Dr. Adamson serves as chair of the international consortium Children's Oncology Group and on the National Cancer Advisory Board. In addition to his national and international leadership roles in pediatric oncology, Dr. Adamson maintains a dynamic research program on pediatric clinical-translational drug development, with a strong focus on childhood cancer drug development.
Dr. Franco researches the molecular basis of the differences between pediatric and adult onset thyroid cancer. She aims to understand how the tumor microenvironment impacts disease progression and response to therapy.
Dr. Hunger's focuses his research on molecular and genomic approaches to identify and clinically evaluate targeted cancer treatments for children with relapsed or high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) such as Philadelphia chromosome-like (Ph-Like) ALL. The long-term goal of Dr. Hunger’s research is to develop better therapies, improve cure rates, and minimize treatment toxicities for children with ALL.
Dr. Psihogios' research focuses on improving treatment adherence in adolescents and young adults (AYA) with chronic medical conditions, particularly those with cancer. She uses real-time mobile health strategies to better understand the day-to-day factors that proximally impact treatment adherence.
Dr. Snyder is a pediatric hematologist oncologist focused on improving the lives of people living with vascular anomalies. She is involved with national and international endeavors to create educational programs and investigational registries, investigate treatments, and author publications in this discipline.
Dr. Grimberg investigates the growth hormone (GH)/insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I axis and clinical issues related to child growth. Her recent research is focused on disparities in, and the decision-making related to, the medical management of children with short stature. She is fascinated by how differential societal pressures for tallness and the advent of an expensive therapeutic have transformed a fundamental aspect of pediatric healthcare.
Dr. Barakat's research is focused on examining risk-and-resilience models to characterize disease management and health-related quality of life of children with chronic health conditions and their families. Another focus of investigation is translation of these models into evidence-based assessment (family psychosocial risk screening) as well as family-based, mHealth interventions to improve disease management and to support medical decision-making for youth with cancer and their families.
Dr. Li’s methodology research interests include clinical trial design, survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis, and statistical methods for health services research. The current focus of her research is on statistical designs and analyses for early phase cancer clinical trials, such as Bayesian adaptive designs for dose-finding trials and platform trials. Her collaborative research focuses on pediatric oncology, ranging from translational research to clinical trials and epidemiology studies.
Dr. Oliver investigates the mechanisms governing T cell activation and protective immunity. Her goal is to define mechanisms that, when dysregulated, result in autoimmunity or allergic disorders like asthma.
Dr. Sgourakis’ research focuses on understanding the intricate molecular mechanisms that determine the vast repertoire of peptide antigens displayed by the proteins of the Major Histocompatibility Complex for immune surveillance by T cells and Natural Killer cells.