What's the Buzz? May 2022

Dean ReeceWhat’s on my mind…is the planned transition of several excellent leaders at the School of Medicine and the honor we have in celebrating their legacies.

All good things must come to an end, eventually. The University of Maryland School of Medicine academic community has many farewells to share with several of our long-term colleagues. Farewells can be difficult, especially when it means we must part with something very good or highly valued, like the leadership of Dr. Anthony Lehman, Mr. William Tucker, Ms. Sharon Bowser, Mr. Rob Cook, and Dr. Bennie Jeng. In the same breath, we relish the opportunity to celebrate the legacies and service of each of these talented and exceptional individuals.

Anthony LehmanDr. Anthony Lehman retires after more than 30 years of serving as Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Department Chair, and a distinguished faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry. He became one of my most valued advisors, and guided the School’s clinical affairs to significant growth and accomplishment. He is internationally recognized for his mental health services research, focused on assessing the outcomes of patients with severe mental illnesses and developing treatments and strategies for improving their well-being.

Bill TuckerFor the past 22 years, Mr. Bill Tucker, Associate Dean for the UMSOM’s Practice Plan Affairs and Chief Corporate Officer for the UM Faculty Physicians, Inc. (FPI), led FPI to its highest levels of operational performance and excellence in patient care, while successfully expanding outpatient practice locations across the State of Maryland. He steadily negotiated with payers to increase our commercial reimbursement by 40 percent as compared to Medicare, and he worked with the Maryland Department of Health and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to obtain an enhanced Medicaid program for SOM faculty. I am deeply grateful to Mr. Tucker for the lasting impact he has had in leading this enterprise. His close, collaborative work with each of the department chairs and directors to enhance growth and ensure consistency, in challenging times, leaves an enduring legacy.

Sharon BowserMs. Sharon Bowser, Associate Dean and Chief Information Officer, has devoted her life to leading the Office of Information Services for 25 years. She retires after serving the UMSOM for 29 years and serving UMB for even longer – 42 years! She facilitated the building of the first layered network on campus and the consolidation of 13 individual email systems across the UMSOM to one. She leaves behind a well-organized team of highly skilled colleagues.

Robert CookMr. Rob Cook retires after almost 27 years with the School of Medicine – more than 12 of which he served as Executive Director for Facilities and Operations. Mr. Cook worked tirelessly to acquire the funding for the Health Sciences Research Facility III. After five years, the funds were approved and it took another five years to design and construct the facility. Today, all space in the building is assigned. His vast institutional knowledge coupled with his architectural training and education, plus his oversight and careful guidance will be sorely missed.

Bennie JengDr. Bennie Jeng, Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, has led the department for over nine years and transformed it into a full-service clinical service. The department now spans over 10 clinical practice sites across the state, which are recognized for providing high-quality eye care. Dr. Jeng also developed the residency training program into a destination program, which produces outstanding comprehensive ophthalmologists.

I thank these leaders for their relentless pursuit of excellence and their dedicated service to our academic community. We know very well that excellent leadership, like theirs, never leaves. I take comfort in knowing that their influence and legacies will remain a palpable presence in our institution. I wish them all the best in their next endeavors.

As I prepare for my own transition from my role as Dean of the School of Medicine and Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, I look forward to my next chapter. I will lead the UMSOM’s new Center for Advanced Research Training and Innovation, or CARTI, which will significantly expand the longstanding and highly successful Research Career Development Program. CARTI will provide an entry point, as a major research and education training core for faculty and senior fellows of varying levels of research education. In essence, CARTI will become a centralized “hub” for training in research, scientific communication, and leadership skills.

We all look forward to welcoming our next Dean of Medicine, Dr. Mark Gladwin. I applaud Dr. Jarrell on his appointment, and feel confident that Dr. Gladwin will lead the UMSOM to the next level of excellence.

I hope that each of you are getting ready for your own fresh beginnings in the fall. We all have exciting opportunities ahead and I am confident that we will be equally successful with our future plans as we were in our previous undertakings. I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer so far and staying safe, healthy, and well.

In the relentless pursuit of excellence, I am

Sincerely Yours,

 

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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


Appointments

Jamie FieldsJamie Fields, DO, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, was appointed to Medical Director for the Adult Inpatient Psychiatry Unit at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) Midtown Campus, effective December 1, 2021. In this position, she reports directly to Stephanie Knight, MD, Chief of Psychiatry for the UMMC Midtown Campus, and is involved in a variety of clinical and administrative responsibilities.

