Dr. Leslie R. Walker-Harding, chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital, has been named chair of the Department of Pediatrics and pediatrician-in-chief at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and medical director of Penn State Children’s Hospital.
Emergency body cooling does not improve survival rates or reduce brain injury in infants and children with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest more than normal temperature control, according to the results of a large scale, multicenter study that included Penn State Hershey Medical Center.
Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital is part of a first-of-its-kind report released today on pediatric and congenital heart surgery. The report on pediatric cardiac surgery outcomes is a first of its kind in Pennsylvania, and is the only statewide reporting effort like it in the nation.
Dr. Daniel A. Notterman, vice dean for research and graduate studies and professor of pediatrics and of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State College of Medicine, has been appointed chair and member of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Initial Review Group’s pediatrics subcommittee.
The Penn State Hershey Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program will offer a Safe Sitter course from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18, at the Hershey Center for Applied Research Building on Bullfrog Valley Road in Hershey, Pa.
Kent Hymel says that joining Penn State’s Network on Child Protection and Well-Being will enable him to fulfill professional goals that he cannot achieve anywhere else. The resources and collaborative opportunities with the University’s child maltreatment experts were too good to pass up.
Children experiencing chronic stress from a disadvantaged life have shorter telomeres than their advantaged peers, according to a study led by Dr. Daniel Notterman, vice dean for research and graduate studies, and professor of pediatrics, and biochemistry and molecular biology, Penn State College of Medicine.
Dr. Charles Palmer, professor of pediatrics and chief of the Division of Newborn Medicine at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine, was featured in the National Academy of Inventors 2013-14 Annual Brochure for his inventions advancing care for pre-term babies. Palmer specializes in neonatal respiratory problems and neonatal neurology.
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