Division Update, Hematology/Oncology

Chittalsinh (Chi) Raulji, MD, joined the Hematology/Oncology (H/O) group on April 1st. Most recently, he has been practicing at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine where he was the clinical director of the Pediatric Bleeding Disorders Clinic. Dr. Raulji has a focus in pediatric hematology, but will also follow general pediatric oncology patients.

Three UNMC and Children’s researchers received inaugural Team Jack POWER5 Childhood Brain Tumor Initiative research awards. Sid Mahapatra, MD, PhD, was awarded $330,000 over 3 years for his project studying high-risk medulloblastoma. Meaghann Weaver, MD, MPH, received $49,000 to integrate a full-time music therapist at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. Chris Shaffer, PhD, was awarded $21,000 to study pharmacogenetics screening to improve pain medications and chemotherapy for pediatric patients with cancer. Congratulations to all!

 

Jill Beck, MD

Division Chair, Division of Hematology/Oncology