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Kimberly S. Kile, PhD

Kimberly S. Kile, PhD

Kimberly Kile, PhD, Joins APPD LEARN Educational Development Committee

Posted: August 18, 2014

Congratulations to Kimberly Kile, PhD, who has been invited to join the Association of Pediatric Program Director's Longitudinal Educational Assessment Research Network (LEARN) Educational Development Committee. The APPD LEARN Educational Development Committee advises the APPD LEARN Director in (1) determining the faculty development needs of APPD LEARN members in the area of educational research, (2) designing and interpreting the annual APPD LEARN needs assessment survey, and (3) identifying training opportunities.


Casey Reiser, MS, CGC

Casey Reiser, MS, CGC

Casey Reiser, MS, CGC, Discusses the Role of Genetic Counseling in On Wisconsin Magazine Feature Article

Posted: August 12, 2014

The expanding ability to decipher human DNA has made genetic testing widely available. But it takes a pro to translate the information. Genetic counselors trained at UW-Madison, such as Casey Reiser, who went on to lead the UW program, learn how to compassionately break potentially life-changing news to a patient and talk about their options. As the field of genetics has become a legitimate part of medicine’s toolbox, genetic counselors are invaluable in helping others understand this emerging knowledge.

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James Conway, MD

James Conway, MD

James Conway, MD, Visits Capitol Hill to Advocate for Global Immunization

Posted: July 29, 2014

On July 23, 2014, James H. Conway, MD, spent a day on Capitol Hill advocating for a new, bipartisan House resolution ensuring that children in poor countries have access to vaccines and immunizations through U.S. support of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI).

Dr. Conway, along with Dean A. Blumberg, MD, associate professor and chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, visited 12 congressional offices that day.

The resolution they are advocating for calls for the U.S. to continue supporting vaccine purchases through GAVI from 2016 through 2020.

Since its inception in 2000, the GAVI Alliance has provided funding to immunize close to half a billion children, which will lead to 6 million lives saved.

GAVI members include the United States government, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the vaccine industry, UNICEF, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and other donors and partners


Brittany Allen, MD

Brittany Allen, MD

Brittany Allen, MD, Discusses Importance of Cervical Cancer Vaccine

Posted: July 25, 2014

Dr. Brittany Allen was featured in a WKOW TV interview about the importance of the cervical cancer vaccine and the role local health care providers play to educate parents.

Dr. Allen says more education is needed to encourage parents to get on board with the vaccine. UW Health is working with patients and providers to spread the word.

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Andrew Watson, MD

Andrew Watson, MD

Dr. Andrew Watson Receives Award From UW Sports Medicine Classic Fund

Posted: July 16, 2014

Congratulations to Andrew Watson, MD, on his award of $25,000 from the UW Sports Medicine Classic Fund for his project, "Identifying the Mechanisms of Maturational Differences in Fitness Development in Children." Although cardiovascular fitness has been shown to be an independent predictor of cardiovascular disease risk, the dose-response relationship between exercise and fitness development in children remains unclear and it has been previously suggested that children have an attenuated response to exercise training prior to adolescence. Under the mentorship of Marlowe Eldridge, MD, this project is intended to identify the existence of a maturational threshold for cardiovascular fitness development in children, as well as the central and peripheral cardiovascular mechanisms responsible for these differences.


Mary Ehlenbach, MD

Mary Ehlenbach, MD

Ryan Coller, MD, MPH

Ryan Coller, MD, MPH

Pediatric Complex Care Program Receives $9.45 Million CMS Innovation Award

Posted: July 16, 2014

The Pediatric Complex Care Program was recently notified that they, in conjunction with the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Special Needs Program, were awarded a $9.45 million CMS Innovation Award. CMS is sponsoring Health Care Innovation Awards aimed at implementation of compelling new ideas to deliver better health, improved care and lower costs to people enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), particularly those patients with the highest health care needs. Mary Ehlenbach, MD, Medical Director of the Pediatric Complex Care Program is the UW Co-PI. Also named in the award is Ryan Coller, MD, MPH, Research Director of the Pediatric Complex Care Program. The award will enable further development of the Pediatric Complex Care Program's mission of care coordination for children with medical complexity.


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