Medical Professional Publications

Research Rap - September 2008

Dr. William Smoyer Honored with C. Robert Kidder Endowed Chair
William E. Smoyer, MD, was honored recently with the C. Robert Kidder Endowed Chair in Clinical and Translational Research in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. For clinicians and researchers working in academic-medical institutions like Nationwide Children’s, endowed chairs represent the most prestigious and significant recognition of their work.

Dr. Smoyer was named vice president for Clinical and Translational Research and director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Research in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s October 2007. Prior to joining the faculty at Nationwide Children’s, he held the Robert C. Kelsch Chair in Pediatric Nephrology at the University of Michigan. As a basic and clinical scientist, Dr. Smoyer holds numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health which fund research related to nephrotic syndrome and podocyte biology. He is a cofounder of the Renal Replacement Therapy Kinetics Study Group and the Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium. Both organizations offer collaborative opportunities for renowned scientist/clinicians peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and is a member of the Society of Pediatric Research and the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, as well as a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Newest CDC Injury Control Research Center
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has selected the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital to become the agency’s newest Injury Control Research Center. The Center for Injury Research and Policy will be working to better understand pediatric and adolescent injuries. It is the first CDC Injury Control Research Center to focus on pediatric injury research. Learn more about the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the importance of its injury research and prevention activities.

Increase in Youth Suicide Rate Following Decade-Long Decline May Reflect Emerging Health Crisis
A sudden and dramatic increase in pediatric suicides may reflect an emerging trend rather than a single-year anomaly. That’s the conclusion of new suicide research, conducted at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and published in the September 3 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), which looked at pediatric suicide trends over a 10-year period. 

The Research Institute Funding Update
For detailed information on grant funding please see The Research Institute’s Funding Update insert in the September physician mailing. Should you have questions regarding funding or any other Research Institute information, contact Katherine Milem at (614) 355-3424.

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