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  • The 2013 Trusler Lectureship in Pediatric Plastic Surgery

    11/07/2013 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    The Harold M. Trusler Visiting Lectureship in Clinical Plastic Surgery is an annual event held in honor of Doctor Trusler, a plastic surgeon who was integral in establishing the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine.  Each year a national leader in pediatric plastic surgery is invited to give a Grand Rounds lecture and participate in educational sessions with…

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  • Amniotic Banding Syndrome, What is it?

    10/13/2013 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    Earlier this year, Mellisa Hege spent some time with the Craniofacial Team at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, shadowing Patricia Terrell, RN, a team member. During that time she became interested in the care of patients with Amniotic Banding Syndrome, after seeing a child with this diagnosis and this article is the result of her work to learn more about the condition. Amniotic Banding…

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  • Through the Eyes of the vonDielen-Curtis Fellow in Craniofacial Surgery

    08/06/2013 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    Dr. Michael Friel was the vonDeilen-Curtis Fellow in Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery for 2012-2013. Here are his thoughts as he completed his year of training at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. In selecting a program for subspecialty training in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery, I focused on a few key critical elements. First and foremost, the people involved…

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  • Cleft and Craniofacial Program receives funds, volunteer support from DEFENDER Direct

    07/05/2013 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    The Cleft and Craniofacial Program at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health recently received $1000 and volunteer support from DEFENDER Direct and it’s employees as part of the company’s annual Service Challenge. In it’s second year, Indianapolis-based DEFENDER Direct encourages its employees to develop teams, identify a deserving charity and conduct a half or full-day community…

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  • The Heads Up!!! Foundation

    04/15/2013 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    The Heads Up!!! Foundation recently donated $3,000 to the Cleft and Craniofacial Program at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. The gift will pay for the purchase of the “Craniofacial Family Notebook” which is given to parents of newborns at their first clinic visit.  The notebook contains valuable educational information about their child’s medical condition and provides…

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  • Riley Hospital Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Havlik, Will Open National Maple Syrup Festival

    02/24/2013 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    The sweet taste of maple syrup will be flowing at the National Maple Syrup Festival on the first two weekends in March, and all the proceeds from the festival – going to The Heads Up!!! Foundation – will literally help put a sweet smile on the face of hundreds of children born with cleft palates and other facial anomalies. "Each year this event brings much needed support to enhance the…

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  • Expected Challenging Behaviors in Toddlers

    01/23/2013 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    As any experienced parent knows, every developmental stage brings not only new skills that delight, but often difficult behaviors that challenge. The first time that most parents realize this fact is when their sweet baby becomes a “terrible” toddler. Below is a summary of some of the typical, but difficult behaviors that appear in this transition from infancy to preschool-age. Toddler…

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  • Lindsey Summers

    The Indiana Beta Club

    01/09/2013 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    The Indiana Beta Club donated $8,443 to Camp About Face at their 58th annual state convention on November 10, 2012.  The National Beta Club is the country’s largest non-profit youth organization whose mission is “To promote academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.” The Indiana Beta Club consists of several chapters…

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  • The Face to Face Holiday Party

    12/20/2012 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    Christmas was in the air at the Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville on December 15th as patients from the Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health gathered for the annual Face to Face Holiday party. Children participated in activities and crafts while families enjoyed refreshments and mingled. The party also served as a reunion for our Camp About Face campers, who enjoyed…

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  • The Hurricane Sandy Disaster—Dr. Morgenstein was There

    12/05/2012 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    Although our patients and families know us for the work we do as health care providers, several members of the Cleft and Craniofacial Team at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health are involved in service activities outside the hospital setting that have global impact.  Our own Dr. Stuart Morgenstein was recently involved in Search and Rescue efforts for Hurricane Sandy victims.  Here is…

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