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

2018 - 2019

September 10, 2018
James Priest, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Cardiology, Stanford University Medical Center
Borrowing from adults to study kids: Congenital heart disease in the UK Biobank

September 17, 2018
Jörn-Hendrik Weitkamp, M.D., FAAP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director for Patient-Oriented Research
Division of Neonatology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Mother knows best: Prevention of NEC may start in-utero

September 24, 2018
Jeffrey L. Neul, M.D., Ph.D.
Annette Schaffer Eskind Chair and Director
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neurology, Pharmacology, and Special Education
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
Approaches to therapy in Rett syndrome

October 1, 2018
No Noon Research Conference - Department of Pediatrics Faculty Meeting

October 8, 2018
Andrew Bush, M.D., FRCP, FRCPCH, FERS
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
Early wheeze - can we move away from palliative care?

October 15, 2018
No Meeting - Fall Break

October 22, 2018
Jay Wilkinson, M.D.
Research Professor of Pediatrics
Office of the Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Hearts and HAART: Cardiac Status of Children Perinatally Exposed and Infected with HIV

October 29, 2018
Carolyn J. Heinrich, Ph.D.
Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy, Education, and Economics
Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations, Peabody College
Professor of Economics, College of Arts and Sciences, Vanderbilt University
Consequences of Recent Immigration Policies for the Well-being of Children

November 5, 2018
Kevin C. Ess, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Pediatrics
Gerald M. Fenichel Chair in Neurology
Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Building a Better Brain: Lessons from Genetic Disorders

November 12, 2018
Jennifer A. Wambach, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
Researcher, Pathobiology, Washington University School of Medicine
Genotype-Phenotype Correlations for Infants and Children with ABCA3 Mutations

November 19, 2018
Brittany N. Lasseigne, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology
Multidimensional Data: Challenges and Opportunities

November 26, 2018
Margaret A. Adgent, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Soy Formula and Reproductive Development

December 3, 2018
No Noon Research Conference - Department of Pediatrics Faculty Meeting

December 10, 2018
Fred Lamb, M.D., Ph.D.
Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics
Division Director, Pediatric Critical Care, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
LRRC8 Anion Channel Regulation of Reactive Oxygen Signaling in Vascular Inflammation

December 17, 2018
No Noon Research Conference - Holidays

December 24, 2018
No Noon Research Conference - Holidays

December 31, 2018
No Noon Research Conference - Holidays

January 7, 2019
Robert Carson, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Neurology
Brain Institute, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Novel approaches to the treatment of Medically refractory epilepsy

January 14, 2019
David M. Aronoff, M.D., FIDSA, FAAM
FIDSA Director
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Deciphering the Pathogenesis of Bacterial Chorioamnionitis

January 21, 2019
No Meeting (MLK Day)

January 28, 2019
John Jeffery Reese, M.D. 
Professor of Pediatrics
Mildred T. Stahlman Chair in Perinatal Research, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Towards a Better Understanding of the Ductus Arteriosus: Why the PDA Still Matters

February 4, 2019
No Noon Research Conference - Department of Pediatrics Faculty Meeting

February 11, 2019
Richard Schanler, M.D.
Professor, The Center for Pediatric Research the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Co-Director, Liling Family Neonatal Laboratory, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Professor of Pediatrics, Donald and Barbara Zucker School at Hofstra/Northwell
Director of Neonatal Services, Cohen Children's Medical Center and Norwell Health 
Randomized Trial of US Human Milk Fortifiers

February 18, 2019
Susan Guttentag, M.D.
Director, Mildred Stahlman Division of Neonatology, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital
Alveolar epithelial vulnerability: lessons from rare disease models

February 25, 2019
Andrew Goodman-Bacon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics, Vanderbilt University
Health Policy Center Representative
A Strong Start: Short- and Long-Run Effects of Medicaid’s Introduction

March 4, 2019
James E. Crowe, Jr., M.D.
Professor and Ann Scott Carell Chairf of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
End of the Vaccine Era: Why nextgen antibody technology will disrupt the legacy vaccine enterprise

March 11, 2019
David J. McCulley, M.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Genetic Mechanisms of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

March 18, 2019
No Meeting-Williamson County Spring Break

March 25, 2019
No Noon Research Conference

April 1, 2019
No Noon Research Conference - Department of Pediatrics Faculty Meeting

April 8, 2019
Research Week Begins

K12 Awardees Present:

Justin Gregory, M.D., MSCI
Pediatric Endocrinology
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital
12 to 12:20 p.m.
Iatrogenic Hyperinsulinemia, not Hyperglycemia, Drives Insulin Resistance in Type 1 Diabetes as Revealed by Comparison to GCK-MODY (MODY2)

Jennifer Sucre, M.D.
Division of Neonatology, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
12:20 to 12:40 p.m.
Targeting Wnt Signaling in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Christian Rosas-Salazar, M.D., MPH
Division of Allergy, Immonology, and Pulmonary Medicine
Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
12:40 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Interactions Between Common Infant Exposures, the Upper Airway Microbial Ecosystem, and Childhood Respiratory

April 15, 2019
Turner Hazinski Awardees Present:

Dupree Hatch, M.D., MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology
Director of Quality Improvement and Implementation Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Developing a Learning Health System for Neonatal Mechanical Ventilation

Jennifer Herington, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Examination into the in utereo and ex utero fetal safety profile of novel tocolytic compounds

April 22, 2019:
Health Policy Center Representative:

Julia Phillippi, Ph.D., CNM, FACNM, FAAN
Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing 
Collaboration for Antepartum Risk Evaluation (CARE): A Patient-Centered Model for Nurse-Midwife and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Consultations

April 29, 2019
No Meeting - PAS

May 6, 2019
Kristen Ogden, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Human Rotavirus Diversity: Potential Escape Mechanisms

May 13, 2019
Sarah Scheeiderich Osmundson, M.D., M.S
Assistant Professor, Department of OB/GYN
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Opioid prescribing after childbirth:  Implications for Women's Health and Beyond

May 20, 2019
Ravi Mangal Patel M.D., M.Sc.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology
Department of Pediatrics Emory University School of Medicine 
Survival and Neurodevelepmental Ortcomes of Periviable Infants

May 27, 2019
No Noon Research Conference - Memorial Day

June 3, 2019
No Noon Research Conference - (June 3rd faculty meeting has been moved to June 17th)

Break for summer: Conference will resume on Monday, September 9, 2019

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 andVanderbilt 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.

Call Angie Tune at (615) 322-7094 or email Angie Tune if you have questions.

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