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Clinical Professor, Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Access to health care services for adolescents.
Mental Health Financing.
Instructor, Pediatrics - Infectious Diseases
Bio I am an Internist and Pediatrician and am currently training in Pediatric Infectious Disease. Prior to beginning my training in Pediatric Infectious Disease I worked on Pediatric HIV in resource-limited settings. My current research is focused on the maternal fetal immune system and how pregnancy impairs antiviral immunity. To evaluate this question I have enrolled a cohort of pregnant women undergoing influenza vaccination. We use mass cytometry to determine how pregnancy alters NK cell immune phenotypes and functions. In addition, I am interested in quality improvement regarding antimicrobial stewardship and evidence based global health policy.
Mark A. Kay, M.D., Ph.D.
Dennis Farrey Family Professor in Pediatrics, and Professor of Genetics
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Mark A. Kay, M.D., Ph.D. Director of the Program in Human Gene Therapy and Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Genetics. Respected worldwide for his work in gene therapy for hemophilia, Dr. Kay and his laboratory focus on establishing the scientific principles and developing the technologies needed for achieving persistent and therapeutic levels of gene expression in vivo. The major disease models are hemophilia, hepatitis C, and hepatitis B viral infections.
Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
Current Research and Scholarly Interests I am interested in pediatric nutritional support and have experience evaluating new enteral and parenteral products especially for the neonate (I studied a "new" I.V. fat product for Abbott; I participated in a multicenter trial of a formula with fish oil in it for neonates with Mead Johnson and a multicenter trial of a new human milk fortifier for Wyeth).
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Stem Cell Transplantation
Current Research and Scholarly Interests 1. Developing novel bone marrow transplant regimens for patients with hemoglobinopathies
2. Cord blood transplantation