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CHILD-BRIGHT: Canadian Research Institute Receives $25M Grant to Help Children with Brain-based Disabilities

By April 1, 2016 April 20th, 2016 No Comments

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (“RI-MUHC”) announced yesterday that it will lead CHILD-BRIGHT, a Canadian research network that aims to improve the lives of children with brain-based development disabilities. The CHILD-BRIGHT network will receive $25M in funding over five years, half from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (“CIHR”) and half from private sector contributions.

CHILD-BRIGHT will focus on developing innovative therapies that may include novel brain stimulation techniques, medication combinations, mobile applications, and video games. The network will also attempt to deliver more coordinated care by helping families navigate the healthcare system using electronic tools. CHILD-BRIGHT will be co-directed by the BC Children’s Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children (“SickKids”). SickKids will lead a patient-oriented research program, a citizen engagement program, and other training initiatives.

Ehave is currently exploring collaboration opportunities with CHILD-BRIGHT, including opportunities to leverage MegaTeam in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (“ADHD”) and other conditions.