Graduate Studies


Nadia Browne, PhD candidate, left, and Geoff Ball, professor, in the Department of Pediatrics are researching ways to improve the management of pediatric obesity.

Our graduate studies program offers excellent opportunities in basic, clinical, and translational research leading to the degrees of M.Sc. or PhD. This multidisciplinary research environment encourages creative collaboration between basic science, clinical, population, and health services health researchers promoting creativity and a desire for excellence. This positive environment for scientific inquiry is supported by modern research and state-of-the-art instrumentation and resources.

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What distinguishes our program from others?

  • One of North America's best and fastest growing pediatrics departments
  • International recognition for both clinical and basic science research
  • Research initiatives supported by Alberta Health Services, Stollery Children's Hospital, the Women and Children's Health Research Institute, and the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute

The role of research in our program

Research is an important and vital part of each and every one of our programs.

Areas of research include:

  • Aboriginal Health
  • Cardiovascular Research & Thrombosis
  • Clinical Trials, Evidence-based Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Genetics
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology / Neurosciences
  • Obesity
  • Oncology / Cancer
  • Respiratory Medicine

Contact Pediatric Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies Director
Dawei Zhang

Graduate Studies Coordinator
Jolene Patrie