Adults living with FASD share results of community survey on long-term health outcomes

  Click here to read CBC’s coverage regarding a large community survey of health outcomes for adults living with FASD. Pictured above are the co-authors Emily Travis, Myles Himmelreich, and C.J. Lutke. The results of the survey were presented at the 7th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Vancouver, BC.  

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New review on the epigenetics of FASD

In a recent review article published in Epigenomics, Phd candidate Alex Lussier and coauthers Dr. Joanne Weinberg and Dr. Michael Kobor describe the current state of epigenetic research in the field of FASD. Here’s a link to a recent press release issued by the Kids Health Brain Network (formerly NeuroDevNet): “Epigenetics studies of fetal alcohol […]

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2017 Weinberg Lab Retreat

Annual Weinberg Lab Retreat Here are some pictures from this year’s annual Weinberg Lab Retreat. At our annual retreat, Dr. Weinberg establishes major research objectives for the year and members of the Weinberg lab present updates on their research progress and accomplishments. This year, we held our retreat at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, located just […]

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CanFASD Releases List of Top FASD Articles of 2016

CanFASD staff, researchers, and Family Advisory Committee members worked together in selecting certain articles to highlight some of the work that has been published over the last year in the field of FASD. Over 230 FASD papers published in 2016 were narrowed down to a final list of 30. Take a look at the list!

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CBC Highlights FASD Research Article co-authored by Weinberg PhD Candidate Alex Lussier

CBC News recently featured research co-authored by Alexandre Lussier, a current PhD candidate in the Weinberg laboratory. Alex is also co-supervised by Dr. Michael Kobor, located at UBC’s Centre for Molecular Medicine & Therapeutics. Entitled “DNA methylation signature of human fetal alcohol spectrum disorder,” the article was published earlier this year in the journal Epigenetics […]

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NIH releases improved guidelines for diagnosing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

The NIH:NIAAA recently released a new paper published in Pediatrics, which outlines updated guidelines for diagnosing FASD based on the latest research in field. To learn more, head to the NIH news release here. Also, here’s a citation and link to the original research paper: Hoyme HE et al. (2016). Updated Clinical Guidelines for Diagnosing Fetal […]

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Members of Weinberg Laboratory Participate in UBC’s 2016 Vancouver Summer Program (VSP)

The Vancouver Summer Program (VSP) is a four-week academic program offered at the University of British Columbia, Canada for cohorts of international students to study at the University of British Columbia. The program provides the opportunity for cooperating universities to organize groups of students to take two academic courses in various UBC Faculties while learning […]

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Clara Bouhali a Visiting High School Summer Student in the Weinberg Lab

Clara Bouhali, a high school student beginning her final year of study this fall at Lycée Jean-Pierre Vernant in Sèvres, France, joined the Weinberg lab this July as a visiting summer student. During her time in the lab, Clara was able to gain valuable research experience as she worked alongside graduate and undergraduate students in the lab. Clara […]

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Members of Weinberg Laboratory attend 2016 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA

  Members of the Weinberg Laboratory attended this year’s Annual Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) held in New Orleans, LA. Besides presenting original research at symposia, talks, and poster sessions, we also had a chance to catch up with our colleagues and friends during closing banquet. Pictured above with the Weinberg Laboratory […]

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Bodnar receives FASDSG Kenneth Warren Merit Award

Tamara Bodnar, a current PhD candidate in the Weinberg Lab, recently received the Kenneth Warren Merit Award presented by the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Study Group (FASDSG) for outstanding research in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder research. This award is presented each year at the annual FASDSG meeting – this year held in New […]

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