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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!

Dr. Marianne Gausche-Hill is Recognized by AAP for Outstanding Education - 06/21/2012

Dr. Marianne Gausche-HillDr. Marianne Gausche-Hill, M.D. is the 2012 recipient of the Steve Miller Award for Excellence in Education & Mentorship from the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Emergency Medicine (AAP-SOEM). Dr. Gausche-Hill is the Director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship and a Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA. She was the first U.S. physician to complete a sub-specialty training program in pediatric emergency medicine and is nationally known for her work as an emergency medical services researcher and educator, and for her leadership in the field of pediatric emergency medicine.

Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics Alumni Interview: Lisa Schimmenti, M.D., of University of Minnesota - 06/11/2012

Lisa Schimmenti, M.D.Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics resident alumna Dr. Lisa Schimmenti is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Genetics and Metabolism at the University of Minnesota. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Ophthalmology for her research and patient care in ophthalmic genetics.

Dr. Schimmenti received her undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. She completed her pediatric residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and her fellowship in Genetics and Metabolism at the University of Minnesota.

Three New Scientists Bring The Promise of Therapeutic Discoveries to Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics - 06/04/2012

CHRC Lab This summer, Tsui-Fen Chou, Ph.D., Michelina Iacovino, Ph.D., and Rebecca Stockton, Ph.D., will join the Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics faculty in the Division of Medical Genetics to help develop innovative therapeutic treatments.

All three investigators will be based out of the Child Health Research Center (CHRC), an 8,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility intended to serve as a hub for translational science research for children. The establishment of the CHRC was the initial phase of a joint effort of the Department of Pediatrics and LA BioMed to emphasize advances in pediatric research.

Dr. Patricia Dickson Awarded Sizable Grant to Develop Stem Cell Treatments for Pediatric Neurodegenerative Disorders - 05/30/2012

Drs. Patti Dickson and Philip SchwartzPatricia Dickson, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Medical Genetics, is co-principal investigator of a project that was just awarded a $5.5 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). The aim of the project is to develop a stem cell based therapy for the treatment of children affected with mucopolysaccharidosis I (MPS I), a rare and fatal genetic disorder that causes neurodegeneration as well as defects in other major organ systems. She is working with lead investigator Philip H. Schwartz, Ph.D., senior scientist at the CHOC Children's Research Institute and managing director of the facility's National Human Neural Stem Cell Resource.

Remembering Dr. David L. Rimoin, Renowned Geneticist, 1936-2012 - 05/29/2012

David L. Rimoin, M.D., Ph.D.With great sadness, the Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics family mourns the sudden and tragic passing of David L. Rimoin, M.D., Ph.D., a former Chief of the Division of Medical Genetics at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. On Sunday, May 27, Dr. Rimoin passed away of pancreatic cancer which had just been diagnosed a few days prior. He was 75. Dr. Rimoin was the director of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Genetics Institute and a pioneer in researching skeletal disorders and abnormalities. By recruiting Dr. Michael Kaback at Harbor-UCLA in 1970, he was instrumental in developing mass screenings for Tay-Sachs, a lethal genetic disorder. He will be missed and we honor him for his excellence in medicine and his tremendous kindness as a physician, a colleague, a mentor, and a friend.

Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics Faculty Member Dr. Frans Walther Receives Prestigious Gates Foundation Grant - 05/17/2012

Frans Walther, M.D., Ph.D.On May 9, Frans Walther, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Medical Genetics, received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations Grant award from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dr. Walther was one of 107 researchers to be awarded a new grant. The Grand Challenges Explorations initiative fosters projects that aim to improve the health of people in the developing world through innovative and unconventional ideas. If projects are successful in their first phase of research, they may receive additional funding of up to $1 million.