What’s on my mind this month is the progress we have made only a little over a year into our Vision 2020 strategic plan.
Vision 2020 for UM Medicine was developed to position ourselves for maximum and extraordinary success through accelerating the pace of discovery, collaboration, innovation and quality of patient-centered care. When I announced this strategic plan in June of 2013, I spoke about our goals for each of the School of Medicine’s mission areas: education, research, clinical care and outreach. Many of you are aware of the programs that we have established to accomplish our Vision 2020 for Research, articulated through the multi-faceted initiative called ACCEL-Med (Accelerating Innovation and Discovery in Medicine). I am extraordinarily pleased with the commitment of our faculty, staff, students and trainees to realizing the goals of ACCEL-Med. However, in this issue of SOMnews, I would like to put the spotlight on our Vision 2020 for Clinical Care.
Together, the School of Medicine and University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) form the premier healthcare system serving Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic Region. Our faculty physicians and staff are known for their unwavering commitment to providing the highest quality patient care and service excellence. Academic medical schools such as ours play a critical role in sustaining and improving the health and well-being of all people, but especially for the communities surrounding our institution.
Our Vision 2020 goals for clinical care include
- Becoming unquestionably Maryland and the region’s premier clinical healthcare system;
- Making service excellence and patient-friendly, patient-centered, high-quality, and safe care our top priorities; and
- Ensuring that all academic units have a balance of physician-educators and physician-scientists, and that both are equally valued.
To more fully articulate how we can accomplish these goals, I charged William Regine, MD, who is the Isadore & Fannie Schneider Foxman Chair in the Department of Radiation Oncology, as well as a professor in the department, with forming a committee of faculty physicians to assess the School of Medicine’s areas of strengths and where improvements could be made, and to provide me with recommendations on how we might proceed. Over the course of many discussions, the Clinical Resources Advisory Group (CRAG) has made a thorough assessment of the clinical care services overseen by School of Medicine faculty, primarily at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). The CRAG has identified potential resources that could be used to help reinvigorate our current programs, and made specific recommendations on how the UM Medicine leadership could further strengthen our world-class care. Based on recommendations by the CRAG, we will implement strategies in the short, intermediate and long term.
In addition to the expert counsel I have received from Dr. Regine and his colleagues on the CRAG, I also want to highlight just a handful of our clinical programs that exemplify what we aim to accomplish through our Vision 2020 for Clinical Care.
- In June of this year, the cyclotron, which will deliver the most cutting-edge cancer therapy to patients, was installed into the Maryland Proton Treatment Center. The placement of this equipment signals that we are one step closer to completing what will become a life-saving and life-changing cancer treatment center.
- For the fourth year in a row, the University of Maryland Division of Transplantation performed more liver transplants than any other transplant program in the State of Maryland.
- We have established magnet, or near-magnet, designated programs of excellence in several key areas, including cardiac valve replacement and pediatric heart transplantation at UMMC, and in sports medicine at the UM Rehabilitation and Orthopaedics Institute.
- This month the UMSOM Clinical Neurobehavioral Center will open in the Waterloo Crossing building in Columbia, Maryland. This Center will be dedicated to conducting the pinnacle of neurobehavioral research and work to develop medications and treatments for alcohol and drug addiction and prevention.
The acute care services in trauma, surgery, transplantation and cancer treatment delivered by our faculty at UMMC are among the best in the nation. Equally vital to the acute care services for which our faculty physicians are renowned are the services our clinicians provide to patients with chronic diseases. Diabetes, heart disease, pulmonary diseases and infectious diseases affect millions of Americans, especially those living in major metropolitan areas. As an academic medical center located in Baltimore City, our clinicians and hospital staff face unique challenges in addressing the health needs of our patients. Each day our clinicians must grapple with numerous barriers to success, including overcoming health disparities and inequalities, training a culturally sensitive workforce, and educating a diverse patient population about the importance of preventive health.
