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Pediatric Grand Rounds are held every Tuesday morning from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. in the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Theater, Room 2210. 

2018-2019 Pediatric Grand Rounds

September 4
Steven Webber, MBChB, MRCP
James C. Overall Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Pediatrician-in-Chief, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
State of the Department

September 11
Allen Everett, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Director of the Pediatric Proteome Center
Johns Hopkins
Biomarkers in Pediatrics

September 18
Burr Lecture
Andrew Bremer, MD, PhD, MAS
Program Director
Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases, NIDDK
Chief, PGNB, DER
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Obesity, Fetal Metabolic Programming, and Gestational Diabetes

September 25
Eric Austin, MD, MSCI
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Vanderbilt Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Pulmonary Hypertenstion: A Growing Problem with Expanding Solutions

October 2
Veronica Gunn, MD, MPH, FAAP
Chief Executive Officer
Genesis Health Consulting
The Role of Pediatric Health Systems in Population Health

October 9
Hazinski Lecture
Professor of Paediatrics and Head of Section (Paediatrics), Imperial College London
Professor of Paediatric Respirology, National Heart and Lung Institute
Consultant Paediatric Chest Physician, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
Really Severe Asthma: What are the Real Issues?

October 16
Sarah Parker, MD
Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Children's Hospital Colorado
Musculoskeletal Infections, Appendicitis, and Beyond: In-Person Antimicrobial Stewardship Opens Doors for Collaboration

October 23
Churchwell Lecture
Gary Freed, MD, MPH
Percy and Mary Murphy Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy
University of Michigan
I'm Very Busy. Why Should I Care About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?

October 30
Mary Romano, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Health
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Adolescent Contraception Update

November 6
Ajay Kasi, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatric Pulmonology
Emory University School of Medicine
Respiratory Management of Pediatric Neuromuscular Diseases

November 13
Maribeth Nicholson, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Brent Polk Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Clostridium difficile Infection: The Pediatric Perspective

November 20
No Grand Rounds Due to Thanksgiving

November 27
Lily's Garden Lecture
Patrick Brown, MD
Director, Pediatric Leukemia Program
Associate Professor of Oncology
Johns Hopkins
CARTs and BiTEs: Harnessing the Immune System to Improve Treatment for Children with ALL

December 4
Donald Arnold, MD, FAAP, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Asthma Attack: Paradigm for the Safe Emergency Department

December 11
Ashley Shoemaker, MD, MSCI
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Ian M. Burr Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Precision Medicine for Pediatric Obesity"

December 18
No Grand Rounds Due to Winter Holidays

December 25
No Grand Rounds Due to Winter Holidays

January 1
No Grand Rounds Due to Winter Holidays

January 8
Kathryn Edwards, MD
Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
What's New with Flu? An Update on the Prevention and Treatment of Influenza

January 15
Kerri Cavanaugh, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Addressing Health Communication and Health Literacy in Pediatric Care: 2019 Update"

January 22
Jonathan Hemler, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Prevention of Food Allergy: LEAPing into the Future"

January 29
Stacy Ardoin, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Rheumatology and Immunology
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Ready, Set, Go: Integrating Young Adults with Chronic Health Conditions into Adult Health Care

February 5
Mary Ott, MD, MA
Professor of Pediatrics
Indiana University School of Medicine
Different, Not Deficient - The Adolescent Brain and Capacity to Consent

February 12
Richard Schanler, MD
Professor, The Center for Pediatric Research
Co-Director, Lilling Family Neonatal Research Laboratory
The  Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Professor of Pediatrics
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Director of Neonatal Services
Cohen Children's Medical Center and Northwell Health
"Updates on Human Milk in the NICU: Still the Best"
No Video by Request of Speaker

February 19
Overall Lecture
Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE
Arline and Pete Harman Professor and Chair
Department of Pediatrics
Stanford University School of Medicine
The Impact of Childhood Chronic Diseases Skeletal Development: A Life Course Perspective

