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Harriet MacMillan Recognized as Distinguished University Professor

April 11, 2018
  Offord Centre for Child Studies researcher, and member of the McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences, Harriet MacMillan, MD, PhD, has been recognized as a Distinguished University Professor, the highest award that McMaster University can confer on a faculty member.   The title, created in 1996, is conferred only on faculty members who have demonstrated distinction…

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McMaster Collaborating on Multinational Autism Study Funded by NIH

January 25, 2018
McMaster University and McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, is participating in a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) – funded project on autism and neurodevelopment disorders. Led by the University of California, San Francisco, and called “Development of a standardized measure of social-communication abilities for children with neurodevelopmental disorders,” the project aims to…

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McMaster Psychiatry Research Day to be Hosted by Offord Centre Leaders

January 11, 2018
The Offord Centre for Child Studies’ director, Dr. Ellen Lipman, and Offord Centre researcher and co-director of McMaster Autism Research Team (MacART), Dr. Stelios Georgiades, will host the 30th McMaster University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neursociences’ Research Day on May 2, 2018. This year themed Risk and Resilience in Child and Youth Mental Health,…

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Professor Emeritus Dr. Michael Boyle

December 15, 2017
Dr. Michael Boyle, of the Offord Centre for Child Studies, has been honoured as Professor Emeritus at McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences. He was recognized at a ceremony Dec. 6 at the University Club attended by his peers and Nick Kates, Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences. A less formal celebration was held Dec….

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Family Check-up Canada Wins Story Contest

December 12, 2017
The winner of Hamilton Health Sciences’ latest strategy story contest – Family Check-up Canada: Making the Race Fair, submitted by Dr. Terry Bennett of the Offord Centre for Child Studies. The Offord Centre has partnered with McMaster Children’s Hospital to become the first group to bring the Family Check-Up intervention program – pioneered in the United States…

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Dr. Charlotte Waddell on Child Health Policy

November 17, 2017
Simon Fraser University professor and director of the Children’s Health Policy Centre there, Dr. Charlotte Waddell was the speaker at the annual Fraser Mustard/Dan Offord Lectureship hosted by the Offord Centre for Child Studies on Nov. 15, 2017. She spoke on Children’s Mental Health Policy – for the One and the Many, with a wide overview…

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Stelios Georgiades at Senate of Canada’s Autism Awareness Day

November 7, 2017
Dr. Stelios Georgiades participated in Autism Awareness Day at the Senate of Canada on Oct. 25, 2017. During this event Dr. Georgiades had a chance to showcase the work of McMaster’s Autism Research Team (MacART), of which he is co-director, and to promote the idea for a National Autism Strategy to address the needs of…

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Harriet MacMillan Research Award for Trainees Working in Child Maltreatment

November 1, 2017
The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) has created the Harriet MacMillan Research Award, named for the Offord Centre researcher known for her groundbreaking work in child maltreatment and prevention of family violence. Dr. MacMillan, a fellow of the CPS, received the Order of Canada in early 2017. The Harriet MacMillan Research Award is available annually to a trainee…

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Publication Search Tool for Offord Centre Research

October 12, 2017
Researchers, policy makers, community partners and the public can now easily find leading published research in child and youth studies, searching by author (researcher), study team and/or topic including Autism Spectrum Disorder, early development, child maltreatment, community-based interventions, psychiatric disorders, and many others. The Offord Centre for Child Studies, an internationally recognized research institute affiliated…

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