The Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America has awarded a $30,000 research grant to pediatric orthopedic surgeon Kerwyn Jones and orthopedic research scientist John Elias, who are collaborating to develop computer models to determine the best surgical approaches to repair a dislocating kneecap.
Kerwyn Jones, MD, chairman of the department of orthopedics at Akron Children’s Hospital, serves as the principal investigator and John Elias, PhD, senior orthopedic research scientist at Akron General Medical Center, is co-investigator.
On Feb. 26, 2015, the APP Council, chaired by APP Director Julie Tsirambidis, hosted its 2nd annual retreat. Held at Beau’s Grille in Fairlawn, the event was co-chaired by Anna Frabotta, CNP, lead APP for general surgery, and Beth Forst, CNP, PICU nurse practitioner and pharmacology committee member. We thank them for an outstanding job!
For Dr. J.R. Bockoven, the director of cardiology outreach education at Akron Children’s Hospital, his car may be just as valuable as any of the tools tucked away in his medical bag.
Akron Children’s Hospital has been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR), making it the first hospital in Ohio and the second children’s hospital in the U.S. to earn the designation.