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Meet our Faculty

CohnJohn Cunningham, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Physiology, and Stem Cell Research
Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics

John M. Cunningham, MD, is an internationally known expert in the treatment and research of childhood cancers and blood diseases. He has particular expertise in treating hemoglobinopathies, which are disorders that affect red blood cells, such as sickle cell disease and thalassemia. He is a recognized leader in the field of pediatric stem cell transplantation, and has developed novel uses for this life-saving treatment.


Pediatric Grand Rounds

September 18, 2014

12:00 p.m.— 1:00 p.m.

Billings Auditorium—P117


Trauma and the Developing Brain


Sharon Hirsch, MD

Associate Professor & Section Chief

Child Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience

University of Chicago Medical Center



  • Understanding the biologic changes in the brain related to early trauma and the protective role of early intervention
  • Describe and be able to use at least one office screening tool for trauma
  • Describe and compare efficacy of treatments for traumatized youth
  • Understand the new research initiatives on trauma and the developing brain


Presented by

Department of Pediatrics

1 hour CME credit offered