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:

David Dallas, PhD
Oregon State University

$349,993 over 3 years to study the effects of high pressure processing on lipid absorption from human donor milk

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

Cristina Miller, MD
Children’s Health Care Foundation

$28,186 over 1 year to study a home based monitoring program for preterm infants discharged with a nasogastric tube

M. Louise Lawson, MPH, PhD
Kennesaw State University

$334,233 over 3 years to study growth curves that best predict morbidity and mortality in small and large-for-gestational age preterm infants