Children’s Miracle Network awards 14 new clinical, research grants


Fourteen grants totaling $383,029 have been awarded by Children’s Miracle Network at UC Davis to clinicians and researchers at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Eleven grants in the amount of $236,823 will enhance the clinical care of children, while three grants totaling $146,206 were awarded for research directly improving the health and welfare of children.

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Each year, applications are accepted by Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) for both clinical services and research grants. Each application must support CMN’s mission to improve the health and wellbeing of children and demonstrate how the project or research contributes to the UC Davis Health Clinical Strategic Plan. Special consideration is given to junior faculty members and junior investigators. The amount of funds awarded each year is determined by the CMN Executive Committee and chief executive officer of UC Davis Medical Center.

Clinical grants funded for 2022-2024

  • UC Davis Health art galleries – Jennifer Miller
  • UC Davis Children’s Hospital fetal patient education and translation project ­­– Ashley Sabre
  • Transforming patient-centered care for high-acuity, low-occurrence events – Kara Kuhn-Riordon
  • Infant discharge education videos – Christa Bedford-Mu
  • Baby Steps high-risk infant clinic developmental supplies grant – Robin Stewart and Stephanie Tangsombatvisit
  • MIND Institute’s sibling support groups – Erin Roseborough
  • YMCA healthy activity and exercise camp for children and adolescents with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and obesity – Sinhdhura Batchu
  • Flexible laryngoscopy service in pediatric pulmonary and sleep clinic – Kiran Nandalike
  • Safe sleep equipment for families in need – Brenna Rizan
  • Glassrock Pediatric Clinic’s artwork update – Nicki Manivong
  • Building a comprehensive, combined pediatric pulmonary hematology/oncology clinic – Michelle Adams

Research grants funded for 2022-2024

  • Continuous chest compressions with high-frequency ventilation in a perinatal asphyxiated lamb model – Evan Giusto
  • Determining the role of mechanosensitive Piezo1 in the developing gut – Geonna Bautista
  • Longitudinal assessment of environmental risk factors for disease-related complications in children – Shaina Willen