The series of articles presented in this month’s SOMnews highlight the faculty-run ambulatory care services that have moved to—and will expand at—the UMMC Midtown Campus. Transitioning key health programs to the new location has transformed a former community hospital into a “University Hospital.” This demonstrates the strategic and innovative thinking that Vision 2020 for Clinical Care is intended to inspire. Rather than use an old model, where primary care physicians refer patients with chronic conditions to multiple specialists, often located in different clinics, care at Midtown will be comprehensive and all-inclusive. For example, a patient with Type-2 diabetes can meet with her endocrinologist, podiatrist, nutritionist and eye doctor all in one place. Creating easier access to care is just one way in which our faculty physicians are transforming health services to meet the needs of Baltimore residents.
Delivering care requires us to adapt to the local culture, understand our citizens’ perspectives, and relate to our patients. Improving well-being cannot be accomplished by understanding the research alone. We must take this information and apply it to real-life settings, which is why our clinical care mission is so vital to our success. The lives of patients are saved because discovery and medicine continue to advance at a tenacious pace, thanks to the tireless efforts and extraordinary contributions of our faculty physicians.
In the relentless pursuit of excellence, I am
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
ACCEL-Med (Accelerating Innovation and Discovery in Medicine) is a crucial component of Vision 2020 for UM Medicine and encapsulates the research vision for the School of Medicine.
It’s September, the start of a new academic year and a new season, so here are the five things you need to know about ACCEL-Med for your new month:
- The Brain Science Research Consortium Unit (BSRCU) has been very productive. They’ve selected three areas in which to focus their efforts: studies using high intensity focused ultrasound for neuromodulation; work to understand neuroinflammation; and research on neuropsychiatrtic disorders. They’ve set their inaugural research retreat for Wednesday, October 8th in the SMC Campus Center. And they’ve issued their first newsletter.
- Registration for the Second Annual Festival of Science, which will be held in the HSFII Auditorium on December 12th, opens this month. Check your email for the link to the registration page, or visit the SOM Festival of Science 2014 Website to sign up to attend this year’s symposium.
- Year two of the Foundations of Research and Critical Thinking course has started for the Class of 2017. Already, 157 second-year students have selected mentors for their independent projects and feedback has been very positive.
- Under the direction of the SOM Program in Personalized and Genomic Medicine and the Center for Innovative Biomedical Resources, the UM BioBank will open later this year. The BioBank, funded through a $1.6 million NIH grant, will store patient samples for use in future research that may lead to new and improved methods of diagnosing, treating and preventing a myriad of diseases and chronic conditions.
Last, but certainly not least,
- The recipients of the Dean’s Challenge Award will be announced later this month. The reviewers had the unenviable task of narrowing down the 19 submissions to a final 6, and, from this group, the winners were selected. Check your Inbox for a special announcement from Dean Reece soon. Visit the ACCEL-Med Website for updates and more on this important initiative for the School of Medicine at http://medschool.umaryland.edu/ACCEL-Med/.
We applaud our colleagues on their recent appointments!
Michael Grasso, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine and Emergency Medicine, has been certified in clinical informatics by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He is one of 432 people in the United States to pass the inaugural certification examination.
We welcome out new faculty!
Adrian Holloway, MD, has been appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics’ Division of Critical Care. He received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, in 2002. Dr. Holloway was awarded a Doctor of Medicine Degree from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, VA, in 2006. He completed a residency in Pediatrics in 2009 at Shands/University of Florida Children’s Hospital, Gainesville, FL. He did an internship in Pediatrics (2007) at Shands/University of Florida Children’s Hospital in Gainesville, FL. He is board certified in Pediatrics. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Society of Critical Care Medicine and Student National Medical Association. Before coming to SOM, he did a fellowship in Pediatrics Critical Care-Medicine at Children’s National Medical Center at George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Yuji Zhang, PhD, was appointed as an Interim Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, effective July 14.
Kudos to our colleagues who are experts in their fields and give their all to represent the School of Medicine!
Carissa Baker-Smith, MD, MS, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, recently presented “Healthy Start to a Healthy Heart” at an event sponsored by the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics on June 25. The seminar, entitled “The Role of the Pediatric Subspecialist in Obesity Care,” was held at the Handelman Conference Center of the Beacon Institute in Columbia, MD.
