What’s on my mind this month is the State of the School Address, which I delivered on September 25th. The theme of this year’s address was “Purposeful Actions, Promising Results: Relentlessly Advancing.” Considering the myriad challenges that we as an academic medical institution faced this year—from sequestration and reduced funding for research from the National Institutes for Health, to the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission voting against increased rates and forcing hospitals to absorb the 2% cut in Medicare reimbursement—we nevertheless made considerable progress, continued with our plans to support major capital projects, and launched our new plan Shared Vision 2020 for UM Medicine.
It was against a tide of uncertainty that the School of Medicine persisted. We refused to be slowed down by outside forces that threatened to undermine our progress, and took bold, purposeful and strategic actions. We were nimble and wisely opportunistic, pursuing the most promising opportunities, while also taking some calculated risks. We advanced relentlessly, always with a goal toward maintaining our strong, competitive advantage.
This approach was most evident in the protracted but ultimately successful efforts to secure funding for a new School of Medicine research building, Health Sciences Facility III (HSF-III). With support from the Maryland General Assembly, we broke ground on this 10-floor, 430-square foot research building, which costs $305 million, and will serve as a magnet for attracting world-class researchers and will further strengthen the School of Medicine’s biomedical research endeavors to investigate “Big Science” questions using a team approach.
There were many more accomplishments I highlighted in this year’s State of the School, and I have included just a handful of them here:
• In January, a topping-out ceremony was held for the $200 million Maryland Proton Treatment Center being built here on campus, right next to the BioPark. One of only 12 such centers in the nation so far, the Proton Center will bring the Baltimore/Washington region the world’s most-advanced technology in radiation treatment for cancer.
• Six new Department Chairs were appointed in the past year: Christopher Harman, MD, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences; Bennie Jeng, MD, MS, Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences; Bankole Johnson, DSc, MD, MPhil, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry; Elias Melhem, MD, Chair of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine; Andrew Pollak, MD, Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics; and Scott Thompson, PhD, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry.
• We celebrated four new endowed professorships for clinical faculty: Aaron Rapoport, MD, was named the inaugural Gary Jobson Professor in Medical Oncology; Kevin Cullen, MD, received the inaugural Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Distinguished Professorship in Oncology; John Olson, Jr, MD, PhD, was named the newest Campbell and Jeanette Plugge Professor in Surgery; and Alan Faden, MD, was named the
inaugural David S. Brown Professor in Trauma.
• Applications to the School of Medicine were up by 9% this year. For the first time, women comprise more than 60% of the class (63%).
• Students in the Graduate Program in Life Sciences (GPILS) were authors or co-authors on 174 publications, and 78% of our graduate students are supported by external grants.
• The School of Medicine was mentioned in U.S. News and World Report and The Chronicle of Higher Education regarding our new Foundations of Research and Critical Thinking course, which started this month.
• There was a large turnout for the Rally for Medical Research on April 8, 2013, one of many rallies held simultaneously across the country and on Capitol Hill to raise awareness of the consequences of cutting funding for basic science research.
• Although grants and contracts funding was down this year, the 12% loss here at the School of Medicine was below the 14% average across the top 20 public and private medical schools in the United States.
• Two new Centers were established at the School of Medicine: the Center for Excellence on Problem Gambling, which will train approximately 1,000 behavioral health professionals annually as part of a statewide, comprehensive and coordinated approach to combating gambling addiction in Maryland, and the Center for Health-Related Informatics and Bioimaging (CHIB), a joint initiative between UMB and College Park that is supported by the MPower Maryland program, which will support advancements in comprehensive data mining and analysis to improve health outcomes.
• Currently underway are the Center for Integration of Molecular Imagining and Therapeutics (CIMIT), which aims to improve the translation of basic science into clinical use through innovative and creative imaging technologies, and the Critical Care Resuscitation Unit (CCRU) at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, which is using Shock Trauma’s Trauma Resuscitation Unit model to triage incoming patients in need of acute care for a range of medical issues.
