Investigators From Montefiore and Einstein to Present Research at Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting

Multiple research studies to be presented on topics important to child health including autism and obesity

Released: 2-May-2014 3:25 PM EDT
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Newswise — NEW YORK (May 2, 2014) – Investigators from The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University will present findings from more than 40 research studies at the upcoming Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research (PAS/ASPR) Joint Meeting being held May 3 – 6, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada.

“The diversity and excellence of the research being presented to an international audience, from basic science discoveries to clinical trials, underscore our dedication to improving child health across a wide range of disciplines and diseases,” said Judy Aschner, M.D., physician-in-chief, CHAM, professor of Pediatrics and Michael I. Cohen, M.D., University Chair, Einstein. “Additionally, many of the findings to be presented have particular significance for the disadvantaged and under-represented children we serve and provide important insights into the unmet medical needs in these pediatric populations.”

This year's meeting will feature invited lectures, scientific and ethical debates, platform and poster presentations made by nationally and internationally renowned experts in pediatric research. Presentations from Montefiore/Einstein investigators will cover a wide range of behavioral and clinical topics including ADHD, autism, diabetes, and obesity, as well as insights into the disease landscapes for minority and low-income populations.

Among many Montefiore/Einstein faculty presenters and session moderators, Dr. Aschner will discuss the use of biomarkers of pulmonary disease in preterm infants in a presentation during the State of the Art Plenary Session at 8:15 a.m. PDT on Saturday, May 3.

Select studies to be presented by Montefiore/Einstein researchers include:

Stability of Autism Diagnosis in Children Under 24 Months. Presented by Lisa Shulman, M.D., 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. PDT on Saturday, May 3. (Poster Presentation #430, Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics: Autism Session 1528, Exhibit Hall C)

Sleep Disorders in Children With Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. Presented by Maria Valicenti-McDermott, M.D., 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. PDT on Saturday, May 3. (Poster Presentation #422, Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics: Autism Session 1528, Exhibit Hall C)

Do Inner-City Parents and Children Agree on Asthma Symptoms, Exercise and Medication Use? Presented by Marina Reznik, M.D., 10:45 – 11:00 a.m. PDT on Sunday, May 4. (Platform Presentation, General Pediatrics: Clinical Care Session 2355, West 121-122)

iHealthNYC: Assessment of Smartphones and Apps To Mobilize the Medical Home. Presented by Arunjot Singh, 7:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT on Tuesday, May 6. (Poster Presentation #454, General Pediatrics & Preventive Pediatrics: Media & Social Networking Session 4134, Exhibit Hall C)

Relationship between Prenatal TV Watching During Meals and Infant TV Exposure During Feeding. Presented by Rachel Gross, M.D., 12:30 – 12:45 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, May 6. (Platform Presentation, General Pediatrics: Behavior/Development Session 4670, East Ballroom C)

Associations Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and ADHD: Analysis of the 2011 National Survey of Children's Health. Presented by Nicole Brown, M.D., MPH, 1:45 – 2:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, May 6. (Platform Presentation, General Pediatrics: Behavior/Development Session 4670, East Ballroom C)

Investigators for each of these studies as well as other Montefiore/Einstein faculty who are attending the meeting are available to speak with media.

About Montefiore Medical Center
As the University Hospital and academic medical center for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is renowned for its clinical excellence, scientific discovery and commitment to its community. Recognized among the top hospitals nationally and regionally by U.S. News & World Report, Montefiore provides compassionate, patient- and family-centered care and educates the healthcare professionals of tomorrow. The Children's Hospital at Montefiore is consistently named in U.S. News' "America's Best Children's Hospitals." With four hospitals, 1,512 beds and more than 84,000 annual admissions, Montefiore is an integrated health system seamlessly linked by advanced technology. State-of-the-art primary and specialty care is provided through a network of more than 150 locations across the region, including the largest school health program in the nation and a home health program. Montefiore's partnership with Einstein advances clinical and translational research to accelerate the pace at which new discoveries become the treatments and therapies that benefit patients. The medical center derives its inspiration for excellence from its patients and community, and continues to be on the frontlines of developing innovative approaches to care. For more information please visit www.montefiore.org and www.cham.org. Follow us on Twitter; like us on Facebook; view us on YouTube.

About Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is one of the nation’s premier centers for research, medical education and clinical investigation. During the 2013-2014 academic year, Einstein is home to 734 M.D. students, 236 Ph.D. students, 106 students in the combined M.D./Ph.D. program, and 353 postdoctoral research fellows. The College of Medicine has more than 2,000 full-time faculty members located on the main campus and at its clinical affiliates. In 2013, Einstein received more than $155 million in awards from the NIH. This includes the funding of major research centers at Einstein in diabetes, cancer, liver disease, and AIDS. Other areas where the College of Medicine is concentrating its efforts include developmental brain research, neuroscience, cardiac disease, and initiatives to reduce and eliminate ethnic and racial health disparities. Its partnership with Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital and academic medical center for Einstein, advances clinical and translational research to accelerate the pace at which new discoveries become the treatments and therapies that benefit patients. Through its extensive affiliation network involving Montefiore, Jacobi Medical Center –Einstein’s founding hospital, and five other hospital systems in the Bronx, Manhattan, Long Island and Brooklyn, Einstein runs one of the largest residency and fellowship training programs in the medical and dental professions in the United States. For more information, please visit www.einstein.yu.edu, read our blog, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and view us on YouTube.

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