Children's Hospital of Michigan - Detroit Medical CenterPediatric Experts and Innovations
Dr. Wanda Whitten-Shurney's lecture honors her pioneering physician father
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) entertained a lecture on Dr. Charles F. Whitten (1922-2008), pediatrician, pioneer and co-founder of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD in February. Dr. Whitten was the first African American department head when he was named clinical director of pediatrics at Detroit Receiving Hospital in 1956, and he worked as an attending pediatrician at the Children's Hospital of Michigan from 1962 to 1999. Dr. Wanda Whitten-Shurney, director of the Newborn Sickle Cell Screening Program at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, and CEO of the SCDAA's Michigan chapter, gave the lecture in honor of her father and his work on what would have been Dr. Whitten's 90th birthday. In November 2010, NIH observed the 100th anniversary of the publication of the first case report on sickle cell disease. As a legacy of that event, NLM announced the acquisition of the papers of Dr. Whitten.
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MARCH 2012 | INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Hospital Takes Leading Role in Early Detection of Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders
Last year, the DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan's newborn screening program for severe combined immune deficiency (SCID) was designated Michigan's official coordinating center for the state.
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The Children’s Hospital of Michigan is a National Leader in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The myoelectric hand prosthesis is an alternative to conventional hook prosthesis for patients with traumatic or congenital absence of forearm(s) and hand(s).
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New FDA Approved Berlin Heart Provides Lifeline for Children in Need of Heart Transplant
Update from a previous issue of Experts and Innovations: Berlin Heart wins FDA approval -- after Gabrielle, on numerous medications and in and out of the hospital for her first four years of life, benefits from the device.
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