Neonatal Expert Visiting Rochester to Discuss Developmental Outcomes

October 20, 2004

Marilee Allen, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is visiting the University of Rochester Medical Center Oct. 26-27. Invited as the third annual Kirch Visiting Professor, her appearance is made by possible by the Andrew J. Kirch Center, part of he Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities.

Allen, an international expert regarding neonatal intensive care follow-up, will meet with pediatric experts to discuss developmental outcomes and early intervention strategies. She has authored or co-authored nearly 50 scientific studies.

Allen also will deliver Grand Rounds from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Rochester General Hospital, and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong. Both talks are free and open to the public. For more information about her visit or Grand Rounds presentations, call 585-275-7607.    

            In 1951, Andrew J. Kirch founded F.A. Motors Inc., one of the nation’s first Volkswagen dealerships. He lived modestly, but valued the ideal of giving back to his community. James Vazzana, a prominent local attorney who specializes in estate planning, suggested that Kirch consider a bequest to assist the growing, local children’s hospital. Hundreds of children are cared for at the Kirch Center each year.

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