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Dr. Kenneth Zangwill Awarded Phase II SBIR Grant to Further Develop Rapid Diagnostic Tool - 09/10/2012

Drs. Ken Zangwill and Ashraf IbrhaimKenneth Zangwill, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases and co-director of the Infection Prevention and Control Program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, is co-principal investigator of a project that was recently awarded $1 million from the US Army Small Business Innovative Research Program (SBIR). SBIR is a competitive federal program that provides funding to domestic small businesses for research and development projects that have the potential for commercialization. Dr. Zangwill's proposal, entitled “Rapid Diagnostic Tools for Wound Infections," is in its second phase of funding from SBIR and aims to further develop technology to quickly detect and characterize bacterial and fungal infections.

AAP 2012 National Conference and Exhibition Registration Now Open - 08/23/2012

The AAP 2012 National Conference and Exhibition (NCE) will be held in New Orleans, LA from October 20-23.

NCE is now open for registration, visit www.AAPexperieNCE.org for more details. Download the preliminary program pdf here.

Resident Alumna Dr. Pam Okada Featured on "Children's Med Dallas" TV Show - 08/20/2012

Dr. Pamela OkadaDr. Pamela Okada completed her pediatric residency at Harbor-UCLA and is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Okada, along with many other Harbor-UCLA grads, has dedicated her life to caring for children.

An expert on pediatric emergency medicine, Okada was featured in several episodes of "Children's Med Dallas," a television series that recently concluded its second season. The show airs on a local ABC affiliate and takes viewers behind the scenes at Children's Medical Center, the seventh largest pediatric healthcare provider in the United States.

She is featured in episodes 1, 3, and 4 of season 2.

Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics: Committed to Developing Therapies for Rare Genetic Disorders - 08/16/2012

Emil Kakkis, M.D., Ph.D.Habor-UCLA Pediatrics is known for taking biomedical research discoveries in the laboratories and applying them to patients’ bedsides. Former faculty member Emil Kakkis, M.D., Ph.D., clearly proved this point with the development of an enzyme replacement therapy known as Aldurazyme® to treat Mucopolysaccharidosis I (MPS I), also known as Hurler-Scheie Syndrome. MPS I is a rare genetic disease caused by the body’s inability to produce a critical enzyme.

Dr. Carol Berkowitz: At the Helm of Harbor-UCLA’s “Failure to Thrive” Program - 08/16/2012

Carol Berkowitz, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.E.P.Carol Berkowitz, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.E.P., lead investigator at LA BioMed and Executive Vice Chair in the Department of Pediatrics at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, has been at the helm of LA BioMed’s “Failure to Thrive” program and clinic for more than 30 years. “Failure to Thrive” (FTT) is a term commonly used to refer to children who are unable to gain weight and grow (within normal range) as expected, and who have a weight that is below the normal growth chart (the 5th percentile) for their age.

Annual Pediatric Resident Scholar Awards Program Announced - 08/08/2012

Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics announces a new annual awards program for pediatric residents who perform scholarly projects. First through third year residents are eligible to receive awards in the following five categories:

  1. Education, overseen by Drs. Sylvia Yeh and Monica Sifuentes
  2. Research, overseen by Drs. Virender Rehan and Ruey Chang
  3. Advocacy, overseen by Dr. Julie Noble
  4. Humanism, overseen by Dr. Carol Berkowtiz
  5. QI/Health Services, overseen by Dr. Bonnie Rachman

Each award recipient will receive a $500 stipend and may be invited to participate in a Grand Rounds presentation to showcase their work.

Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics Welcomes New Third Year Resident Dr. Jasmine Lew - 07/19/2012

Dr. Jasmine LewThe Department of Pediatrics is pleased to welcome Dr. Jasmine Lew, a new third year resident.

After matriculating from medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Lew completed her first two years of pediatric residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Jasmine recently completed a year of training at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and has joined Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics to complete her final year of pediatric residency.

Getting to Know the New 2012 Interns... - 07/18/2012

A few weeks ago, Drs. Adam Jonas and Julie Noble hosted the annual intern welcome dinner at their home. The academic year is now underway and Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics is proud to welcome this great group of folks. Here's an introduction to the Class of 2015.

2012 Interns with Dr. Adam Jonas

Slideshow from the 2012 Pediatric Resident Graduation "Pediprom" - 06/21/2012

Resident Graduate Dr. Hazel Carranza with Dept. Chair Dr. Adam Jonas and faculty member Dr. Julie NobleThe annual Pediatric Resident Graduation and Awards Dinner took place on Saturday, June 16 at the Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club in Redondo Beach.

Check out these fetching photos of our annual celebration of Harbor-UCLA's newly crowned Pediatrics Resident Graduates along with faculty and current residents.

Congratulations 2012 Graduates! - 06/21/2012

2012 Residency GraduatesThe annual Pediatric Resident Graduation and Awards Dinner took place on Saturday, June 16 at the Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club in Redondo Beach. The Graduating Fellows Presentation will be held on June 28 during Grand Rounds. Congratulations to all our graduates!