Announcements from the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Research Council, including the MassGeneral Weight Center for Children, and research programs of faculty Rajashri S. Iyengar, MD; Christopher J. Moran, MD; and Hongjie Zhang, PhD.
MassGeneral Weight Center for Children
Research programs of faculty
In addition to practicing pediatric allergy/immunology at MGHfC and the Newton-Wellesley Hospital outpatient Pediatric Specialty Ambulatory Care Center, Dr. Iyengar conducts translational research on breast milk factors implicated in the development of allergic disease. As an Associate Investigator of the Harvard Clinical Nutrition Research Center (HCNRC) at MGH, she studies the role of breast milk in modulating gut mucosal responses in allergic disease. Read more.
Dr. Moran is a pediatric gastroenterologist who practices clinically in the Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Programs at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and Newton Wellesley Hospital. He conducts clinical and basic science research to better understand the cause of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Read more.
Dr. Zhang studies microvillus inclusion disease (MVID), an inherited intestinal failure syndrome of infancy. She currently works in Dr. Verena Gobel's laboratory in Developmental Gastroenterology. Read more.
Funding received by MGHfC faculty and fellows
Updates since the last newsletter. Learn more (pdf).
Representation of MGHfC at national/international meetings
Updates since April 2012 Learn more (pdf).
The Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard (P30 DK 040561-16) was renewed for five years beginning July 2012. This HMS wide Center promotes research (particularly clinical research) a HSPH, HMS and its teaching hospitals through an annual pilot feasibility grant competition, access to core facilities (Statistics, Genomics, Cell Biology and Mass Spectrometry/Metabolomics). An annual “cutting edge” symposium is held at HMS and clinical nutrition lectures are given monthly at HMS. The Division of Nutrition website is http://nutrition.med.harvard.edu.
For specific information please contact Allan Walker, MD at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-726-7988.
The Research Council invites members of the pediatric research community at Mass General to submit original one-page abstracts for Research Day 2013.
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