New collaboration between researchers on exploratory research

Media advisory

June 18, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – National Research Council of Canada

NRC President Iain Stewart and Alex Munter, President and Chief Executive Officer, CHEO will announce the first round of collaborative research projects funded through the New Beginnings Initiative.

The initiative supports small-scale, exploratory research projects with external collaborators like the CHEO Research Institute. One project receiving funding is a CHEO/NRC collaboration aimed at improving treatment options for children with Dravet syndrome, a rare genetic epilepsy condition.

There will be a demo following the announcement and a media availability.  

Date:                Thursday, June 20, 2019

Time:               10:00 a.m. (ET)

Location:         CHEO
                          401 Smyth Road
                          Research Building 1, 3rd floor Room 311.1
                          Ottawa, Ontario

Notes for media: No open-toed or open-heeled shoes, food or drinks permitted in the lab.



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