Children’s Miracle Network awards 10 grants totaling more than $333,000


Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) at UC Davis has awarded 10 grants totaling $333,013 to clinicians and researchers at UC Davis Children’s HospitalGrants in the amount of $134,448 will enhance the clinical care of children. Additional grants totaling $134,338 will fund research directly improving the health and welfare of children.

Each fiscal year, applications are accepted by Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) for both clinical services and research grants. Each application must demonstrate how the project or research contributes to UC Davis Health’s Strategic Goals and UC Davis Medical Center’s Institutional Goals. The CMN Executive Committee and CEO of UC Davis Medical Center determine the the amount of funds awarded each year.

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Clinical services grants funded for 2023:

  • Increasing access to pasteurized donor human milk at UC Davis Children's Hospital: Laura Kair
  • Robot-mediated family and community visits: Veronica Ahumada-Newhart
  • UC Davis MIND Institute's phlebotomy lab renovation: Erin Roseborough
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring program for the diagnosis and management of pediatric hypertension in children with diabetes mellitus: Stephanie Nguyen
  • Pediatric tools and resources for community hospitals: Charlaine Hamilton
  • The purchase of infant neurodevelopmental positioners: Erin Dame-Lewis

Research grants funded for 2023:

  • Increasing opportunities for family engagement among caregivers with limited English proficiency: Adrienne Hoyt-Austin
  • Guideline congruent care and survival in children, adolescents and young adults with cancer: Elysia Alvarez
  • Understanding transitions from pediatric to adult care for adolescents and young adults with chronic conditions: Sarah Haynes
  • Effect of personalized comprehensive diabetes support among families of children with newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetes: Caroline Schulmeister. Schulmeister’s application received the highest research grant score from the CMN Executive Committee and received the Dr. Anthony F. Philipps Research Award.

Special consideration was given to junior faculty members and junior investigators. Faculty mentors reviewed the proposals prior to submission and included a letter of support and a current National Institutes of Health (NIH) biosketch, as applicable.