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In Memory: Nasrollah Shahidi, MD

In Memory: Nasrollah Shahidi, MD

Nasrollah (Nasr) Shahidi, MD, professor emeritus of pediatrics, died on November 30, 2015. He was the first head of the University of Wisconsin Department of Pediatrics Division of Hematology and Oncology, a world leader in the understanding and care...
12/08/2015 | In Memory: Nasrollah Shahidi, MD

Piano Play-a-thon Benefits American Family Children's Hospital

Piano Play-a-thon Benefits American Family Children

Hundreds of young piano students will play in an eight-hour marathon to benefit patients at American Family Children’s Hospital.The 24th annual Piano Play-a-thon will be held:On Saturday, February 6From 10am to 6pmAt Barnes and Noble near West ...
2/01/2016 | Piano Play-a-thon Benefits American Family Children's Hospital

Talking About End-of-Life with Young Cancer Patients

Talking About End-of-Life with Young Cancer Patients

Madison, Wisconsin - How do you tell a child he is dying?That's a question that health care providers who work with pediatric cancer patients have to confront with some regularity, says American Family Children's Hospital pediatric cancer doctor ...
11/10/2015 | Talking About End-of-Life with Young Cancer Patients

Research Park 20th Anniversary: From Sports Science to Pediatric Fitness

Research Park 20th Anniversary: From Sports Science to Pediatric Fitness

Madison, Wisconsin - When UW Health Research Park opened in 1995, Sports Medicine exercise science manager Randy Clark worked extensively with the University of Wisconsin athletic teams.Sports was becoming science, and Clark tested the Badger athlete...
10/07/2015 | Research Park 20th Anniversary: From Sports Science to Pediatric Fitness

First Lady Recognizes Oregon Schools for Promoting Active Lifestyles

First Lady Recognizes Oregon Schools for Promoting Active Lifestyles

Madison, Wisconsin - Oregon students are real movers. They’re so active that five schools in the Oregon School District have received national awards from the “Let’s Move! Active Schools” initiative.The program is part of Firs...
9/14/2015 | First Lady Recognizes Oregon Schools for Promoting Active Lifestyles

Hyundai Hope on Wheels Awards $250,000 Grant to American Family Children's Hospital

Hyundai Hope on Wheels Awards $250,000 Grant to American Family Children

Madison, Wisconsin - Hyundai Hope on Wheels awarded American Family Children’s Hospital a $250,000 Hyundai Scholar Hope Grant to fund childhood cancer research led by Dr. Mario Otto.As the newest Hyundai scholar, Dr. Otto, a UW Health pediatric...
9/09/2015 | Hyundai Hope on Wheels Awards $250,000 Grant to American Family Children's Hospital

Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Madisen's Story

Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Madisen

Young Madisen is a self-admitted "tough cowgirl." At birth she was diagnosed with aortic valve stenosis, and has had to have multiple procedures as she's grown to fix her heart valve.Using our low-dose radiation imaging technology, our pediatric hear...
1/06/2016 | Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Madisen's Story

Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Miles' Story

Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Miles

Diagnosed with a heart condition at birth, Miles faced numerous surgeries and treatments before he was 9 months old.Our pediatric heart team and hybrid catheterization lab has helped him get back to being a kid.
1/06/2016 | Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Miles' Story

Getting an MRI Without Sedation

Getting an MRI Without Sedation

The Pediatric Sedation Clinic at the American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, offers patients the opportunity to receive medications to alleviate pain and fear before a procedure.One of the procedures that may require sediation is a...
11/11/2015 | Getting an MRI Without Sedation

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