Feature Article: New Approaches to Enhancing Innovation

Christopher Mark Coburn, VP, Partners HealthCare Innovation
In an era when collaborations between industry and academia are more prized than ever, the traditional model of academic research is evolving. A new model—one that matches critical needs in industry with crosscutting solutions from basic and translational research—is emerging throughout the academic community. Read more.

Research programs of faculty

Stefania Senger, PhD
Stefania Senger, PhD
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center, MassGeneral Hospital for Children: Celiac disease pathogenesis: Impact of microbiota derived metabolites

Deborah Mitchell, MD
Deborah Mitchell, MD
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Assistant in Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children: Understanding healthy bone growth in childhood to improve long-term quality of life

Patrick L. Purdon, PhD
Patrick L. Purdon, PhD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School; Associate Bioengineer, Massachusetts General Hospital: Reducing Risk in Pediatric General Anesthesia


Winner: Scholarship in Summer Course in Clinical Effectiveness at the Harvard School of Public Health

Vibha Singhal, MD
Fellow, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children and Harvard Medical School

Winners of Abstract Travel Awards at MGHfC Research Day

  • Vibha Singhal, MD (Mentor: Madhu Misra, MD, MPH). Irisin levels are lower in young amenorrheic athletes compared with eumenorrheic athletes and non-athletes and correlate with bone structure and strength estimates
  • Nanda Kumar N. Shanmugam, Post-Doctoral Fellow (Mentor: Bobby Cherayil, MD, PhD). Intestinal inflammation modulates expression of the iron regulating hormone hepcidin depending on erythropoietin activity and the commensal microbiota
  • Lauren Kleimola (Mentor: Patricia Hibberd, MD, PhD). Stunted growth in early childhood is associated with exposure to household air pollution.

Funding and Presentations

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