April 21, 2011

Research abstract lauded

A research paper written by Shari Barkin, M.D., director of the Division of General Pediatrics at Vanderbilt, was selected as the best abstract at the recent Global Consensus in Pediatrics International Meeting in Paris, France.

Shari Barkin, M.D.

Shari Barkin, M.D.

Barkin's abstract, “Changing Growth Trajectories in Early Childhood with Overweight Latino Preschoolers,” was selected as best from among 400 submitted at the meeting.

The inaugural meeting brought pediatric physicians and childcare professionals together from around the world to consider the most critical childrens’ health issues.