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Pediatric Grand Rounds

Pediatric Grand Rounds

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


Welcome to Radygrandrounds.org, which provides you with the Pediatric Grand Rounds Schedule and online UC San Diego CME Evaluation Survey. By completing our survey, you will help us to identify quality speakers for future Grand Rounds and enable us to provide you with CME credit tracking for Grand Round events you have attended during the year.

Location: Rady Children’s Education and Office Building, Conference Room 1900

Dates: September 25, 2020-June 25, 2021

Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m.

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To View Grand Rounds by Zoom: 

To Receive CME Credit in person or by Zoom:

  1. Be sure to do the mobile check-in to the session that you attended by using the QR code provided on-site. You can also find it here: https://ucsd.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4U6Z410NEDD5bs9
  2. Following the session, you will receive an email to complete the online UC San Diego CME Evaluation survey. Complete the survey.
  3. For your records, you can download a CME certificate:

    Physician CME Certificate 
    Non-Physician CME Certificate 
  4. summary certificate for the prior academic year’s CME credits will be available from October to November each calendar year. Requests can be made at cme@rchsd.org. Please email for any special requests.
  5. If you connected through Zoom please follow steps 1-3.

Fall Schedule

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SEPTEMBER 25, 2020

MARILYN JONES, MD
Distinguished Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Division of Genetics and Dysmorphology
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

ERIN THORPE, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
Illumina Clinical Services Laboratory

“IHOPE: Bringing Genomics Across the Border”

OCTOBER 2, 2020

STEPHEN A. SPECTOR, MD
Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Mother-Child-Adolescent Program
Principal Investigator,UCSD MCAP COVID-19 Prevention Network Unit
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

“How Close Are We to a COVID-19 Vaccine? The Hopes and the Challenges”

OCTOBER 9, 2020

FABIAN RIVERA-CHAVEZ, PHD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Biological Sciences
University of California, San Diego

“Bag of Tricks: How Bacterial Pathogens Promote Transmission”

OCTOBER 16, 2020

DEBASHIS SAHOO, PHD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Computer Science
Department of Pediatrics
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of California, San Diego

“Tracking Down COVID-19 through Computational Genetics”

OCTOBER 23, 2020

JANE BURNS, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Kawasaki Disease Research Center
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

“CHARMS: Characterization of MIS-C and Its Relationship to Kawasaki Disease”

OCTOBER 30, 2020

DAVID INWARDS-BRELAND, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Adolescent Medicine and Young Adult Medicine
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

“How to Support Adolescents and Young Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

NOVEMBER 6, 2020

LARS BODE, PHD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Director and Chair of Collaborative Human Milk Research
Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Mother-Milk-Infant Center of
Research Excellence
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

“The Power of Human Milk (Oligosaccharides)”

NOVEMBER 13, 2020

ELIZABETH A. WINZELER, PHD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Division of Host Microbe Systems and Therapeutics
Director of Translational Research
UC Health Sciences Center for Immunology,
Infection and Inflammation
Adjunct Professor, Skaggs School of Pharmacy
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

“The Malaria Drug Accelerator: Using Collaborative Research to Develop New Treatments for Neglected Diseases”

NOVEMBER 20, 2020

KYLE J. GAULTON, PHD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego

“Deciphering Genetic Mechanisms of Type 1 Diabetes Risk”


NOVEMBER 27, 2020 – THANKSGIVING BREAK

DECEMBER 4-25, 2020 – WINTER BREAK


JANUARY 8, 2021

SHELLEY LAWRENCE, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

“Neonatal Sepsis: Developing Innovative Diagnostics and Therapeutics”

JANUARY 15, 2021

BEN CROKER, PHD
Associate Adjunct Professor
Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

“Neutrophils: The Inflammatory Conductors of Kawasaki Disease and MIS-C”

JANUARY 22, 2021

THE 20TH ANNUAL LENOIR/HAMBURGER LECTURE

CHERYL ANDERSON, PHD, MPH, MS
Professor and Founding Dean
School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science
University of California, San Diego

“Disparities in Diet Across the Lifespan: Implications for Cardiovascular Health”

JANUARY 29, 2021

KELAN TANTISIRA, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Respiratory Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

“Investigating the Pathogenesis of Asthma and Response to Treatment Using Small Noncoding RNAs”

