Team of talented clinicians and researchers grows in the Department of Pediatrics
Over the past several years, the Department of Pediatrics has grown in leaps and bounds. Along with that growth has come an increased reputation for clinical and research excellence across the country. New clinics and equipment, along with the major redevelopment of the new Pediatric Critical Care Unit and Pediatric Emergency Department have increased our ability to attract top clinicians and researchers to join our team of health professionals.
“We are fortunate to have recruited so many talented physicians and researchers over the past couple of years,” said Dr. Peter Rosenbaum. “The clinical, research and education activities of all of our physicians and health care professionals are helping to make a big difference in pediatric healthcare and we will continue to build our team as we move forward with the growth of our department.”
Department of Pediatrics' Recent Publications
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.
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.
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.
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.
HHS Early Career Award
Congratulations to Dr. Melissa Parker who was awarded the Hamilton Health Sciences Early Career Award ($50,000) and the Hamilton Health Sciences New Investigator Fund ($50,000) for her work in septic shock resuscitation.