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Hospital staff are more likely to be a source of bacteria on patients’ skin than the reverse. Blog post can be found here: <a href="http://ucsdhealthsciences.tumblr.com/post/161028189815/yearlong-survey-tracks-microbiome-of-newly-opened">http://ucsdhealthsciences.tumblr.com/post/161028189815/yearlong-survey-tracks-microbiome-of-newly-opened</a>

Hospital bacteria move from staff to patients

Hospital staff are more likely to be a source of bacteria on patients’ skin than the reverse. Blog post can be found here: http://ucsdhealthsciences.tumblr.com/post/161028189815/yearlong-survey-tracks-microbiome-of-newly-opened
UC San Diego Health is working to supply the critical need of donor breast milk by opening up a milk bank in San Diego.

Breast milk donor bank to debut in San Diego

UC San Diego Health is working to supply the critical need of donor breast milk by opening up a milk bank in San Diego.
New data demonstrate that disialyllacto-N-tetraose levels in breast milk can predict the risk of NEC, and these findings might provide a strategy for successful intervention.

Paediatrics: Are human milk oligosaccharides the magic bullet for necrotizing enterocolitis?

New data demonstrate that disialyllacto-N-tetraose levels in breast milk can predict the risk of NEC, and these findings might provide a strategy for successful intervention.
American researchers revealed one of the most important practices in a child&#39;s early life, breastfeeding, may have the ability to prevent a nasty and potentially deadly infection.

How Breast Milk May Help Babies Fight Off A Deadly Infection

American researchers revealed one of the most important practices in a child's early life, breastfeeding, may have the ability to prevent a nasty and potentially deadly infection.
Think what it would mean, for example, if you could use your smartphone to take a photo of a worrisome mole and send the image in to be remotely analyzed by a computer system.

The Human Impact of Machine Learning in Medical Diagnostics & More

Think what it would mean, for example, if you could use your smartphone to take a photo of a worrisome mole and send the image in to be remotely analyzed by a computer system.
Findings focus on better harnessing the potential of induced pluripotent stem cells

In Four Related Papers, Researchers Describe New and Improved Tools for Stem Cell Research

Findings focus on better harnessing the potential of induced pluripotent stem cells
“What our research found is that low-birth weight and high-birth weight were both associated with the severity of liver disease, but in different ways,” said Jeffrey Schwimmer, MD.

Birth Weight is Risk Factor for Fatty Liver Disease in Children

“What our research found is that low-birth weight and high-birth weight were both associated with the severity of liver disease, but in different ways,” said Jeffrey Schwimmer, MD.
Our own Victor Nizet was recently awarded the Excellence in Research in Science &amp; Engineering” award from the UCSD Chancellor’s Associates. To read the Chancellor&#39;s blog, click here.<br>

Chancellor's Associates Faculty Excellence Awards Winner in Pediatrics

Our own Victor Nizet was recently awarded the Excellence in Research in Science & Engineering” award from the UCSD Chancellor’s Associates. To read the Chancellor's blog, click here.
Researchers, including Ped’s own Miguel del Campo, MD, PhD, describe phenotypic spectrum based on 83 affected children in Brazil. To attend the Symposium: <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-zika-virus-symposium-incubator-session-tickets-33229837338">https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-zika-virus-symposium-incubator-session-tickets-33229837338</a>

What Does Congenital Zika Syndrome Look Like?

Researchers, including Ped’s own Miguel del Campo, MD, PhD, describe phenotypic spectrum based on 83 affected children in Brazil. To attend the Symposium: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-zika-virus-symposium-incubator-session-tickets-33229837338
Pharmaceutical company collaboration supports research and education in neglected diseases and underserved patient populations

A Dose of Research

Pharmaceutical company collaboration supports research and education in neglected diseases and underserved patient populations
The best way to understand something complex is, perhaps, to rebuild it.

With tweaks, brains in a dish may yield clear clues to autism

The best way to understand something complex is, perhaps, to rebuild it.
Soon to graduate UCSD SOM medical students, Debra Yeh and Bradford Nguyen, open their &quot;Match Day&quot; envelopes to find out where they will spend the next few years as resident doctors.<br>

"Match Day" at UCSD

Soon to graduate UCSD SOM medical students, Debra Yeh and Bradford Nguyen, open their "Match Day" envelopes to find out where they will spend the next few years as resident doctors.
Christina Chambers, Ph.D., a perinatal epidemiologist, told me some studies show that an SSRI “may increase chances for a few specific serious birth defects from, say, one in a thousand to two in a thousand.” Would meds raise my risk?

Why I Stayed on My Anti-Anxiety Meds During My Pregnancy

Christina Chambers, Ph.D., a perinatal epidemiologist, told me some studies show that an SSRI “may increase chances for a few specific serious birth defects from, say, one in a thousand to two in a thousand.” Would meds raise my risk?
Earlier studies have shown that iron deficiency during infancy is known to interfere with early brain development and can have serious, long-lasting effect upon on a child’s development.

Iron Deficiency in Infancy Can Lead to Risky Behaviors in Adolescence

Earlier studies have shown that iron deficiency during infancy is known to interfere with early brain development and can have serious, long-lasting effect upon on a child’s development.
Newest “disease-in-a-dish” technique suggests novel gene may contribute to eating disorder.