FEBRUARY 5, 2021

PAULA ARISTIZABAL, MD, MAS
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
University of California, San Diego
Medical Director International Outreach Program & Quality Improvement Lead
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
Member Population Sciences, Disparities & Community Engagement
UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

“Regional Disparities in Pediatric Oncology: Lessons Learned from Rady’s International Outreach Program

FEBRUARY 12, 2021

DAVID BRENT POLK, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Gastroenterology
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

“Targeting Prevention and Better Outcomes for Pediatric IBD”

FEBRUARY 19, 2021

CYNTHIA L. KUELBS, MD
HS Clinical Professor
Department of Pediatrics and Department of Medicine
University of California, San Diego
Chief Medical Information Officer
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

“OK Boomer! Adolescent Patient Portals – Challenges and Opportunities”

FEBRUARY 26, 2021

DAVID J. MCCULLEY, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

“Clinical Highlights and Genetic Mechanisms of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia”

MARCH 5, 2021

JOHN B. WELSH LECTURE IN BEHAVIORAL PEDIATRICS

YI HUI LIU, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Academic General Pediatrics, Child Development & Community Health
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

“Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: What Every Pediatrician and Pediatric Subspecialist Should Know”

MARCH 12, 2021

JAMES PERRY, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Affiliate Professor of Bioengineering
University of California, San Diego
Director, Electrophysiology Program
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

“Evolving Challenges for Academic Medical Practice: Three Decades of Perspective”

MARCH 19, 2021

AMI P. DOSHI, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Physician Wellness Director
Assistant Program Director of Wellness
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

“Physician Well-Being: What Do We Know and Where Do We Go”


MARCH 26, 2020 – CESAR CHAVEZ DAY


APRIL 2, 2021

GARY S. FIRESTEIN, MD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences
Director, Altman Clinical & Translational Research Institute
UC San Diego Health Sciences

“Applying New Concepts of Epigenetic to the Treatment of Patients with Autoimmunity”

APRIL 9, 2021

JUAN CARLOS BELMONTE, PHD
Professor, Gene Expression Laboratory
Roger Guillemin Chair
Salk Institute for Biological Studies

“Aging and Organ Regeneration”

APRIL 16, 2021

JING YANG, PHD
Professor of Pharmacology and Pediatrics
Division of Hematology-Oncology
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego

“Tumor Metastasis and Developmental Plasticity: How Can We Stop the Invasion?”

APRIL 23, 2021

KATHRYN A. AKONG, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Respiratory Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

“The End of the Beginning of Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics”

APRIL 30, 2021

HARI NARAYAN, MD, MSCE
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Cardiology
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

“Cardiovascular Imaging of Childhood Cancer Survivors: Challenges and Opportunities”

MAY 7, 2021

BOB GENG, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Co-Director of Rady Children’s Hospital Severe Asthma Program
Allergy/Immunology Director of the Multidisciplinary Atopic Dermatitis Program (MADP)
Divisions of Adult and Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

“Novel Approaches to Managing Atopic Disorders — Precision Medicine through Multidisciplinary Teamwork”

MAY 14, 2021

VANESSA P. SCOTT, MD, MSC
Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Academic General Pediatrics, Child Development & Community Health
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

“Parental Vaccine Hesitancy and an Educational Intervention for Influenza Vaccination”

MAY 21, 2021

SANDRA LEIBEL, MD, MSC
Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Neonatology
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

“Lung Stem Cells and Organoids to Study Patient-Specific Human Lung Development and Disease”

MAY 28, 2021

NATHALY SWEENEY, MD, MPH, MS
Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

“Management of Congenital Heart Disease in the Era of Genomics”

JUNE 4, 2021

JOSEPH G. GLEESON, MD
Rady Auxiliary Professor of Neurosciences and Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Director of Neuroscience Institute of Genomic Medicine
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

“Solving the Mystery of Pediatric Brain Disease”

JUNE 11, 2021

CHIEF RESIDENT
Chief Resident
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

JUNE 18, 2021

CHIEF RESIDENT
Chief Resident
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

JUNE 25, 2021

CHIEF RESIDENT
Chief Resident
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

Contact Us

Continuing Medical Education 
Phone:  888-966-4092
Fax:  858-966-8018
Email: cme@rchsd.org

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