Patrick JungPatrick Jung, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, was appointed to Medical Director of the Adult Inpatient Psychiatry Unit University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) Midtown Campus, effective December 1, 2021. In this position, he reports directly to Stephanie Knight, MD, Chief of Psychiatry for the UMMC Midtown Campus, and is involved in a variety of clinical and administrative responsibilities. Additionally, Dr. Jung is the Medical Director for the Maryland Telemental Health Program for Psychiatry at UMMC.

Emerson Wickwire, PhD, Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine, has been appointed to the Sleep Medicine Advisory Council of the American Board of Internal Medicine. His term expires June 30, 2022.

Congratulations to the following who have received honors!

New UMB logoTim Chryssikos, MD, PhD, PGY-7, was awarded the Charles Tator Spinal Cord Injury Resident Research Award by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) for the best abstract related to spinal cord injury.

Aloke FinnAloke Finn, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, was named Chair of Cardiovascular and 
Pulmonary Working Group of the RECOVER initiative, on March 10, 2022.

Aijah GoodwinAijah K. B. Goodwin, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, was selected for the 2022 Child Intervention, Prevention & Services (CHIPS) fellowship. The fellowship is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Division of Services and Intervention Research to enhance research development toward independent NIH funding for early-career researchers. Dr. Goodwin will participate in a week-long research institute in May 2022 and receive year-long mentorship and financial support for professional development activities.

Jeffrey KoenigJeffrey Koenig, PhD, a student in the laboratory of Asaf Keller, PhD, Chair of the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, has been offered a scholarship under the Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation Scholarship-for-Service Program (SMART). This highly competitive and prestigious scholarship is funded by the Department of Defense. It will provide Koenig not only with a scholarship and other benefits throughout his PhD studies, but also guarantees him employment placement at a DoD facility upon degree completion.

Bennett MyersBennett Myers, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, has been recognized by the Council of Residency Directors of Emergency Medicine as a faculty divisional runner-up, and Residents Gabriella Miller, MD (Emergency Medicine), and To-Lam Nguyen, MD (Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics), as resident divisional runners-up in its Clinical Pathologic Case Competition (CORD CPC).

Adam Puche, PhD, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, was elected by the SOM Class of 2022 to receive the Golden Apple Award for Best Pre-Clinical Faculty. The award was presented to Dr. Puche at this year’s School of Medicine Graduation Ceremony. This is the third Medical Class Graduation award Adam has received. He is also the recipient of four Class Council awards, and a Reagent’s Award.

Osamah SaeediOsamah Saeedi, MD, MS, Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, gave the Bedell Lecture at the 74th annual Wills Eye Hospital Conference at Wills Eye Hospital at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, on the topic of “Glaucoma Progression: Past, Present, and Future.”

Congratulations to our very productive faculty on their recent grants and contracts!

Clement AdebamowoClement Adebamowo, BM, ChB, ScD, FWACS, FACS, Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, received a five-year, $1,233,366 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for “Scaling Up Research Ethics and Research Integrity (SURER) Project.”

Linda Chang, MD, MS, Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, and Donna Calu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, were the recipients of a one-year $100,000 award from the Focused Ultrasound Foundation for “Focused Ultrasound for Neuromodulation in the Treatment of Opioid Addiction.”

Ilia BaskakovIlia Baskakov, PhD, Professor, Center for Biomedical Engineering & Technology and the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, received the maximum, one-year, merit-based award of $250,000 in January 2022 from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Foundation’s 2021 Microbial Pathogenesis in Alzheimer’s Disease Grant to explore a potential link between infectious diseases and the causation of Alzheimer’s disease.

New UMB logoNancy Knight, PhD, (PI), Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, received a one-year $37,135 renewal contract with the Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging as consulting editor for The Journal of Nuclear Medicine Newsline.

Osamah SaeediOsamah Saeedi, MD, MS, Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, was awarded a subaward for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health entitled Ocular Blood Flow Imaging for Glaucoma Assessment (R44 EY034064) for work with Vasoptic, Incorporated. The overall grant is for $1.6 million over two years and $430,000 is the UMB subaward. He also was awarded an MPOWER Seed Grant entitled “Artificial Intelligence to Determine Alterations of 4-dimensional Erythrocyte Flow in the Retina” for collaborative work with Dr. Yang Tao at the University of Maryland – College Park. The overall grant is for $94,000.