Maureen Black, PhD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, presented “Common Feeding and Behavioral Problems in the Toddler Years” to the Latin America Pediatric Society in Guatemala City, Guatemala, on May 28. She also presented “Micronutrient Effects on Cognition: State of Knowledge in Low-Resource Cultures” at the Micronutrient Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on June 3. Dr. Black and Renee Fox, MD, Executive Director, The Institute for a Healthiest Maryland, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, and Erin Hager, PhD, Assistant Professor, also from the Department of Pediatrics, hosted a state-wide school wellness conference in collaboration with partners at the Maryland State Department of Education and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The conference, entitled “Making Wellness Work: One School at a Time” was attended by over 150 representatives from nearly every school system in Maryland. At the conference, Dr. Hager formally released a new guide to school-level wellness policy implementation that was prepared through this academic-agency partnership, based on data collected through the CDC-funded Maryland Wellness Policies and Practices Project. Dr. Black and Dr. Hager, along with Laura Hungerford, DVM, MPH, PhD, Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, and Kirstin Hurley, PhD, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, all presented on “Food Swamps and Food Desserts: Associations with Obesity and Diet among Urban Adolescent Girls” at the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity in San Diego, CA, on May 22.
Alena Egense, MGC, CGC, Genetic Counselor, Department of Pediatrics, presented “Quality of Life for Families With a Child With CdLS: Differences Between Families Based on the Child’s Primary Residence Location” at the 6th National Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) Scientific & Educational Symposia, held in Costa Mesa, CA, in June.
Samer El-Kamary, MB, ChB, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, was invited to present “Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Multi-Center Trial Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Oral Silymarin in Acute Hepatitis” at The 2nd Silibinin Workshop in Cologne, Germany, on May 23. He was also invited by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the NIH to present “Risk-Based Screening Versus Universal Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection” at Endemic and Emerging Viral Diseases of Priority in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)—A Scientific Workshop, which was hosted by NIAID and NIH; Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar; and the Qatar National Research Fund of the Qatar Foundation. The conference was held in Doha, Qatar, from May 26–29.
Michelle Giglio, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine; W. Florian Fricke, PhD, Assistant Professor; Hervé Tettelin, PhD, Associate Professor; and David Rasko, PhD, Associate Professor, all from the Department of Microbiology & Immunology; Heather Huot Creasy, Bioinformatics Analyst; Sonia Agrawal, Bioinformatics Software Engineer, Senior; Cesar Arze, Bioinformatics Software Engineer II; and Yang Song, MS, Postdoctoral Fellow, all from the Institute for Genome Sciences, hosted the “WS-16 Do-It-Yourself Microbial Genome Sequence Analysis” workshop at the 114th American Society for Microbiology General Meeting in Boston, MA, in May.
Erik Lillehoj, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, was an invited speaker at the Seventh Annual NIH/FDA Glycosciences Research Day in Bethesda, MD, on May 19, where he presented “NEU1 Sialidase Increases Shedding of MUC1 Ectodomain as a Decoy Receptor for Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Decreasing Bacterial Adhesion to Human Airway Epithelia.”
Terrence Mulligan, DO, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was a faculty member for the 12th Middle East Emergency Medicine Congress, held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in early June. He presented two lectures: “Building a Geriatric Emergency Department” and “Literature Review for Pediatrics.” He also traveled to Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman to present three hours of Grand Rounds lectures on clinical emergency medicine topics at Sultan Qaboos University.
William Regine, MD, the Isadore & Fannie Schneider Foxman Chair and Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, presented “Management of Brain Metastases” as a visiting professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Nebraska (Omaha) in June. While at the University of Nebraska, he was also an invited speaker at the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, where he presented “Adjuvant Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?”
Yan Wang, MD, DrPH, Assistant Professor; Erin Hager, PhD, Assistant Professor; Raquel Arbaiza, Research Assistant Clinical; and Maureen Black, PhD, Professor, all from the Department of Pediatrics; along with Larry Magder, PhD, Professor, and Samantha Wilkes, Epiemiology Assistant II, both from the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, presented “Support in Relation to Physical Activity in Urban African American Adolescent Girls: A Multi-Informant Model” at the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity in San Diego, CA, on May 22.
Cedric Yu, Dsc, Clinical Professor; Elizabeth Nichols MD, Assistant Professor; Steven Feigenberg MD, Professor; and Yildirim Mutaf, PhD, Associate Professor, all from the Department of Radiation Oncology, gave three presentations at the Radiosurgery Society’s Stereotactic Radiosurgery/Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Scientific Meeting in Minneapolis, MN, on May 8. The presentations focused on the new GammaPod system developed at Maryland for breast radiation treatment.
