Pediatric Health

Promoting health and preventing or treating disease is the primary focus of this target area. Of particular interest are applied research projects focused on reducing the incidence of serious neonatal and early childhood illnesses, or improving cognitive, social and emotional aspects of development.

Typical projects funded in this area of interest may include projects aimed at:

  • Better diagnostic techniques (more rapid, specific, sensitive, or less invasive)
  • Better treatment (improved, less stressful or painful, optimal dosing, less side effects)
  • Symptom relief

Preventive measures Recent projects include:

Lisa Wise-Faberowski, MD
Stanford University

$330,000 over 3 years to study the effects of two anesthetic techniques on the developing brain

Anup Katheria, MD
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital, San Diego

$209,818 over 2 years to study neuromonitoring of preterm newborns during birth resuscitation

Pablo Sanchez, MD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus

$220,000 over 2 years to study transmission of Rotavirus vaccination among NICU infants

Evgeni Sokurenko, MD, PhD
University of Washington, Seattle

$297,250 over 2 years to study a new rapid diagnostic assay to guide antibiotic selection for pediatric urinary tract infections