Message from the Chair
Dear Department Faculty, Clinicians, Researchers, and Staff,
I have much news to report for the Department. First, I wish to congratulate Dr. Krishelle Marc-Aurele for her selection for the Whitehill Prize for 2016, for the Department of Pediatrics, by the Academy of Clinician Scholars (AoCS). The Whitehill Charitable Trust was established in 1995 by J.L. Whitehill to recognize excellence by junior faculty in clinical medicine teaching, chosen by the Chief Residents. Dr. Marc-Aurele will be awarded $500, a personalized plaque, and will be recognized at the 2016 AoCS Fall General Meeting. Congratulations, Dr. Marc-Aurele! We are proud of you!
And I'm very pleased to mention the new Seed Grant opportunities available, under the leadership of Dr. Rob Knight (please see the story below for greater details). This brings great funding possibilities for our students and post-docs.
As you will see in the story immediately following that many new faculty and physicians started in August and September. Our recruiting continues to be very active with 16 open searches across 9 divisions (ACC, Cardiology, Critical Care, Dysmorphology, Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine, HMST, Infectious Diseases, and our newest Division: Vulnerable Children). Thank you to all of you who are involved in reviewing or interviewing candidates, scheduling or transporting candidates, and ultimately, helping us secure our newest, amazing faculty.
Our Biannual Report is nearing completion, and getting ready for final review prior to be printed, bound and mailed to our affiliates. If your division has not yet turned in your biannual report materials, please be sure to send it to my offices by Sept 9th.
Gabriel G. Haddad, MD
Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Neurosciences
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego
Physician-in-Chief & Chief Scientific Officer, Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego