Access to research opportunities is excellent in the Division
and Department. The Division of General Surgical Research is
a vital aspect of our program, as the 7,782 square foot of laboratory
space and the 1,555 square feet of space are held by Pediatric
Surgery. The laboratories are well equipped with analytical tools
and have technical personnel who are attuned to interactions
with surgical resident-investigators. We have made it mandatory
that our Pediatric Surgical Resident submit at least one article
per year and submit an abstract to either APSA or the Academy
of Pediatrics Surgical Section, each year.
The Neonatology basic science laboratory facilities are also
available to the Pediatric Surgical Resident, and direct support
from NIH and the American Lung Association are available. In
addition, the perinatal physiology laboratory has been the center
for investigations by the pediatric surgical faculty. Dr. Thomas
Tracy has remained NIH-funded without interruption for almost
two decades. His laboratory focuses on molecular and cellular
aspects of liver injury. Dr. Christopher Muratore joined that
laboratory and, until recently, functioned as the principal investigator.
The active research of Dr. François Luks has generated
much interest and work at the Brown University campus-based animal
laboratory where pediatric surgical residents have participated
in bench research surgery. A list of recent publications can be found
on this web site.