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2015-2016 Pediatric Grand Rounds

September 8  
Steven A. Webber, MBChB, MRCP
James C. Overall Professor and Chair
Department of Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
"State of the Department"

September 15
Rueben A. Bueno, Jr., MD
Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery
Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Director, Plastic Surgery Residency Program
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
"Inpatient and Outpatient Management of Pediatric Burn Injuries"

September 22
Hazinski Lecture
John J. Lipuma, MD
James L. Wilson, MD, Research Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
Division Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
University of Michigan Health System
"The New Microbiology of Cystic Fibrosis"
(Video is Unavailable) 

September 29
Sean P. Donahue , MD, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, and Neurology
Chief, Pediatric Ophthalmology Service
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Vanderbilt Eye Institute
"Update on Vision Screening For Pediatricians"

October 6
Churchwell Lecture
James P. Comer, MD, MPH
Maurice Falk Professor in the Child Study Center
Professor of Psychiatry
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Yale University School of Medicine
"The School Development Program: An Inclusion and Development Model"

October 13
Andrew H. Smith, MD, MSCI, MMHC
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Divison of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
"The Value-Based Care of Children with Congenital Heart Disease"

October 20
Burr Lecture
Rudolph L. Leibel, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Director, Division of Molecular Genetics and the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center
Columbia University
"Biology of Human Obesity"
(Video is Unavailable) 

October 27
Ronald Cohn, MD, FACMG
Chief, Clinical and Metabolic Genetics
Women's Auxilliary Chief, Clinical and Metabolic Genetics
The Hospital for Sick Children
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
University of Toronto
"And Yet a New Era on the Horizon...Interventional Genomics"

November 3
Elizabeth Matsui, MD, MHS
Associate Professor, Pediatrics &Epidemiology
Director, Data Management Core
Johns Hopkins Center for Childhood Asthma in the Urban Environment
Johns Hopkins Medicine
"Rethinking 'Inner-City' Asthma"

November 10
Jay Berry, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
"Optimizing Health Services for Children with Medical Complexity"

November 17
Adrienne H. Kovacs, PhD, CPsych
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Toronto
"The Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care: Our Collective Responsibility"

November 24
Cancelled Due to Thanksgiving Holiday

December 1
Roger D. Cone, PhD
Professor and Chair, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Director, Vanderbilt Comprehensive Obesity Research Program
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
"Melanocortin Obesity Syndrome"

December 7 - Faculty Meeting Video

December 8
S. Todd Callahan, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Program Director, Eating Disorders
Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Health
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
"From Apepsia to ARFID: An Update on Eating Disorders for Pediatric Providers"

December 15
John C. Wellons, III, MD, MSPH
Professor of Surgery, Department of Neurological Surgery
Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
"Managing Newborn Brachial Plexus Palsy; Way More Than Surgery"

December 22
Cancelled Due to Winter Holidays

December 29
Cancelled Due to Winter Holidays

January 5
Diana W. Bianchi, MD
Executive Director, Mother Infant Research Institute
Vice Chair for Research and Academic Affairs, Department of Pediatrics
Attending Geneticist and Neonatologist
Natalie V. Zucker Professor
Tufts University School of Medicine
"Omics Approach to Prenatal Screening and Fetal Treatment"
(Video is Unavailable) 

January 12
Yasmin W. Khan, MD
Assistant Professor
Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 
"Severe Combined Immunodeficiency - The Newest Addition to Tennessee Newborn Screening"

January 19
Maria Trent, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Director of Interdisciplinary Education, Johns Hopkins Leadership in Adolescent Health Training Program
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
"Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in Adolescents and Emerging Adults: Reducing Health Disparities through Research"

January 26
Paul E. Moore, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology
Director, Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonary Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
"Prematurity and Respiratory Outcomes"

February 2
Carrie L. Kitko, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation Program
Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
"Trends in Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation and Plans for the Future"