• Philanthropy was up 13.7%, and the School of Medicine has raised more than $350,000,000 toward its ambitious goal to raise half a billion by 2015 as part of its “Transforming Medicine Beyond Imagination” campaign. This money will go toward capital projects such as HSF-III, Endowed Chair and Professorship positions, scholarships and clinical initiatives.
• We continue to celebrate our strong partnership with the University of Maryland Medical System, and were pleased to announce the opening of two new faculty practice sites—an orthopaedics practice in Columbia, MD, and a new optical center here on campus.
• Our practice plan performance continues to be strong, and, since fiscal year 2007, we have seen a 46% increase in total clinical revenue.
• The School of Medicine received numerous mentions in the national media for its research and clinical endeavors, including CNN, NPR, ABC News and more.
It is my sincere hope that this year’s State of the School Address has demonstrated to you the strategic and purposeful actions that we have taken and the positive initial results we have had, despite the strong headwinds that threatened to throw us off course. We will continue to be forward-thinking, maintaining our strong pace and trajectory. As the great American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson stated, “What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Within the School of Medicine lies tenacity, dedication, a pioneering spirit, and strength. These are the attributes that have allowed us to face the tide of uncertainty and to advance confidently.
Thanking you most kindly for your dedication, hard work, and your
ongoing and relentless pursuit of excellence every day.
E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA
Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Maryland
John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and
Dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Julie Kreyenbuhl, PharmD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, has been appointed to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) Service Scientific Merit Review Board for a four-year term.
Lai-Xi Wang, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and the Institute of Human Virology, was elected this past June in West Dover, VT, as Vice Chair and then Chair for the 2015 and 2017 Carbohydrate Gordon Research Conferences, respectively.
Events, Lectures & Workshops
Graham Aberdeen, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, presented an invited talk on “Suppression of Trophoblast Uterine Spiral Artery Remodeling by Estrogen During Baboon Pregnancy: Impact on Uterine and Fetal Blood Flow Dynamics” at the Aspen/Snowmass Perinatal Biology Symposium, held in Snowmass, CO, in August. At the same symposium, Loren Thompson, PhD (pictured), Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, gave an invited presentation on “Intrauterine Hypoxia, Oxidative Stress and Adaptations of Fetal Organ Function.”
Agnes Azimzadeh, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, presented an invited lecture on “CD40/CD40L in Transplantation” at the 18th NAT Conference on Common Perspectives in Transplant and Tumor Immunology in Nantes, France in June. Dr. Azimzadeh also presented invited lectures on “Lung Xenotransplantation” at the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation in Montreal in April; on “Genetic Modification of Swine and Innate and Adaptive Immunity in Lung Xenotransplantation” at the American Transplant Congress in Seattle in May; and “Synthetic Heparin Sulfates and Their Mimetics to Prevent Coagulation Dysregulation in Xenotransplantation” at the Drug Discovery and Therapy World Congress (DDTWC) in Boston in June. She also chaired scientific sessions in those meetings.
Rebecca Brotman, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health and Institute for Genome Sciences, participated in the World Health Organization’s “Global Action Plan and Roadmap for STI Vaccine Development and Introduction” in Geneva, Switzerland in April.
France Carrier, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, was invited to chair a session on “Novel Technologies For Drug Discovery and Biotherapy: Case Study of Major Diseases” and to give a talk on “Taking Advantage of Unexpected Value of PCR-Technology to Predict Anti-cancer Drugs Efficiency,” both at the Biopharmaceutical Summit in Frankfurt, Germany, on August 8.
Everly Conway de Macario, PhD, and Alberto J.L. Macario, MD (pictured), both Adjunct Professors, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, presented “Serological, Immunomorphological and Bioinformatics Analyses Suggest Hsp60 is Iinvolved in Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Pathogenesis ” and “Naïve Hsp60, Similarly to GroEL, Oligomerizes to Build Heptameric and Tetradecameric Structures” at the sixth Congress of the Cell Stress Society International (CSSI VI) in Sheffield, UK, from August 18–22.
