Research studies published in December

Congratulations to these Akron Children’s investigators who had research published in December 2017. Todd Ponsky, MD, FACS, Avraham Schlager, MD, Neil L. McNinch, MS RN: Current practices in the management of congenital diaphragmatic hernia patients requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: Results of an international survey of pediatric surgeons; Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques, advance online publication. Michael […]

Multidisciplinary care essential in successful cleft lip/palate repair

In the May 2017 issue of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics published a clinical report entitled “The Primary Care Pediatrician and the Care of Children With Cleft Lip and/or Cleft Palate.” The report stressed the importance of children receiving their specialty cleft-related care from a multidisciplinary cleft or craniofacial team with adequate volumes to […]

Research studies published in November

Congratulations to these Akron Children’s investigators who had research published in November 2017. Kerwyn Jones, MD: Allowing one quadrant of patellar lateral translation during medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction successfully limits maltracking without overconstraining the patella; Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy; November 11, 2017, advance online publication. Michael E. Kelly, MD, PhD: Analyzing the genetic spectrum of vascular anomalies with […]

Notes from the Medical Staff President

To the Medical Staff: As November came to a close, I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday. December is now upon us with much to look forward to this holiday season. Bill Considine, who has been an exceptional leader for our organization for the past 38 years, has recently published a book entitled, “Leadership.” In […]

Research studies published in October 2017

Congratulations to Akron Children’s investigators who were part of research studies that published in October 2017. Lisa A. Aurilio, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC; Creating an inclusive culture for the next generation of nurses; Nurse Leader. Kristin L. Barrett, MD; Three-Month-Old Girl With Worm Infestation (Case report); Clinical Pediatrics. Bruce Cohen, MD, FAAN; Erratum to: Common data elements for clinical research […]

September 2017: Published Research

Kudos to Akron Children’s investigators who were part of the following research studies that published in September 2017. Click each link to read article abstracts, summaries and full text. Prasad Bodas, MD, MHS; Losartan for the nephropathy of sickle cell anemia: A phase-2, multicenter trial; American Journal of Hematology; Epub July 2017. Ronald D. Novak, PhD, MPH, […]

August Notes from the Medical Staff President

To the Medical Staff: As summer winds down, I hope you enjoy our transition to fall. I will begin my letter with an update regarding the activities of the Medical Staff Executive Committee this month which included privileging 9 new providers who joined our medical staff, along with approving additional privileges for 3 of our […]

Akron Children’s names Chief Research Officer

Michael E. Kelly MD, PhD joined Akron Children’s Hospital as chief research officer on May 1. Dr. Kelly will oversee the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute and research activities conducted enterprise wide, directing the process to define the vision, clinical trial strategy and management of research studies conducted within the Akron Children’s system. Dr. Kelly […]

Take confidential Medical Staff survey on wellness, stress

Dear Colleague, We invite you to participate in an IRB-approved (exempt status), anonymous survey regarding wellness, stress and burnout among employed physicians, nurse practitioners and other medical staff members at Akron Children’s Hospital. Your participation is entirely voluntary and your responses are completely anonymous. We will not know whether you responded or not, nor will […]

April Notes from the Medical Staff Vice President

While Dr. White is in Europe enjoying a well-deserved vacation, it is my pleasure to present to the medical staff an update on activities for April.  With Dr. White’s term as President of the Medical Staff winding down over this next quarter, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank him for his mentorship during […]