February 9
Tyler Reimschisel, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
Vice Chair for Education
Director, Division of Developmental Medicine
Director, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities
Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
"Mitochondrial Disease: What Every Pediatric Clinician Should Know"

February 16
Lily's Garden Lecture
James M. Olson, MD, PhD
Sarah Hughes Chair for Pediatric Oncology
Full Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Professor, Pediatrics
Adjunct, Department of Pathology and Pharmacology
University of Washington
"From Scorpions to Sea Slugs: Nature-Inspired Drug Discovery for Pediatric Patients"

February 23
Natasha Halasa, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
"From One End to the Other: Respiratory and Diarrheal Illnesses in Children"
(Video Unavailable) 

March 1
Heller Lecture
Brian D. Coley, MD
Radiologist-in-Chief, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
Professor, UC Department of Radiology
UC Department of Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
"Controversies and Questions in Pediatric Imaging - The Road to the Right Choice" 

March 8
Prashant V. Mahajan, MD, MBA, MPH
Division Chief and Research Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Carman and Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics
Director, Center for Quality and Innovation
Children's Hospital of Michigan
"Recent Advances in the Evaluation of the Febrile Infant"
(Video Unavailable) 

March 15
Jill H. Simmons, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatics
Ian M. Burr Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
"Understanding Hypophosphatasia: Physiology, Clinical Presentation, and Management"

March 22
Rizwan Hamid, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACMG
Associate Professor Pediatrics
Division of Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
"Penetrance in Human Disease: When Genotype is not Predictive of Phenotype"
(Video Unavailable) 

March 29
James D. Fortenberry, MD, MCCM, FAAP
Pediatrician in Chief
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Professor of Pediatric Critical Care
Emory University School of Medicine 
"Extracorporeal Therapies in Pediatric Sepsis: Desperate Appliances?"
(Video Unavailable) 

April 5
Jan Brunstrom-Hernandez, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Director, 1 CP Place, PLLC
Pediatric Neurologist, Cerebral Palsy Specialist
Washington University School of Medicine
"Look, Listen, Talk, Stand, Walk... The Art and Science of Helping Children with Cerebral Palsy Live Their BEST Lives"

April 12
Thomas N. Robinson, MD, MPH
Irving Schulman, MD Endowed Professor in Chlid Health
Professor of Pediatrics and of Medicine
Standord Health Policy Associate
Division of General Pediatrics and Stanford Prevention Research Center
Stanford University School of Medicine
"Solutions Science: A Research Paradigm to Improve Patient and Population Health"
(Video Unavailable) 

 April 19
Karzon Lecture
Anne A. Gershon, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
"Varicella Vaccine: The Third Herpes Virus Meets the Second Brain" 

April 26
Christie Lecture
Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
"Hanging Out or Hooking Up: Clinical Community Interventions to Promote Healthy Adolescent Relationships"

May 3
Cancelled Due to PAS Conference

May 10
Hilary A. Tindle, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Tobacco Research and Treatment
Tobacco Treatment Service
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
"Achieving Greater Tobacco Control through Pediatric and Adult Medicine Partnership"

May 17
Overall Lecture
Raphael Hirsch, MD
Joel and Jay Stead Chair for Leadership in Children's Medicine
Physician-in-Chief, Department of Pediatrics
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics, Rheumatology
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
"Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis"

May 24
Strauss Lecture
Kathy Jenkins, MD, MPH
Senior Associate in Cardiology
Senior Vice President, Chief Safety and Quality Officer
Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
"Reducing Mortality for Congenital Heart Surgery: The International Quality Improvement Collaborative for Congenital Heart Surgery in the Developing World"

May 31
Cotton Lecture
David K. Stevenson, MD
Harold K. Faber Professor of Pediatrics - Neonatal and Developmental Medicine
Professor, By Courtesy, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stanford School of Medicine 
"Solving the Puzzle of Preterm Birth: Calendar Event or Immunologic Anomaly?"

June 7
Chief's Grand Rounds

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