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July 30, 2021

Torok Leads New Craniofacial Scleroderma Center at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Pitt Pediatrics congratulates Kathryn Torok, MD, associate professor in the Division of Rheumatology, on the launch of a new Craniofacial Scleroderma Center at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

July 30, 2021

Service Anniversaries: Faculty and Staff Career Milestones - July 2021

Pitt Pediatrics congratulates the following faculty and staff on reaching key career milestones with the department:

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July 29, 2021

Forster, Kemaladewi to Lead 2022 Rangos Research Day

Starting in 2022, Pitt Pediatrics faculty members Catherine S. Forster, MD, MS, FAAP, of the Paul C. Gaffney Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, and Dwi U. Kemaladewi, PhD, of the Division of Genetic and Genomic Medicine, will lead planning and coordination of Rangos Research Day.

July 8, 2021

Ragavan Named Inaugural Medical Justice in Advocacy Fellow by American Medical Association

​Pitt Pediatrics congratulates assistant professor Maya Ragavan of the Division of General Academic Pediatrics on her recognition by the American Medical Association and Satcher Health Leadership Institute as an inaugral Medical Justice in Advocacy Fellow.

July 6, 2021

Miller to Serve on CDC Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

Pitt Pediatrics congratulates professor Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD, FSAHM, director of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, on her appointment to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Board of Scientific Counselors, under the purview of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC).

June 29, 2021

UPMC, Pitt Pediatricians Uncover Cause of Debilitating Muscle Breakdown in Rare Disease Found on Newborn Screenings

The discovery is leading to treatment for a common rare-disease class diagnosed in newborn screening.

June 25, 2021

Pitt Pediatrics Faculty Recognized by Students for Outstanding Professionalism

Pitt Pediatrics congratulates associate professor Arvind I. Srinath, MD, MS, of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, on his recognition for outstanding professionalism by students of the Pitt School of Medicine.

June 24, 2021

Martin Leads Expansion of Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Trials at Children's Hospital

On June 23, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and Pitt Pediatrics joined the Moderna "KidCOVE" vaccine trial, starting enrollments of children aged six months to 12 years.

June 24, 2021

Alcorn Appointed Chair of NIH Immunity and Host Defense Study Section

Pitt Pediatrics congratulates associate professor John F. Alcorn, PhD, of the Division of Pulmonology, on his selection to serve as chair of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Immunity and Host Defense study section.

June 24, 2021

Lambore to Serve as Associate Medical Director of UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Complex Care Center

Pitt Pediatrics congratulates associate professor Sanjay Lambore on his new appointment as associate medical director of the Complex Care Center at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh starting in July 2021.

June 23, 2021

Hand Receives March of Dimes Grant to Support Monoclonal Antibody Development

Pitt Pediatrics congratulates assistant professor Timothy W. Hand, PhD, on his receipt of an award from the March of Dimes Foundation entitled “Development of a ‘Pan’ Anti-Enterobacteriaceae secretory Immunoglobulin A antibody to prevent the development of Necrotizing Enterocolitis.”

June 22, 2021

Forno Appointed Director of Pediatric Asthma Center

Pitt Pediatrics congratulates Erick Forno, MD, MPH, on his appointment as director of the Pediatric Asthma Center.

June 17, 2021

Bruder Receives American Heart Association Career Development Award

Pitt Pediatrics congratulates assistant professor Thiago Bruder do Nascimento, PhD of the Center for Pediatric Research in Obesity and Metabolism (CPROM) on his receipt of a highly competitive career development award from the American Heart Association.

June 8, 2021

Poholek Receives American Lung Association Innovation Award

Pitt Pediatrics congratulates assistant professor Amanda C. Poholek, PhD, of the Division of Rheumatology on her receipt of an innovation award from the American Lung Association titled Identifying lung-specific mediators that promote allergen-driven type 2 inflammation via an IL-10-Blimp-1 axis.

June 8, 2021

Ray Secures HRSA T32 Grant Renewal to Support Primary Care Trainees

On June 4, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded a renewal to support the General Academic Pediatrics Fellowship.  Under the direction of associate professor Kristin N. Ray, MD, MS, FAAP, this two to three-year clinical research training experience is designed for motivated, creative individuals with health professional or research doctorates.