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In Brief | Division News
- PAS RECAP: Faculty and fellows from the Division were very busy at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in May, presenting more than 40 posters and platforms, and developing and leading a number of special interest groups and scientific programs.
- INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATION AT NEURO NICU CONFERENCE: Krisa Van Meurs, MD, organized a special NeuroNICU Conference on May 3 and 4 prior to the PAS meeting. In addition to local faculty, speakers included: Lena Hellstrom-Westas, MD, PhD, from Uppsala, Sweden; Guilherme Sant’Anna, MD, PhD, from McGill University, Montreal, Canada; and Lina Chalak, MD, MS, from UT Dallas. The course was attended by over 160 people from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, China and Brazil.
- DR. HENRY LEE NAMED NRP STEERING COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR: The American Academy of Pediatrics Board of Directors appointed Henry Lee, MD, MS Epi, as Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Steering Committee Co-chair. Dr. Lee has been a general member of the NRP Steering Committee since 2011, and has served as the official liaison to the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention and China NRP Steering Committee. He will begin his term as Co-chair on July 1, 2017.
- ASSOCIATION BETWEEN MATERNAL BMI AND RISK OF BRONCHOPULMONARY DYSPLASIA: Suzan Carmichael, PhD, and several other division faculty members including Jeffrey Gould, MD, MPH, David Stevenson, MD, Gary Shaw, DrPH, and Henry Lee, MD, MS Epi, recently co-authored a paper published in Pediatric Research and selected to be highlighted in the Editor’s Focus section. Findings support the notion that bronchopulmonary dysplasia is a multi-factorial disease that may sometimes have its origins in utero and be influenced by maternal obesity-associated inflammation.