What’s on my mind this month is what it means to become known as a national leader with an established program of excellence in a medical specialty.
We are fortunate to have multiple faculty leaders who are among the best in their respective fields. These individuals truly embody the School of Medicine’s guiding principle of “discovery-based medicine,” whereby our approach to treatment, procedures and management of patients at hospitals across the University of Maryland Medical System are based on fundamental research conducted in the laboratory. I am pleased that we have many exceptional clinical programs at the University of Maryland: cancer; cardiac valve replacement; pediatric heart transplantation; comprehensive cardiovascular medicine & surgery; sports medicine; multi-organ transplantation; and diabetes and metabolic disorders.
I have often written or spoken about our top-tier clinical programs, but what does it mean to have a “Center of Excellence?” A 2013 Becker’s Hospital Review article about investing in a clinical Center of Excellence articulated well the importance of having such a center. “Developing Centers of Excellence can provide a platform for hospitals and health systems to align physicians in quality improvement, reduce costs through greater efficiencies and create market differentiation through clinical excellence and high patient satisfaction,” it explained. The article went on to discuss six important components, or targets, which set Centers of Excellence apart from their peers. These include enhancing quality; alignment of physicians; attracting physicians; market differentiation; setting industry standards; and cost savings. A Center which consistently delivers in each component can guarantee the highest-quality, patient-centered care, given by physicians whose practice is rooted in evidenced-based medicine, and in the most streamlined and cost-effective manner.
The University of Maryland Medicine—the brand which encapsulates the strong partnership between the School of Medicine and the Medical System—stands out among other academic medical centers because it hits all the targets mentioned in the Becker’s Hospital Review article. However, we can always do better. No top-tier institution stays ahead of the pack while resting on its laurels. This is why we launched the new Program in Lung Healing last month. As the center spread of this issue summarizes, this new program will not only address pulmonary diseases, but will do so by bringing together some of our best physician-scientists, who will use new scientific approaches to lung healing, including stem cell therapy, tissue engineering, personalized diagnostics, and advances in solid organ transplantation, as well as new technology platforms being developed for artificial respiration.
While I have great expectations that the Lung Health Program will become our newest program of excellence, I strongly encourage everyone to strive to meet the high standards we have set for the School of Medicine, further establishing ourselves as the pre- eminent leader in discovery-based medicine and a thriving biomedical research enterprise. 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
A job well done to all who have kept us in the media spotlight!
Jason Custer, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, was interviewed on Friday, December 19, 2014 for an iCritical Care Podcast with Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM, from Stony Brook University Children’s Hospital.
Emerson Wickwire, PhD, ABPP, CBSM, FAASM, Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine, was featured on Maryland Public Television’s Your Health segment on February 16.
Kudos to our colleagues who are experts in their fields and give their all to represent the School of Medicine!
Cynthia Bearer, MD, PhD, the Mary Gray Cobey Professor of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, submitted written comments to the FDA hearing for the “Food Advisory Committee Susceptible Populations Meeting on Including Neonates as a Susceptible Population.”
Alan Faden, MD, the David S. Brown Professor in Trauma in the Department of Anesthesiology, and Director of the Center for Shock, Trauma & Anesthesiology Research (STAR) presented “Chronic Neuroinflammation Following Brain or Spinal Cord Injury” on October 3, 2014 at the University of Vermont School of Medicine Department of Neurological Sciences Grand Rounds. He also presented “Neuroinflammation After Neurotrauma: New Therapeutic Targets” on October 16, 2014 at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine Drug Discovery and Inflammation Symposium.
Diana (Denni) Fishbein, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, and Director of the Center for Translational Research on Adversity, Neurodevelopment, and Substance Abuse (C-TRANS), was invited to participate in the Meeting of the Prevention Economic Planning and Research (PEPR) Network at the White House on December 8–9, 2014, as part of a “Building the Science of Investing in Healthy Development” national initiative, headed by Duke University. Dr. Fishbein presented her translational research on elucidating the neurodevelopmental effects of adversity in high poverty neighborhoods and the potential to reverse the damage with targeted evidence-based interventions.