Julie Kreyenbuhl, PharmD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, presented “A Patient-Centered Approach to Improve Screening for Side Effects of Second-Generation Antipsychotics” at the 2013 Academy Health Annual Research Meeting in Baltimore.
Amal Mattu, MD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was the keynote speaker at “Urgencia UC: Conceptos 2013,” the annual emergency medicine conference sponsored by the Catholic University of Chile. Dr. Mattu conducted a five-hour advanced ECG conference and presented three lectures: “10 Things You Must Consider in the Decompensating Patient: Beyond A-B-C and ACLS,” “Infections in the Elderly: Simple Pearls to Save a Life,” and “Syncope, Sudden Death, and the ECG.” The conference was held in Santiago, Chile, in late August.
Alan Shuldiner, MD, the John Whitehurst Professor in the Department of Medicine, Associate Dean for Personalized Medicine, and Director of the Program in Genetics and Genomic Medicine, hosted a conference at the SMC Campus center on September 3. The topic was “Regulatory Issues in Next-Generation Medicine and Pharmacogenomics.” This one-day meeting was part of the FDA-funded University of Maryland Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (MCERSI).
Joseph Stains, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, presented “Both the Connexin 43-Specific Channel and C Terminus Are Required for the Regulation of Runx2 Activity and Osteoblast Gene Expression” at the International Gap Junction Conference in Charleston, SC, in July.
Marcelo Sztein, MD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, presented “Recent Advances on the Complex and Multifaceted T Memory and Effector Immunity Elicited to S.Typhi in Humans” during the 8th International Conference on Typhoid Fever and Other Invasive Salmonelloses in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Larry Weiss, MD, JD, professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, attended the Seventh Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress, held in Marseille, France, in mid-September. In addition to serving as co-chair and panelist for the leadership track, he presented two lectures: “Leadership in Emergency Medicine” and “Healthcare Systems: US v Europe.”
Grants & Contracts
France Carrier, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, and David Weber, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, have been awarded a five-year, $1,592,565, National Institutes of Health (NIH) MPI RO1 award for “Rational Targeting of Protein Translation for Cancer Treatment.”
Martin Flajnik, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, received a five-year grant from the NIH for his work entitled “Evolution of Adaptive Immunity.”
Richard Goldberg, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, and Director of the VA Capitol Health Care Network Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (VISN 5 MIRECC), received a four-year, $1.01 million Merit Award from the VA Health Services Research and Development Service for “A Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Trial of a Wellness Self-Management Program.”
Seth Himelhoch, MD, MPH (pictured), Associate Professor, and Julie Kreyenbuhl, PharmD, PhD, Associate Professor, both from the Department of Psychiatry, and George Unick, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, received a two-year, $75,000 University of Maryland Pilot and Exploratory Interdisciplinary Research Grant entitled “Feasibility and Acceptability of Using the M-Pathy Telepsychiatry Intervention in an ACT Team.” The M-Pathy intervention uses a mobile telepsychiatry platform to link community-based social workers with office-based psychiatrists for the purpose of conducting medication monitoring sessions for individuals with serious mental illness receiving intensive treatment and outreach services via Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams in Maryland.
Eugene Koh, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, was recently awarded two new grants: one from the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund for “Identification of Small Molecules to Direct Mesenchymal Stem Cell Differentiation into Intervertebral Disc Chondrocytes” and one from AOSpine North America for “Identification of Novel Drugs to Enhance Nerve Regeneration.”
Myron Levine, MD, DTPH, the Grollman Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Vaccine Development, has been awarded a two-year, $997,960 grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for his research project “Incorporation of Novel Attenuating Mutations Identified in Microgravity Conditions Into the Construction of a Live Bacterial Vaccine Against Enteric Fever Caused by Salmonella Entericaserovar Paratyphi B.”
