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07/31/2014   Pediatric Grand Round: Update on Chronic Renal Insufficiency
07/17/2014   Pediatric Grand Round: Pharmacologic Treatment of Pediatric Insomnia
02/17/2014   Type 2 Diabetes in Youth: What Have We Learned from Major Trials
Pediatric Grand Rounds 12:00 - 1:00pm on 02/06/2014 Billings Auditorium P117
Phillip S. Zeitler, MD, PhD, Medical Director, Children's Hospital Colorado
02/10/2014   Safe Transportation of Children with Special Health Care Needs
Pediatric Grand Rounds 12:00 - 1:00pm on 02/13/2014 Billings Auditorium P117
Joseph O'Neil, MD, MPH,
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Section of Developmental Pediatrics
Indiana University School of Medicine
02/05/2014   Pediatric Neuropsychiatric (NP) Lupus: What is on their minds?
Pediatric Grand Rounds 12:00 - 1:00pm on 02/06/2014 Billings Auditorium P117
Marisa S. Klein-Gitelman, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University, Feinerg School of Medicine
Head, Division of Rheumatology, An & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
02/03/2014 Academic Pediatrics

Chinese New Year, Year of the Horse, began on Jan. 31, 2014.
You can find which Chinese Lunar Year you belong to(Chinese.New-Year) and know the traditions behind the festival (
Collaborating with physicians in China , we are developing a health education website
( in Chinese)
02/01/2014 Academic Pediatrics;Team

Dr. Daniel Johnson was recently interviewed for Chicago Health Online.  
“Being Cared For – Chicago boasts several nationally leading pediatric hospitals thanks to a holistic approach to healing”

Chicago Health
Comer Medical Education and Practice

02/01/2014 Child Protective Services

The Chicago Maroon posted Dr. Jill Glick’s work
“ University of Chicago doctor advances child abuse pediatrics”

The Chicago Maroon 01/31/2014
Comer Medical Education and Practice

02/01/2014 Pediatric Surgery

"Jessica Kandel, MD, featured on list of 20 most innovative pediatric surgeons"
Comer Children's Hospital Website
Comer Children's Hospital Face Book
Comer Medical Education and Practice
The University of Chicago Medicine Face Book


Pediatric Sleep Medicine Research
Pediatric Sleep Medicine; Team

Leila Kheirandish Gozal, MD
Director of Pediatric Clinical Sleep Research

Yang Wang , MD, PhD
Director of Pediatric Basic Science Sleep Research

Sleep deprivation speeds up cancer. The recent published result about cancer and sleep by Comer sleep medicine research team has been all over the news. may-accelerate-cancer-growth- study-finds fragmented-or-poor- sleep-speeds-cancer-growth
www.medicalnewstoday. com poor-sleep-may-make-cancer- grow-more-quickly growth speed-cancer-growth
www.natureworldnews. com/poor-sleep-disturb-immune- system-accelerate-cancer- growth-study speed-growth-cancer-make- aggressive-researchers-claim faster-sleep-disrupted uk/poor-sleep- cancer-growth
www.universityherald. com/disrupted-sleep-linked-to- progression-of-cancer-cells articles/disrupted- sleep-linked-to-increased- cancer-risk-from-weakened- immune-system-study-warns
articles.timesofindia. disrupted-sleep-sleep-loss story/poor-sleep-linked-to- cancer-growth
healthresearchreport. me/tag/gozal/ important-you-think
www.spirehealthcare. com/a- broken-night-s-sleep-could- accelerate-cancer-growth fragmented-sleep-linked-to- increased-cancer-risk-science- world-report cancer-concerns/cancer-danger- in-your-bed get-cancer

Pediatroc Surgery
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology; Team
A Curious Case of Abdominal Pain in a 3 Year Old Girl
Pediatric Grand Rounds 12:00 - 1:00pm on 01/30/2014 Billings Auditorium P117
Jaimee Holbrook, MD Pediatric Resident
Gabrielle Lapping-Carr, MD Fellow, Pediatric Heme Onc
Andrea Lo, MD Assistant Professor of Surgery
01/24/2014 AAP SmartBrief

"Pediatricians in top 10 of happiest physician specialties"

