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Surgical Waiting Room
a Gift from the Boll Family
BY MARTI BENEDETTI
ohn and Marlene Boll know what it’s like to wait for hours in a
surgical waiting room while a loved one is undergoing surgery.
Their 11-year-old grandson, J.T., has had 15 surgeries to correct
a variety of health problems.
Several of those surgeries were performed at Children’s Hospital of
Michigan, which is what planted the desire for them to help other families
served by the hospital. The Boll family has agreed to make a significant gift
to assist in renovating the surgical reception space at Children’s. The upgrades
will make the area a more comfortable and pleasant place for families and their
children to wait.
They also are designating a portion of their gift to create a space in the
Detroit Medical Center for a Make-A-Wish Foundation office. The closest
Make-A-Wish office now is in Ann Arbor.
“The office will help facilitate interaction between Make-A-Wish and
the families served by Children’s Hospital of Michigan,” says Jodi Wong, a
Children’s Hospital personal giving officer.
This generous gift to Children’s Hospital is just one example of the vast
Marlene and John Boll number of ways the Bolls give to others. The Grosse Pointe couple’s giving
spans from Michigan to Colorado
to Florida. During the last 20 years,
they have contributed more than $30
million and their compassion for
others is evident in everything they do.
“My parents are involved in up
to 150 groups,” explains Kristine
Mestdagh, the couple’s daughter,
J.T.’s mother, and executive
director of the John A. and
Marlene L. Boll Foundation. The
Bolls also have another daughter,
a son and nine grandchildren.
The couple will tell you they have
been blessed with much good fortune
and want to help as many people as
they can. Yet there is a common
thread through much of their giving:
It typically goes to non-denominational, Christ-centered organizations, churches, health
institutions, missionaries and schools. They also support other organizations they feel better
“Our family is giving to Children’s to support a tremendous resource in the community
that helps children,” Mestdagh says. Children’s serves more than 200,000 patients and families
J.T., whose nickname is Jester, is the inspiration for the theme of the revamped surgical
waiting room. The room will likely have a court jester motif, complete with colorful,
“Our foundation gets about 30 requests per week,” Mestdagh says, adding it is her job to
narrow down the choices before presenting them to her parents. “People think it is easy to
give away money, but a lot of prayer and thought goes into it.”
The Bolls married in 1954 after John was in the U.S. Army and
Marlene was a dancer and a member of the Radio City Music Hall
Rockettes in New York City. He started Lakeview Construction Co.
on the east side of Detroit and in 1964, co-founded Chateau Estates,
a developer of manufactured home communities. Over time, the company
developed home sites for more than 20,000 families in Michigan and Florida. In 1993, Chateau
Estates went public and became Chateau Properties Inc., a Real Estate Investment Trust listed on
the New York Stock Exchange.
A few years later, Chateau merged and became Chateau Communities, the largest owner
of manufactured home communities in the country. The multi-billion dollar company has a
portfolio that consists of 240 communities in 36 states and John served as chairman of the board
of Chateau Communities. In 2003, the company was sold to the State of Washington Pension
Fund under the name Hometown America Communities, which operates the portfolio. John
retired three years ago.
In keeping with their support of Christian organizations and their dedication to the
community, the Bolls contributed funds to help build the new state-of-the-art Boll Family
YMCA (formerly the Downtown Family YMCA) in downtown Detroit.
Marlene’s strong love for culture and the arts has led her to support various operas,
symphonies and other music programs around the country.
Among the Bolls other philanthropic causes are cancer research, hunger programs, and
education, to name a few. Their generosity has not gone unnoticed. In 2004, they received
the Max M. Fisher Award for Outstanding Philanthropists from the Greater Detroit Chapter
of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Mestdagh called her parents “prayer warriors. They feel God has a path for them.”
And, thanks to their generosity at Children’s and around the world, the paths for many
other families will be a little smoother.
Gene Bank Gives Elite
Research Status to Children’s
BY MARTI BENEDETTI
very facet of health – even how long people live – is controlled by
a combination of their genetic makeup and their environment.
With that in mind, Children’s Hospital of Michigan started a gene
bank to further explore the role genetics plays in children’s health.
Children’s is the second children’s hospital in the nation to have such a bank.
“Our target is to know more about genes to be able to treat children more
effectively,” says Ahm (Mahbubul) Huq, M.D. who is the principal investiga-
tor of the Children’s gene bank and associate professor of pediatrics and
neurology. He is working along with Virginia Delaney-Black, M.D., assistant
director of the Children’s Research Center of Michigan, and the scientific
advisory group, comprised of doctors, Wayne State University faculty and
The bank is a repository of genetic material such as blood, tissue and
DNA, and it also stores unique information about the patients and their
families who consent to participate in the bank.
Children’s is collaborating with Asterand, a human tissue company
headquartered in Detroit. The company is storing and archiving the tissue
and information gathered by Huq and his team and helping pay for a
portion of the costs.
Quinton, 4 “Say we are exploring a child with epilepsy or autism, we explain to the
family why we want to collect blood or tissue. Parents are asked to sign a con-
sent form, and often children are asked verbally if they want to participate,”
Huq says. “In the future, this information will be valuable for the family.”
The gene bank was started early this year after Huq and others on the team
applied for funding. Money for the gene bank came from the Festival of
Trees Evergreen Endowment, which provides financial support for pediatric
research. The festival is an annual event for Children’s Hospital of Michigan
and has raised more than $10 million since its inception in 1985.
Children’s Hospital research committee member Rosanne Gjostein
of Dearborn is a member of the Festival of Trees board. She said that last year
the board decided to support the gene bank with money raised from Festival
of Trees activities.
The festival this year was Nov. 22 to Dec. 3 at Compuware
Headquarters in downtown Detroit. It consisted of a public display
of professionally designed holiday trees, handmade wall hangings, individually designed wreaths
and centerpieces, a gift shop and photos with Santa.
“When we learned about the gene bank, we found it to be very exciting,” Gjostein said.
“Many of children’s most devastating disorders, including asthma, heart disease, cancer, diabetes
and epilepsy, are genetic-based health problems. We knew that our supporting the gene bank at
Children’s Hospital would help a lot of children.”
The goal of the research is to find the genetic factors of pediatric
health and disease and determine how they respond to lifestyle and
treatment. Biomaterial including DNA, tissue and clinical and
family data from both healthy and diseased children will be
collected and archived. The bank also allows research into
genetic and non-genetic factors of health and disease across
ethnic and racial groups.
