Sudarshan Jadcherla, MD, FRCPI, DCH, AGAF, was awarded the 2009 Masters Award in Gastroenterology by the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) for Outstanding Achievement in Basic or Clinical Digestive Sciences Research. The AGA Masters Awards were created to recognize and celebrate the achievements of “the best and the brightest in the field of gastroenterology.”
Dr. Jadcherla worked with colleagues from the Children’s Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin to publish a study on the “Impact of Prematurity and Co-morbidities on Feeding Milestones in Neonates.” Feeding progress was tracked during the first hospitalization in a retrospective study involving 186 infants. The physicians measured the age at acquisition of first feedings, maximum gavage feedings and maximum oral feedings. The complete study will be published in the first quarter of 2010, in the Journal of Perinatology.
Leif Nelin, MD, Neonatologist, is senior author of the study titled, “Implementation of a Multidisciplinary Guideline-Driven Approach to the Care of the Extremely Premature Infant Improved Hospital Outcomes.” The manuscript authored by neonatologists and nurses at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been accepted for publication in the Swedish medical journal, Acta Paediatrica. The goal of the study was to determine how small baby guidelines developed at Nationwide Children’s for premature infants would improve outcomes for babies born at less than 27 weeks gestation. The study is currently available in early view online and will be published in the February 2010 edition of Acta Paediatrica.
Philip Scribano, DO, medical director of the Center for Child and Family Advocacy was recognized September 30, 2009 at Molina Healthcare of Ohio’s first Statewide Community Champions Awards. The ceremony, which was held at the historic Lincoln Theater, included entertainment provided by the Columbus Children’s Choir and Fo/Mo/Deep as well as a silent auction featuring artwork by youth artists from Short Stop Youth Center.
Dr. Scribano is responsible for the implementation of two unique health care programs –
The Nurse-Family Partnership and the Fostering Connections Program. The Nurse-Family Partnership is a voluntary program where highly-educated nurses visit low-income women in their home during their first pregnancy and throughout the first two years of their child’s life. The Fostering Connections Program is a clinical partnership between Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Franklin County Children Services, which offers comprehensive health care services for children and adolescents placed in out-of-home care.