Pediatric Emergency Medicine
; Team

Emergency Preparedness: A Family Focused Model
Pediatric Grand Rounds 12:00 - 1:00pm on 01/23/2014 Billings Auditorium P117
Michele Mckee, MD, FAAP Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
Health Education Webpage Family Emergency Preparedness

Academic Pediatrics;Team
Re-format the health education website through the following web-pages
Health Information
Ask the Doctors
AAP HealthyChildren - Updated Health Information
Health News / Comer News
Family Emergency Plan
Vaccination in 2014
Comer Parent Online Resource Face Book will post new web health information for families

01/17/2014 Academic Pediatrics;Team

The Eighth Annual Gold Humanism Honor Society Induction Ceremony
Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 6:00pm
 in Bond Chapel.
"The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) honors senior medical students, residents, role-model physician teachers, and other exemplars recognized for “demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion, and dedication to service. During the ceremony, the 2014 Pritzker School of Medicine Gold Humanism Honor Society Inductees will be recognized. In addition, the class will honor Dr. Lolita Alkureishi, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Vikrant Jagadeesan, MS4 as the recipients of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award."


38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Noon Friday, January 24, in the Biling Auditorium, P-117
"The University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences joins the nation to celebrate diversity and to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy and his dream of a country united in justice, peace, and values of equality, justice and cooperation." Keynote speaker Hill Harper's theme is "Manifest Your Destny. "


Chicago Tribune "$90 million to U. of C. meant to 'alter the course of cancer'
Comer Children's Hospital at the University of Chicago Facebook
"The University of Chicago has received a gift of $90M from Ludwig Cancer Research, one of six U.S. institutions chosen by the organization to pursue transformational cancer research. Under the direction of Dr. Ralph Weichselbaum and Dr. Geoffrey Greene, the Ludwig Center at UChicago will use the funding to study metastasis, the process by which cancer cells spread from a primary tumor to multiple distant sites."


Influenza-Related Changes to Sick Policy, Visitor Policy
From Emily Landon, MD, Hospital Epidemiologist & Medical Director of Infection Control
The University of Chicago Medicine
"As many of you know, this flu season is becoming a particularly bad one, and we are still several weeks away from the anticipated peak of the cycle. So far this season,  Illinois  has had 122 influenza-related admissions to Intensive Care Units and six deaths through  December 28, 2013 . At theUniversity  of  Chicago Medicine, we’ve had 68 reported cases of influenza, including 22 since last Sunday. The predominant strain this year is the 2009 pandemic H1N1. It is hitting individuals 50 years of age and younger the hardest”.


Chicago Tribune article posted Dr. Glick’s work on 01/02/2014 . Comer physician Dr. Glick is the one of 11 board-certified child abuse pediatricians in Illinois .


"Stem Cell Transplant Puts Sickle Cell Pain in the Past" News on December 17, 2013


Comer Physicians Named Among Chicago's 'Top Doctors'.
"Better Days After Bone Cancer - Followings Treatment for Osteosarcoma" News in December, 2013

The American Thoracic Society

Wishing You a Beautiful Holiday Season & a New Year of Peace, Health and Happiness - from Our Chairman Dr. David Gozal

Health Maintenance Module Launch in EPIC - Immunization - December 16th, 2013
Link to Online Training Module (sign in with your UCHAD login):


Faculty Advancing Medical Education ( FAME ) Workshop Opportunity FAME Workshop
Teaching Fundamentals Friday, February 7, 2014 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gordon Center for Integrative Science
929 East 57th Street , entrance through bridge area 3rd Floor Atrium fame Register Here: FAME Registration February 2014

12/18/2013 Coping and Social Skill Group for Adolescents (Age 14-18 Years) with Chronic Illness 8 sessions over the course of 8 weeks January 15, 2014 How to Refer

2014 Peds 21 presentation now available online

Academic Pediatrics
Comer Physicians' Meeting
Developing an academic medical home based educational platform through electronic health record (EHR)-Website-Face Book to fill the gaps between training and practice for residents and medical students in Pediatrics. Medical Training and Pediatric Practice; Practice News; and Face Book


Care2Prevent – Fight AIDS
Sweet Bites to Fight AIDS- In celebration of World AIDS Day,  Care2Prevent selled cupcakes  in DCAM Food Court today
12/04/2013 "Apply now for CATCH grants"  (Deadline 01/31/2014 )

On behalf of Karen Stratton, RN
and David Gozal, M.D.


