Expert Alert - Too cool for school?



    OTTAWA, Aug. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Whether you're sending your little one off
to kindergarten, or heading back to university, the "back-to-school" season
can bring about certain anxieties, especially when it comes to health. No
matter your age, factors such as allergies, bullying, and learning
disabilities can all detract from a good education. CIHR-funded experts are
available to comment on back-to-school health-related issues.

    Experts:
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    Not into story-time? Reading disabilities can be linked to your genes.
    Dr. Maureen Lovett and Dr. Cathy Barr, CIHR-funded researchers at the
    Toronto Western Research Institute

    University culture or trying to fit in? What causes undergraduate
    drinking behaviours?
    Dr. Andrée Demers, CIHR-funded researchers at the Centre for Addiction
    and Mental Health (Toronto)

    Is peanut allergy on the rise?
    Dr. Ann Clarke, CIHR-funded researchers at McGill University (Montreal)

    Growing up in the information age: How does internet use affect our well-
    being?
    Dr. Jennifer Shapka, CIHR-funded researcher at the University of British
    Columbia (Vancouver)

    The best lunch ever - Preventing obesity and getting some energy too!
    Dr. Carrie L. Matteson, Simon Fraser University (British Columbia)

    These streets are made for walking? Environmental influences on children
    travelling to school.
    Dr. Jason Andrew Gilliland, CIHR-funded researcher at the University of
    Western Ontario (London).

    Get those hearts pumping! A physical activity program for students from
    grade 5 to 8
    Dr. Mark Lemstra, CIHR-funded researcher at the Saskatoon Health Region
    (Saskatchewan)

    Don't know where to go after high school? What about a career in health
    research?
    Dr. Arthur Slutsky, CIHR-funded researcher at the St. Michael's Hospital
    (Toronto) and Dr. Frédéric Charron, CIHR-funded researcher at the
    Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal.

    The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of
Canada's agency for health research. CIHR's mission is to create new
scientific knowledge and to catalyze its translation into improved health,
more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian
health-care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and
support to nearly 12,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.




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For further information: To schedule an interview, please contact:
Michael Dwyer, CIHR Media Relations, (613) 941-0688, Cellular: (613) 808-7770,
mediarelations@cihr-irsc.gc.ca


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