Pediatric Nutrition

These programs respond to a long-time interest of the Foundation in assuring adequate nutrition for infants and young children. Projects include applied research that evaluates the provision of specific nutrients and their related outcomes in infants and young children.

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

  • Benefits or side effects of supplementation of a specific nutrient
  • Effects of deficiencies or excesses of a specific nutrient
  • Timing and dosing of supplementation
  • Issues related to general growth and feeding

Recent projects include:

Paul Breslin, PhD
Rutgers University

$323,219 over 3 years to study the benefits of fortified oral rehydration therapy in young children with diarrhea

Laura Sherlock, MD
University of Colorado, Anschutz Campus

$240,000 over 3 years for a study of standard versus high Selenium therapy in preterm infants

Charles Schuler, MD
University of Michigan

$342,676 over 3 years to study a novel method for assessing food anaphylaxis during food challenges in young children

Neha Patel, DO
Pennsylvania State University

$306,933 over 3 years to study continuous glucose monitoring in at-risk newborns