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2014 Pediatric Research Retreat

Saturday, May 17, 2014,

  • Location: Student Life Center • 310 25th Ave S • Nashville, TN 37212

This year’s Department of Pediatrics Research Retreat will take place on May 17 from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center and will feature Dr. Sherin Devaskar and Dr. James Crowe, Jr. 

Dr. Sherin Devaskar is Professor of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and an attending neonatologist at the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. She is the Mattel Executive Endowed Chair, Department of Pediatrics and Assistant Vice Chancellor of Children’s Health. She is also the Director of the Neonatal Research Center at UCLA. Dr. Devaskar is the Principal Investigator of the UCLA Child Health Research Career Development Program and the Human and Molecular Development Training grant. Dr. Devaskar’s research focuses on the long-term outcome of premature and growth-restricted babies, the nutrition they receive while in the womb and soon after birth, and the propensity of these babies to develop adult-onset conditions, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension and Alzheimer's disease.

Dr. James Crowe, Jr.,  is the Ann Scott Carell Chair, Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, and Ingram Professor of Cancer Research at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is the director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center and Vanderbilt Technologies for Advanced Genomics.  Dr. Crowe’s research focuses on the cell biology of virus infection, the genetic and structural basis for development of human neutralizing antibodies, and the genetic basis of adverse events following vaccination.

We believe what made last year’s retreat such a success was the tremendous showing from departmental faculty, fellows, pediatric residents, and laboratory staff, sharing their ideas together.  Please plan to join us as we continue this tradition.