Tuo Peter Li, BS, a MD/PhD Student in the Department of Physiology, received a five-year, $204,939 MD/PhD F30 individual training grant renewal from the National Institute of Mental Health for research on “The Influence of Binding and Crowding on Synaptic Protein Mobility.” This individual training grant was awarded with three years of PhD and two years of MD support. F30 grants are highly competitive and only a fraction of those MD/PhD students who apply receive funding. The purpose of the F30 is to support promising pre-doctoral applicants who have the potential to become highly productive researchers in their fields.
Brian Polster, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, received a five-year, $1,678,905 R01 award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) for his work “Novel Mechanisms of Microglial Neurotoxicity at Physiological Oxygen.”
Steven Prior, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, was awarded a four-year, $1,035,992 VA Merit Review Award for “Exercise Training, Circulating Angiogenic Cells (CACs), and Vascular Function in Older Veterans With Impaired Glucose Tolerance.” The grant began on October 1.
Jacques Ravel, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, and Associate Director of Genomics at the Institute for Genome Sciences, received a four-year, $947,148 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at NIH for his research entitled “Modeling Diversity and Stability of Vaginal Microbial Communities,” which is being conducted in collaboration with the University of Florida. Dr. Ravel and Rebecca Brotman, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health and the Institute for Genome Sciences, received a two-year, $421,902 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for “Vaginal Microbiota, Immune Responses and Vulvovaginal Symptoms During Menopause.”
Robert Reed, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, was recently awarded a grant from the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI) for a project entitled “Shared Susceptibility to COPD and Cardiovascular Disease.”
Michael Shipley, PhD, Chairman and the Donald E. Wilson Distinguished Professor, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, who is also Director of the Program in Neuroscience, received a five-year, $1,630,940 NIH R01 grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) for his work on “Olfactory Glomeruli: Cellular and Network Mechanisms.”
Marcelo Sztein, MD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, has been awarded a two-year, $136,161 diversity supplement by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for his R01 project “Immune Mechanisms of Protection in S. Typhi Vaccines.”
Scott Thompson, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology, received a five-year, $1,177,808 training grant renewal from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for the “Training Program in Integrative Membrane Biology.” This training grant was awarded with six pre-doctoral training slots.
Stefanie Vogel, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, received an R01 grant from NIH/NIAID in the amount of $784,554 for her work entitled “Eritoran (E5564), a TLR4 Antagonist, as a Novel Therapeutic for Influenza.”
Owen Woodward PhD, Research Associate, Department of Physiology, received a one-year, $40,000 research grant from the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland for his research work entitled “Urate Secretion, ABCG2 and Human Disease.”
Zhiyong Zhao, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, received a five-year, $1.5 million NIH R01 grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) for his research on “Protein Modifications and Unfolded Protein Response in Diabetic Embryopathy.”
The University of Maryland Department of Radiation Oncology has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Herbert Bearman Foundation to establish “The Herbert Bearman Foundation’s Maryland Proton Treatment Center-Hadassah Hospital Pediatric Cancer Collaborative.” It is the department’s expectation that this unique program will, in the near future, create opportunities for children with cancer from Israel to gain access to life-saving therapeutic evaluation, planning, and advanced proton therapy treatment in Maryland. The department will partner with colleagues in Israel to perform comparative dosimetric studies on Israeli and American children with cancer who have received radiation therapy. Multiple treatment plans will be generated based on various techniques, to compare the results obtained with conventional radiotherapy approaches versus advanced spot-scanning proton therapy techniques. A systematic, organized, and rigorous guidelines process for the recommendation of proton treatment for these children will then be developed. To the best of our knowledge, there is no such established process or partnership between Israel and any other proton center currently. By funding the framework to support this program, the department will begin to develop the evaluation processes necessary to bring children with cancer from around the world to the Maryland Proton Treatment Center for compassionate, cutting-edge cancer treatment.
Honors & Awards
Carissa Baker-Smith, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, has been honored with the “Torchbearer Award” by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women for her exceptional accomplishments in the area of Pediatric Cardiology. This award is presented annually to “persons who have distinguished themselves by carrying the ‘Torch’ in the areas of health, education, economic development, cultural arts, or social and political action.” Dr. Baker-Smith was recognized at the Annual Torchbearer Awards Breakfast at Morgan State University on September 28.
