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POHR Seminar: Catherine Birken and Theresa Kim

April 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

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IHPME in collaboration with the McMaster Health Forum and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute are pleased to host a Seminar as part of the Partnership for Health System Strengthening’s program on Patient-Oriented Health Research Systems.

Parent-Oriented-Research: the PARENT trial – towards meaningful parent engagement in community based prevention research in early childhood

Profile of Catherine Birken

Dr. Catherine Birken, Division of Paediatric Medicine; Associate Professor, University of Toronto; Scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute







Profile of Theresa Kim

Dr. Theresa Kim, Research Fellow, Child Health Evaluative Sciences. Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute





Dr. Catherine Birken is a general paediatrician in the division of Paediatric Medicine, Associate Professor, University of Toronto (U of T), and a Scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute. Her clinical care activities include attending paediatrician in inpatient paediatrics, and paediatrician in the outpatient SickKids Obesity Management Program for children with complex obesity. Her research is in prevention of childhood overweight and obesity in early childhood, and is co-leader of TARGet Kids! primary care practice based research network to advance child health research. Dr. Birken is funded by CIHR for the study of obesity and cardiometabolic risk and early childhood development in school, 2 randomized controlled trials in obesity prevention and treatment with public health nurse led parenting and home visiting intervention, and a population evaluation of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge in Ontario.

Dr. Theresa Kim is a Research Fellow at The Hospital for Sick Children, Child Health Evaluative Sciences. She is working alongside Dr. Catherine Birken on the study titled: STOMP Early Years: A pilot randomized controlled trial of an intensive, family-centred home visiting intervention for young children with severe obesity. Her specific research interests are related to parenting stress and its association to growth rates in young children, and in expanding her training on knowledge translation and patient or “parent” engagement in pediatric research.

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April 30, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
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Health Sciences Building, HS412
155 College Street, Room 412
Toronto, Ontario M5T3M6 Canada
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