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September 2012

Investigator Spotlight

Hospitals Working to Improve Critical Care Transport
A group of Ohio pediatric hospitals is working together to improve 23 quality metrics related to the care given during critical care transport. Michael Bigham, MD, of Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses this initiative. Watch video

Research News

Virtual Learning From Akron Goes Around the World
Through GlobalCastMD, founded by Akron Children’s Hospital’s Todd Ponsky, MD, physicians around the world can participate in interactive medical symposia via the Internet. These programs have been seen in more than 60 countries on all 7 continents over the past 3 years. Read more

Implementing Safe Sleeping Habits in the NICU
The influence of neonatal intensive care unit nursing staff factors on transitioning premature neonates to safe sleep positions was studied recently by a nurse in the Akron Children's Hospital NICU. Read more

Summer Research Scholars Make Presentations
Thirteen students participated in the Summer Pediatric Research Scholars Program (SPRS) program at Akron Children’s Hospital in 2012. These undergraduate students conducted research projects guided by clinician mentors and presented their work at the end of the summer.
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September Research Methodology Seminar

Tuesday, Sept. 25, noon
“Defining a Measurable Primary Outcome Variable in Clinical Research”
Presented by Lillian Prince, MS, MSEd
Considine Professional Building Classroom 4

October Translational Sciences Seminar
  Wednesday, Oct. 17, noon  
"Humans to Canines to Humans: A Research Companionship that More than Meets the EYE . . ."
Presented by Richard Hertle, MD, FAAO, FACS, FAAP, Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology; Vision Center
Considine Professional Building Auditorium

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