Department of Pediatrics - Research

Neuromedicine

Neuro MedicineNeuromedicine research in the Department of Pediatrics goes from molecule to cell to organ to organism and from bench to bedside and back again. Molecular studies of neurotrophin and neurotransmitter receptors, neurometabolic substrates, and developmentally relevant proteins underlie the search for biomarkers of and novel therapeutic approaches to developmental disease of the nervous system. Cell biologic studies have uncovered mechanisms of AIDS encephalopathy and developmental origins of Alzheimer disease. Brain and nervous system function studies have allowed development of a severity scale for the neurodegenerative disorder, Batten’s disease, and have enhanced our understanding of movement disorders in children. And clinical drug trials promise to improve the quality of life of patients with AIDS, Tourette syndrome, Batten’s disease, and neuroblastoma.

Investigators

Heather Adams, Ph.D.
Neurology

Sanjiv Amin, M.B.B.S.
Neonatology

Erika Augustine, M.D.
Neurology

Jill Cholette, M.D.
Critical Care

Emma Ciafaloni, M.D.
Neurology

Philip Davidson, Ph.D.
Neurodevelopmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

Harris Gelbard, M.D., Ph.D.
Center for Neural Development & Disease

Ronnie Guillet, M.D., Ph.D.
Neonatology

Marc W. Halterman, M.D., Ph.D.
Neurology

J. Peter Harris, M.D.
Cardiology

Susan Hyman, M.D.
Neurodevelopmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

David Korones, M.D.
Hematology and Oncology

Jennifer Kwon, M.D., M.P.H.
Neurology

Gary Myers, M.D.
Neurology

Jonathan Mink, M.D., Ph.D.
Neurology

Martha Mock, Ph.D.
Neurodevelopmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

Michael O'Reilly, Ph.D.
Neonatology

Jessica Roesser, M.D.
Neurodevelopmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

Nina Schor, M.D., Ph.D.
Pediatrics, Child Neurology

Laura Silverman, Ph.D.
Neurodevelopmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

Tristram Smith, Ph.D.
Neurodevelopmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

Stephen Sulkes, M.D.
Neurodevelopmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

 

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NACHRI recently ranked the Department of Pediatrics 15th in NIH funding based on total dollars awarded. Five years ago our ranking was 27th, demonstrating a significant increase.