Department of Psychology, University of Calgary
DETERMINANTS OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT LAB
October 20, 2022
Dr. Sheri Madigan named winner of the 2022 Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research!
August 23, 2022
Summer Student Celeste presents at the HBI-ACHRI-Owerko-Mathison Summer Student Symposium!
One of our summer students, Celeste Holy, presented her findings on whether Parent Gender Moderates the Associations Between Parental Sensitivity and Child Behavior Problems. We are proud of you, Celeste!
March 31, 2021
Dr. McArthur wins a 2020/2021 Owerko Centre Trainee Publication Award
Congratulations to one of our Post Doctoral Fellows, Dr. Brae Anne McArthur, on winning a 2020/2021 Owerko Centre Trainee Publication Award! The award ward recognizes trainees who have first authored papers focused on neurodevelopment and child mental health over a given year in an impactful and creative way.
November 25, 2020
Julianna won an award for her presentation at the University of Calgary Undergraduate Research Symposium!
Congrats to one of our honours students, Julianna Park, for winning the Consent Awareness & Sexual Education Club Award at the University of Calgary Student's Union Undegraduate Research Symposium. This award recognizes student research projects focusing on trauma-informed care, intersection feminist advocacy, or topic surrounding consent and sex education. Way to go, Julianna!
January 01, 2020
Jessy received the Alberta Innovates Graduate Studentship!
Congrats to one of our graduate students, Jessy Cooke, on receiving the Alberta Innovates (AI) Graduate Studentship in Health Solutions (Jan 2020 - Jan 2022). Her project focuses on examining the intergenerational relationships between maternal ACEs and children internalizing and externalizing problems. We are so proud of Jessy and her work!
January 01, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Hentges on her new position!
Dr. Rochelle Hentges started a new position as a research assistant professor at East Tennessee State University's Strong BRAIN Institute. The DCDL is sad to say goodbye to the brilliant Dr. Hentges but we look forward to following her ongoing work.
December 01, 2020
Congrats to Dr. Madigan for winning the Public Engagement Award!
We are so proud of Dr. Sheri Madigan's knowledge mobilizaion efforts and the recognition of these with the University of Calgary Faculty of Arts Awards and Celebration of Excellence 2020 Public Engagement Award.
February 19, 2020
Dr. Hentges wins the Owerko Centre Trainee Publication Award!
Congratulations to Dr. Rochelle Hentges for winning an Owerko Centre Trainee Publication Award for her publication on trajectories of delayed communicative development and differences in risk factors and developmental outcomes for different trajectories . We are proud of all your research efforts and this achievement!
February 19, 2020
Dr. Racine wins the Owerko Centre Knowledge Dissemination and Engagement Award!!
Congratulations to Dr. Nicole Racine for winning an Owerko Centre Knowledge Dissemination and Engagement Award. We are proud of all your research efforts and this achievement! This award recognizes individuals who have developed community-oriented projects that showcase the Owerko Centre’s commitment to studying neurodevelopmental disorders and child mental health, in a creative and impactful way.
February 21, 2020
Hannah presents findings at the 2020 Canadian Perinatal Research Meeting!
One of our volunteers, Hannah Byles, presented findings on perinatal depression and the role of maternal adverse childhood experiences and social support at the 2020 Canadian Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM). Way to go, Hannah!
February 21, 2020
Logan presents findings at the 2020 Canadian Perinatal Research Meeting!
One of our honours students, Logan Van Roessel, presented her findings on maternal adverse childhood experiences, financial stress, and substance use in pregnancy at the Canadian Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM). We are so proud of Logan and her dedication to this research!
November 28, 2019
Dr. Racine wins an award for her paper published in JAMA Pediatrics!
Congratulations to Dr. Nicole Racine for winning a Healthy Outcomes Theme Trainee Publication Award for her paper in JAMA Pediatrics entitled, "Trauma-Informed Care as a Universal Precaution Beyond the Adverse Childhood Experiences Questionnaire". We are proud of all your research efforts and this achievement!
November 28, 2019
Cami wins an award for her paper published in JAMA pediatrics!
One of our graduate students, Camille Mori, won a Healthy Outcomes Theme Trainee Publication Award, for her publication in JAMA pediatrics. You can read more about Camille's research into sexting behaviour and its relation with youth mental health here. Congratulations, Camille!
November 28, 2019
Ciana wins the Libraries Award at the Undergraduate Research Symposium!
One of our honours students, Ciana Anhorn, presented her research on screen use and language skills in children at the University of Calgary's Undergraduate Research Symposium. She was awarded the Office of the Vice-Provost Libraries Award for her fantastic poster presentation! Way to go, Ciana!
November 15, 2019
Jessy graduates with her MSc in Clinical Psychology!
We are so proud of our one of our graduate students, Jessy Cooke, for graduating from her Masters in Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary. We are so excited that she will be continuing on with her PhD in the DCD lab and look forward to all the learning and research she will complete in the years to come. Congratulations, Jessy!
November 01, 2019
Dr. Brae Anne McArthur wins 1st place in the Postdoc Research Slam!
