Pediatric Research Symposium

RCHSD-UCSD

8th Annual Pediatric Research Symposium: Translating Science into Child Health by Next Generation Faculty

Program Schedule (Click here to download.)

                        Thursday, January 12, 2017

1:00-1:20       Welcome & Address      

Gabriel Haddad, M.D.

Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Neurosciences

Chair, Department of Pediatrics

UC San Diego

Physician-in-Chief & Chief Scientific Officer

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

 

Bioinformatics and Disease

Moderator:  Victor Nizet, M.D.         

1:20-1:40      “Novel Insights into the Genetic Mechanisms of Diabetes Risk”

Kyle Gaulton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Division of Gastroenterology

1:40-2:00      Challenges in the Discovery and Interpretation of Mutations in Disease Associated Genes

Vikas Bansal, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Division of Genome Information Sciences

2:00-2:20      Engineering Better Therapeutics with Systems Analyses and Genome Editing”

Nate Lewis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Division of Host-Microbe & Systems Therapeutics

2:20-2:40      Computationally-driven Answers to Disease

Debashis Sahoo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics                      

Division of Genome Information Sciences

2:40-3:10      Keynote: Genetic (mal-)adaptation: Nature’s Spotlight on Human Disease”

 Vineet Bafna, Ph.D.

 Professor of Computer Science & Engineering

 Jacobs School of Engineering

3:10-3:20      Break

 

Surgical Advances

Introduction: Scott Mubarak, M.D.

Moderator: Dennis Wenger, M.D.

3:25-3:35      “The Utility of D-Dimer in the Evaluation of Pediatric Head Trauma”

Timothy Fairbanks, M.D.

Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery

Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery

Vice President/Medical Director of Surgery

Children’s Specialists of San Diego

3:35-3:45      “Infant Hip Dysplasia Outcomes in a Multi-Center Study”

Salil Upasani, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery

Division of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

3:45-3:55      “A Modified Technique for Strabismus Surgery in the Presence of a Scleral Buckle”

Anna Kim, M.D.

Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology

3:55-4:05      “Leveraging Informatics for Comparative Effectiveness Research”

George Chiang, M.D.

Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery

Division Chief of Urology

4:05-4:15      “Robotic-assisted Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy for the Treatment of Hydrocephalus”

David Gonda, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery

Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery

4:15-4:25      “Quality of Life Tool for Children with Facial Deformities”

 Amanda Gosman, M.D.

Clinical Professor of Surgery

Division of Plastic Surgery

4:25-4:35      “Laryngeal Stenosis in Children:  Epidemiology Using a Population Based Approach”

Matthew Brigger, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery

Division of Otolaryngology

4:35-4:45      “An Instrumented Glove for Improving Spasticity Assessment”

Andrew Skalsky, M.D.

Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery

Division of Pediatric Rehab Medicine

4:45-4:55        “Prenatally Diagnosed Vasa Previa:  A Single Institution Series of 96 Cases”

Val Catanzarite, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief of Perinatology/High-Risk OB

4:55-5:15      Keynote: “How 3-D Imaging of Scoliosis Changes What We Think We Know”

Peter Newton, M.D.

Chief of Orthopedic Surgery & Scoliosis

5:15                 Closing Remarks

Friday, January 13, 2017

8:30-8:50       Welcome & Address

Gabriel Haddad, M.D.

Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Neurosciences

Chair, Department of Pediatrics

UC San Diego

Physician-in-Chief & Chief Scientific Officer

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

 

Infectious Diseases/Allergy/Immunology

Moderator:  Stephen Spector, M.D.

8:50-9:10      “Time to Unwind:  A Novel B Cell Immunodeficiency”

Lori Broderick, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Division of Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology

9:10-9:30      “New Approaches to the Evaluation of Neonatal Neutrophils and Sepsis Risk”

Shelley Lawrence, M.D., M.S.

Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

Division of Neonatology

9:30-9:50      “Eosinophilic Esophagitis – A Diagnosis That’s Hard to Swallow:  Mechanisms and Clinical Impacts of Tissue Remodeling”

Seema Aceves, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Division of Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology

9:50-10:10    “The Emerging Story of Atorvastatin for Treatment of Acute Kawasaki Disease”

Adriana Tremoulet, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Division of Host Microbe Systems & Therapeutics

9:50-10:20    “Hygiene Hypothesis to Early Human Microbiome: Understanding Asthma Origins”

Keynote:          Fernando Martinez, M.D.

Regents’ Professor of Pediatrics

Division of Pulmonology/Allergy and Immunolog

Director, BIO5 Institute

Director, Arizona Respiratory Center

University of Arizona           

10:20-10:40     Break

 

Injury/Organogenesis

Moderator:  Christina Chambers, Ph.D.

10:40-11:00  “Insights into Neonatal Hypoxic Injury from Animal Models of Human Disease

Farhad Imam, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Division of Neonatology

11:00-11:20  “Novel Role of Macrophages in the Pathogenesis of Type 1 Diabetes”

Wenxian Fu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Division of Endocrnology

11:20-11:40  “Identification of Factors that Regulate Kidney Cell Fate:  Hand2 Inhibits Intermediate Mesoderm Development”

Elliott Perens, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Division of Nephrology

11:40-12:00  “Genome-wide Assessment Reveals Marked Differences in the Transcriptome and Epigenome of Mononuclear Phagocytes in the Lung”

Eniko Sajti, Ph.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

Division of Neonatology

12:00-12:30    Nuclear Receptors, Oxygen & the First Breath”

Keynote:         Ron Evans, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology, Biomedical Sciences, and Neuroscience

Director, Gene Expression Laboratory

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

March of Dimes Chair in Molecular and Developmental Biology

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

12:30-2:30    Lunch

1:00-2:30    Poster Session

Please see booklet for abstracts

Stem Cell/Cell Biology

Moderator:  Jeffrey Schwimmer, M.D.

2:30-2:50      “Hematopoietic Stem Cell Gene Therapy for the Lysosomal Storage Disorder Cystinosis:  Clinical Translation and Application to Mitochondrial Diseases”

Stephanie Cherqui, Ph.D.

 Associate Professor of Pediatrics

 Division of Genetics

2:50-3:10      “Growth Factor Receptor Trafficking:  Recycling Targets for Neuroblastoma Therapy”

Peter Zage, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Division of Hematology/Oncology

3:10-3:30      “Accelerating Cures for Rare Diseases:  Therapeutic Rescue of Niemann-Pick type C1 Stem Cell –derived Neurons Using Repurposed Drugs”

Paulina Ordonez, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Division of Gastroenterology

3:30-3:50      “Lost in Translation: Effects of a Mutant Protein in the Gut”

Mamata Sivagnanam, M.D.

Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

Division of Gastroenterology

3:50-4:20      “Probing the Secrets of Alzheimer’s Disease with Stem Cells”

Larry Goldstein, Ph.D. 

Distinguished Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Department of Neurosciences

Director, UC San Diego Stem Cell Program

Scientific Director, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine

Director, Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center

4:20-4:50      Closing Keynote Speaker

 (Introduction by Gabriel Haddad, M.D.)

“Medically-driven Engineering Innovation:  The Best Days Yet to Come”

 Albert (“Al”) Pisano

Distinguished Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering

Walter J. Zable Endowed Chair of Engineering

Dean, UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering

4:50-5:15         Award Winners Announced 

5:15-6:30    2nd Poster Session