In an effort led by Jill Glick, MD, University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital was awarded the Multidisciplinary Pediatric Education and Evaluation Consortium contract.
Daniel Johnson, MD, presented the abstract, “ECHO-Chicago: Geriatrics Identifying and Addressing Geriatrics-Preparedness Gaps Among Community PCPs,” at the American Geriatric Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting.
The South Side Pediatric Asthma Center, led by B. Louise Giles, MD, was successful in advocating for the first electric, non-diesel school buses in Chicago, and is also partnering with the Obama Foundation to ensure clean air practices during construction of the Barack Obama Presidential Library.
Steve Handoyo, MD, runs the not-for-profit Your Words, which uses one-on-one tutoring, creative writing workshops, and collaborative writing projects to amplify the voices of St. Louis youth.
Ajanta Patel, MD, organized the first-ever Advancing Quality in Pediatrics Symposium at UChicago Medicine, which featured a keynote presentation by AAP President Colleen Kraft, MD.
Tara Henderson, MD, MPH, was named a Presidential Leadership Scholar, and served as chair of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Survivorship Committee and the Children’s Oncology Group Study, ALTE15N2 – Late Effects After High-Risk Neuroblastoma.
James LaBelle, MD, PhD, received a Hyundai Scholar Hope Grant for his research project, Targeting the BCL-2 Family and p53 Pathway in Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Using Combination Peptide Amphiphiles.
Jennifer McNeer, MD, MS, is co-chair of the Children’s Oncology Group study, A Phase 3 Randomized Trial of Inotuzumab Ozogamicin for newly diagnosed High-Risk B-ALL; Risk-adapted Post-Induction Therapy for High-Risk B-ALL, Mixed Phenotype Acute Leukemia, and Disseminated B-LLy.
Sarah Stein, MD, presented on pediatric exanthems at the Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic & Clinical Conference; and Adena Rosenblatt, MD, spoke at Loyola University Medical Center, University of Illinois Chicago Medical Center and Little Company of Mary Hospital events.
Peter J. Smith, MD, MA, was re-elected to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Executive Committee and to the Council on Children with Disabilities Executive Committee.
Peter J. Smith, MD, MA, received grants for the Coleman Foundation Fellowship in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses at Almost Home Kids and the Oberweiler Foundation Medical Education Program at Almost Home Kids.
Nicola Orlov, MD, was the 2018 Association of American Medical Colleges Humanism in Medicine Award nominee, and was selected to join the Association of Pediatric Program Directors 2018-2019 Leadership in Educational Academic Development Cohort.
Thea Stranger-Najjar was selected to the Coordinator Advisory Group of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
Graeme Bell, PhD, is the principal investigator for the Diabetes Research and Training Center, which is a Chicago-wide NIH P30 grant based at the University of Chicago.
Rochelle Naylor, MD, was awarded an NIH K08 grant to develop a personalized genetic medicine approach for patients with maturity-onset diabetes of the young in a multi-ethnic population.
Katie O’Sullivan, MD, was named co-chair of the Pediatric Endocrine Society Education Committee Subcommittee for Resident and Medical Student Education.
Louis Philipson, MD, PhD, is the principal investigator on a new large multi-center NIH U54 grant called “Center for Identification and Study of Individuals with Atypical Diabetes Mellitus.”
Louis Philipson, MD, PhD, was named president-elect for science and medicine of the American Diabetes Association and was a recipient of the Order of Lincoln, Illinois' highest award for professional achievement and public service.
Ranjana Ghokale, MD, serves as principal investigator for the Sex Differences in Statural Growth Impairment in Pediatric Crohn’s Disease study sponsored by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the NIH.
Timothy A.S. Sentongo, MD, serves as associate editor, ASPEN Clinical Guidelines, a member of the 2019 Clinical Nutrition Week Organizing Committee for the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and vice chairman of the Nutrition Committee of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN).
Julia Rosebush, DO, FAAP, was selected as a MERITS Scholar (2018-19) and collaborated as a junior investigator on protocol development as part of the NIH IMPAACT (International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trail Network) Studies Cure Committee.
Nancy B. Schwartz, PhD, was awarded renewal of the University of Chicago PREP (Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program) NIH grant from NIGMS and the MD/PhD Graduate Training in Growth and Development training grant from NICHD.
Nancy B. Schwartz, PhD, received an award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to host a workshop at the AAMC’s annual Graduate Research, Education and Training Group conference.
Cuoghi Edens, MD, who joined Comer Children’s in 2018, is board certified in both adult and pediatric rheumatology with a special interest in transition and young adults with rheumatologic conditions.
Linda Wagner-Weiner, MD, MS, is a leader in a nationwide effort to develop consensus treatment plans for the treatment of ANCA-associated vasculitis in children, a rare but serious rheumatologic disease.
UChicago Medicine Comer Children's received funding for a lupus clinic.