News & Events

  • Pediatric Investigators Receive Two Grants from Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

    Posted: April 2018

    Congratulations to Mala Mathur, MD, MPH, PI and Co-Investigators Cristina Delgadillo, MD, Jessica Babal, MD, Tim Chybowski, MD, and Megan Neuman, MD, for their $20,000 grant entitled, "Wisconsin State Medical Home Initiative: Shared Plans of Care Grant for ADHD." In this one-year grant, from the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin on behalf of Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin's Medical Home Initiative, the team aims to better understand the needs of families in managing a child with ADHD through the partnering of a youth and family member on the team and through focus groups; to identify through the pre and post surveys of families, what activities of the health care team are most valuable to families in the long term management of their child with ADHD; and to increase the number of families who understand the medical home through "Every Child Deserves a Medical Home" brochure that they we will create.

    Mary Ehlenbach, MD, PI, and Ryan Coller, MD, MPH,Co-PI also received a one-year grant, from the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin on behalf of Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin's Medical Home Initiative. Their $20,000 award is entitled, "Advancing family-centered care coordination for children and youth with special health care needs," and will engage the Pediatric Complex Care Program to engage stakeholders and families to improve the shared care planning experience and documentation. Congratulations!

  • David McCulley, MD, Part of Consortium Awarded NIH P01 Grant

    Posted: April 2018
    David McCulley, MD
    David McCulley, MD

    Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (including Overall PI, Dr. Patricia Donahoe), Boston Children's Hospital, Columbia University, the Jackson Laboratory, University of California, San Diego, and the UW Department of Pediatrics, including Co-Investigator David McCulley, MD, were awarded a Program Project Grant from the National Institutes of Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH-NICHD) entitled, "Gene Mutation and Rescue in Human Diaphragmatic Hernia." Dr. McCulley's role will include creating and analyzing new conditional mouse alleles using CRISPR/Cas9 technology as part of Project 3, which will focus on evaluation of lung and pulmonary vascular phenotypes that result from deletion of genes implicated by genetic and genomic analyses of patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). The UW subaward, in the amount of ~$70,000 in direct costs per year of this 5-year grant, will utilize the UW Genome Editing and Animal Models Core (GEAM) for this work.

  • Yashoda Naik, MD, Awarded 2018 NASPAG Fellows Research Grant

    Posted: April 2018
    Yashoda (Mita) Naik, MD
    Yashoda (Mita) Naik, MD

    Congratulations to Endocrinology & Diabetes Postdoctoral Fellow Yashoda (Mita) Naik, MD, who was recently awarded a $1,000 Fellows Research Grant from the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG). Her one-year pilot grant entitled, "Effect of sex hormones on ectopic fat deposition in overweight/obese pubertal children," under the mentorship of Jennifer Rehm, MD, will inform the longitudinal study of the effects of sex hormones on differential adipose tissue distribution in children undergoing hormonal manipulation.

  • Medical Student Claire Baniel Awarded Howard Hughes Medical Research Fellows Award

    Posted: April 2018
    Paul Sondel, MD, PhD
    Paul Sondel, MD, PhD

    Congratulations to UW medical student Claire Baniel on receiving a 2018-2019 Medical Fellows Research Award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). This one-year award in the amount of $43,000 is for her project entitled, "Endogenous antibody response: role in the potentiation and outcome of combination anti-melanoma in situ immunotherapies." Under the mentorship of Paul Sondel, MD, PhD, her project will characterize antigens recognized by endogenous antibodies as well as explore the utilization of endogenous antibodies as therapeutic enhancers, through use of immunologic assays including ELISA, flow cytometry, cell mediated cytotoxicity assays, high density peptide array, and mouse work.

  • Summer Student Fellowship Awarded to Capitini Laboratory

    Posted: April 2018
    Christian Capitini, MD
    Christian Capitini, MD

    Congratulations to Katharine Tippins, medical student, and her mentor, Christian Capitini, MD, for receiving a Summer Student Fellowship from St. Baldrick's Foundation in the amount of $5,000. This 4-month Summer Fellowship is for her project entitled, "Generating an NK-mediated graft-versus-tumor effect against osteosarcoma," which she will use murine bone marrow transplant (BMT) models to develop evidence for a clinically applicable combined strategy that utilizes immunocytokines (IC) to enhance anti-tumor properties of immunologically activated, ex vivo activated natural killer (NK) cells. The underlying goal of this study is to develop a bone marrow transplant that can cure osteosarcoma.

