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Elizabeth Cox and Michelle Kelly: Including Families at Bedside Rounds

Elizabeth Cox and Michelle Kelly: Including Families at Bedside Rounds

Assistant Professor Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD, is helping families participate more fully in the care of their children while hospitalized at American Family Children’s Hospital (AFCH). 

Through recent grants from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the National Patient Safety Foundation, Dr. Cox is working with colleagues from several inpatient services to develop, implement, and evaluate ways to enhance family-centered rounds (FCRs) for hospitalized children. Read more...

Carol Diamond: Recognized for Clinical Excellence

Carol Diamond: Recognized for Clinical Excellence

"It’s wonderful when folks catch you doing something right,” says Associate Professor Carol Diamond, MD, medical director of the UW Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Clinic.

She certainly would know. Last spring, Dr. Diamond was one of four physicians—and the only pediatrician among them—to receive one of UW Health’s first Physician Leadership awards. First created in 2010, the awards honor physicians for excellence in clinical practice or clinical education. Read more...

Megan Moreno: The Influence of Social Media on Adolescent Behavior

Megan Moreno: The Influence of Social Media on Adolescent Behavior

Social networking Web sites, such as Facebook and MySpace, can have a tremendous impact on adolescents’ health.

Previous research with traditional media has shown that exposure to substance use and sexual content is linked to initiation of those behaviors. The difference is that with social media, adolescents not only consume information, they also produce it. Read more...

Philip Farrell: Lifecourse Initiative Improves Birth Outcomes in Wisconsin

Philip Farrell: Lifecourse Initiative Improves Birth Outcomes in Wisconsin

Last year, Department of Pediatrics Professor Philip Farrell, MD, PhD, became steering committee co-chair of the Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families (LIHF), a $10 million initiative to improve birth outcomes in Wisconsin.

Why? Because the infant mortality rate for African Americans in Wisconsin is the worst in the nation. Babies born to African American mothers were three to four times more likely to die in the first year than their white counterparts. It’s considered by many to be the most serious health problem facing the state. Read more...

Paul Sondel: Immunotherapy for Children with High-Risk Neuroblastoma

Paul Sondel: Immunotherapy for Children with High-Risk Neuroblastoma

Professor Paul Sondel, MD, PhD, led an NIH-funded Phase III trial to test a new form of immunotherapy for high-risk neuroblastoma patients.

Study results, which were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, showed that the new therapy resulted in a 20 percent greater chance of survival for these patients. Read more...

 


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