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July 2009 Newsletter

These are tough economic times, for sure.  But we cannot afford to slacken the pace of advancement of research that cures childhood disease and keeps children healthy.  And we cannot afford to shirk our duty to foster the careers of the next generation of biomedical researchers who will ensure that the health of our children, adolescents, and adults is vastly better in the years to come than anything of which we can dream today.  Here are some of URMC Pediatrics’ new and future arrivals – our contributions to a healthier future!

Preserving the Health of Children with Type 1 Diabetes

Britta M. Svoren, M.D., will be joining the URMC Division of Pediatric Endocrinology from Harvard’s Boston Children’s Hospital and the Joslin Diabetes Center.

Identifying Risk Factors to Decrease the Development of Heart Disease

Rae Ellen Kavey, M.D., M.P.H., is joining the URMC Division of Pediatric Cardiology.  She comes to Rochester from the National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. 
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Focusing on the Delivery of Ambulatory Healthcare

Robert Fortuna, M.D., M.P.H., joined our faculty in 2008 from the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health. 
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Defining Best Practice for Etiologic Work-up for Those with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Jessica Roesser, M.D., will be joining the faculty in our Division of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. She completed her fellowship in developmental and behavioral pediatrics here at the University of Rochester Medical Center. 
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Focusing on Unmet Medical Needs

While completing a fellowship in pediatric health services research, Leesha Hoilette, M.D., obtained her Master of Science degree in Health and Health Care Research at the University of Michigan. 
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