Huq says the bank will help them better understand
a person’s response to medication and treatment. Often,
doctors try a variety of medications and treatment to help
children with problems such as seizures. What works on
one child often does not work on another. For some children,
a medication may be toxic or a lower dose is needed. The
information gathered in the gene bank can be used to help
another child or family member with similar DNA.
“We need more participants to make it helpful to
patients,” Huq says. “And it will be five years or so before
the information in the gene bank will be useful to
specific patients and their families.”
“We can get unique information about the
individuals who participate,” Huq says. “And we
can use this information to better predict what will
happen to this patient in the future. It is all part
of personalized medicine.”
Ahm (Mahbubul) Huq, M.D.
Early Detection and Treatment
Saves Young Girl’s Life
BY MICHAEl HoDgES
aine Decker was six days old when her parents, Jennifer and
Jeffrey, got the phone call you never want to get.
Their pediatrician in Battle Creek said she needed to see
Laine – immediately.
Tests taken at birth showed possible abnormalities. Could Jeffrey and
Jennifer bring her in right away?
“We were terrified,” says Jennifer, “especially given that when I asked
our pediatrician whether Laine could die from this, she had no answer,
because she’d never heard of the condition.”
The condition is Very Long-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase
Deficiency, or VLCADD, an extremely rare metabolic disorder where
the body cannot break down fatty acids because of a missing, or malfunc-
laine Decker is a happy toddler tioning, enzyme.
thanks to early detection of a rare Although their doctor said she was pretty sure this was a false positive,
metabolic disorder. the Deckers were told in no uncertain terms to get to Children’s Hospital
of Michigan, the only state-designated medical institution
in Michigan with a follow-up and treatment program for
infants born with a positive newborn screen indicative of
an inborn error of metabolism.
Praying that it was all just an awful mistake, Jennifer,
Jeffrey and Laine made the two-hour drive to Detroit for
further tests. Given the circumstances, it was a drive that
seemed to have no end.
And the truth is — Jennifer had a premonition.
“Maybe it was just typical mother’s worry,” she says,
“but from the day we brought her home, I kept asking
my husband whether everything was okay with Laine.
Something just didn’t seem right.”
“While we waited for test results, we had to treat Laine
like she had VLCADD,” says Jennifer. Not having any
answers just made me feel like I couldn’t relax at all.”
The final diagnosis? Laine has a “mild” form of the
deficiency, caused by a recessive gene, that is unlikely to
cause any major medical problems in Laine.
‘‘ Our experience has been
awesome.The staff is incredibly
supportive and caring. That’s
part of why we feel so grateful. ’’
VLCADD is one of 48 conditions that Michigan tests all newborns for within
36 hours of birth. The test has the potential to save lives.
The consequences of not identifying VLCADD can be dire. Children with
VLCADD might toddle along just fine — until a cold or flu keeps them from
eating. Unable to break down fats while “fasting,” children with VLCADD end up
with hypoglycemia, breathing problems, seizure, coma and possible death,” says
Jennifer, who’s a nurse.
When a child with VLCADD stops eating, they have to be hospitalized so a
dextrose-rich fluid can be pumped into them. Laine’s been relatively fortunate. At
14 months now, she’s only had to be hospitalized once in Battle Creek because of
an intestinal flu.
Jennifer estimates the family has made five trips over the past year to Children’s,
but that doesn’t count calls to check on lab results and get advice.
Staff at Children’s metabolic disorders clinic, says Jennifer, have been remarkable.
“Our experience has been awesome,” she says. “The staff is incredibly supportive
and caring. That’s part of why we feel so grateful.”
In particular, she says, certified genetic counselor Peggy Rush has been a lifeline –
a calm, reassuring voice that Jennifer can always rely on to calm her down.
“She’s just gone above and beyond,” Jennifer says, “in helping us learn about
Laine’s condition. I don’t know what to say. We’ve written letters to the hospital CEO
letting him know about her professionalism and patience.”
Because of their positive experience with Children’s, the Deckers are launching
a fundraiser to raise money for research on VLCADD, which they will donate to
Children’s Hospital. Already, she says, the family has sent out 150 letters to friends
and relatives who are concerned about their little girl, asking that they consider a
Still, the reality is you wouldn’t suspect a thing if you met Laine, a feisty little
girl with blue eyes and strawberry-blonde hair who loves scribbling with chalk on
the sidewalk, and tormenting her older sister, Paige, who’s 5, by stealing her Barbie.
“Laine will always have to be hospitalized as a precaution anytime she can’t eat,”
says Jennifer. “But, we’re doing well. I think it took a good year to come to grips with
having a chronic issue.”
In virtually every other respect, Laine is just your typical little bundle of energy.
“We’re lucky,” Jennifer says. “Laine has a pretty normal life. We know we’re blessed.”
Mohammad El-Baba, M.D. Comes Home
to Children’s as Department Chief
BY MARCY HAYES
ou don’t just load up a U-Haul and hit the road when you move from
Detroit to Qatar – or from Qatar to Detroit. But Mohammad
El-Baba, M.D. has made both legs of that round-trip since 2004.
Now, as the new gastroenterology division chief for Children’s Hospital of
Michigan, he’s delighted to be back. He’ll even tell you that he expected to be
here again, if not quite so soon.
After all, when El-Baba left Children’s in 2004 for Hamad General Hospital
in Qatar, he’d spent all but three years of his medical career at Children’s. So
it’s like coming home… the long way.
Growing up in Jordan, El-Baba knew he would become a doctor. A top
student, he says he enjoyed and excelled in his biology classes and was never
squeamish about the sorts of things that send some would-be physicians off
to law school instead. Beyond that, he was always riveted to medical shows
In Jordan, medical students attend school for six years. It was in the last
two years of his studies that El-Baba decided on pediatrics as his specialty.
Mohammad El-Baba, M.D. “It is very rewarding to be able to help a child,” he says. “Children are very
honest. Nothing is hidden. They are very straightforward.
Sometimes adults have trickier issues and that makes it
more difficult to help them.”
After earning his degree from the Faculty of Medicine at
the University of Jordan, El-Baba applied for training in the
United States. Despite the differences and distance between
the two countries, it seemed the logical thing to do.
“The States provided the most advanced
training,” explains El-Baba. “Everyone wants to do their
training in America.” He applied to a number of hospitals
across the country and was pleased to be selected by his
first choice, Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
El-Baba spent three years as a pediatric resident and
then three more as a gastrointestinal fellow at Children’s.
He left for three years to go into private practice in
Knoxville, Tennessee, but returned to Children’s to join
the gastroenterology staff.
