Announcements from the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Research Council, including a report on Global Health at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, and research programs of faculty Kim Francis PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC; Verena Gobel, MD; and Bryan P. Hurley PhD.
Global Health at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital
Research programs of faculty
In addition to her responsibilities as the Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist for the well newborn and level II nurseries at MGH, Kim recently received her PhD from Boston College where she studied pain assessment for premature infants born prior to 34 weeks gestation.
The breaking of symmetry – or the establishment of polarity - is one of the ancient and still unresolved mysteries of biology. Polarity is a prerequisite for spatial diversity, growth, development and homeostasis of all multicellular organisms. Having identified thousands of genes and molecular interactions in recent years, we now have the ability to ask which molecules generate and maintain an asymmetric state and how they accomplish this.Read more.
The mucosal surface of multiple organ systems interfaces with the external environment. These interactions are geared towards harnessing beneficial components such as nutrients, oxygen, and resident microbes, while limiting exposure of underlying tissue to harmful substances including toxins and pathogenic organisms.
Funding received by MGHfC faculty and fellows
Updates since the last newsletter. Learn more.
MassGeneral Hospital for Children at the 2012 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting
Over 30 speakers will represent MassGeneral Hospital for Children at the 2012 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting April 28th to May 1st. Learn more about the presentations. [Excel]
Learn how researchers at MassGeneral Hospital for Children are finding new treatments that advance pediatric care.
The Research Council invites members of the pediatric research community at Mass General to submit original one-page abstracts for Research Day 2013.