We are so proud and excited for one of our post-doctoral fellows, Dr. Brae Anne McArthur, for winning first place in the University of Calgary's Postdoc Research Slam. Dr. McArthur wowed the judges with an engaging presentation on the use and impact of screen viewing in childhood in this competition where postdocs talk about their research in a speedy 3 minutes. Congratulations, Brae!
Photo source: Riley Brandt/UCalgary.
October 15, 2019
Cami presents findings at AACAP!
Graduate student, Cami Mori, presented her research on sexting, sexual behaviours, and mental health in adolescents at the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry conference in Chicago, Illinois! We are very proud of all her hard work. You can read more about this research here.
October 18, 2019
Dr. Nicole Racine awarded a Peak Postdoctoral Scholar Award!
We are so proud of Dr. Nicole Racine for receiving a Peak Postdoctoral Scholar Award from the University of Calgary in Knowledge Engagement. Congratulations, Nicole!
Photo source: Riley Brandt/UCalgary.
October 13, 2019
Chloe presents findings at the SSHD conference
DCD lab member, Chloe Devereux, presented research on children's language development and internalizing psychological problems at the Society for the Study of Human Development conference in Portland, Oregon! We are very proud of Chloe and her dedication to this research!
November 01, 2019
Dr. Nicole Racine wins an award for her paper published in Pediatrics!
Congratulations to Dr. Nicole Racine for winning an Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute Trainee Publication award for her paper in Pediatrics entitled, "Maternal Adverse Childhood Experiences and Infant Development". We are proud of all your research efforts and this achievement!
September 27, 2019
One of our summer students wins award for best oral presentation!
Congratulations to Sophia for her win of Best Oral Presentation at the Canadian Organization for Undergraduate Health Research (COUHR) Calgary Research Symposium. We are excited to have Sophia as a volunteer in the lab this year and are proud of her accomplishment!
September 18, 2019
In the News: Dr. Racine comments on childhood behavior problems and adult insomnia
Dr. Racine weighs in on the importance of addressing behaviour problems and sleep issues during childhood, in an article in the National Post.
April 01, 2019
Rachel offered SSHRC Scholarship for her upcoming graduate work in the lab
Incoming graduate student, Rachel Eirich, secured a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canada Graduate Scholarship to support her studies and research in the DCD Lab! This award supports students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies. Congratulations, Rachel!
March 22, 2019
Lab members present on new findings at SRCD
Dr. Sheri Madigan, Dr. Nicole Racine, Dr. Rochelle Hentges, Dr. Brae Anne McArthur, and Jessy Cooke all presented symposia and posters at the Society for Research in Child Development. Click here to browse the abstracts from the conference.
February 19, 2019
Whitney Presents Findings at CNPRM
DCD lab member, Whitney Ereyi-Osas, presented recent research on postpartum depression, child behaviour problems, and the role of socio-demographic risk at the Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting in Mont Tremblant, QC! We are very proud of Whitney and her dedication to this research!
February 04, 2019
Our study on screen time in the news!
A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics by Dr. Sheri Madigan, Dr. Dillon Browne, Dr. Nicole Racine, Camille Mori, and Dr. Suzanne Tough on the Association Between Screen Time and Children’s Performance on a Developmental Screening Test was reported on by TIME, CNN, The Globe and Mail, BBC News, CTV News, The Guardian, and The Conversation Canada. Click the underlined text to read articles from each news source!
January 02, 2019
Welcome to our new post-doctoral fellow, Dr. Brae Anne McArthur!
We are excited to welcome new post-doctoral fellow, Dr. Brae Anne McArthur, to our team! She has been awarded an Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship. We look forward to her starting in our lab in April of 2019!
December 30, 2018
Sexting Study One of Top 10 Articles Published in JAMA Pediatrics in 2018!
Dr. Madigan and colleagues' meta-analysis on sexting behaviour among youth has ranked #2 in JAMA Paediatrics' 2018 top articles based on quantitative measure of the attention each scholarly article receives in traditional and social media. Congratulations to Dr. Madigan and lab members and co-authors Christina Rash, and Anh Ly for this impressive achievement!
December 21, 2018
Dr. Nicole Racine Awarded ACHRI Trainee Small Research Grant!
Congratulations to Dr. Nicole Racine, who was awarded an ACHRI Trainee Small Research Grant for her project Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Primary Care: Diagnostic Performance and Maternal Child Health Outcomes!
December 18, 2018
Dr. Nicole Racine Awarded Alberta Innovates Clinician Fellowship
Congratulations to Dr. Nicole Racine, who was awarded a 2018 Alberta Innovates Training and Early Career Development Clinician Fellowship for her project Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Primary Care: Diagnostic Performance and Maternal Child Health Outcomes! We are very proud of Nicole!
November 27, 2018
Dr. Sheri Madigan Awarded 2018 Killam Emerging Research Leader Award
Dr. Madigan was awarded the prestigious Killam Emerging Research Leader Award, which is presented to early career researchers who have made outstanding contributions to research, including: contributions and impact to knowledge and innovation; successful promotion, dissemination, and/or management of research activities; and training of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. We are incredibly proud of Dr. Madigan for this well deserved award.
