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Dr. Alanna F. Bree, M.D.

Dr. Bree is a dermatologist in private practice at Dermatology Specialists of Houston. Formerly she was an Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine.  She graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois.  She completed her residency training in dermatology at Saint Louis University, with fellowship training in pediatric dermatology at Northwestern University/Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.  She has several publications and is co-author of a textbook on pediatric dermatology.  Her special interests include pediatric dermatologic surgery and the ectodermal dysplasias.  Dr. Bree will speak on Friday 22 July, 2011 @ 2:45PM on Skin Care.

Dr. Timothy J. Fete, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Fete is the Children’s Miracle Network Distinguished Professor and Chairman in the Department of Child Health, University of Missouri Health Care. He has many clinical interests including access to health care for all children, child protection, child development and preventive health care.  He belongs to numerous professional organizations. He is the recipient of the Saint Louis University Medical School Golden Apple Award and the Saint Louis University Department of Pediatrics Faculty Excellence in Teaching Honor Award.  Dr. Fete is scheduled for several different sessions.  He will speak on Friday 22 July, 2011 @ 2:45PM on Pediatric Concerns, and @ 4PM on Development and Behavior Issues.

Dr. Dorothy K. Grange, M.D.

Dr. Grange is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Genetics and Genomic Medicine, Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. She went on to complete a fellowship in Medical Genetics through the Interinstitute Medical Genetics Program at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Grange is currently the Interim Director of the Division of Genetics and Genomic Medicine and Medical Director of the Down Syndrome Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She evaluates and treats children with a wide variety of genetic disorders and inborn errors of metabolism. She belongs to many professional organizations and has published a number of journal articles and book chapters regarding genetic syndromes and metabolic conditions.  Dr. Grange will speak on Friday 22 July, 2011 @ 2:45PM on Genetics/Genetic Testing.

Dr. Maranke I. Koster, Ph.D.

Dr. Koster is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Colorado Denver.  She is also a member of the Charles C. Gates Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology Program at the University of Colorado Denver.  Dr. Koster received a doctorate in developmental biology from Baylor College of Medicine.  The goal of Dr. Koster’s laboratory is to investigate the molecular and cellular basis of inherited and acquired skin diseases.  Recently, her laboratory has developed a mouse model that mimics ankyloblepharon ectodermal dysplasia and clefting (AEC).  Her current research is aimed at understanding the role of stem cells in AEC, and other ectodermal dysplasias. Dr. Koster will be sharing her research on AEC syndrome @ the Syndrome Specific Session on Thursday 21 July, 2011 @ 2PM.

Dr. Richard Alan Lewis, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Lewis is Professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.  He has twice been the recipient of the Physician’s Recognition Award from the American Medical Association, has given 10 named lectureships, and published more than 450 papers, chapters, and books in peer-reviewed journals.  He received the DeBakey Award for Research in 1998, the highest scientific award at Baylor, and in 2003 received the first Alfred W. Bressler Prize in Vision Research. He serves on the Editorial Boards of nine major medical journals and the Scientific or Medical Advisory Boards of nine Foundations and family support groups.  He had devoted most of his last 30 years to the mapping and isolating genes for hereditary eye disease, especially those that affect vision in infants and children.  Dr. Lewis will be speaking on Friday 22 July, 2011 @ 4PM on Eye Concerns.

Dr. Kathleen Motil, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Motil is a research scientist at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.   Dr. Motil is the author of many research publications that describe the metabolic relationships between nutrition and growth in children.  She is a member of many professional societies, including the American Gastroenterology Association, the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Motil has received the Jefferson Award for Outstanding Community Service in Houston, the Distinguished Alumna Leadership Award from Seton Hill College, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, the Paul Daugherty Award for Volunteer of the Year, the SAVVY award for community service in Houston and the Humanism in Medicine Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Dr. Motil will be speaking on Nutrition Concerns on Friday 22 July, 2011 @ 4PM.

Dr. Jill K. Powell, M.D.

Dr. Powell is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Women’s Health at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and has a secondary appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics there. She provides adult and pediatric gynecologic care and is the Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology Services at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. Dr. Powell received her Doctor of Medicine degree at Michigan State University and completed her OB/GYN residency at The Ohio State University. She is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). In addition, she is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, The Association of Professors of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, the North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology, and has served on the National Committee on Obstetric Practice for ACOG.  Dr. Powell will be speaking on Friday 22 July, 2011 @ 4PM on Women’s Issues.

Dr. Elaine C. Siegfried, M.D.

Dr. Siegfried is a Professor of Pediatrics and Dermatology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, serving on multiple committees and task forces in both organizations. She a member of the Society of Pediatric Dermatology, having served as Chairman of the Committee on Certification. She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Dermatology. She is the author of several original articles, review articles and textbook chapters on subjects related to pediatric dermatology. Her work has included clinical studies on the molecular genetics of Clouston syndrome and monilethrix. She has been named annually to the Best Doctors in America by Woodward White Publishers. Dr. Siegfried will be speaking on Friday 22 July, 2011 @ 2:45PM on Skin Care.

Dr. Clark D. Stanford, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Dr. Stanford is a prosthodontist, Centennial Fund Professor and the Director of Clinical Research at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.  He has numerous publications that have appeared in journals and books.  Dr. Stanford is actively involved in the American Society for Cell Biology, American Dental Association, American Association for Dental Research/International Association for Dental Research, Academy of Osseointegration, American College of Prosthodontics. He is a Fellow in the Academy of Prosthodontics.  Dr. Sanford will be speaking on Saturday 23 July, 2011 @ 8AM on Dental Implants.     

Dr. John A. Stith, M.D.

Dr. Stith is the director of pediatric otolaryngology at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. He joined the Board in 2003.  Dr. Stith will be speaking on Friday 22 July, 2011 @ 4PM on Ear, Nose, and Throat Issues.

Dr. Barry A. Tanner, PhD

Dr. Tanner is Director of the Life Stress Center at Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center as well as an adjunct associate professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.  Dr. Tanner will be speaking on Friday 22 July, 2011 @ 2:45PM on Emotional Well Being.

Dr. Colin Willoughby

Dr. Willoughby is a researcher from Belfast, Ireland focused on Ectodermal Dysplasias and the genetics of retinal degeneration, glaucoma and keratoconus.  He was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Liverpool in the U.K. Dr. Willoughby might be sharing his research on EEC syndrome on Thursday 21 July, 2011 @ 2PM at the Syndrome Specific Sessions.

Dr. J. Timothy Wright, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Wright is Professor and Chair of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. He earned his DDS at West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 1978 and his Masters in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 1983.  He completed a Postdoctoral Fellow in Cariology Research and a Teacher Training Fellowship in Medical Genetics in 1984 also at UAB. He’s received numerous research awards for his work, including the NFED Kenneth S. Brown, M.D. Research Award. His primary research interests involve understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in craniofacial development and tooth formation.  He has extensively studied a variety of conditions that affect the teeth and craniofacial structures including hereditary conditions such as ectodermal dysplasia, epidermolysis bullosa, amelogenesis imperfecta and the tricho-dento-osseous syndrome.  He has more published more than 110 publication and 120 abstracts and made more than 150 international, national, and local scientific presentations..  Dr. Wright will be speaking on Saturday 23 July, 2011 @ 8AM on Pediatrics-Dental Care and Prevention.

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