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Research Pursuits - News from the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute
March 2013

Investigator Spotlight

Seeking Answers to Mitochondrial Disease
Akron Children's Hospital is part of a national consortium actively involved in research into the natural history of mitochondrial disease and possible new treatments, says Bruce Cohen, MD, director of pediatric neurology, in this month's investigator spotlight. Watch video

Research News

Pharmacist Becomes Oncology Group Scholar
The national Children’s Oncology Group (COG) has named Akron Children’s Hospital’s JoEllen “Jody” Hanigosky, PharmD, (at right) its first Pharmacist Scholar. She is being mentored by Mary Petrea Cober, PharmD, BCNSP (at left). Read more

Using Telemedicine for Autism Spectrum Interventions
Akron Children’s Family Child Learning Center has begun a pilot program to analyze the effectiveness of providing virtual home-based, evidence-based early intervention services for children who have recently been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Read more

New Summer Pediatric Research Scholars Selected
Twelve students 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. The students – college sophomores or juniors interested in careers in medical-related fields – will conduct research projects mentored by physicians, surgeons, clinical pharmacologists and others. Read more

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Translational Science Seminar
  Forming Consensus Guidelines for Quality Metrics in Neonatal and Pediatric Transport
Speaker: Michael Bigham, MD, Medical Director, Transport Services
Wednesday, April 17
Noon to 1 p.m.
Considine Professional Building Auditorium
Research Methodology Seminar
  Recommendations for Avoiding the Adverse Effects of Multiple Testing
Instructor: Lillian Prince, MS, MSEd 
Wednesday, April 24
Noon to 1 p.m. 
Considine Professional Building

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