Rachel Berger, MD, MPH,
recently was
appointed to the editorial board of Pediatrics.
Dr. Berger is a member of the Child Protection
Team at the Child Advocacy Center here at
Children’s; director of Child Abuse Research,
Safar Center for Resuscitation Research at the
University of Pittsburgh; associate professor of
Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; and
serves on the Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection.
Groundbreaking research carried out at UPMC
and the University of Pittsburgh, and featuring
BCI neurosurgeon
Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara,
MD, PhD,
was the subject of a recent segment
on CBS’ “60 Minutes.” The research program
aims to restore function to patients who have
suffered paralysis or loss of limb. The overall
project is funded by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency,
National Institutes of Health, Department of Veterans Affairs, and
UPMC Rehabilitation Institute.
Rakesh Sindhi, MD,
director of Pediatric
Transplant Research for the Hillman Center
for Pediatric Transplantation, was named
a “Tribute to Excellence” honoree by the
Allegheny Division of the American Liver
Foundation at its annual luncheon on March
8 at The Fairmont Pittsburgh. This award
recognizes individuals and organizations that have demonstrated
the highest levels of dedication and commitment to the American
Liver Foundation in the fight against liver disease.
These Children’s Hospital
staff members recently
received the following
recognition in their fields.
George Mazariegos, MD, FACS,
chief of
Pediatric Transplantation at Children’s
Hospital, was an invited international guest
and board member of the 5th Annual Pan Arab
Liver Transplant Society Congress, in Doha,
Qatar, in January. He gave two presentations:
“Early Determinants of Successful Outcome
in Pediatric Liver Transplantation” and “Prevention and
Management of Complications in Technical Variant Pediatric
Liver Transplantation.” Dr. Mazariegos also was on the awarding
committee for best oral and poster presentations. More than 500
professionals from around the world attended the congress.
Victor Morell, MD,
chief of Pediatric
Cardiothoracic Surgery at Children’s Hospital,
was an invited speaker at the 6th World
Congress of Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac
Surgery, in Cape Town, South Africa, in
February. Dr. Morell gave two presentations:
“The Aortic Translocation (Nikaidoh)
Procedure: How I Do It” and “Aortic Translocation Procedure: Late
Outcomes.” The World Congress is a major international event for
pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery, highlighting four years of
research and technological developments in basic sciences, clinical
research, and therapeutic interventions.
Amy Cashdollar, RN, MSN, CMPE,
director of the Heart Institute at Children’s
Hospital, was invited to work with other
pediatric cardiac professionals to offer
guidance to MedAxiom, a subscription-
based cardiology service provider, for the
development of an outpatient database
for pediatric congenital heart disease. Progress was reported
at the January 2013 American College of Cardiology summit
and the American College of Pediatric Cardiology subgroup
meeting. Other participating children’s hospitals include Atlanta,
Cincinnati, and Wisconsin.
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