Steven D. Hicks, MD, PhD

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Steven D. Hicks, MD, PhD
Pediatrics, General Pediatrics

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Clinical Director, Pediatric Clinical Research Office
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

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About Me

Steven Hicks, MD, PhD, received his degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University and completed his pediatric residency with Golisano Children's Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y. His areas of special interest include obesity and nutrition, sports medicine and genetics, as well as neurodevelopmental disorders and cognitive development. Dr. Hicks holds a PhD in neuroscience, has contributed to research on fetal alcohol syndrome and autism and plans to continue various research projects in addition to seeing patients.

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Professional Education

Education

MD, PhD, SUNY Upstate University, Syracuse College of Medicine - 2012

Residency

Residency, Pediatrics SUNY Upstate Medical Center-Syracuse - 2015

Research Interests

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Epigenetic regulation of child growth and development
  • Gene-environment interactions in child health
  • Biologic benefits of maternal breast milk
  • Mild traumatic brain injury
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

Academic Interests

  • Neurodevelopment
  • Concussion
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

Awards

  • 2013-2014 American Academy of Pediatrics Resident Research Grant
  • 2013-2014 American Academy of Pediatrics Community Accesses to Child Health Grant
  • 2018-2021 Gerber Foundation National Research Grant
  • 2009-2012 NIH F30 Fellowship
  • 2018-2019 NIH/Penn State CTSI KL2 Scholar Award

Honors

  • 2016 Pediatric Research Day Clinical Young Investigator Award, Penn State College of Medicine
  • 2018 Investigator to Watch Award, Penn State College of Medicine, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  • 2016 Top Educator Award, Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
  • 2018 Distinguished Early Career Investigator Award, Penn State College of Medicine
  • 2015 Graduate Medical Education (GME) Resident Research Award, SUNY Upstate Medical University