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
The Second Annual Leonard Newman, M.D. ’70, Assistant Professor Research Symposium on November 8 was an opportunity to showcase the outstanding research conducted by assistant professors in the Department of Pediatrics. The symposium was hosted by the Department of Pediatrics and Boston Children’s Health Physicians and chaired by Mitchell Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine, cell biology and anatomy, and of pathology, microbiology and immunology and vice chair of the Department of Pediatrics, opened with oral presentations of the best basic, clinical, quality and translational research and concluded with later in the day with poster presentations.
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.