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

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. In addition to advising the Chair, the Council’s activities include administering MGHfC’s Pilot and Feasibility and Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness Grant programs and sponsoring the annual MassGeneral Hospital for Children Research Day. From 2009-2015, the Council sponsored a Newsletter. Past issues are available in the Newsletter Archive.

In 2016, the Council was reformed as the Scientific Advisory Board for the MGHfC Child Health Research Institute, under the leadership of Dr. Alessio Fasano, Associate Chief for Research, Department of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital.

MGHfC Research Day

MGHfC’s Annual Research Day takes place each year in March, highlighting recent accomplishments and advances from Mass General researchers, as well as from the broader pediatric research community.

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News and Awards

Every year, the MGHfC Scientific Advisory Board puts out an RFP to the MGH child health research community for pilot and feasibility grants. Division chiefs are asked to nominate a fellow or junior faculty for tuition to the summer course in Clinical Effectiveness at the Harvard School of Public Health. Please contact the Scientific Advisory Board for more information about these programs.