Three Department of Emergency Medicine faculty members presented lectures at EMS Care 2014, the annual continuing education conference in Ocean City, MD, sponsored by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) in May. Jennifer Guyther, MD, Instructor, presented “Sticks and Stones and Broken Bones: Pediatric Injuries.” Roger Stone, MD, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor, presented a breakout session on “Crew Resource Management: It’s Not Just a ‘Fire Thing’!” Ben Lawner, DO, MS, EMT-P, Assistant Professor, presented “Controversies and Conundrums in Trauma Care” and delivered the closing keynote address “EMS Darwin Awards: Perfectly Good Calls Gone Bad.”
Congratulations to our very productive faculty on their recent grants and contracts!
Vicki Gray, MPT, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science, received a two-year, $154,000 grant from the American Heart Association for “A Comparison of Reactive and Voluntary Lateral Step Training to Reduce Falls and Improve Balance in Persons Post-Stroke.”
W. Jonathan Lederer, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Physiology, and Director of The Center for Biomedical Engineering and Technology (BioMET), received a $3.55 million grant from NIH/NHLBI for “Multi-scale Spatiotemporal Modeling of Cardiac Mitochondria.” The grant combines advanced computer modeling with state-of-the-art imaging and electrophysiology.
Linda Orkin Lewin, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, received a one-year, $22,165 grant from the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s Center for Community Based Engagement and Learning for “Improving the Health of the Children of Upton/Druid Heights: A Unique Collaboration to Motivate and Educate Families through Health Learning Parties.”
Myaing Nyunt, MD, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and the Center for Vaccine Development, received a seven-month, $15,633 grant, with one additional potential year, from the Regents of the University of California San Francisco, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, for “Antimalarial Pharmacology in HIV Co-infected Children and Pregnant Women.” Initiated in 2010, this grant supports an ongoing clinical study in a rural site, Tororo, Uganda, to evaluate the impact of pregnancy and age on antimalarial pharmacokinetics and treatment outcomes. She also received a $399,845 grant from The Open Society Foundation for assisting in the optimization and reform of Myanmar’s medical and public health systems by inclusive cooperation and coordination of diverse scientific communities, using malaria and bioethics as catalysts for social transformation. Success in the first year of this grant will lead to further support from the Open Society and other institutions promoting health forces in the non-governmental and civil society based organizations.
Sarah Ransom, BS, a PhD student in the Department of Physiology working in the lab of Thomas Blanpied, PhD, Associate Professor, received a two-year, $74,584 NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) F31 individual training grant from the National Institute of Mental Health for “Regulation of NMDA Receptor Activation by Postsynaptic Nanostructure.”
J. Kathleen Tracy, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, has received a three-year, $4,972,000 contract with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for “Research and Evaluation for the Maryland Center of Excellence for Problem Gambling.”
Min Zhan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, has received a one-year, $13,557 service agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for statistical consulting services.
Congratulations to the following who have received honors!
Gad Alon, PT, PhD, Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science, has been awarded the John H. P. Maley Lecture Award for 2015 from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). This honor is awarded to physical therapists who have made distinguished contributions to the profession of physical therapy in any area of clinical practice. Dr. Alon will deliver the John H.P. Maley Lecture at the general session of NEXT (formerly the APTA Annual Conference), which will be held in National Harbor, MD from June 3–6, 2015.
Andrew Hanna, MS-IV, and Duc Nguyen, MS-III, are the recipients of the 2014 Radiation Oncology Research Scholarship Awards. Each recipient received a $1,250 scholarship, to go toward their medical school tuition. Mr. Hanna’s work with the Department of Radiation Oncology has contributed to three scientific presentations and one peer-reviewed article. His project “What Predicts for Volumetric Increase Following Stereotactic Radiosurgery?” has been accepted for presentation at the 2014 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting in San Francisco, CA, this fall. Mr. Nguyen has worked with department faculty mentors France Carrier, PhD, Associate Professor; Navesh Sharma, MD, Assistant Professor, and Young Kwok, MD, Associate Professor. He has presented on his basic science research at ASTRO, the American Association for Cancer Research, and other venues. His work has contributed to one peer-reviewed article from Dr. Carrier’s lab.
