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May 20, 2021

Pitt Pediatrics Researchers Find RNA-Binding Protein Variants Impact Physiological Functions

 A team of Pitt Pediatrics faculty and researchers, together with an international consortium of colleges and institutions, found that pathogenic variants in a RNA-binding protein can lead to neurodevelopmental delays and ataxia syndrome.

May 13, 2021

No Benefit to Tubes Over Antibiotics for Ear Infections

There is no long-term benefit to surgically placing tympanostomy tubes in a young child’s ears to reduce the rate of recurrent ear infections during the ensuing two years compared with giving oral antibiotics to treat ear infections, a randomized trial led by UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh pediatrician-scientists determined. 

May 11, 2021

Pitt Pediatrics Faculty and Staff to Present at International Society for Pediatric Innovation Virtual Conference

Join UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh at this year's International Society for Pediatric Innovation conference featuring several Pitt Pediatrics faculty and staff members.

May 10, 2021

Ramgopal Receives Research Training Award from American Society of Hematology

Pitt Pediatrics congratulates Archana Ramgopal, DO, fellow in the Division of Hematology-Oncology, on receiving the 2021 Research Training Award from the American Society of Hematology.

May 4, 2021

Pitt Pediatrics Faculty and Trainees to Deliver Presentations at Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Conference

Pitt Pediatrics congratulates the 50 presentations, posters, and sessions given or moderated by our faculty and trainees during this year's ...

April 30, 2021

Bates Appointed Physician Scientist Development Lead on Society for Pediatric Research Executive Committee

Pitt Pediatrics congratulates Carlton M. Bates, MD, Vice Chair of Basic Research, director of the Division of Nephrology, and professor of pediatrics, on his appointment as Physician Scientist Development Lead on the Executive Committee of the Council for the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR).

April 30, 2021

Williams and Dermody Discuss COVID-19 Challenges, Worldwide Variants

On April 21, Terence S. Dermody, MD, Vira I. Heinz Distingushed Professor and Chair of Pediatrics coauthored a statement with John V. Williams, MD, Henry L. Hillman Professor of Pediatrics and director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, discussing ongoing COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

April 30, 2021

Byersdorfer Receives Medical Student Research Mentoring Award

​Pitt Pediatrics congratulates Craig A. Byersdorfer, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapies, on receiving the Pitt School of Medicine's Medical Student Research Mentoring Merit Award.

April 30, 2021

Taylor Receives Clinician Educator Award from American Thoracic Society

Pitt Pediatrics congratulates Jane B. Taylor, MD, MsCR, FAAP, associate professor in the Divsion of Pulmonology, for receiving the annual Clinician Educator Award from the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Pediatrics Assembly.

April 27, 2021

Choi Appointed Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs

Pitt Pediatrics congratulates Sylvia Choi, MD, FAAP, on her appointment as Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs.

March 31, 2021

Bailey Receives NIH K08 Career Development Award, Will Expand Ewing Sarcoma Research

​Pitt Pediatrics congratulates Kelly M. Bailey, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the Division of Hematology-Oncology, on her receipt of a National Cancer Institute K08 Career Development award.  

March 31, 2021

Chaves-Gneeco Co-Authors Publication On Latin American Family Displacement

​A team of collaborators including Diego G. Chaves-Gnecco, MD, MPH, FAAP, associate professor in the Division of General Academic Pediatrics, analyzed methods to improve the U.S. immigration system and reduce negative health impacts on migrant children and families.

March 31, 2021

Hooven, Keith, Gopalakrishna Publish Key Research on Group B Streptococcus Infection and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

​A team of Pitt Pediatrics researchers led by Thomas A. Hooven, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics and scholar at the Richard King Mellon Foundation Institute of Pediatric Research, found that a genetic regulator has a critical role in allowing group B Streptococcus (GBS) to enter the bloodstream and trigger adverse responses leading to preterm labor and stillbirth.

March 30, 2021

Sims-Lucas, Celedón Receive NIH R25 Grant to Expand Summer Internship Program

Pitt Pediatrics congratulates Sunder Sims-Lucas, PhD, assistant professor in the Division of Nephrology, and Juan C. Celedón, MD, DrPH, professor and director of the Division of Pulmonology, on their receipt of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) R25 grant to expand and diversify the Summer Research Internship Program (SRIP) at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

February 25, 2021

Owusu-Ansah, Hewett, Garrison Receive UPMC ACES Award

Pitt Pediatrics congratulates Sylvia Owusu-Ansah, Elizabeth Hewett, and Jessica Garrison for receiving the 2020 UPMC Award for Committment and Excellence in Service (ACES) award.