Fighting the Deadliest Newborn Diseases

The CHEO Research Institute’s Spotlight on Research video series showcases some of their leading researchers in these priority areas.  Over the coming months we will be sharing some of these videos through the CAPHC Conversations Blog.

For more information on the CHEO Research Institute or the Spotlight on Research series, contact Adrienne Vienneau, Director, Communications and Public Relations at


Dr. Kyle Cowan, Pediatric Surgeon and Scientist at CHEO, discusses his research on diaphragmatic hernias in infants. These types of hernias can lead to poor lung development, pulmonary hypertension and even death. Dr. Cowan and his team have identified an enzyme-linked pathway that may lead to the prevention and/or reversal of diaphragmatic hernias in utero.


The CAPHC team is always interested in learning more about what is happening in the paediatric health care community. If you have a program, event, website, or initiative that you would like to share with the country, email for more information.