Research Conference Schedule

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, MD, 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, MD, 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, PhD

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, MD, PhD
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, MD, PhD
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, MD, 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, MD
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, MD
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, MD
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, PhD
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, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Ann Scott Carell Chair
Director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Center
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

March 11, 2019
David J. McCulley, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

March 18, 2019
No Meeting-Davidson County Spring Break

March 25, 2019
No Meeting-Williamson County Spring Break

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

April 8, 2019
Research Week Begins

K12 Awardees Present:
Speaker TBD

April 15, 2019
Turner Hazinski Awardees  Speaker TBD 

Dupree Hatch, MD

Assistant Professor
Division of Neonatology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Jennifer Herington, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Neonatology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

April 22, 2019:
Health Policy Center Representative: Speaker TBD

April 29, 2019
No Meeting - PAS

May 6, 2019
Kristen Ogden, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

May 13, 2019
Kecia N. Carroll, MD, MPH
General Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

May 20, 2019
Ravi Mangal Patel MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Pediatrics Division of Neonatology
Department of Pediatrics Emory University School of Medicine 

May 27, 2019
No Noon Research Conference - Memorial Day

June 3, 2019
No Noon Research Conference - Department of Pediatrics Faculty Meeting

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.

Contact Angie Tune at (615) 322-7094 or email Angie.Tune@vumc.org if you have questions.

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