Stacy Fisher, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, presented “Poison Control Data Show Energy Drinks and Young Kids Don’t Mix” at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2014 Conference.
David Kaetzel, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, was an invited to present “Direct Participation of the Metastasis Suppressor NME1 in DNA Repair Pathways” at the 9th International Conference of Anticancer Research in Porto Carras, Greece on October 9, 2014. He also served on the “Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers” peer review panel of the Department of Defense, Congressionally-Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) in Reston, VA, from November 12–14, 2014.
Mary Kay Lobo, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology was selected as one of ten early career investigators from across the world to represent the U.S. and participate in a Future Leaders group at the 11th Annual Science and Technology in Society forum, held in Kyoto, Japan in October 2014.
Alberto J. L. Macario, MD, and Everly Conway de Macario, PhD, both Adjunct Professors, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, presented “HSP60 Activity on 16HBE Cells After Oxidative and Pro-Inflammatory Stimuli” at the ERS (European Respiratory Society) International Congress in Munich, Germany, September 6–10, 2014; “A Pathogenic Mutation of CCT5 Causing Distal Neuropathy in Humans Disrupts Hexadecamer Assembly” at the CSSI (Cell Stress Society International) VIIth International Symposium on Heat Shock Proteins in Biology and Medicine in Old Town Alexandria, VA, November 1–5, 2014; and “The Pathology of the Molecular Chaperones” at the Decima Conferenza dei Ricercatori Italiani nel Mondo (10th Conference of Italian Researchers in the World) in Houston, TX, December 6, 2014.
Colin Mackenzie, MB, ChB, Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and the Center for Shock, Trauma and Anesthesiology Research, presented “Evaluation of Individual Surgeon Technical Skills During Four Emergency Procedures,” a one-hour lecture based on his findings studying more than 80 surgeons performing emergency trauma procedures on cadavers, at the Association of Military Surgeons of the US in Washington, DC, on December 3, 2014.
James Russell, MB, ChB, MS, FRCP, FACP, Professor, Departments of Neurology and Anatomy and Neurobiology, presented the following lectures at the 2014 Neurodiab Meeting in Sopron, Hungary: “Nicotinamide Adenine Nucleotide (NAD+) Treatment and Activation of Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) Prevent and Reverse Experimental Diabetic Neuropathy” and “Brain Diabetic Neurodegeneration Segregates With Low Intrinsic Aerobic Capacity.”
Richard Thompson, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, presented “Importance of Measurement in Understanding Zinc Biology: Current Issues and Future Challenges” at the Zinc/UK meeting in London, UK. He also delivered an invited lecture at the University of Florence, Italy, entitled “Carbonic Anhydrase-Based Biosensors for Metal Ions,” and co-chaired a workshop sponsored by the European Union Council on Science and Technology/Zinc-NET on zinc measurement technology, also in London.
Congratulations to our very productive faculty on their recent grants and contracts!
Richard Eckert, PhD, the John F. B. Weaver Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, was recently awarded an R01 grant from NIH/NCI to research “Stem Cells and Skin Cancer Prevention and Angiogenesis.”
Gary Fiskum, PhD, the M. Jane Matjasko Professor for Research and Vice-Chair for Research, Department of Anesthesiology, received a three-year, $2,307,489 award from the US Air Force Medical Service for “Effects of Hypobaria on Brain Injury and Mortality Following Head Trauma Combined with Hemorrhagic Shock.” Co-investigators include Deborah Stein, MD, Associate Professor; Raymond Fang, MD, Clinical Associate Professor; and Stacey Shackelford, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, all from the Department of Surgery and the Program in Trauma; Adam Puche, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology; Robert Rosenthal, MD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine; Rao Gullapalli, PhD, Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine; and Turhan Coxsaygan, DVM, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology.
Stella Hines, MD, MSPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, received a two-year, $499,569 grant from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for “Respirator Selection Factors and User Acceptance in Healthcare Workers: What Elastomeric Users are Saying.”
