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Center for Children's Health Research Seminar

The Center for Children's Health Research (CCHR) is intended to serve as a forum for presentations and discussion on research topics involving children’s wellbeing. The intent is to bring together scientists from wide variety of disciplines including those outside the School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Presentations are generally scheduled on the second Friday of each month from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m

Past Presentations

  • “Regulation of the Outcome of the Macrophage-Pneumocystis Interaction”
    Terry Wright, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases
    Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

  • "Modeling the Determinants and Impact of Immune Age during Early Human Development"
    Kristin Scheible, M.D.
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics/Neonatology (Primary) and Immunology (Secondary)

  • "Making Blood: Lessons from the Mouse Embryo"
    James Palis, M.D.
    Professor Pediatrics, Onology, and Pathology/Laboratory Medicine
    University of Rochester Medical Center

  • "Empowering Heart Maturation: Cyclophilin D, Mitochondria and Cardiac Development"
    George A. Porter Jr, M.D., Ph.D.
    Rhea and Raymond White Professor of Pediatrics, Pharmacology and Physiology, and Medicine
    Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Cardiology

  • "The Role of Inflammation in the Relation Between Social Factors and Suicidal Thought and Behaviors"
    Anna Defayette, Ph.D.
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide

  • Jin Xiao, D.D.S., Ph.D.
    Associate Professor (SMD Dentistry)
  • "What’s in the Bottle: Infant Feeding Type Impacts on Physiology
    Bridget E. Young, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor (SMD Peds Allergy/Immunology)
  • "Development of ACE-tRNA Technologies for Nonsense-Associated Cystic Fibrosis"
    John D. Lueck, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor (Department of Parmacology and Physiology, Department of Neurology, Center for RNA Biology)

For questions about this seminar series or to access recordings of past presentations, please email