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Lockspeiser Named Inaugural Jones Family Endowed Chair in Medical Education

Colleagues, 

We are pleased to announce a generous gift of $2 million from Doug Jones, Jr., MD, Ann Jones, PhD, and their children, Monica Federico, MD, and Tobin Jones, for the establishment of the Jones Family Endowed Chair in Medical Education.

The inaugural chair holder will be Tai Mara Lockspeiser, MD, MEd, professor of pediatrics in the Section of General Academic Pediatrics, Assistant Dean of Medical Education and Director of Assessment, Evaluations and Outcomes. 


Author Department of Pediatrics | Publish Date January 24, 2024
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Research    Education    Accolades

Tribute to the Legacy of Michael Hambidge, MD, ScD

Join the Department of Pediatrics for "Tribute to the Legacy of Michael Hambidge, MD, ScD," during pediatrics grand rounds on Friday, February 2, from 12:30–1:30 p.m.in Mt. Oxford, second floor conference center in Children's Hospital Colorado. Erick Boy, MD, PhD, chief nutritionist, HarvestPlus Nutrition, International Food Policy and Research Institute, will present "Biofortification – Reaching Millions of Rural Farming Households with Micronutrient-Rich Staple Crops Sustainably," with a reception to follow at 1:30 p.m. in the lobby. 


Author Department of Pediatrics | Publish Date January 23, 2024
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Research    Education    Alumni    Accolades

Maloney Selected as StARR Scholar with Taylor As Mentor

The CU Anschutz School of Medicine’s Program to Advance Physician Scientists & Translational Research recently announced the scholars in its Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) Program, which is funded by an award from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Lauren Maloney, MD, resident in pediatrics, is one of four scholars selected. Her project is studying age-specific differences in the immune response to obstructive cholestasis, with Sarah Taylor, MD, visiting associate professor of pediatrics, as her mentor.


Author Department of Pediatrics | Publish Date January 22, 2024
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Education    Announcements

Announcing the New Vice Chair for Education for the Department of Pediatrics: Thomas Parker, MD

We are pleased to announce that Thomas Parker, MD, Professor, Section of Neonatology, has been appointed as Vice Chair for Education for the Department of Pediatrics effective November 1. Dr. Parker has been serving as Interim Vice Chair since August 2021 and his appointment follows an extensive search led by Dr. Shale Wong (Chair), Dr. Jennifer Barker, Dr. Robin Deterding, Dr. Brandi Freeman, Dr. Mary Kohn, Dr. Adam Rosenberg, Dr. Jennifer Soep, Mike Jonen, Gene Liffick and LeAnn Olonia.


Author Department of Pediatrics | Publish Date October 30, 2023
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Research    Education    Alumni    Announcements

Bourque Named First Recipient of Niermeyer Family Distinguished Professorship in Neonatology

Stephanie Bourque MD, MSCS, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Neonatology and Associate Medical Director, Children’s Hospital Colorado Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, has been appointed the first recipient of the Niermeyer Family Distinguished Professorship in Neonatology.


Author Department of Pediatrics | Publish Date September 28, 2023
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Bunik appointed the Bonnie W. Camp, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor in Pediatrics

Maya Bunik MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics in School of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and Associate Chief Medical Officer, Ambulatory at Children’s Hospital Colorado has been appointed the Bonnie W. Camp, MD, PhD Distinguished Professor in Pediatrics.


Author Department of Pediatrics | Publish Date July 10, 2023
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Lockspeiser Inaugural Recipient of the Jones Family Professorship in Medical Education

Tai Lockspeiser, MD, MHPE, associate professor of pediatrics, assistant dean of medical education and director of assessment, evaluations, and outcomes, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Jones Family Professorship in Medical Education.


Author Department of Pediatrics | Publish Date April 04, 2023
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Kunrath Named Associate Program Director at Denver Health

The Department of Pediatrics and the pediatric residency program would like to welcome Claudia Kunrath, MD as the new Associate Program Director at Denver Health.


Author Department of Pediatrics | Publish Date March 27, 2023
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Haasz Named Director of the Resident Advocacy Rotation

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Maya Haasz, MD (Assistant Professor, Section of Emergency Medicine) as Director of the Resident Advocacy Rotation. Dr. Haasz graduated from McGill University with her medical degree in 2006. She did her pediatric residency at Montreal Children’s Hospital/McGill University, followed by a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship in Toronto at Hospital for sick Children. She spent seven years at Albert Einstein School of Medicine before coming to the University of Colorado in 2018.


Author Department of Pediatrics | Publish Date January 19, 2023
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Residency Program Ranked 6th in Nation

The University of Colorado's Pediatric Residency program was ranked sixth in the nation by Doximity. The results are a reputation ranking, which was compiled via feedback from over 35,000 physicians across 28 specialties.


Author Department of Pediatrics | Publish Date August 26, 2022
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Department of Pediatrics In the News

Neurology Live

Safety and Pharmacokinetic Profile of Ocrelizumab in Pediatric MS Mirrors Adult Population

news outletNeurology Live
Publish DateJune 06, 2024

Led by Teri Schreiner, an associate professor of pediatrics-neurology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, the observed PK/PD profile of ocrelizumab in this pediatric population was similar to that seen in adults. In addition, no new T1-gadolinium-enhancing lesions were reported at week 12.

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The Denver Post

Colorado to use $20 million from Juul vaping settlement to fund youth mental health services

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJune 06, 2024

“It’s pervasive,” said Robin Deterding, a pediatric pulmonologist and medical director of the Breathing Institute at Children’s Hospital Colorado [and professor of pediatrics at CU School of Medicine]. “All teenagers know people who vape and use nicotine.”

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MedPage Today

BMI Affirmed as Good Screening Tool for Kids, Teens With Elevated Adiposity

news outletMedPage Today
Publish DateJune 06, 2024

With these new findings, “pediatricians can feel confident that identification of elevated BMI (≥95th percentile) continues to be an effective way to screen for increased adiposity,” Jaime Moore [assistant professor of pediatrics], and Stephen Daniels [professor and chair, Department of Pediatrics and Pediatrician-in-Chief], both of Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado in Aurora, wrote in a commentary accompanying the study.

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STAT

Study finds BMI, despite flaws, is useful estimate of body fat in children

news outletSTAT
Publish DateJune 06, 2024

Ihuoma Eneli, visiting professor of pediatrics [and head, Section of Nutrition] at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, called the study carefully done and much needed, given the controversies surrounding BMI as the core measure to define obesity. “We need to take criticisms seriously and see it as an opportunity to test and retest our assumptions, as this paper has done,” she told STAT via email.

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