The Department of Pediatrics held its 6th Annual Paul K. Woolf, M.D., Pediatrics Research Day on May 18 to highlight new and innovative biomedical research in pediatrics at NYMC and foster academic discussions. Four abstracts were selected for oral presentation and received awards in clinical, quality, translational and basic research categories. The event honors the memory of the late Paul K. Woolf, M.D., senior associate dean for Westchester Medical Center and associate professor of pediatrics, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 59.
From left are: Wen Luo, Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics who served as a mentor; symposium chair and mentor 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; Stacey Zahler, D.O., third-year pediatric hematology oncology fellow (best translational research); Lyndsey R. Garbi, M.D., third-year neonatal-perinatal fellow (best clinical research); Shetal Shah, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics who served as a mentor; Juhye Lena Kim, M.D., third-year neonatal-perinatal fellow (best basic research); Chiarina Galvez, M.D., third-year pediatric pulmonology fellow (best quality research); John Welter, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics who served as a mentor; Michael Gewitz, M.D., professor and vice chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital; and Leonard J. Newman, M.D. ’70, professor and chairman of the Department of Pediatrics.