Deanna Kelly, PharmD, BCPP, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC) and co-PI Reza Ghodssi, PhD, from the University of Maryland, College Park School of Engineering, received a two-year, $740,923 grant award from the National Insitutes of Mental Health (NIMH) for “Microsystem Development for Clozapine Monitoring in Schizophrenia.” The PIs and their co-investigators are developing lab-on-a-chip sensor technology to monitor clozapine levels in real-time.
Jay Magaziner, PhD, MSHyg, Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, received a five-year, $105,065 award from NIH via Brigham and Women’s Hospital for a “Randomized Trial of Multifactorial Fall Injury Prevention Strategy.”
Darren Perkins, PhD, a Research Associate in the lab of Stefanie Vogel, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, received $100,000 in funding over two years from the Center for Vaccine Development, approved by the NIH, for his pilot project “Mechanism by Which Host Type I Interferon Promotes Salmonella Pathogenesis.”
Nevil Singh, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, received a five-year, $250,000 R01 award from NIH and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for “Role of Sub-Activation-Threshold TCR Interactions in Maintaining T Cell Memory.”
Congratulations to the following who have received honors!
Elias Melhem, MD, PhD, Professor & the Dean John M. Dennis Chairman, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, is proud to announce that he received a letter of commendation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Board of Medical Specialties regarding the extra efforts of Charles Resnik, MD, Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, as a member of the Radiology Subspecialties Milestone Working Group in the Development of Milestones as required for every specialty and subspecialty accredited by the ACGME. Dr. Resnik was one of 600 volunteers who dedicated more than 1500 hours to this project.
Robert Peters, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, was named Physician of the Year at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute.
We applaud our colleagues on their recent appointments!
Bryan Soronson, MPA, FACMPE, CRA, Senior Administrator, Department of Neurology, has been appointed as National Chair of the Academic Practice Assembly (APA) of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). He will serve as Chair from October 2014 to October 2015. Over 1500 academic administrators are members of the APA.
Emerson Wickwire, PhD, ABPP, CBSM, FAASM, Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine, has been named President-Elect of the Maryland Sleep Society. He was also recently Co-Chair of the TBI-Sleep working group for the joint conference of the International Society for CNS Clinical Trials and Methodology/American Society for Experimental Neurotherapeutics, held in Washington, DC.
We welcome our new faculty!
Nidhi Rawal, MBBS, MPH, has joined the Department of Pediatrics as a non-tenure track Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology & Nutrition. Dr. Rawal obtained her MBBS from the University of Delhi, Lady Hardinge Medical College (2004). She received her MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2011). She also completed a Pediatric Residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY (2009) and did a Fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, (2014). Dr. Rawal is Board certified in Pediatrics. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Pediatric Neurogastrointestinal Motility Committee (NASPGHAN), the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN), and the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). She is the recipient of honors and awards such as: Intern of the Year Award, for distinguished clinical performance as an intern; Senior Resident Teaching Award, for contributions towards teaching and learning of medical students and interns; and an American College of Gastroenterology Presidential Award for “A Systematic Review on Gluten- and Casein-Free Diets in Autism: “What Do We Know?”
Asifa Shafi, OD, MS, joined University of Maryland Eye Associates in December 2014. She is also an Instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. A native New Yorker, Dr. Shafi completed her undergraduate degree with honors at Stony Brook University. She earned her Doctorate of Optometry at State University of New York College of Optometry in 2005. followed by a Residency in Hospital Care Medicine at the Baltimore and Perry Point Veteran’s Administration Medical Centers in 2006. She holds a Master’s Degree in Vision Science from the State University of New York College of Optometry, which she completed in 2010. Dr. Shafi collaborated with Dr. William H. Swanson and Dr. Mitchell Dul performing extensive research on structural and functional correlations in glaucoma. She has received the Dean Yager award for her work. She is currently pursuing her fellowship for the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Shafi has significant knowledge and experience in pediatric and geriatric eye care, soft and hard (RGP) contact lenses, diabetic eye care, glaucoma management, eye disease and general eye health. She has worked extensively with autistic children and adults with disabilities. She deals with patients daily that require optimal vision. She has been residing in the Maryland area since 2005 and has previously worked at Walmart (Towson and Hunt Valley), Dankner and Fiergang Eye Associates, Baltimore Washington Eye Associates, and Eyes on Main.
