2015 William A. Silverman Lecturer
Dr Saroj Saigal will deliver the 2015 William A. Silverman Lecture on April 26th at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in San Diego. The William A. Silverman Lectureship was established in 2006 by the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Section on Perinatal Pediatrics to honor Dr. Silverman. The awarded will address evidence based medicine and/or bioethics of the newborn. Dr. Silverman was a leader in both and each is an important area in today’s research.
Dr. Saroj Saigal obtained her medical degree and pediatric training in India. She is the co-founder of ‘Adults born Preterm International Collaboration’ (APIC), a network that facilitates collaboration and sharing of data with investigators interested in the long-term health and disease of this vulnerable population.
Dr. Saigal is internationally recognized for her studies that focus on the quality of life and consequences of having been born extremely prematurely. She has recently published a book for a general audience, “Preemie Voices,” a collection of letters that provide a description of life from the perspectives of adults who were born very prematurely.
Trainees Track & Reception at PAS 2015
The PAS meeting is coming up in San Diego, CA April 25th-28th. The options for learning and networking at this conference for trainees are endless. The link below highlights some sessions and workshops, which may be of particular interest to the neonatology trainee.
All trainees are invited to the TECaN Reception at Seasons 52 on Friday, April 24, 2015 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Tell all your trainee and early career neonatologist colleagues to join the fun! Please RSVP to email@example.com.
APGAR AWARDEE PROFILE
Lula Lubchenco, MD
In 1982, Dr. Lula Lubchenco became the eighth Apgar Award recipient and the first woman to be so honored.
Dr. Lubchenco was born in Turkistan, Russia in 1915 to Dr. Portia McKnight Lubchenco (an American physician) and Alexis Lubchenco (a Russian agronomist). Her parents had met in South Carolina when her father was studying the agriculture of cotton. The family left Russia in 1917 due to the scourge of war, settled initially on the Lubchenco farm residence in South Carolina, but in 1930 relocated to Colorado driven by the dual pestilences of the depression and the boll weevil.
Dr. Lubchenco graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1939. She met her future husband, Dr. Carl Josephson, while doing a rotating internship at Colorado General Hospital. She trained in Pediatrics at both Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York and Denver Children’s Hospital. Her daughter, Dr. Patricia McFeeley, has related that she continued to use her maiden name professionally because at the time married women were less competitive in the academic world.
In the News
Cochrane Collaborative: New Reviews & Updates
There have been several new and revised Cochrane Collaborative systematic reviews.
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NRP Grant Opportunities
NRP Research Grants, up to $50,000, and Young Investigator Awards (available to residents, fellows-in-training or those professionals who are no more than four years out of their fellowship), up to $15,000, are available from the American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program to support research that furthers knowledge in the area of neonatal resuscitation. Researchers from US and Canadian medical institutions are invited to apply. Applicants must submit an intent for application to the NRP Steering Committee by Friday, May 1, 2015.
TIOP III - Toward Improving the Outcome of Pregnancy III
CHAPTER 10: Quality Improvement Opportunities to
Promote Equity in Perinatal Health Outcomes
Despite more than a decade of federal support for programs to eliminate disparities in health outcomes, many disparities — especially in chronic diseases and perinatal health — continue to plague urban and rural communities, individuals with disabilities and special health needs, and racial and ethnic populations.
AAP Perinatal TWEETS
Neonatologist & Perinatologist Directory
To update your contact information in the Neonatologists Directory, log into My AAP. Any changes you enter and save will update both the AAP database and the Perinatal Section Directory.
Please send updates regarding the NICU or Training Program Directories directly to: Jim Couto.
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