Department of Pediatrics - Research

Pediatric Research News

The Wegman Family Charitable Foundation Gives $17 Million to University of Rochester

April 01, 2014

Today, University of Rochester President Joel Seligman announced two extraordinary gifts from The Wegman Family Charitable Foundation (WFCF): a $10 million lead gift to the University’s Institute for Data Science and a $7 million gift to support Golisano Children’s Hospital. Together with previous gifts to several programs across the University campuses, today’s announcement brings to $20 million...

Batten Researchers Convene to Determine Future of Clinical Research

December 05, 2013

Tomorrow and Saturday (Dec. 6 and 7), 28 researchers, parents, and representatives of advocacy groups from across the United States and Europe convene at the University of Rochester Medical Center to plan for how a Phase III clinical trial might work, should a potential treatment emerge from current or future research.

Health Sciences Libraries Vital to Patient Care

September 24, 2013

Following the recent publication of a study she co-authored, Julia F. Sollenberger, M.L.S., associate vice president and director of URMC Medical Center Libraries and Technologies, now has a scholarly essay appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Study: No Link Between Mercury Exposure and Autism-like Behaviors

July 23, 2013

The potential impact of exposure to low levels of mercury on the developing brain – specifically by women consuming fish during pregnancy – has long been the source of concern and some have argued that the chemical may be responsible for behavioral disorders such as autism. However, a new study that draws upon more than 30 years of research in the Republic of Seychelles reports that there is no...

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The Focus on Collaboration and Community

Research in the Department of Pediatrics offers many opportunities for collaboration with investigators from other departments and centers. These opportunities are further enhanced by the fact that Rochester provides a unique setting to directly partner with the community to investigate novel programs to improve the health of children.

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