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Department of Pediatrics Newsletter
November 21, 2011

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Items to be covered in this edition:

  1. Important Dates
  2. Thank You to All of the Providers Who Covered for Our Interns during the 2011 Intern Retreat!
  3. Faculty News
  4. Faculty Publications and Presentations

I. IMPORTANT DATES

December 1: UW internal deadline for Major Research Instrumentation Program: Instrument Acquisition or Development. Instrument acquisition or development proposals that request funds from NSF in the range $100,000-$4 million will be accepted. OSP deadline: 1/19/12. Full Proposals due to sponsor: 1/26/12. Note: This requires 30% institutional matching, of which the Office of Research will provide 1/3 for any successful proposals. See website for more information. Questions? Contact mm22@u.washington.edu or 206.616.8025.

December 7: Science in Medicine Lecture. 12:00 – 1:00PM. Foege Auditorium, William Foege Building, UW. “Biobehavioral Perspectives on the Effects of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure on Children's Development”. Dr. Tracy Jirikowic, Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine. Questions? Contact Viola Brown at somevent@u.washington.edu or 206.221.5807.

December 8: Annual Work Life Balance Grand Rounds and Symposium. Wright Auditorium at Seattle Children's Hospital. Grand rounds 8:00-9:00AM:  “The Hypocritical Oath” presented by keynote speaker Laura Kastner, PhD.  Symposium 9:15AM – 3:00PM. The theme of the day will be “The Gift of Perspective” and the symposium will feature panel discussions and workshops focusing on promoting balance in our lives, and an additional talk by Dr. Kastner. Brochure and registration online. Questions? Contact Charlotte.Lewis@seattlechildrens.org or Cora.Breuner@seattlechildrens.org.

December 8: Launch of the UW Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children (Global WACh). 4:00 – 6:30PM. William Foege Building, UW. Lecture from 4:00-5:15PM in Foege Auditorium S-060, reception following from 5:15- 6:30PM in Vista Café. Come kick-off the official opening of this new School of Public Health center sponsored by the Departments of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Global Health. Seed grant recipients will be announced and a reception will follow the lecture “Women, Adolescents, and Children: Improving Health Over the Lifecycle” from Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN, President and CEO of Jhpiego. Questions? Contact  mruffo@globalwach.org or visit the Global WACh website.

December 15: Global Health Nexus Student Competition proposal deadline. A contest for high school, community college, and undergraduate university students in Washington State to advance solutions, awareness, and innovation in global health, sponsored by Global Health Nexus.  The contest is open now!  Please spread the news to faculty, students and parents in your community and give young people from Washington state an opportunity improve health at home and around the world.  Initial proposals are due December 15th. More information, resources and application forms: http://globalhealthnexus.org/competition/

January 24, 2012: Promotion preparation meeting.  5:00–6:00PM. W3747A at Seattle Children's Hospital. The Department of Pediatrics Promotions Committee requires that faculty members who will be considered in the summer/fall of 2012 for promotion to Associate Professor or Professor attend one of these seminars.  If you are being considered in 2012 (to be effective July 1, 2013), you, your Division Head and your Division Head's assistant MUST attend one of these meetings even if you attended one last year (note you do not all need to attend on the same date).  New changes this year will make the process easier and more streamlined including an on-line system to request letters of evaluation which will be discussed at these meetings. For more information or to RSVP your attendance at one of these meetings, contact Diane Wade (dmw@uw.edu or 206.987.1713).

January 27, 2012: Leadership Training Workshop on Sentinel/Serious Event Management. Offered by Patient Safety, the goal of the workshop is to provide the attendee with a standardized framework to address adverse events and medical error. You will learn reliable methods to investigate, disclose, and analyze adverse patient outcomes, and we will share nationally recognized tools and techniques to help the participant lead review teams in root cause analysis and the development of action plans to prevent future patient harm.  Contact lorraine.hartmann@seattlechildrens.org or 987-1197 to sign up or for more information.

January 31, 2012: Deadline for Letters of Inquiry for Grants from the GAPPS Preventing Preterm Birth Initiative. Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS), is seeking letters of inquiry for the new grant program Preventing Preterm Birth. This grant opportunity will be open until January 31, 2012. Questions? Contact  gappsgrants@seattlechildrens.org or visit the website.

