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The Conversation -
Kids and Toy Guns. Source: Getty Images

Drs. Fred Rivary (UW Pediatrics) and Laura Prater (UW Psychiatry) discuss the intersection of toy, video, and real guns and the interplay of these in the minds and actions of children.

Kids engage in child-directed play

Dr. Pooja Tandon speaks on a new state law that creates equitable recess opportunities in elementary schools, giving children daily opportunities to move, play, and refresh to reduce stress and barriers to learning.

UW School of Public Health -
Yolanda Evans  with a Patient

Associate Professor, Yolanda Evans, is on a mission to improve health information and access for patients and families. “By thinking innovatively, we can create a workforce who don’t necessarily need a master’s, but who can still be trained to intervene early on for mental health needs like depression, anxiety and eating disorder care. This way, adolescents aren’t struggling with these issues for months to years before they are helped.

UW News -
Dr. Janet Englund

UW Pediatrics professor Janet Englund joins 47 UW faculty and researchers who have demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field. The highly anticipated list of researchers highlights those who have published multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. 

Division of Gastroenterology News -

A cooperative initiative between the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital finds success in liver transplants from living adults to children in need. In fact, the program has the highest volume of such transplants in the U.S. this year.

UW Medicine Newsroom -
Danny Miller

Genomic advances are helping solve undiagnosed genetic disorders in children—and UW Pediatrics is making it even faster. Learn how UW Pediatrics researcher and assistant professor, Dr. Danny Miller, is using whole-genome sequencing technology to expedite clinical decisions and treatments, and enlighten parents about their child’s genetic conditions. Thanks to an award from the National Institutes of Health, Miller aims to accelerate child genome sequencing to only three hours.

UW Medicine Newsroom -
UW Medicine firearm researcher responds to deadly shooting at Texas elementary School.  Image of police huddled together outside the school.

Dr. Fred Rivara, director of the Firearm Injury & Policy Research Program at Harborview Medical Center, has more than 30 years of experience researching injury prevention. He says making any sense of the deadly mass shooting that occurred May 24 at a Texas elementary school is difficult.

UW Medicine Newsroom -
Photo of Dr. Mignon Loh

Mignon Loh, MD, joined the UW School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics as division chief of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy on Dec. 1, 2021.

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A high school football player falls during a game in 2013 in Kentucky.  Flickr | Shannon Tomkins

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has awarded a $10 million grant to research the prevention and treatment of concussions in children.  The five-year study will be led by Dr. Frederick Rivara of Seattle Children’s Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development and UW Medicine's Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Chris Giza, and Dr. Gerard Gioia.

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Photo of Dr. Ben Danielson.  Credit: Susan Gregg/UW Medicine

A program to tackle youth incarceration by promoting paths to opportunity for young people, especially among youth of color, to be led by clinical professor of pediatrics, Dr. Benjamin Danielson.