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National Study Shows Sharp Increase in Injuries at Trampoline Parks

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics, co-authored by Connecticut Children’s emergency physicians Steven Rogers, MD, and Jesse Sturm, MD, and pediatric emergency medicine fellow Kathryn Kasmire, MD, documented a sharp increase in injuries at trampoline parks across the country.
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Elizabeth Brownell, PhD, MA Earns the Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition Research and Surveillance Award

Elizabeth Brownell, PhD, MA was named by the Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition as the 2016 recipient of the Coalition’s Research and Surveillance Award! Dr. Brownell was selected for her professional commitment toward advancing human milk research to improve infant mortality and morbidity in Connecticut. Dr. Brownell is a perinatal epidemiologist specializing in human milk research and the Director of the Connecticut Human Milk Research Center.

Christine Finck, MD Honored at UConn’s Group on Women in Medicine and Science Annual Symposium

Christine Finck, MD won the Outstanding Clinical Scientist Woman Faculty Award at UConn’s Group on Women in Medicine and Science Annual Symposium on May 2. Dr. Finck is surgeon-in-chief at Connecticut Children’s and an associate professor of pediatrics and surgery at UConn Health. Her research is focused on identifying and developing new treatments for a variety of pediatric and neonatal diseases that affect the lungs, esopagus and brain.
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Research Collaboration with MIT Explores Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Middle Ear Diseases

A new partnership between Connecticut Children’s and MIT has fostered new approaches to the diagnosis of middle ear diseases. Tulio Valdez, MD, an otolaryngologist at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center—along with MIT collaborators—is developing non-invasive ways to diagnose and treat ear infections in children.
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Children’s Center for Community Research Finds Adolescents’ Coping Mechanisms are Varied

New research from the Children’s Center for Community Research at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center shows that adolescents between the ages of 14 and 16 engage in a variety of different coping strategies, some of which yield higher levels of anxiety than others.
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Connecticut Researchers Develop Effective Treatment Strategy for Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease in Children and Youth

New research from a collaboration between Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and UConn Health has identified a potential treatment strategy for Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease.
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Neonatal Research May Help Predict a Child’s Allergy Risk

A study authored by Connecticut Children’s neonatal research team demonstrates for the first time that maternal immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies are capable of passing through the placental barrier and enter the fetal circulation.
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Connecticut Children’s Ear, Nose and Throat Expert Spearheading Breakthrough Research on Pediatric Ear Infections August 31, 2016

Dr. Tulio A. Valdez of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s Division of Otolaryngology has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences for his research pertaining to the use of specialized equipment in treating pediatric middle ear infections.

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology Collaborate to Develop Bioengineered Pediatric Esophageal Solutions August 10, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut Children’s Medical Center  has entered into an agreement with Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology, Inc., (NASDAQ: HART), or HART, a biotechnology company developing bioengineered organs for life threatening conditions, on a pre-clinical collaboration to develop an innovative process for repairing or replacing the esophagus to treat life-threatening pediatric conditions such as esophageal atresia.

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