Walking the Runway for Pediatric Research Raises Over $9,000

On May 14, 2014, Children’s Research Fund Junior Board hosted the fashion show of the summer! With three hours of open bar plus appetizers, more than 200 guests enjoyed themselves at The Grid Chicago as a fashion show featuring many local designers took place. This event raised over $9,000 for Children’s Research Fund Junior Board.  Please visit our Facebook page for news, upcoming events, and to view the photos from the fashion show at The Grid.   Continue reading

Summer Shindig for the Kids – At Blackfinn Ameripub – June 18th

The Children’s Research Fund Junior Board Presents our Summer Shindig at Blackfinn Ameripub.

Join us on Wednesday June 18th for a drink and appetizers to support pediatric medical research initiatives conducted at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. 

Tickets are $15 cash at the door. This includes one glass of house wine, domestic beer, or well drink, plus passed appetizers. Also, half off all wines by the glass and bottles during the event. Continue reading

A Spotlight on Dr. Kathy Barsness

With the funding from the Children’s Research Fund Junior Board, Dr. Barsness and her team will continue to construct increasingly sophisticated training devices, which will allow less experienced physicians to improve their skills prior to performing a high-risk surgery. Children’s Research Fund Junior Board, recently sat down with Dr. Kathy Barsness for a quick Q & A Session: Continue reading

Children’s Research Fund Junior Board’s Researcher Featured in Crain’s Chicago Business

Dr. Kathy Barsness, surgeon and assistant professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine was recently featured in Monday’s Crain’s Chicago Business. Dr. Kathy’s idea to revolutionize surgery as medical professionals know it came about when she entered an innovation lab in 2011 and realized that the traditional teaching tools for pediatric surgery, which just so happen to be live pigs, needed to change because they weren’t realistic to the anatomy of an actual newborn. Dr. Barsness felt it was necessary to have the surgical fellows be able to practice on simulation models closely replicated after a newborns anatomy via a 3-D printer that could produce realistic newborn ribcages, for example. The Children’s Research Fund Junior Board is so very excited to support Dr. Barsness over the next two years for this revolutionary 3-D printing technology at Lurie Children’s Hospital!

A link to the full article may be found here.