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Division of Pediatric Research

The PhD faculty within the Division of Pediatric Research have a primary mission to conduct bench research. These scientists collaborate extensively with clinicians. The focus of this division is to conduct studies in developmental biology, with a special emphasis on mental retardation and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. In addition to the work in this division, each of the other specialty divisions does research within its own area of expertise.

The department ranks among the top 10 of all public university pediatric departments in federal research grant awards, with more than $7.5 million in funding to the department independently and in collaboration with other departments. Grants and contracts total more than $16 million.

Research Activities

  • Brain energy metabolism
  • Glutamate-glutamine cycle
  • Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Brain and Tissue Bank for Developmental Disorders


Contact Information

Bressler Research Building, Rm. 13-013
655 W. Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-706-6911 phone
410-706-0020 fax

Related Links

Research at the University of Maryland Medical Center's Hospital for Children