• May/June 2001
  • Vol. 2, No. 3

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"Oscar Awards" for Outstanding New Child Maltreatment Research

The Center for Child Protection at Children's Hospital, San Diego, hosted the 15th Annual Conference on "Responding to Child Maltreatment," January 22-26, 2001. The Center focuses on five broad-based programs: forensic and medical services, trauma counseling, professional education, and administration. As part of its mission, the Center strives to gain and share expertise in the areas of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of trauma to children and families, as well as conduct research.

In a repeat "performance" from the 1999 Conference, Drs. Carole Jenny and Robert Reece presented their literature review of outstanding new research during 1999-2000 in a presentation entitled, "2000 Oscar Awards." Most of the research focused on forensic medical diagnosis in child maltreatment cases.

And, the Oscars go to:

  • Berenson, A. B.; Chacko, M. R.; Weimann, C. M.; Mishaw, C.O.; Friedrich, W. N.; Grady, J. J. “A case-control study of anatomic changes resulting from sexual abuse.” American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 182(4):820-31, 2000
  • DiScala, C.; Sege, R.; Li, G.; Reece, R. M. “Child abuse and unintentional injuries: A 10-year retrospective.” Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 154(1): 16-22, Jan. 2000
  • Dubowitz, H.; Giardino, A.; Gustavson, E. “Child neglect: Guidance for pediatricians.” Pediatrics in Review 21(4):111-6; quiz 116, April 2000
  • Geddes, J. F.; Wjotwell, H. L.; Graham, D. I. “Traumatic axonal injury: Practical issues for diagnosis in medicolegal cases." Neuropathology & Applied Neurobiology 26(2):105-16, 2000
  • Hall, D. E.; Eubanks, L.; Meyyazhagan, L. S.; Kenney, R. D.; Johnson, S. C. “Evaluation of covert video surveillance in the diagnosis of Munchausen syndrome by proxy: Lessons from 41 cases." Pediatrics 105(6):1305-12, 2000
  • Lentsch, K. A.; Johnson, C. F. “Do physicians have adequate knowledge of child sexual abuse? The results of two surveys of practicing physicians, 1986 and 1996." Child Maltreatment 5(1):72-78, 2000
  • Moon, R. Y.; Patel, K. M.; Shaefer, S. J. “Sudden infant death syndrome in child care settings." Pediatrics 106( 2 P. 1):295-300, 2000
  • Reece, R. M.; Sege, R. “Childhood head injuries: Accidental or inflicted?” Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 154(1):11-5, Jan. 2000
  • Sawyer, J. R.; Flynn, J. M.; Dormans, J. P.; Catalano, J.; Drummond, D. S. “Fracture patterns in children and young adults who fall from significant height.” Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics 20(2):197-202, 2000
  • Somani, J.; Bhullar, V. B.; Workowski, K. A.; Farshy, C.E.; Black, C. M. “Multiple drug-resistant Chlamydia trachomatis associated with clinical treatment failure." The Journal of Infectious Diseases 181(4):1421-7, 2000
  • Anonymous. “Child abuse and the eye. The opthalmology child abuse working party." Eye (Pt 1):3-10, 1999 United Kingdom
  • Ashley, R. L.; Wald, A. “Genital herpes: Review of the epidemic and potential use of type-specific serology." Clinical Microbiology Reviews 12(1):1-8, January 1999
  • Cokkinides, V. E.; Coker, A. L.; Sanderson, M.; Addy, C.; Bethea, L. “Physical violence during pregnancy: Maternal complications and birth outcomes.” Obstetrics & Gynecology 93(5 Pt 1):661-6, May 1999
  • DeBellis, M. D.; Keshavan, M. S.; Clark, D. B.; Casey, B. J.; Giedd, J. N.; Boring, A. M.; Frustaci, K.; Ryan, N. D. “A. E. Bennett Research Award: Developmental traumatology. Part II: Brain development." Biological Psychiatry 45(10):1271-84, May 15,1999
  • DeBillis, M. D.; Baum, A. S.; Birmaher, B.; Keshavan, M. S.; Eccard, C. H.; Boring, A. M.; Jenkins, F. J.; Ryan, N. D. “A. E. Bennett Research Award. Developmental traumatology. Part I: Biological stress systems." Biological Psychiatry 45(10):1259-70, May 15, 1999
  • Frank, M. W.; Bauer, H. M.; Arican, N.; Fincanci, S. K.; Iacopino, V. “Virginity examinations in Turkey: Role of forensic physicians in controlling female sexuality.” JAMA 282(5):485-90, 1999
  • Gleckman, A. M.; Bell, M. D.; Evans, R. J.; Smith, T. W. “Diffuse anonal injury in infants with nonaccidental craniocerebral trauma: Enhanced detection by beta-amyloid precursor protein immunohistochemical staining." Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 123(2):146-51, February 1999
  • Herman-Giddens, M.E.; Brown, G.; Verbiest, S.; Carlson, P.J.; Hooten, E. G.; Howell, E.; Butts, J. D. “Underascertainment of child abuse mortality in the United States." JAMA 282(5):463-7, 1999
  • Levin, A. L. “Retinal haemorrhages and child abuse." Advances in Pediatrics 18: 151-220, 1999 United Kingdom
  • Shannon, P.; Smith, C. R.; Deck, J.; Ang, L. C.; Ho, M.; Becker, L. “Axonal injury and the neuropathology of shaken baby syndrome.” Acta Neuropathologica 95(6):625-31, January 1998
  • Watts, D. H.; Koutsky, L. A.; Holmes, K. K.; Goldman, D.; Kuypers, J.; Kiviat, N. B.; Galloway, D. A. “Low risk of perinatal transmission of human papillomavirus: Results from a prospective cohort study." American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 178:365-73, 1998
  • Santucci, K. A.; Nelson, D. G.; McQuillen, K. K.; Duffy, S. J.; Llinakis, J. G. “Wood's lamp utility in the identification of semen." Pediatrics 104(6):1342-4, December 1999

Contact information:

Carole Jenny, MD, MBA
Director, Fellowship Program in Forensic Pediatrics
Brown University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
and Hasbro Children's Hospital
Cooperative Care Building 140
593 Eddy St.
Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Phone: 401-444-3996
Fax: 401-444-7397
Email: cjenny@lifespan.org
Website: http://bms.brown.edu/pediatrics/hasbro/

Robert Reece, MD
Director, Institute for Professional Education
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC)
399 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-587-1500
Fax: 617-587-1582
Email: breece@mspcc.org
Website: http://www.mspcc.org

Related Items

Read an article about Dr. Jenny's research in the field of child abuse and ChildSafe, a child-protection program that she established at Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence (http://www.brown.edu/Administration/Brown_Alumni_Magazine/ 99/3-99/elms/detective.html).

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children's (MSPCC's) Institute for Professional Education publishes The Quarterly Child Abuse Medical Update, which reviews the most recent medical research related to the diagnosis and understanding of child abuse and neglect from nearly 1,000 peer-reviewed medical journals. For more information and to subscribe, visit: http://www.mspcc.org.

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