Lisa ShulmanLisa Shulman, MD, Professor, Department of Neurology, received a five-year, $3.25 million R01 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH/NINDS) for “Racial Disparities in Parkinson Disease-Clinical Phenotype, Management and Genetics.”

Stephen Thom, MD, PhD, Professor of Emergency Medicine, has been awarded a new National Institutes of Health R01 grant for a research project titled “Inflammatory Changes and Glymphatic Dysfunction in Carbon Monoxide Neuropathology.”

In the Media

James CampbellJames Campbell, MD, MS, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, explained how vaccines have helped keep children from serious COVID-19 outcomes to the New York Times and discussed potential risks of the BA.2 variant for children under age 5 with Healthline.

Meagan Fitzpatrick, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, talked about the benefits of in-school COVID testing with The City and about the increasing number of COVID cases in Colorado with The Denver Post.

Mohamed Labib, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, was interviewed for Today.com by Kerry Breen. Dr. Labib and his team performed life-saving neurosurgery on Ilona Down-Hicks, who survived five brain aneurysms. The article was published online on March 4, 2022.

Howard EisenbergHoward Eisenberg, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, was interviewed for Baltimore (WJZ) by Kelsey Kushner on March 1, 2022. The interview covered the non-invasive ultrasound treatment for Parkinson’s disease, describing the incisionless process in full detail.

Scott JeromeScott Jerome, DO, FACC, FASNC, FSCCT, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, was recorded on the WYPR On The Record Show/ Emerging research on heart complications after COVID-19, focusing on the cardiovascular effects of post-COVID in March 2022.

Matt Laurens, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Medicine, was interviewed by Drug Discovery News on March 8, 2022, regarding vaccine research. He was also interviewed by My Montgomery County Community Media.

W. Jonathan LedererW. Jonathan Lederer, MD, PhD, Director, Center for Biomedical Engineering and Technology, and Distinguished University Professor, Department of Physiology, co-authored an editorial review titled, “The Physiological Sensor Channels TRP and PIEZO: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2021,” published by the American Physiological Society in the February 2022 issue of Physiological Reviews. Pysiological Reviews invited Dr. Scott Earley (University of Nevada, Reno) to give scientific background on fundamental ion-channel sensors for temperature and pressure, which were at the center of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Earley, in-turn, teamed with Dr. Fernando Santana (University of California, Davis) and UMSOM’s own Jonathan Lederer to co-author the editorial review.

Kirsten LykeKirsten Lyke, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine, discussed fourth COVID boosters with TIME magazine on March 30, 2022.

Osamah SaeediOsamah Saeedi, MD, MS, Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, was interviewed by Ocular Surgery News and Ophthalmology Times for work presented at the American Glaucoma Society in his lab quantifying the effect of Netarsudil on episcleral venous flow in human subjects.

Stephen Thom, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was featured in an interview published on March 21, 2022, in Alert Diver, the online magazine of the Divers Alert Network (DAN), about his research in decompression sickness and his experiences as a diver. DAN is a nonprofit that provides expert medical information about diving.

Kudos to our colleagues who are experts in their fields and give their all to represent the School of Medicine!

Maureen BlackMaureen Black, PhD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, was invited by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health to present the keynote address “Early Childhood Development and Nutrition: Strategies to Prevent Non-communicable Diseases Throughout Life,” which was presented remotely on March 17, 2022, in Oslo, Norway.

Liron BoymanLiron Boyman, PhD, Assistant Professor, Center for Biomedical Engineering & Technology, and Department of Physiology, was an invited speaker at the Biophysical Society 2022 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, presenting “Mitochondrial Calcium Signaling and the Regulation of ATP Production Investigated with Novel Imaging Approaches,” on February 19, 2022.

Natalie DavisNatalie Davis, MD, MMSc, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, was an invited speaker at the “29th Annual Neonatology Conference at Nemacolin” in Farmington, Pennsylvania on March 24, 2022. She presented her research on child passenger safety for preterm neonates in a talk entitled “Child Passenger Safety in the NICU: Car Seat Tolerance Screening and Beyond.”

