CTSI’s Office of Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health (CEARCH) has recently announced nine awardees of the 2020 Child Health Collaborative Grant Award. The award recognizes faculty for their engagement in scholarly research activities related to current relevant topics in child and adolescent health.
Erin Osterholm, MD, assistant professor for the Department of Pediatrics is looking to analyze the relationship and concerns revolving around COVID-19 transmission through breast milk. With the assistance of Dr. Mark Schleiss, MD, and the support of the CO:VID grant, they lead a study looking at the risk newborns face when breastfeeding during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For many people, a trip to primary care for an annual checkup is a routine event. Even for vulnerable populations, these trips are key to preventing serious healthcare concerns from arising. Often, the questions and topics addressed in check-ups do not encompass the state of one’s home, leaving a large gap in care and resources that could be provided.
Michael Mauer, MD, Professor of Medicine for the Department of Pediatrics and faculty member with the Division of Pediatric Nephrology, recently worked on an international randomized clinical trial investigating a promising treatment to slow the progression of kidney disease in type 1 diabetic patients.
Jennifer Needle, MD, MPH,Associate Professor for the Department of Pediatrics and the Center for Bioethics, recently co-authored a study aimed at examining the values of adolescent cancer patients' end-of-life care in relation to their families' understanding of those needs.