Dennis Sparta, PhD, has been appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology. Dr. Sparta received his BA from Rutgers University in 2002. In 2004, he received his MA in Biological Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed a PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience there in 2007. He did fellowships at the University of California, San Francisco from 2008-2010 and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2010–2014.
Stephen Thompson, MD, has joined the Department of Pediatrics as a non-tenure track Associate Professor. Dr. Thompson received his MD in from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, in Newark, NJ, in 1987. He received his BS (Natural Science) from Muhlenberg College, in Allentown, PA in 1983. He completed a Pediatric Residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, in Newark, NJ, in 1989. He also completed a Pediatric Neurology Residency there in 1992. He followed this with a Neuro-Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, in New York, NY, in 1993. Dr. Thompson is Board certified in Pediatrics, as well as Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a member of the Child Neurology Society, the American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association, New Jersey Child Neurology Society, Children’s Oncology Group, Society for Neuro-Oncology, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Emerson Wickwire, PhD, ABPP, CBSM, FAASM, was appointed an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine in December 2014. He will also be Director of the Insomnia Program within the University of Maryland Sleep Disorders Center.
Hats off to those who have been published!
Sonia Agrawal, Senior Bioinformatics Software Engineer; Jonathan Crabtree, Lead Bioinformatics Software Engineer; Sean Daugherty, Sr., Bioinformatics Analyst; Claire Fraser, PhD, Professor, Departments of Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology and Director of the Institute for Genome Sciences; and Jacques Ravel, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, and Associate Director of Genomics, all from the Institute for Genome Sciences, were among co-authors on “Genomic Epidemiology of the Haitian Cholera Outbreak: A Single Introduction Followed by Rapid, Extensive, and Continued Spread Characterized the Onset of the Epidemic” in MBio, 2014 Nov 4;5(6) :e01721.
Jennifer Albrecht, PhD, Assistant Professor, and Gordon Smith, MB, ChB, MPH, Professor, both from the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, were among the co-authors on “Patterns of Depression Treatment in Medicare Beneficiaries with Depression Following Traumatic Brain Injury” in Journal of Neurotrauma, 2014 Dec 19 [Epub ahead of print].
Mona Baumgarten, PhD, Professor, Gordon Smith, MB, ChB, MPH, Professor, Jennifer Albrecht, PhD, Assistant Professor, and Patricia Langenberg, PhD, Professor, all from the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, along with Steven Gambert, MD, and Stephen Gottlieb, MD, both Professors in the Department of Medicine, were among the co-authors on “Warfarin Usage Among Elderly Atrial Fibrillation Patients With Traumatic Injury, an Analysis of United States Medicare Fee-for-Service Enrollees” in Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 2015, Jan;55(1):25-32.
Cynthia Bearer, MD, PhD, the Mary Gray Cobey Professor of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, had her invited editorial “Universal Screening Programs for Gestational Exposures” in Journal of Pediatrics, 2014 Dec 31 [Epub ahead of print]. Dr. Bearer and Sandra Mooney, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, and Maureen Kane, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, were among the co-authors on “Choline Partially Prevents the Impact of Ethanol on the Lipid Raft Dependent Functions of 11 Cell Adhesion Molecules” in Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research, 2014 Nov;38(11):2722-30.
Annabelle (Mimi) Belcher, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, was among the co-authors of the book chapter “Society and Addiction: Bringing Understanding and Appreciation to a Mental Health Disorder” in The Cognitive Neurosciences (Fifth Edition). The chapter reviews the neuroscientific evidence to substantiate the notion that addiction is not a disease of choice, but a mental disorder with neurobiological underpinnings, and discusses the responsibility that researchers should share in disseminating this information to practitioners, healthcare professionals, and society at large.
Michael Chuong, MD, Assistant Professor; Minesh Mehta, MB, ChB, Professor; Katja Langen, PhD, Associate Professor; and William Regine, MD, Professor and the Isadore & Fannie Schneider Foxman Chair, all from the Department of Radiation Oncology, were the authors of “Is Proton Beam Therapy Better Than Standard Radiation Therapy?” in Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology, 2014 Dec;12:861–869.
