Research Council


The Pediatrics Research Council contributes to the mission of the department by providing guidance to the Vice Chair for Research, managing intramural and bridge research funding, being involved in new faculty hires, and assisting with identifying research mentors. The PRC plays an essential role in departmental affairs relating to research.

to tell the research council your suggestions or ideas.

Questions, comments or concerns with research administration, strategy, or anything else research related? Let us know! All responses are received anonymously and reviewed by the research council. If you would like a direct response, please include your name and email address. 

Dr. Panoskaltsis-Mortari

Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, PhD
Associate Head for Research
Chair, Pediatrics Research Council

Research Council Members

Research Council Members

Melena Bellin, MD
Associate Professor, Endocrinology

Sarah Cusick, PhD
Assistant Professor, Global Pediatrics

Marla Eisenberg, ScD, MPH
Associate Professor, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health

Gwenyth Fischer, MD
Assistant Professor, Critical Care

Michael Georgieff, MD
Professor, Neonatology

Timothy Hallstrom, PhD
Associate Professor, Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Aaron Kelly, PhD
Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Clinical Research

Michael Kyba, PhD
Professor, Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Raghavendra Rao, MD
Associate Professor, Neonatology

Priya Verghese, MD
Associate Professor, Nephrology



Research Council Staff

Research Council Staff

Montana Beeson
Grants Coordinator

Caitlyn Bralick
Administrative Associate

Amanda Galster, MPH, CCRP
Clinical Research Program Director, Children's Health

Lezlie Nordquist
Finance Manager

Lori Wallin
Director, Research Support Services