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Past Visiting Scholars

  • Paul A. Offit, M.D.
    Director of the Vaccine Education Center and Professor of Pediatrics
    Division of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology
    Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
    “How to Communicate Science to the Public—or Die Trying”
    (October 2018)

  • Donna Ferriero, M.D., M.S.
    W.H. and Marie Wattis Distinguished Professor & Chair
    Department of Pediatrics
    Physician-in-Chief, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
    University of California, San Francisco
    “The Vulnerable Newborn Brain – Lessons from Neuroimaging”
    (April 2016)
  • Catherine Lord, Ph.D.
    Director, Center for Autism and the Developing Brain
    Weill Cornell Medical School
    New York Presbyterian Hospital
    "Where Did the New DSM-5 Criteria Come From and Where Will They Take Us?"
    (June 2015)
  • Edward R.B. McCabe, M.D., Ph.D.
    Senior Vice President and Medical Director
    March of Dimes Foundation National Office
    "Early-life Antecedents of Children's Health and Disease"
    (June 2014)
  • Nancy C. Andrews, M.D., Ph.D.
    Dean of the School of Medicine and
    Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
    Professor of Pediatrics; Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
    Duke University School of Medicine
    "Forging an Understanding of Iron Disorders"
    (March 2014)
  • Benard P. Dreyer, M.D.
    Professor of Pediatrics & Director of
    Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
    New York University School of Medicine
    Director of Pediatrics, Bellevue Hospital Center
    “To Create a Better World for Children and Families:  The Case for Ending Childhood Poverty”
    (March 2013)
  • Leonard I. Zon, M.D.
    Grousbeck Professor of Pediatric Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    Director of the Stem Cell Program
    Children's Hospital Boston
    "Pathways Regulating Stem Cell Self-Renewal and Migration" 
    (May 2012)
  • Lisa M. Guay-Woodford, M.D.
    Anderson Family Endowed Chair in Medical Education, Research and Patient Care;
    Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Genetics
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    "Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease: Complexities from the Clinic to the Cilium"
    (November, 2011)
  • Charles J. Homer, M.D., .M.PH.
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality
    "QI and Research - Complementary Ways of Knowing"
    (November, 2010)
  • Thomas J. Walsh, M.D.
    Director, Transplantation-Oncology Infectious Diseases Supportive Care Program
    Weill-Cornell Medical Center
    Adjunct Professor of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
    "Medical Mycology: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Life-Threatening Infections in
    Immunocompromised Children"

    (April, 2010)
  • Gregg L. Semenza, M.D., Ph.D.
    Director, Vascular Program
    Institute for Cell Engineering
    C. Michael Armstrong Professor
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    "Regulation of Oxygen Homeostasis by Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1"
    (June 2009)
  • Steven H. Abman, M.D.
    Professor, Department of Pediatrics
    Director, Pediatric Heart Lung Center
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
    and the Children's Hospital
    "New Thoughts on the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia"
    (February 2009)
  • Jo Ivey, Boufford, M.D.
    President, New York Academy of Medicine;
    Professor of Public Service, Health Policy &
    Management, Wagner Graduate School of
    Public Service, New York University and
    Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, New York University
    Medical School
    "Is America's Health Policy Healthy?"
    (December 2008)
  • Ronald E. Dahl, M.D.
    Staunton Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
    Director of the Child and Adolescent Sleep and Neurobehavioral Laboratory
    University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    "Adolescent Brain Development: A Period of Vulnerabilities and Opportunities"
    (April 2008)
  • Salvatore DiMauro, M.D.
    Lucy G. Moses Professor of Neurology
    Department of Neurology
    Columbia University, New York
    "Mitochondrial Diseases: An Update"
    (May 2007)
  • Steven A. Schroeder, M.D.             
    Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care
    Division of General Internal Medicine
    Department of Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco
    “What to Do With a Patient Who Smokes”
    (March 2006)
  • Alan H. Jobe, M.D., Ph.D.           
    Professor of Pediatrics
    Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
    University of Cincinnati
    "Lung Maturation:  Research Resulting from Clinical Observations"
    (Oct. 2005)
  • Richard J. O’Reilly, M.D.           
    Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
    Chief, Bone Marrow Transplantation Service
    Claire L. Tow Chair in Pediatric Oncology Research
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    New York, New York
    “Antigen-specific T-cells for Adoptive Immunotherapy of Viral Diseases and Residual Disease Following Allogeneic Marrow Transplants”
    (Sept. 2005)
  • Bruce R. Blazar, M.D.              
    Professor and Andersen Chair in
    Transplantation Immunology
    Department of Pediatrics
    Associate Chair, Division of Blood and
    Marrow Transplantation
    University of Minnesota
    “Improving the Outcome of Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplantation by Down-Regulating the Immune System”
    (Nov. 2004)
  • Cuthberto Garza, M.D., Ph.D.            
    Assistant Provost and Chair
    Department of Nutrition
    Cornell University
    “ Raising the Bar: Nutrition and Health”
    (April 2004)
  • H. Scott Baldwin, M.D.              
    Professor of Pediatrics
    Cell and Developmental Biology
    Vanderbilt University
    “Genetic Regulation of Congenital Heart Disease: Old problems – New paradigms”
    (Feb. 2004)