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:

John Kheir, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital

$349,994 over 3 years to study how to apply the growth chart concept to the care we provide following congenital heart surgery

Aaron Hamvas, MD
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

$340,158 over 3 years to study an epidermal wearable patch: an innovative solution to the lack of continuous, non-invasive blood pressure monitoring in the NICU

Jeremy Forster, MD
Marshfield Clinic

$313,528 over 3 years to study the intranasal application of a xylitol solution to reduce the incidence of Acute Otitis Media (AOM) in pediatric patients less than 5 yrs. old

Neha Bansal, MD
Children’s Hospital of Michigan

$20,000 over 2 years to study bi-ventricle function assessed by speckle tracking echocardiogram in neonates born to mothers with clinical chorioamnionitis