and The Centre for Pediatric Pain Research (IWK Health Centre) need 319 youth and their parents to complete an online survey which will help us learn more about resilience...

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