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Awards, Honors, and Major Presentations

GI Programs and Centers

Lars Bode, PhD

Received the Norman Kretchmer Memorial Award in Nutrition and Development from the American Society for Nutrition
Received the 2012 Ehrlich-Koldovsky Award from the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation
Speaker, Human milk oligosaccharides: An update from the milk gang. 16th Annual Glycobiology Symposium, Glycobiology Research and Training Center, San Diego, CA, January 2013
Speaker, Human milk oligosaccharides: Two Short Stories and a Hairy Monster. Department of Pediatrics Faculty Research Symposium, UCSD/RCHSD, CA, February 2013
Speaker, Human milk oligosaccharides: Antimicrobials in the context of amebiasis, mother-to-child hiv transmission, and necrotizing enterocolitis. national institutes of health. Workshop on Bioactive Glycans In Human Milk, Bethesda, MD, February 2013
Speaker, Human milk oligosaccharides: A spoonful of oligo-sugar. Annual Dialogues in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Conference, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, March 2013
Speaker, Human milk oligosaccharides: Every baby needs a sugar mama. 9th Annual Carbohydrate Symposium, Alberta Glycomics Centre, Banff, Canada, May 2013
Speaker, Human milk oligosaccharides in the prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis and Human milk oligosaccharides: every baby needs a sugar mama, American Academy of Pediatrics Perinatal Section, 82nd Perinatal & Developmental Medicine Symposium, Aspen, CO, June 2013

Ariel Feldstein, MD

Moderator, Mechanisms of cell death. AASLD Research Workshop
Moderator, Apoptosis and autophagy in the liver. AASLD Research Workshop
Faculty Member, Hepatic apoptosis and NASH Symposium. Canadian Digestive Disease Week 2011
Faculty Member, Symposium Hepatic Apoptosis & NASH. Canadian DDW.
Co-Chair, Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (Experimental oral session), AASLD, 2011
Faculty Member, 16th ISCHS Meeting, Florence, Italy, 2011
Visiting Professor. Liver Unit, Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital, Rome, Italy, September 19-21, 2011
Invited Speaker, International Symposium of Cells of the Hepatic Sinusoid. Florence, Italy, September 22-24, 2011
Visiting Professor, University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA, October 6, 2011
Invited Speaker, The Annual Meeting of The Southern California Research Center for Liver Diseases and Cirrhosis. December 2, 2011 Invited Speaker, Symposium on Lipid Metabolism and Liver Disease. Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, March 9, 2012
Visiting Professor, Northwestern University, Division of Hepatology, Chicago, IL, April 2012
Visiting Professor, UT Health Science Center at Houston, Department of Gastroenterology, June 5-6, 2012
Faculty Member, AASLD Postgraduate Course, 2012
Moderator, AASLD Research Workshop: Mechanisms of Hepatotoxicity, 2012

Jeannie Huang, MD, MPH

Invited Speaker, Childhood obesity: The role of the dentist. California Society Pediatric Dentistry Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April, 2011
Invited Speaker, Maintenance of Certification Forum. NASPGHAN Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, October, 2011
Invited KeyNote Speaker, Childhood obesity: The reason for H.O.P.E. 4th Annual Nutrition Symposium: Clinician’s guide to obesity management and treatment options. Seattle Children’s Hospital, October, 2011
Invited Speaker, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, UCSD Research Exchange Meeting, 2011
Invited Speaker, NASPGHAN Annual Meeting, Maintenance of Certification, 2011 and 2012
Invited Speaker, International Workshop of Wireless Healthcare Technologies And Applications. National Central University, Jhongli, Taiwan, 2012
Invited Speaker, What kind of academic are you? Fellows Conference, NASPGHAN, 2012
Invited Speaker, Education Forum in Pediatric Obesity. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, 2012
Recipient, Learning! 100 Award, The Health Professional Obesity: Prevention & Education (HOPE) Project, 2012
Inaugural Recipient, Teri Li Education Award, NASPGHAN, 2012 Selected, Best Doctors in America, 2012-3

Mamata Sivagnanam, MD
NASPGHAN Young Faculty Investigator Award, 2011
Invited Guest Lecturer, Intestinal failure in children. Stockholm, Sweden, January 2013

Jeffrey Schwimmer, MD
Walter B. Cannon Lecturer, The Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists, 2011
The Benenson Distinguished Lectureship, San Diego Epidemiology Exchange, 2011
Invited Speaker, Grand Rounds, Department of Pediatrics, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, County of Los Angeles, Torrance, CA, October 27, 2011
Visiting Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Duke University, Durham, NC, November 15-17, 2011
Keynote Speaker, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Scientific Workshop, February 19-22, 2012
Guest Faculty, Harvard Medical School, Advances in Pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition, Cambridge, MA, April 13-15, 2012
Invited Speaker, Practical Pediatrics CME Course, Rady Children’s Hospital, Carlsbad, CA, May 12, 2012
Session Co-Chair. American Association for the Study of Liver Disease. Digestive Disease Week, San Diego, CA, May 21, 2012
Invited Speaker, Special Symposia: Childhood obesity and diabetes. American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, May 25, 2012
Invited Speaker, American Society of Clinical Oncology, San Francisco, CA, January 24-26, 2013
Grand Rounds, Department of Pediatrics, RCHSD, March 22, 2013