Research in this section includes laboratory, clinical and educational projects.

Laboratory Research

  • Pattern formation in the vertebrate embryo
  • Xenopus tropicalis genetics
  • Mechanisms of liver and cardiovascular development
  • Capillary leak syndrome
  • Whole Exome Sequencing

Clinical Research

  • Factors associated with prolonged mechanical ventilation
  • Tight glucose control in critically ill children
  • Angiopoietin levels in children with sepsis
  • Prevention of deep venous thrombosis in critically ill children
  • Coagulation in critically ill children
  • Optimal sedation methods for mechanically ventilated children
  • Organ dysfunction in critically ill children
  • Quality assurance collaborative to improve safety and quality care for critically ill children

Educational Research

  • Improving advanced airway placement in children
  • Optimal education interventions utilizing high fidelity simulation
  • Methods to improve physician-patient communication

Faculty Research

Edward Vincent Faustino, MD, MHS

Research Interests

Anticoagulants; Child; Critical Care; Glucose; Hyperglycemia; Hypoglycemia; Pediatrics; Thromboembolism; Clinical Trial; Venous Thrombosis

John Giuliano Jr, MD

Research Interests

Critical Care; Inflammation; Pediatrics; Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation; Sepsis; Acute Lung Injury

Mustafa Khokha, MD

Research Interests

Embryo, Nonmammalian; Germ Layers; Notochord; Organizers, Embryonic; Neural Plate

Richard Pierce, MD

Research Interests

Blood Vessels; Capillary Permeability; Cardiovascular System; Endothelium; Endothelium, Vascular; Pediatrics; Intensive Care Units, Pediatric; Sepsis; Capillary Leak Syndrome; Genomics; Microvessels; Translational Medical Research