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  • Cannabis
  • Clinical trials
  • Drug safety
  • Maternal-child health
  • Opioids
  • Pharmacovigilance

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Research summary

The Clinical Pharmacology Lab conducts research studies on pediatric and perinatal therapeutics, including cannabinoids (see in children and opioid exposures during pregnancy. Our Lab members also conduct research on clinical trial methods, drug exposures in lactation and reporting in maternal-child health.


Dr. Lauren Kelly is an assistant professor of pediatrics and child health and community health sciences at UM. She is a scientist at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, certified clinical research professional and a clinical trialist at the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation. She received a PhD in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of Western Ontario and completed two Post-doctoral Fellowships at the Hospital for Sick Children and at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Dr. Kelly is the scientific director of Canadian Childhood Cannabinoid Clinical Trials, a pan-Canadian research platform that studies the safety of cannabis products used for medical purposes in the pediatric population. Her passionate is evidence and her program involves partnering with parents, doctors, nurses, pharmacists and policy makers to design and conduct a variety of clinical research studies.



  • CIHR Cannabis Team Grant holder
  • SickKids Foundation/CIHR Early Career Investigator Operating Grant (2020)
  • Research Manitoba Early Career Investigator Operating Grant (2020)
  • Early Career Investigator Award, International Pediatric Research Foundation (2018)
  • Early Career Investigator Highlight for September Issue of Pediatric Research; Official Journal of the Society for Pediatric Research, American Pediatric Society and the European Society for Pediatric Research (2018)
  • Exceptional trainee award, The Hospital for Sick Children (2015)
  • Best Abstract Research in Breastfeeding, American Academy of Pediatrics (2013)

ORCID profile

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Contact us

Pediatrics and Child Health
CE-208 Children's Hospital, Health Sciences Centre
840 Sherbrook Street
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1S1 Canada