Jason Custer, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, was among the co-authors on “Diagnostic Error in the Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Systematic Review” in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 2015;16(1):29-36.
Samer El-Kamary, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health, Laura Hungerford, DVM, MPH, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health, William Blattner, MD, Professor of Medicine, Associate Director, Institute of Human Virology (IHV), and Alash’le Abimiku, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Institute of Human Virology, were among the co-authors on “Cost-Effectiveness of Point-of-Care Digital Chest X-ray in HIV Patients with Pulmonary Mycobacterial Infections in Nigeria” in BioMed Central Infectious Diseases, 2014 Dec 13;14(1):675.
Alan Faden, MD, the David S. Brown Professor in Trauma in the Department of Anesthesiology and Director of the Center for Shock, Trauma & Anesthesiology Research (STAR), and Marta Lipinski, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and the STAR Center, were among the co-authors on “Impaired Autophagy Flux Is Associated With Neuronal Cell Death After Traumatic Brain Injury” in Autophagy, 2014 Dec 2;10(12):2208-22. Dr. Faden and Junfang Wu, BM, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and the STAR Center, were among the co-authors on “Isolated Spinal Cord Contusion in Rats Induces Chronic Brain Neuroinflammation, Neurodegeneration, and Cognitive Impairment” in Cell Cycle, 2014;13(15):2446-58. Dr. Faden and David Loane, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and the STAR Center, were among the co-authors on “Chronic Neurodegeneration After Traumatic Brain Injury: Alzheimer Disease, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or Persistent Neuroinflammation?” in Neurotherapeutics, 2015 Jan;12(1):143-50, and on “Novel Mglur5 Positive Allosteric Modulator Improves Functional Recovery, Attenuates Neurodegeneration, and Alters Microglial Polarization After Experimental Traumatic Brain Injury” in Neurotherapeutics, 2014 Oct;11(4):857-69. Dr. Faden and Zaorui Zhao, PhD, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the STAR Center, were among the co-authors on “Voluntary Exercise Preconditioning Activates Multiple Anti-Apoptotic Mechanisms and Improves Neurological Recovery After Experimental Traumatic Brain Injury” in Journal of Neurotrauma, 2014 Nov 24 [Epub ahead of print]. Dr. Faden and Mark Skopin, PhD, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the STAR Center, were among the co-authors on “Chronic Decrease In Wakefulness and Disruption of Sleep-Wake Behavior After Experimental Traumatic Brain Injury” in Journal of Neurotrauma, 2014 Sept22 [Epub ahead of print].
Victor Felix, Manager, Bioinformatics Software Engineering, and Lynn Schriml, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, both from the Institute for Genome Sciences, were among the co-authors on “Disease Ontology 2015 Update: An Expanded and Updated Database of Human Diseases for Linking Biomedical Knowledge Through Disease Data” in Nucleic Acids Research, 2015 Jan 28;43(Database issue):D1071-8.
Ann Gruber-Baldini, PhD, Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, was a contributing author on “The DSM-5 Criteria, Level of Arousal and Delirium Diagnosis: Inclusiveness Is Safer” in BMC Med, 2014 Oct 8;12:141.
Mariusz Karbowski, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, was among the co-authors on “Transient Assembly of F-actin on the Outer Mitochondrial Membrane Contributes to Mitochondrial Fission” in Journal of Cell Biology, 2015 Jan 5;208(1):109-23.
Jay Magaziner, PhD, MSHyg, Professor and Chair; Denise Orwig, PhD, Associate Professor; and Rasheeda Johnson, BS, BA, Doctoral Candidate, all from the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, were among the co-authors on “Subgroup Variations in Bone Mineral Density Response to Zoledronic Acid Following Hip Fracture” in Journal of Bone Mineral Research [serial online], 2014 Dec;29(12):2545. Dr. Magaziner was also among the co-authors on “Designing Drug Trials for Sarcopenia in Older Adults With Hip Fracture—A Task Force From the International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research (ICFSR)” in Journal of Frailty and Aging, 2014 Dec 1; 3(4):199-204.
