Education and Training
Undergraduate Medical Education
Pediatric Residency Program
Internal Medicine Pediatrics (Med-Peds) Residency
Child Neurology Residency Program
Fellowship Programs
Conferences and Schedules
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Department Faculty Meeting - June 5, 2017
Coronaviruses - Emerging Pathogens, Endemic Disease, and New Approaches for Antivirals
Research Conference Schedule
K12 Mentored Research Scholars Program
RSVP - Graduating Pediatric & Med Peds Housestaff

September 6
Steven A. Webber, MBChB, MRCP
James C. Overall Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Pediatrician-in-Chief, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
State of the Department

September 13
Joshua Denny, MS, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine
Director, Center for Precision Medicine
Vice President for Personalized Medicine
Division of General Internal medicine and Public Health
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Launching the Precision Medicine Initiative: A Journey Built on VUMC History"

September 20
Phillip I. Tarr, MD
Melvin E. Carnahan Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Divsion of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Professor of Molecular Microbiology
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
"Escherichia Coli and the Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome: Systems-based Opportunities and Challenges"

September 27
Hazinski Lecture
Michael R. Knowles, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
"Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia: Revolution in Research Translates to the Clinic"

October 4
Burr Lecture
Bruce Buckingham, MD
Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology
Director, Pediatric Endocrinology SCVMC
"The Artificial Pancreas in Pediatric Diabetes"

October 11
Allison Wheeler, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pthology, Microbiology and Immunology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Innovation in Hemophilia Therapy"

October 18
Churchwell Lecture
Benjamin Van Voorhees, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
"The CHECK (Coordination of Healthcare for Complex Kids) Program and the Shift to Proactive Health"

October 25
James E. Cassat, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Osteomyelitis: Bad to the Bone"

November 1
William E. Smoyer, MD
Vice President for Clinical and Translational Research
Director of the NCH Center for Clinical and Translational Research
Professor of Pediatrics
Nationwide Children's Hospital
"The Learning Health System: Translating Research into the Standard of Care"

November 8
Lily's Garden Lecture
Colleen Delaney, MD, MSC
Director, Program in Cord Blood Transplantation
Fred Hutchinson Center REsearch Center
Associate Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Madeline Dabney Adams Endowed Chair, Clinical Research Division
University of Washington
"Development of a Universal Donor Stem and Progenitor Cell Product for Bridging Hematopoiesis"

November 15
Ritu Banerjee, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Bad Bugs, No Drugs, and the Tragedy of the Commons: The Case for Antimicrobial Stewardship"

November 22
Cancelled for Thanksgiving

November 29
Heidi A. Smith, MD, MSCI
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Division of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Pediatric Delirium"

December 6
Tray Hunley, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Nephrotic Syndrome: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"

December 13
Corey Slovis, MD
Chairman of Emergency Medicine
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medicine
Medical Director, Metro Nashville Fire Department and Nashville International Airpot
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Electrolyte Emergencies in 5 Steps or Less"

December 20
Cancelled for Winter Holidays

December 27
Cancelled for Winter Holidays

January 3
John A. Phillips, III, MD
David T. Karzon Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Biochemistry, Medicine, and Pathology
Director, Division of Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"The Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) at Vanderbilt"

January 10
Joern-Hendrik Weitkamp, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director for Patient-Oriented Research
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Necrotizing Enterocolitis: The Menace in the NICU

January 17
N. Edwin Trevathan, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics
Divison of Pediatric Neurology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Congenital Zika Virus Infection: An Emerging Pandemic Impactingthe Developing Human Brain"

January 24
Beth Ann Malow, MD
MIchael Burry Chair in Cognitive Childhood Development
Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Director, Vanderbilt Sleep Division
Vanderbilt University Medical Center 
"The Science Behind School Start Times - and the Art of Advocacy"

January 31 
James E. Loyd, MD
Professor of Medicine
Divison of Allergy, Pulmonary, & Critical Care
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Histoplasmosis - The Commodore of all Maladies"

February 7
Rebecca A. Simmons, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Divison of Neonatology
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
"I'm Eating for Two: Parental Dietary Effects on Offspring Metabolism"

February 14
Stacy Tricia Tanaka, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Urologic Surgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center 
"An Easy, (Mostly), Evidence Based Algorithm for Urinary Incontinence in Children"

February 21
Alisa C. Gotte, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics 
Division of Pediatric Rheumatology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"The Wolf Who Huffed and Puffed: Pediatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus"

February 28
Gregory A. Mencio, MD
Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Director, Spina Bifida Clinic
Director, Pediatric Orthopaedic Section
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Scoliosis: Current Trends in Diagnosis and Treatment"

March 7
Shari Barkin, MD, MSHS
William K. Warren Family Foundation Chair in Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Division of General Pediatrics
Director of Pediatric Obesity Research
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"From Cells to Society - Pediatric Obesity and What We Can Do About It"

March 14
Joseph Muenzer, MP, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"New Strategies for the Treatment of the CNS Disease in Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS)"

March 21
Heller Lecture
Richard E. Heller, III, MD, MBA
 VP Clinical Services
National Director of Pediatric Radiololgy
Radiology Partners
"Appy Days: Current Approaches to the Diagnosis of Appendicitis in Children"

March 28
Cotton Lecture
Drs. Roberta & Phillip Ballard
Roberta Ballard, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
University of California, San Francisco
Phillip L. Ballard, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus
University of California, San Francisco
"Steroids, Surfactant, and the Preterm Lung: Bench to Bedside and Back Again"

April 4
Mark R. Denison, MD
Interim Director, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, & Immunology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Coronaviruses - Emerging Pathogens, Endemic Disease, and New Approaches for Antivirals

April 11
Chalres & Edith McGill Lecture
Cynthia T. McEvoy, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Oregon Health & Science University
"Perinatal Origins of Life Long Lung Disease: See You Later!"
No Video Recording 

April 18
Overall Lecture
Nathan Kuppermann, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair, Departmnent of Emergency Medicine
Chair for Coucil of Chairs, UC Davis Health System
Chair, Executive Committee of the Global Pediatric Emergency Research Network
"Traumatic Brain Injury Prediction Rules in Children: Generating/Validating the Evidence, Translation to Practice, and Shared Decision Making" 
No Video Recording 

April 25
Strauss Lecture
Stephen R. Daniels, MD, PhD
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
L. Joseph Butterfield Chair in Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics 
University of Colorado School of Medicine
"Hypercholesterolemia in Children and Adolescents: To Screen or Not to Screen"

May 2
Karzon Lecture
Christopher D. Baker, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Ventilator Care Program
University of Colorado School of Medicine
"Implementation of an Interdisciplinary Pediatric Ventilator Care Program"

May 9
Cancelled Due to PAS

May 16
Gretchen Purcell Jackson, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Department of Pediatric Surgery
"A Patient and Family Engagement Consultation Service

May 23
Christie Lecture
Michael Green, MD, MPH
Professor of Peditrics, Surgery, and Clinical & Translational Science
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
"Infections in Children on Extrinsic Immune Suppression: Advice to the Primary Care Physician & Non-Transplant Subspecialist"

May 30
James Johns, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center 
"Dollars and SEnse: Drug Costs in 2017 - One Physician's Perspective or A Billion Here, a Billion There, and Pretty Soon You're Talking About Real Money"
No Video Recording

June 6
Chief's Grand Rounds 

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