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Research

As the birthplace of academic pediatrics in the United States more than a century ago, the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center has been leading the innovations, discoveries and collaboration that provide hope of the promise of medicine for children. Our goal is to fulfill one of the most basic tenets of medicine: to treat the child with the disease, not the disease in the child.

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A Safe Approach to Preventing Peanut Allergy
Pediatric allergist Corinne Keet conducts an observation study about who needs to be screened for peanut allergy prior to introduction of peanut, how screening should be conducted and how early peanut consumption will proceed outside of a clinical trial.

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Pushing PrEP to Reduce HIV Risk
HIV specialist Renata Arrington-Sanders is part of a citywide program funded by the CDC to get more patients engaged in PrEP. Through the city health department-directed effort, trained community health navigators from Baltimore engage youth at risk for HIV to come to clinics PrEP counseling and prescriptions.

Fixing Congenital Heart Defects

Narutoshi Hibino, M.D., Ph.D., and his team are developing synthetic biomaterials that could grow along with patients who suffer from a congenital heart defect, eliminating the need for a second or third surgery.

Short Bowel Syndrome

Recent medical advances mean that most infants with short bowel syndrome now survive—but what next? Dr. Samuel Alaish and his team are designing new strategies to strengthen the bowel wall and prevent infections in these patients.