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.
- The department had approximately $17 million in extramural funding in FY11.
- Department faculty submitted 105 grant proposals in FY11, with 42 (40%) awarded. Newly funded projects included:
- 3 National Institutes of Health R01s (PIs: J. Carter Ralphe, MD, Division of Cardiology; Ellen Wald, MD and Marcel Wüethrich, PhD, both Division of Infectious Disease), which total $7.2 million over five years.
- 2 UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) KL2 scholar awards (PIs: Pelin Cengiz, MD, and Michael Wilhelm, MD, both Division of Critical Care), which provides 75% protected research time plus $25,000/year in project support.
- 45 faculty (31%) in 12 divisions have extramural funding supporting their salary.
- We launched 20 new clinical studies in FY11, bringing the total of active studies to 37. This is a 48% increase from FY10, and adds approximately $400,000 in funding.
- 11 residents and three fellows received recognition (awards or funding) related to their research efforts. Two PhD research associates also procured independent funding.
The following faculty are active members of the Society for Pediatric Research:
* = became a member in 2011
The following faculty are active members of the American Pediatric Society: