November 1, 2022

Children’s Minnesota pediatric oncologist chosen for cancer detection consortium  
Dr. Kris Ann Schultz, pediatric oncologist at Children’s Minnesota, has been named a senior investigator in the EDISYN Collaboration. EDISYN stands for Early Detection in Syndromic Neoplasms. The consortium works to identify new ways to detect cancer in patients with select cancer predisposition syndromes before tumors are large enough to be detected by imaging or routine tests. Children's Minnesota is one of only six hospitals participating in this new consortium. Read the interview with Dr. Schultz here
The Mother Baby Center Specialty Services: A collaboration that more than delivers.
As a joint venture between Allina Health and Children’s Minnesota, The Mother Baby Center Specialty Services are built on a foundation of top-notch specialty care. Our labor and delivery units are complemented with seamless access to the expertise and facilities of the Midwest Fetal Care Center, Minnesota Perinatal Physicians, and Children’s Minnesota Neonatology. Which means: no matter what your patient needs, we more than deliver.
Abby Meyer, MD, MPH, promoted to Medical Director of ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery 
Children’s Minnesota recently promoted Abby Meyer, MD, MPH, to Medical Director of the organization’s ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery program. Dr. Meyer previously served as the Associate Medical Director of Audiology at Children’s Minnesota since 2015. In her new role, Dr. Meyer will be leading the nationally respected, experienced and talented ENT and facial plastic surgery team, one of the largest in the region and the only that provides the full range of pediatric otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery services. 
Born Ready virtual education series available in video library 
Experts at The Mother Baby Center Specialty Services are sharing the latest in clinical trends, best practices and technological innovations during the Born Ready virtual education series. The video series, which focuses on fetal interventions, maternal-fetal medicine and neonatal medicine, is now available in a video library online. Access the library and view accreditation information here.
Health Equity Actions: Understanding data disaggregation 
When health care providers and others working on health initiatives see health data segregated by race or ethnicities, they likely assume the data will be useful when working to advance health equity. Commonly, data is presented with the following five groups: Black, white, American Indian, Latinx, or Asian American/Pacific Islander. However, the U.S. population is much more diverse than five groups and each person’s history and experiences are more nuanced – all of which can influence risk factors, health outcomes and efforts to meet the health needs of specific segments of the population.

In the Talking Pediatrics episode, "Health Equity Actions: Understanding Data Disaggregation," guest host Adriene Thornton discusses this complex area of health equity with Dr. Nathan Chomilo, pediatrician and medical director for the State of Minnesota’s Medicaid and MinnesotaCare programs. Thornton is the manager of health equity at Children’s Minnesota.

Read more about this conversation here

Fertility preservation for adolescents and young adults 
Some treatments like radiation, chemotherapy and certain medications can affect fertility, which is why Children’s Minnesota’s Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer program and Gynecology program place a special emphasis on informing patients and their families about options for preserving fertility as a part of cancer treatment conversations.  
When advanced care is required, Children’s Minnesota offers leading-edge surgical services. Children’s Minnesota is also the only provider of ovarian tissue cryopreservation in the Twin Cities metro area for pediatric, teen and young adult oncology patients. 

Read more about fertility preservation at Children’s Minnesota here.
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