Travel Award 2019 (800 USD)
We are inviting applications for a Travel Award for residents, fellows, and other non-fellow postdoctoral trainees to attend a scientific or medical meeting with relevance to the field pediatrics of their choice in 2019.
The applications will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee presided by the Editor-in-Chief of Children,
Prof. Dr. Sari A. Acra, MD, MPH
–– Abstract submitted to a pediatric conference
–– Applicant’s curriculum vitae, along with a one-page statement from the candidate describing his/her research interests and possible career plans in a pediatric sub-specialty.
–– Recommendation letter from by his/her mentor.
The Award will sponsor residents, fellows, and other non-fellow postdoctoral trainees to attend an upcoming meeting *, while presenting an abstract as a first author. The stipend will be given on a competitive basis. This grant is restricted to a one-time acceptance.
The Award will consist of 800 Swiss Francs (approximately $800 USD) and is sponsored by the journal Children. Please apply online at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/children/awards by 31st March 2019. The awardee will be announced by the end of April 2019.
* Applications for meetings or conferences starting before May 2019 will not be considered.
Winner Announcement - Travel Award 2018
As Editor-in-Chief of Children, I am pleased to announce the recipient of the Children 2018 Travel Award, chosen from a group of very qualified applicants from across the globe. The award will be granted to Dr. Zoe Michael, who is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at Birgham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, USA.
Dr. Michael’s primary research focus has been on investigating the contribution of inflammation to the pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension. In that vein, she has been involved in several projects that are designed to evaluate the effect of carbonic anhydrase inhibition and metabolic acidosis in experimental models of pulmonary hypertension.
Onbehalf of Children, she will be awarded 800 Swiss Francs to attend the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference to be held in Orlando, USA on 2 November 2018. There, she will present her ongoing work entitled “Acetazolamide Modulates Pulmonary Inflammation and Ameliorates Severe Experimental Pulmonary Hypertension”.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Michael on her excellent contribution and notable accomplishment.
Prof. Sari Acra, MD, MPH
Travel Award 2017
As Editor-in-Chief of Children, I am pleased to announce the winner of the Children Travel Award for 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting:
The Travel Award was granted to Dr. Francis Joseph Real, General Pediatric Master Educator Fellow at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA. His work submitted to PAS focused on novel physician-patient communication training using immersive virtual reality (VR) to decrease rates of influenza vaccination refusal. This work is in line with Dr Real’s long-term career interest in improving health outcomes for children in low-income settings through innovative educational strategies.
The award consists of 800 Swiss Francs to attend the upcoming Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting 2017. Please join me in congratulating Dr. Real on his excellent contribution and notable accomplishment.
Sari Acra, Editor-in-Chief, Children
Travel Award 2016
As Editor-in-Chief of Children, I am pleased to announce the winner of the Children Travel Award for 2016:
The Travel Award was granted to Dr. Kezhen Huang, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Connecticut Health Center, USA. Dr. Huang’s research involves exploring the regulation of the toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) signaling in the intestine by bacterial products, offering potential therapeutic pathways to mitigate the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis in neonates.
The award consists of 800 Swiss Francs to attend the upcoming Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting 2016. Please join me in congratulating Kezhen on her excellent contribution and notable accomplishment.
Sari Acra, Editor-in-Chief, Children