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CIFAR is a Canadian-based, global charitable organization that convenes extraordinary minds to address science and humanity’s most important questions.

By supporting long-term interdisciplinary collaboration, CIFAR provides researchers with an unparalleled environment of trust, transparency and knowledge sharing. Our time-tested model inspires new directions of inquiry, accelerates discovery and yields breakthroughs across borders and academic disciplines. Through knowledge mobilization, we are catalysts for change in industry, government and society. CIFAR’s community of fellows includes 19 Nobel laureates and more than 400 researchers from 22 countries. In 2017, the Government of Canada appointed CIFAR to develop and lead the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy, the world's first national AI strategy.

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Harvesting findings from population based longitudinal studies to inform early childhood programs

by CIFAR
Nov 24 / 14
Michel Boivin explains his research using longitudinal studies, which shows that prevention should begin early in life for at-risk or low-income children, to avoid cascading effects on health outcomes.

A presentation at CIFAR's From Cell to Society symposium Feb. 6, 2014.