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Department of Pediatrics Hosts Annual Research Symposium

Named in Honor of Leonard Newman, M.D. '70, the Symposium Showcases Outstanding Research by NYMC Assistant Professors

November 13, 2023
Group of men and women in front of a projector after a meeting
Photo (l to r): Michael Gewitz, M.D.; Sankaran Krishnan, M.D., M.P.H.; Wen Luo, Ph.D.; Diane Lindsay-Adler, M.S., R.D.; Meenakshi Singh, M.B.B.S.; Allyson Flower, M.D.; Mitchell Cairo, M.D.; and Neil W. Schluger, M.D.

Wen Luo, Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, presented the best basic research abstract on targeting Ewing sarcoma; Diane Lindsay-Adler, M.S., R.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, shared the best clinical research abstract on taste and smell sensitivity in children with obesity and asthma; Meenakshi Singh, M.B.B.S., assistant professor of pediatrics, presented the best quality research abstract on the use of a standardized protocol to reduce sedation use for neonatal MRI studies; and Allyson Flower, M.D., shared the best translational research abstract on the treatment of refractory adenovirus infections. 

The event is named in honor of Dr. Newman, a pediatric gastroenterologist, who has served as professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics since 1992. He is responsible for the highly successful development and enrichment of both the academic and scholarship components of the Department as well as supporting junior faculty in research and education.