November 27, 2018
Summer Students Present at the URS
DCD Lab undergraduate students Whitney Ereyi-Osas and Chloe Devereux presented posters at the 2018Undergraduate Research Symposium. Whitney presented her poster on research from her ACHRI summer studentship, titled Maternal Postpartum Depression and Child Behaviour Problems in Marginalized Populations. Chloe presented her poster on research from her PURE summer studentship, titled Language Deficits and Young Children's Later Emotional Difficulties: Results from the All Our Families Cohort. We are very proud of both of them!
September 11, 2018
DCD Markin Student Highlighted in the News!
Read about Rachel Eirich's Markin Studentship examining the efficacy of different therapies in aiding children exposed to child abuse and trauma! Rachel, Dr. Madigan, and Dr. Racine partnered with Child Abuse Services at the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre to facilitate this project.
April 09, 2018
Undergraduate Summer Studentship Awards!
Congratulations to the following undergraduates in our lab that have received summer studentship awards! Rachel Eirich was awarded a Markin Undergraduate Student Research Program Award, Whitney Erey-Osas was awarded an Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute Summer Studentship, and Chloe Devereux was awarded a Program for Undergraduate Research Experience Award. We are very proud of them and excited to have them in lab this summer!
February 28, 2018
International News Coverage: Prevalence of Worldwide Teen Sexting Behaviors
A recent publication on teen sexting by Dr. Madigan and colleagues was published in JAMA Pediatrics on Monday and has received international news coverage. Read about this research from Dr. Madigan's point of view in The Conversation or watch Dr. Madigan on ABC News. You can also read about this research in other sources, like Time Magazine, CBC News, CNN, and CTV.
February 20, 2018
Our Research Highlighted In The News: Developing Empathy in Childhood
Previous post-doc, Dr. Marc Jambon, and Dr. Madigan recently published in Child Development on the important influence siblings have on one another in developing empathy. Both Dr. Jambon and Dr. Madigan have recently shared their findings in The Conversation. In addition, The Conversation has also featured their piece emphasizing three strategies for promoting child empathy. Dr. Madigan recently spoke about these findings on CTV.
February 18, 2018
Lab Members Present at CNPRM!
DCD lab members, Dr. Nicole Racine, Dr. Rochelle Hentges, Jessy Cooke, Rachel Pagaling, and Katie Zumwalt, presented recent research at the Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting!
January 07, 2018
Undergraduate Students Present at UofC's Research Symposium!
DCD Lab undergraduate students Rachel Eirich and John Choi presented posters at the Undergraduate Research Symposium. Congratulations to Rachel, who received the Office of the Vice-Provost (Libraries) award for her poster, Meta-Analyses of the Intergenerational Transmission of Child Maltreatment! John presented his poster, Prenatal Depression as a Risk Factor for Children's Poor Socio-Emotional Development: A Meta-Analysis. We are very proud of their hard work!
October 24, 2017
Nina Anderson Awarded Gold Medallion!
Congratulations to our Research Assistant, Nina Anderson! Nina received the prestigious Gold Medallion from the University of Calgary's Faculty of Arts for 2017! This award reflects the highest academic distinction earned by graduating students. We are so proud and delighted to have her in our lab!
August 15, 2017
Jessy Cooke awarded ACHRI Graduate Studentship Support!
Congratulations to Jessy Cooke for being awarded a Graduate Studentship from Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI)! This studentship is a competitive internal award given to provide graduate trainees additional stipend support for their research. We are very proud of her accomplishment!
August 10, 2017
Dr. Rochelle Hentges Awarded Post-Doctoral Fellowship!
Congratulations to Dr. Rochelle Hentges for achieving the Talisman Energy Research Fund Postdoctoral Award! This is a prestigious competitive award given by Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI). Post-doctoral fellows must be supervised by a member of the ACHRI Healthy Living, Injury Prevention and Optimizing Health Outcomes Theme Group to qualify for the award. Rochelle is co-supervised by Dr. Sheri Madigan and Dr. Susan Graham. We are very proud of Rochelle's accomplishment!
July 24, 2017
Christina Rash Achieves 2017 Durand Jacobs Award!
Congratulations to Christina Rash for receiving the 2017 Durand Jacobs Award for her paper, "Self-Generated Motives for Not Gambling Among Young Adult Non-gamblers". This award is given to the best graduate student paper related to the psychology of addictive behaviors. We are very proud of her hard work!
July 21, 2017
Dr. Nicole Racine Awarded GG's Gold Medal!
Congratulations to Dr. Nicole Racine for receiving a Governor General's Gold Medal! This prestigious award was presented for her outstanding academic achievements at York University. We are so proud of her well-deserved accomplishment!
July 20, 2017
Our Research Highlighted in the News: The Cascade of Risk for Mothers and Children
UToday and Global News highlights recent work published in the Journal of Pediatrics (Madigan, Wade, Plamondon, Maguire, & Jenkins, 2017) on how mothers who experience adversity in childhood may have an increased risk for prenatal and postpartum difficulties. These prenatal and postpartum difficulties may then increase risks for children, indicating a transfer of risks from one generation to the next.