Samina Ali

Pediatric emergency medicine, professor

20 September 2018

Samina Ali is on a mission to find the best ways to treat kids' pain.

Deploying tools ranging from distraction by blowing bubbles to a new high-tech robot at the Stollery Children's Hospital, Ali is also leading a national NO OUCH clinical research trial that will answer big questions about how to safely treat kids who arrive at the emergency department with pain due to a sprain or broken bone.

"No child should be in pain if they don't have to be," said Ali. "Doctors need more accurate and robust data so that they can responsibly prescribe pain medications in children."

The NO OUCH trial is part of the SPOR-Innovation in Pediatric Clinical Trials initiative, funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research and supported by the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation through the Women and Children's Health Research Institute.