Center for Independence ...............................
Children’s Researcher’s Findings
Could Lead to TB Vaccine ..............................
Minimally Invasive and
Robotic Surgery Center ..................................
Happenings in the Heart Institute .............
Laurels for Our Staff Members ....................
The SPRING 2013 issue of Pediatric INSIGHTS
In this issue of Pediatric Insights we provide an overview of the
and robotic surgery program
at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
Center for Independence
at Children’s Pine Center inWexford
provides interdisciplinary, group-based programs to children and teens with mild
to moderate behavioral, developmental, or physical problems.
Shabaana Khader, PhD
, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, has learned
that the presence of a certain molecule effectively helps the immune system
police tuberculosis of the lungs and prevents it from turning into an active,
Linda McAllister-Lucas, MD, PhD,
widely recognized for her research into the
molecular basis of lymphoproliferative disease, is the new chief of the Pediatric
Hematology/Oncology Division at Children’s Hospital.
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one of our physician liaisons, whose contact information you can find on page 3.
Maggie Bray, Andrea Kunicky
Annie O'Neill, Bill Paterson, Stefan Scholz, Michael
Tarquinio, UPMC Medical Media
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