CHAM Insider - Issue 5 - July 2017

2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting Features Montefiore Einstein Physician-Scientists

Investigators from CHAM and Albert Einstein College of Medicine presented almost 50 studies examining various conditions that impact child health and wellbeing, including asthma, childhood obesity, literacy, and education, at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) in San Francisco in May.

“Our gifted faculty at Montefiore and Einstein are conducting innovative research across the spectrum to develop better treatments and improve health outcomes for all children,” said Judy Aschner, MD, Physician-in-Chief, the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health, and Michael I. Cohen, MD, University Chair of Pediatrics at Einstein. “Our presence at the PAS meeting reflects the commitment, passion, and creativity of our physician-scientists as they pursue novel ways to advance child health.”

Some of the Montefiore Einstein presentations included:

  • A Randomized Trial of a Pest Control Intervention for Asthma: Preliminary Findings
    Carolyn Olson, MPH, Assistant Commissioner at NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, and Marina Reznik, MD, MS

  • Pediatric Hospitalizations Due to Firearm Injuries in the US in 2012
    Alyssa Silver, MD

  • Engagement and Interest of Children and their Parents in a Gaming Device to Assess Lung Function
    Karen Warman, MD

  • Read with Baby: Text Messages Increase Parent-Infant Reading Frequency
    Anne Durstenfeld, MD

  • Asthma Management in NYC Schools: A Physical Education Teacher Perspective
    Qi Ying Li, MD

  • Filling Rates and Accessibility of Self-Injectable Epinephrine Prescribed from a Pediatric Emergency Department
    Daniel Fein, MD

  • Prenatal Material Hardships and Infant Temperament at 10 Months Old in Low-Income Hispanic Mother-Infant Dyads
    Anne E. Fuller, MD
    *Dr. Fuller received the Academic Pediatric Association Research Award for Best Abstract by a Fellow for this platform presentation.
Faculty from Montefiore Einstein also participated in panels, moderated symposiums, ran workshops, and led business meetings during the conference.

The Academic Pediatric Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Pediatric Society, and Society for Pediatric Research—four organizations leading the advancement of pediatric research and child advocacy—produce the PAS meeting each year.