The children’s hospital has been named a certified Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation Program – one of only 38 such programs across the nation. The program recognizes medical center providing high-quality cardiac care and specialized disease management to children with cardiomyopathy.
Other newly accredited centers include University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Md.; Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Mich.; Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, Dallas, Texas; and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A complete list of accredited centers is available on CCF’s website.
The Department of Pediatrics has had remarkable success over the past decade in advancing our missions and pursuing our goal to be a world-class pediatric program. We are now initiating a multi-phase strategic planning process to set the vision, goals, and strategy for our department for the next decade. This process will afford us the opportunity to critically assess the progress we have made and determine where we need to go next in our pursuit of excellence. Our division and department leaders, including Division Directors, Vice Chairs and the Executive Leadership Team will drive this initiative. Additionally, all staff will be invited to participate during one or more phases of the process.
The Children’s Café in the Stead Family Children’s Hospital is expanding its hours. Beginning Monday, October 22, the café will be open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday, to better serve the needs of patients, their families and staff. More information will be forthcoming from Marketing as the date gets nearer.
Dr. Sinn received a new grant from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation titled “Using AAV as a delivery vehicle for gene addition or gene editing in pigs”. The grant provides just over $122,000 over 2 years. Ashley Cooney from Dr. Sinn’s lab will serve as the PI on the project with Dr. Sinn providing mentorship. Well done, Ashley and Dr. Sinn!
Dr. Uc received a new R01 from the NIH for “A Randomized Trial of a Web-based Non-Pharmacological Pain Intervention for Pediatric Chronic Pancreatits”. The grant awards $630,000 per year over 5 years, for a total of just over $3 million. Congratulations, Dr. Uc!
Dr. Amy Stier has been named Chief Wellness Officer in the Department of Pediatrics. In this role, Amy will lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive wellness program to ensure a culture of individual value and respect that will improve faculty wellness. This will include addressing physician burnout. Amy is in the process of establishing a wellness committee to assist her in this role. Interested faculty are encouraged to contact her. Improving faculty well-being is a high priority for our department and this committee will report its findings and recommendations by the end of this fiscal year so that a wellness program can be implemented beginning next summer. Please welcome Amy to this new role.
The Research Development Office in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED), in collaboration with the Carver College of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and Development, are pleased to announce that Dr. John Robertson from Grant Writer’s Seminars and Workshops (GWSW) will conduct the Write Winning Grant Proposals Phase I seminar on Friday, October 26, 2018. A Phase II workshop sponsored by OVPRED will be held in February 2019.
PHASE I GRANT WRITING SEMINAR
DATE: Friday, October 26, 2018, The Hilton Garden Inn (328 S. Clinton Street)
TIME: 8:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
COST: $150/person (includes grant writing workbook & lunch)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Noon, Monday, October 8, 2018
For additional details and to register: https://research.uiowa.edu/university-iowa-grant-writing-seminars.
Dr. Widness, one of our most prolific emeritus faculty members, recently published in the Journal of Food Protection, titled “A Brief History of Milk Hygiene and It’s Impact on Infant Mortality from 1875 to 1925 and Implications for Today: A Review“. Congratulations, Dr. Widness!
Jeff Segar received a new R21 from the NIH titled “Fenoldopam to prevent renal dysfunction in indomethacin treated preterm infants”. The grant provides about $419,000 over two years for the project. Congratulations, Dr. Segar!
Dr. Aliye Uc was recently awarded the H. Juhling Memorial Lectureship from Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Named after the former Peds GI Division Chief at Nationwide, the lectureship is awarded to outstanding visiting lecturers. Congratulations, Dr. Uc!