Our research has improved the health of children. A century ago, children routinely died of infections and nutritional deficiencies. A decade ago there were few treatment options for childhood cancer, premature birth, and congenital heart or brain diseases. We have made a difference in these areas. However, our work is far from done. Our challenge now is to help our patients live healthier lives as they move into adulthood. We aim to discover how to prevent childhood diseases, limit complications from treatment, and effectively manage chronic illness. Explore our research and learn more about how we plan to improve child health through research.
In an attempt to help urban teens keep their asthma symptoms in check, Jill Halterman, M.D., M.P.H., has developed a study which combines giving students their medications at school with motivational counseling.
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Laurie Steiner M.D., received a Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Award from the March of Dimes Foundation. The award helps young scientists start their own projects related to the prevention of birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
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A newly developed mouse model may offer insight into research for the treatment of autism. “It’s a long way from a mouse model to a successful treatment in humans, but this is a good clue.” said Nina Schor, M.D., Ph.D.
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