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Celebrating the next generation of scientists: Katelynn Boerner

Posted by Faculty of Science on October 3, 2017 in News

Katelynn Boerner - PhD '17, Clinical Psychology | Ottawa, ON

Katelynn's PhD supervisor has nothing but good things to say about her: "she's hard working, innovative, and has received countless awards for her research."

With over 20 publications to her name, this emerging expert in the field of pediatric pain research has a special interest in the role of psychological factors in children's pain.

Her thesis examines the role of sex and gender differences in how cildren learn about pain from their parent's. Dr. Christine Chambers, Katelynn's supervisor, proudly says one of Katelynn's findings tells us something new about pediatric pain: well-documented sex differences in pain tend to emerge around the time of puberty.

Now, Katelynn will continue her career as a postdoctoral fellow in pediatric psychology at the BC'd Children's Hospital.   

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