Frank Margolis, PhD, Professor, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, was among the co-authors on “The Spatio-Temporal Segregation of GAD Forms Defines Distinct GABA Signaling Functions in the Developing Mouse” in Developmental Neurobiology, 2015 Mar;75(3):249-70.
Andrea Meredith, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, and Rachel White, Betsir Zemen, and Zulqarnain Khan, all Research Associates in the Department of Physiology, co-authored “Evaluation of Mouse Urinary Bladder Smooth Muscle for Diurnal Differences in Contractile Properties,” in Frontiers in Pharmacology, 2015 Jan 9;5(293):1-8.
Pranshu Mohindra, MD, MBBS, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, was among the co-authors on “Zerumbone Increases Oxidative Stress in a Thiol-Dependent ROS-Independent Manner to Increase DNA Damage and Sensitize Colorectal Cancer Cells to Radiation” in Cancer Medicine, 2015 Feb;4(2):278-292.
Chelsea Morrow, BA, Clinical Research Assistant; Melissa Armstrong, MD, Assistant Professor; Stephen Reich, MD, Professor; Lisa Shulman, MD, Professor, all from the Department of Neurology, along with Ann Gruber-Baldini, PhD, Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, were co-authors on “Does Spouse Participation Influence Quality of Life Reporting in Patients With Parkinson’s Disease” in Quality of Life Research, 2015 Jan;24(1):245-249.
Brian Polster, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, was among the co-authors on “NADPH Oxidase- and Mitochondria-derived Reactive Oxygen Species in Proinflammatory Microglial Activation: A Bipartisan Affair?” in Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 2014 Nov;76: 34-46. He was also among the co-authors on “Use of Potentiometric Fluorophores in the Measurement of Mitochondrial Reactive Oxygen Species” in Methods in Enzymology, 2014;547: 225-50.
Elizabeth Powell, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, co-edited the book Neuromethods: Extracellular Matrix, which was published by Humana Press in January.
Charlene Quinn, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, was among the co-authors on “Assessment of An Expanded Functional Disability Scale for Older Adults With Diabetes” in Journal of Applied Gerontology, 2014 Dec 18 [Epub ahead of print].
Prashant Raghavan, MBBS, Assistant Professor and Jiachen Zhuo, PhD, Assistant Professor, both from the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, along with Marcella Wozniak, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, were among the authors on “Progressive Wallerian Degeneration of the Corpus Callosal Splenium in a Patient with Alexia Without Agraphia: Advanced MR Findings” in The Neuroradiology Journal, 2014 Dec;27(6):653-6. Dr. Raghavan was also among the co-authors on “The ‘Boomerang’ Malleus-incus Complex in Congenital Aural Atresia” in AJNR: American Journal of Neuroradiology, 2014 Nov-Dec;35(11):2181-5. Dr. Zhuo was among the co-authors on “Patterns of Variance in /s/ During Normal and Glossectomy Speech” in Computer Methods in Biomechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Imaging and Visualization, 2014 Dec;2(4):197-207.
William Regine, MD, Professor and the Isadore & Fannie Schneider Foxman Chair in the Department of Radiation Oncology, co-authored (with Lawrence S. Chin, MD) the second edition of Principles and Practice of Stereotactic Surgery, published by Springer Science + Business Media in January. The book contains contributions from noted experts in the field, providing a comprehensive theoretical and practical overview of the therapeutic use of stereotactic surgery, including imaging techniques and radiobiology.
Horea Rus, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Neurology, and Violeta Rus, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, were among the co-authors on “Role of SIRT1 in Autoimmune Demyelination and Neurodegeneration” in Immunologic Research, 2014, Oct 4 [Epub ahead of print].
