Training & Education

Kids Brain Health Network Training Mission

Our vision is to accelerate the pace of understanding the causes of developmental neurological deficits, with an initial focus on autism spectrum disorder (ASD), fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), and cerebral palsy (CP) and cross-cutting core platforms in Neuroethics, Knowledge Translation, and Neuroinformatics. Kids Brain Health has a strong commitment to training the next generation of Canadian researchers that will be prepared to rapidly translate new knowledge to the patient and to the community.

The principal emphasis of the Kids Brain Health Research Training Program is to develop cross-disciplinary and collaborative skill sets for the next generation of scientists, clinicians, and health service professionals. A cross-disciplinary approach will help provide young researchers with the diverse vocabulary and experience to interact with the neurodevelopmental disorders research community.

Kids Brain Health’s goal is to enhance the training of highly qualified personnel (HQP) within the network by facilitating networking interactions through sponsorship of workshops, meetings and teleconferences and by offering training support for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and other advanced training positions. This training support is geared to foster training plans that go above and beyond the traditional training opportunities offered in academia. Our goal is to provide the trainee with enriched experiences ranging from the initial research discovery to its practical application, with an emphasis on the bidirectional translation of knowledge between the bench and the clinics and beyond to the patients and families.

Kids Brain Health has established partnerships with numerous organizations across Canada to provide training opportunities in graduate and postdoctoral studies, clinical residencies, and professional career development. We also are offering Trainee Fellowships and Short Term Internships.

Application requests for training opportunities are ongoing and program dependent. See our Training Opportunities page for current programs.

For more information, contact Douglas Swanson, Training and Education Programs Manager at .