Award for Pediatric Investigator — Clinical/Basic/Translational Science
Dr. Kovacic is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin and serves as the Director of Pediatric Gastrointestinal Motility and Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome programs within the Pediatric Neurogastroenterology, Motility, and Autonomic Disorders Program at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
She is very active in clinical research with a focus on pediatric functional nausea and vomiting disorders.
Dr. Kovacic's work currently focuses on investigating brain-gut mechanisms of auricular neurostimulation via functional neuroimaging, for which she has secured an NIH-funded mentored career grant. She is specifically interested in developing novel neuromodulation therapies and investigating the effects on brain-gut interactions.
Pediatric Science is the area of medical science concerned with infants, children, and adolescents.