News Archive May 2013
Communication Curriculum Presented at International Conference
Several members of the Department of Pediatrics traveled to Chicago in October to present their communication education tools. Kimberly Boland, M.D., and Tara McKinley presented their work, Teaching Pediatricians to Talk, A Needs Assessment. Ellie Peterson, M.D., enlightened the conference on her work, A Simulation-Based Communication Skills Curriculum: 1 Year Results. Kate Potter, M.D.'s Two Philosophies, One Curriculum: Initial Results of a Communication Program made its appearance via poster session. Read more about improving communication.
Recent Program Graduate Heads to Africa
Kelly Faber, M.D., a 2011 program graduate, will leave for Togo in West Africa in October to spend two years working as a pediatrician at Hopital Baptiste Biblique. Dr. Faber traveled to Africa several times during her residency, including visits not only to Togo but also to Nigeria, where she gathered data for her award-winning scholarly research project, "Selectively Filtered Sunlight Phototherapy:Safe and Effective for Treatment of Neonatal Jaundice in Nigeria." Read more about Dr. Faber's story.
UofL Pediatrics Specialists Earn Paul Weber Teaching Award
The University of Louisville recognizes Aaron Calhoun, M.D., and Katherine Potter, M.D., for their work with the Simulation for Pediatric Assessment, Resuscitation and Communication (SPARC) program by presenting them with the Paul Weber Award for Departmental Excellence in Teaching. Learn more about the SPARC program.
Child Advocacy Poster at AAP Future of Pediatrics Conference
Our child advocacy group, P.U.S.H., will be presenting a poster at the upcoming AAP Future of Pediatrics Conference, "Embracing Change: Improving the Health of All Children" in July. Their abstract, "Community Child Advocacy for a New Generation of Pediatricians," will present information about P.U.S.H. focusing on their key issues of reducing child obesity and preventing child abuse. Congratulations to our P.U.S.H. leaders!
36 Hours in Louisville
The New York Times Sunday edition featured Louisville in its Travel section on April 3, 2011. Restaurants, galleries, theaters and the like are named, luring visitors to check out all that Louisville has to offer. Read the article online on The New York Times website in its Sunday edition on April 3, 2011.