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Department of Pediatrics Newsletter
March 18, 2011

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Items to be covered in this edition:

  1. Important Dates
  2. Welcome to New Faculty
  3. Faculty News
  4. Faculty Publications and Presentations


April 8, 2011: Duncan Seminar: Communication Strategies for Young Children with Physical Disabilities. All day event. Register online at

April 22, 2011: Fellows' Research Day. 8:00AM-3:00PM in Soundgarden Conference Room at Seattle Children's Research Institute. Oral and poster presentations will be given by fellows, leading off with a keynote presentation by Diana W. Bianchi, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tufts University School of Medicine, and Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Pediatrics at Tufts Medical Center Boston. For registration information and questions contact or 206-987-5870.

April 30, 2011: Seattle Children's/UW Pediatrics Faculty-Alumni reception at PAS Annual Meeting in Denver. 6:30-8:30PM, Hyatt Regency Downtown, Centennial Room B&C, Denver, Colorado. No RSVP necessary.

June 9, 2011: Department Faculty Meeting. 5:15PM-7:30PM in Wright Auditorium. A social gathering with appetizers from 5:15-5:45 will be followed by the regular meeting from 5:45-7:30 PM. More details forthcoming.
Questions? Contact

July 22- 23, 2011: Seventh Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference. A two-day session at Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle. Through presentations, panel discussions, and breakout sessions, leaders in the field of pediatric bioethics will discuss issues around the theme "Who's Responsible for the Children? Exploring the Boundaries of Clinical Ethics and Public Policy". Register online ( or contact with questions.

July 26: Annual Department of Pediatrics Faculty & Family Picnic. 6:00PM-8:00PM at Gas Works Park. More information to follow at a later date. Questions? Contact

September 19-23, 2011: SAVE THE DATES for this year's Intern Retreat. The retreat has been an integral part of intern education for the past 35 years. The interns spend this week participating in workshops to promote communication skills and professionalism. Your support during this week of education and bonding is greatly appreciated by all of the interns and faculty. Coverage will be needed for Medicine Teams, Emergency Room, Medically Complex Children, Newborn Nursery (UW) and Neonatal Intensive Care (UW). More information forthcoming. Questions? Contact


Name Rank Division
Serge Barcy, PhD Research Assistant Professor Infectious Disease
Troy McGuire, MD FTCF-Clinical Associate Professor Chief Medical Information Officer, SCH/Hospital Medicine


Drs. Julie Brown, Angela Campbell, Jason Debley, Daniel Doherty, and Carrie Heike were elected as new members to The Society for Pediatric Research. Also elected for 2011 are former residents and fellows Drs. Aaron Carroll, Alison Galbraith, and Theresa Laguna.

Jerry Zimmerman, MD, PhD, received a Presidential Citation from the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) in January.

Isabella Knox, MD, has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the MaryAnn O'Hara, MD, Physician Leadership Award by the Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington.


Drs. David Breland, Cora Breuner, Monique Burton, Rachel Katzenellenbogen, Taraheh Shafii, Maureen Kelly, Beth Ebel, Leslie Walker, Yolanda Evans, Laura Richardson, Cari McCarty, Jane Rees, and Kym Ahrens will be presenting at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting from March 29 April 1, 2011 being held at the Sheraton in downtown Seattle.

Ann Melvin, MD: First-line antiretroviral therapy with a protease inhibitor versus non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor and switch at higher versus low viral load in HIV-infected children: an open-label, randomised phase 2/3 trial. The PENPACT-1 (PENTA 9/PACTG 390) Study Team (Ann Melvin, co-chair/writing team). Published online at on February 1, 2011. DOI:10.1016/S1473-3099(10)70313-3.

Shilpi Chabra, MD: Effective surveillance of gastroschisis and omphalocele: separate International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes Chabra S. J Pediatr Surg 46:2, 2011.

Drs. Shilpi Cabra, and Christine Gleason: Rising prevalence of gastroschisis in Washington State. Chabra S, Gleason CA, Seidel K, Williams MA. J Toxicol Environ Health A 74:336, 2011.

Drs. Ryan McAdams, Christine Gleason, and Sandra Juul: Left ventricular hypertrophy is prevalent in Sprague-Dawley rats. McAdams RM, McPherson RJ, Dabestani N, Gleason CA, Juul SE. Comp Med 60:357, 2010.

Sandra Juul, MD, PhD: Application of comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography with time-of-flight mass spectrometry method to identify potential biomarkers of perinatal asphyxia in a non-human primate model. Beckstrom AC, Humston EM, Snyder LR, Synovec RE, Juul SE. J Chromatography A in-press, available online 2011 Feb 5.

Drs. Sandra Juul, and Christine Gleason: Effects of neonatal stress and morphine on murine hippocampal gene expression. Juul SE, Beyer RP, Bammler TK, Farin FM, Gleason CA. Pediatr Res 69:285, 2011.

Drs. Alison Brooks and Beth Tarini, former residents, and now faculty at University of Wisconsin and University of Michigan, respectively, authored the editorial "Genetic Testing and Youth Sports", which was featured in the March 9 publication of JAMA.