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Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) awards grants to UC Davis Children’s Hospital for 2018-2019

Thirteen grants totaling nearly $400,000 have been awarded by Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) at UC Davis to clinicians and researchers at UC Davis Medical Center. Grants in the amount of $225,388 will enhance the clinical care of children and $169,883 was awarded for 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 Strategic Goals and/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 fiscal year 2018-2019 for pediatrics are as follows:
Expansion and development of “UC Baby” Remote Parent/Family Viewing System for the NICU – Kristin Hoffman

Upgrade of gastrointestinal manometry equipment – Arthur de Lorimier

Improving the evaluation of jaundice and hyperbilirubinemia in newborns in the general pediatrics clinic – Robert Byrd

Improving hyperbilirubinemia screening practices through implementation of transcutaneous bilirubin monitoring in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – Catherine Rottcamp

Advancing care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) by implementing use of transcutaneous carbon dioxide monitors – Payam Vali

Using patient data to transform care and improve outcomes for children, adolescents and young adults with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – Daphne Say

The clinical services grant funded for fiscal year 2018-2019 for the Child Life & Creative Arts Therapy Department is as follows:

Startup funding for pediatric facility dog program – Jennifer Belke

The clinical services grant funded for fiscal year 2018-2019 for the PCR/Action Team for fiscal year 2018/2019 is as follows:

Improving the pediatric experience of care: Ultrasound-guided intravenous line placement in pediatric patients – Amy Logdson

Research grants funded for pediatrics are as follows:

Parent and provider perspectives on potentially preventable pediatric readmissions – Michelle Y. Hamline

Integrating behavioral treatment in primary care – Brandi Hawk

Effect of behavioral family therapy on glycemic control in children with type one diabetes – Lindsey Loomba-Albrecht 

Feasibility and reliability of applying Prechtl’s Assessment of General Movements for preterm infants through telemedicine – Catherine Rottcamp

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.