Pediatric Grand Rounds

RCHSD-UCSDA Continuing Medical Education Program of Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and the Department of Pediatrics of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

These lectures, funded in part by educational grants, provide current information in the field of pediatrics on the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of diseases in children.

Location: Rady Children’s Medical Office Building, Conference Room 113 (unless otherwise noted)
Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Check our website weekly for any schedule changes.


January 9, 2015
Richard Aplenc, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Hematology/Oncology
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania
“The Next Generation of Studies in Children’s Oncology Group Clinical Trials in Acute Myeloid Leukemia”

January 16, 2015
Carlton Bates, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Nephrology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, of UPMC
“Role of Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptors in the Lower Urinary Tract”

January 23, 2015
The 16th Annual LENOIR/HAMBURGER Lecture
Glenn Flores, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Clinical Sciences, and Public Health
Director, Division of General Pediatrics
Director, Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship
Director, APA Research in Academic Pediatrics Initiative on Diversity (RAPID)
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Children’s Medical Center
“The Successful Elimination of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Children’s Health and Healthcare”

January 30, 2015
Ira Chasnoff  M.D.
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
University of Illinois, College of Medicine
Founder, Children’s Research Triangle
“Missed Diagnoses and Misdiagnosis in Children Affected by Prenatal Alcohol Exposure”

February 6, 2015
Jeffrey Towbin, M.D., FAAP, FACC, FAHA
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Pediatric Cardiology
Executive Co-Director, Heart Institute
Director, Heart Institute Diagnostic Library
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati Children’s Hosptial
“Myocarditis in Children in the Current Era”

February 13, 2015
Octavio Ramilo, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Henry G. Cramblett Chair, Infectious Diseases
Chief, Infectious Diseases
Ohio State University College of Medicine
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
“Transcriptional Profiling in Infectious Diseases:  Ready for Prime Time?”

February 20, 2015
Gregory Kearns, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology and Pediatrics
Marion Merrell Dow/Missouri Chair in Pediatric Medical Research
Associate Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Phamacology Research Unit
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
“Rescuing the Therapeutic Orphan”

February 27, 2015
Christian “Con” Yost, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology
University of Utah School of Medicine
University of Utah Medical Center, Primary Children’s Medical Center
Intermountain Medical Center
“Neutrophils, NETs, and Neonates:  Lessons Learned from Umbilical Cord Blood”

March 6, 2015
Jeffrey Weiser, M.D.
Professor of Microbiology and Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
“Preventing Pneumococcal Infection”

March 13, 2015
Steven Rowe, M.D., M.S.P.H.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, and Physiology & Biophysics
Director, UAB Cystic Fibrosis Transition Clinic
Director, CFF Therapeutics Development Network Center for CFTR Detection
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Children’s Hospital of Alabama
The Functional Anatomy of the CF Airway”

March 20, 2015
Jeffrey Noebels, M.D, Ph.D
Professor of Neurology, Neurosciences, and Molecular and Human Genetics
Cullen Trust for Health Care Endowed Chair
Vice Chair for Research
Department of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine
“Solving Pascal’s Dilemma:  Genes for Arrthythmias of Heart and Brain”

March 27, 2015 – Cesar Chavez Day

April 3, 2015 – Research Symposium                                                                     

April 10, 2015
Mitch Weiss, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Chair, Department of Hematology
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
“Transcription Factors in Hematopoesis”

April 17, 2015
William Mobley, M.D., Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Neurosciences
Florence Riford Chair for Alzheimer Disease Research
University of California, San Diego
“From Gene to Mechanisms and Treatment in Down Syndrome

April 24, 2015
Kumar Sharma, M.D., FAHA
Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology-Hypertension
Director, Translational Research in Kidney Disease
University of California, San Diego
“Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Diabetic Complications”

May 1, 2015
Sheila Gahagan, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Pediatrics
Division Chief, Academic Medicine, Child Development and Community Health
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital–San Diego
“Early Life Exposures Related to Developing Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk Markers”

May 8, 2015
Richard Bland, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Packard Children’s Hospital
“Neonatal Chronic Lung Disease:  Mechanistic Insights and Novel Treatments”

May 15, 2015
Alan Krensky, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology/Immunology
Vice Dean for Development and Alumni Relations
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Translating Immunology from the Bench to the Bedside”

May 22, 2015
Sarkis Mazmanian, Ph.D.
Louis & Nelly Soux Professor of Microbiology
Division of Biology and Biological Engineering
California Institute of Technology
“The Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease”

May 29, 2015
Leonard Bacharier, M.D
Professor of Pediatrics
Clinical Director, Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine
Unit Co-Leader, Patient Oriented Research Unit
Washington University, School of Medicine
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
“Determinant of Asthma Following RSV Bronchiolitis”

June 5, 2015
Jeffrey Whitsett, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Section of Neonatology, Perinatal and Pulmonary Biology
Co-Director, Perinatal Institute
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
“Transcriptional Control of Lung Maturation and Function”

June 12, 2015
Denise Purdie, M.D.
Chief Resident
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital–San Diego

June 19, 2015
Erin Murphy, M.D.
Chief Resident
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital–San Diego

June 26, 2015
Andrew Krakowski, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Division of Dermatology
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital–San Diego
“SCARS! Pathophysiology and Therapeutics”

CME Information

Rady Children’s Continuing Medical Education relies upon its faculty to provide information in a manner that is objective and as free from bias as possible. All instructors are asked to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their participation.

Accreditation: Rady Children’s is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Credit: The Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA): The AAPA accepts Category 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

CA Nursing: The California Board of Registered Nursing recognizes the use of Category 1 Continuing Medical Education credit toward credit for contact hours. Report “CMA Category 1 Credit” ACCME Provider.

Psychologists Accreditation Statement:
Mandatory Continuing Medical Education for Psychologists (MCEP). MCEP now recognizes continuing educational credit for courses accredited by APA, CME-CMA-ACCME and ABPP.

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