Our pediatric faculty, trainees and staff recently enjoyed the annual Pediatric Academic Societies conference. Rochester Pediatrics was represented in 83 scientific and academic presentations building a on a strong environment of collaboration. Some of the topics are highlighted in these videos.
Read about the advances our researchers are working toward.
Leading the Way in Early Childhood Caries Research
Nov 27, 2023
Dr. Dorota Kopycka-Kedzierawski provides an update from her $6 million NIDCR grant on how iodine may help prevent children with severe tooth decay from recurrence.
From lab to life-changer: URMC neuromuscular researchers pave the way for gene therapy revolution
Oct 23, 2023
For almost five decades, researchers with the Medical Center have been studying myotonic dystrophy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and other rare neuromuscular disorders, and played a pivotal role in...
Should We Screen All Newborns for Neurodevelopmental Disorders?
Sep 20, 2023
Expanding newborn screening to include identifying genes associated with an increased risk for neurodevelopmental disorders would cause more harm than good, according to an article published in Pe...
NSF Awards UR Computer Science and EIOH Grant to Reduce Oral Health Disparities Using AI
Aug 24, 2023
A smartphone app that detects signs of tooth decay developed by University of Rochester scientists is one step closer to reality, thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Protecting the vulnerable, informing the future
Jul 24, 2023
This is not another story about COVID. This is a story about how a group of scientists—including a neuroscientist, virologist, and nephrologist—and school leadership rolled up their sleeves, stepp...
Health is Where the Home is: Study Shows Pediatrician and Family Collaboration can Address Obesity
Jun 26, 2023
A new study co-authored by University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) faculty provides evidence for a straightforward solution to addressing the rise of pediatric obesity: collaboration between...
Research continues to rule out brain’s immune system as key to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
May 08, 2023
Researchers at the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience at the University of Rochester continue to find evidence that the brain’s immune system may not be the culprit behind fetal alcohol spectrum ...
Halting the Rise of Parkinson’s
Apr 24, 2023
The University of Rochester’s leadership in the field of environmental medicine stretches back to toxicology research programs developed at the University under the Manhattan Project. These progra...
Nothing to Sneeze at: Study Seeks to Understand Allergic Resistance of Old Order Mennonites
Apr 19, 2023
In a multi-institutional collaboration, researchers will examine three separate areas that could possibly explain allergic resistance for Old Order Mennonites: the immune system, the gut microbiome...
Study Finds that Child Victims of Violence Face Long-Term Psychological Effects
Apr 06, 2023
A study of young adults who were victims of violent injuries as children found significantly higher levels of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in this group than the general population.
Iron & the brain: Where and when neurodevelopmental disabilities may begin during pregnancy
Mar 06, 2023
The cells that make up the human brain begin developing long before the physical shape of the brain has formed. This early organizing of a network of cells plays a major role in brain health throu...
Through the eye of the beholder: People with autism may process illusory shapes differently
Feb 28, 2023
Researchers are finding the process in our brain that allows us to see these visual distinctions may not be happening the same way in the brains of children with autism spectrum disorder. They may...
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