February 13, 2012: Next Pediatric Faculty Meeting. 5:15–8:00PM in Wright Auditorium at Seattle Children's Hospital (5:15–5:45PM social gathering; 5:45–8PM program). Questions? Contact  Diane.Wade@seattlechildrens.org.

February 29, 2012: Promotion preparation meeting.  7:30-8:30 AM, W3747B at Seattle Children's Hospital. The Department of Pediatrics Promotions Committee requires that faculty members who will be considered in the summer/fall of 2012 for promotion to Associate Professor or Professor attend one of these seminars.  If you are being considered in 2011 (to be effective July 1, 2013), you, your Division Head and your Division Head's assistant MUST attend one of these meetings even if you attended one last year (note you do not all need to attend on the same date). New changes this year will make the process easier and more streamlined including an on-line system to request letters of evaluation which will be discussed at these meetings. For more information or to RSVP your attendance at one of these meetings, contact Diane Wade (dmw@uw.edu or 206.987.1713).

April 13, 2012: Fellow’s Research Day. More information forthcoming! Questions? Contact the Fellowship Office at 206-987-5870 or PediatricFellowshipPrograms@seattlechildrens.org

Future Pediatric Faculty Meetings.  5:15–8:00PM in Wright Auditorium at Seattle Children's Hospital (5:15–5:45PM social gathering; 5:45–8PM program)

  • Tuesday, June 12, 2012
  • Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Questions? Contact  Diane.Wade@seattlechildrens.org

II. THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE PROVIDERS WHO COVERED FOR OUR INTERNS DURING THE 2011 INTERN RETREAT!

Dr. Jimmy Bennett
Dr. Steve Bachta

Dr. Sarah Bertman-Lewis

Dr. Omar Bhutta
Dr. Eric Chow
Dr. Mark Del Beccaro
Dr. Christi Gerhardt
Dr. Christine Gleason
Dr. Richard Gould

Dr. Janie Hallstrand

Dr. Mandy Hattendorf
Dr. Maggie Hood
Dr. Isabella Knox
Dr. Matt Kronman

Dr. Robin LaGrandeur

Dr. Charlotte Lewis
Dr. Mithya Lewis-Newby
Dr. Casey Lion
Dr. Mark Lo
Dr. Jocelyn Manangan
Dr. Michelle Marquardt
Dr. James Metz

Dr. Sheryl Morelli

Dr. Kate Ness
Dr. Mary O’Conner
Dr. Dana Peterson
Dr. Anne Phalen
Dr. Hal Quinn

Dr. Kathi Rosen
Dr. Rob Roskin
Dr. Peter Rowinsky
Dr. Joe Sherman
Dr. Katie Simon
Dr. Lincoln Smith
Dr. Tom Strandjord
Dr. Mandy Striegl

Dr. Annika Sutton-Wolf
Dr. Glen Tamura
Dr. Rebecca Taxier
Dr. Michelle Terry
Dr. Kristina Toncray
Dr. Howard Unam
Dr. Kevin Urdahl

Dr. Cor Van Niel
Dr. Meg Vernon
Dr. Whitney Waite
Dr. Carol Wallace
Dr. Lauren Wilson

III. FACULTY NEWS

Karen Murray, MD, was appointed to a new American Board of Pediatrics Committee, the “New Subspecialties Committee” charged with reviewing applications for new subspecialties under the ABP.

Dr. Robert Hickman was honored at the UW Medicine's 2011 Inventor of the Year Award celebration and received the 2011 Legacy Innovator award. The Legacy Innovator Award honors individuals from the 1950s to „70s whose careers paved the way for future UW innovations and who influenced future generations of researchers. Dr. Hickman was the developer of the Hickman catheter.

Thor Wagner, MD, was awarded the Grand Challenge Exploration Grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for his project “Systematic High-Throughput Screening of B-cell Repertoires”, which was granted under the topic of “Design New Approaches to Cure HIV Infection”. Dr. Wagner will use high-throughput single-cell screening of activated B-cells from HIV patients on antiretroviral therapy in an effort to identify antibodies that bind specifically to HIV-infected cells to see if these antibodies could be used to develop antibody drug conjugates to kill HIV-infected cells.

