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Research Pursuits - News from the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute
June 2012

Investigator Spotlight

Mysteries of the Growth Plate Being Probed
Children’s Hospital is working on studies of human and animal growth plates to learn more about their function. In this video, Dennis Weiner, MD, Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of  Skeletal Dysplasia Center, discusses the quest to learn how factors from plasma proteins to stem cells interact on the growth plate, which is really a mini cosmos of the orthopedic system.  Watch here

Research News

Summer Pediatric Research Scholars Begin Work
Twelve students – college sophomores or juniors who are interested in careers in medical-related fields – will be working at Akron Children’s Hospital this summer as part of the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute’s Summer Pediatric Research Scholars program. They will conduct research projects mentored by physicians, surgeons, clinical pharmacologists and others. Read more

Nurse Practitioner Receives DAISY Foundation Grant
Working the night shift in a pediatric hematology and oncology unit, Ann Stratton, CNP, sees firsthand how difficult it is for many patients to sleep. Her work to find a better way to manage these patients has earned her a Patrick J. Barnes Grant for Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Projects from the DAISY Foundation. Read more

Akron Children's Researchers Present at ABA Meeting
Three research projects completed at Akron Children’s Hospital were among the presentations at the American Burn Association’s 44th annual meeting in April in Seattle. Read more

Featured Clinical Study

Kent State, Akron Children's Study Childhood Anxiety
Akron Children’s Hospital's Sumru Bilge-Johnson, MD, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, is teaming up with Kent State University to learn more about what causes anxiety disorders in kids. The disorders affect 1 in 8 children, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of AmericaListen to WKSU report here

Translational Science Seminar

Understanding of Mitochondrial Dysfunction Shifts
Mitochondrial dysfunction is at the core of a surprising range of illnesses and conditions, and our understanding of its nature is changing rapidly, says Bruce H. Cohen, MD, FAAN, director of Pediatric Neurology at Akron Children's Hospital. He spoke on the topic of “Treatment of Mitochondrial Diseases: It is not all about ATP” at the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute’s Translational Science Seminar Series in May.  View Dr. Cohen's presentation

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