Harbor-UCLA Pediatric Interview Series
Dr. Beatrice Tetteh is a third year resident in the Department of Pediatrics. In October, Dr. Tetteh attended and presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition (NCE) in San Francisco, where the AAP recorded an interview with her regarding her spica cast car seat presentation.
Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics "Spotlight" on Advocacy and the LA County Science Fair with Dr. Kenneth Zangwill - 11/23/2010
Dr. Ken Zangwill is a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Harbor-UCLA and Professor of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine. He has been involved with the LA County Science Fair for about eight years. The fair itself has been in existence for 60 years and is the largest regional science fair in the western U.S. Dr. Zangwill’s research has focused on evaluations of vaccine safety, immunogenicity, efficacy and cost-effectiveness, epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases and more recently, the development of rapid diagnostic tests and topics related to infection prevention.
What’s the most rewarding thing about being involved in the Science Fair?
Dr. Nicolas Cuttriss is a third year resident in the Department of Pediatrics. Last year, Dr. Cuttriss was profiled in Pediatrics in Review for his role in the global health initiative, American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad (AYUDA).
Dr. Cuttriss, a Washington, DC native, co-founded AYUDA at the age of fourteen with friend Jesse Fuchs-Simon during their freshman year at Georgetown Day High School. While still in high school, Dr. Cuttriss and his friend traveled to Ecuador where he met a family that had exhausted all of its funds paying for a child’s insulin. After also discovering that few families in the country had any information about how to manage diabetes, Dr. Cuttriss and his friend started AYUDA. AYUDA empowers youth to serve as agents of change in diabetes communities abroad.