Stephen J. Lye,
PhD, Executive Director
“Its trans-disciplinary and dynamic approaches of ground-breaking childhood science into direct work with children make AHD unique in the world”.Learn More
New Academic Boundaries
Our work focuses on enteric disease transmission; health, behavioral and learning outcomes; equity and gender all over the world.Learn More
Planning Services in Viet Nam
AHD is working with various partners to advance the understanding of early human development. Our goal is that through combined efforts, we can ensure better health outcomes for children.Learn More
Research Group Updates
Steve Lye was one of the main speakers at the “Adversities, Development & New Interventions” roundtable in Ottawa, March 2019. This ‘by invitation-only’ meeting was organized by CIFAR in partnership with AKFC and IDRC.
The 1st Cuba -Canada Maternal-Child Symposium took place in Cuba from March 22-25, 2019. The conference was organized by Dr. Yeneir Vera, Research Associate, AHD. 7 professors from Canada and 1 professor from the Netherlands participated. The event was attended by more than 70 physicians and researchers from Cuba, including the Head of the National Mother Infant Program and the Presidents of the National Obstetric Society, National Paediatric Society and National Genetic Society song others.
In December 2018, Mount Sinai Hospital, AHD Executive Director Dr. Steve Lye had an opportunity to discuss applying personalized medicine for prenatal care with John Oliver, Member of Parliament for Oakville and federal Parliamentary Secretary to Health.
DOHaD Canada meeting, February, 2019, Mont-Tremblant, Quebec.
AHD is a proud supporter of the DOHaD Canada initiative!
In Mysore, February 2019: training amazing trainees in healthy conversation skills for the HELTI projects.
In February 2019, Bangalore, Dr. Steve Matthews, Dir. of Research, AHD met Ms. Nicole Girard, Canadian Consul General in Bangalore with Dr. Kumaran, HeLTI-India PI Epidemiology, Holdsworth Memorial Hospital, Mysore and Dr. Dan Sellen, UofT. They discussed the HeLTI India project and the HeLTI initiative.
In June 2018, SickKids Hospital, Mats Sundin announced a further donation of $333,000 to support the Sundin Fellowship Program in Developmental Health between the University of Toronto and the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm and also announced the search for the next Sundin Fellows. At UofT, the Sundin Fellowship Program and the Exchange Program are directed by Prof. Stephen Matthews, Dir. of Research, AHD.