The Milk Moonshot - Lars Bode
Listen to Jennifer Grayson's podcast here about LRF MoMI CoRE, explaining the importance of human milk and the implications on why breastfeeding is a dual contributor to our health and social equity.
These Advances in DNA Research Could Change Crime-Fighting Forever
The new advancements in technologies for decoding DNA are becoming the new crime solvers.
Children Affected by Prenatal Drinking More Numerous than Previously Estimated
Research on the the rates of fetal alcohol spectrum disorbers across four regions in the United States have significant findings suggeting the prevalence of FASD amongst the general population.

Transplanted Hematopoietic Stem Cells Reverse Damage Caused by Neuromuscular Disorder
Dr. Stephanie Cherqui’s team transplanted wildtype HSPCs into an FA mouse model

A Steady Increase in Women Leading the Biggest Research Grants
Three pediatric faculty, Drs. Chambers, Cherqui and Winzeler, are prominent awardees.
​8 Reasons Parents Don't Vaccinate (And Why They Should)
Dr. Mark H. Sawyer weighs in on common myths on vaccinations
Dr. Sahoo Named Semi-Finalist for XPRIZE to Protect Women and Girls
Faculty Member Debashis Sahoo is a semi-finalists in the $1 million Women’s Safety XPRIZE for technological solutions to improve women’s safety in instances of violence or harassment.
Genetic Adaptations to Life at High Altitude
Dr. Gabriel Haddad and his research team looked at local people with chronic mountain sickness. Study participants all hailed from Cerro de Pasco, in Peru’s Andean Mountains, where more than 50,000 people live above 14,000 feet.
Help UC San Diego Scientists Study Link between Body Bacteria and Autoimmune Diseases
​The public's help is being enlisted in the Microbiome Immunity Project, what's thought to be the biggest study to date of the human microbiome
Novel Stem Cell-Derived Model Created of Inflammatory Neurological Disorder
​An international team of scientists, led by UCSD School of Medicine researchers, has created a human stem cell-based model of a rare, but devastating, inherited neurological autoimmune condition called Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome (AGS)
UC San Diego and Rady Scientists Identify New Drug Target for Treating Lung Fibrosis
A team of scientists and physicians from UCSD School of Medicine, Moores Cancer Center and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, with colleagues in Mexico, describe a signaling pathway in macrophages that regulates the pro-fibrotic response to injury.
Single Strep Bacteria Protein Sets Off White Blood Cell’s Early Warning System
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences recently made a surprising discovery
Dr. Rob Knight Receives the Prestigious Massry Prize!Rob Knight, Prof., Pediatrics & Computer Sci, and Dir., Center for Microbiome Innovation, has received this prestigious award for his pioneering microbiome work. Previous recipients have gone on to win Nobel Prizes, so this is a noteworthy achievement!
Mapping the human microbiome
The American Gut Project is working to catalog all of the bacteria in our body. Watch the video featuring Rob Knight, PhD, and Embriette Hyde, PhD to learn more about the project.

Upcoming Events

Grand Rounds:                                                                    Each Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; RCHSD, EOB 1900Peds_Grand_Rounds_2017-201

9th Annual Pediatric Research Symposium*

*Abstracts due April 12, 2018

Call for Abstract

When: May 10 & 11, 2018
1:00pm - 6:00pm --- 8:00am - 6:30pm

What: 9th Annual Pediatric Research Symposium on Developmental Origins of Health & Disease: Epigenetic Mechanisms

Where: Rady Children's Hospital San Diego

Topics Include:
Diet Implications
Microbiome in Health and Disease
Epigenetics and Cardio-Respiratory Disease
Epigenetics and Diabetes
Early CNS Development and Epigenetics
Surgical Advances

Check out the UCSD Department of Pediatrics list of Events!

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Top Docs


Thirteen Pediatric faculty MDs were named in 2017 in the annual San Diego Magazine "Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" survey! To read the list of UCSD Top Docs, click here. To read the full listing in the October issue of San Diego Magazine, click here.