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The Latest Research, Community and Medical News Updates


Dominguez, Messacar Awarded Astute Clinician Award

Dr. Samuel Dominguez and Dr. Kevin Messacar were awarded our first Astute Clinician Award at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Okada named Director of Service of Inpatient Pediatrics at Denver Health

Carol Okada, M.D. has accepted the position of Director of Service of Inpatient Pediatrics at Denver Health.

Steck Receives Thomas R. Lee Award For ADA-Funded Research Project

Andrea Steck, MD, is the newest recipient of the American Diabetes Association Thomas R. Lee Award for her ADA-funded research project: “Determinants of rate of progression to type 1 diabetes."

Awards Announced at State of the Department

​Numerous awards were announced on Oct. 3 during ​the State of the Department speech by Stephen Daniels, MD, PhD.

Mourani, Bajaj Named to Leadership Posts

Peter M. Mourani, MD, has been named Medical Director for the Children’s Clinical Research Organization (CCRO).

Schneider Receives Outstanding Volunteer Award

The National Society of Genetic Counselors recently announced this year’s NSGC Leadership Award Winners, and among the six recipients was Kami Wolfe Schneider, MS, CGC, who received the Outstanding Volunteer award.

Bernt Receives Clinical Scientist Development Award From Doris Duke Foundation

Kathrin Bernt, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, received a Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Children's Hospital Colorado Named 'Most Wired' Hospital

Children's Hospital Colorado has been named a 2014 "Most Wired" hospital by Hospitals and Health Networks (H&HN) magazine.

Children’s Hospital Colorado Ranked No. 6 in the Nation

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Children's Hospital Colorado No. 6 on their 2014-2015 Best Children's Hospital Honor Roll.

Cain Receives Distinguished Alumnus Award

Jeffrey Cain, MD, chief of family medicine at Children’s Hospital Colorado, was given the Charles A. Preuss M.D. Distinguished Alumnus Award by Oregon Health & Science University.

Treitz, Soep Receive Enhancing Education Grants

The University of Colorado School of Medicine recently announced the first round of the enhancing education grants that the School is making with the ongoing funding support from the University of Colorado Health.

Dr. Cueno Helps Author Scientific Statement on Fetal Cardiac Disease

​​Dr. Bettina F. Cueno, visiting professor of pediatrics, helped author this scientific statement on the diagnosis and treatment of fetal cardiac disease, which was published in Circulation, a Journal of the American Heart Association.

Keller Joins Department as Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Clinical Transformation

David Keller, MD, joined the faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine as a Visiting Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Clinical Transformation of the Department of Pediatrics on October 1, 2013.

Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome Awards $1.26 Million in Grand Challenge Grants Supporting 13 Researchers

The Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome announced $1.26 million in Crnic Institute Grand Challenge Grants to 13 researchers.

Marijuana safe-packaging bill becomes law

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has signed into law a marijuana safe-packaging bill that enhances protection for kids with respect to marijuana edibles.