Research Council Newsletter Volume 4, Issue 1

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

Peter P. Moschovis, MD, MPH
Peter P. Moschovis, MD, MPH
The past decade has witnessed a burgeoning interest in global health. The growing realization that tremendous disparities exist between health outcomes in high-resource and low-resource nations has driven education programs, research initiatives, program development, and tremendous growth in philanthropic funding. While disparities exist across the age spectrum, many of the most tragic ones begin at birth. Read more.

Research programs of faculty

Kim Francis PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC
ELGA Infants' Pain Response
Kim Francis PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC
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.
Read more.



Verena Gobel, MD
Polarity and tubulogenesis
Verena Gobel, MD
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.

Bryan P. Hurley PhD
Inflammation at Mucosal Barriers
Bryan P. Hurley, PhD
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.
Read more.

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]

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The Research Council at MassGeneral Hospital for Children

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