When an opportunity to be the division chief at
Hamad Medical Corporation (Hamad General Hospital)
in Qatar presented itself, El-Baba packed up his family – wife Sanaá and children Firas, 15;
Rami, 12; Yazan, 11 and Deema, 3 – and moved across the globe. He was excited to take
on the challenges at Hamad and to train the local physicians in gastroenterology.
“Hamad is a very good hospital,” El-Baba says. “I knew I wouldn’t stay there forever,
but I did plan to be there for longer than I was.”
Opportunity knocked at El-Baba’s door again at the end of 2005, and he couldn’t help
but answer. “Children’s is like home,” he says. “I couldn’t pass it up.”
The transition after a two-year absence wasn’t the least bit difficult, El-Baba says. He
had kept in close contact with his former colleagues, and most assumed, as he did, that
eventually he would return.
The department has expanded greatly, handling referrals from not only across the
metropolitan area but throughout the state. In fact, the Children’s gastroenterology
department has become one of the largest and busiest in Michigan. The department
averages 150 patients each week, seeing children for everything from the more routine
endoscopies – a scoping procedure – to dealing with rare diseases. Given Children’s stature
and position as a children’s hospital, El-Baba says, his department is frequently called upon
to handle the most difficult cases.
Now that he has unpacked, El-Baba says his goals are to improve clinical services within
the gastroenterology department while maintaining excellence in patient care. He would
also like to improve the already renowned quality of education his department provides to
fellows, residents and medical students.
El-Baba counts two sources of inspiration on his path to becoming a doctor – his father
and his wife.
His father, a schoolteacher, raised six children and believed all of them should have the
benefit of a higher education. “In that part of the world, at that time, there was no such
thing as bank loans for schooling,” explains El-Baba. “My father worked very hard. He
sent all of us to college.”
El-Baba’s wife Sanaá is his other great inspiration. “During my training she was very
patient and understanding,” says El-Baba. As a resident and fellow, his erratic schedule
and heavy study load didn’t leave El-Baba a lot of time for family, or anything
else. Sanaá always encouraged him and never complained.
As a department chief El-Baba doesn’t expect to have much spare time,
but when he does, he looks forward to spending it with his family;
enjoying his sons’ sporting events and helping with their schoolwork.
His oldest son has expressed some interest in becoming a doctor
but El-Baba isn’t trying to push him. As for the younger sons, it’s
too early to tell. But the baby, her future was decided
by El-Baba the minute she was born.
“She’s my princess.”
Hand-held Device Gives Youngster
Ability to Communicate
BY MARTI BENEDETTI
hand-held talking device soon will give 7-year-old Matthew Slattery what so
many Americans have: freedom of speech.
Matthew of Canton Township and a patient at Children’s Hospital of Michigan,
Novi Rehabilitation Center, will be able to communicate what he wants to say to others
without the speech barriers he has had since birth. A little computer, called a MiniMo, will
speak for him and allow him to answer questions, make comments and observations, express
emotion and excitement, play games and even order food in a restaurant.
“Matthew knows a lot more than he can tell you,” says Janice Slattery, his mom. Matthew
has apraxia, a speech disorder of the nervous system that affects the ability to sequence and say
sounds, syllables and words. He also has mild dysarthria – weakness and low muscle tone of
the lips, jaw and tongue.
Apraxia is not due to muscular weakness or paralysis, but rather the brain’s inability to move
the lips, jaw and tongue needed for speech. Matthew knows what he wants to say, but the brain
does not send the correct instructions to move the body parts to create speech.
He is in a special education program for first to third graders in the Plymouth-Canton
Gretchen Backer, Children’s director of rehabilitation services, explains that Matthew’s
speech therapy now is centered on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
Pat Nizio, Matthew’s
Matthew how to use
the MiniMo device.
AAC refers to different low and high-tech ways, other than speech, that are used to send a message
from one person to another.
Augmentative communication techniques, such as facial expressions, gestures, and writing,
are used by everyone. In difficult listening situations -- noisy rooms, for example -- people tend to
augment their words with more gestures and exaggerated facial expressions. People with severe
speech or language problems must rely heavily on these techniques as well as on special augmentative
techniques that have been specifically developed for them. Some of these involve the use of specialized
gestures, sign language and even Morse code.
Other techniques used are communication aids, such as charts, bracelets and language boards.
These aids may be in the form of pictures, drawings, letters, words, sentences, special symbols or
any combination of these. Additionally, electronic devices are available that can speak in response to
entries on a keyboard or other methods of input. Input can come from different switches that are
controlled with motions such as pushing a button, a puff of air or the wrinkle
of an eyebrow for children who lack hand control.
Janice, along with Matthew’s father, Brian, can understand the little bit of
speech Matthew has, although it is garbled. They also communicate using
some sign language and gestures, Janice says.
Matthew will be getting DynaVox Technologies’ MiniMo, a digitally
powered computer device that allows those with speech disorders to quickly
speak their mind. The device combines color and display screens with power-
ful communication and programming tools.
He will be able to create messages of any length or complexity. MiniMo
provides a variety of words and sounds, and it also can record more than
100 additional minutes of custom speech.
Not covered by insurance, the MiniMo will be paid for through a funds
raised by members of the Order of St. Ignatius at St. George Orthodox Church
in Troy. The church is a chapter of the national St. Ignatius organization.
Neal Norgrove, a member of the group, says they do a fundraising event that benefits children
nearly every year. This year, the group hopes to raise $6,000 to $8,000. The late Phillip Ayoub
spearheaded the fundraising effort at St. George 10 years ago. Two years ago the group raised $18,000
for communication devices for patients at Children’s Hospital. “We want to give something back.
We’ve met most of the beneficiaries, and it’s very rewarding,” Norgrove says.
Janice says Matthew has been in speech therapy since he was 18 months old. When he was 5
years old, his speech therapist felt he was not progressing. He had a lot to say, and could not say it.
Matthew was referred to Children’s speech therapist Pat Nizio about a year ago.
Nizio is known for her exceptional ability to help children with speech problems when everyone
else has given up, Backer says.
“I’ve worked with Pat for 16 years, and if someone has one iota of interest in communicating, she
can help them when no one else has been able to,” she adds.
Janice is excited by the prospect of her son’s improved communication method. “He’ll be able to
order his own chicken nuggets, and he will be able to pick up a leaf and tell us ‘Mine is orange and
big.” What so many children and adults take for granted, Matthew will finally have.