Daphne Katz, MS-II, is the recipient of the 2014 Department of Radiation Oncology Summer Fellowship Award. The fellowship program, funded by an Endowment Fund for Academic Excellence in Radiation Oncology, provides either a mentored research practicum in radiobiology or a clinical research project in medical (clinical) physics or clinical radiation oncology. Daphne received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and spent a year as a research fellow at the National Cancer Institute. She will spend her 10-week fellowship period completing a clinical research project, will receive a $2,500 stipend, and will present her work at this year’s Student Research Forum.
Devinder Singh, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, earned 3rd place at the annual Abdominal Wall Reconstruction conference in Washington DC, in June, for his research project “Novel Technique for Innervated Abdominal Wall Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation: A Separation of Components Approach.” His award was presented by Vasilios Mavrophilipos, MS-III.
A job well done to all who have kept us in the media spotlight!
Maureen Black, PhD, Professor, and Renee Fox, MD, Associate Professor and Director, Institute for Healthiest MD, both from the Department of Pediatrics, were among the co-authors of the op-ed “Support Science, Not Potato Special Interests” in The Baltimore Sun on May 16.
Claire Fraser, PhD, Professor, Departments of Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology, and Director, Institute for Genome Sciences, was interviewed in the June issue of Scientific American in the article “How Gut Bacteria Help Make Us Fat and Thin.”
Elijah Saunders, MD, was a guest on the Kingdom Culture WPGR (World Power Gospel Radio) show The Voices of Inspiration, Power & Information on June 14. The month of June was International Men’s Month and Men’s Health Month. During the interview they highlighted Dr. Saunders’ contribution to the medical field and also discussed minority health concerns, particularly as they relate to men.
Hats off to those who have been published!
Soren Bentzen, PhD, DMSc, Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, was among the co-authors on “Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer, the TARGIT-A Trial” in The Lancet, 2014 May 17;383 (9930):1716-7. He was also among the co-authors on “Interactive Decision-Support Tool for Risk-Based Radiation Therapy Plan Comparison for Hodgkin Lymphoma in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, 2014 Feb 1;88 (2): 433-45; “Towards Individualized Dose Constraints: Adjusting the QUANTEC Radiation Pneumonitis Model for Clinical Risk Factors,” in Acta Oncologica. 2014 May;53(5):605-12; “A Genome Wide Association Study (GWAS) Providing Evidence of an Association Between Common Genetic Variants and Late Radiotherapy Toxicity,” in Radiotherapy and Oncology, 2014 May;111(2):178-85; “Locoregional Control of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in Relation to Automated Early Assessment of Tumor Regression on Cone Beam Computed Tomography,” in International Journal of Clinical Oncology, Biology, Physics, 2014 Jul 15;89(4): 916-23; “Comparison of Radiation-Induced Normal Lung Tissue Density Changes for Patients From Multiple Institutions Receiving Conventional or Hypofractionated Treatments,” in International Journal of Clinical Oncology, Biology, Physics, 2014 Jul 15;89(4): 626-32; “Radiogenomics: Radiobiology Enters the Era of Big Data and Team Science,” in International Journal of Clinical Oncology, Biology, Physics, 2014 Jul 15;89(4): 709-13; and “Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer: More Food for Thought From Recent Trial” in Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2014 Jun 10;32(17):1852-3.
Maureen Black, PhD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, was among the co-authors on “Reassessing the Value of Vaccines” in Lancet Global Health, May 2014; 2:e251-2.
Rebecca Brotman, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health; Pawel Gajer, PhD, Research Associate, Department of Microbiology & Immunology; and Jacques Ravel, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, all also from the Institute for Genome Sciences, where Dr. Ravel is Associate Director of Genomics, were among the co-authors on “Interplay Between the Temporal Dynamics of the Vaginal Microbiota and Human Papillomavirus Detection” in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2014 Jun18 [Epub ahead of print].
