Department of Pediatrics and Human Development
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MSU Autism Family-Professional Conference this week at the Henry Center

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The first MSU Autism Family-Professional Conference will be held Thursday, July 18th, 2016. Generously supported by the Michigan State Department of Health and Human Services (MSDHHS), the conference will feature two separate presentation series: one for research and healthcare professionals looking to expand their expertise in this still-developing area of study, and the other for patients and families seeking a better understanding of the autism spectrum.

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Welcome: Dr. Chioma Okeafor

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Dr. Okeafor joined our Division of General Pediatrics in December as a board-certified pediatrician at MSU Child Health, adding to MSU HealthTeam's complement of more than 260 providers performing cutting-edge research, teaching medical education, and providing exceptional care medical care to the Greater Lansing community.

Dr. Okeafor received her medical degree from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and completed her residency at the Phoenix Children's Hospital/Maricopa County Medical center. She was most recently employed with Mason Pediatrics, providing care in their outpatient clinics and for newborns at Sparrow Hospital.

Particularly interested in treating underserved groups, Dr. Okeafor has participated in several community service initiatives. She was selected to complete medical rotations in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, participated in medical missions to rural area in Nigera with Mercy Medical Foundation, and provided care for homeless teens through Phoenix Children's Hospital's "Crews'n Health Mobile."

Grand Rounds: Addressing Family Lifestyle as Child Healthcare Providers

Bill Stratbucker, MD, Director and Section Chief at Helen De Vos Children's Hospital Health Weight Center and Assistant Professor with the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Department of Pediatrics & Human Development, joined us for June 30, 2016 Pediatric Grand Rounds, presenting "Addressing Family Lifestyle as Child Healthcare Providers". Please view Dr. Stratbucker's presentation below:

Grand Rounds: Positive and Negative Regulation of Tfap2a Gene Expression

Erica Gatien, MD, Perinatal-Neonatal Fellow with Michigan State University, joined us for May 19th, 2016 Pediatric Grand Rounds to present "Positve and Negative Regulation of Tfap2a Gene Expression by Irf6". Please see Dr. Gatien's presentation below.

Grand Rounds: Cannabis Smoking

Donald Greydanus, MD joined us for Lansing's Pediatric Grand Rounds. Dr. Greydanus is a professor and founding chair of the Department of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine at Western Michigan University's Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. The topic of Dr. Greydanus' presentation is "Cannabis Smoking: Known Adverse Effects with implications for Health Regulatory Regulation". You may view Dr. Greydanus' presentation below:


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