Neonatal Hemodynamics Features in Children’s Hospital Today Magazine

The neonatal hemodynamics program within the Division of Neonatology was the feature of an advertisement in the winter 2020 edition of Children’s Hospital Today, a news magazine of the Children’s Hospital Association. The 2-page spread featured quotes from Dr. Patrick McNamara (Division Director) and Dr. Regan Giesinger as a hemodynamics expert.

Save the Date: Pediatrics Research Day, May 27, 2020

Pediatrics Research Day will be Friday, March 27, 2020.

It will begin at 11:45 AM and take place in 2415 JCP (the conference center auditorium on 2 JCP).

Abstract and Data Blitz slides are due for submission by March 13. Faculty judges for the poster session are also needed. To submit and abstract or slides, or volunteer to judge, please contact Cheri Stevens.

Reminder: The Grand Rounds will take place this day from 1-2 PM (NOT the usual 12-1 time).

The schedule can be downloaded here for distribution, as well as viewed below.

Save the Date: Well-Being Conference for Providers

Providers are invited to attend the well-being conference titled “Telling Your Story – A Path to Well-Being” on Friday, May 8, 2020 from 9:00-11:00 AM.

This 2-hour workshop will focus on your individual story. Through creative and scholarly texts, as well as writing prompts, we will explore story the way the scholar Louise Rosenblatt conceives it: as a complex event, akin to musical performance, reliant on the personality of the performer—you.

The conference will be led by Cate DiCharry, Director of the Writing and Humanities Program in the College of Medicine.

Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how creative writing and literature can be tools for well-being, empathy, diversion, joy, and, above all, a clearer understanding of the roles of story and storytelling in a medical context.

Please contact Dr. Amy Stier if you plan to attend.

Patient Comments for Faculty

Several faculty received very nice comments recently for their dedication to patient care.

For Dr. Gupta:

“Dr. Gupta was amazing, he took his time with us and explained things that we had additional questions on. Our Ultrasound Tech. (Kristy or Kristin) was amazing! As the parents are nerves were high and our daughter was very scared and anxious! She did an amazing job at calming us all down and had a wonderful bedside manner!”

For Dr. Hanna:

“We had a great experience with Dr. Hanna. He helped explain things in a way that my daughter could understand and she felt very comfortable with him. Which really felt like he cared and wanted to help.”

For Dr. Koestner:

“Dr. Koestner was excellent during our stay.  He was attentive and always answered all our questions. He was wonderful.”

Dr. Vyas Accepted into Leadership Program

Congratulations to Dr. Vyas for being accepted into the 9th Cohort of the 2020-2021 Pediatric Leadership Development Program through the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs (AMSPDC). The purpose of this program is to develop leadership skills and provide experience in all aspects of leading departments in an academic medical centers.