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Pediatrics

February 3, 2020

Kyran Quinlan, MD, MPH, a pediatrician at Rush University Medical Center, has focused his research and advocacy on making microwave ovens safer to protect young children from severe scalds.

October 2, 2019

Behavioral medicine experts from the Rush University Prevention Center at Rush University Medical Center are going straight to patients’ homes to see if they can find solutions to address childhood obesity.

 

 

May 15, 2019

Rush University Medical Center has launched a fully accredited Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program, building on the strength of the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the clinical and academic strength of the Division of Neonatology.

January 17, 2019

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center and the MIND Institute at UC Davis have found that mavoglurant, an experimental drug known as an mGluR5 negative modulator, can positively modify a key characteristic behavior in individuals with fragile X syndrome. 

August 22, 2018

Rush and the Angelman Syndrome Foundation announced the official opening of the Angelman Syndrome Clinic at Rush University Children’s Hospital, the first in Illinois and one of only eight in the U.S.

November 8, 2017

A pediatrician at Rush has joined other Chicago-area physicians to urge support of proposed state legislation to license Illinois gun dealers.

December 12, 2016

Rush University Medical Center was awarded an $11.5 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to conduct a Phase II national clinical trial for children with fragile X syndrome. The promising drug therapy could potentially improve language learning in young children with fragile X syndrome compared to just speech/language therapy alone.

November 28, 2016

Researchers have found that both African-American and Latino children have significantly higher rates of corn, shellfish and fish allergies compared to white children, confirming that race and ethnicity play an important role in how people are affected by food allergy.  

November 16, 2016

Highly drug-resistant infections are on the rise among children in the U.S., according to just-published results of a nationwide study.

November 4, 2016

Despite  several years of research providing the medical and economic evidence that feeding a mother’s own milk to very low birthweight infants improves clinical and financial outcomes, cultural and economic barriers remain to getting more mothers to breastfeed in the neonatal intensive care unit. This paper provides guidance for pediatric leaders to modify those barriers.