Children’s Specialized Hospital Research Center is proud to provide our Distinguished Lecture Series; a free- research education program for health care professionals to attend lectures and meet world-renowned doctors and research specialists on various topics and studies affecting the health care industry today.
Because we understand the important role that education and research play to facilitate ground-breaking discoveries that will change the lives of people and families for years to come; Children’s Specialized Hospital Research Center provides an innovative and exciting opportunity for all health care professionals to learn more about featured topics and research projects.
Dr. Fiks is a primary care pediatrician, an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and holds a Distinguished Endowed Chair in the Department of Pediatrics at University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Board certified in clinical informatics, Dr. Fiks’ research is aimed at improving outcomes for ambulatory pediatric patients through practice-based research. He is interested in how electronic health record data may best be used to improve primary care, medication use and child health. As director of the American Academy of Pediatrics Pediatric Research in Office Settings Network, Dr. Fiks has overseen the creation of the Collaborative Electronic Reporting for Comparative Effectiveness Research, an electronic health record database designed to support pharmacoepidemiologic and other comparative effectiveness studies.
Dr. Fiks is the Medical Director for the Pediatric Research Consortium, Associate Director of CHOP’s Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, a founding member of the hospital’s Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics, and faculty in PolicyLab. He directs the Possibilities Project, a CHOP-based effort focused on primary care practice transformation.
Dr. Roy Wade: "Childhood Stress and Urban Poverty: The impact of adverse childhood experiences on health." Held September 25, 2018
Dr. Connie Kasari: "Engaging Autism: Interventions for improving social communication in ASD." Held April 4, 2018
Dr. Ami Klin: “Developmental Social Neuroscience Meets Public Health Challenge: A new system of healthcare delivery for infants and toddlers with autism spectrum disorder.” Held November 16, 2017
Dr. Victoria Miller: “Involving Children and Adolescents with a Chronic Illness in Decision Making.” Held October 17, 2017
Dr. Gerard A. Gioia: "Community-Based Concussion Care for Children: A Macro Perspective." Held March 29, 2017
Dr. Albert “Skip” Rizzo: "Advances in Virtual Reality and New Technologies for Childhood Health Conditions." Held January 17, 2017
Dr. Wise Young: "Update on Trials of Umbilical Cord Blood and Lithium Treatments of Spinal Cord Injury." Held November 1, 2016
Dr. Craig Newschaffer: "Environmental Exposure and Autism Risk: Narrowing Knowledge Gaps." Held April 28, 2016
Dr. David D. Sherry: “Amplified Pain - when it hurts too much, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes.” Held January 15, 2016
Dr. David S. Mandell: “Policy is not enough: what we need to do to make autism interventions work in the community." Held December 11, 2015
Dr. James C. (Cole) Galloway:“Go Baby Global: Technology for everywhere you play and walk.” Held October 30, 2015
Dr. Keith Yeates: “Social Outcomes in Children with Traumatic Brain Injury.” Held April 22, 2015
Dr. Flora Vaccarino: “Autism Spectrum Disorders and Macrocephaly: Defining abnormalities using iPSC models.” Held March 9, 2015
Dr. Erin Bigler: “Networks, Connectivity and Neuropsychology: The Latest in Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).” Held October 2, 2014
Dr. Joseph Buxbaum: “Gene Discovery in Autism and the Impact on Improved Patient Care.” Held June 26, 2014
Dr. Cathy Lord: “Longitudinal Studies of Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Held April 24, 2014