Department of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is proud to take on the roles of educators of both the current and next generation of health care providers, providers of cutting edge clinical care, as researchers unlocking the doors to new knowledge and advocates for our society's most precious asset — our children.

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Spearheaded by Jannine D. Cody, PhD, Alex Foster, MD, MPH, Alexander Pertsemlidis, PhD, Andrew Meyer, MD, MS, PEDs are short presentations highlighting Pediatric Research. Posted on youTube, they tell the stories behind faculty research projects.

Deviant Chromosome Engineering by miRNAs
Alexander Pertsemlidis, PhD
Associate Professor(tenured) of Pediatrics and Cellular and Structural Biology, Division of Hematology-Oncology

LINK: youTube May29, 2014

The Inspiration for the Chromosome 18 Research Center
Jannine D. Cody, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Genetics and Metabolic Disorders
The Chromosome 18 Clinical Research Center

LINK: youTube May29, 2014

Child Obesity From a Positive Deviance Perspective
Byron "Alex" Foster, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Inpatient Pediatrics

LINK: youTube May29, 2014

Improving Critical Care Devices
Andrew D.J. Meyer, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Critical Care
Associated Faculty of the Joint Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio/University of Texas at San Antonio

LINK: youTube May29, 2014

 
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UT Health Science Center to lead regional children’s cancer research group with $3.7 million grant. Pediatric oncologists at the UT Health Science Center will lead a consortium of regional providers in pediatric cancer research trials under a new $3.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute.

LINK: HSC News, September 2014

 
Dr. Gregory Aune

UT Health Science Center pediatric oncologist appointed to national advocacy board. On Friday, the White House held a closed briefing on pediatric cancer for childhood cancer advocates. During the keynote address, NCI Director Dr. Harold Varmus outlined the NCI commitment to pediatric cancer and announced the appointment of Greg Aune, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics with The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

LINK: HSC News, September 2014

Congratulations!

Pediatrics Residents In Their Victory Pose along with Current Faculty

Yay! UTHSCSA Pediatrics Residents took 1st place in the Jacobi Jug Competition besting teams from UT Southwestern, UT Houston, and Corpus Christi at the Texas Pediatric Society Annual Meeting in September!

LINK: Texas Pediatric Society Annual Meeting

 
James Lukefahr, MD

Congratulations! James Lukefahr, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and the Medical Director of the Center for Miracles is the recipient of the 2014 Texas Pediatric Society Sidney R. Kaliski Award of Merit in recognition of his many and continuing contributions to the Texas Pediatric Society and the children of Texas. Dr. Lukefahr was presented with this distinguished award at the Texas Pediatric Society annual meeting in Dallas, TX.

LINK: Texas Pediatric Society Awards

 
Jennifer Clarke, MD

Congratulations! Jennifer Clarke, MD, Child Abuse Fellow won 1st place in Single or Multiple Case Presentation for Fellows in the Texas Pediatric Society's Resident Section Electronic Poster Exhibit Contest at the Texas Pediatric Society annual meeting in Dallas, TX for her poster, Mycotic Aortic Aneurysm with Community-Acquired MRSA in a Healthy Teenager.

LINK: Texas Pediatric Society Awards