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The Arthritis Society: Top 10 Research Advances of 2020

January 18th, 2021

The Arthritis Society: Top 10 Research of 2020 Congratulations to Yvonne Brandelli, whose work was featured at one of The Arthritis Society's Top 10 Research Advances of 2020! Click here to read more about Yvonne's work on "How parents influence...

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RELIEF: Including People with Lived Experience of Pain in the Research Process: Do It Early and Often

December 17th, 2020

Perri Tutleman was interviewed about her experience with partnering with children and their families in her research by IASP's Pain Research Forum, RELIEF. About patient engagement in her research, Perri says, “This is such a sensitive and personal experience. You...

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Paper: Fear of Cancer Recurrence in Childhood Cancer Survivors

October 19th, 2020

Fear of Cancer Recurrence in Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Developmental Perspective from Infancy to Young Adulthood (Psycho-Oncology) Abstract Aims: Fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is among the most prevalent and distressing concerns reported by cancer survivors. While younger age is...

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Paper: The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health Commission on Paediatric Pain

October 16th, 2020

Every infant, child, and adolescent will experience pain at times throughout their life. Paediatric pain ranges from acute to chronic, and includes procedural, disease-related, breakthrough, and other types of pain. Despite its ubiquity, pain is often silenced and appropriate relief...

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Pain Research Forum Seminar: Pain in Survivors of Childhood Cancer

May 27th, 2020

Pain in Survivors of Childhood Cancer: A Theory-Driven Approach to an Understudied Problem (Pain Research Forum Virtual Seminar) The IASP Pain Research Forum hosted a virtual seminar with Perri Tutelman (Dalhousie University) and Dr. Lauren Heathcote (Stanford University Medical School) on...

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When what helps hurts - Quand ce qui soulage fait mal

January 30th, 2020

Yvonne Brandelli was invited to present her research at "PAINtalks 2019" Organized by the Quebec Network of Junior Pain Investigators (QNJPI RQECD; le Réseau québécois des étudiants-chercheurs sur la douleur) Watch to learn more about the experience of pain in...

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RELIEF: Understanding Pain Through Lived Experience

December 5th, 2019

Perri Tutelman, graduate student in Clinical Psychology at Dalhousie University under the supervision of Dr. Christine Chambers, and Maya Stern, a Patient Partner and survivor of childhood cancer, were interviewed by Stephani Sutherland for RELIEF about the goals of their...

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Paper: Parents, Pain, and Treatment Adherence in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

September 20th, 2019

A new paper, led by PhD student, Yvonne Brandelli, has been published in The Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Parent Pain Cognitions and Treatment Adherence in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Thank you to The Arthritis Society, Maritime SPOR Support Unit, and the...

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Dr. Christine Chambers named Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health

August 26th, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Christine Chambers who has been named the next Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research's (CIHR) Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH). The position will begin January 2020. Click here to read...

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