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Physician-scientist Wendy Chung, MD, PhD, has been named chief of the Division of Clinical Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics, effective Jan. 1, 2020.
In the United States, the drug hydroxyurea has helped reduce strokes caused by sickle cell disease. Now a team from Columbia and Makerere University is testing if it can do the same in Uganda.
This year’s flu season is off to an early start, and one of the active strains is known to hit children harder. Columbia pediatrician Melissa Stockwell explains why kids should get a flu shot.
Renowned clinician and physician-scientist Anna Penn, MD, PhD, has been named chief of neonatology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NYP Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.
- July 21, 2017
A study showed that children who had lost their father had significantly shorter telomeres—a protective cap on chromosomes—than children who had not.
- July 13, 2017
Pediatric cardiologist Sylvia Preston Griffiths, MD, is in her seventh decade of teaching at P&S.
- July 12, 2017
Michael Rosenbaum, MD, director of the new FIT clinic at Columbia for treatment of pediatric obesity, explains his research on weight loss and metabolism.
- June 27, 2017
A communitywide intervention for families who receive WIC benefits reduced obesity risk factors in preschoolers.
- January 31, 2017
Traces of flame retardants were found on the hands of all 3-year-olds in a Mailman study of 25 households in New York City.
- December 20, 2016
Children who had heart surgery at NYP/CUMC had a significantly lower risk-adjusted mortality rate compared with all other New York state programs.
- October 14, 2016
Children born to mothers who filled more than one SSRI prescription during pregnancy had a slightly greater risk of having a language disorder, a new study reported.
Source:The New York TimesJune 23, 2016