Dr. Erika Berman-Rosenzweig was also re-appointed as Pediatric Committee Chairperson for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association's Online University and to the PHA's Scientific Leadership Council.
Melissa Stockwell, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Population & Family Health, and her research group’s Flu Text Influenza Text Messaging program was selected by the Promising Practice Network (operated by the RAND Corporation) as a practice “proven” to improve outcomes for children. This is their highest evidence level.
Melissa Stockwell, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Population & Family Health, received an “Honorable Mention” in a special edition of News Digest “Who’s Who in Academia” that recognized faculty who are making a difference at institutions of higher education.
Donna Farber in the Center for Translational Immunology here was recently awarded a large R01 studying the development of lung T cell responses in infant respiratory immunity. Scott Baird and Ravi Thyyar in our group are funded as part of this to do all the patient studies which will all be from our PICU.
Drs. Katherine Biagas, (Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics) and George Hardart (Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Bioethics) in the Division of Critical Care Medicine were both awarded Presidential Citations for Service by the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. David Kessler, MD, MSc, RDMS, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Division of Emergency Medicine, was invited to an international meeting on Simulation in Healthcare to teach a pre-conference workshop entitled, “Teaching Procedural Skills using Simulation” at the faculty development symposium. Dr. Kessler also gave a podium presentation entitled, “Building Capacity for Multi-center Simulation Research: Strategies for Success in Developing an International specialty Specific Simulation Research Network.”
Dr. Kessler will be faculty at the annual regional BASE camp, an immersive simulation-based teamwork and skills training educational experience for pediatric emergency medicine fellows in northeastern US.
Esi Lamouse-Smith, MD, PhD, newly recruited from Harvard/Boston Children’s to the Division of GI, Hepatology and Nutrition (effective May 1), was the first recipient of a Diversity Supplement from the Provost and Dean of Medicine to begin her research at Columbia in the Center for Translational Immunology. She will be investigating the role of the gut microbiome in adaptive immunity in response to viral infections and vaccinations.