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The Women in Pediatrics group recently hosted one of their professional development events, “Effective Communication Skills” workshop. <br><br>For more information about the group or join the listserv, please contact Dr. Kay Rhee: <a href="mailto:k1rhee@ucsd.edu">k1rhee@ucsd.edu</a>.

Women in Pediatrics Group Tackles Communication Barriers

The Women in Pediatrics group recently hosted one of their professional development events, “Effective Communication Skills” workshop.

For more information about the group or join the listserv, please contact Dr. Kay Rhee: k1rhee@ucsd.edu.
Researchers surprised to find specific complex breast milk sugars sometimes inhibit, sometimes promote gastrointestinal infections and response.

Complex Sugars and Microbiome in Mother's Milk Influence Neonatal Rotavirus Infection

Researchers surprised to find specific complex breast milk sugars sometimes inhibit, sometimes promote gastrointestinal infections and response.
From studying genomes of individuals with ADHD and comparing them to the genomes of people who do not have ADHD, scientists have identified 12 generic variants in the ADHD group, suggesting an increased risk of ADHD compared to those without the variants.

New Research Identifies Genetic Variants Linked Separately to ADHD and Autism Speech Issues

From studying genomes of individuals with ADHD and comparing them to the genomes of people who do not have ADHD, scientists have identified 12 generic variants in the ADHD group, suggesting an increased risk of ADHD compared to those without the variants.
In mouse study, researchers find it&#39;s not the added calories but the long-term reduction in energy expended.

Maternal Programming During Pregnancy Induces Long-Term Postpartum Obesity

In mouse study, researchers find it's not the added calories but the long-term reduction in energy expended.
The Cystinosis Research Foundation (CRF), announced that the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval for the first human clinical trial for stem cell and gene therapy treatment for cystinosis.

Cystinosis Research Foundation Announces Federal Drug Administration Approval for First Human Clinical Trials

The Cystinosis Research Foundation (CRF), announced that the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval for the first human clinical trial for stem cell and gene therapy treatment for cystinosis.
Nursing mothers should know that some research and studies suggest that THC, the main psychoactive component of marijuana, can potentially end up in breast milk.

What Every Mom Should Know About Using Marijuana While Breastfeeding

Nursing mothers should know that some research and studies suggest that THC, the main psychoactive component of marijuana, can potentially end up in breast milk.
The complex sugars found in human breast milk may change in women who are taking probiotics.

Pregnant Women Taking Probiotics May Have Different Breast Milk

The complex sugars found in human breast milk may change in women who are taking probiotics.
A review finds that for several conditions, poop from certain healthy people is more likely to provide relief for recipients.

Fecal Transplants More Successful from "Super-Donors"

A review finds that for several conditions, poop from certain healthy people is more likely to provide relief for recipients.
The body&#39;s microbial community may influence the brain and behavior, perhaps even playing a role in dementia, autism and other disorders.

Germs in Your Gut Are Talking to Your Brain. Scientists Want to Know What They're Saying

The body's microbial community may influence the brain and behavior, perhaps even playing a role in dementia, autism and other disorders.
Researchers say epigenetic changes negatively affect gene, resulting in neurological disorder; mouse model offers new way to test potential therapeutic interventions.

Novel Autism Mouse Model Based on an Epigenetic Gene Developed

Researchers say epigenetic changes negatively affect gene, resulting in neurological disorder; mouse model offers new way to test potential therapeutic interventions.

Upcoming Events

Grand Rounds:                                                                    Each Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; RCHSD, EOB 1900Peds_Grand_Rounds_2017-201


9th Annual Pediatric Research Symposium*

*Abstracts due April 12, 2018

Call for Abstract

When: May 10 & 11, 2018
1:00pm - 6:00pm --- 8:00am - 6:30pm

What: 9th Annual Pediatric Research Symposium on Developmental Origins of Health & Disease: Epigenetic Mechanisms


Where: Rady Children's Hospital San Diego

Topics Include:
Diet Implications
Microbiome in Health and Disease
Epigenetics and Cardio-Respiratory Disease
Epigenetics and Diabetes
Early CNS Development and Epigenetics
Surgical Advances

Check out the UCSD Department of Pediatrics list of Events!

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Top Docs

  

Thirteen Pediatric faculty MDs were named in 2017 in the annual San Diego Magazine "Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" survey! To read the list of UCSD Top Docs, click here. To read the full listing in the October issue of San Diego Magazine, click here.