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17th Annual PANDA 'Children Helping Children' Fashion Show and Luncheon a Monumental Success

The PANDAs (People Acting Now Discover Answers) held their 17th annual "Children Helping Children" Fashion Show and Luncheon in April at The Phoenician Resort. The event, themed "Not All Heroes Wear Capes," featured 50 models, live and silent auctions and a raffle. More than 1,000 guests attended the event, which grossed approximately $1.33 million to fund the PANDA Personalized Pediatric Medicine Project and endowment. AZRedbook article | View more photos

How the Gut Microbiome May be Key in Post-Surgery Organ Failure after Heart Surgery in Children

Pediatric critical care physician-scientist Katri Typpo, MD, wants to improve the health of infants and children with congenital heart disease (CHD). These patients often suffer organ failure after heart repair surgery. Toward that end, Dr. Typpo,was awarded a four-year, $740,000, K23 "Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development" grant by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Read more

Pediatric Pulmonary Center receives $1.69M Grant from Maternal and Child Health Bureau to Train Leaders to Care for Kids with Pulmonary Disorders

The UA Pediatric Pulmonary Center has received a five-year, $1.69 million renewal grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). First funded in 2000, the UA Pediatric Pulmonary Center (UA PPC) serves as a regional and national resource center for training and educating the next generation of leaders who care for children with chronic pulmonary disorders within the disciplines of medicine, nursing, nutrition, social work, pharmacy and family advocacy. Read more  

Drs. Katsanis and Zeng Receive $500,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

In September, Drs. Emmanuel Katsanis and Yi Zeng received grants totaling $400,000 from the national Hyundai Hope On Wheels program. Local Hyundai dealership owner Jim Click committed an additional $100,000. The UA Steele Center is one of a select few facilities nationwide to receive the two grants offered by Hope on Wheels - the $250,000 Hyundai Scholar award, given to senior researchers in support of translational impact research, and the $150,000 Young Investigator Research Award to support innovative research by new and emerging researchers. BizTucson article 

Dr. Scott Klewer Receives Congenital Heart Surveillance Grant from the March of Dimes 

Scott Klewer, MD, professor, was awarded a one-year, $260,000 grant by the March of Dimes to fund the "Arizona CHSTRONG Project." CHSTRONG stands for "Congenital Heart Surveillance to Recognize Outcomes, Needs, and well-beinG." Thanks to medical and surgical successes over the past 50 years, the number of adults living with congenital heart disease (CHD) now outnumbers children with CHD. However, long-term outcomes for this rapidly growing population are not well understood. "The Arizona CHSTRONG project will provide a more complete understanding of the social and quality-of-life issues facing individuals with CHD from throughout the state as they transition into adulthood," said Dr. Klewer. Read more  

UA Steele Center Researchers Contribute to National CDC Study that Estimates 1 in 68 U.S. Children Having an Autism Spectrum Disorder
UA Steele Center researchers participated in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study that estimates that 1 in 68 children in the United States has been identified as having an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), based on tracking across multiple areas of the nation. In Arizona, the findings were slightly higher, with 1 in 66 of 8-year-old children in Maricopa County identified with ASD. Read more 

Drs. Gene Hoyme, William Holm and Catherine Riley Join Department of Pediatrics and Banner Children's at Diamond Children's
The UA Department of Pediatrics and Banner Children's - Diamond Children's Medical Center welcome new faculty members Gene Hoyme, MD, clinical professor, to the Division of Genetics and Behavioral Pediatrics, William L. Holm, MD, clinical assistant professor to the Division of General Pediatrics, and Catherine S. Riley, MD, to the Division of Genetics and Behavioral Pediatrics. Read more: Dr. Hoyme | Drs. Holm and Riley 

UA Steele Center Annual Review Now Available Online


The UA Steele Center's 2015 Annual Review is now online. If you would like a printed version mailed to you, please email your mailing address to darci@peds.arizona.edu. |  View online