Oncology patient 9-year-old Nicole Malone was featured on the cover of MD News magazine with her Beads of Courage. Children's was the first Bay Area hospital to adopt the program which rewards cancer patients with special beads signifying procedures and milestones in their treatment.
"A's Breslow Aiming to Attend Medical School"
(Mercury News, San Jose, CA © 8/16/2009)
Bert Lubin, MD, Children’s president and CEO, and Julie Saba, MD, PhD, senior scientist at CHORI, gave A’s relief pitcher Craig Breslow a tour of our research institute. Children’s cancer survivor 13-year-old Hudson Davis, who threw out the first pitch of the night, was also featured in the article.
"Summer Vacation in an Oakland Science Lab"
(San Francisco Business Times, San Francisco, CA © 8/13/2009)
CHORI'S summer research program was profiled in this article. Vasanthy Narayanaswami, PhD, scientist and co-director of the program, was highlighted in the article along with program participants 16-year-old Stephanie and 18-year-old Kristen Glass who spent their summers working with Ellen Fung, PhD. Dr. Narayanaswami said that the program, now in its 16th year, gives students "a glimpse at what research involves."
"Introducing Your Baby to Solid Foods"
(KGO-TV, San Francisco, CA © 8/10/2009)
Dayna Long, MD, of Primary Care was featured on The View From the Bay. Dr. Long provided advice to local moms about introducing babies to solid foods.
"Not Enough Bay Area Kids Vaccinated, Docs Say"
(San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA © 8/01/2009)
Media Relations secured front-page coverage featuring Gena Lewis, MD, staff pediatrician in Primary Care. The article reported that fewer Bay Area kids are receiving vaccines. Parents' fears of side effects and concerns about infants receiving multiple shots have lead to the decrease in vaccinations. Dr. Lewis said that while not ideal, it is better to work with parents to develop individual vaccine schedules that ensure children receive all the vaccines at some point.
"Children String Stories of Courage"
(MD News, Bay Area, CA © August 2009)
Media Relations secured the cover story that featured Children's Beads of Courage program. Oncology patients 5-year-old Alyssa Justice, 10-year-old Noah Vieira, and 9-year-old Nicole Malone, showed off their large collections of colorful beads earned while undergoing cancer treatment. Children's was the third hospital to adopt the program in 2005 when Oncology nurse Philippa Doyle, RN, introduced the program and there are now 47 hospitals across the country with Beads of Courage. Tracy Jones, MSW, social worker in Oncology, and Dina Hankin, PhD, clinical psychologist in Hematology/Oncology, were also featured in the story.
"Talking About Race"
(KQED (88.5 FM), San Francisco, CA © 7/31/2009)
Margurite Wright, PsyD, clinical psychologist at the Center for the Vulnerable Child, was featured KQED radio's Forum. Dr. Wright was on a panel of experts talking about race in America in light of the Henry Gates' arrest. Dr. Wright said that children do not categorize people by race.