  • Joel Buchanan, MD and Michael Semanik, MD, MS Awarded ICTR Pilot Grant

    Posted: April 2018
    Michael Semanik, MD
    Michael Semanik, MD

    Congratulations to PI Joel Buchanan, MD, UW Department of Medicine, and Co-PI Michael Semanik, MD, MS for their recent UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) Basic and Clinical Translational Research Pilot Grant in the amount of $50,000. Their project, entitled, "Evaluation of the Impact of a Problem Oriented View on Clinical Workflows," will aim to demonstrate the impact of problem-oriented view (POV) on clinician efficiency, effectiveness, cognitive workload, and satisfaction in a simulation environment.

  • Travel Grants Awarded to Endocrinology Team

    Posted: April 2018

    Congratulations to Endocrinology/Diabetes fellows Lauren Kanner, MD, Yashoda (Mita) Naik, MD, and Elizabeth Mann, MD for each being selected as recipients of the Pediatric Endocrine Society's Travel Award for 2018. Each received $400 to support their travel costs to the PES Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada in May 2018

  • 28 Pediatrics Faculty Named in Madison Magazine’s Top Doctors 2018

    Posted: April 2018

    Congratulations to the 28 Department of Pediatrics faculty who were named in Madison Magazine’s biennial guide of top doctors in the area.

    • Critical Care Medicine: Michael Wilhelm, MD
    • Medical Genetics: David Wargowski, MD
    • Neonatology: Jamie Limjoco, MD
    • Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine: Kok-Peng Yu, MD
    • Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: Mark Moss, MD
    • Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology: David Allen, MD; Ellen Connor, MD
    • Pediatric Gastroenterology: Daniel O'Connell, MD; Luther Sigurdsson, MD
    • Pediatric Genetics: Gregory Rice, MD; David Wargowski, MD; Jessica Scott Schwoerer, MD
    • Pediatric Hematology and Oncology: Carol Diamond, MD; Kenneth DeSantes, MD; Paul Sondel, MD, PhD
    • Pediatric Hospitalist: Sabrina Butteris, MD; Kristin Shadman, MD; Ann Allen, MD; Daniel Sklansky, MD
    • Pediatric Nephrology: Allison Redpath Mahon, MD; Sharon Bartosh, MD; Neil Paloian, MD
    • Pediatric Pulmonary Disease: Mary Schroth, MD; Vivek Balasubramaniam, MD; Michael Rock, MD 
    • Pediatric Rheumatology: Anna Huttenlocher, MD; Dominic Co, MD; Judith Smith, MD 
    • Sleep Medicine: Cami Matthews, MD

    They are among more than 200 doctors in 78 categories who were chosen by their peers for inclusion in the guide.

    View the complete listing and selection methodology on the Madison Magazine website

  • Department of Pediatrics Announces New Incoming Resident Class

    Posted: April 2018

    The Department of Pediatrics is honored to announce the 15 new residents who matched into our residency program for the 2018-19 academic year. They will join us in June to as they prepare to become pediatrician leaders who provide exceptional care to patients and families, advocate for the health of children and engage in lifelong learning and service.

    The new residents and their medical schools are:

    • Nicholas Beam, MD, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
    • Arij Beshish, MBBCh, PhD, University of Tripoli Faculty of Medicine
    • Jesse Boyett Anderson MD, MS, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
    • Christine Brichta, MD, MPH, Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Victoria Brocksmith, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine
    • Shane Colvin, MD, MA, University of Washington School of Medicine
    • Lindsey Cox, MD, MS, St. George's University School of Medicine
    • Thomas Harris, MD, University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
    • Adam Heinze, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Rachel Heinze, MD, University of Minnesota Medical School
    • Lindsey Kitzinger, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine
    • Cassandra Rendon, MD, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
    • Johanna Sehloff, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Carolyn Sleeth, MD, MPH, University of Arizona College of Medicine
    • Stephanie Syu, MD, Tulane University School of Medicine

    Download a PDF with photos of the incoming class

  • Pawan Shahi, PhD, Receives McPherson ERI/David G. Walsh Research Travel Award

    Posted: March 2018
    Bikash R. Pattnaik, PhD
    Bikash R. Pattnaik, PhD
    Pawan K. Shahi, PhD
    Pawan K. Shahi, PhD

    Congratulations to Pawan Shahi, PhD, a post-doctoral fellow in the Pattnaik Lab, who has been awarded a McPherson ERI/David G. Walsh Research Travel Award. This award provides funding for graduate students and postdocs from McPherson ERI members' research groups to attend conferences to present vision-related work and to advance educational and professional development opportunities. Dr. Shahi will attend the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting in Honolulu, HI from April 29 – May 3, 2018. His presentation is entitled, “Rescue of Kir7.1 function by gene augmentation in LCA16 patient derived iPSC-RPE cells."