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Aug August 10 Wed 2016

During her residency, Dr. Emily Whitgob worked with Dr. Jonathan Santoro on a project to add to the medical school curricula by integrating training designed to help students understand different types of disability. This Scope blog story summarizes a Neurology Today article that quotes different medical students about their experiences treating a person with a disability and their thoughts on the training. The Stanford program appears to be the first focused on children with neurological disabilities, and Dr. Whitgob has since completed her residency and is now one of our developmental-behavioral pediatrics fellows. Read more>>

Aug August 18 Thu 2016

Celebrating tiny voices of praise

Dr. Henry Lee visited Beijing in July for the 10-year anniversary of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) in China and considers the experience a highlight of his professional career to date. In his American Academy of Pediatrics blog post, Dr. Lee reflects on the leadership and pioneering efforts that contributed to the success of Helping Babies Breathe and NRP in China and around the world. Read more>>

Aug August 09 Tue 2016

Kangaroo mother care: Researchers search for biological basis of its effectiveness

Dr. Vinod Bhutani discusses the importance of kangaroo mother care. This practice whereby the baby is placed on the bare chest of its mother (or father and other family members) has been shown to have many health benefits. These include keeping the baby warm, improved maternal-infant bonding, and reduced mortality in low birth weight infants. By measuring brain hormones in babies, Dr. Bhutani and his colleagues hope to identify hormones particularly associated with birthing stress and develop a test for these using a sample of baby’s saliva. Drs. Kari McCallie, Susan Crowe, and David Stevenson are partners on this research project. Read more>>

Jun June 21 Tue 2016

Guatemala project inspires and motivates Stanford medical students

Dr. Paul Wise visits Guatemala with Stanford medical students to show them what a difference they can make by working to support the needs and rights of those living in impoverished communities. Stanford partners with local health promoters to operate the Rural Guatemala Child Health and Nutrition Program, which uses nutritional supplements and health education to save the lives of children under five. This Scope blog story quotes Dr. Wise and one of the students who traveled with him. Read more>>

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