Honors and Awards

Usha Krishnan, MD (Cardiology) will be delivering an invited talk on "Current Treatment option for Pulmonary Hypertension" at the 1st European Conference on ‘Neonatal and Paediatric Pulmonary Vascular Disease’ at the University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands in October 2014. Dr. Krishnan was also invited to speak on “Cardiologic considerations in infantile Pompe disease” at the NY- Mid-Atlantic Consortium- (NYMAC) Pompe Disease Newborn Screening Symposium in November.

Wyman Lai, MD (Cardiology) has been appointed for a 2-year term as the pediatric echocardiography representative to the Board of Directors of the National Board of Echocardiography.

Esi Lamouse-Smith, MD, PhD (GI, Hepatology & Nutrition) was invited by the Korean Society of Lactic Acid Bacteria to present, “Probiotics as Immunotherapy: Lactic Acid Bacteria and Allergic Disease in Children,” at the 3rd Annual Symposium of the Korean Society for Lactic Acid Bacteria in Seoul, South Korea.

Joel Lavine MD, PhD (GI, Hepatology & Nutrition) was lecturer, panelist and moderator at the FDA Advisory meeting on "Clinical Endpoints and Trial Design for Chronic Liver Diseases," and was appointed to the FDA’s GI External Advisory Board.

Teresa Lee, MD (Cardiology) and Wendy Chung, MD (Clinical Genetics) are co-investigators on a surgery startup grant entitled, “Transcriptional profiling of human fetal heart valve growth.” (The PI for the project is Emile Bacha, MD.)

Sarah Shrager Lusman, MD (GI, Hepatology & Nutrition) was appointed to the Training Committee of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition for a three-year term.

Luz Adriana Matiz, MD’s (Child and Adolescent Health) educational session proposal, “Integrating Community Health Workers into Pediatric Patient Centered Medical Homes” has been accepted as part of a special enhanced learning session for the Children’s Hospital Association 2014 Transforming Children’s Health Care – Together: Care Coordination in a Complex Environment Conference.

Rachel Miller MD (Allergy and Immunology) received a 4-year RO1 from NIH/NHLBI for the project entitled: "Secondhand smoke and asthma: Mechanistic outcomes of DNA methylation in T cells.” She is a co-Principal Investigator in collaboration with Dr. Kari Nadeau at Stanford University and will be looking at epigenetic modifications in a cohort of monozygotic twins.