Holtz Honored with Doris Duke Clinical Foundation Award

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Lori R. Holtz, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics was one of 17 junior physician scientists awarded The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) 2017 Clinical Scientist Development Awards of $495,000 each over three years. Dr. Holtz’s project is Transmission and development of the human infant virome.

Selected from a highly competitive pool of 196 applicants by a panel of experts in medical research, these scientists distinguished themselves by the rigor of their research endeavors and their commitment to future excellence as independent clinical researchers in the biomedical field. In honor of the foundation’s late Board Trustee Harry B. Demopoulos, M.D., DDCF is referring to this year’s awards as the Dr. Harry B. Demopoulos Clinical Scientist Development Awards.

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Noticing the warning signs of opioid abuse

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Local experts report opioid abuse is having a serious impact on our city’s kids. It’s affecting not just the users, but their families; and the youngest victims are oftentimes the children of addicts. Dr. Jamie Kondis, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Washington University and St. Louis Children’s …

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Antibiotics warranted for kids with minor staph infections

The overuse of antibiotics has left some doctors questioning whether to give such drugs to children diagnosed with uncomplicated staph infections. Such infections often occur on the skin and look like a pus-filled bug bite. Now, research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that prescribing …

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OFD News – October 2017

Shalini Shenoy, M.D., the Teresa J. Vietti MD Scholar and Professor of Pediatrics, has been named Interim Chief for the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology.  Dr. Shenoy has an international reputation as an expert in stem cell transplantation for non-malignant disorders.  She has led national trials of transplantation for …