University of Calgary

Faculty of Nursing's first research chair to tackle children's mental health

Submitted by darmstro on Thu, 2012-01-19 17:03.

Jan. 19, 2012

Children growing up in families where one or both parents is depressed, has addiction problems, or is prone to violence, stand a one in four chance of developing mental health problems later in life. A new research chair in the University of Calgary's Faculty of Nursing - the first research chair in the faculty's history - is poised to help these vulnerable young people through innovative intervention techniques.

What: The Faculty of Nursing announces the first research chair in its 43-year history: the Norlien/Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation Chair in Parent Infant Mental Health.

When: 11 a.m. - Media / 11:30 a.m. - 12 noon - formal program

Where: Evans Room, Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary

Who: Nicole Letourneau RN, PhD, professor and chairholder
Dianne Tapp RN PhD, professor and dean, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary
Saifia Koonar, president and CEO, Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation
Paula Tyler, president, Norlien Foundation