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  • Dr. Robert Sege, MD, PhD, FAAP, and Senior Scientific Advisor to the Hood Foundation, has co-authored an updated policy statement on effective discipline for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).  Based on extensive review of the literature, the statement strongly advises parents not to spank their......

  • Dr. Farrah J. Mateen, a 2016 Child Health award recipient, has shared exciting updates regarding recent events relative to her work in Neurology.  In October she spoke at both The American Neurological Association’s 143rd Annual Meeting (myANA2018) and The Regional Rare Neuro-Immune Disorders Symposium (2018 Regional RNDS).  Congratulations, Dr.......

  • The Charles H. Hood Foundation has a long and well-established history of supporting early-career scientists.  Recognizing that these investigators face unique challenges, and that the success of their research endeavors relies on a combination of diverse factors, the Hood Foundation strives to keep abreast of developments in the field and best-practice......

  • The exciting work of Frederick Alt, PhD, a 2018 recipient of Hood Major Grants funding, and team has been highlighted in Nature scientific journal.  Read a synopsis of the article here, and learn more about Dr. Alt and other current Hood funding recipients here....

  • Program Related Investments (PRIs) are made by the Charles H. Hood Foundation with the goal of providing funds that fill the gap between translational research and clinical development and application of pediatric-related initiatives.  We recently welcomed two new additions to our PRI portfolio: Prapela and ThinkMD,......

  • Michael Apkon, MD, PhD, 1997 Hood awardee, has been named the new CEO of Tufts Medical Center.  Congratulations, Dr. Apkon!  Read the formal press release here....

  • The Charles H. Hood Foundation is honored to announce the newest recipients of our Child Health Research Awards: David Breslow, PhD (Yale University) Defining a Cilia-Lysosome Axis in Developmental Signaling and Cilium-based Disease   Eliezer Calo, PhD (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Elucidating Mechanisms Underlying Phenotypic Variation in......

  • The Charles H. Hood Foundation’s 75th Anniversary celebration was honored to have as the keynote speaker, former Hood Foundation awardee, Diana W. Bianchi M.D.  She is currently the Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)......

  • The Charles H. Hood Foundation recently celebrated its 75th Anniversary. The event brought together past and current Hood Awardees, engaging them and other attendees in interactive panel discussions highlighting a few of the many research areas that the Foundation has funded over its long history. The event brought together......

  • A 19th Century dairy farmer, Charles Hood did not set out to change the world, but change it he did. What began as advancements in the sanitary production and distribution of milk resulted in a dramatic increase in the survival rate of infants in his......