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    Training the Next Generation of Children's Doctors As part of an academic medical institution and teaching hospital, Stony Brook Children’s offers programs for the training of the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. We offer a pediatric residency plus a combined medicine and pediatrics training program that is uniquely suited for preparing physicians to provide a continuum of care for children with chronic disease. In addition, we have pediatric fellowship programs that provide advanced clinical and research training in neonatology, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, endocrinology, and academic general pediatrics, and are planning for a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine. These programs serve as a pipeline to provide the community with pediatric practitioners, especially important in light of the pediatrician shortages projected for Suffolk County in the near future.

    Learn more about our Pediatric Residency Program
    Learn more about our Medicine - Pediatrics Residency Program
    Learn more about our Pediatric Fellowship Programs

    Advancing Children's Medicine Through Research Stony Brook Children's not only provides advanced pediatric care, it also advances the practice of pediatric medicine. Our pioneering research — carried in world-class research facilities under the direction of expert faculty — includes drug and device development, genetic studies, and extensive access to clinical trials, including international multi-site studies. We are the only continuously NIH-funded pediatric and obstetric site providing HIV/AIDS clinical trials in Suffolk County since 1992. We also are carrying out groundbreaking studies on the best treatments for children with kidney disease, cystic fibrosis, and inborn errors of metabolism, as well as studies on the development of literacy. Our neonatologists have an extensive research program devoted to understanding fetal lung development. Some of the research currently being conducted at Stony Brook that may change the shape of children's medicine includes:

    • Development of new therapies for inborn errors of metabolism
    • Noninvasive ventilation techniques
    • Use of rhIGF-1 for the treatment of cystic fibrosis in infants
    • Studying the prevalence of Celiac Disease in children and adolescents with autoimmune thyroid disease
    • Integration of neural stimuli to regulate gene expression in the nervous system
    • Developmental and functional outcomes in children who have a positive newborn screen for Krabbe Disease, a rare inherited neurologic disorder affecting the central and peripheral nervous systems
    • Studying the potential role of thiazolidinediones in beta cell function, which might benefit children with newly diagnosed Type I diabetes
    • Studying the effect of weight loss, exercise, and healthy lifestyle on childhood asthma in a pediatric obesity group
    • Using a novel instrument to study the effect of glycemic control on prospective memory, with implications for children and adolescents with Type I diabetes
    • Looking at the impact on academic success of literacy skill development for children at risk
    • Examining neuropsychiatric manifestations of gluten intolerance in children with Celiac Disease
    • Genotype-Phenotype correlation in Phenylketonuria
    • Looking at Hyperoxia and inflammatory mediators; hyperoxia is a common neonatal condition
    • Differentiation of GERD from Eosinophilic esophagitis

    These and other studies are funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and other granting agencies. The results of these investigations have been published in numerous peer reviewed journals.