Under the leadership of Dr. Arun Modi (Hematology/Oncology), the Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) program is now a part of the Primary Immune Deficiency Treatment Consortium (PIDTC) – an NIH-funded consortium of select children’s hospitals involved in the diagnosis, cutting-edge research, and new clinical trials for Primary Immune deficiency disorders.
This is a great honor and achievement to be included in the PIDTC. “This is a feather in the cap of Dr. Modi and his BMT team”, says Dr. Yatin Vyas, Division Director for Hematology/Oncology.
Congratulations to Drs. John Dagle and Jeff Murray (Neonatology), and Dr. Aaron Boes (Neurology) on each receiving a CCOM Innovation Research Grant in the amount of $10,000. Their individual projects are listed below:
Dr. Dagle – Identifying novel metabolic predictors of persistent neonatal hypoglycemia.
Dr. Murray – Fetal transcripts isolated from maternal serum as biomarkers for birth defects.
Dr. Boes – Precision intracranial brain stimulation to treat severe depression: Developing a novel strategy to target symptom-specific causal circuitry.
Congratulations to Dr. Lane Strathearn (Division Director, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics) on his most recent publications – one in the Journal of Rural Health and one in Drug and Alcohol Dependency.
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.
Congratulations to Dr. Krysan on receiving a new R01 from the NIH for “Genetic and mechanistic analysis of carbon diaxide tolerance in Cryptococcus pathogenesis“. The grant provides just over $3.2 million over 5 years.
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).
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.
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.”