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Physicians, scientists, and other health care professionals will explore a new frontier of child and adolescent medicine on “That’s Pediatrics.” From the hospital that is home to the polio vaccine, pediatric transplantation, and Mr. Yuk™, our hosts discuss the latest discoveries and innovations of pediatric health care, featuring interviews with a variety of our experts at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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Physicians, scientists, and other health care professionals will explore a new frontier of child and adolescent medicine on “That’s Pediatrics.” From the hospital that is home to the polio vaccine, pediatric transplantation, and Mr. Yuk™, our hosts discuss the latest discoveries and innovations of pediatric health care, featuring interviews with a variety of our experts at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

    Learn About Treatment for Difficult to Treat Asthma with Dr. Allyson Larkin

    Learn About Treatment for Difficult to Treat Asthma with Dr. Allyson Larkin

    Dr. Allyson Larkin is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and is part of the Allergy and Immunology Division here at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She joined the Department of Pediatrics in July of 2011 after completing her fellowship program here at Children’s. She currently serves as the Fellowship Program Director, the Co-Director of the Difficult to Treat Asthma Clinic and the Course Director for medical students and resident allergy and immunology rotations.

    • 21 min
    Learn About Chikungunya Virus with Dr. Laurie Silva

    Learn About Chikungunya Virus with Dr. Laurie Silva

    The Silva Lab studies chikungunya virus, a reemerging arbovirus that has recently caused explosive epidemics of febrile arthritis throughout many parts of the world. Dr. Silva’s research interests are focused on virus-host interactions that dictate chikungunya virus entry, tropism, replication compartment formation, and pathogenesis. Dr. Silva also serves as the Facility Manager for the A-BSL3 laboratory at Rangos Research Center.

    • 18 min
    Learn About The Study of Pediatric Allergies and Immunology with Dr. Chong

    Learn About The Study of Pediatric Allergies and Immunology with Dr. Chong

    Dr. Chong is the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Allergy and Immunology. At the Center for Rare Disease Therapy at UPMC Children’s, Dr. Chong’s role often involves evaluating patients with immune disorders to determine whether they are candidates for a bone marrow transplant.

    • 21 min
    Learn About Biofilms with Dr. DePas

    Learn About Biofilms with Dr. DePas

    Dr. DePas's lab is focused on developing a clear picture of the biogeography of infection sites, determining how the spatial structure impacts bacterial activity and interactions with host cells, and recapitulating important aspects of the infection environment in vitro in order to gain an in-depth understanding of cellular processes that are relevant to pathogenesis.

    • 18 min
    Understanding Retroviruses with Dr. Melissa Kane

    Understanding Retroviruses with Dr. Melissa Kane

    The central focus of the Kane Lab is understanding the genetic and immunological basis for protective antiviral immune responses, as well as the molecular details underlying the direct inhibition of retroviral replication by restriction factors. Dr. Kane’s lab utilizes both in vitro and in vivo tools to investigate intrinsic, innate, and adaptive immune responses to retroviral infection.

    • 17 min
    Learn About Ewing Sarcoma with Dr. Kelly Bailey

    Learn About Ewing Sarcoma with Dr. Kelly Bailey

    Dr. Bailey is a pediatric oncologist with an interest in pediatric sarcomas. She is also a physician-scientist in the Lucas/ McAllister Lab in the Rangos Research Center of the UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Currently, Dr. Bailey's research focus is on Ewing sarcoma, a rare bone malignancy in children.

    • 15 min

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