DCRI Pediatrics Annual Symposium

13th Pediatric and Darby Children’s Research Institute Symposium-

Advances in Pediatric Cardiac Health and Disease


Friday, April 23, 2021

Time Description
8:00 am Welcome and Introduction
 (Co-Chairs, Eric Graham, M.D. & Denis Guttridge, Ph.D.)
8:10 am Keynote Address  
William Gaynor, M.D. – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia  
"Life Before Birth: The Maternal Fetal Environment and Outcomes for Congenital Heart Disease”
8:40 am Q&A session
Session 1: Translational Sciences in Pediatric Cardiology  
Chairs: Kimberly E. McHugh, M.D. & Luke W. Schroeder, M.D.
8:50 am Shahryar Chowdhury, M.D.  
“Advanced Analysis of Ventricular Function in Congenital Heart Disease: Is it Useful?”
9:05 am Q&A Session
9:10 am  Dorothea Jenkins, M.D.
“NAC and Vitamin D Improve CNS and Plasma Oxidative Stress and Long-Term Outcomes in Neonatal HIE”
9:20 am Q&A Session
9:25 am Jacqueline Tobin
“Risk Biomarkers of Sinusoidal Obstruction Syndrome in Pediatric HCT Patients”
9:35 am  Q&A Session
9:45 am Break
Session 2: DCRI Research Highlights  
Chair: Dieter Haemmerich, Ph.D.
10:15 am Takako Makita, Ph.D.
Establishment of Cardiac Sympathetic Control”
10:30 am Q&A session
10:45 am Heidi Murphy, M.D.
“Patent Ductus Arteriosus Indomethacin Prophylaxis in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants is Not Associated with Neonatal Acute Kidney Injury”
10:55 am Q&A session
11:00 am Alex Oles
“Differentiation Status Confers Resistance to Cellular Stressors in Rhabdomyosarcoma”
11:10 am Q&A session
11:15 am Announcement of Poster Awards
Session 3: 2020 Pediatric Department Pilot Grant Awardees
Co-Chairs: John Costello, M.D. & Denis Guttridge, Ph.D
11:20 am Rosmary Ros-Demarize, Ph.D.
“Tele-PCIT: Initial Examination of Internet Delivered PCIT for Young Children with Autism”
11:35 am Q&A session
11:45 am Jezabel Rodriguez-Blanco, Ph.D.
“Identifying the Drivers of Pediatric Brain Tumor Relapse”
12:00 pm Q&A session
12:10 pm Announcement of Pediatric Department 2021 Pilot Grant Awardees
12:20 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Keynote Address  Elizabeth McNally, M.D., Ph.D. – Northwestern University
Using Genetic Signals to Develop New Approaches for Myopathies
1:30 pm Q&A session
1:40 pm Closing Remarks (Andrew Atz, M.D.)