Research Council

Learn how the Research Council supports and enhances research activities within MassGeneral Hospital for Children as well as new initiatives and directions for pediatric research at Mass General.

Highlights from the Current Newsletter

The current issue features research of Anne Needham Thorndike, MD, (Preventing obesity in the supermarket aisle); Kriston Ganguli, MD, (pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis and preventive strategies in premature infants); Angela Lin, MD, (clinical research in the field of birth defects surveillance); and Josephine Lok, MD, (microvasculature disturbances after brain trauma) Volume 6, Issue 3

Past issues are available in the Newsletter Archive.

News & Awards

Every year, the MGHfC Research Council puts out an RFP to the Mass General child health research community for pilot and feasibility grants and for tuition to the summer course in Clinical Effectiveness at the Harvard School of Public Health. Please contact the Research Council for more information about these programs.


The MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) Research Council was established in July, 2008, by Dr. Ronald Kleinman, MGHfC’s Physician in Chief, to support and enhance research activities within MGHfC and to advise him on new initiatives and directions for pediatric research at Massachusetts General Hospital. Council members provide representation from across the divisions engaged in child health research at MGHfC and within other departments at the hospital.  Allan Walker, MD, chaired the council from its inception in 2008 to March 2015, when Elizabeth Goodman, MD, became Council Chair. 

The Council’s activities include:

  1. E-announcements that are sent out twice a month to inform the MGHfC community about grant opportunities, research lectures, workshops, symposia and training programs.
  2. A quarterly newsletter that provides brief reviews of research programs in pediatrics
  3. Administering MGHfC’s Pilot and Feasibility and Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness Grant programs
  4. The annual MassGeneral Hospital for Children Research Day


What will we discover next?

Learn how researchers at MassGeneral Hospital for Children are finding new treatments that advance pediatric care.