Laura Latéy Bradford, a PhD Candidate in the Molecular Microbiology & Immunology Program and the Ravel Lab at the Institute for Genome Sciences, has been selected by the Chair and faculty in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology to receive a T32 training grant in Immunity and Infection for the 2013-2014 academic year. Bradford was chosen because of her “outstanding academic performance and great potential as a researcher.”
P. Leon Brown, a Graduate Student in the Program in Neuroscience, was selected to attend the prestigious NIH National Graduate Student Research Conference in Bethesda, MD, from October 6–8. This annual event sponsors 90 advanced graduate students from across the country to attend a two-day conference to present and discuss their research results with senior scientists in the NIH intramural program. This year, successful candidates were chosen from a pool of over 500 applicants. Mr. Brown, who is completing his dissertation research at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center with Paul Shepard, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, presented “A Role For the Lateral Habenula in Encoding Negative Valence Via the RMTg.” Mr. Brown was also the recipient of a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award.
Robert Gallo, MD, Professor, Departments of Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology, and Director, Institute of Human Virology (IHV), received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Biomedical Science from Xi’An Jiaotong University in September. The University presented Dr. Gallo with his 31st honorary degree, as well. Also in September, the Moscow Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment presented Dr. Gallo with its first Lifetime Achievement Award for his “Outstanding Contribution to Global Public Health” during IHV’s 15th Annual International Meeting in Moscow, Russia.
Mark Kvarta, Graduate Student, won the Graduate Program in Life Sciences’ (GPILS) 2013 PhD Scholar Award. Mark is in the Neuroscience Program, and his mentor is Scott Thompson, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology. Aparna Kishor, PhD, now a MS-IV, won the 2013 GPILS PhD Thesis Project Award. She completed her PhD in the Molecular Medicine Program, where her mentor was Gerald Wilson, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Lai-Xi Wang, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and the Institute of Human Virology, will receive the 2014 Melville L. Wolfrom Award in Carbohydrate Chemistry from the American Chemical Society at the 2014 ACS Spring National Meeting in Dallas, TX, in March 2014. A concurrent symposium will held at the meeting in honor of the awardee. This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of carbohydrate chemistry and excellent service to the ACS Carbohydrate Division.
Michael Chuong, MD, joined the Department of Radiation Oncology as an Assistant Professor on August 26. Dr. Chuong received his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in 2008 and completed his internship at University of South Florida College of Medicine in 2009. Dr. Chuong recently completed his Radiation Oncology residency training at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center/ University of South Florida where he served as Chief Resident and received several research and travel awards. Dr. Chuong’s primary focus will be gastrointestinal, gynecological and lymphoma/blood malignancies. He will work with Navesh Sharma, DO, PhD, Assistant Professor, in developing a lead role in our successful liver directed-therapy program, inclusive of radioembolization.
Mark Mishra, MD, joined the Department of Radiation Oncology as an Assistant Professor on August 26. Dr. Mishra received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 2008 and completed his internship at the McGaw Medical Center in 2009. While in medical school, Dr. Mishra served as a Fellow and completed the Clinical Research Training Program at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Mishra recently completed his Radiation Oncology residency training at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Mishra will work initially at the downtown UMMC site but, by early 2014, he will become primarily based at Upper Chesapeake Health (UCH), where his focus will be on development of the clinical program at UCH and growing the UCH radiation oncology-based clinical trials and research program.
Elizabeth Nichols, MD, joined the Department of Radiation Oncology as an Assistant Professor on July 1. Dr. Nichols received her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2008 and completed her internship at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) in 2009. Dr. Nichols recently completed her Radiation Oncology residency training at UMMC, where she served as Chief Resident. She will be primarily based at Central Maryland Radiation Oncology Center (CMRO), located in Howard County, with a primary focus on the breast/Gammapod program. She will also oversee and promote the Stereotactic Based Radiation Therapy (SBRT) program for the center and assume the lead role in growing the CMRO clinical trials and research program.
