Department Has Outstanding Showing at Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting

The Department of Pediatrics’ research and academic achievements were on full display at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting, held May 5-8, 2018, in Toronto, Canada.

David Allen, MD
David Allen, MD

Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes Chief David Allen, MD, was this year’s recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Pediatric Endocrine Society (PES) Paul Kaplowitz Endowed Lectureship for Quality Care. He presented a plenary session, “Growth-Promoting Treatment: When Discretion is the Better Part of Value.”

The outstanding showing by department faculty, residents and staff also included:

  • 11 platform presentations on such topics as sinusitis, complex care, social media use and a natural history study of achondroplasia;
  • three invited science sessions on such topics as perinatal programming on the right ventricle and pulmonary vasculature, the mechanics of pediatric asthma clinical trials and the diagnosis and management of streptococcal pharyngitis;
  • two special-interest groups on interdisciplinary pediatric research and medical student education/qualitative research;
  • two workshops on collecting validity evidence and building recognition through branding; and
  • 54 posters across a wide variety of subspecialties.
     

To learn more, download a PDF of all Department of Pediatrics presenters, or search the PAS meeting website by program or by presenter.

Mary Ehlenbach, MD (Assistant Professor (CHS), Division of Hospital Medicine)
Mary Ehlenbach, MD (Assistant Professor (CHS), Division of Hospital Medicine)
Resident Jennifer E. Szmanda, DO, with faculty member Ellen Connor, MD (Professor (CHS), Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes)
Resident Jennifer E. Szmanda, DO, with faculty member Ellen Connor, MD (Professor (CHS), Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes)
Vice Chair Gail Allen, MD, and Assistant Professor (CHS) Brittany Allen, MD (General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)
Vice Chair Gail Allen, MD, and Assistant Professor (CHS) Brittany Allen, MD (General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)
Resident Alissa Enzenberger, MD
Resident Alissa Enzenberger, MD
Michelle Kelly, MD (Division of Hospital Medicine)
Michelle Kelly, MD (Division of Hospital Medicine)
Endocrinology and Diabetes fellow Elizabeth Mann, MD, with her poster
Endocrinology and Diabetes fellow Elizabeth Mann, MD
Sanjeev Jain, MD (Clinical Associate Professor, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)
Sanjeev Jain, MD (Clinical Associate Professor, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)
Vice Chair Gail Allen, MD (General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)
Vice Chair Gail Allen, MD (General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)
Pediatrics residents at a reception at the PAS meeting
Pediatrics residents at a reception at the PAS meeting.

Back row (left to right): Jennifer Szmanda, DO; Sadie Skarloken, MD; William Stanford, DO; Perry Krumenacher, MD; Daniel Gorski, MD. 

Front row (left to right): Anisha Ramal, MD; Alexis Gumm, MD; Emma Huang, MD; Santhi Logel, MD, Jennie Godwin, MD; Alissa Enzenberger, MD
 

The PAS meeting is an international gathering of pediatricians and other health care providers united by a common mission: to improve the health and well-being of children worldwide. Attendees include researchers, academics, clinical care providers and community practitioners.

The meeting is produced through a partnership between the American Pediatric Society, the Society for Pediatric Research, the Academic Pediatric Association and the AAP, plus collaborations with Alliance and Affiliate supporters.