Caring Pairing: Jackie and Graham Parker
BY MICHAEl HoDgES
he way Graham Parker, Ph.D. remembers it, he first met his future wife during a
Montreal hospital softball game, when he was rounding second base and thinking
about heading for third.
“This voice from the sidelines was screaming, ‘Move it! Move it!’” he recalls, “and the only
person I could see yelling was this very cute petite lady. I couldn’t believe it was her, but it was.
So I put my foot safely on second and took time to have a good look.”
Children’s Hospital of Michigan can be grateful for that softball game that brought them
together 10 years ago. Without it, the hospital would have lost out on two professionals who
otherwise might never have made the journey from Montreal to Detroit.
Jackie Parker is the site manager of the Children’s Hospital Clinical Research Center and
the site’s Pediatric Pharmacology Research Unit. In effect, as she explains it, she’s the
administrator who helps investigators get clinical trials up and running, from grant
application to final implementation.
Says Graham, “She’s much more important than me.”
Jackie laughs. “No, I’m not.”
Most of the trials that Jackie oversees are connected to the Food and Drug
Modernization Act (FDAMA). Realizing in the 1990s that many drugs routinely prescribed
for children had never actually been tested on kids, FDAMA employs the carrot of patent
extension to encourage pharmaceutical giants to conduct such studies.
For his part, Graham is a research professor in the department of pediatrics
whose work focuses on the effects of drug abuse on the developing child, and most
recently, the impact caffeine, alcohol and nicotine have on stem-cell populations.
“There is all this emphasis on how stem cells might cure adult health problems,
but let’s not forget what they’re supposed to be doing: supporting the development
of a healthy child.”
When Jackie’s boss in Montreal – Jacob V. Aranda, M.D. a world-famous
clinical pharmacologist – accepted an offer to come to Children’s eight years ago,
he asked Jackie to come along with him. “No matter where we were, I would
always want to be working to help children.”
Some husbands might have bridled at the thought of following their wives,
but not Graham.
“To be honest,” he says, “the setup Dr. Aranda was creating sounded very
exciting, and provided a great opportunity for Jackie. With my background in
pharmacology and behavioral neuroscience, I knew there were a lot of people
Kyle, 3 at Wayne State University working in those fields. So I said, ‘Let’s investigate
and see what I can do.’”
Jackie was born in Trinidad & Tobago, while Graham grew up in Great Britain. They both
also carry Canadian citizenship and live across the water just outside Windsor. The two cross the
border together everyday .
Once at Children’s, Graham’s lab is about 20 yards from Jackie’s office, so they bump into one
another regularly. But the truth is – and both are happy with this – they don’t work side by side.
“We don’t actively avoid it,” Graham says of the working-together thing. “But it just seems
safer not to put the pressure of work and domestics together. We get asked regularly at the border
whether Jackie works for me, and we laugh heartily. That would be the death of us.”
Still, Graham says the popular image of the researcher with his eye glued to the microscope
doesn’t entirely describe his job. “Writing grants to help fund my research is a large part of my
job,” he says.
Leaving Montreal for Detroit meant a lifestyle change for the couple. For one thing, as Jackie
notes, Montreal is a classic Canadian big city – that is, a city of apartment dwellers. But here, they
were able to buy a home.
Which is good, since they now have two lovely, active daughters – Katya, 8 and Rebecca, 3.
“They’re very musical children,” Jackie says, “and gifted with their father’s quick tongue, if you
know what I mean.”
Graham grumbles a little at the loss of Montreal’s fabled restaurants – in particular the Asian
ones – but says that in compensation, he’s worked a lot in his own kitchen, with his Indian
cuisine, in particular, reportedly making great strides.
But if the restaurant scene on either side of the Detroit River doesn’t quite measure up to
Montreal’s exalted standards, both Jackie and Graham say that Michiganders have been a
distinct pleasure to come to know.
“That’s absolutely genuine,” Graham says.
“I’ve dealt with Americans from the East Coast
and the West Coast, and it’s the Midwest
that rescues this country.”
And while the two of them enjoy
keeping their work roles separate, it’s
not like they go out of their way to
avoid one another.
A little like high-school sweet-
hearts, they make a point of
eating lunch together in the
hospital cafeteria every day.
graham Parker, Ph.D.
New Tax Code
Benefits Donors Founder’s Grandson
President Bush has
signed into law the Pension
Protection Act of 2006.This BY kATE lAwSoN
bill contains a two-year IRA n the mid 1800’s Charles A. Devendorf, M.D. had the unique idea
charitable rollover provision of what he thought a children’s hospital should be.
that allows people ages It was the well-known Harper Hospital physician’s opinion that
70½ and older to exclude children be given loving, thoughtful care as well as the finest medical attention.
up to $100,000 from their “Science alone is not the answer to the cure and rehabilitation of our young
gross income for a taxable patients,” he was quoted as saying, emphasizing the emotional needs of the
year for direct gifts from a small patients. “They should not feel as if they are in a medical center.” That
traditional or Roth IRA to a was the foundation for Children’s Free Hospital Association, which Devendorf
qualified charity. This bill is helped establish in 1886 and where for several years served as the head of
only in effect for tax years medical staff.
2006 and 2007. Now as Children’s celebrates its 120th birthday, Devendorf’s legacy
For more information continues thanks to his grandson, William Deal, who has bequeathed a
about IRA rollovers or other thoughtful gift in his will to Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
ways to include Children’s William Deal, who lived in the small New England town of Piermont,
Hospital of Michigan in your New Hampshire, never married and never had any children. Still, Deal, who
estate plans, please contact died in October 2005 at the age of 84, was always proud of what his grandfa-
Jodi wong at 313-745-5373. ther began and wanted to celebrate that vision.
Like his grandfather, who was a Civil War veteran, Deal served in the U.S.
military and shared Devendorf’s sense of obligation to the community.
Charles A. Devendorf, M.D. In fact, Deal was a founding member of Piermont’s Fire Standards and
Founder, Children’s Free Hospital Training Emergency Medical Services and served as fire chief and police chief
over the years. He was also a lifelong trustee of the Piermont library
and an active member of the historical society and supported the Mt.
Washington Observatory as well as the Humane Society. In his spare
time he had numerous hobbies and liked to repair antique radios.
Deal’s historically significant gift will go toward ensuring that the
hospital continues to provide the very best care for children. And in
the words of his grandfather so many years ago will help “surround the
children with everything needed to make a hospital seem like home.”
