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Pediatric Chief Gives Voice to Victims of Shaken Baby Syndrome


Edward E. Conway Jr., M.D., GSAS '79, has devoted his career to investigating the causes and effects of Shaken Baby Syndrome, which is responsible for more than 3,000 infant deaths in the United States each year.

Edward Conway

“They didn’t do anything to deserve this,” said Dr. Conway, chairman of the Milton and Bernice Stern Department of Pediatrics and chief of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the Beth Israel Medical Center. “This work is important because it’s an important way to protect innocence and give back to others.”

His experience proves that the human body provides information essential to determining whether a head injury to an infant was caused by accident or at the hands of a caregiver who violently shook the child.

A recipient of the Leon M. Davidoff Certificate of Distinction for teaching of medical students and a Lewis M. Fraad Scholar in Child Health, Dr. Conway is a former chairman of the Pediatric Section of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and a senior member of the PCCM Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

He earned his master’s degree in cell biology at Fordham and, later, his medical degree at New York’s Downstate Medical School.

A professor of clinical pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a member of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ Advisory Board, Dr. Conway has assisted law enforcement professionals in assessing infant head injuries and determining whether they result from child abuse. His areas of expertise include educational issues, pediatric head injuries, intracranial hypertension and outcomes analysis.

Join Dr. Conway and the Fordham community in learning more about prevention, and achieving justice for the hundreds of thousand victims who are unable to speak for themselves.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010 | Lecture 6:30 p.m.
Shaken Baby Syndrome
12th-floor Lounge | Lowenstein Center | Lincoln Center Campus

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