Children's Hospital of Michigan - Detroit Medical CenterPediatric Experts and Innovations
New Division Chiefs at helm of Hematology and Oncology Departments
Madhvi Rajpurkar, MD, and Jeffrey Taub, MD have been appointed new division chiefs for the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Program at the DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan. As division chief of hematology, Rajpurkar will oversee comprehensive care and clinical research in the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of pediatric blood diseases and bleeding disorders. As division chief of oncology, Taub will oversee comprehensive care and clinical research in the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of childhood cancers. Rajpurkar is currently the director of the Pediatric Thrombosis Program at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Taub currently serves as director of the Children's Hospital of Michigan Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program. Taub also holds the Ring Screw Textron Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cancer Research at Wayne State University School of Medicine.
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Continued Study of Cooling Therapy for Neonatal Encephalopathy
In 2005, a study funded by the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network demonstrated that an innovative cooling therapy significantly reduced rates of disability and death among newborns with moderate-to-severe encephalopathy. Today, the study’s principal investigator, Seetha Shankaran, M.D.,  is following up on the original study and launching a new study of optimized cooling therapies.
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Pediatric Neurosurgeons Develop New Endoscopic Technique for Resection of Large Brain Tumors
A new procedure developed at the DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan is making it possible for neurosurgeons to resect large thalamic and intraventricular brain tumors using an endoscopic approach.
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Study of Children with Chronic Daily Headaches Promises New Insight for Pediatricians
Researchers at the DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan are studying the medical histories and behaviors of children who suffer from chronic daily headaches. While the research is still underway, preliminary findings suggest many of the patients take a surprising amount of over-the-counter pain medications on a daily basis — a practice which likely exacerbates their headaches and makes them even harder to treat.
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Best in nine, says U.S.News & World Report

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