OFD News

Promotions March 2020

Jonathan Cooper, PhD, is who is already a Professor of Pediatrics, in the Division of Genetics, and Genomic Medicine has just been appointed to additional secondary positions in the Departments of Genetics and Neurology. Originally from the United Kingdom, Dr. Cooper’s bachelor’s degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology was from the …

Peds News

Human Resources 101 for Faculty

“Demystifying the hiring, retention, and discharge of employees for faculty members and administrators”  Presented by: Nannette Vaughn, HR Consultant This is a 3 part series. One part is offered each week and you may attend any number you choose.  All are held from 8-9 am in MPRB 8101  Registration appreciated …

New Employees

February 2020 New Employees

  Staff Title Division Michelle Brauner Administrative Coordinator Central Admin Shannon Dybvig Programmer Analyst I Hematology/Oncology Alexa Hill Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer Cardiology Sarah Kindle Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer Cardiology Ana Leticia Kolicheski Staff Scientist Rheumatology Ashley Lomax Medical Assistant II Ambulatory Care Anita Mathew Research Technician II Hematology/Oncology Elizabeth Elaine Merritt …

Funded Awards

December 2019 Funded Awards

  PI Agency Title Regina Clemens CIMED Developmental regulation of neutrophil calcium signaling by KCa3.1 Jonathan Cooper Giving Back Foundation Developing Enzyme Replacement Therapy in a Sheep Model of CLN1 disease or Infantile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis Jorge Di Paola SLCH Foundation/Research Grant Neuro Oncology and Investigational New Drug Support Year …

Faculty Features

Faculty Feature William Orr

Dr. William Orr, “Billy,” was born and raised in Athens, Georgia, home of the University of Georgia Bulldogs, actress Kim Basinger, actor Jeff Daniels, and the bands R.E.M., Widespread Panic and the B-52s.  He is the son of Dr. William Orr, a practicing Psychiatrist, and Victoria, a former nurse.  His …

Faculty Features

Faculty Feature Danielle Alfano

Danielle grew up in Sussex, Wisconsin, just outside of Milwaukee with her parents, Gino and Renee, and younger brother, Michael. Growing up, Danielle was an avid gymnast, cheerleader and pianist. Her love of science was first inspired by her high school AP Biology teacher, Ms. Bamberg and while volunteering in …

Peds News

January 2020 New Employees

      Faculty Title Division Alicia Bach Instructor Hematology/Oncology Jamie Colombo Assistant Professor Cardiology     Staff Title Division Julie Belt LPN Ambulatory Care Tiara Cobb Patient Billing/Servcs Rep II Cardiology Precious Crittenden Research Technician II Gastroenterology Zipporah Ritter Medical Assistant I Ambulatory Care

Funded Awards

November 2019 Funded Awards

  PI Agency Title Patricia Dickson NIH/ R61/R33 Recombinant Alpha-N-Acetylglucosaminidase with Improved Mannose 6-Phosphorylation for Treatment of Sanfilippo B Syndrome Jane Garbutt SLCH Foundation WU PAARC Mental Health Care Collaborative Misty Good Takeda Takeda Sponsored Research Agreement Peter Michelson CFF/University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Assessing Effectiveness of CF …

OFD News

Education Skills Program

Participants for our spring offering of the OFD’s Education Skills Program are being accepted. The program is 10 sessions beginning March 6 and will concluding May 29, 2020. The goals of the program are to enhance teaching skills among the pediatric faculty and promote peer networking and mentoring. Register at …

Peds News

Faculty Feature Beverly Brozanski

Dr. Beverly Brozanski was born in a small town southeast of Pittsburgh, PA to parents who were second-generation descendants from Eastern Europe.  Dad was a steelworker and mom stayed at home to raise their two daughters. A budding neonatologist, Bev was always interested in tiny humans, and at an early …