Honors and Awards

Darrell Yamashiro, MD, PhD (Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation) received an Alex’s Lemonade Stand award for $250k for 2 years. The grant is entitled “Identification of TFAP4 (transcription factor AP-4/activating enhancer binding protein) as a potential master regulator/synthetic lethal gene of MYCN amplified neuroblastoma.”

Dr. Noble also gave an invited talk titled “Socioeconomic Disparities in Neurocognitive Development: A Global Perspective” at the Columbia Population Research Center on May 20th and gave two talks at the Society for Research in Child Development in Seattle in April, titled “Gestational length and neurodevelopment among healthy children with a stable neonatal course” and “Socioeconomic Disparities in Brain Structure Across the Life-Span.”

Dr. Noble is the recipient of the GH Sergievsky Pilot Award for $25k.

Kimberly Noble, MD (Child and Adolescent Health) was invited to be a member of the Early Childhood Interventions Network, an interdisciplinary global network of scholars working in the field of human capital and economic opportunity led by Nobel Laureate James Heckman.

Steve Paik, MD (Child and Adolescent Health) won the Faculty Teacher of the Year award.

Boyd Richards, PhD (Child and Adolescent Health) has agreed to serve as a Review Board Member of the Teaching and Learning in Medicine: An International Journal.

Noe Romo, MD (Child and Adolescent Health) was invited to speak at the University of Austin at a conference on young, disadvantaged Latino youth in October. He was also invited to run a workshop at the Young People’s Peace and Justice Conference in New York City this summer.

Marina Catallozzi, MD’s (Child and Adolescent Health) article titled, “Understanding perceptions of genital herpes disclosure through analysis of an online video contest” was published in Sexually Transmitted Infections journal. Other authors include Dr. Rosenthal, Dr. Noe Chavez and Lee Shearer and Sophia Ebel.