News Posts by Catherine Lebel

New publications

Pre- and post-partum maternal depressive symptoms are related to children’s brain structure in preschool
Catherine Lebel, Matthew Walton, Nicole Letourneau, Gerald F. Giesbrecht, Bonnie J. Kaplan, Deborah Dewey |Biological Psychiatry, Available online 15 December 2015, ISSN 0006-3223

Brain metabolite levels and language abilities in preschool children​
Catherine Lebel, Frank P. MacMaster, Deborah Dewey
Brain and Behavior, Available online 01 August 2016, ISSN 2162-3279

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2016 Knowledge Exchange Forum for Stakeholders on the Brain Basis of Language in Early Childhood

The 2015 Knowledge Exchange Forum for Stakeholders on the Brain Basis of Language in Early Childhood was a success. To register or receive further information about the 2016 Stakeholders consultation on the Brain Basis of Language in Early Childhood, subscribe to our mailing list below.

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Once upon an MRI

The latest edition of the University of Calgary Fall/Winter Cumming School of Medicine magazine is out and features an article by Kathryn Kazoleas  about the mock scanner and the preschool imaging study (Pages 18-20). For more information please visit:! 

Knowledge Exchange Forum for Stakeholders on the Brain Basis of Language in Early Childhood

The event took place on Monday, October 19th 2015 at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and was hosted by Dr. Catherine Lebel and Dr. Deborah Dewey. This forum facilitated communication between policymakers, health practitioners, early childhood educators, community members, parents/caregivers of preschool children, and researchers, as they reflected on how new information on healthy brain development in preschool-age children, specifically as relates to language and early reading skills, can guide medical and educational practices in Canada and address gaps in the existing knowledge.

Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Pediatric Neuroimaging

The Department of Radiology at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a postdoctoral scholar to work with Dr. Catherine Lebel in the area of pediatric neuroimaging. Applicants should be interested in the neuroimaging investigations of brain development and brain abnormalities in developmental disorders.

Applicants should have a PhD in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, medical sciences, or other relevant discipline, and experience with MR image processing and analysis. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, graduate transcript, and 3 recommendation letters to

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