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The University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics is committed to developing and supporting a culture of world class research and discovery. By focusing on evidence-informed health care we help kids and families be their healthiest while offering an exceptional academic environment for trainees.

Our research is conducted in accordance with the highest national and international research standards. We carry out relevant and timely research projects in virtually every sub-specialty of pediatric medicine.

By appointment to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute, our trainees have the opportunity to pursue clinical research, health information technologies and/or research in molecular biomedicine.

Trainees in the molecular biomedicine program primarily work in a laboratory environment to improve basic understanding of how cells and genes function in health and disease in order to develop new therapeutic and diagnostic approaches for many pediatric conditions.

Researchers in the health information technology programs use electronic health information and large administrative health databases to answer questions regarding health services utilization and outcomes.

The majority of our trainees aim to answer pediatric health questions through the use of various epidemiological methods including clinical trials. The department helps support the clinical research unit at the CHEO Research Institute which provides methodological and statistical advice as well as clinical trial support to investigators.

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