Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Receives Aces Aware Grant
Tina Buysse MDand Barbara Bently, PsyD MS received a $100,000 grant which will be used to create a provider engagement collaborative of medical and mental health providers who serve young children with Medi-Cal insurance in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and San Mateo Counties. A series of virtual sessions will promote the use of trauma-informed care when working with vulnerable children and their families during the Covid-19 emergency and beyond. The curriculum will extend the reach and impact of the ACEs Aware Initiative that has been created by the Office of the California Surgeon General (CA-OSG) and the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).
Post Doc and Fellows Selected for MCHRI Grants
Three of our DBP team received Maternal & Child Health Research Institute grants this year:
Fellow Myong-sun Choe, MD received a Clinical Trainee grant for her project, "Improving use of a standardized neurological examination in high-risk infant follow-up: evaluation of a novel simulation curriculum for residents."
Fellow Machiko Hosoki, MD received a Clinical Trainee grant for her project, "Association of behavioral problems and white matter characteristics in a sample of children born preterm and term."
Post doc Lisa Bruckert, PhD received a Postdoctoral Support Grant for her study "Predicting long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes in infants born preterm from diffusion MRI measures."
Tele-training and Telehealth Paper Published by DBP Faculty
Lynne Huffman MD, Heidi Feldman MD and Laura Hubner MD published a paper ‘Fellows Front and Center: Tele-training and Telehealth’ which was selected as one of 10 chosen for publication out of 172 submissions answering a call for educational innovations surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic for Academic Pediatrics. The paper outlined our fellow training model: faculty/fellow paired for the entire visit, with fellow leading while faculty observes, and pre-brief/de-brief sessions.
Heidi Feldman named Distinguished Educator in Pediatrics
We are proud to announce that Dr. Dubner has been selected to become an Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics in the Bridge to K Program after graduating from her fellowship in July 2020. The Department will provide funding for up to three years with 75% protected time for research to support trainees applying for extramural career development grants, such as NIH K awards.
Dr. Dubner's research is focused on a pilot study on Parental Social Network Intervention to Promote Language Development in Children Born Preterm. We are very glad she will be staying with DBP at Stanford!
Yair Bannett, MD received the Mead Johnson Nutrition Junior Faculty Travel Award from the Western Society for Pediatric Research to attend the 2020 Western Medical Research conference on Saturday January 25, where he presented his abstract, “Primary Care Management of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children Aged 2 - 5 Years”.
Our two graduating Fellows have made a tremendous contribution to DBP. We wish them well as take their next steps!
Hannah Perrin, MD, will be joining the UCSF faculty as Assistant Professor in the Division of Developmental Medicine. She will be seeing patients in both Oakland and San Francisco, and will continue to participate in medical education through work with pediatrics residents. She hopes to continue her advocacy efforts on a local, state, or national level. Hannah’s fellowship research project on school readiness was accepted for publication in Pediatrics: “School Readiness in Preschoolers with Symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder”, Perrin HT, Heller NA, and Loe IM.
Fellows present at MCHB DBP Training Program annual meeting:
Fellows and fellowship program leaders attended the 2019 MCHB DBP Training Program Meeting on April 3-5. The meeting was held in Charleston, South Carolina and was hosted by the Medical University of South Carolina and Brown University programs. There were a number of thought-provoking presentations by research and government leaders and ample opportunity to network across the dozen programs that are supported by MCHB. Most importantly, our fellows presented updates about their research projects in large-group and small-group settings. Presentations included:
Dr. Bannett: Clinician-level variation in primary care management of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: Two years of electronic health record data
Dr. Perrin: Development and evaluation of a school readiness curriculum for pediatrics residents
Sarah Dubner, MD: Near term white matter microstructure and language outcomes in 2 year old children born preterm
Myong-sun Choe, MD: Characteristics and effects of the academic half day model in post-graduate medical training
David Ansel, MD,recently spoke on psychopharmacology and participated in a panel discussion before an audience of >100 primary care pediatricians at "Pediatric Mental Health Day", the Spring CME conference of California Chapter 1 of the AAP.
On April 19, Dr. Bannett presented at Stanford's 10th Annual Pediatrics Research Retreat on "Clinician-level Variation in Primary Care Management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder." He received an award for outstanding oral presentation.
Sarah Dubner, MD, received a CHRI Clinical Trainee Support Award based on her proposal, "Inflammation, White Matter Microstructure, and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Preterm Infants". The award provides two years of support for fellowship training and research.