Christina Boulton, MD, Assistant Professor, and Robert O’Toole, MD, Professor, both from the Department of Orthopaedics, were among the co-authors on “Tibial and Fibular Shaft Fractures,” a chapter in Rockwood and Green’s Fractures in Adults, 8th edition, published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins in September 2014.
Michael Chuong, MD, Assistant Professor; D. Hunter Boggs, MD, Resident; Kruti Patel, MD, Resident; and William Regine, MD, the Isadore & Fannie Schneider Foxman Chair and Professor, all from the Department of Radiation Oncology, were among the authors on “Adjuvant Chemoradiation for Pancreatic Cancer: What Does the Evidence Tell Us?” in the Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology, 2014 Jun;5:166–177.
Vasken Dilsizian, MD, Professor; Jane Kim, MD, Assistant Professor; and Wengen Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, all from the department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, along with Erika Feller, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, were among the co-authors on “FDG PET-CT Imaging for Left Ventricular Assist Device Associated Infections” in the Journal of American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular Imaging, 2014 Aug;7(8):839-842.
Jack Guralnik, MD, PhD, MPH, Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, was among the co-authors on “Effect of Structured Physical Activity on Prevention of Major Mobility Disability in Older Adults: The LIFE Study Randomized Clinical Trial,” in the Journal of American Medical Association, 2014 May 27 [Epub ahead of print].
Seth Kligerman, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, was among the co-authors on “The Clinical Staging of Lung Cancer Through Imaging: A Radiologist’s Guide to the Revised Staging System and Rationale for the Changes” in Radiologic Clinics of North America, 2014;52(1):69-83. He and Wengen Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, along with Hao Zhang, PhD, Instructor; Warren D. D’Souza, PhD, MBA, Associate Professor; Mohan Suntharalingam, MD, Professor; and Wei Lu, PhD, Assistant Professor, all from the department of Radiation Oncology, were among the co-authors on “Modeling Pathologic Response of Esophageal Cancer to Chemoradiation Therapy Using Spatial-Temporal 18F-FDG PET Features, Clinical Parameters, and Demographics” in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, 2014;88:195-203.
Linda Orkin Lewin, MD, Associate Professor; Erin Giudice, MD, Assistant Professor; Jason Custer, MD, Assistant Professor; Robert Habicht, MD, Assistant Professor; and Chief Residents Olga Charnaya, MD, and Jennie Hart, MD, all from the Department of Pediatrics, and Leah Millstein, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, were among the co-authors on “Implementation of a Monitored Educational Curriculum and Impact on Pediatric Resident In-Training Exam Scores” in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 2014 Jun;6(2):377-8.
Joshua Lewis, PhD, Assistant Professor; Laura Yerges-Armstrong, PhD, Assistant Professor; Amber Beitelshees, PharmD, Assistant Professor; Richard Horenstein, MD, Assistant Professor; Alan Shuldiner, MD, the John L. Whitehurst Professor of Medicine, Director of the Program in Pharmacogenomics and Genomic Medicine, and Associate Dean for Personalized Medicine, all from the Department of Medicine and Program for Personalized and Genomic Medicine, were among the co-authors on “Pharmacometabolomics Reveals that Serotonin is Implicated in Aspirin Response Variability” in CPT Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology, 2014 Jul 16 [E-pub ahead of print].
Erik Lillehoj, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, was among the co-authors on “IL-17A Regulates Eimeria tenella Schizont Maturation and Migration in Avian Coccidiosis” in Veterinary Research, 2014;45:25-33. He was also among the co-authors on “Comparison of Live Eimeria Vaccination With In-Feed Salinomycin on Growth and Immune Status in Broiler Chickens” in Research in Veterinary Science, 2014 Aug;95(1):110-4.
Jay Magaziner, PhD, MSHyg, Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, was among the co-authors on “Survival and Functional Outcomes Among Nursing Home Residents With Hip Fracture” in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, 2014 Aug 1;174(8):1273-80.
Daniel Morgan, MD, Associate Professor, and Michelle Shardell, PhD, Professor, both of the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, were among the co-authors on “Improving Hand Hygiene Compliance With Point-of-Use Reminder Signs Designed Using Theoretically-Grounded Messages” in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 2014 May;35;(5):593-594. Dr. Morgan and Lisa Pineles, MA, Research Associate, were among the co-authors on “Survey of Infection Prevention Informatics Use and Practitioner Satisfaction in US Hospitals” in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 2014 July;35(7):891-3. Dr. Morgan and Anthony Harris MD, MPH, Professor, were co-authors on “The Gap in Patient Protection for Outpatient Cosmetic Surgery” in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, 2014;174(7):1142-1143.
