Research Day - Nov 08 2013
With an emphasis on the accomplishments of medical students, residents, and fellows in the Department of Pediatrics, more than 50 posters were displayed in and outside Moss Auditorium on Research Day, which was held November 8, 2013. The posters represented work that had been presented over the last 12 month period by trainees and faculty at local, national and international meetings. Followed opening remarks by Usha Raj, MD, Head of the Department of Pediatrics, and Dimitri Azar, MD, Dean of the College of Medicine, oral presentations were made by the Directors of our Centers of Research Excellence wherein they gave an overview of the scope of research being conducted under their leadership. It was an opportunity for pediatric trainees to meet prospective mentors, as well as to become more familiar with the wide scope of research being conducted in the Department. Speakers included Harsha Kumar, MD, Asthma Center; Benjamin Van Voorhees, MD, TIKES (Thriving Illinois Kids Engagement System); Guofei Zhou, PhD, Pulmonary Hypertension Group; Mary Lou Schmidt, MD, Pediatric Clinical Oncology; Akhil Maheshwari, MD, Center for Neonatal and Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disease; and Sekhar Reddy, PhD, Pediatric Pulmonary Research Center.
Back to School Health Fair - Aug 17 2013
As a strong champion of the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System's mission to reach out to our community and provide health care access for all, Children's Hospital University of Illinois hosted the third annual Back to School Health Fair on August 17, 2013.
The free health fair was held at the Outpatient Care Center where over 75 faculty, staff and volunteers provided all required health screenings and immunizations for going back to school. Kids of all ages lined up to receive school physicals, vision screenings, dental screenings, TB and lead testing, and immunizations as well as education, counseling and resources about nutrition, diabetes, asthma, and sickle cell disease.
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J. Usha Raj, MD
Anjuli S. Nayak Professor of Pediatrics
Head, Department of Pediatrics, University of Illinois at Chicago
Physician-in-Chief, Children's Hospital
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