Pediatrics in the News October 2009


In the past two weeks, several Pediatrics Faculty have been quoted in CNN Health, The New York Times, and the San Diego Tribune. These articles are featured online, covering a broad spectrum – from childhood cancer to in-vitro pregnancies, and the unnerving swine flu. Click the links below to read more.

CNN, features Donald Durden, MD, PhD

“Study: Childhood cancer survivors less likely to marry”

Dr. Durden is a world-renowned physician-scientist whose research is in translational basic science for innovative target drug therapies. He is the Vice-Chair of Research, and Research Director of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Pediatrics.

Scientific Contact: Dr. Donald Durden,

San Diego Union Tribune, features Janet Crow, MD

“Swine flu may be at all county schools”

Dr. Janet Crow is an Associate Clinical Professor and pediatrician in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. She conducts weekly clinics at the 7910 Frost Street Location, serving young San Diegans from toddlers to 19+ years of age.

Scientific Contact: Dr. Janet Crow,

The New York Times, features Frank Mannino, MD

“The Gift of Life, and Its Price”

Dr. Frank Mannino is an expert neonatologist, and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at UC San Diego, Dept of Pediatrics. He servers in the NICU as the Medical Director of the Infant Special Care Center and Neonatal Respiratory Therapy at the UCSD Medical Center.

San Diego Union Tribune, features Mark Sawyer, MD

“Health officials emphasize value of vaccine”

Infectious diseases guru, Dr. Mark Sawyer is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases.

Scientific Contact: Dr. Mark Sawyer,