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Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics "Faculty Spotlight" on Patricia Dickson, M.D. - 12/22/2010

Patti Dickson, M.D.Patricia Dickson, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Dr. Dickson is an active investigator in the field of medical genetics, publishing numerous papers in the past several years. She is the senior author on a significant paper on MPS I (mucopolysaccharidosis I) published in the December 1, 2010 issue of Science Translational Medicine entitled “Replacing the enzyme alpha-L-iduronidase at birth ameliorates symptoms in the brain and periphery of dogs with mucopolysaccharidosis type I” (click here for abstract). In this study, Dr. Dickson and her co-investigators employed a new approach by starting enzyme therapy early in life. This treatment prevented nearly every aspect of MPS I disease. This research suggests that early intervention with enzyme therapy could be life-altering for children born with MPS I disease, as there is a test available that identifies children with MPS I at birth.

Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics "Resident Spotlight" on Beatrice Tetteh, M.D. - 11/24/2010

Beatrice Tetteh, M.D.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. Kenneth Zangwill 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?