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Charles H. Hood Foundation | January 2021 Award Recipients
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January 2021 Award Recipients

The Hood Foundation is honored to announce our most recent Child Health and Major Grant Award Recipients!

With the utmost respect and appreciation for all of the highly qualified investigators who submitted proposals, as well as our wonderful Scientific Reviewers, we offer sincere congratulations to each of the following on having been selected for funding from a highly competitive group of peers (click names for more information):

Child Health Research Awards Program

  • Pui Lee, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital
      • mTORC1 as a Mediator of Hemophagocytosis and Macrophage Activation Syndrome
  • Yana Pikman, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
      • Precision Medicine for Pediatric Acute Leukemia
  • Andrea Spencer, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston Medical Center
      • Rising Suicides in Black Children with ADHD: The Role of Discrimination
  • Elizabeth Yen, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Tufts Medical Center
      • Salivary Transcriptomic Analysis to Understand Sex-Dependent Inflammatory Effects of Prenatal Opioid Exposure on the Brain Reward Signaling


Major Grants Initiative to Advance Child Health:

  • Daniel Dickstein, M.D., F.A.A.P., Hall-Mercer Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, McLean Hospital
      • Brain/Behavior Mechanisms Of Irritability And Suicide In Children And Adolescents


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