Bone Abstracts (2015) 4 | DOI: 10.1530/boneabs.4.IS20BIOG

Bone morbidity in children with leukemia

Leanne M Ward, Abstract



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Dr Leanne M Ward is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa where she holds a Research Chair in Pediatric Bone Health. She is the Medical Director of the Pediatric Bone Health Clinical and Research Programs at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and a pediatric endocrinologist within the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at CHEO. Dr L M Ward’s research program is dedicated to the study of bone development and the treatment of bone disorders in children. She is the principal investigator of the ‘STOPP’ research program (steroid-induced osteoporosis in the pediatric population), a pan-Canadian project funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to study bone health in children with chronic illnesses. Dr L M Ward has received a number of awards for her work in pediatric bone health, including a Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Career Development Award (2004), a Canadian Institutes for Health Research New Investigator Award (2004) and a Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Career Enhancement Award (2007).

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