Dr. Justin Hicks

Dr. Justin Hicks, Lawson Imaging Scientist

Researchers aim to develop imaging tracer to study protein that may cause Parkinson’s disease

St. Joseph's Hospital - 

An estimated 55,000 Canadians are living with Parkinson’s disease. While researchers are advancing therapies to treat symptoms, such as tremors, there is currently no method to stop progression.

To begin addressing this problem, a team of scientists at Lawson Health Research Institute is developing an imaging tracer. 

Researchers aim to improve how asthma in young children is treated

Children's Health Research Institute - 

A Canada-wide multicentre study of paediatric asthma is investigating whether adding high-dose Vitamin D to the standard treatment with an inhaled corticosteroid can reduce the severity of asthma flare-ups triggered by respiratory infections in preschool aged children.

Dr. Guido Filler, recognized for his research in paediatric nephrology and clinical pharmacology

Off­site - 

Dr. Guido Filler was recognized at the 2019 Lawson Impact Awards for his research in the fields of paediatric nephrology and clinical pharmacology. His passion for research and helping improve care for paediatric patients has fueled a wholesome and rewarding career. He is known globally as a world expert in measuring kidney function.