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, fewer side effects)
  • Symptom relief
  • Preventive measures

Recent projects include:

Mark Geil, PhD
Kennesaw State University

$314,513 over 3 years toward a quantitative understanding of infant crawling development

Seth Goldstein, MD, MPhil
Lurie Children’s Hospital

$330,019 over 3 years for study of noninvasive identification of neonatal ischemia using broadband optical Spectroscopy

Sriram Ramgopal, MD
Lurie Children’s Hospital

$341,990 over 3 years for study focused on epidemiology, biomarkers and risk stratification of young infants presenting to the emergency department with hypothermia

Andrew Stacey, MD
University of Washington

$350,000 over 3 years for study focused on rapid neonatal genetic diagnosis of retinoblastoma