Our research aims to advance science that can be rapidly applied to the understanding, treatment and prevention of pediatric disease.

Specific interests include:

Rhinovirus infection and childhood asthma interactions; Improving diet and physical fitness in children; Causes and consequences of iron deficiency in infancy; Cystic fibrosis neonatal screening; and Molecular pathogenesis of blastomycosis

2009 Highlights

  • Grant submissions in 2009 increased by 21% over the previous year, and grants awarded increased by 7%—an impressive feat given today’s difficult funding environment.
    Extramural Research Funding By Source
  • In 2009, 38 of our faculty were principal investigators on a grant, compared with 33 in 2008 (a 13% increase).
  • Twelve of the department’s 16 divisions had active grants in 2009, up from 10 in 2008.
Extramural Research Funding By Division

SPR/APS Members

  • The following faculty are active members of the Society for Pediatric Research:
    • David Allen, MD
    • Aaron Carrel, MD
    • Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD
    • Sunny Dovat, MD
    • Philip Giampietro, MD
    • Theresa Guilbert, MD
    • Julie Kessel, MD
    • Pamela Kling, MD
    • Patricia Kokotailo, MD
    • Robert Lemanske, MD
    • De-Ann Pillers, MD, PhD
    • J. Carter Ralphe, MD
    • Michael Rock, MD
    • Christine Seroogy, MD
    • Judith Smith, MD, PhD
    • Ellen Wald, MD
    • Jon Wolff, MD
  • The following faculty are active members of the American Pediatric Society:
    • David Allen, MD
    • Sharon Bartosh, MD
    • Kenneth DeSantes, MD
    • Bruce Edmonson, MD
    • James Gern, MD
    • Frank Greer, MD
    • Anna Huttenlocher, MD
    • Lawrence Kaplan, MD
    • Robert Lemanske, MD
    • De-Ann Pillers, MD, PhD
    • Paul Sondel, MD, PhD
    • Ellen Wald, MD