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Children's National experts present at Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting
Date:5/1/2009

BALTIMOREPediatric experts from Children's National Medical Center will be featured in 85 presentations, workshops, and posters at the 2009 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meetingthe largest meeting for pediatric clinical research in the country.

Presenters and topics include:

  • Children's National obesity expert Nazrat Mirza, MD, will present the outcomes of her innovative and successful program that targets childhood obesity in the Latino community.

  • Dana Best, MD, discusses additional findings for how second-hand tobacco smoke affects childrenspecifically a marked reduction of antioxidant levels.

  • In the spring of 2009, Children's National Medical Center's Emergency Department (ED) became the first children's hospital nationwide that implemented universal rapid HIV screening for teens in the pediatric ED. In preparation for the universal HIV screening roll out Children's National conducted a survey among teens and their guardians to evaluate the history of HIV testing and risk behavior and the acceptance toward HIV screening among teens and their guardians. Natella Rakhmanina, MD, shows what was learned from this study.

  • Leticia M. Ryan, MD, studie
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Contact: Jennifer Leischer or Emily Dammeyer
jleische@cnmc.org
202-476-4500
Children's National Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

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