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Charles H. Hood Foundation | Congratulations to Our January 2023 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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Congratulations to Our January 2023 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):


2023 Major Grant Awardee

  • Glyn Elwyn, M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc., Professor, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
    • Decreasing harms and improving child health: An intervention to reduce inappropriate use of antipsychotics and polypharmacy


January 2023 Child Health Research Awardees

  • Ruth Franklin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard Medical School
    • Deciphering Mechanisms Linking Childhood Viral Infection and Asthma Development


  • Salil Garg, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine, Yale School of Medicine
    • Diagnosis of Pediatric Malignancies Using Developmental Mapping and Machine Learning


  • Sanghyun Lee, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Brown University
    • Development of a High Efficacy Non-capsid Norovirus Vaccine


  • Inna Nechipurenko, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology and Biotechnology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    • Role of Heterotrimeric G Proteins in Cilia Assembly and Pathogenesis of Neurodevelopmental Disorders


  • Stephanie Roberts, M.D., Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital
    • The Role and Mechanism of Makorin Ring Finger Protein 3 in Children with Delayed Puberty


  • Hsin-Hsiao (Scott) Wang, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.An., Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, and Director, Computational Healthcare Analytics Program (CHAP), Boston Children’s Hospital
    • Machine-learning Prediction Model for Personalized Urinary Tract Infection Care in Children


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