Awards, Honors, and Major Presentations

Jonathan Bui MD, PhD

  • Keck Graduate Institute (The Claremont Colleges), Center for Rare Diseases-Therapies, Board of Experts, 2008-present
  • Editorial Board of the Journal of Rare Disorders 2012-present

John Crawford MD, MS

  • Rady Children's Hospital CARES Award for Clinical Care, 2013
  • Faculty Teaching Award Department of Neurosciences, UCSD, June 2013
  • Neuropsychology Grand Rounds Rady Children's Hospital, University of California San Diego, Pediatric Brain Tumors, October 5, 2011
  • Brain Tumors: 2nd Annual Collaborative Care Conference, University of California,San Diego, Moores Cancer Center January 21, 2012
  • 3rd Annual Neuro-Oncology Family Day, Rady Children's Hospital A Team Work Approach in the Management of Childhood Brain Tumor,s May 19, 2012
  • Sound Wave Symposium American
  • Academy of Audiology Ototoxicity Assessment in Children Receiving Cisplatin Chemotherapy, San Diego, CA, October 12, 2012
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Grand Rounds, UCSD/RCHSD, Challenging Child Psychiatric Consults: Pseudoneurological Symptoms or Neurological Disease? January 11, 2013
  • 41st Annual Child Neurology Society
  • Meeting Breakfast Seminar: Childhood Encephalitis: Neuroradiographic, Electrodiagnostic, and Laboratory Crossroads, (Speaker and Organizer), November 1, 2012
  • Preuss Foundation Translational NeuroOncology Conference: Translational Pediatric NeuroOncology, San Diego, CA, February 21, 2013
  • Moores Cancer Center/NF1 California Symposium: Ask the Doctor, San Diego, CA, June 29, 2013

Jennifer Friedman, MD

  • VO Games Patient Presentation, First Place/Gold. 15th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders. Toronto, Canada, June 2011
  • Fraternal twins with sepiapterin reductase deficiency, a rare form of dopamine responsive dystonia (DRD). 15th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Toronto, Canada, June 2011
  • Sepiapterin Reductase Deficiency-Treatment Options in Phenylketonuria and Related Pediatric Neuro-transmitter Disorders. Satellite Meeting for the 11th International Congress of Inborn Errors of Metabolism, San Diego, CA, August 2011
  • Non-Surgical Treatments for Dystonia. John H. Menkes Children & Family Dystonia Symposium, Chicago, IL, August 2011
  • Dopa-Responsive Dystonia and Beyond – Disorders of Monoamine Neurotransmitter Metabolism, Oakland Children's Grand Rounds, Oakland, CA, June 2012
  • Dopa-Responsive Motor Disorders –Treatable Conditions that may Mimic Cerebral Palsy – Breakfast Seminar, 2012 Child Neurology Society Annual Meeting , November 2012
  • Volunteer of the Year Award – Del Mar Heights, Del Mar Union School District 2012

Joseph Gleeson, MD

  • Director, UCSD Rady's Undiagnosed Disease Center 2012
  • Dana Alliance for Brain Research Elected Member 2013
  • Association of American Physicians Elected Member 2013
  • Baylor Neuroscience Seminar, Houston, TX, March 27, 2012
  • Keynote Lecture, Cilia 2012, London UK, May 18, 2012
  • Yale Neuroscience Seminar Series, New Haven, CT, May 30, 2012
  • Indo-US Symposium on Developing Brain, Manipal, India, October 27, 2012
  • Rockefeller U Seminar, New York, NY, January 11, 2013
  • Duke U Biochemistry Seminar, Durham, NC, May 19, 2013
  • Gordon Conf Human Genetic, Smithfield, RI, July 11, 2013

Carla Grosmann, MD

  • Member, Muscular Dystrophy Association Executive Committee
  • Member, Ethics and Peer Review Committee, American Association of Neuromuscular Disease and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)
  • Member, World Muscle Society (WMS) Local Organizing Committee for the 2013 annual WMS in Asilomar, CA
  • Member, UCSD Transitional Care Committee

Richard Haas, MD

  • America's Top Doctors, 2011-2013
  • Best Doctors in America, US News and World Report 2013
  • Editor, European Journal of Child Neurology
  • Editorial Boards of the journal Mitochondrion and Journal of Rare Disorders

Robert Leshner, MD

  • Best Doctors in America 2011-2013 (Child Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases)
  • Visiting Professor University of Nevada Las Vegas Medical Center February 2012
  • Excellence In Teaching : UCSD Adult Neurology, June 2012
  • Excellence In Teaching : UCSD Child Neurology, June 2013

David Lieberman, MD, PhD

  • 7th World Congress on Rett Syndrome MeCP2 Regulates Bidirectional Homeostatic Plasticity in Cortical Neurons, June 25, 2012

Mark Nespeca, MD

  • Best Doctors in America, 2011-2013 Neurology

Doris Trauner, MD

  • Elected to AOA Medical Honor Society, VCU/MCV School of Medicine, June 2013
  • America's Top Doctors, 2011-2013
  • Best Doctors in America, top 1%, US News and World Report, 2013
  • American Academy of Neurology Alliance Awards Committee, 2009-present
  • Cure Cystinosis International Registry Medical Advisory Board, 2011-present
  • NIH Cognition and Perception Study Section, ad hoc member, 2012
  • NINDS ad hoc reviewer for NSDA Study Section, June 2012
  • NICHD, ZNS1 SRB G(66) NeuroNEXT Special Emphasis Panel, June 28, 2013
  • Invited Speaker, Neurological and behavioral issues in cystinosis. Cystinosis Research Network Conference, San Francisco, July 15, 2011
  • Invited Speaker, Neuro-behavioral issues in Williams Syndrome. Williams syndrome conference, Salk Institute, September 17, 2011
  • Invited Speaker, Cognitive and neurological profiles in nephropathic cystinosis. ALANEPE (Pan American Nephrology Conference), Sao Paolo Brazil, October 27, 2011
  • Invited Speaker, Plasticity in the developing brain: Evidence from studies of children with stroke. Stanford University Medical Center, Neurology Grand rounds, March 9, 2012
  • Invited Speaker, Stress and coping in adolescent with cystinosis. International Cystinosis Research Conference, University of California Irvine, March 2012
  • Invited Speaker, Neurological issues in cystinosis. Cystinosis Research Foundation conference, Newport Beach CA, April 2012
  • Invited Speaker, Neurological and cognitive complications of cystinosis. International Cystinosis Foundation meeting, Paris France, June 28-30, 2012
  • Invited Speaker, Muscle wasting in cystinosis. International Cystinosis Foundation meeting, Paris France, June 28-30, 2012
  • Symposium Chair, Plasticity in the developing brain, Child Neurology Society meeting, Huntington Beach CA, November 3, 2012
  • Invited Speaker, Language developing after perinatal stroke. UC Irvine Neurology Grand Rounds, December 7, 2012
  • Invited speaker, Neurological Issues in cystinosis. Cystinosis Research Foundation Day of Hope, April 19, 2013
  • Keynote Speaker, AOA Banquet and Induction Ceremony, VCU/MCV School of Medicine, Richmond VA, May 3, 2013
  • Invited Speaker, Plasticity in the Developing Brain. Kinloch Nelson MD Student Honors Day, VCIU/MCV School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, May 3, 2013

Sonya Wang, MD

  • Speaker, Professional Advisory Board of the Epilepsy Foundation

Michael Zimbric, MD

  • Nominated for the 2013 Kaiser Excellence in Teaching Award by the 4th yearclass (2013 graduating class) of UCSD SOM