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Our research helps improve the health of children. A century ago, children routinely died of infections and nutritional deficiencies. Not long ago there were few treatment options for childhood cancer, premature birth, and congenital heart or brain diseases. Our research has made significant strides in these areas. Today our challenge is to help young patients live healthier lives as they move into adulthood. Our goals are to prevent childhood diseases, limit complications from treatment, and effectively manage chronic illnesses.
The Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) Announces 2022-2023 President
HOUSTON, May 31, 2022 - The SPR is pleased to announce Kate Ackerman, M.D., M.B.A., as the society’s new president for the 2022-2023 term. Dr. Ackerman, is Senior Vice Chair, Innovation & Integration, University of Rochester. Read more about the SPR announcement.
PAS Conference Update
Our pediatric faculty, trainees and staff recently enjoyed the annual Pediatric Academic Societies conference. Department Chair and Physician-in-Chief of Golisano Children’s Hospital Dr. Pat Brophy was the Conference Program Chair, Senior Vice Chair Dr. Kate Ackerman was installed as President-Elect of the Society for Pediatric Research, and we hosted a highly successful Exhibit. We had more than 60 scientific and academic presentations. Some of the topics are introduced in these preview videos.
News & Highlights
"2021 University Research Award" Recipients in Pediatrics!
The University Research Awards (URA) provide “seed” grants for promising, high-risk projects, says Robert Clark, provost and senior vice president for research. This year’s recipients included 3 groups in Pediatrics. Read more about the recipients.
Lynne Maquat Wins Warren Alpert Foundation Prize
May 2021. The founding director of the Center for RNA Biology, Lynne Maquat, Ph.D., has been awarded the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize for her pivotal discoveries in the field of RNA biology.
A Tale of Two Doctors and One Groundbreaking Cancer Treatment
April, 2020. Two University of Rochester physicians — one as an investigator and one as a patient — had major roles in a cutting-edge clinical trial using the body’s own immune cells to fight late-stage cancer. The striking results, showing ... Read the whole story.