Children’s Miracle Network at UC Davis awards 19 grants totaling more than $509,000


Nineteen grants, totaling $509,872.70, have been awarded by Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) at UC Davis to clinicians and researchers at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Grants in the amount of $441,895.70 will enhance the clinical care of children, while $67,977 was awarded for research directly improving the health and welfare of children.

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Each fiscal year, CMN accepts applications for both clinical services and research grants. Each application must demonstrate how the project or research contributes to UC Davis Health Strategic Goals or UC Davis Medical Center institutional goals. The amount of funds awarded each year is determined by the CMN Executive Committee and chief executive office of UC Davis Medical Center.

Clinical services grants funded for 2024 are as follows:

  • Gus gear vests for central line protection — Andrea Montalvo
  • Pediatric speech pathology — Andrea Avina
  • Nasogastric feeding tube educational materials — Amy Kuzmich
  • Ultrasound-guided peripheral IV insertions — Shawna McMillan
  • Pediatric emergency department trauma bay redesign — Kathryn Finan
  • More movies means less anesthesia; Increasing movie distraction utilization for pediatric MRIs — Barbara Ramirez Quach
  • Standing frames for outpatient physical therapy clinic — Faith Stevens
  • Cystic fibrosis infant kits/ cystic fibrosis education binders — Laurie Brown
  • MIND Institute’s environmental support and accommodation for neurodiversity — Erin Roseborough
  • Transportation safety for pediatric patients — Jennifer Rubin
  • Cultural and language adaptation of the online PC-CARE Learning Center — Brandi Hawk
  • Microtia and canal atresia — patient/family education materials – Jamie Funamura
  • Advancing scoliosis care through innovative scoliosis scanning frame technology — Rachel White
  • Conserving dignity during perinatal bereavement — Shannon Schraeder
  • Promoting early literacy in the newborn nursery — Hannah Snitzer
  • Multimedia education tools — Emily McDaniel
  • At-home chemotherapy start-up kit — Deanna Chavez
  • Koala coping kits — Kristen Cady

The only research grant funded for 2024 was designated the Anthony F. Philipps Research Award:

  • Community-engaged design of a developmental-behavioral pediatrics collaboration — Anisha Srinivasan

Special consideration was given to junior faculty members and junior investigators.