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Charles H. Hood Foundation | July 2020 Child Health Awardees
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July 2020 Child Health Awardees

The Hood Foundation is excited to announce our most recent Child Health Research Award recipients! We offer sincere thanks to all of the highly qualified investigators who submitted proposals, as well as our amazing Scientific Reviewers. Congratulations to each of the following on having been selected for funding from a highly competitive group of peers (click names for more information):
 

  • Julie Gaither, Ph.D., M.P.H. – Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine
    • Pediatric Opioid Poisoning: Family, Home, and Community Risk Factors

 

  • Michael Lodato, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School
    • Single-cell Transcriptomic and Genomic Analysis of Human Ataxia Telangiectasia Neurons

 

  • Wendy W.K. Mok, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut Health Center
    • Harnessing Microbiome Constituents to Prevent Recurrent Pediatric Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infections

 

  • Megan Orzalli, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School
    • The Role of Cutaneous Intrinsic Immunity in Neonatal Antiviral Defense

 

  • Andrew Wang, M.D., Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Medicine and Immunobiology, Yale University
    • Understanding the Role of Environmental Xenobiotics in Food Allergy

 

Learn more about the Hood Foundation’s funding programs here.