The entire Children’s staff is touched by William Deal’s gift –
remembering Children’s Hospital of Michigan in tribute to his
Ford SEO Division Races to Help Children’s
BY kATE lAwSoN
or the past nine years the nearly 800 employees of Ford
Motor Company’s Service Engineering Operations
(SEO) get together for the Ford Pinecar Derby Race,
their annual signature fundraiser to benefit local organizations.
But this year the event, which was held in August, was particularly
meaningful to Children’s Hospital of Michigan as over $50,000 was
raised to help with the extensive and much-needed renovations for
the waiting room in the pediatric hematology/oncology department.
“We wanted to help Children’s in whatever they needed,” says
Kimberly Palczynski, a quality assurance manager at Ford’s technical
service hotline located in Allen Park, “and this year our employees
were extremely generous.”
“We have a one-day event, which is the actual Pinecar Derby and
Vehicle Enthusiast Show and then we provide an online auction,” explains Palczynski who l-R Earl, Matthew,
co-chaired the event along with Stacy Balzer, the hotline’s operations manager. “It’s like the Christopher & Christine
Woodward Dream Cruise; employees bring their special cars and trucks, we have lunch and green spent the day
a bake sale and different car challenges. Typically, we raise about $20,000 on derby day but enjoying the derby race.
this year we shot to $45,000. Whoa! I never in a million years expected that!”
Matt Green, an 11-year-old patient at Children’s helped play a major role in the event
as a co-host. “I know he had to have a treatment that morning but he was there with
his family and even raced in the derby,” Palczynski says describing the excitement
as small wooden cars race on a wooden track. “His car even beat out the car of
Jack Rousch, owner of Rousch Racing, who served as a grand marshal.”
The pediatric hematology/oncology department is one of the busiest
waiting rooms in Children’s, accommodating more than 7,000 visits each year. In
fact, many of the patients and their families visit the clinic multiple times a week while
undergoing lengthy treatment that can go on for months or even years.
“The impact that a child’s illness and hospitalization can have on a family is significant,”
says Palczynski. “We wanted to help provide a warm, inviting and fun area for them.”
Palczynski used an effective marketing tool, taking the before pictures of the old
waiting room, which has had only minor improvement since 1990,“so people
could actually see where their money was going.”
Thanks to the heartfelt generosity of the SEO employees, enough money was
raised to include entertainment features such as TVs, DVD players and Touch 2
Play game systems, add more seating and re-upholster existing furniture, and
offer games and toys that appeal to a variety of ages.
“I was there in the waiting room when some of these items were delivered
and I could see their surprise and happiness,” says Palczyniski who also
credits the derby and online auction’s success to the great support from all the
suppliers. “It was such a rewarding experience. There is nothing like it.”
120 Years of Caring for Kids
BY MICHAEl HoDgES
hey don’t come much cuter than Maya Davis, 2, with her four
curly top knots and a yellow barrette.
On this particular Saturday morning, Maya’s father is pulling
her in a red wagon around the Children’s Hospital of Michigan courtyard,
where patients, staff and visitors are throwing a party to celebrate the hospital’s
Maya’s father, David Davis, explains that his little girl has sickle-cell anemia,
and trips to the hospital are inevitable – and frequent.
“Everything’s going well,” says the Detroit resident. “We’re just trying to get
her fever down. But the staff on the sixth floor,” he adds, shaking his head and
smiling, “is just excellent, both nurses and doctors.”
Maya doesn’t say a word. She just ponders the festivities swirling around her
with serious brown eyes.
From its beginnings 120 years ago, Children’s Hospital has grown into a
towering institution with 300 pediatric physicians and 500 pediatric nurses – a
Employee Hattie Bradley-Jeter children’s hospital ranked in 2005 by U.S.News & World Report as one of the
enjoys Family Fun Day with her nation’s most outstanding.
grandchildren. From left to right Hard to believe these days that when the “Children’s Free Hospital
are Daniella, 7; Dé Yauna, 7; Association” got its first building all to itself in 1896 – underwritten by the
and Armond, 6. beverage giant, Hiram Walker – it cost all of $125,000 for land
But back to Saturday’s celebration.
It’s a rocking affair, combining both birthday bash and the
hospital’s Family Fun Day for employees and their kids. Patients
in green hospital gowns line up with children in t-shirts and jeans
to inspect the inside of a real-life ambulance, fire engine, and
police car. There’s even a fearsome-looking Detroit Police armored
personnel carrier, where an excited boy’s face suddenly pops up
through the cockpit.
Nearby, Tony the Tiger and a polar bear stroll the grounds,
while a six-foot-tall lady bug ambles by doing his Queen Elizabeth
wave to the crowds.
“Have you seen the cake?” asks Herman Gray, M.D., president
of Children’s Hospital of Michigan dressed this morning in t-shirt,
jeans and a Detroit Tigers baseball cap.
And indeed, the chocolate cake with vanilla icing was well worth a look, constructed of
22 sheet cakes assembled by a team of volunteers who arrived at 5:30 that morning.
Of the anniversary itself, he says, “It’s just fantastic. I was in the cafeteria looking at
the historical timeline we have laid out, and at some of the doctors and nurses who’ve
passed through. I’m humbled to be following them.”
In today’s punishing medical environment, it’s reassuring to those who love the
hospital to hear Gray point out that Children’s – despite the larger financial issues
that have dogged the health care industry – has done very well thanks to payments,
grants and donations. “Philanthropy plays a large part in ensuring the success
and longevity of Children’s Hospital,” said Gray.
This, of course, is of little interest to the kids bouncing on the
inflated Moon Walk, or those watching – jaws almost resting on
collar bones – as officers from the Detroit Police Special Response
Team rappel down the sides of the CHM parking structure.
One even descends upside down.
Diane Schuler of Dearborn, who’s worked at Children’s as
a registered nurse since 1965, surveys the 120 years with pride,
and argues that CHM brings a particular spirit to its medical
care that sets it apart.
“This is a place where every child is accepted,” she says,
“and respected for who they are.”
That view is endorsed by Courtney Hillyard, the manager of
Child Life Services – the group that advocates for and meets the
emotional demands of children while they’re in the hospital.
“I just think it’s phenomenal that this organization not only
values treating the physical needs of children, but also their
emotional and social needs,” she says.
Such concerns are of no importance to leukemia patient
Carlie Bowen, in line for the Home Run Derby golfball toss
with hopes of winning a stuffed animal.
Carlie, 4, was diagnosed April 10, explains her grandmother,
Barbara Schock of Ypsilanti, and is at the hospital this weekend
for a three-day stint of chemotherapy.
