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Department of Pediatrics' Recent Publications

Recent Successes


January, 2014


HAHSO Innovation Grant

Dr. Karen Choong has successfully secured funding in the 2013-2014 HAHSO Innovation Grant compeition for her project, 'Functional Recovery in Critically Ill Chidren: The "Wee-Cover" Longitudinal Cohort Study'. (Year 1: $99,771 and Year 2: $99,884).

June, 2013



Drs. Stephanie Atkinson,  Katherine Morrison and Gita Wahi from Pediatrics along with a team of maternal/child health researchers from McMaster and across Canada that is led by Dr. Sonia Anand (PI) from the Department of Medicine, recently received a 2 million dollar 5-year grant from CIHR to conduct a project entitled, Understanding the impact of maternal and infant nutrition on infant/child health. More...

Physician Services Incorporated (PSI) Foundation

The Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Foundation has approved funding for Dr. Sandesh Shivananda's health research project: 'Care Bundle to Improve Oxygenation in Newborns (CBION)' in the amount of $169,500 over 2 years. More...


May, 2013

CIHR Synapse Award

Dr. Sandeep Raha, assistant professor in pediatrics, has received the CIHR Synapse Mentorship Award for his exceptional efforts introducing youth to science and health. More...

Grand Challenges Canada: Stars in Global Health Grant

Drs. Jeff Pernica, David Goldfarb and collegues are the recipients of a Grand Challenges Stars in Global Health Grant ($100K) for the project entitled “Measuring the impact of novel enteric diagnostics: how many children’s lives can be saved?” The Stars in Global Health program supports bold ideas with big impact from the best and brightest talent, both in Canada and in low- and lower-middle-income countries, to use scientific/technical, social and business innovation to address some of the most pressing global health problems.

April, 2013

CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships

Graduate student, Michelle Phoenix (supervised by Dr. Peter Rosenbaum) received the $35,000/3 year grant, for the project: "The Experience of Hard to Reach Families in Accessing and Engaging in Pediatric Rehabilitation Services".

Graduate student, Tram Nguyen (supervised by Dr. Jan Willem Gorter) received the same funding for the project: "Transition of adolescents with chronic health conditions from pediatric to adult health care: Exploring the experiences of youth, families and health professional".

Forward With Integrity Grant

McMaster Children and Youth University (an education and outreach initiative founded by faculty in Pediatrics) was successful in McMaster University's Forward With Integrity funding competition. 

Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

Drs. Chris Fusch (PI), Anthony Chan (CI), Les Berry (CI), and colleagues have been approved for $545,000 in funding for the project: "Development of a pumpless lung assist device which acts like an artificial placenta for neonates with respiratory failure", submitted to the Collaborative Health Research Projects competition.

March, 2013


HHS New Investigator Fund

Drs. Melissa Parker, Jeffrey Pernica, Salhab El Helou and Sherry Van Blyderveen (part-time faculty in Pediatrics) were successful applicants of the Hamilton Health Sciences New Investigator Fund awards.

January, 2013

HAHSO Innovation Grants

Drs. Sourabh Dutta and Chris Fusch have been funded ($196,880) for the project: Effect of Cohorting Patients by Level of Acuity to Designated Areas within a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Dr. Gabriel Ronen has been funded ($179,570) for his project: Enhanced physical activity in children and youth with epilepsy: Exploring evidence of impacts on health, functioning, psychological wellbeing and quality of life.

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