Department of Pediatrics

Past Lectures


The following list of lectures from years past provides a historical perspective to the Reba Michels Hill Lectureship.


24th Annual: Nov 17, 2023

Speaker: Dr. Barbara Warner, Chief, Division of Newborn Medicine, F. Sessions Cole Professor of Newborn Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Washington University in St. Louis
Title: The Gut Microbiome: Relationship to Perinatal Adversity (Good, Bad or Indifferent)

23rd Annual: Dec 2, 2022

Speaker: Dr. James Collins Jr. Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Lurie Children's; Attending Physician, Neonatology; Zeisler Family Neonatology Leadership Chair
Title: The Racial Disparity in Adverse Birth Outcome: Putting the Spotlight on Structural Racism

22nd Annual: Jan. 14, 2022

Speaker: Dr. Andrea F. Duncan, Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology & Newborn Services) at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Andrea F. Duncan, MD, MS, is the Medical Director of the Neonatal Follow-up Program and an attending neonatologist in the Division of Neonatology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Title: Early Detection of Cerebral Palsy

21st Annual: Nov. 20, 2020

Speaker: Dr. Matthew Bizzarro, Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine), Medical Director, Yale NICU Network, Pediatrics, Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Network, YNHCH, Pediatrics
Title: The Epidemiology and Preventability of Late-Onset Sepsis in the NICU


20th Annual: Nov. 8, 2019

Speaker: Dr. Roger F. Soll, H. Wallace Professor of Neonatology, University of Vermont, President, Vermont Oxford Network, Coordinating Editor, Cochrane Neonatal, University of Vermont.
Title: Prevention and Treatment of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

19th Annual: March 2, 2018

Speaker: Dr. Eduardo Salas, Allyn R. & Gladys M. Cline Chair Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Rice University.
Title: SAVING LIVES: Insights from the Science of Teamwork

18th Annual: Dec. 15, 2017

Speaker: Dr. Haresh Kirpalani, Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania, Associate member of the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.
Title: Can We Prevent Lung Injury in Preterm Infants?

17th Annual: Dec. 16, 2016

Speaker: Dr. Martin Keszler, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Associate Director of NICU and Director of Respiratory Services, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island
Title: Physician-induced lung injury: How to avoid hurting the baby you are trying to save

16th Annual: Oct. 30, 2015

Speaker: Dr. Camilia Martin, M.D., M.S., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Associate Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Director for Cross-Disciplinary Research Partnerships, Division of Translational Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC).
Title: Nutrigenomics: Paving for the Way for Immunization

15th Annual: Dec. 19, 2014

Speaker: Dr. Gautham K. Suresh, M.D., D.M., M.S., F.A.A.P., Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Title: Progress and Challenges in Pediatric Patient Safety

14th Annual: Nov. 8, 2013

Speaker: Haresh Kirpalani, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.
Title: When has enough evidence accumulated to make for a standard of care? Case histories from neonatology

13th Annual: Nov. 9, 2012

Speaker: John Jeffrey Reese, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.
Title: Molecular Mechanisms of Ductus Arteriosus Regulation

12th Annual: Nov. 4, 2011

Speaker: Sudarshan R. Jadcherla, M.D., FRCP(Irel), DCH, AGAF, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Ohio State University, Attending Neonatologist, Section of Neonatology, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Director, The Neonatal and Infant Feeding Disorders Program
Principal Investigator, Center for Perinatal Research, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
Title: Optimizing Feeding Strategies to Overcome Complex Neonatal Feeding Difficulties: An Approach Based on Patience and Persistence

11th Annual: Nov. 5, 2010 

Speaker: Kjersti M. Aagaard-Tillery, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Title: Maternal Diet, Epigenomic Reprogramming and Fetal Growth: Understanding Barkers Hypothesis in the Obesity Era


10th Annual: Nov. 6, 2009

Speaker: Roger F. Soll, M.D., F.A.A.P., Professor of Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Fletcher Allen Health Care
Title: Therapeutic Hypothermia for Perinatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy

9th Annual: Oct. 31, 2008

Speaker: Judy L. Aschner, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Director of the Division of Neonatology at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Title: Novel Therapies for Pulmonary Hypertension

8th Annual: Nov. 9, 2007

Speaker: Sherin U. Devaskar, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA & Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif.
Title: Circle of Life—Do the Beginnings Predict the Ending?

7th Annual: Nov. 3, 2006

Speaker: Saroj Saigal, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Growth & Development Clinic, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
Title: When they are 24! Extremely low birthweight infants grow up

6th Annual: Nov. 11, 2005

Speaker: Satish Kalhan, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio and Director, Robert Schwartz, M.D., Center for Metabolism and Nutrition, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio.
Titles: Impact of maternal nutrition on the neonates, Glutamine supplementation in the neonate

5th Annual: Nov. 12, 2004

Speaker: M. Jeffrey Maisels, M.D., Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Mich. and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Wayne State University Medical Center, University of Michigan Medical School, Detroit, Mich.
Title: Hyperbilirubinemia - the New American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines: preventing kernicterus and Clinical studies in hyperbilirubinemia

4th Annual: Nov. 6, 2003

Speakers: Joseph A. Garcia-Prats, M.D., and Catherine Musco Garcia-Prats, M.D., parents of 10 sons and authors of Good families don't just happen: What we learned from raising our 10 sons and how it can work for you
Title: The joys and challenges of parenting

3rd Annual: Nov. 15, 2002

Speaker: Robert Ward, M.D., Director, Pediatric Pharmacology, University Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Title: Should we study new drugs in children?

2nd Annual: Nov. 9, 2001

Speaker: Marianne Neifert, M.D., Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colo. and Consultant, HealthONE Alliance Lactation Program, Denver.
Title: Preventing breastfeeding failure: Risk factors and remedies for insufficient milk

1st Annual: Feb. 15, 2000

Speaker: Stephen H. Hamerdinger, Director of Deaf Services, Missouri Department of Mental Health, Jefferson City, Mo.
Title: Newborn hearing screen and deafness as a culture