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Papers and Presentations

Dr. Patricia Canning, professor of education and psychology, and co-director of Memorial’s site of the Centre of Excellence for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs; Dr. Mary Courage, professor of psychology with a cross-appointment to the Faculty of Medicine (pediatrics); and associate dean of science (research), and co-director of the Centre of Excellence; and Lynn Frizzell, research co-ordinator with the Centre of Excellence, recently published the results of a study of the provincial government’s Mother Baby Nutrition Supplement program in the journal Child: Care, Health and Development. The study found that participants in the program had better birth outcomes than may be expected in women considered at risk. Women who enrolled earlier, despite increased risk due to lower income, age and education, single status and first pregnancy, had rates of full-term Low Birth Weight (LBW) on par with that of all mothers in the province and Canada. The article can be viewed online at