“I know my granddaughter must be crazy,” Schock says,
“because she just loves coming to the hospital. She loves her
nurse and doctor. I’ve got the scrapbook to prove it.”
Garden Fresh Gourmet
Serves up Heartfelt Support
BY kATE lAwSoN
s a cancer survivor, Dave Zilko has a special place in his heart for
all cancer patients. Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
more than six years ago, after a few weeks of radiation therapy, the
father of two remains cancer free.
“I’m one of the lucky ones, I was only grazed by the cancer bullet,” says
Zilko, who is partner with Jack Aronson of Garden Fresh Gourmet, maker of
the award-winning Garden Fresh Salsa and tortilla chips.
But Zilko recalls a young man who was not as lucky, Justin Hermanson,
who lost his battle with brain cancer in 2004. It’s Justin’s story that has
prompted Zilko and Aronson to donate a portion of the proceeds of the com-
pany’s salsa sales to Children’s Hospital of Michigan and to become the major
supporter of a healing garden to be built on the hospital grounds.
“Justin was a cousin of one of Jack’s employees at the plant,” says Zilko
recalling the story. “He was always telling Jack how much his young cousin
liked machinery so Jack offered to give him a tour of Garden Fresh and see the
operation. Justin had a good time and after that we became very close to him
and his family.”
In fact, Aronson was so moved by Justin’s plight that he began contributing
a portion of the sales from his tortilla chips to Children’s.
“We were donating money but we wanted to do something more,” says
So, earlier this year, Lynn Moore, major gifts officer at Children’s, gave
Zilko and Aronson a tour of the hospital. “They asked us for a wish list
and we talked about how important it was to have a special place for families
and children to go for a respite,” says Moore. “That’s when we discussed the
“Research studies have shown that having a quiet place to reflect is
important for recovery,” said Herman Gray, M.D., president of Children’s
Hospital of Michigan. “When kids are in the hospital, they don’t get to go
outside, stick their feet in the grass or watch a bug on a tree. We wanted to
be able to provide a real escape from the reality of what happens inside. We
are tremendously grateful to Garden Fresh for supporting this effort.”
“When Children’s suggested the healing garden we knew it was the right
fit,” Zilko says. “This garden is so important for Children’s. They’re one of
the only top pediatric hospitals in the country without a healing
garden. We wanted to change that.”
Indeed, they have by donating a portion of the salsa sales
at all Costco stores and putting the Children’s Hospital of
Michigan logo on all their salsa and chips products to increase
awareness for the hospital.
It’s Zilko and Aronson’s hope that other Michigan-based
companies will follow suit in this important initiative to help
the patients and families at Children’s.
“Maybe we can even get branding for Children’s,” says Zilko.
“Anything we can do to increase the visibility for Children’s is
what we want.”
Moore says she is so impressed with what Garden Fresh is
doing. “In our business we have to go out and find the money
to fund projects,” she says. “It’s rare that a business will come l-R Jack Baker, M.D., Trevor Aronson (Jack’s son)
to us. They have been awesome, they are so generous and so and Herman gray, M.D. break ground on the
humble. They just want to help.” healing garden.
Garden Fresh Gourmet is in the
esteemed company of other Michigan-
based firms, Albert Kahn Associates,
Inc., which is designing the garden
and Pewabic Pottery, which will create
beautiful tiles especially for this project,
incorporating patients’ hand prints
as a permanent monument. Ground
was broken for the 20,000 square
foot garden in September and it will
officially open in 2007.
“Our goal is for other hospitals to
say ‘Wow!’ and for other companies
to get on board,” says Zilko. “As far
as I’m concerned you can never have
too much awareness.”
Kids Helping Kids
Teenager Chooses Children’s Hospital
of Michigan for Bat Mitzvah Project
BY MARCY HAYES
ordyn Kay has always found her own way, taken her own path.
In her fourth year of competitive dance she is full of energy, thrives
on creativity and lives a life her mother Amy admits is a pretty
terrific one. And at only 13, Jordyn has the perspective to recognize her good
When the requirements of Jordyn’s bat mitzvah called for her to do a
special good deed or kindness for another, Jordyn decided to help the patients
at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Jordyn had no experience with Children’s;
she had simply heard that the hospital worked with the sickest children, and
if those were the children with the greatest need, those were the ones she
wanted to help.
Amy Kay says she wasn’t remotely surprised when her daughter revealed
her plan to make 20 no-sew pillows for patients at Children’s. The fact that
Jordyn’s project was unique among her friends and devoured more time and
Jordan kay, 13, created space than anyone else’s is “100 percent Jordyn.”
pillows for patients
“She’s very empathetic,” Amy says. While she’s never been sick, she realized
Hospital. the need that ailing children have for something soothing: “Jordyn still has
her baby blanket.”
An 8th grader at Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills, Jordyn
enjoys anything theatrical – not just dancing, but also singing and
acting. Maybe, she says, she’ll make her living that way. Or maybe
she’ll become a manager, which is less glamorous but also interests
her. She hopes to sort it all out while attending Stanford University.
For her bat mitzvah, Jordyn made 10 no-sew pillows for girls
and 10 for boys, a process that involves twisting and braiding
instead of stitching. Amy says she was thrilled to see the evidence of
her daughter’s imagination and persistence, and didn’t even mind
the months her family room was covered in mounds of fleece.
“I just wanted to make someone feel better,” explains Jordyn.
“I’m pretty happy, and I wanted to do something really personal.
I thought making the pillows was a good idea.”
The patients who receive Jordyn’s pillows may never
know the story behind them, but she says that’s okay. All
they need to know is that they’re a bit more comfortable.
Superior Service Is – Just For Them
very thing we do, everything we say, the reason we exist is to take care of kids.
This is the most important message of the new marketing campaign recently
launched by Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
The campaign includes radio advertisements telling real stories of patients and their
families and the remarkable treatment provided to these kids by Children’s pediatric
medical and surgical specialists. It primarily targets moms as health care decision
makers for the family and also includes network and cable television, outdoor and
print advertising, special programming and event sponsorships.
Lori Mouton, Children’s corporate director of integrated
marketing, points out that “We are the first hospital in
Michigan created exclusively for children, with 120 years
of expertise. While most hospitals see a few dozen kids a
week, our doctors treat hundreds.”
The new campaign reinforces the idea that care in a
children’s hospital – the one with the most experience in
the state – is clearly different than having your child treated
anywhere else. “We are here just for children, ‘just for them’
which is the theme line of the new campaign.” As Mouton
puts it, at Children’s, every doctor specializes in children
and most every patient is a child. When it comes to
care for your child, do you want the closest hospital,
or the best?” she asks.
