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Salem Padgett

Salem supports the Department of Pediatrics at IU School of Medicine as the Communication Generalist. She helps spread the word about the department through storytelling.

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Four Department of Pediatrics Faculty Recently Honored with National Awards

Four Indiana University School of Medicine faculty members in the Department of Pediatrics were recently honored with national awards from four organizations; JDRF, the American Society of Nephrology, the American Society of Society of Gene and Cell Therapy and the American Pediatric Society.

Salem Padgett  |  May 16, 2024

Car Seat Check Up Event

In 1933, the Bunny Bear Booster Seat was the first car seat designed to help caregivers keep an eye on their children when traveling from place to place. However, the first car seat designed with safety in mind wasn’t created until almost 30 years later by Jean Ames in 1962. This car seat, the Jeenay Car Seat, was designed to be rear-facing and had a 3-point harness system. Nine years later, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) mandated car seats must be fastened into the car by a seatbelt. By 1985, it was required by law that those transporting children use car seats during the trip.

Salem Padgett  |  May 06, 2024

The Top 3 Reasons to Attend the 59th Annual Riley Childrens Health Pediatric Conference

Pediatricians, family medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, residents, advanced practice providers, allied health professionals, and all other clinicians are invited to attend the Riley Children’s Health Pediatric Conference. Hosted by Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and Riley Children’s Health, the conference will be held on May 8 – 9, 2024. The first day will be virtual via Zoom, and the second day will be in-person at University Tower in Indianapolis, Indiana. View the agenda or register.

Salem Padgett  |  Feb 19, 2024

Research definition proposed for acute pediatric critical illness

In a new article published in The Lancet Global Health, a global group of researchers proposed a more inclusive and standardized definition of acute pediatric critical illness, which has been endorsed by multiple national and international critical care societies. The proposed definition provides the global research community with the clarity needed for a unified approach to defining, characterising and selecting populations of children with critical illness for health studies—allowing for the comparison of outcomes across settings, regardless of resource availability.

Salem Padgett  |  Jan 08, 2024

Two Assistant Professors Awarded INAAP Awards

Each year the Indiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (INAAP) accepts nominations for various awards. This year, two assistant professors in the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine were recognized as award recipients during the 2023 INAAP Pediatric CME Conference. Levi Funches, MD, BA was awarded the Dr. Chaniece Wallace Award for Advocacy and Equity, and Patrick Clements, MD was awarded the Edwin L. Gresham Award.

Salem Padgett  |  Sep 14, 2023

Pediatric Coordinators Defining the Future of Pediatric Medical Education

For over 25 years, the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) has strived to ensure the health and well-being of all children by leading the advancement of pediatric medical education, developing a sustainable and diverse workforce, cultivating an inclusive learning environment and promoting educational innovation. The APPD Coordinators’ Section works to enhance graduate medical education within each program and promote communication among coordinators, program directors and the APPD membership. Three Indiana University School of Medicine Program Coordinators within the Department of Pediatrics are working toward advancing pediatric education forever.

Salem Padgett  |  Aug 24, 2023

From Third Year Resident to Indiana Poison Center Director

Gregory A. Wilson, MD was in the middle of his fellowship (today’s equivalent of being a third year resident) within the department of Pediatrics, when he noted Indiana needed a major change. In 1977, the Indiana Poison Center was housed in Wishard Hospital and the doctors on call only had a few books on toxicology and a microfiche system to answer the questions coming in. Wilson knew that something had to change in order to keep Indiana residents happy and healthy.

Salem Padgett  |  Jul 26, 2023

The Pulmonary Hypertension Program Receives PHA-Accreditation

Co-directors of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program, Gregory Montgomery, MD, and Michael Johansen, DO have received PHA-Accreditation 

Salem Padgett  |  Jun 01, 2023

Annual car seat safety event returns to Ivy Tech campus May 10

Free car seats available to families in need from Automotive Safety Program in the Department of Pediatrics

Salem Padgett  |  May 09, 2023