Tuesday, 12 December 2017

National Post article on FASD

Vanessa Hrvatin, formerly of the Kids Brain Health,  won a fellowship with the National Post and was able to choose a topic. She “..has chosen to pursue the topic of Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), including how FASD patients are being diagnosed and cared for across the country....” You can read more below. It appears the fellowship will last a year.

http://www.postmedia.com/2017/11/21/postmedia-announces-2018-michelle-lang-fellowship-in-journalism-winner-vanessa-hrvatin/

She just published her first article looking at prevention versus treatment.

http://nationalpost.com/health/scientists-want-to-develop-drugs-to-reverse-fetal-alcohol-syndrome-but-will-it-reduce-prevention-efforts


I would encourage you to comment about her article for two reasons.  First, the comments she is currently getting about this article are very ill-informed.  Second, and more important, we want the National Post editors and other major newspapers to know this is an important issue and needs to be talk about on a national forum.  If she keeps getting lots of comments, that will get people's attention.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for the article. As the Father of an 11 year old with fasd I welcome the research. Too bad the fellowship is only a year.

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  2. Thanks Rob. Vanessa is hoping to attend the FASD day Dec 14 Legislative session at Queen's Park tomorrow if her editor approves it so we may get a chance to meet her. I also look forward to meeting you there.
    Regards, Mark

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