Mary King, MD, MPH, was accepted to represent as a Pediatric Critical Care Physician on the King County Disaster Clinical Advisory Committee (DCAC).

Mark Del Beccaro, MD, has been appointed as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics effective December 1, 2011.

The Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship’s RRC/ACGME review resulted in approval of accreditation for a full 5 year cycle!

IV. FACULTY PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Christine Gleason, MD: Avery’s Diseases of the Newborn, 9th Edition. Gleason CA, Devaskar SU (Editors). Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2011. Contributing Department members include:

  • Dr. Peter Tarczy-Hornoch: Chapter 2. Evaluation of therapeutic recommendations, database management, and information retrieval.
  • Drs. Linda Wallen and Christine Gleason: Chapter 12. Perinatal substance abuse.
  • Drs. James Taylor, Jeffrey Wright and David Woodrum: Chapter 26. Routine newborn care.
  • Dr. Tony Woodward: Chapter 29. Stabilization and transport of the high-risk infant.
  • Drs. Dennis Mayock and Christine Gleason: Chapter 35. Neonatal pain and stress: assessment and management.
  • Dr. Janna Patterson: Chapter 38. Toxoplasmosis, syphilis, malaria, and tuberculosis.
  • Dr. Linda Wallen: Chapter 39. Bacterial sepsis and meningitis.
  • Drs. C. Peter Richardson and Thomas Hansen: Chapter 44. Pulmonary physiology of the newborn.
  • Dr. J. Craig Jackson: Chapter 46. Respiratory distress in the preterm infant.
  • Drs. Meg Vernon and Mark Lewin: Chapter 53. Fetal and neonatal echocardiography.
  • Dr. Christine Gleason: Chapter 58. Developmental physiology of the central nervous system.
  • Dr. Sandra Juul: Chapter 75. Developmental biology of the hematologic system.
  • Dr. Dana Matthews: Chapter 77. Erythrocyte disorders in infancy.
  • Drs. Kelly Evans, Anne Hing and Michael Cunningham: Chapter 95. Craniofacial malformations

Lisa Frenkel, MD: Selection of HIV Resistance Associated with Antiretroviral Therapy Initiated Due to Pregnancy and Suspended Postpartum. Ellis GM, Huang S, Hitti J, Frenkel LM, for the P1022 Study Team. 2011. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 58:241-247. PMCID: PMC3196829.

David B. Shurtleff, MD: Guest Special Lecture: A USA Perspective on the MOMS (Management of Myelomeningocele Study). Society for Research into Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida 55th Annual Scientific Meeting, Nottingham University, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 24 June 2011.

Harris Baden, MD: “Culture Change in Medicine” presented at Children's Hospital Boston on November 2, 2011.

Thomas Brogan, MD: Inpatient Capacity at Children's Hospitals During Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Outbreak, United States. Sills MR, Hall M, Fieldston ES, Simon HK, Brogan TV, Fagbuyi DB, Mundorff MB, Shah SS. Emerg Infect Dis: 1686-1691, 2011. This publication was chosen for CME credit by this journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Drs. Susan Halbach and Joseph Flynn: Predictors of Blood Pressure and Its Control in Pediatric Patients Receiving Dialysis. Halbach SM, Martz K, Mattoo T, Flynn J. Published online: 07 November 2011. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2011.09.046 Journal of Pediatrics.

Joseph Flynn, MD:

  1. The Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System In 2011: Role in Hypertension and Chronic Kidney Disease. Simões E, Silva AC, Flynn JT. Pediatr Nephrol. 2011 Sep 23; DOI 10.1007/s00467-011-2002-y [Epub ahead of print].
  2. Invited presentations at the ALANEPE Latin American Congress of Pediatric Nephrology, Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 27- 29, 2011: “Cardiovascular Disease in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease”; “Ambulatory BP Monitoring and Home BP Monitoring in the Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Hypertension”; “Drug Therapy of Childhood Hypertension: What Have the Trials Taught Us.”

Howard Jeffries, MD:

  1. Presentation: The Alex J. Weinstein Memorial Lecture at the Helen B. Taussig Congenital Heart Center at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. October 19, 2011.
  2. “Implementing Toyota Systems into Healthcare” As presented at Children's Hospital Boston. November 1, 2011.