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Genes in our microbiome surpas in abundance in comparison to human cells that has an estimate of making up less than half of our body's total cell count.

More Than Half Your Body is Not Human

Genes in our microbiome surpas in abundance in comparison to human cells that has an estimate of making up less than half of our body's total cell count.
Further research in pulmonary neuroendocrine cells (PNECs) reveal significant findings relating to allergic asthma responses.

Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Cells Amplify Allergic Asthma Responses

Further research in pulmonary neuroendocrine cells (PNECs) reveal significant findings relating to allergic asthma responses.
New microbial detection techniques are revealing previously undetected bacterial in unforeseen areas.

What Do Spacecraft, Newborns and Endangered Shellfish Have in Common?

New microbial detection techniques are revealing previously undetected bacterial in unforeseen areas.
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.

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.
The new advancements in technologies for decoding DNA are becoming the new crime solvers.

These Advances in DNA Research Could Change Crime-Fighting Forever

The new advancements in technologies for decoding DNA are becoming the new crime solvers.
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.<br>

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.
Dr. Stephanie Cherqui’s team transplanted wildtype HSPCs into an FA mouse model.

Transplanted Hematopoietic Stem Cells Reverse Damage Caused by Neuromuscular Disorder

Dr. Stephanie Cherqui’s team transplanted wildtype HSPCs into an FA mouse model.
Three pediatric faculty, Drs. Chambers, Cherqui and Winzeler, are prominent awardees.

A Steady Increase in Women Leading the Biggest Research Grants

Three pediatric faculty, Drs. Chambers, Cherqui and Winzeler, are prominent awardees.
Dr. Mark H. Sawyer weighs in on common myths on vaccinations

8 Reasons Parents Don't Vaccinate (And Why They Should)

Dr. Mark H. Sawyer weighs in on common myths on vaccinations
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.

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.
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.

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.
​The public&#39;s help is being enlisted in the Microbiome Immunity Project, what&#39;s thought to be the biggest study to date of the human microbiome

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
​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)

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)

Upcoming Events

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


9th Annual Pediatric Research Symposium


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

Where: Rady Children's Hospital San Diego

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

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 or read the full listing in the October issue of San Diego Magazine.


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