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!
March 01, 2020
Whitney starts at the Cumming School of Medicine
Way to go to one of our lab member's, Whitney Ereyi-Osas, on starting medical school at the University of Calgary. We are so proud of Whitney and this incredible success! We are wishing her all the best on her journey.
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.
June 19, 2020
Cami wins a SSHRC doctoral award
A huge congratualtions to one of our graduate students, Camille Mori, on winning a SSHRC Graduate Scholarship for her doctoral studies with her project "Prevalence and Outcomes of Adolescent Sexting: A Longitudinal Analysis".
December 01, 2020
Congrats to Dr. Madigan for winning the Public Engagement Award!
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!
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.
June 07, 2019
Ciana wins best poster award!
Congratulations to Ciana for her win for best Undergraduate Student Poster Award at the 2019 Owerko Centre Conference! We are excited to have Ciana as an upcoming Honours student in the lab and are proud of her well-deserved accomplishment!
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!
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.
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 Conversationor watch Dr. Madigan onABC News. You can also read about this research in other sources, like TimeMagazine, 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.
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!
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 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.
July 20, 2017
Our Research Highlighted in the News: Physical Activity Reduces Childhood Depression
UToday, CTV news, and Today's Parent features a recent meta-analysis published in Pediatrics (Korczak, Madigan, & Colasanto, 2017) on how physical activity may reduce the risk for depression in children.
June 15, 2017
AMBIANCE Project Receives SSHRC Funding!
Dr. Madigan and collaborators receive a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Development Grant to carry out the AMBIANCE Project! The project titled, "Validation, Training, and Implementation of an Observational Assessment Tool of Maladaptive Parenting for Use in Applied Settings with Families at High Social Risk," is a research and community partnership aimed at validating an observational tool for use in family services settings.
June 12, 2017
International Graduate Internship
Graduate Research Assistant, Christina Rash, embarks on a 6-month internship at the Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic at the University of Sydney in Australia! Congratulations to Christina and we wish her all the best for a safe and successful trip.