James Russell, MB, ChB, MS, FRCP, FACP, Professor, Departments of Neurology and Anatomy & Neurobiology, was among the co-editors and authors on the book Atlas of Neuromuscular Diseases: A Practical Guideline, which was published in November 2014. This book is a compilation of critical information required for diagnosing and treating neuromuscular diseases and is aimed at residents, fellows and practicing neurologists. Dr. Russell and Joungil Choi, PhD, Research Scientist, and Krish Chandrasekaran, PhD, Research Laboratory Manager, both also from the Department of Neurology; Su Xu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Rao Gallipoli, PhD, Professor, and Tyler Demarest, Graduate Student, all from the Department of Diagnostic Radiology; Tibor Kristian, PhD, Associate Professor, and Gary Fiskum, PhD, the M. Jane Matjasko Professor for Research and Vice-Chair for Research, both from the Department of Anesthesiology; and Paul Yarowski, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, were among the co-authors on “Brain Diabetic Neurodegeneration Segregates With Low Intrinsic Aerobic Capacity” in Annuals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, 2014 Aug;1(8):589-604. Drs. Russell and Chandrasekaran, along with Rudolph Castellani, MD, Professor, Department of Pathology, were among the co-authors on “Potential Role of PINK 1 For Increased PGC-1 Alpha Mediated Mitochondrial Fatty Acid Oxidation and Their Associations with Alzheimer Disease and Diabetes” in Mitochondrion, 2014 Sep;18:41-48. Dr. Russell and Lindsay Zilliox, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, were among the co-authors on “Diabetic Neuropathies” in Continuum, 2014 Oct;(20)5:1226-1240. Dr. Russell was also among the co-authors on “Phenotyping Animal Models of Diabetic Neuropathy: A Consensus Statement of the Diabetic Neuropathy Study Group of the EASD (Neurodiab)” in Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System, 2014;19(2):77-87.
James Snider, MD, Resident, Department of Radiation Oncology, was among the co-authors on “Refractory Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment Outcomes Following CyberKnife Radiosurgery” in Radiation Oncology, 2014 Dec 14;9(1):257.
Ashley Strobel, MD, Chief Resident; Daniel Gingold, MD, MPH, Second-year Resident; and Emilie Calvello, MD, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, all from the Department of Emergency Medicine, published a case report titled “TTP Presenting as Refractory Hypoglycemia in a Patient with Thromboangiitis Obliterans” in The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2014 Dec;32(12):1554.
Michael Winters, MD, Associate Professor; Joseph Martinez, MD, Assistant Professor; and Haney Mallemat, MD, Assistant Professor, all from the Department of Emergency Medicine, were co-authors on a critical care literature review published in the December 2014 issue of The American Journal of Emergency Medicine. Their review covered significant articles published during 2013 on the topics of cardiac arrest, sepsis, intracerebral hemorrhage, transfusions, pulmonary embolism, and fluid resuscitation.
Huijun Xu, PhD, Physics Resident, Department of Radiation Oncology, was the lead author on “Coverage-Based Treatment Planning to Accommodate Deformable Organ Variations in Prostate Cancer Treatment” in Medical Physics, 2014 Oct;41(10):101705.
Dan Zandberg, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine; Olga Goloubeva, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health; Robert Morales, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine; Ming Tan, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health; Rodney Taylor, MD, Associate Professor, and Jeffrey Wolf, MD, Associate Professor, both from the Department of Otorhinolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery; Kevin Cullen, MD, the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Distinguished Professor in Oncology in the Department of Medicine; Ann Zimrin, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine; Mohan Suntharalingam, MD, Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology; John Papadimitriou, MD, PhD, Professor, and Dean Mann, MD, Professor, both in the Department of Pathology; Scott Strome, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Otorhinolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery; and Martin Edelman, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine, were among the co-authors on “A Phase I Dose Escalation Trial of MAGE-A3- and HPV16-Specific Peptide Immunomodulatory Vaccines in Patients With Recurrent/Metastatic (RM) Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck (SCCHN)” in Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy, 2014 Dec 24 [Epub ahead of print].
Ying Zou, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Qing Chen, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, and Yi Ning, MD, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, all from the Department of Pathology; Ashkan Emadi, MD, Associate Professor, Vu Duong, MD, Assistant Professor, and Marie Baer, MD, Professor, all from the Department of Medicine; and Feyruz Rassool, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, were among the co-authors on “High Frequency of Rare Structural Chromosome Abnormalities at Relapse of Cytogenetically Normal Acute Myeloid Leukemia with FLT3 Internal Tandem Duplication” in Cancer Genetics, 2014 Oct-Dec;207(10-12):467–473.