News and Events
Calling all faculty, residents and students! The Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics department is hosting its annual Halloween Costume Contest and Party:
Monday, October 31
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
6th Floor Conf. Room
Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics Resident Alumnus Linton Yee, M.D., Receives Teaching Award from Duke - 10/25/2011
Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics Resident Alumnus Linton Yee, M.D., was awarded a Master Clinician/Teacher Award at the annual Duke University Spring Faculty Meeting on May 4, 2011. The award honors individuals with superlative accomplishment and service in the areas of clinical care and teaching.
Dr. Yee is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Hospital and Emergency Medicine at Duke University. Yee graduated from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine in 1988. He went on to complete his residency in pediatrics at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics Faculty Publishes 4th Edition of "Berkowitz's Pediatrics: A Primary Care Approach" - 10/25/2011
On October 17, the 4th edition of "Berkowitz's Pediatrics: A Primary Care Approach" was released by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The volume, authored and edited by Carol Berkowitz, M.D., F.A.A.P, Division Chief of General and Emergency Pediatrics and Professor of Pediatrics, is regarded by many as the definitive resource on primary care pediatrics.
About the Authors
The majority of the contributing authors are affiliated with Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics - current or former faculty members, fellows or residents. Pictured here are some of the authors and current faculty members: Gangadarshni Chandramohan, M.D., George Gershman, M.D., Ph.D., Stanley Inkelis, M.D., Carol Berkowitz, M.D., David E. Atkinson, M.D., Kelly D. Young, M.D., M.S., Kenneth Huff, M.D., and Nasser Redjal, M.D.
This year the annual Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics Holiday Party will take place on Saturday, December 17 at 6 p.m. The following is a preview of the mouth-watering menu which will graciously be prepared by our Department Chair, Dr. Adam Jonas. Maps and directions will be distributed in the near future.
Join the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute for an evening of dining, dancing, auctions and entertainment at the annual LA BioMed Gala.
Spirit of Excellence Awards:
The Honorable Jane Harman
Director, President and CEO, Woodrow Wilson Center
Former Congresswoman, 36th CD, California
The Annual Resident Retreat will take place Saturday & Sunday, October 29-30, 2011. See below for details.
Hilton Waterfront Resort
Huntington Beach, California
Guest Speaker: Pamelyn Close, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Close is a former member of the Division of Pediatric Hematology & Oncology, and currently the Director of Adult and Pediatric Palliative Care at LAC+USC.
On the first Monday of October every year, maternal and child health professionals across America remind us that nothing is more important the health of our children.
On this 83rd annual celebration of Child Health Day, HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) reminds us that maternal and child health programs are available to help children lead healthy lives everyday.
Click here for more information.
Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics Faculty Dr. Charles S. Grob Featured in MSNBC Story: "Magic Mushrooms" for Psych Disorders - 09/27/2011
Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics faculty member Charles S. Grob, M.D., was recently featured in an MSNBC article about a new Johns Hopkins study on the use of "magic mushrooms" to treat depression, anxiety and addictions. The study reveals how much of the substance patients could consume to acquire the greatest benefit with the least amount of risk.
Although Dr. Grob was not involved in the new study, he recently conducted a landmark experiment at UCLA using the drug psilocybin (the active ingredient in "magic mushrooms") to treat patients with terminal illnesses. Research on drugs like LSD and "magic mushrooms" isn't new. According to Grob, psychiatric research on hallucinogens took place from the 1950s to the 1970s but it was halted due to public health concerns about drug abuse. Only in the last ten years have hallucinogens experienced a renaissance in psychiatric research.
On Friday, local and federal officials applauded the success of Harbor-UCLA's neonatology program, which has significantly reduced infections in vulnerable newborns. Herb Schultz, director of the U.S. Health and Human Services Region 9, which includes the South Bay, said "Harbor-UCLA has set a national standard in this area of care," referring to the neonatology program. "We are learning from their example."
Under legislation passed in 2010, hospitals that do not reduce infections and readmissions may be subject to penalties. To address this, Harbor-UCLA's neonatology program implemented changes four years ago to reduce catheter-associated blood stream infections, which put babies at serious risk and cost roughly $27,000 each to treat. Collaborating with other hospital programs in California, nurses and physicians developed new strategies primarily targeted at keeping the 18-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) sterile.
Guillermo Diaz, M.D., is originally from Brooklyn, N.Y. and attended medical school at the UCLA School of Medicine. After completing his pediatric residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Diaz joined the faculty at QueensCare Family Clinics as a general pediatrician and has recently become their Chief Medical Officer.
QueensCare Family Clinics (QFC) provide quality primary healthcare to any patient in need, regardless of their ability to pay. QFC is one of the largest clinic providers in the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services’ Community Partners Program. QFC’s six neighborhood locations are located in the most densely populated areas of Los Angeles, which report more low-income residents, higher rates of chronic disease, and greater exposure to unhealthy environmental factors.
6th Floor Conference Room
Endocrine Clinical Conference
5th Floor Conference Room
Genetics Clinical Conference
CHRC Conference Room
Pediatrics Grand Rounds - "Coccidioidomyosis: New Insights, New Challenges in the Early 21st Century" - Paul Krogstad, MD
Resident Lecture Seminar - "Development Talk" - Geeta Grover, MD
6th Floor Conference Room