CHAM Insider - Issue 3 - February 2017


Montefiore and Einstein to Play Leadership Role in $21M NIH Grant to Study the Onset of Epilepsy after Traumatic Brain Injuries

“There is currently no effective treatment that can prevent epilepsy. Our consortium is planning to conduct the first international, multicenter collaborative preclinical study aiming to identify new therapies that prevent the development of epilepsy after traumatic brain injury," says Dr. Galanopoulou, who is co-principal investigator on the grant at Einstein. Read More.

Recap: News & Events

Rest Easy: Montefiore and Einstein Receive $3.7 Million NIH Grant to Study the Link Between Sleep Apnea and Childhood Obesity

Raanan Arens, MD has been awarded the grant to study and develop tools for combatting obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). The disorder, which interrupts normal breathing during sleep, affects almost half of obese youth, yet few effective treatments are available because the precise mechanism leading to the disorder remains unknown. Read More.

Painting for a Purpose

On Thursday, February 2, the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes hosted a Paint Night at Painting with a Twist in Scarsdale, NY. The sold-out event was an enjoyable evening of instructional art, healthy food, wine, and a lively instructor, raising valuable funds and cultivating new awareness in support of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes. Interested in supporting CHAM through one of our upcoming events? Keep an eye on our events page.

Read: Did You Know?

Keeping Pace: Run the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon for CHAM!

Champions for CHAM, the charity partner team for CHAM, is recruiting runners for the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon! Selected team members receive guaranteed entry to the November 5 race and pledge to raise funds for New York’s premier pediatric hospital. Donations support enhancement services that are critical to optimizing the care for our young patients and their families. Over the past two years, our amazing runners have raised $150,000 for CHAM. Read More.

Family Stressors and Traumatic Childhood Experiences Linked to ADHD Diagnoses in Children

New research suggests discussing adverse childhood experiences with families may lead to improved care for kids diagnosed with ADHD says Nicole M. Brown, MD. Read More.