Dr. Ariel E. Feldstein’s proposal, ‘Biomarkers and Therapeutic Targets for Liver Damage" won a competitive UC Proof of Concept Commercialization Gap Grant.
Jacobs Medical Center will include four hospitals in one location: the existing Thornton Hospital, plus the Hospital for Advanced Surgery, the Hospital for Cancer Care, and the Hospital for Women and Infants. Architecturally, this timeless and transformative building will center on the individual patient experience of those seeking a variety of specialized care.
Jane Burns MD - The infectious agent of Kawasaki disease is not only reaching Japan from the Asian mainland by Pacific winds, but it seems to be crossing the Pacific Ocean to infect children in Hawaii and the North American mainland.
Worldwide Increase in Adolescent Onychomycosis Discovered
Although still uncommon Friedlander MD et al discover a worldwide increase in Adolescent Onychomycosis.
New technology of exome sequencing is not only a promising method for identifying disease-causing genes, but may also improve diagnoses and guide individual patient care.
Sujana Gunta MD, awarded Research Award for Basic Science
at the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN) Annual Meeting.
An international team of scientists, led UC San Diego Pediatric Department Researchers have identified the first reported inhibitors of a key enzyme involved in survival of the parasite responsible for malaria.
Dr. Maike Sander, Professor of Pediatrics and Cellular and Molecular Medicine, was recently named the Director of UC San Diego’s Pediatric Diabetes Research Center.
Howard Taras, MD, professor of pediatrics, was chosen by the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County as one of San Diego’s Health Heroes. Honored as one of San Diego’s Health Heroes, Dr. Taras was instrumental in a campaign persuading the Legislature to pass a law so children with epilepsy can get seizure medication at school.
Research findings published by Chambers et al reveal women exposed to certain antidepressants during pregnancy were significantly less likely to breastfeed their babies compared to unexposed women. The results of the study were recently published online in the Journal of Human Lactation.
February 3, 2012, La Jolla, CA - Victor Nizet, MD, professor of pediatrics and pharmacy and Division Chief of Pediatric Pharmacology and Drug Discovery at UC San Diego School of Medicine and Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, has been elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently awarded $742,222 to UC San Diego’s Dr. Sandra Daley, professor of pediatrics and director of the Comprehensive Research Center in Health Disparities, to fund the Health Careers Opportunity Program/San Diego Regional Consortium (HCOP/SDRC).
Nature Review Research Highlight, January 2012: Dr. Lars Bode, Assistant Professor in neonatal medicine and pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition at UC San Diego’s Department of Pediatrics, recently published in GUT that human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) significantly lowered the risk of Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) in neonatal rats.
La Jolla, January, 2012 - Kerri Boutelle, PhD, an associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine are developing new ways to treat overeating in children and adults.Their study, published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, describes two new methods for reducing overeating.
The study appears online Jan. 16 ahead of print publication in the April issue of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. Chambers et al stressed that their research illustrates there is no safe amount of drinking during pregnancy, since the amount of drinking that produces fetal alcohol syndrome in infants varied from woman to woman.
Dr. Kenneth Lyons Jones, a professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego and a co-author of the study, speculates that genetic differences may at least partly explain why some babies are more affected than others. He and other researchers are also investigating whether a mother's health and nutrition may play a role, studying pregnant women in Ukraine where the incidence of FAS is high.