The research group has recently secured CIHR funding to lead a multi-centre prospective cohort study of the impact of non-invasive ventilation in obese teens and youth with obstructive sleep apnea, and is being funded by the Ontario Lung Association to explore the relationships between non-exercise activity thermogenesis, obesity and obstructive sleep apnea.
Team members are collaborating with Statistics Canada to obtain population normative data on neck circumference in children through the Canadian Health Measures Survey. The team is also collaborating with researchers in Toronto on a CIHR-funded initiative to understand long-term home mechanical ventilation in Ontario.
The group’s recently published study on the impact of noninvasive ventilation in neuromuscular disease was selected to be included in a book, entitled “Best of Sleep Medicine 2011”.
The research team has been awarded a Capacity Building Grant from the CHEO Research Institute, in order to expand the work of our Sleep Problems in At Risk Kids (SPARK) research team.