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Children’s Rheumatology Division in the News

Read the latest  news clips about Children's Division of Pediatric Rheumatology.

A Doctor with "High Touch"
PITTMED Magazine article on Dr. Daniel Kietz, Fall 2014

Dr. Kathryn Torok: Helping Kids Live Better Lives with Scleroderma
Scleroderma Foundation article on Dr. Kathryn "Cassie" Torok, 4/23/14

Once told she may never walk, Woodland Hills senior to play Division I soccer 
Triblive.com, 3/19/14

Pittsburgh Researchers Link Premature Aging Cells With Childhood Arthritis
WESA Radio Interview on Dr. de Vallejo, 8/2/13

Study uncovers premature ageing of immune cells in children with arthritis
Arthritis Research UK article on Dr. Abbe de Vallejo, 7/31/14

Premature Aging of Immune Cells Present in Joints of Kids with Chronic Arthritis, Pitt/Children’s Hospital Team Says
UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences article on Dr. Abbe de Vallejo, 7/29/13

We are excited to welcome Emily Standridge, Clinical Social Worker in Rheumatology.
Emily can be contacted at:
412-692-5054 Fax

We are very pleased to welcome Jessica Standish, Clinical Social Worker in Rheumatology.
Jessica’s office is located at:
One Children’s Hospital Drive
4401 Penn Avenue
Faculty Pavilion, Floor 3
412-692-5054 Fax

Carolyn Confer, former social worker in the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, was awarded the Pam Schanwald Heart-In-Hand Pediatric Care Award at the Arthritis Foundation’s Keys to a Cure Luncheon in May 2011.

The award, named after Pam Schanwald, executive director of the Children's Home, was established to recognize a medical professional who has given exemplary care and service to children. It is presented annually to a member of the medical profession, who has illustrated this caring commitment through his or her work with children, in their respective field.

Recent updates from the FDA on TNF Inhibitors Drug Safety Quarterly, (Winter/2010)
The Winter 2010 issue of Drug Safety Quarterly includes recent updates from the FDA, key literature references, safety news and capsule summaries of novel issues. Read the issue now available online to learn the latest on:

  • FDA Update: TNF Inhibitors may increase risk of malignancy in children 
  • Notable Citations on Drug Safety: atrial fibrillation and bisphosphonates, TNF inhibitors inducing sarcoidosis or psoriasis, and leflunomide lung disease 
  • In the News: colchicine approved by FDA, opioid deaths increasing, update on safety of H1N1 flu vaccinations, and new narcotic prescribing guidelines 
  • Safety Signals: References and Reviews

PA has Rx for Modernizing Healthcare Communications Keystone Edge, (1/2010)

New test could bring children relief from arthritis
WPXI, 3/27/07

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