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Grand Rounds 2020-2021

The Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds is held every Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Education and Office Building (EOB) on the Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego campus. 

These lectures will offer the generalist and specialist pediatrician current information in the field of Pediatrics about the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of children's diseases.

Objectives (ACGME Competencies):

  • Provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health
  • Demonstrate application of scientific methodology to clinical situations
  • Know and apply the basic sciences which are appropriate to your discipline
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills with patients, families, and professional associates
Accreditation and Disclosure:
The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

For questions regarding CME credit, please contact Vy Ting or cme@rchsd.org.

Cultural Competency:
This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. Cultural competency is defined as a set of integrated attitudes, knowledge, and skills that enable health care professionals or organizations to care effectively for patients from diverse cultures, groups and communities. Linguistic competency is defined as the ability of a physician or surgeon to provide patients who do not speak English or who have limited ability to speak English, direct communication in the patient's primary language. Cultural and linguistic competency was incorporated into the planning of this activity. Additional resources on cultural and linguistic competency and information about AB1195 can be found on the UCSD CME website at http://cme.ucsd.edu

Faculty Disclosure:
It is the policy of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, development, and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners through one of the following mechanisms: 1) altering the financial relations with the commercial interest, 2) altering the individual's control over CME content about the products or services of the commercial interest, and/or 3) validating the activity content through independent peer review. All persons are also required to disclose any discussion of off-label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Persons who refuse or fail to disclose will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity. 

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Phone: x228899 or (858) 966-8899
Meeting ID: 117 401 852 | Password: 111994

Pediatric Grand Rounds Schedule:

SEPTEMBER 25, 2020
IHOPE: Brining Genomics Across the Border
Marilyn Jones, MD
Distinguised Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Division of Genetics and Dysmorphology
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

Erin Thorpe, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
Illumina Clinical Services Laboratory

OCTOBER 2, 2020
How Close Are We to a COVID-19 Vaccine? The Hopes and the Challenges
Stephen A. Spector, MD
Distinguised Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Mother-Child-Adolescent Program
Principal Investigator, UCSD MCAP COVID-19 Prevention Network Unit
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

OCTOBER 9, 2020
Bag of Tricks: How Bacterial Pathogens Promote Transmission
Fabian Rivera-Chavez, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Biological Sciences
University of California, San Diego

OCTOBER 16, 2020
Understanding Pathophysiology of COVID-19 and Other Viruses: Predicting Potential Therapies
Debashis Sahoo, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Computer Science
Department of Pediatrics
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of California, San Diego

OCTOBER 23, 2020
CHARMS: Characterization of MIS-C and its Relationship to Kawasaki Disease
Jane Burns, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Kawasaki Disease Research Center
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

OCTOBER 30, 2020
How to Suppor Adolescents and Young Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic
David Inwards-Breland, MD

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Adolescent Medicine and Young Adult Medicine
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

NOVEMBER 6, 2020
The Power of Human Milk (Oligosaccharides)
Lars Bode, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology
Division of Gastreoenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Director and Chair of Collaborative Human Milk Research
Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Mother-Milk-Infant Center of Research Excellence
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

NOVEMBER 13, 2020
The Malaria Drug Accelerator: Using Collaborative Research to Develop New Treatments for Neglected Disease
Elizabeth A. Winzeler, PhD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Division of Host Microbe Systems and Therapeutics
Director of Transitional Research
UC Health Sciences Center for Immunology, Infection and Inflammation
Adjunct Professor, Skaggs School of Pharmacy
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

NOVEMBER 20, 2020
Deciphering Genetic Mechanisms of Type 1 Diabetes Risk
Kyle J. Gaulton, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego

NOVEMBER 27, 2020 - THANKSGIVING BREAK
DECEMBER 4-25, 2020 - WINTER BREAK

JANUARY 8, 2021
Neonatal Sepsis: Developing Innovative Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Shelley Lawrence, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

JANUARY 15, 2021
Neutrophils: The Inflammatory Conductors of Kawasaki Disease and MIS-C
Ben Crocker, PhD

Associate Adjunct Professor
Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

JANUARY 22, 2021
THE 20TH ANNUAL LENOIR/HAMBURGER LECTURE
Disparities in Diet Across the Lifespan: Implications for Cardiovascular Health
Cheryl Anderson, PhD, MPH, MS