Congratulations to our Comer NICU! We are so proud of you. Please click on the link below to watch an amazing story featuring a 10-year old boy who was once cared for in our very own NICU.
This story reflects the amazing impact our NICU team has on people's lives.

Pediatric House Staffs
Pediatric house staff publications/presentations in 2012-2013

UC Infection Control -Chicagoabx

University of Chicago Medicine Antibiotic Stewardship Program
About Chicagoabx
: "Antibiotic Stewardship programs help to curb antibiotic resistance, decrease healthcare costs, and prevent errors through optimization of antimicrobial use."
Mission: "To optimize antibiotic prescribing practices to enhance the quality of care for our patients, decrease antibiotic resistance, and reduce the cost of care in our hospital and community."

Academic Pediatrics

Community Engagement Consultation Service what-center-community-health- and-vitality

In the Section meeting of Academic Pediatrics on Nov. 21, 2013 , George R. Smith, Jr., MPH , Community Relations Director for the University of Chicago Medicine Center for Community Health and Vitality, provided a presentation on the Community Engagement Consultation Service. Please see the summary and consultation form and contact George to find how he can be of service to you.

11/23/2013 The University of Chicago Library News in November

The first flu case was identified  in the University of Chicago Medical Center this week. The flu activity is expected to increase. The most effective way to protect you and your children from influenza is vaccination. The useful resources for influenza and vaccination:
2013-2014 Flu and Flu Vaccination
CDC webpage for seasonal influenza


The 8 th Staff Annual National Arts Show is on from November 1 to January 31 in the DCAM Sky Bridge.


The University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences, Oct. 2013
“Stephen Family Donates $10 Million, Name to Comer NICU: NICU Renamed Margaret M. and George A. Stephen Neonatal Intensive Care Unit”.

11/10/13 Comer Childrens' Hospital

Inaugural Pediatric Fellowship Research Symposium PDF
KCBD Auditorium
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

5:30pm A light dinner will be served
6:00pm-8:30pm Fellow Research Presentations and Faculty Feedback/Dialogue
Please RSVP to Bridget Sjostrom 773-702-0420


4th Annual ABC (Autism, Behavior, Complex Medical Needs) Conference
Friday, November 22, 2013  8:00 am-4:30 pm  
Moraine Business and Conference Center 9000 W College Pkwy , Building M Palos Hills , IL , 60465
ICAAP/IAFP Members: $150.00 Non-members: $175.00
Friends (Resident, Student, NP, PA, LEND Trainee - Must present ID): $50.00 Parent: $50.00


The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center
Annual free blood screening for celiac disease

Saturday, November 16th.
Registration is now open at: http://www.cureceliacdisease. org/living-with-celiac/ screening
Blood screening Sign-Up


Maclean Conference on Clinical Medical Ethics
The 25thAnniversary MacLean Conference will be held at the University of Chicago Law School at 111 East 60th Street on Friday, Novermber 15 and Saturday, Novernver 16 from 7:45 am -6pm on both days. More than 50 MacLean fellows participate as speakers.

The University of Chicago
Urban Health Initiative
The Diabetes Cook Off Contest on the South Side of Chicago
at 12:30pm- 3pm on Saturday November 16, 2013; Washburne Culinary Institute at Kennedy King College, located at 740 West 63rd St, Building U

10/30/2013 The director of Comer Pediatric Sleep Research joined TV interview with Bulgarian international TV station - About pediaric sleep apnea.



Pictures: Department of Pediatrics chairman Professor David Gozal and Paleonatologist Dr.Paul Sereno.

Dawn the dinosaur is a rare museum-quality replica of the herrerasaurus ischigualastensis discovered by renowned University of Chicago  paleontologist Paul Sereno. This species was among the first to walk the planet more than 230 million years ago. Sereno and a colleague unearthed the primitive carnivore in Argentina  in 1988, and it's the most complete fossil of the species discovered to date.
Dawn, now a permanent exhibit en route to the children’s clinics at Comer, was donated by University  of Chicago  grad and longtime supporter, Nicholas Pritzker.

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