Media Advisory – Minister Aglukkaq to make announcement about research on health care services for children

Halifax, July 25, 2012 – The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, will announce investment in two new research projects aimed at improving outcomes for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and autism spectrum disorder and their families.

Following the announcement, media are invited to a lab tour.Who:
• The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health
• Ms. Anne McGuire, President and Chief Executive Officer, IWK Health Centre
• Ms. Krista Connell, Chief Executive Officer, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation
• Dr. Patrick J. McGrath, Vice President Research, IWK Health Centre
• Dr. Isabel M. Smith, Psychologist and Associate Professor Departments of Pediatrics and Psychology, Dalhousie University

When: Thursday, July 26, 2012
1:30 pm (Atlantic Daylight Time)

Where: IWK Health Centre
O.E. Smith Auditorium
5850/5980 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia

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SOURCE: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

For further information:
For media assistance contact:

Cailin Rodgers, Office of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health 613-957-0200

David Coulombe, CIHR Media Relations, 613-941-4563 Cell: 613-808-7526, [email protected]

Melanie MacKay, IWK Health Centre, 902-470-6740


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