News : 2011 : December

Miriam Masia, back right, music education specialist with Family Central T.A.L.K., leads Debbie School students in a family sing-a-long.

Debbie School and Jackson Memorial Foundation Celebrate Grand Opening of Dream Playground

With singing, dancing and their profuse thanks, students, friends, faculty and other supporters of the Department of Pediatrics’ Debbie School celebrated the grand opening this month of the dream playground students designed and school volunteers built at the Mailman Center for Child Development.

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Jeffrey Goldberg, M.D., Ph.D., left, and Michael Kapiloff, M.D., Ph.D., credit ISCI’s open labs for their unusual collaboration.

Unlikely Duo Collaborates on NIH Grant to Study Optic Nerve Stroke

The lunchtime musings of two graduate students from adjacent labs at the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute (ISCI) have led to the award of one of the Miller School’s more unusual NIH grants – for a $2.11 million study on how to improve neuron survival and function after optic nerve stroke using research already conducted on the heart.

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Tracie L. Miller, M.D.

Researcher’s Dual Studies Link Pediatric HIV Therapy to Premature Cardiovascular Disease

Tracie L. Miller, M.D., professor of pediatrics and director of the Division of Pediatric Clinical Research, published two major multicenter studies this month that found HIV-positive children exposed to antiretroviral drugs in utero or at birth are at higher risk for developing premature cardiovascular disease.

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Sarah Messiah, Ph.D.

Research Shows BMI and Waist Size Signal Cardiovascular Risks in Preschoolers

A Miller School childhood obesity research team has published a landmark, population-based study showing that multiethnic children as young as 3 who have elevated body mass indexes and large waistlines are already at risk for cardiovascular disease and facing a potentially dire future.

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