The first flight of the campaign began in late
September and will run through year-end. Watch and
listen for our new advertisements on these stations
during the morning drive time: WYCD 99.5 FM;
WNIC 100.3 FM; WMXD 92.3 FM; WKQI
95.5 FM; WEMK 105.9 FM; WDRQ 93.1 FM;
and Channel 2 (Fox), Channel 4 (NBC),
Channel 7 (ABC) and target cable stations.
Childrens’ Holiday Program Helps Families
Celebrate the Season
BY MARCY HAYES
s the mother of a 9-year-old boy, Jacqueline Reid of Detroit already had her
hands full. Then, in August 2005, her mother died, leaving Reid to raise three
siblings – her brothers, 14 and 10, and an 8-year-old sister so forlorn that she
asked, “can I call you Mama?”
During the holidays, Reid was strapped. When the Adopt-a-Family program at Children’s
Hospital of Michigan contacted her offering help, she was relieved.
This program She didn’t ask for anything extravagant, says Janet Nunn, the Children’s Hospital social
would not be worker who created Adopt-a-Family. Just some small toys for the kids, and maybe a bicycle
possible without they could all share. But the family that “adopted” Jacqueline and her family had a better
the generosity idea: a bicycle for each child, clothes, winter coats and plenty of toys.
“Adopt-a-Family made our Christmas special,” says Reid, 38. “We’ll never forget it.”
of our donors. That’s exactly what Nunn had in mind when she looked at the 20-plus families she was
For more working with in November 1992. These were children with special medical needs and unique
information circumstances, mostly being raised by grandparents who had little left in the financial tank.
about the Nunn approached fellow Children’s staffers and wrote to community groups and
schools asking them to each adopt one of the children for the holidays. Thankfully – but
not surprisingly – the responses came racing back. Even individual families took interest
the social work in helping other families. One way or another, the kids were all touched that winter by
department at the spirit of the season.
313-745-5281. Fourteen years later, the Adopt-a-Family program helps more than 200 families each
year who receive services at Children’s celebrate the holidays. This is all
thanks to Children’s generous donors including individual families,
corporations, schools, community groups and hospital employees.
“Donors have always been more than generous,”
Nunn says. “They have given everything from beds
to a brand new dining room set.” Eventually, she had
to set a schedule for drop-offs and pickups because
donations outstripped the space to hold them.
A number of toy drives – and Nunn is always open to
more – donate their goods to Children’s. Families that
aren’t specifically matched with a donor are provided with
donations from the toy drive and gift certificates. No child
enrolled in the program is left without a gift.
Nunn’s favorite Adopt-a-Family story involves a boy too
ill to go home for the holidays. Ailing but at least warm at
Children’s, he put only one thing on his wish list: a furnace
for his family’s house. And through the now-legendary
generosity of a donor, that’s what his family received.
“We are embraced by the community and the staff here
at Children’s. Everyone enjoys working with this program,”
Nunn says. By September, she already had a list of volunteers.
“Of course, I have families’ names already, too. But it will
all work out. Thank goodness, it always does.”
Celebrate the holidays while
helping Children’s at the same
time. The 2006 card design
expresses a peaceful message
and tells everyone on your
holiday card list that you support
the well being of children and
their families. To purchase
Children’s Hospital of Michigan
holiday cards, call the hospital
auxiliary at 313-745-0962.
Then and Now: Former Patient Cathy Way
Executive Staff Chandra Edwin, M.D. Henry L. Walters III, M.D. Mrs. Lawrence R. Marantette
Herman B. Gray, M.D., M.B.A., Chief of General Pediatrics Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery *Mrs. Florine Mark
President Chandra Edwin, M.D. Maria M. Zestos, M.D. Ms. Alyssa Martina
Lynne Thomas Gordon, FACHE, Interim Chief of Endocrinology Chief of Anesthesiology *Mrs. Jane E. Mills
Chief Operating Officer Mohammad F. El-Baba, M.D. Mr. Charles R. O’Brien
Board of Trustees
Jeffrey M. Devries, M.D., Chief of Gastroenterology *Mr. David K. Page
*John D. Baker, M.D., Chairperson
Vice President, Medical Affairs Russell Faust, M.D., Ph.D. *Mr. Michael C. Porter
Chief of Otolaryngology *Mrs. Edsel B. Ford II,
Luanne M. Ewald, *Mrs. Gloria W. Robinson
Vice President, Business Howard S. Fischer, M.D.
*Mrs. Stuart Frankel Mr. Bruce H. Rosen
Development, Strategic Planning Chief of Ambulatory Pediatrics and
and Ambulatory Services Adolescent Medicine *Mr. Frank Couzens, Jr., Treasurer Ashok Sarnaik, M.D.
Rhonda Foster, Ed.D., M.P.H., M.S., David Grignon, M.D. *Mary Lu Angelilli, M.D. Mr. Aaron H. Sherbin
R.N., Vice President, Patient Care Chief of Pathology Mr. Tony Antone *Thomas L. Slovis, M.D.
Chad Grant Steven D. Ham, D.O. Mr. Eugene Applebaum *Bonita Stanton, M.D.
Vice President, Professional Services Chief of Neurosurgery Ms. Elaine Baker Alan Woodliff, Ph.D.
Joseph T. Scallen Joseph M. Hildebrand, D.D.S. Mr. Maurice J. Beznos *Mr. George A. Wrigley
Vice President, Finance Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial *Mr. Robert H. Bluestein * Executive Committee
Patrick R. Kelly, Surgery Mrs. Mayme Dunigan Honorary Board 2006
Vice President, Development Richard A. Humes, M.D. *Mr. Douglas M. Etkin
Chief of Cardiology Mrs. Henry T. Bodman
*Mrs. Luanne Ewald Mrs. Warren Coville
Medical Staff Chiefs Stephen R. Knazik, D.O., M.B.A. Ms. Joanne B. Faycurry
Chief of Emergency Medicine Mrs. Charles T. Fisher III
Herman B. Gray, M.D., M.B.A. *The Honorable Bernard Friedman
President Jeanne M. Lusher, M.D. Mr. William R. Halling
Mr. Matthew Friedman Mr. William P. MacKinnon
Bonita Stanton, M.D. Co-Chief of Hematology
and Oncology *The Honorable Hilda Gage Mrs. Lynn A. Townsend
Tej K. Mattoo, M.D. Mrs. Erica Ward Gerson Mrs. David D. Williams
Michael D. Klein, M.D.
