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Fellows in the News: Dr. Cavens named Humanitarian Woman of the Year, and more :

October 19, 2016

Jeffrey Baker, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP, of Durham, N.C., was named director of the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. The center serves students and scholars in research, study and service in ethics, medical humanities and history.

Dr. Baker is professor of pediatrics and history and most recently was director of the Trent Center’s Program in the History of Medicine. He practices at Duke Children’s Primary Care, focusing on children with autism and special needs.

Diana W. Bianchi, M.D., of Boston, was named director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development effective Oct. 31.

Board-certified in pediatrics, genetics and neonatal-perinatal medicine, she most recently was founding executive director of the Mother Infant Research Institute at Tufts Medical Center and vice chair for pediatric research at The Floating Hospital for Children. She also served as Natalie V. Zucker Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Recipient of the 2016 Maureen Andrew Mentor Award from the Society for Pediatric Research, Dr. Bianchi was the AAP Neonatal Landmark Award winner in 2015.

Phyllis M. Cavens, M.D., FAAP, of Longview, Wash., was named Humanitarian Woman of the Year by Medical Teams International. The organization mobilizes volunteer medical professionals to help those affected by disasters, conflict and poverty.

Retired, Dr. Cavens works on a health initiative in 14 nations that strives to improve health and vitality of mothers and children in their first 1,000 days from conception.

Sergio G. Golombek, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, of Scarsdale, N.Y., was appointed president of the Ibero-American Society of Neonatology, a nonprofit foundation formed by neonatologists, pediatricians, nurses and health care providers to improve newborn care and quality of life in Latin America.

Dr. Golombek is professor of pediatrics and clinical public health at New York Medical College and attending neonatologist at the Regional Neonatal Center — Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, N.Y.

Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, of San Francisco, received the Heinz Family Foundation Award in the Human Condition Category for her work in establishing protocols to identify and treat children with toxic stress from extreme poverty, neglect, unsafe or chaotic surroundings, mental illness or abuse in the family.

Dr. Burke Harris is the founding physician of the Bayview Child Health Center in San Francisco and created the Center for Youth Wellness. The organizations offer pediatric care in conjunction with behavioral and mental health services to ease adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). She also developed a screening tool to identify ACEs in young children and served on the AAP Project Advisory Committee that developed the Resilience Project.

Casey Rosen-Carole, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.Ed., FAAP, post-residency training fellow, of Victor, N.Y., was named medical director of the University of Rochester Medicine’s Lactation Services and Programs and will oversee the University of Rochester Medicine Breastfeeding practice. The physician-led outpatient practice is dedicated to lactation medicine and breastfeeding and provides women with medical care and support for breastfeeding issues before conception, during pregnancy and after childbirth.

Her role also entails training medical students and residents, professional development for faculty, quality improvement system-wide, employee support, and directing inpatient obstetrics-gynecology, neonatal intensive care unit and pediatric lactation consultants, in addition to research.

Dr. Rosen-Carole is the first physician to complete a formal fellowship in the field of breastfeeding medicine. Her research focuses on systems change for breastfeeding education and support, social determinants of health, diversity and equity programming, and obesity prevention and management.

Dr. Rosen-Carole is assistant professor of pediatrics and obstetrics-gynecology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine.

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