Director of the orthopedics department, Scott Hoffinger, MD, slam dunks a basketball at the unveiling of the new outdoor rehabilitation court at the hospital's Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes. KCBS radio and KTVU highlighted the event on their newscasts.
"Bay Area Air Quality Gets Mixed Reviews"
(KCBS radio, San Francisco, CA © 4/30/08)
Children's Hospital Oakland hosted a news conference in partnership with the American Lung Association. Mindy Benson, MSN, PNP, manager of our asthma program was featured in several news stories, including a KCBS radio (740-AM) report, about the ALA's latest grades for Bay Area air quality. San Francisco, Santa Clara and Contra Costa counties received F's for short term particle pollution and Alameda county received a "C."
"Brentwood boy suffering from rare leukemia"
(KGO-TV, San Francisco, CA © 4/30/08)
Jacob Garcia, MD, of Hematology/Oncology was featured in an ABC 7 news report about 12-year-old cancer patient, Josh Maligro, who is preparing to have an unrelated cord blood transplant. Unfortunately, no bone marrow matches have been found for Josh. Consequently, the next best choice for him is cord blood transplantation. Two matches were found in Europe.
"Richmond, Walters to be honored at 103rd Annual Meeting"
(Oakland Business Review, CA © 5/01/08, no link available)
Mark Walters, MD, director of our bone marrow transplant program, is featured in the May publication of the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Walters will be honored at this year's Annual Meeting of the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce on June 25th. He will receive the Oakland on the Map Award for his commitment in helping children with life-threatening diseases. This 103rd annual meeting will honor other community leaders including KTVU's Dennis Richmond.
"Young Female athletes and Knee injuries"
(KTVU-TV, Oakland, CA © 4/28/08)
Michelle Cappello, physical therapist and management coordinator of our Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes and sports rehab patient, 16-year-old, Ahsha Smith, were both featured on KTVU's Ten O'Clock News. The report discussed the high rate of knee injuries among young female athletes and how our sports medicine center helps patients improve their technique to avoid future injuries
"Addition at Children's Hospital for Young Athletes"
(KCBS radio, San Francisco, CA © 4/25/08)
Scott Hoffinger, MD, of Orthopedics & our Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes was featured in a radio report and in a KTVU-TV news report about the hospital's new outdoor sports rehabilitation court. The center's athlete of the month, 16-year-old Phoebe Morgan, was also featured in both news stories.
"New Study about importants of Vitamin D to the brain "
(KTVU-TV, Oakland, CA © 4/21/08)
Joyce McCann, PhD, associate staff scientist at CHORI was featured in a news report about the importance of Vitamin D in Brain Function. Drs. McCann and Bruce Ames, Ph.D., senior scientist at CHORI, wrote a definitive critical review that concluded there is ample biological evidence to suggest an important role for vitamin D in brain development and function, and that supplementation for groups chronically low in vitamin is warranted. Their conclusions were published in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Journal.
"The Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal"
(Chemical & Engineering News, CA © 2/18/08, no link available)
Elizabeth Theil, PhD and senior scientist at CHORI, was featured in the February 18, 2008 issue of this magazine for winning the prestigious American Chemical Society (ACS) award called The Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal. It is the first award established to honor women chemists. Dr. Theil was honored in New Orleans at the ACS meeting for her research on the chemistry of iron in biology and for her advocacy of biochemistry studies in the education of all chemists.