Education and Training
Office of Undergraduate Medical Education
Pediatric Residency Program
Internal Medicine Pediatrics (Med-Peds) Residency
Child Neurology Residency Program
Fellowship Programs
Conferences and Schedules
Early Bird Rounds
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Pediatrics Faculty Meeting - March 31, 2014
Pediatrics Faculty Meeting - May 12, 2014
Research Conference Schedule

Pediatric Research Conferences are Monday from noon to 1 p.m. in Wadlington Conference Room 2202 at Children's Hospital.


William John Heerman, MD
Division of General Pediatrics
Academic Fellow
"Shaping Infant Growth: Understanding the Interaction Between Maternal Obesity and Gestational Weight Gain"
Dr. Heerman's presentation will not be videoed.

Bing Han, PhD
Research Fellow
Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"A newly identified mutation in caveolin-1 associated with pulmonary arterial hypertension regulates the expression level of caveolin-1 accessory proteins and affects the stability of caveolae."

Sarah S. Jaser, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Endocrinology
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
"Importance of Interpersonal Communication in Pediatic Diabetes"

Faculty Meeting

James Cassat, MD, PhD
Clinical Fellow
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
"Bacterial mechanisms of intraosseous persistence and altered bone homeostasis during osteomyelitis"

Leigh Howard, MD
Pediatric Infectious Disease
Applying a Systems Biology Approach to Vaccine Evaluation

B.C. Paria, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology
"Alkaline Phosphatase: A primordial  uterine defense factor against bacterial lipopolysaccharide"
Dr. Paria's presentation will not be videoed.

Lisa R. Young, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine
"Interstitial Lung Disease Insight from Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome"
Dr. Young's presentation will not be videoed.

3/3/14 - Cancelled due to weather

Rosalind J. Wright, MD, MPH
Horace W. Goldsmith Professor
Vice Chair, Clinical Translational Research
Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
"Chemical & Non-chemical Stressors in Neurobehavioral Development"

Program not scheduled due to spring break.

Program not scheduled due to spring break.

Department of Pediatrics Faculty Meeting

Aaron Bowman, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
"Manganese exposure and homeostasis as a disease modifying factor in neurodegenerative disease"

Dr. Bowman's presentation will not be videoed.

Roberta L. Keller, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Director, Neonatal ECMO Program
Director of Neonatal Services
Fetal Treatment Center
Benioff Children's Hospital
University of California - San Francisco
"Persistence of pulmonary hypertension in diaphragmatic hernia"

John D. Cowden, MD, MPH
Medical Director - Office of Equity and Diversity
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of General Pediatrics
Children's Mercy Hospitals
University of Kansas
Kansas City, MO
"Bringing Down the Language Barrier in Clinical Care and Research"

Evan Brittain, MD
Instructor in Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medicial Center
"Systemic and Myocardial Metabolic Dysregulation in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension"

Program not scheduled due to PAS-SPR

Faculty Meeting

Ashley Shoemaker, MD, MSCI
Instructor of Pediatrics
Ian M. Burr Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
“Rare Diseases and Their Role in Childhood Obesity”

Memorial Day

Bruce D. Gelb, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Cardiology, Genetics and Genomics
Icahn School of Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, New York
"The genetics of congenital heart disease: The torch has been lit with next generation"

Terry Dermody, MD
Director, Medical Scientist Training Program
Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Dorothy Overall Wells Chair in Pediatrics
"A new receptor for reovirus."


E. Kathryn Miller, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine
"To sneeze or to wheeze:  what we know about rhinovirus-Cs"

Candice Fike, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology
"Aberrant NO signaling and implications for treating progressive neonatal pulmonary hypertension:  remember to do no harm" 











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Accreditation Statement: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement: It is the policy of the ACCME and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine to require disclosure of financial relationships from individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity; to identify and resolve conflicts of interest related to those relationships; and to make disclosure information available to the audience prior to the CME activity. Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations.

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