Michelle Baum, MD, assistant in Medicine
(Nephrology), was honored as one of the 2007 Unsung Heroines at the Massachusetts State House. This award recognizes women from 351 cities in Masschusetts who make their communities better places to live.
Peter Black, MD, PhD, FACS, chairman of
Neurosurgery at Children's Hospital Boston and Brigham and Women's Hospital and chief of Neurosurgical
Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, recently received the Charles Wilson award for lifetime
achievement in neuro-oncology from the American
Association of Neurological Surgeons. The award
recognizes an individual who has made significant
contributions to the field of brain tumor research
Doug Cotanche, PhD, research associate in
Otolaryngology, was chosen for the 2007 Harvard
Medical School (HMS) Award for Excellence in Teaching for his work teaching Gross Anatomy to first year Health Sciences and Technology students at HMS.
The Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT) recently chose four research teams from Children's as recipients of its $5 million science-awards program for 2008. Awardees from Children's and their areas of research interest are: Joseph Madsen, MD,
neurotechnology, a device for non-invasive measurement of intracranial pressure.
Simon Warfield, PhD,
neurotechnology, a project to improve planning of surgery for epilepsy.
Adam Wolfberg, MD, MPH, sensors, a program to develop a new non-invasive monitor for fetal health; and a Children's team that will evaluate electrical stimulation to reduce convulsions and seizures. The awards range from $40,000 to $100,000. CIMIT is a consortium of Boston area teaching hospitals and engineering schools that provides innovators with resources to explore, develop and implement novel technological solutions for today's most urgent health care problems.
Bonnie Padwa, DMD, MD, has been named chief of Oral Surgery at Children's Hospital Boston in Waltham. Dr. Padwa specializes in oral and maxillofascial surgery.
Lois Smith, MD, PhD, associate in Ophthalmology, won the 2008 Friedenwald Award from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. This award is widely regarded as the highest attainable honor in eye research.
Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH, medical director of the
Pediatric Advanced Care Team, received a Pilot Project Support Grant from the American Cancer Society to follow how children with advanced cancer are feeling by using a handheld computer tablet. The findings will be used to improve communication between families
Christina Ullrich, MD, a fellow in Pediatric Palliative Care, received a Junior Faculty Career Development Award from the National Palliative Care Research Center to examine symptom management in children with advanced cancer, specifically focusing on fatigue, which causes significant suffering but is often under-treated
Tucker Collins, MD, PhD, pathologist-in-chief, died on June 8, 2007, after being diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor earlier this year. He joined the staff of Children's Hospital Boston as chairman in February 2001, and led Pathology through a period of unmatched growth in its
clinical services. Dr. Collins was also deeply
committed to improving the Pathology
Department's Research Division, which he
consolidated and further expanded.