The Indian newspaper, The Hindu, quoted keynote speaker, Dr. Peter Rosenbaum in their coverage of the international Conference on Developmental Pediatrics and Childhood Disability in the 21st Century, held in Magalore in late 2013. Read the article: Children with disabilities need unique approach (The Hindu, December 19, 2013).
Dr. Brian Timmons was interviewed about leading a nation-wide study on the connection between physical fitness and cognition. Read the article: Mac MD leads national fitness study (The Hamilton Spectator, December 4, 2013) and read more about the Start2Finish, Running and Reading Club initiative.
Dr. Saroj Saigal lent her expertise to a rsearch for Reuters. Read the article: Some babies born very small do just fine as adults (Reuters, November 19, 2013)
Peter Rosenbaum was interviewed about parenting children with nuerodevelopmental disorders. Read the article:Gillespie: No ordinary girl, no ordinary challenge (The London Free Pess, November 11, 2013).
Peter Rosenbaum, Saroj Saigal, Mark Tarnopolsky
Faculty in the Department of Pediatrics were featured in a series of articles exploring how health research is a primary economic driver in Hamilton. Read the articles: A helping hand for parents of disabled kids; Weighing the risks faced by the sickest babies; Exercise is the fountain of youth (The Hamilton Spectator, October 24, 2013).
Mark Tarnopolsky was featured in a television documentary exploring the myths about physical and intellectual fitness. Watch the episode: Myth of Science 2: The Quest for Perfection (The Nature of Things, CBC Television, October 17, 2013).
Melissa Parker and colleagues in the Department of Pediatrics initiated a public awareness campaign to inform the community about sepsis and infection prevention. Watch the coverage: World Sepsis Day is Friday (CHCH News, September 12, 2013).
Harriet MacMillan co-authored a paper published in the September issue of the journal, Pediatrics entitled Caregiver-fabricated Illness in a Chid: A Manifestation of Child Maltreatment. Read the articles: McMaster doctor warns about rare form of child abuse: parent-fabricated ilness (The Hamilton Spectator, August 26, 2013); Report helps healthcare workers spot fabricated illness in kids (CBC Hamilton, August 26, 2013); Parents deliverately making child ill can be deadly (US News, August 26, 2013).
Pediatric Emergency Department Study
McMaster's Pediatric Emergency Department participated in a multi-centre study evaluating the 'Effect of the Low Risk Anke Rule on the frequency of radiography in children with ankle injuries (Dr. Melissa Parker was the Local Principal Investigator). Read the article: Ankle X-rays in children limited with rule (CBC News, August 12, 2013).
Dr. Ronald Barr spoke to The Globe about the unique challenges facing teenagers and young adults with cancer. Read the article: Why young adults with cancer have distinct needs (The Globe and Mail, July 10, 2013).
Department of Pediatrics
McMaster's Child Health Research Day, hosted by the Department of Pediatrics, made headlines in The Hamilton Spectator. Read the article:In praise of pediatrics ( Hamilton Spectator, June 27, 2013).
Dr. Brian Timmons was interviwed about his work with Active Health Kids Canada's Annual Report Card released in May, 2013. Read the article: McMaster prof says low grade in kids health report card requires lifestyle changes (CBC Hamilton, May 23, 2013).
Drs. Jeff Pernica, David Goldfarb and additional McMaster colleagues won a $100,000 grant from Grand Challenges Canada for the project, 'Measuring the impact of novel enteric diagnostics: how many children's lives can be saved?". The grant will support a year-long study at a hospital in Botswana that evaluates a new test that makes it easier for doctors to determine the cause of diarrhea. Read the articles: McMaster projects win big global health grants: Efforts could save lives, improve economies in Africa, researchers say (CBC Hamilton, April 29, 2013); andInnovation grants going to local life-changing researchers (Hamilton Spectator, April 29, 2013); Innovation grants going to local life-changing researchers (MetroNews, April 29, 2013).
Parents, grateful for the care Dr. Gabriel Ronen provided for their son, successfully raised $10,000 for Dr. Ronen's epilepsy research at a local fundraising event. Watch the video: MacKids doctors credited with making child epilepsy-free (CHCH TV, April 3, 2013). Read the article: Grateful parents back doctor's research (Hamilton Spectator, April 6, 2013)
Dr. Tania Cellucci, Assistant Professor in the Division of Rheumatology, was interviewed by CHCH Television regarding the prominence of juvenile arthritis and the 'buzz' surrounding non-medication therapies. Watch the video:Arthritis also affects children. (CHCH TV, March 27, 2013)
Dr. Christina Grant was interviewed by the Hamilton Spectator about her McMaster Children and Youth University lecture on bullying called, Anybody Out There? Taking the Power Back From Bullies. Read the article: Becoming an upstander, not a bystander (Hamilton Spectator, February 8, 2013)
Dr. Grant was also interviewed by Hamilton's CHML radio for a 20 minute discussion about bullying. Listen to the podcast here (interview begins 1 minute into podcast). (CHML Radio AM 900, Matt Holmes Show, February 22, 2013)
Department Chair and Critical Care specialist, Dr. Lennox Huang was quoted in the Toronto Star article: Cold weather may explain new born baby's mistaken death. (Toronto Star, February 18, 2013)
Ehud Rosenbloom, Lennox Huang, Dianne Norman
McMaster Children’s Hospital ran a day-long “mirror” exercise in the new Emergency Department, where patients coming into the real emergency department were replicated in the new space through actors and high ﬁdelity simulators. Read the article:Not just another typical day in the McMaster Children’s Emergency Department.(Hamilton Health Sciences Insider, February 2013)
Dr. Robert Issenman was interviewed by CHCH Television about the children's hospital's new emergency department. Watch the video: McMaster Emergency Department Complete. (CHCH TV, January 29, 2013)