Casey Overby, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, was among the co-authors on “Estimating Heritability of Drug-induced Liver Injury from Common Variants and Implications for Future Study Designs” in Scientific Reports, 2014, Jul 21;4:5762.
Aruna Panda, BVSc, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor; Ivan Tatarov, DVM, Research Associate; Annabelle Crusan, DVM, MS, Research Veterinarian; Michael Lipsky, PhD, Professor; and Louis DeTolla, VMD, PhD, DACLAM, all from the Department of Pathology, as well as the Program in Comparative Medicine, which Dr. DeTolla directs, along with Myron Levine, MD, DTPH, Director, Center for Vaccine Development and Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Microbiology and Immunology, were among the co-authors on “A Rabbit Model of Non-Typhoidal Salmonella bacteremia” in Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 2014 Jul 3 [Epub ahead of print].
Kelly Westlake, PT, PhD, Assistant Professor, and Elizabeth Woytowicz, BS, Graduate Student, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science, were contributing authors on, “Capturing Subject Variability in Data-Driven fMRI Analysis: A Graph-Theoretical Comparison” in Proceedings of the Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), which was held in Princeton, NJ, in March.
Junfang Wu, BM, PhD, Assistant Professor; Bogdan Stoica, MD, Assisant Professor; and Alan Faden, MD, Professor, all from the Department of Anesthesiology, along with Boris Sabirzhanov, PhD, and Zaorui Zhao, PhD, both Postdoctoral Fellows in the Center for Shock, Trauma & Anesthesiology Research (STAR), which Dr. Faden directs, were among the co-authors on “Isolated Spinal Cord Contusion in Rats Induces Chronic Brain Neuroinflammation, Neurodegeneration and Cognitive Impairment: Involvement of Cell Cycle Activation” in the Journal of Neuroscience, 2014 Jun 25;13(15) [Epub ahead of print]. Drs. Sabirzhanov, Zhao, Stoica, Wu and Faden, along with the Department of Anesthesiology’s David Loane, PhD, Assistant Professor, and Susan Dorsey, PhD, RN, were among the co-authors on “Down-Regulation of miR-23a and miR-27a Following Experimental Traumatic Brain Injury Induces Neuronal Cell Death Through Activation of Pro-Apoptotic Bcl-2 Proteins” in the Journal of Neuroscience, 2014 Jul 23;34(30):10055-71.
Laura Yerges-Armstrong, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and Program in Personalized and Genomic Medicine, was among co-authors on “Genetic Evidence For a Normal-Weight ‘Metabolically Obese’ Phenotype Linking Insulin Resistance, Hypertension, Coronary Artery Disease and Type-2 Diabetes” in Diabetes, 2014 21 Jul [E-pub ahead of print]. She and Patrick McArdle, PhD, Assistant Professor, and Elizabeth Streeten, MD, Associate Professor, also from the Department of Medicine and Program in Personalized and Genomic Medicine, were among co-authors on “Parent-of-Origin-Specific Allelic Associations Among 106 Genomic loci For Age at Menarche” in Nature, 2014 July 23 [E-pub ahead of print].
An item in the August issue regarding a paper published in Glycobiology listed an incorrect senior author. The correct senior author on this paper was Nicholas Stamatos, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and Institute of Human Virology.
The item should have read:
Nicholas Stamatos, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and Institute of Human Virology, was the lead author on “Changes in Polysialic Acid Expression on Myeloid Cells During Differentiation and Recruitment to Sites of Inflammation: Role in Phagocytosis” in Glycobiology, 2014 Sep;24 (9):864-879 [Epub ahead of print May 27]. Alan Cross, MD, Professor; Lei Zhang, MD, Lead Research Specialist; and Wilbur Chen, MD, Associate Professor, all from the Department of Medicine and the Center for Vaccine Development, and Kim Hankey, PhD, Research Associate, Department of Radiation Oncology, were among the co-authors.