Growth and Nutrition
The Division of Growth and Nutrition in the Department of Pediatrics offers continuing comprehensive care to children from infancy through early childhood.
It consists of the Growth and Nutrition Clinic and research studies related to pediatric growth and development. Dr. Maureen Black is the principal investigator of four research studies in addition to being the director of the Growth and Nutrition Clinic. The Growth and Nutrition Clinic cares for pediatric patients with growth or feeding difficulties. Treatment focuses on biological and psychosocial components relating to feeding issues.
The current studies and research activities being conducted in the Growth and Nutrition Division include:
Challenge! in Schools
Children's HealthWatch (formerly C-SNAP)
Tips on Parenting Study (TOPS)
Long term follow-up of children exposed to substances prenatally
Long-term follow-up of children with failure-to-thrive
Impact of micronutrients (iron and zinc) of child development
Pediatric overweight prevention
Child development in resource-poor conditions
Each program has a unique objective(s) and target population, with many volunteer and internship opportunities available.
In addition to the projects that take place at the University of Maryland Baltimore campus, Dr. Black does international work related to feeding, nutrition and pediatric development.
737 W. Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
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