News : 2012 : February

Steven E. Lipshultz, M.D., left, and James D. Wilkinson, M.D., M.P.H.

Miller School Study Suggests Criteria for Defibrillators in Children

Underscoring the fact that children should not be treated as small adults, a study led by the Miller School’s Steven E. Lipshultz, M.D., professor and chair of pediatrics and executive associate dean for child health, found that less than 3 percent of children diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy die suddenly and unexpectedly.

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Gaston Zilleruelo, M.D., will direct the international seminar for the seventh year.

39th Pediatric Nephrology Seminar Attracts International Experts to South Florida

For 39 years, the Pediatric Nephrology Seminar has been a rewarding educational experience and an established tradition in the field of pediatric nephrology. This year’s event, led by Gaston Zilleruelo M.D., chief of pediatric nephrology, will take place March 8 through 11 at the Alexander All Suite Ocean Front Resort on Miami Beach.

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Steven E. Lipshultz, M.D., left, is the study's principal investigator and David C. Landy, M.P.H., the lead author.

Miller School Study Offers Tools to Prevent Atherosclerosis in Survivors of Childhood Cancer

In a study that provides practical tools for identifying pediatric cancer survivors at high risk for premature death from atherosclerosis, Miller School researchers found that teenagers and young adults who survived childhood cancer have increased odds of already having blocked arteries, as well as an elevated risk of suffering a myocardial infarction, stroke, or coronary death over the next 30 years.

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The Mailman Center’s Danny Armstrong, Ph.D., left, and Michelle Schladant, center, accept the grant from Carlos Ojeda, district manager of CVS Caremark.

Mailman Center Receives CVS Grant to Expand Services for Children with Autism

The Department of Pediatric’s Mailman Center for Child Development received a $30,000 grant from CVS Caremark last week to expand its assistive technology services, including bilingual assistive technology evaluations, primary caregiver training, and targeted speech/language interventions for children with autism and related disorders.

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