Tag: Pediatrics

BUSM /BMC Researcher Receives Grant to Examine Food Insecurity in Households with a Child with Special Healthcare Needs

For Immediate Release, June 12, 2013 Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary, jenny.eriksen@bmc.org, 617-638-6841 (Boston) – Ruth Rose-Jacobs, ScD, associate professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and a research scientist at Boston Medical Center (BMC), has received funding for a two-year study to examine the association between the presence of young children with […]

Robert J. Vinci, MD, Appointed Chief/Chair of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 2, 2013 Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston) – West Roxbury resident Robert J. Vinci, MD, has been appointed Chief of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and the Joel and Barbara Alpert Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at BU School of Medicine (BUSM). For the past 20 […]

Cross-Cultural Parenting: Reflections on Autonomy and Interdependence

For Immediate Release, March 18, 2013 Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston)–Boston Medical Center pediatricians Laura Johnson, MD, MPH, Jenny Radesky, MD, and Barry Zuckerman, MD, the Joel and Barbara Alpert Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine, have published a paper in the current issue of the journal Pediatrics that addresses how […]

I want to eat Scooby-Doo!

A new study from Yale University published in the journal Pediatrics has found that popular cartoon and other characters can influence children’s food choices, and even preference, for the taste of a food.  According to the research, “children significantly prefer the taste of junk foods branded with licensed cartoon characters on the packaging, compared with […]