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A Research Committee Sponsored Webinar Series

Calling all medical students, residents and fellows interested in a career in pediatric science! Join our monthly webinar series, the second Tuesday of every month from 5:30-6:30pm EST.

Each month a distinguished pediatric physician scientist will speak. Content will range from inspirational stories as to how individuals found a career in pediatric science, to specific topic based content.



    • November 09, 2021, 5:30-6:30pm ET
      Speaker: Stephen Teach, MD, Professor and Chair, Pediatrics in Pediatric Department Chair, George Washington University
      Webinar Recording
    • October 12, 2021, 5:30-6:30pm ET
      Speaker: Diana Bianchi, MD, Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and Head of the Prenatal Genomics and Therapy Section for the Medical Genetics Branch at NHGRI
      Title: The Journey is More Interesting Than the Destination
      Webinar Description: In this talk I will intersperse my personal and career journeys with the arc of my research interests, and show that some of the most important research findings are unexpected. I will also focus on the lessons learned along the way: resilience, courage, joy and paying it forward.
      Webinar Recording


    • September 14, 2021, 5:30-6:30pm ET
      Lisa Satlin, MD, Herbert H. Lehman Professor and System Chair, Mount Sinai Health System
      Title: A journey of discovery into the renal regulation of potassium homeostasis: clues from development and disease
      Webinar Description: The physician-scientist is uniquely positioned to identify a clinical question, and then perform biomedical investigations that allow discoveries to be translated into clinical applications that improve health outcomes. This webinar will focus on a journey of scientific discovery that emerged from a clinical observation, that of very high plasma potassium concentrations in the premature newborn. Bench and translational efforts led to novel insight into the ontogeny of renal epithelial transport, with unexpected outcomes opening new areas of inquiry that have enabled the story to continue to evolve.
      Webinar Recording


    • August 10, 2021, 5:30-6:30pm ET
      Sherin Devaskar, MD, Mattel Executive Endowed Chair, Department of Pediatrics in Pediatric Department Chair, University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine
      Webinar Description: The specialty of Pediatrics holds incredible excitement given that preventive or interventional practices at the beginning of life are impactful throughout the life span – “Beginnings determine Endings”. Being pro-active, the discoveries that science brings to bear on childhood disorders are unmatched in any other specialty. The milestones achieved in recent times have made a major difference to the lives of children and their families. How can anyone resist being part of building this amazing future for children, who themselves are the future of our society and world!!!!!!!
      Webinar Recording


    • July 13, 2021, 5:30-6:30pm ET
      Speaker: Leslie Walker-Harding, MD, Professor & Chair in Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine
      Title: Prevention and Intervention: Coming of Age in a Post-COVID World
      Webinar Description: Adolescent Health has become an area of a particular concern during the pandemic with increased mental health compromise, including anxiety, depression, substance use and eating disorders. Is there an answer to these challenges? Could they have been prevented or benefited from early identification and intervention. What is our way forward to ensure adolescents not only survive but thrive in the next decade.
      Webinar Recording


    • June 8, 2021, 5:30-6:30pm ET
      Speaker: Sallie Permar, MD, PhD, Nancy C. Paduano Professor and Chair in Pediatrics, Weill Cornell University School of Medicine
      Title: Ending the Congenital CMV Pandemic: We Are Halfway There
      Webinar Recording


    • May 11, 2021, 5:30-6:30 pm ET
      Couples Panel
      : Panagiotis Kratimenos, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Children’s National Medical Center, The George Washington University School of Medicine
      and Ioannis Koutroulis, MD, PhD, MBA, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
      Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, The George Washington University School of Medicine
      Title: Prospering at Home While Pursuing a Career in Academic Pediatrics: One Couple’s Perspective
      Webinar Recording


    • April 13, 2021, 5:30-6:30pm ET
      : H. Dele Davies, MD
      Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Public Health, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
      Title: Mentorship, Sponsorship, Partnerships – Key Ingredients to a Successful Pediatric Scientist Career
      Webinar Recording


    • March 9, 2021, 5:30-6:30pm ET 
      Speaker: Bruce Gelb, MD,
      Director Mindich Child Health and Development Institute, Professor, Pediatrics, Cardiology, Professor, Genetics and Genomic Sciences, NYU Langone Health
      Title: Noonan Syndrome and Related Syndromes: RAS-pY Voices Heard Along the Pathway
      Webinar Recording 


    • February 9, 2021, 5:30-6:30pm ET 
      Speaker: Michael DeBaun, MD, MPH,
      Director, Vanderbilt-Meharry Center for Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease
      Title: Academic Activism: Choosing the Right Time and the Right Place
      Webinar Recording


    • January 12, 2021, 5:30-6:30pm ET 
      Speaker: Joseph W. St. Geme, III, MD,
      Physician-in-Chief and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
      Moderator: Lisa Satlin, MD
      Title: Common Themes in Invasive Bacterial Disease in Children
      Webinar Recording


    • December 14, 2021, 5:30-6:30pm ET
      Speaker: Daniel Benjamin, MD, Faculty Associate Director and Kiser-Arena Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at Duke Clinical Research Institute


    • January 11, 2022, 5:30-6:30pm ET
      Details TBD


    • February 8, 2022, 5:30-6:30pm ET
      Details TBD
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