Mary Beth Bollinger, DO, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, was among the co-authors on “Mobile Health Care Operations and Return on Investment in Predominately Underserved Children with Asthma: The Breathmobile Program” in Population Health Management, 2013 Aug;16(4):261-9; “Maternal Intolerance of Uncertainty, Anxiety and Adherence With Food Challenge Referrals” in The Journal of Health Psychology, 2013 Sep;18(9):1209-19; “Stress and Quality of Life in Caregivers of Inner-city Minority Children with Poorly Controlled Asthma” in The Journal of Pediatric Healthcare, 2013 Mar-Apr;27(2):127-34; and “Prescription Fill Patterns in Underserved Children With Asthma Receiving Subspecialty Care” in The Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 2013 Sep;111(3):185-9.
Rebecca Brotman, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health and Institute for Genome Sciences, was among the co-authors on “Menstrual Cycle and Detectable Human Papillomavirus In Reproductive-Age Women: A Time Series Study” in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2013 Nov;208(9):1404-1415.
Curt Civin, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Physiology, Associate Dean for Research, and director of the Center for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine, was among the co-authors on “Investigation of the Role of Interleukin-6 and Hepcidin Antimicrobial Peptide in the Development of Anemia with Age” in Haematologica, 2013 Oct;98(10):1633-1640.
Everly Conway de Macario, PhD, and Alberto J.L. Macario, MD (pictured), both Adjunct Professors, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, were among the co-authors on “The Future of Molecular Chaperones and Beyond” in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, 2013 Aug 1;123(8):3206-8; “Chaperonopathies and Chaperonotherapy. Hsp60 as Therapeutic Target in Cancer: Potential Benefits and Risks” in Current Pharmaceutical Design, 2013;19(3):452-7; and “Elevated Blood Hsp60, Its Structural Similarities and Cross-Reactivity with Thyroid Molecules and Its Presence on the Plasma Membrane of Oncoytes Point to the Chaperonin as an Immunopathogenic Factor in Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis” in Cell Stress Chaperones, 2013 Sep 22 [Epub ahead of print]. Dr. Alberto J.L. Macario also had an invited commentary on “Hsp60: Key Clinico-Pathological Factor and a Promising Therapeutic Target” published in World Medical Frontiers, 2013 July 22 [Epub ahead of print].
Vasken Dilsizian, MD, Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, was among the co-authors on “Anatomic Versus Physiologic Assessment of Coronary Artery Disease: Guiding Management Decisions Using Positron-Emission Tomography (PET) As a Physiologic Tool” in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2013, Aug 14 [Epub ahead of print]. He was also among the co-authors of “On Adding Versus Selecting Imaging Modalities for Incremental Diagnosis: A Case-Study of 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT in Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis” in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular Imaging, 2013 Sep; 6:1020-1.
Daniel Farber, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, co-authored “Footwear Recommendation Patterns of Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons” in Foot & Ankle Specialist, 2013 Jul 19 [Epub ahead of print].
Larry Forrester, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, was the lead author on “Clinical Application of a Modular Ankle Robot for Stroke Rehabilitation” in NeuroRehabilitation, 2013;33(1):85–97. He was also among the co-authors on “Changes In Passive Ankle Stiffness and Its Effects on Gait Function in Chronic Stroke Survivors” in the Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 2013 Jul;50(4):555-72, and “Anklebot-Assisted Locomotor Training After Stroke: A Novel Deficit-Adjusted Control Approach” in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2013; ppi: 2167-2174.
Howard Goldman, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, was among the co-authors on “Economic Grand Rounds: Financing First-Episode Psychosis Services in the United States” in Psychiatric Services, 2013 Jun;64(6):506-8. He was also among the co-authors on “Early Detection and Intervention in First-Episode Schizophrenia: A New Therapeutic Model” in JAMA, 2013;310(7):689-690.