Yair Bannett, MD, received a CHRI Clinical Trainee Support Award based on his proposal, “Management of Developmental and Behavioral Conditions in Primary Care: Objective Measures of Variation” and has been named Charles B. Woodruff Endowed Fellow.
Janice Lowe, MD, edited "Spanish for Pediatric Medicine, 3rd edition," published in November 2018. It features a quick-reference design that enables the user to rapidly identify and explore common medical problems. English and Spanish equivalents are shown side-by-side for quick reference. It is consistent with the new Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents.
Stanford DBP team presents at SDBP annual meeting:
The Stanford DBP team was well represented at the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediartrics annual meeting in Anaheim, CA, Sept. 13-17:
Irene Loe, MD, served as a research mentor for the Research Scholars Symposium and presenting a half-day workshop titled "Raciscm: Another Adverse Childhood Experience."
Lynne Huffman, MD, led two workshops: "Reviewer Immersion Experience Through Mock Editorial and Program Committee Meetings" and "Voice and Choice: Developing and Demonstrating the Role of the Family Partner."
Casey Krueger, PhD, presented a symposium as part of an interdisciplinary team titled "Developmental Behavioral Diagnosis and Management in Pediatrics: ADHD and Autism." The symposium was co-sponsored by SDBP and NAPNAP (National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners) and organized by Anne DeBattista, PhD.
DBP Fellow Yair Bannett, MD, participated as a presenter at a concurrent session tittled "Conducting Electronic Health Record Research in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: Challenges and Opportunities."
DBP Fellow Sarah Dubner, MD, presented a poster titled "Neonatal Inflammation, Corpus Callosum Microstructure, and Verbal IQ in 6-Year-Old Children Born Preterm."
Faculty memberDavid Ansel, MD,gave a presentation titled "Chips on Their Shoulders: Childhood Anger and Aggression" at Stanford’s 26th Annual Pediatric Update Conference, July 20-21. The conference is designed to give family pediatricians and primary care providers comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge on a wide range of clinical issues encountered in daily pediatric practice.
The Division received a 2018 HRIF Follow-up Rate Award from the California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative. The award is given to HRIF Programs that met the following recommendations for HRIF eligible infants born in 2014: 1st Visit ≥ 80%, 2nd visit ≥ 70%, and 3rd visit ≥ 60%.
At the tenth annual meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language in Québec City, Canada, August 16-18, faculty member Katie Travis, MD, and postdoctoral scholar Lisa Bruckert, PhD, will be presenting on our research examining white matter microstructure and language abilities in 8-year-old children. Dr. Traviswill give at talk titled "More than Myelin: Interrogating white matter tissue properties underlying receptive and expressive language abilities in 8-year-old children." Dr. Bruckert will present an abstract titled "Reading efficiency is associated with fractional anisotropy, but not with myelin content, in the superior cerebellar peduncles."
Xiomara Gervacio, DBP Intake Coordinator specializing in the Middle Childhood Program, received Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Gold ROSE Award for 2018. The Gold ROSE Award was established to recognize employees that deliver extraordinary family-centered care.
Our fellows, along with faculty members Lynne Huffman, MD, and Irene Loe, MD, traveled to San Diego, CA for the Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB) DBP Conference, April 11-13. Hannah Perrin, MD, Yair Bannett, MD, and DanaWon, MD, gave oral presentaions, while Sarah Dubner, MD, and Emily Whitgob, MD, gleaned valuable suggestions from small group sessions. A particular highlight for fellows was interactions with colleagues from across the country; all exchanged best practices.
Dr. Feldman co-chairs 2018 Childx conference:
Division Chief Heidi Feldman, MD, PhD, co-chaired the 2018 Childx conference, where hundreds of pediatricians, educators, scientists, and policy experts from a variety of disciplines came together to address the challenges and solutions in child health. Dr. Feldman and co-chair, David Cornfield, MD, conceived of the conference as poised at the intersection of science, medicine, health care delivery, and public policy. The goal was to present a series of modern advances in biomedical and behavioral science and technology and to emphasize that discoveries must be transformed into safe, effective treatments to become accessible to the populations at need. Public policy is a critical vehicle to assure that access to these treatments is equitable. This year, the organizers decided to showcase Stanford faculty.
By all metrics, program was a stunning success. Approximately 400 people attended. The keynote speeches were each extremely stimulating. The format of the topical sessions encouraged interaction among the presenters and between the audience and the presenters.