Welcome Dr. Westin!
Erik Westin, Ph.D., Instructor, in Pediatric Hematology & Oncology, earned his Ph.D. in genetics from the University of Iowa. Dr. Westin recently completed his postdoctoral fellowship in biochemistry and molecular genetics at UAB. His clinical and research interests include studying the mechanisms related to blood and bone marrow failure disorders such as Dyskeratosis Congenita and Diamond Blackfan anemia in addition to research that utilizes CRISPR to correct underlying genetic mutations in patients’ cells.
Dr. Wu Named Academic Pediatric Association Region VII Co-Chair for 2017-2019
He wishes to express his sincerest gratitude for all the support he received during the election.
Children's of Alabama ImproveCareNow Network Invited to Join Trailblazers Learning Lab
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Child Health Research Unit (CHRU) Open House
“The CHRU is a crucial tool that enables pediatric investigators to improve our understanding of childhood diseases and bring new therapies to children. I am proud of the role that Children’s of Alabama plays in child health in this state, the region and beyond,” said Mitchell B. Cohen, M.D., Chair, UAB Department of Pediatrics and Physician-In-Chief, Children’s of Alabama.
The facility has more than 2,500 square feet of space and includes a reception area, triage room, six exam rooms, office and conference space, workspace with monitors, a lab with centrifuge and freezer, and a storage room for equipment.
The CHRU will host an open house on Friday, May 12 from 1 - 3 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the unit. For more information on the CHRU, visit www.uab.edu/chru.
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Dr. Landier Makes Advancing Pediatric Oncology Nursing Her Life's Work
The more Landier worked there and saw the interactions among the nurses, their young patients and the families, the more she grew to love it.
Continue reading the story highlighting Wendy Landier, Ph.D., RN, Pediatric Hematology & Oncology, on the UAB School of Nursing website. Photos courtesy of UAB School of Nursing.
April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month
Every April, the Children's Bureau of the US Department of Health & Human Services observes National Child Abuse Prevention Month “to raise public awareness of child abuse and neglect, recommit efforts and resources aimed at protecting children and strengthening families, and promote community involvement through activities that support the cause.” Children’s of Alabama and the CHIPS Center stay busy all month in an effort to increase awareness of this common and serious public health problem affecting all aspects of society, but most especially, our children. Some of the many activities planned for the month include: awareness in the hospital, handing out posters to local school systems, participating in Child Fun Day, and cosponsoring the International Association of Forensic Nurses-Alabama Chapter annual conference. For more information on National Child Abuse Prevention Month, visit the National Child Abuse Prevention Month website.
Michael A. Taylor, M.D.
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Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Alumni and Friends Reception | May 6
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Dr. Everts Named Recipient of the International Society for Anitviral Research William Prusoff Young Investigator Lecture Award
Six Pediatrics Faculty Members Participate in the CCTS Panels Done Quickly/Nascent Panel Project
PDQs and NPPs provide investigators across the UAB Campus and throughout the CCTS Partner Network with expert feedback during a critical window of grant development - within 6 weeks of an application deadline. Reviewing proposals at this stage requires an agile, highly focused response that is only possible with the involvement of accomplished scientists. Those who participated from the Pediatrics include: Drs. Namasivayam Ambalavanan, Randy Cron, Maaike Everts, Tom Harris, Ken McCormick, and Matthew Stoll.
Thank you for your participation!
Spring Scramble Next Saturday | April 22
The registration fee is $20 for UAB and Children’s employees; $25 for the general public and free for children under 12 with an adult entry. The registration fee covers a 5K T-shirt and goodie bag. To register, visit www.springscramble.org.