Richard Goldberg PhD (pictured), Associate Professor; Gloria Reeves, MD, Assistant Professor; and Deborah Medoff, PhD, Associate Professor, all from the Department of Psychiatry, were among the co-authors on “MOVE!: Outcomes of a Weight Loss Program Modified for Veterans With Serious Mental Illness” in Psychiatric Services, 2013 Aug 1;64(8):737-44.
Tracy Hazen, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow; Claire Fraser, PhD (pictured), Professor, Departments of Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology; and David Rasko, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, all also from the Institute for Genome Sciences, which Dr. Fraser directs, were among the co-authors on “Draft Genome Sequences of Three O157 Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli Isolates” in Genome Announcements, 2013 Jul 18;1(4), pii: e00516-13.
Suma Hoffman, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, was among the co-authors on “A Novel Urinary Biomarker Profile to Identify Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in Critically Ill Neonates: A Pilot Study” in Pediatric Nephrology, 2013 Nov;28(11):2179-2188.
Richard Lichenstein, MD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, was among the co-authors on “Ambulatory Cell Phone Injuries in the United States: An Emerging National Concern” in The Journal of Safety Research, 2013 Aug 28 [Epub ahead of print].
Erik Lillehoj, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, was among the co-authors on “Improved Resistance to Eimeria Acervulina Infection in Chickens Due to Dietary Supplementation With Garlic Metabolites” in The British Journal of Nutrition, 2013 Jan 14;109(1):76-88.
Steven Ludwig, MD, Professor, and Daniel Gelb, MD (pictured), Associate Professor, both from the Department of Orthopaedics, were among the co-authors on “Biomechanical Comparison of the Pullout Strengths of C1 Lateral Mass Screws and C1 Posterior Arch Screws” in Spine Journal, 2013 Aug 20. pii: S1529-9430(13)00690-6 [Epub ahead of print].
David McDuff, MD, Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, is the long-time sports psychiatrist & mental trainer for the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles. He is the first psychiatrist in America to be given a Super Bowl ring. Dr. McDuff has been a SOM faculty for 25 years and for the past 18 years has lead a group of UMMC psychiatrists, psychologists, employee assistance professionals, and addiction specialists who have worked with Olympic, professional, collegiate, club and high school teams and athletes. Dr. McDuff documented his groundbreaking work in sports in his recent book Sports Psychiatry: Strategies for Life Balance & Peak Performance, published by American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
Steven Prior, PhD, Assistant Professor, and Alice Ryan, PhD, Professor, both from the Department of Medicine, were among the co-authors on “Low Clonogenic Potential of Circulating Angiogenic Cells Is Associated With Lower Density of Capillaries in Skeletal Muscle in Patients with Impaired Glucose Tolerance” in Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews, 2013; 29: 319–325.
Robert Reed, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, was among the co-authors on “Bilateral Lobar Lung Transplantation and Size Mismatch By pTLC-ratio” in the European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2013 Aug;44(2):394-5; “Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Serum Lipoproteins: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis” in Atherosclerosis, 2013 Apr;227(2):429-36; “Lung Size Mismatch and Survival After Single and Bilateral Lung Transplantation” in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2013 Aug;96(2):457-63; “Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Patients with End-Stage Lung Disease” in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 2013;9(7):687-693; “An Oversized Allograft Is Associated With Improved Survival After Lung Transplantation for Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension” in the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2013 Jul 19, pii: S1053-2498(13)01303-X [Epub ahead of print]; and “Donor-Recipient Size Matching and Survival after Lung Transplantation: A Cohort Study” in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, 2013 Aug 29 [Epub ahead of print].
E. Anne Reicherter, PT, DPT, PhD (pictured), Associate Professor; Karen Gordes, PT, DScPT, Assistant Professor; and Leslie Glickman, PT, PhD, Assistant Professor, all from the Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, were among the co-authors on “Creating Disseminator Champions for Evidence-Based Practice in Health Professions Education: An Educational Case Report” in Nurse Education Today, 2013 Jul;33(7):751-6.
