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Tyler Murphy is the TIDE-BC research assistant with the Division of Neurology. Using the TIDE protocol on a daily basis, Tyler screens for appropriate neurology patients and enrols them into the TIDE study. Tyler has the opportunity to meet many of the families as he obtains their consent and responds to the many questions families have about TIDE and what it might mean for their children. Tyler is also working with Dr. Clara van Karnebeek and Wynona Giannasi to evaluate the TIDE Complex Diagnostic Clinic, determining the costs and benefits of providing care for complex children using an innovative and collaborative model with multiple departments across BC Children’s. Tyler will be presenting this work on behalf of the TIDE team at the upcoming CAPHC Conference later in October.

On the success of TIDE thus far, Tyler comments, “The collaboration between divisions is very positive. My main work is in neurology and I can see the benefit of the relationships that have been created because of TIDE between Neurology and Biochemical Diseases”. No doubt these positive relationships are helping to bridge clinical care and research – to the benefit of patients and families.

Tyler is a sports and outdoor enthusiast. After receiving his BSc from Midwestern State University Tyler has maintained his passion for soccer as he now coaches children with autism to play soccer with the Canucks Autism Network. Tyler also works with children in the Special Olympics, coaching bocce and bowling. Noting these valued experiences, Tyler states, “It’s a great way to work with children living with intellectual disabilities in another way other than the research side of things. It’s an opportunity to be involved with their growth as athletes and improve their wellbeing through sports.”