Recent News

Developmental Medicine faculty named among Seattle Magazine's "Top Docs 2012"

The University of Washington School of Medicine has announced that William Walker, MD, has been appointed to the Robert A. Aldrich Endowed Professorship in Pediatrics. The late Dr. Aldrich was chair of our department and the first director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Congratulations to Dr. Walker for this honor.

John F. (Jeff) McLaughlin, MD: The American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) recognized Dr. Jeff McLaughlin, with the 2010 Mentorship Award at their 64th Annual Meeting.

This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership for trainees and colleagues in the field of cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities. In honoring Dr. McLaughlin, the academy noted the depth and breadth of his contributions and impact on improving services and care, promoting professional education and research for individuals with disabilities and his lifetime commitment to mentorship. Dr. McLaughlin served as President of AACPDM in 1992.

Drs. Walker, Cowan and Zinner named among Seattle Magazine's "Top Docs 2010".

Dan Doherty, MD, PhD, has been elected to the Society of Pediatric Research (SPR).

Chuck Cowan, MD, has received a dual appointment in Pediatrics and Psychiatry.  

Dan Doherty, MD, PhD, received a 2 year $150,000 Basil O'Connor Award from the March of Dimes entitled "Characterization of CC2D2A, a novel gene for Joubert syndrome."

Dan Doherty, MD, PhD, was appointed Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Joubert Syndrome and Related Disorders Foundation (JSRDF), the international family support group for Joubert syndrome.

Drs. Cowan and Doherty named among Seattle Met Magazine's "Top Docs 2009".

F. Curt Bennett, MD, has been named President-Elect for the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics for the 2009-2010 term. He will become President for the 2011-2012 term. 

Dan Doherty, MD, PhD quoted in the Toronto Star regarding Joubert Syndrome: http://www.thestar.com/article/634709. (May 15, 2009)

John F. (Jeff) McLaughlin, MD: ARRA Challenge Grant award from NIH, Pediatric Hemiparesis: Synergistic Treatment using repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and constraint induced therapy (CIT). Primary PI : James Carey, PT, PhD, University of Minnesota. 10/1/2009 to 9/30/2011.