David Riley, Senior Bioinformatics Software Engineer; Karsten Sieber, a PhD candidate in the Molecular Medicine Program; Kelly Robinson, a PhD candidate in the Molecular Medicine Program; James White, PhD, Bioninformatics Software Engineer; and Julie Dunning Hotopp, PhD (pictured), Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, all from the Institute for Genome Sciences, were among the co-authors on “Bacteria-Human Somatic Cell Lateral Gene Transfer Is Enriched in Cancer Samples” in PLoS Computational Biology, 2013 Jun;9(6):e1003107.
Frank Robb, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology and the Institute for Marine and Environmental Technology, was among the co-authors on “Deconstruction of Stable Cross-Beta Fibrillar Structures Into Toxic and Nontoxic Products Using a Mutated Archaeal Chaperonin” in ACS Chemical Biology, 2013 Sep 20;8(9):2095-101.
Geoffrey Rosenthal, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, was among the co-authors on “Public Health Science Agenda for Congenital Heart Defects: Report From a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Experts Meeting” in The Journal of the American Heart Association, 2013 Aug 28;2(5):e000256.
Eric Slade, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, was among the co-authors on “Assertive Community Treatment in Veterans Affairs Settings: Impact on Adherence To Antipsychotic Medication” in Psychiatric Services, 2013 May 1;64(5):445-51.
Marcelo Sztein, MD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, was the senior author on “Unexpected Heterogeneity of Multifunctional T Cells in Response to Superantigen Stimulation in Humans” in Clinical Immunology, 2013 Feb;146(2):140-52. Monica McArthur, MD, a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Pediatrics, was a co-author. Dr. Sztein was also joint senior author on “In Vitro Intestinal Mucosal Epithelial Responses to Wild-Type Salmonella Typhi and Attenuated Typhoid Vaccines” in Frontiers in Immunology, 2013 Feb 12;4:17. Myron Levine, MD, DTPH, the Grollman Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Vaccine Development, was a co-author. Dr. Sztein and Steven Czinn, MD, Professor and Chair; Thomas Blanchard, PhD, JD, Associate Professor; and Hua Ding, BM, PhD, Research Associate, all from the Department of Pediatrics, were among the co-authors on “Helicobacter pylori Induced Disruption of Monolayer Permeability and Proinflammatory Cytokine Secretion in Polarized Human Gastric Epithelial Cells” in Infection & Immunity, 2013 Mar;81(3):876-83.
Hervé Tettelin, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, and David Riley, Senior Bioinformatics Software Engineer, both from the Institute for Genome Sciences, were among the co-authors on “Genome Sequences of Two Pathogenic Streptococcus agalactiae Isolates From the One-Humped Camel Camelus dromedarius” in Genome Announcements, 2013 Jul 18;1(4), pii: e00515-13 [Epub ahead of print].
Lai-Xi Wang, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and the Institute of Human Virology, was among the co-authors on “Synthetic Glycopeptides Reveal the Glycan Specificity of HIV-Neutralizing Antibodies” in Nature Chemical Biology, 2013 Aug;9(8):521-6; and “Structural Basis For Diverse N-glycan Recognition by HIV-1-Neutralizing V1-V2-Directed Antibody PG16” in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, 2013 Jul;20(7):804-13.
Kelly Westlake, PhD, PT, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, was the lead author on “Neural Plasticity and Implications for Hand Rehabilitation After Neurological Insult” in The Journal of Hand Therapy, 2013 Apr-Jun;26(2):87-92.
Michael Witting, MD, MS (pictured), Associate Professor; Sarah Sommerkamp, MD, RDMS, Assistant Professor; and Brian Euerle, MD, RDMS, Associate Professor, all from the Department of Emergency Medicine, were among the co-authors on “No Effect of Valsalva Maneuver or Trendelenburg Angle on Axillary Vein Size” in The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2013 Sep;45(3):452-457.