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Charles H. Hood Foundation | July 2021 Child Health Awardees
By identifying innovative pediatric advancements and providing funding in the critical phases of development, we are able to expedite high-impact breakthroughs that improve the health and lives of millions.
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July 2021 Child Health Awardees

The Hood Foundation is honored 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):

  • Lauren Henderson, M.D., M.M.Sc. – Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Attending Rheumatologist, Boston Children’s Hospital
    • Dysregulated T and B Cell Interactions in Early-onset Oligoarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis


  • Volker Hovestadt, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    • Machine Learning-based Risk Prediction for Children with Medulloblastoma


  • Angela Lek, Ph.D. – Associate Research Scientist, Yale University
    • Exploring Therapeutic Opportunities for Severe and Early Onset FSHD


  • Sigrid Nachtergaele, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Yale University
    • Dysregulated RNA modifications in the context of human development


  • Shiaulou Yuan, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
    • Illuminating the function of polycystins as ciliary mechanotransducers in cardiac development


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