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  • Applications are now being accepted for the next cycle of the Child Health Research Awards Program.  Proposals are due September 16th, 2020, for funding to begin January 1st, 2021. Hypothesis-driven clinical, basic science, public health, health services research, and epidemiology projects are welcome for consideration.......

  • 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......

  • Trudy Morrison, PhD, received a Major Grant award in 2016 for her research on Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV).  Now, in 2020, Dr. Morrison is exploring how her RSV vaccine work may be repurposed to have an impact on COVID-19. Learn more about this ongoing work......

  • The Hood Foundation’s Senior Scientific Advisor, Dr. Robert Sege, shared his expertise during a recent interview with PBS News Hour for a segment on child abuse reporting trends and related concerns during the pandemic.  Watch the full segment here....

  • Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., received a Child Health Research Award in 1992 while at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Hotez now serves as Dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine as well as Co-Director of the Texas Children’s Hospital......

  • Dr. Jonathan M. Davis, recipient of a 2017 Major Grant award, has just published a new paper finding that a simplified version of the Finnegan Neonatal Abstinence Scoring Tool (FNAST) may provide an accurate means of identifying neonatal abstinence syndrome and may enhance the clinical......

  • Aldatu Biosciences may be able to help hospitals fill gaps in testing supply immediately.  Please contact COVID19@aldatubio.com for more information....

  • In consideration of the challenges currently being faced by our applicants and institutional partners, we have extended the submission deadline for the next cycle of the Child Health Research Awards Program.  Proposals are now due April 10th for funding to begin July 1st, 2020. Hypothesis-driven......

  • Annapurna Poduri, MD, MPH, recipient of a 2016 Hood Child Health award, was honored earlier this month by the Harvard Club at their 2020 Boston’s Most Influential Women Gala.  Dr. Poduri is currently Director of the Epilepsy Genetics Program and Poduri Lab at Boston Children’s......

  • Congratulations to Dr. Robert Sege, Senior Scientific Advisor to the Hood Foundation, for receiving the Ray E. Helfer M.D. Award!  This Award was presented by the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds and the American Academy of Pediatrics in recognition of Dr. Sege’s......