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Department of Pediatrics

Past Lectures


The following list of lectures from years past provides a historical perspective to the Arnold J. Rudolph Memorial Grand Rounds.

Titles and affiliations of the speakers are those at the time the lecture was given and might not be current.


25th Annual: March 6, 2020


William E. Benitz, M.D.

Philip Sunshine Professor in Neonatology
Professor by Courtesy of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stanford Univ. Medical Center

Title: In a Quandary: Management of Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Preterm Infants


24th Annual: March 29, 2019


Patrick J. McNamara, MB, BCH, BAO, DCH, MSc (Paeds), MRCP, MRCPCH

Staff Neonatologist
University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital

Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
University of Iowa

Title: Enhanced Precision in Neonatal Cardiovascular Care Using Targeted Neonatal ECH


23rd Annual: March 2, 2018


Eduardo Salas, Ph.D.

Allyn R. & Gladys M. Cline Chair Professor
and Chair of the Department of Psychology
Rice University

Title: SAVING LIVES: Insights from the Science of Teamwork


22nd Annual: March 24, 2017


Steven M. Block, M.D.

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics
Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

Title: Being a Faculty Member in Challenging Times – You Cannot Do It Alone


21st Annual: March 4, 2016


Kurt H. Albertine, Ph.D.

Inaugural Edward B. Clark Chair IV of Pediatrics
Director of Basic and Translational Research in the Division of Neonatology
University of Utah School of Medicine

Title: Epigenetic Basis of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia


20th Annual: March 6, 2015


Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Ph.D.

Stanley C. Moore Professor of Bioengineering
Rice University, Houston, Texas

Title: Developing Essential Newborn Technologies to Enable Essential Newborn Care in Low-Resource Settings


19th Annual: March 14, 2014


Seetha Shankaran, M.D.

Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Children's Hospital of Michigan

Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Title: Hypothermia for Neonatal HIE: State of The Art


18th Annual: March 8, 2013


Kelly J. Kelleher, M.D., M.P.H.

Director of the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice and
Vice President of Health Services Research
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH

Professor of Pediatrics, Ohio State University College of Medicine

Title: Pediatrics and Health Care Reform: The Perfect Storm


17th Annual: March 16, 2012


Susan Bakewell-Sachs, Ph.D., RN, PNP-BC

Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
The College of New Jersey
Ewing Township, New Jersey

Program Director
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Jersey Nursing Initiative

Title: Improving Discharge Management and the Transition to Home


16th Annual: March 4, 2011


Jonathan M. Davis, M.D.

Chief of Newborn Medicine
The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Title: Antenatal Factors Influencing Neonatal Outcome


15th Annual: Feb. 6, 2010


Kristi L. Watterberg, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics and Chief, Division of Neonatology
Vice-Chair, Department of Pediatrics
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Title: Adrenal Insufficiency in Newborns: Evidence and Consequences


14th Annual: Feb. 27, 2009


Richard J. Martin, M.B.B.S

Chief of Neonatology
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

Professor of Pediatrics
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

Title: Apnea and Gastroesophageal Reflux: Two Dilemmas in Neonatal Care


13th Annual: Feb. 18, 2008


Uma R. Kotagal, M.B.B.S., MSc.

Senior Vice President, Quality and Transformation
Director, Health Policy and Clinical Effectiveness
Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio

Title: Transforming Care at an Academic Institution: Addressing the Gaps with New Scientific Approaches


12th Annual: March 2, 2007


Diana Bianchi, M.D.

Vice Chair for Research
Department of Pediatrics
Floating Hospital for Children
Tufts-New England Medical Center

Natalie V. Zucker Professor of Pediatrics
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Title: Fetal DNA and RNA in the Mom: The ABCs of its Biology and Clinical Applications


11th Annual: March 24, 2006


Stephen L. Klineberg, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology
Rice University, Houston, Texas

Title: The demographic transformations of Houston as they relate to patient care: Findings from 25 years of Houston surveys


10th Annual: Feb. 18, 2005


Mervin C. Yoder, M.D.

Richard and Pauline Klinger Professor of Pediatrics and
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Department of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine and
Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, Indiana

Title: Embryonic stem (ES) cell research: Promise meets practice


9th Annual: Feb. 20, 2004


James M. Adams, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics-Neonatology
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Director of Newborn Center and
Director of Kangaroo Crew Transport Team
Texas Children's Hospital

Title: Neonatal respiratory care: Past, present, and future


8th Annual: Feb. 21, 2003


Kanwaljeet S. Anand, M.D., MBBS, DPhil, FAAP

Professor of Pediatrics
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Title: Long-term effects of repetitive pain in preterm neonates


7th Annual: Feb. 15, 2002


W. Allan Walker, M.D.

Conrad Taff Professor of Nutrition and Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Title: Bacterial colonization, probiotics, and clinical disease


6th Annual: March 23, 2001


David K. Stevenson, M.D.

Chief, Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California

Director of Nurseries
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Palo Alto, California

Title: The developmental biology of heme oxygenase: Clinical relevance


5th Annual: March 17, 2000


Evan Y. Snyder, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Assistant in Medicine
Neurology and Neurosurgery
Boston Children's Hospital

Title: Neural stem cells may offer new strategies for gene therapy and repair of the injured newborn brain


4th Annual: March 5, 1999


Jeffery A. Whitsett, M.D.

Chief, Pulmonary Biology and Neonatology
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio

Title: Molecular basis of neonatal lung function and host defense


3rd Annual: March 6, 1998


Heidelise Als, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts.

Title: Neurodevelopmental care in the NICU: Effectiveness and feasibility


2nd Annual: March 7, 1997


Tiffany Field, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Miami School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Title: Touch therapies


1st Annual: March 1, 1996


Corinne L. Leach, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York

Title: Liquid ventilation