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FASD Awareness Day

September 9th is FASD Awareness Day (9th day of the 9th month, to represent 9 months of pregnancy). Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is far more common than most people realize, affecting ~4% of Canadians. To celebrate FASD Awareness Day, our lab (in conjunction with Carly McMorris’ lab) hosted a mocktail making contest.

The assorted mocktails:

The winner:


We also attended CFAN’s FASD Breakfast on Sep. 9. We had tons of fun, and even discovered some hidden talents among the lab.


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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