Surgeon-In-Chief Chief of Nephrology Mr. John Ginopolis
*Mrs. Norman Gjostein Advisory Board 2006
J. Michael Zerin, M.D. Ellen C. Moore, M.D.
Chief of Immunology, Allergy *Herman B. Gray, M.D., M.B.A. The Honorable Trudy DunCombe
Chief of Pediatric Imaging
and Rheumatology Archer
Mary Lu Angelilli, M.D. Ms. Patricia Heftler
Yaddanapudi Ravindranath, M.D. Alexa I. Canady, M.D.
Chief of Staff Mrs. Richard Helppie
Co-Chief of Hematology Mr. Leslie Colburn
Jeffrey M. Devries, M.D. Reverend Nicholas Hood, III
and Oncology Mrs. Julie Fisher Cummings
Vice President, Medical Affairs *Mr. Joseph G. Horonzy
Richard A. K. Reynolds, M.D. Mr. Alan W. Frank
Ibrahim F. Abdulhamid, M.D. Mr. Arthur B. Hudson
Chief of Orthopaedics Mr. Martin Goldman
Chief of Pulmonary Medicine *Mr. Gilbert Hudson
John D. Roarty, M.D. Mr. James Grosfeld
Jacob V. Aranda, M.D. Mrs. Jane Iacobelli
Chief of Ophthalmology Mr. Joseph C. Murphy
Chief of Clinical Pharmacology and Anne-Maré Ice, M.D.
Toxicology David R. Rosenberg, M.D. Mr. Thomas L. Schoenith
Mrs. Josephine Kessler
Chief of Psychiatry and Mrs. Samuel Valenti III
Basim I. Asmar, M.D. *Mr. Nick A. Khouri
Chief of Infectious Diseases Mrs. Gerald E. Warren
Arlene A. Rozzelle, M.D. *Michael D. Klein, M.D.
Erawati V. Bawle, M.B.B.S.
Chief of Plastic and Mrs. Arthur Kleinpell
Chief of Genetic and Metabolic
Reconstructive Surgery *Mr. Robert C. Larson
Ashok P. Sarnaik, M.D. *Mr. Edward C. Levy, Jr.
Harry T. Chugani, M.D.
Chief of Critical Care Medicine Mr. John G. Levy
Chief of Neurology
Seetha Shankaran, M.D.
Marc L. Cullen, M.D.
Chief of Neonatal and
Chief of Pediatric Surgery
Edward R. Dabrowski, M.D.,
James P. Stenger, D.D.S.
Chief of Physical Medicine and
Chief of Dentistry
Children’s Hospital Mrs. Edsel B. Ford II, Mr. Brian Hermelin
of Michigan Foundation Chairperson Mrs. Judy Kramer
Board of Trustees Mr. William M. Wetsman, Mr. Jack Krasula
Secretary/Treasurer Mr. Edward C. Levy, Jr.
Mr. Jonathon Aaron Jeanne M. Lusher, M.D.
Mr. Maurice J. Beznos Mr. Jonathan K. Maples
Mr. James F. Carr, Jr. Mrs. Rita Margherio
Larry Fleischmann, M.D. Mrs. Anita Masters Penta
Mrs. Stuart Frankel Mr. Dick Purtan
Mr. Daniel Gilbert Ms. Patricia Rodzik
Mr. John Ginopolis Mr. Jatinder-Bir Sandhu
Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
3911 Beaubien St. Detroit, MI 48201-9932 (313) 964-1300
Patrick R. Kelly Executive Director
hildren’s Hospital of Michigan meets the highest national standards
set for medical and nursing staff, hospital personnel and patient
care. Our young patients and their families are assured the finest
medical care and the highest quality of hospital services.
Children’s Hospital of Michigan is a member of the Detroit Medical
Center, the academic health system for Wayne State University,
and is affiliated with Wayne State University’s School of
Medicine, College of Nursing, and College of Pharmacy
and Allied Health.
Children’s Hospital of Michigan is accredited by
the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare
Organizations and by the Commission on Accreditation
of Rehabilitation Facilities. Accredited by the American
College of Surgeons as a Level 1 trauma center and as a
regional poison control center by the American Association
of Poison Control Centers.
The hospital is certified by the Health Care Finance
Administration (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act) and
licensed by the Michigan Department of Community Health.
PEDIATRIC ENDOWED CHAIRS AND PROFESSORSHIPS
The Marion I. Barnhart, Ph.D. The Helppie Endowed The Peter Schotanus
Endowed Chair in Thrombosis Professorship for Endowed Professorship
Hemostasis Research Urban Pediatric Health of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Jeanne M. Lusher, M.D., and Research Steven D. Ham D.O.,
Incumbent Vincent J. Palusci, M.D., M.S., Incumbent
The Frank Bicknell, M.D. The Carman & Ann Adams
Endowed Chair of The Arvin I. Philippart, M.D. Endowed Chair in
Pediatric Urology Endowed Chair in Pediatric Research
Pediatric Surgical William D. Lyman, Ph.D.,
The Carls Foundation Research and Research in Incumbent
Endowed Chair in Pediatric Solid Tumors of Childhood
Otorhinolaryngology Michael D. Klein, M.D., Dr. and Mrs. David Barker
Incumbent Endowed Professorship in
The Frankel Family
Endowed Chair in Pediatric The Rosalie and Bruce Rosen
Neuroscience Research Family Endowed Chair for The Samuel and Louis
Thomas L. Babb, Ph.D., Tourette Syndrome and Hamburger Foundation
Incumbent Related Neurological Endowed Chair in
Disorders Research Child Psychiatry
The Georgie Ginopolis Harry T. Chugani, M.D.,
Endowed Chair in Pediatric Incumbent
Cancer and Hematology The Ring Screw Textron
Yaddanapudi Ravindranath, M.D., Endowed Chair In
The Schotanus Family
Incumbent Pediatric Cancer
Endowed Chair of Pediatrics
Bonita F. Stanton, M.D.,
The Miriam L. Hamburger Jeffrey W. Taub, M.D.,
Endowed Chair of Child Incumbent
and Adolescent The Elizabeth Schotanus
Neuropsychiatric Research Endowed Professorship The Janis & William
David R. Rosenberg, M.D., in Pediatric Nursing Wetsman Family
Incumbent Linda A. Lewandowski, Ph.D., Endowed Chair
R.N., Incumbent in Pediatric
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