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SOM Hosts Children’s Health Translational Science Institute Workshop

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The School of Medicine and D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A., dean of the School of Medicine, hosted a workshop on January 8 to announce plans to inaugurate a Children’s Health Translational Science Institute at NYMC. The day featured presentations by clinicians and basic scientists to explore on-going and proposed pediatric research at NYMC, discussions about potential areas of collaboration and growth in investigative work on campus and the need for developing a team approach to initiating translational research between basic science and clinical investigators. The topics included: immunology in childhood diseases; research in neonatal and childhood neurological diseases; and research in neonatal and chronic pulmonary diseases.

The day was capped off with a keynote address, “Movement – Genotype-Phenotype Relationships and Translational Science Research in Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia,” by Thomas W. Ferkol, Jr., M.D., the Alexis Hartmann Professor of Pediatrics, professor of cell biology and physiology and director, Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonary Medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.

The presenters, moderators and planning committee of the workshop included from left: Subhadra Siegel, M.D., M.A. ’03,assistant professor of pediatrics, division of pulmonology, allergy, immunology and sleep medicine; Rajamma Mathew, M.D., associate professor of clinical pediatrics, division of cardiology; Ira Schwartz, Ph.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology; Lance A. Parton, M.D. ’80, professor of pediatrics, division of neonatology; Sheila Nolan, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, division of infectious diseases; Julian M. Stewart, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pediatrics, physiology and medicine and director of the Center for Hypotension; Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, division of pediatric hematology, oncology and stem cell transplantation, and professor of medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy;Edmund F. LaGamma, M.D. ’76, professor of pediatrics, division of neonatology, and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology; D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A., dean of the School of Medicine; Jessica Hochberg, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, division of pediatric hematology, oncology and stem cell transplantation; Allen J. Dozor, M.D., professor of pediatrics and clinical public health and chief, division of pediatric pulmonology, allergy and sleep medicine and director of the Children's Environmental Health Center of Hudson Valley; Sankaran Krishnan, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of pediatrics, division of pulmonology, allergy, immunology and sleep medicine; keynote speaker Thomas W. Ferkol, Jr., M.D.; Libor Velisek, M.D., Ph.D., professor of cell biology and anatomy and pediatrics; and Nathan E. Millard, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, division of pediatric hematology, oncology and stem cell transplantation.