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Department of Pediatrics Newsletter
July 22, 2011

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Items to be covered in this edition:

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

I. IMPORTANT DATES

July 26: Annual Department of Pediatrics Faculty & Family Picnic. 6:00-8:00PM at Gas Works Park. Entertainment for the entire family and catering from Smokin' Pete's BBQ. Questions? Contact diane.wade@seattlechildrens.org.

July 28-29: Annual UW Department of Medicine Workshop: Survival Skills for the Research Years. 8:30-4:00PM in Orin Smith Auditorium, South Lake Union, 815 Mercer St. Lunch provided. No tuition fee. Open to any interested fellows and junior faculty from all Departments and Divisions. Topics covered include Grant Writing, Scientific Writing, Oral Presentations, Promotions, Job Negotiations and more. Register online https://depts.washington.edu/flworien or contact gfranco@uw.edu with questions.

September 19-23: Intern Retreat. All day event. 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). Contact pam.burke@seattlechildrens.org for more details.

September 22-23: Ethical Considerations in Research Collaborations. All day event . Meany Hall at UW. Sponsored by the UW Office of Research, ITHS, FHCRC, and Seattle Children's and funded by the Office of Research Integrity, of US Health and Human Services, nationally recognized speakers from across the country will gather to discuss ethical challenges in three areas of research collaborations: University-Industry Collaboration, Researcher to Researcher Collaboration, and Collaboration in the International Arena. Register and view the agenda online
http://courses.washington.edu/oriconf/. Questions? Contact oriconf@u.washington.edu.

September 28: Professors and Associate Professors Meeting to discuss promotions. 8:00-9:00 AM in Wright Auditorium at Seattle Children's. Questions? Contact diane.wade@seattlechildrens.org

October 18: Department Faculty Meeting. 5:15-7:30PM in Wright Auditorium. More details forthcoming. Questions? Contact diane.wade@seattlechildrens.org.

II. WELCOME TO NEW FACULTY & CHANGES TO CURRENT FACULTY

Name Rank Division

David Woodrum, MD

Professor Emeritus

Neonatology

Jeffrey, Foti, MD

FTCF-Clinical Associate Professor

Hospital Medicine

Anne-Marie Amies, MD

Adjunct Associate Professor (primary OB/GYN)

Adolescent Medicine

Jocelyn Manangan, MD

FTCF-Clinical Assistant Professor

Hospital Medicine

Lauren Wilson, MD

FTCF-Clinical Assistant Professor

Hospital Medicine

Marie Bleakley, MD, PhD, MSc

Assistant Professor

Hematology/Oncology

Jonna Clark, MD

Assistant Professor

Critical Care Medicine

Yolanda Evans, MD

Assistant Professor

Adolescent Medicine

Janna Patterson, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Neonatology

Ruxandra Bachmann-Gagescu, MD

Acting Assistant Professor

Genetic Medicine

Susan Shenoi, MD

Acting Assistant Professor

Rheumatology

Stephen Standage, MD

Acting Assistant Professor

Critical Care Medicine

Pooja Tandon, MD, MPH

Acting Assistant Professor

General Pediatrics

Ann Dahlberg, MD

Acting Instructor

Hematology/Oncology

Katherine Debiec, MD

Acting Instructor (joint appt; primary OB/GYN)

Adolescent Medicine

Emily Hartford, MD

Acting Instructor

Chief Resident/ Hospital Medicine

Susan Hunt, MD

Acting Instructor (joint appt; primary Medicine)

Hospital Medicine

Elizabeth Jacobson Misbe, MD

Acting Instructor

Neonatology

Casey Lion MD, MPH

Acting Instructor

General Pediatrics

Molly Martyn, MD

Acting Instructor

Chief Resident/ Hospital Medicine

Celeste Quitiquit, MD

Acting Instructor

Chief Resident/ Hospital Medicine

Trisha Wong, MD

Acting Instructor

Hematology/Oncology

III. FACULTY NEWS

Dan Doherty, MD, PhD, lent significant efforts to the success of the Biennial Joubert Syndrome & Related Disorders Foundation meeting this month by obtaining a NIH R13 award to fund the meeting and recruiting a panel of prominent investigators, including Freidhelm Hildebrandt, in the field of Joubert syndrome and the wider field of ciliopathies, to attend.

Curt Bennett, MD, was recently welcomed as the new President of the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Margaret Hood, MD, recently became the new President-Elect.

The Department of Pediatrics thanks Drs. Niran Al-Agba, Tyler Burpee, Edward Carter, David Fall, and Deborah Harper for their service on the UW School of Medicine Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee and Admissions Executive Committee screened over 2,900 applications and conducted over 729 interviews. The Department also thanks Drs. Glen Tamura, Peter Tarczy-Hornoch, and Sherilyn Smith for participating in the Meet and Greet Sessions.

IV. FACULTY PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Nick Madsen, MD was selected as an AAP Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery's 2011 Education Travel Grant recipient for his abstract: Sudden Cardiac Death Screening In the Athlete: A State-Wide Evaluation of the Primary Care Provider, which will be presented at the Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery's Scientific Program in Boston, MA October 14-16 during the AAP's National Conference and Exhibition.

Ken Feldman, MD: Policy statement—protecting children from sexual abuse by health care providers. The American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. Pediatrics; originally published online June 27, 2011; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-1244.

Joel Tieder, MD: Accuracy of Administrative Billing Codes to Detect Urinary Tract Infection Hospitalizations. Tieder JS, Hall M, Auger KA, Hain PD, Jerardi KE, Myers AL, Rahman SS, Williams DJ, Shah SS. Pediatrics. 2011 Jul 18.

Drs. Dimitri Christakis and Michelle Garrison: Media use and child sleep: The impact of content, timing, and environment. MM Garrison, K Liekweg, DA Christakis. Pediatrics Vol 128, No 1, July 2011.

Russell Migita, MD, Mark Del Beccaro, MD, and Tony Woodward, MD, MBA: Emergency department overcrowding: developing emergency department capacity through process improvement. Migita R, Del Beccaro M, Cotter D, Woodward GA. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 2011; 12(2):141-150.

Joseph Flynn, MD:

  1. Blood pressure and neurocognitive function in children with chronic kidney disease: a report of the children with chronic kidney disease cohort study. Lande MB, Gerson AC, Hooper SR, Cox C, Matheson M, Mendley SR, Gipson DS, Wong C, Warady BA, Furth SL, Flynn JT. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, doi: 10.2215/CJN.00810111, 2011.
  2. Hypertension, chronic kidney disease and renal pathology in a child with Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome. Gordillo R, Del Rio M, Thomas DB, Flynn JT, Woroniecki R. International Journal of Nephrology, vol. 2011, Article ID 324916, 5 pages, 2011. doi:10.4061/2011/324916, 2011.

Please let us know of your latest publications, awards, and honors by emailing Brooke Freed: brooke.freed@seattlechildrens.org