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Charles H. Hood Foundation | Announcing Our January 2022 Major Grant and 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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Announcing Our January 2022 Major Grant and Child Health Awardees

Please join us in congratulating our most recent round of Major Grant and  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. Commendations to each of the following on having been selected for funding from a highly competitive group of peers (click names for more information):


2022 Major Grant Awardee

  • Laurie Douglass, M.D. – Chief of the Division of Child Neurology at Boston Medical Center and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine
    • Beyond Watching and Waiting: A Novel Collaboration to Prevent and Reduce the Burden of Mental Illness in High-Risk, Underserved Youth with Epilepsy


January 2022 Child Health Research Awardees

  • Marco Jost, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Microbiology at Harvard Medical School
    • Decoding How Host-Microbiome Communication Impacts Childhood Obesity


  • Bonnie Lau, M.D., Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic
    • Combining PARP inhibitor with Standard Chemotherapy for Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia


  • Kara McKinley, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University
    • Maturation of the Uterus During Puberty


  • Kaelyn Sumigray, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Genetics at Yale School of Medicine
    • Identifying the Cell of Origin in Intestinal Cystic Fibrosis Disease


  • Gowthaman Uthaman, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Pathology at University of Massachusetts Medical School
    • Understanding Neonatal Induction of Proallergic T Follicular Helper Cells


Learn more about these Awardees and the Hood Foundation’s research grant programs here.