Professor and Founding Dean
School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science
University of California, San Diego

JANUARY 29, 2021
Investigating the Pathogenesis of Asthma and Response to Treatment Using Small Noncoding RNAs
Kelan Tantisira, MD, MPH

Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Respiratory Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

FEBRUARY 5, 2021
Regional Disparities in Pediatric Oncology: Lessons Learned from Rady's International Outreach Program
Paula Aristizabal, MD, MAS

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
University of California, San Diego
Medical Director International Outreach Program & Quality Improvement Lead
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
Member Population Sciences, Disparities & Community Engagement
UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

FEBRUARY 12, 2021
Targeting Prevention and Better Outcomes for Pediatric IBD
David Brent Polk, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Gastroenterology
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

FEBRUARY 19, 2021
OK Boomer! Adolescent Patient Portals - Challenges and Opportunities
Cynthia L. Kuelbs, MD

HS Clinical Professor
Department of Pediatrics and Department of Medicine
University of California, San Diego
Chief Medical Information Officer
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

FEBRUARY 26, 2021
Clinical Highlights & Genetic Mechanisms of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
David J. McCulley, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

MARCH 5, 2021
JOHN B. WELSH LECTURE IN BEHAVIORAL PEDIATRICS
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: What Every Pediatrician and Pediatric Subspecialist Should Know
Yi Hui Liu, MD, MPH

Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Academic General Pediatrics, Child Development & Community Health
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

MARCH 12, 2021
Evolving Challenges for Academic Medical Practice: Three Decades of Perspective
James Perry, MD

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Affiliate Professor of Bioengineering
University of California, San Diego
Director, Electrophysiology Program
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

MARCH 19, 2021
Physician Well-Being: What Do We Know and Where Do We Go
Ami P. Doshi, MD

Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Physician Wellness Director
Assistant Program Director of Wellness
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

APRIL 2, 2021
Applying New Concepts of Epigenetic to the Treatment of Patients with Autoimmunity
Gary S. Firestein, MD

Distinguised Professor of Medicine
Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences
Director, Altman Clinical & Transitional Research Institute
UC San Diego Health Sciences

APRIL 9, 2021
Aging and Organ Regeneration
Juan Carlos Belmonte, PhD

Professor, Gene Expression Laboratory
Roget Guillemin Chair
Salk Institute for Biological Sciences

APRIL 16, 2021
Tumor Metastasis and Developmental Plasticity: How Can We Stop the Invasion?
Jing Yang, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology and Pediatrics
Division of Hematology-Oncology
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego

APRIL 23, 2021
The End of the Beginning of Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics
Kathryn A. Akong, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Respiratory Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

APRIL 30, 2021
Cardiovascular Imaging of Childhood Cancer Survivors: Challenges and Opportunities
Hari Narayan, MD, MSCE

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Cardiology
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

MAY 7, 2021
Novel Approaches to Managing Atopic Disorders - Precision Medicine through Multidisciplinary Teamwork
Bob Geng, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Co-Director of Rady Children's Hospital and Severe Asthma Program
Allergy/Immunology Director of the Multidisciplinary Atopic Dermatitis Program (MADP)
Divisions of Adult and Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

MAY 14, 2021
Parental Vaccine Hesitancy and an Educational Intervention for Influenza Vaccination
Vanessa P. Scott, MD, MSC

Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Academic General Pediatrics, Child Development & Community Health
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

MAY 21, 2021
Lung Stem Cells and Organoids to Study Patient Specific Human Lung Development and Disease
Sandra Leibel, MD, MSC

Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Neonatology
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

MAY 28, 2021
Management of Congenital Heart Disease in the Era of Genomics
Nathaly Sweeney, MD, MPH, MS

Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

JUNE 4, 2021
Solving the Mystery of Pediatric Brain Disease
Joseph G. Gleeson, MD

Rady Auxiliary Professor of Neurosciences and Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Director of Neurosciences Institute of Genomic Medicine
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

JUNE 12, 2020
Chief Resident
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

JUNE 19, 2020
Chief Resident
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

JUNE 26, 2020
Chief Resident
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

For questions regarding Grand Rounds, please contact Vy Ting at 858-966-6763.