Research Roundup with Dr. Lewis First, Dealing with HIV in the Pediatric Population
In this episode Lewis First, MD, MS, FAAP, editor-in-chief of Pediatrics, is back for another edition of “First Up.” He joins hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, with a bird’s-eye view of what’s in the December issue of the journal. The hosts also talk to Natella Rakhmanina, MD, AAHIVS, PhD, chair of the AAP Committee on Pediatric AIDS, about the global effort to eradicate HIV.
Guest, Lewis First, MD, MS
Dr. First is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont (UVM) Larner College of Medicine, Chief of Pediatrics at the UVM Children’s Hospital, and the Editor-in-Chief of AAP’s peer-reviewed journal Pediatrics. Dr. First pens a weekly column and hosts broadcast pediatric health tip segments called, “First with Kids”. These segments can be found in local newspapers, on radio and television, and on YouTube.
Guest, Natella Rakhmanina, MD, AAHIVS, PhD
Dr. Rakhmanina is Professor of Pediatrics at George Washing University and serves as Director of the HIV Program at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. Dr. Rkhmanina earned her MD at People’s Friendship University, Moscow, Russia; and she earned her PhD degree at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Dr. Rakhmanina has provided clinical care to HIV-infected infants, children and adolescents for more than 20 years. She maintains her practice treating pediatric and adolescent patients in the Washington, D.C. area. She also leads several pediatric-HIV treatment projects in the Sub-Saharanf African countries. Dr. Rakhmanina is Chair of the AAP Committee on Pediatric AIDS.