Research Council Newsletter Volume 3, Issue 2

Research of Patricia Hibberd, MD, PhD; Eric Grabowski, MD, DSci,; Jaime Belkind-Gerson, MD; and Jamie A. Micco, PhD.

Global Health Research at MGHfC

Patricia L. Hibberd, MD, PhD

Research program of Patricia L. Hibberd, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of Global Health; MassGeneral Hospital for Children
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Research Programs of Faculty

Eric F. Grabowski, MD, DSci

Eric F. Grabowski, MD, DSci

Pediatrician, Massachusetts General Hospital; Director, Cardiovascular Thrombosis Laboratory; Director, Program in Pediatric Hemophilia and Thrombosis; Co-Director, Pediatric Stroke Services; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
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Jaime Belkind-Gerson, MD

Jaime Belkind-Gerson, MD

Staff Physician, Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, MassGeneral Hospital for Children; Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
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Jamie A. Micco, PhD

Jamie A. Micco, PhD

Staff Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School
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Excellent Representation of MGHfC at the 2011 PAS Meeting at Denver, CO

MGHfC had at least 28 presentations at the 2011 PAS meeting (April 30th-May 3rd, 2011) at Denver, CO. A list of all presenters is attached. Congratulations to all for this excellent representation of MGHfC at this meeting.

Funding Received by MGHfC Faculty and Fellows

(Updates Since the Last Newsletter)

Name of Awardee: Bobby J. Cherayil, PhD
Source of Funding: NIH NIAID (R01AI089700)
Name of Funded Protocol: Cross-talk between iron metabolism and intestinal inflammation
Duration of Funding: June 2011–May 2016

Name of Awardee: Bobby J. Cherayil, PhD
Source of Funding: ARRA-NIH NIAID (R56AI089700)
Name of Funded Protocol: Cross-talk between iron metabolism and intestinal inflammation
Duration of Funding: June 2010-May 2012

Name of Awardee: Catherine Chu-Shore, MD
Source of Funding: Clinical Investigator Training Program (CITP)
Name of Funded Protocol: Altered Functional Connectivity Networks and Cognitive Outcome in Infantile Spasms
Duration of Funding: July 2011-June 2013

Name of Awardee: Catherine Chu-Shore, MD
Source of Funding: K12 Neuroscience Training Development Award
Name of Funded Protocol: Altered Functional Connectivity Networks and Cognitive Outcome in Infantile Spasms
Duration of Funding: July 2011-June 2014 (to be used 7/1/2013-6/30/2016)

Name of Awardee: Patricia L. Hibberd, MD
Source of Funding - NIH - NCCAM
Name of Funded Protocol - Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24) - Renewal
Duration of Funding: September 2011-August 2016

Name of Awardee: Brian Hurley, MD
Source of Funding: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. (A208964)
Name of Funded Protocol: Assessment of an in Vitro Human Intestinal Epithelial Cell Model for Evaluation of Protein Cytotoxicity and Bioavailability
Duration of Funding: May 2011-April 2012

Name of Awardee: Nanda Nanthakumar, PhD
Source of Funding: ARRA-NIH-NICHD (3R01HD059126-02S2)
Name of Funded Protocol: Maturation of Intestinal Innate Immunity and NEC
Duration of Funding: July 2010-January 2012

Name of Awardee: Nanda Nanthakumar, PhD
Source of Funding: NIH-NICHD (5R01HD059126)
Name of Funded Protocol: Maturation of Intestinal Innate Immunity and NEC
Duration of Funding: February 2009-January 2014

Name of Awardee: Uzma Shah, MD
Source of Funding: BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY
Name of Funded Protocol: A Comparative Study of the Antiviral Efficacy and Safety of Entecavir (ETV) Versus Placebo in Pediatric Subjects with Chronic Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Infection Who are HBeAg-Positive; Study No. AI463-189-028
Duration of Funding: October 2010-October 2013

Name of Awardee: Haining Shih, PhD
Source of Funding: NIH-NIDDK (R01DK082427)
Name of Funded Protocol: Immunomodulatory effects of intestinal helminthes on mucosal immunity
Duration of Funding: June 2010-April 2015

Name of Awardee: Haining Shih, PhD
Source of Funding: Nestle Research Center
Name of Funded Protocol: Evaluate the maternal influence on mucosal tolerance and immunity in newborn offspring
Duration of Funding: May 2011-December 2012

Name of Awardee: Jonathan Spector, MD MPH (Co-PI with Atul Gawande MD MPH)
Source of Funding: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Name of Funded Protocol: BetterBirth: A Trial of the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist Program
Duration of Funding: May 2011 - April 2015

Name of Awardee: Allan Walker, MD
Source of Funding: NIH-NICHD (R01HD012437)
Name of Funded Protocol: Effect of colostrum on gut maturation and host defense
Duration of Funding: February 2009-January 2014

Name of Awardee: Harland Winter, MD
Source of Funding: Schwarz BioSciences
Name of Funded Protocol: Study C87075: SECURE; A Non-interventional Long-term Post-Marketing Registry of Patients Treated with Certolizumab Pegol (Cimzia) for Crohn's Disease
Duration of Funding: January 2011-January 2014

Name of Awardee: Harland Winter, MD
Source of Funding: Autism Research Institute
Name of Funded Protocol: The Role of the Intestinal Microbiome in Children with Autism
Duration of Funding: February 2011-February 2012

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