(From the October 2015 Issue of MedStat)
Timothy P. Cripe, MD, PhD, division chief of Hematology/Oncology & BMT at The Ohio State University Department of Pediatrics, and Nicholas D. Yeager, MD, oncologist at Nationwide Children’s, have recently published a book titled, Malignant Pediatric Bone Tumors – Treatment & Management. In addition to providing overall information regarding best practices when diagnosing, treating and managing malignant pediatric bone tumors, the book also offers in depth discussion about chemotherapeutic procedures, radiation therapy, limb-salvage options and amputation-related issues. Additionally, these treatment-focused chapters address the treatment approach to lung nodules, the role of biomarkers, the monitoring of patients who are not in active therapy and treatment options when a relapse occurs.
Sarah Denny, MD, FAAP, has received the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics William H. Cotton Pediatrician Advocate Award. This award honors a pediatrician who is a strong pediatric legislative advocate. Dr. Denny, an emergency room pediatrician at Nationwide Children’s, was instrumental in passing legislation in 2014 that allows Ohio schools to purchase and keep epinephrine auto injectors, or epi-pens, in their buildings to treat children in an emergency. She has also testified before or met with lawmakers on many other issues including bike helmets, influenza, and immunizations.
Amy M. Donegan CPNP-PC, in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, has been elected the next president of the Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses (APGNN). APGNN is an organization of approximately 300 pediatric gastroenterology nurses and nurse practitioners across the country. As a CPNP, Amy focuses her expertise in the IBD Center at Nationwide Children’s, where her responsibilities include assessment, examination, diagnosis and treatment of children with inflammatory bowel disease.
Darryl Robbins, DO, FAAP, has received the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics Arnold Friedman, MD, FAAP Community Pediatrician Award. Dr. Robbins has been a longtime supporter of the AAP at a national and state level. He has participated in a significant number of clinical and physician hospital search committees, has served as Medical Staff President and Standing Board Member of Nationwide Children’s. For almost 15 years, Dr. Robbins has worked to connect community pediatricians to pediatric resources through his leadership at Children’s Practicing Pediatricians (CPP), AAP, Nationwide Children’s and other local social service organizations.