Researchers Create Model of Anorexia Nervosa Using Stem Cells

Newest “disease-in-a-dish” technique suggests novel gene may contribute to eating disorder.

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"Foundation Relations: Building Relationships to Advance Research"
Clinical research seminar presented by Jennifer Martin and Ashley Garcia
Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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Four Pediatric faculty MDs named in 2016 in the annual San Diego Magazine "Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" survey! Click here to read the names and results.

2017 Pediatric Research Symposium 

Thurs, January 12th - Fri, January 13th

Rady Children's Hospital San Diego

Our 8th Annual Pediatric Research Symposium was a resounding success, with approximately 220 people in attendance for this year’s two-day event. This exciting and collaborative symposium brought together pediatric basic and clinical science researchers for a series of talks, poster presentations, and networking opportunities, along with leaders from various fields from UCSD (Drs. Vineet Bafna and Larry Goldstein, both PhDs), and from the Salk Institute (Ron Evans, PhD), as well as from The University of Arizona (Fernando Martinez, MD). This year’s Symposium was held in Rady Children’s Hospital’s beautiful new Education and Office Building conference facilities, with this year’s theme related to the research performed by our junior faculty or "The Next Generation Faculty." Additionally, our Poster Session was very well-attended, with over 200 physicians and researchers and  over 152 abstracts submitted! To see photos from this year’s event, click here.To view the Research Symposium booklet, click here. Mark your calendar for the 2018 Research Symposium, set for Winter, 2018, to be held at Rady Children’s Hospital. Additional information and registration opportunities will be announced in Autumn, 2017.

  

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UC San Diego Health Sciences | Future of Care: Women and Infants
UC San Diego Health Sciences | Future of Care: Women and Infants
Peds Focus: Gastroenterology & Neonatology
Peds Focus: Gastroenterology & Neonatology
Peds Focus:Neurology & Neurosurgery
Peds Focus:Neurology & Neurosurgery
Lakeysha
Lakeysha
"Kicking Butt with CF at 67" Paul Quinton, Ph.D.
US News Rankings 2012
US News Rankings 2012
LeNoir - NMA Pediatric Lecture: Health Disparities in Children/Causes Consequences and Conviction
LeNoir - NMA Pediatric Lecture:  Health Disparities in Children/Causes Consequences and Conviction
Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes (UCSD, PDRC)
Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes (UCSD, PDRC)
FRESH: Child Weight Program
FRESH: Child Weight Program
UC San Diego Health Sciences | Future of Care: Women and Infants
UC San Diego Health Sciences | Future of Care: Women and Infants
Peds Focus: Gastroenterology & Neonatology
Peds Focus: Gastroenterology & Neonatology
Peds Focus:Neurology & Neurosurgery
Peds Focus:Neurology & Neurosurgery
Lakeysha
Lakeysha
"Kicking Butt with CF at 67" Paul Quinton, Ph.D.
US News Rankings 2012
US News Rankings 2012
LeNoir - NMA Pediatric Lecture: Health Disparities in Children/Causes Consequences and Conviction
LeNoir - NMA Pediatric Lecture:  Health Disparities in Children/Causes Consequences and Conviction
Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes (UCSD, PDRC)
Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes (UCSD, PDRC)
FRESH: Child Weight Program
FRESH: Child Weight Program
UC San Diego Health Sciences | Future of Care: Women and Infants
UC San Diego Health Sciences | Future of Care: Women and Infants
Peds Focus: Gastroenterology & Neonatology
Peds Focus: Gastroenterology & Neonatology
Peds Focus:Neurology & Neurosurgery
Peds Focus:Neurology & Neurosurgery
Lakeysha
Lakeysha
"Kicking Butt with CF at 67" Paul Quinton, Ph.D.
US News Rankings 2012
US News Rankings 2012
LeNoir - NMA Pediatric Lecture: Health Disparities in Children/Causes Consequences and Conviction
LeNoir - NMA Pediatric Lecture:  Health Disparities in Children/Causes Consequences and Conviction
Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes (UCSD, PDRC)
Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes (UCSD, PDRC)
FRESH: Child Weight Program
FRESH: Child Weight Program
Childhood Obesity -- Obese Children in the United States
Childhood Obesity -- Obese Children in the United States
UC San Diego Health Sciences | Future of Care: Women and Infants
UC San Diego Health Sciences | Future of Care: Women and Infants
Peds Focus: Gastroenterology & Neonatology
Peds Focus: Gastroenterology & Neonatology
Peds Focus:Neurology & Neurosurgery
Peds Focus:Neurology & Neurosurgery
Lakeysha
Lakeysha
"Kicking Butt with CF at 67" Paul Quinton, Ph.D.
US News Rankings 2012
US News Rankings 2012
LeNoir - NMA Pediatric Lecture: Health Disparities in Children/Causes Consequences and Conviction
LeNoir - NMA Pediatric Lecture:  Health Disparities in Children/Causes Consequences and Conviction
Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes (UCSD, PDRC)
Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes (UCSD, PDRC)
FRESH: Child Weight Program
FRESH: Child Weight Program
Childhood Obesity -- Obese Children in the United States
Childhood Obesity -- Obese Children in the United States

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