February 26
Matthew Davis, MD
Chief of Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care
Department of Pediatrics
A Todd Davis, MD Professor of General Academic Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Social Sciences, Medicine, and Preventive Medicine
Northwestern Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine
Anticipating 2035: Child Health, Pediatrics, and Policy - One Generation in the Future

March 5
Christie Lecture
Denise Adams, MD
Co-Director, Vascular Anomalies Center
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Vascular Anomalies 2019

March 12
Erika Augustine, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology, Center for Health and Technology, and Department of Pediatrics
Robert J. Joynt Professorship in Neurology
University of Rochester Medical Center
Emerging Diagnostic and Therapeutic Issues in Pediatric Movement Disorders

March 19
Cotton Lecture
Namasivayam Ambalavanan, MD
Co-Director, Division of Neonatology
Associate Director, Division of Neonatology
Director, Sergio B. Stagno Research Endowment
Director, Neonatal Research
Program Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program
Director, TReNDD Program
Director, Rare Disease Program
Division of Neonatology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Prediction of Outcomes in Critically Ill Children"

March 26
Heller Lecture
Cynthia Rigsby, MD
Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics
Northwestern Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine
"State-of-the-Art Pediatric Cardiovascular CT"

April 2
Michael DeBaun, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research
J.C. Peterson chair in Pediatric Pulmonology
Director, Vanderbilt-Meharry Center for Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"When Students with Sickle Cell Disease Do Not Learn in St. Louis, Nashville, and Kano, Nigeria, What Do They Have in Common?"

April 9
Strauss Lecture
Stephen Paridon, MD
Director, Exercise Physiology Laboratory
Medical Director, Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology Laboratory
Professor of Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
"The Changing Roles of Physical Activity and Conditioning in the Maintenance of Cardiovascular Health in Congenital Heart Disease"

April 16
Cory Colton
Executive Director, Workplace Learning Operations
Human Resources Learning Operations
Arie Nettles, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Director, Office of Inclusion and Health Equity
Rochelle Johnson
Director, Employee and Labor Relations
HR Administration
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Respect at Work - Eliminating Sexual Harassment"

April 23
Michael Somers, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
"Nephrotic Syndrome in Children: Persepctives in 2019"

April 30
No Grand Rounds due to PAS Conference

May 7
Anne Kazak, PhD, ABPP
Co-Director, Nemours Center for Healthcare Delivery Science
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Affiliated Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
University of Delaware
Senior Research Scientist, Christiana Care Health System
Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Co-Director, Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Graduate Group Faculty, Department of Psychology
University of Pennsylvania
Editor-in-Chief, Health Psychology
Nemours Children's Health System
"Developing and Implementing Psychosocial Standards of Care: The Example of Pediatric Cancer"

May 14
Karzon Lecture
Debra Katzman, MD, FRCP
Senior Associate Scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences
Professor, Department of Paediatrics
University of Toronto
"Anorexia Nervosa and it's Impact on Bone Health"

May 21
Tracy Hills, DO
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Pediatric Palliative Care
"Clinical Updates in Pediatric Palliative Care"

May 28
Hayat Mousa, MD, AGAF
Professor in Pediatrics
UC San Diego School of Medicine
Director, Neurogastroenterology and Motility Center
Clinical Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Rady Children's Hospital San Diego
"Bench to Bedside: A Road to Ambulatory Monitoring and Neuromodulation of GI Function"

June 4
Chief's Grand Rounds


Grand Rounds Will Return September 10, 2019

You are cordially invited to Morning Report each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7:45 a.m. (approved for Cat II credit) as well as Chief Resident's Conference each Thursday at 7:45 a.m. (approved for Cat I credit). Sign-in sheets are available.

Sponsorship Statement: Sponsored by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics.

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). 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.

Please contact Lyndi Hopkins by phone at 615-322-0348 or e-mail at if you have any questions.


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