Asthma specialist Mindy Benson, PNP, discusses asthma, a life-threatening condition that is the #1 cause of hospitalization for Bay Area children. Mindy runs Children's Camp Breathe Easy, an annual summer camp for innercity asthma patients staffed by doctors, nurses, and volunteers. Watch the report >
Adolescent Medicine specialist Tomás Magaña, MD, recent Jefferson Award for Public Service recipient and co-founder of the FACES for the Future program. Dr. Magaña started the program at Children's Hospital Oakland with Barbara Staggers, MD, in 2000 with the goal of motivating at-risk minority inner city high school students to explore careers in healthcare. Watch the report >
"Kids With Asthma Find Relief at Camp Arroyo"
(KGO-TV, San Francisco, CA © 8/25/2011)
The asthma program's Mindy Benson, PNP, is featured in this report about Children's Camp Breathe Easy, an annual camp for innercity children with asthma. Asthma is a life-threatening condition that is the #1 cause of hospitalization for children in the Bay Area.
"Disadvantaged Bay Area Students Get Scientific Research Experience"
(KCBS radio, San Francisco, CA © 8/13/2011)
Report features CHORI's Summer Sudent Program, that pairs high school, undergrad, and postgrad students with scientists and doctors to conduct real life research. 2011 marks the program's 30th year of NIH funding to increase diversity in health-related research. Program co-director Vasanthy Narayanaswami, PhD, is featured along with two student researchers in this report from the annual Student Symposium.
CHORI Summer Program Trains Future Doctors, Scientists
(KTVU, Oakland, CA © 8/12/2011)
KTVU reports on the CHORI Summer Student Program, in its 30th year of training future doctors and scientists and increasing diversity in health-related research. The program pairs high school, undergraduate, and graduate students with Children's doctors and researchers to conduct real life lab and clinical research. This report features a Minnesota high school student who spent her summer with CHORI scientist Ellen Fung, PhD, researching pain in hemoglobinopathies.
"Walters Breaks New Ground in Stem Cells"
(San Francisco Business Times, San Francisco, CA © 7/29/2011)
Pediatric hematologist/oncologist, researcher, and Director of the Blood & Marrow (BMT) Program, Mark Walters, MD, was featured in the Business Times as a finalist for the Health Care Heroes award for research. A pioneer in stem cell research, Dr. Walters has cured patients of sickle cell disease and leukemia through transplant and is currently researching how to use stem cells from unrelated donors and ensure transplants are safer and more effective. Watch a video about healthcare hero Dr. Mark Walters >
Dietary Guidelines and Excerise for Toddlers and Babies
(KPIX-CBS, San Francisco, CA © 6/24/2011)
KPIX-CBS Bay Area features clinical nutritionist Gail Seche, MMSc, RD, CSP, in a report on an Institute of Medicine recommendation that dietary guidelines be created for 0 to 2 year olds. In addition to healthy eating, exercise from a young age is also important; the Institute of Medicine also recommends that toddlers and have 15 minutes of activity for every one hour in daycare.
"Marcos Ambrose Puts It In Perspective"
(ESPN.com © 6/24/2011)
NASCAR driver Marcos Ambrose and his pit crew visit Children's patients and throw a NASCAR inspired carnival on his way to a top 5 finish at Sonoma's Infineon Raceway. Joining Ambrose at the carnival and at the race as the honorary pit crew are four Bay Area cancer patients whose names are written on Ambrose's car along with the names of sick children from each state. Watch a video of the NASCAR carnival at Children's >
"Doctor Inspires Teens To Explore Medical Careers"
(KPIX-CBS, San Francisco, CA © 6/22/2011)
Adolescent Medicine specialist Tomás Magaña, MD, is honored as a local recipient of the Jefferson Award for Public Service for his work with underrepresented minority students in the FACES for the Future mentorinship program at Children's. Barbara Staggers, MD, co-founder of the program, is is interviewed in this piece.
"Rabies: Humboldt Girl Beats Virus Against Odds"
(San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA ©6/12/2011)
Pediatric intensivist Arup Roy-Burman, MD, is quoted in this artlicle about a child who survived rabies at UC Davis. After treating a rabies case in 2006, Dr. Roy-Burman has expertise with the deadly virus and served as a consultant to the Davis physicians.
"Children's Hospital and Clorox Partner to Fight Life-Threatening Disease"
(SF Gate/Oakland North (online) © 6/10/2011)
The Clorox Company gifted Children's Hospital $1 million to fund research to develop a vaccine against meningococcal disease – a potentially deadly bacterial infection that affects millions of children and young adults throughout the world. CHORI physician scientist Dan Granoff, MD, hopes to develop vaccines to eradicate the rapidly deblitating meningococcal disease worldwide.