Research Council Newsletter Volume 5, Issue 3

Announcements from the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Research Council, including research of Elsie M. Taveras, MD, MPH; Maria Rosaria Fiorentino, PhD; and Kathleen Powis, MD, MPH

Feature Article: Childhood Obesity: The Intersection of Research, Policy, and Practice

Elsie M. Taveras, MD, MPH, Chief, Division of General Academic Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Professor of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health
Elsie M. Taveras, MD, MPH, Chief, Division of General Academic Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Professor of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health
"When I first decided to become a pediatrician I was interested in prevention and caring for the well-child. As a trainee, the majority of patients I saw in my clinic had one or multiple chronic diseases such as obesity, asthma, or behavioral/mental health concerns and were not simply being brought in for well-child visits. . . ." Read more.

Research programs of faculty

Maria Rosaria Fiorentino, PhD
Maria Rosaria Fiorentino, PhD
Lecturer on Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Molecular Biologist, MassGeneral Hospital for Children: Mechanisms of the host-microbial interaction in the human gastrointestinal tract.


Kathleen M. Powis, MD, MPH
Kathleen M. Powis, MD, MPH
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children Prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission in Botswana.


Tracking Salmonella and Fighting Leishmaniasis

From the Combined Research Meeting for the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center and Pediatric Gastroenterology Division Read more.

Announcement: Pilot Feasibility Awards

Request for Proposals for Pilot Feasibility Studies
Deadline:
April 15th, 2014
MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) is accepting applications from MGHfC junior faculty for an award to support clinical or laboratory-based pilot feasibility studies. The 1-year award will provide $25,000 to support studies that have a high likelihood of leading to extramural funding. Download details of the award, along with application guidelines. (pdf)

Highlights

Research Day 2014: Save the Date

Research Day 2014 will be held on March 18th from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm.

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