Isabel Lauren Jackson, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, presented “Countermeasure Development Treatment of Acute Radiation Sickness” at the February 24, 2022, meeting of the Baltimore Washington Chapter of the Health Physics Society.

Scott JeromeScott Jerome, DO, FACC, FASNC, FSCCT, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, was recorded on the WYPR On The Record Show/ Emerging research on heart complications after COVID-19, focusing on the cardiovascular effects of post-COVID in March 2022.

New UMB logoHaitham Khraishah, MD, Cardiovascular Disease Fellow, Department of Medicine, presented a lecture entitled “Worse Cardiovascular Outcomes in Women: Potential Solutions,” which was delivered on International Women’s Day to the University of Maryland School of Medicine on March 8, 2022.

New UMB logoRebecca Krc, DO, Resident, Department of Radiation Oncology, presented “Dosimetric Comparison of Hyper Arc Single-Isocenter Multi-Target and Gamma Knife Based Stereotactic Radiosurgery for a Patient with 53 Brain Metastases” on March 5 at the 2022 Radiosurgery Society Scientific Meeting, which was held in Carlsbad, CA.

W. Jonathan LedererW. Jonathan Lederer, MD, PhD, Director, Center for Biomedical Engineering & Technology, and Distinguished University Professor, Department of Physiology, chaired the Mechano-Electrical Signaling 
in Cardiac Cells symposia at the Biophysical Society 2022 Annual Meeting held in San Francisco, CA, on February 21, 2022.

Carmen MannellaCarmen Mannella, PhD, Visiting Professor, Center for Biomedical Engineering & Technology, and Department of Physiology, co-chaired the Bioenergetics, Mitochondria, and Metabolism Symposium at the Biophysical Society 2022 Annual Meeting held in San Francisco, CA, on February 19, 2022.

Pranshu Mohindra, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, was a faculty panelist in a virtual session on Locally Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma at the Tata Memorial Hospital’s Annual Conference on Evidence Based Management of Cancers, which was held in India on February 25, 2022.

New UMB logoSina Mossahebi, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, was among the panel presenters on “Promise of Proton Beam Therapy in the Reirradiation Setting,” which was held on April 4, 2022, at the National Proton Conference in St. Petersburg, FL.

Elizabeth NicholsElizabeth Nichols, MD, Associate Professor; Matthew Witek, MD, Associate Professor; and Melissa Ana Liriano Vyfhuis, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, all with the Department of Radiation Oncology, were among the panel presenters on “Reducing Barriers to Ensure Equitable Access to Proton Therapy,” which was held on April 4, 2022, at the National Association for Proton Therapy National Proton Conference in St. Petersburg, FL.

Elizabeth NicholsElizabeth Nichols, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, presented “Timing is Everything: Altered Fractionation for Breast Cancer,” at the American College of Radiation Oncology Summit on March 10, 2022, in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Hats off to those who have been published!

Clement AdebamowoClement Adebamowo, BM, ChB, ScD, FWACS, FACS, Professor, and Sally Adebamowo, MBBS, MSc, ScD, Professor, both with the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, are among the co-authors of “Prevalence of Vaginal HPV Infection Among Adolescent and Early Adult Girls in Jos, North-Central Nigeria,” which was published in BMC Infectious Diseases on April 5, 2022.

Leen Alblaihed, MBBS, MHA, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, and Sarah Dubbs, MD, Assistant Professor, also with the Department of Emergency Medicine and Residency Program Director, and two co-authors published “High Risk and Low Prevalence Diseases: Hemophilia Emergencies,” in The American Journal of Emergency Medicine. The article was published online on March 26, 2022, and is scheduled for the June 2022 issue of the journal.

Leen Alblaihed, MBBS, MHA, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, co-authored “Allergic Acute Coronary Syndrome – Kounis Syndrome,” in Emergency Medicine Clinics.

New UMB logoCarmel Bogle, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, was first author of “Cardiovascular Health in Pediatric Heart Transplant Patients,” which was published in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders on April 1, 2022.

Jessica BrownJessica Brown, PhD, Associate Professor; Jonathan Baghdadi, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor; and Daniel Morgan, MD, MS, Professor, all with the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, were among the co-authors of “Clinician Attitudes and Beliefs Associated with More Aggressive Diagnostic Testing,” which was published in the American Journal of Medicine on March 17, 2022.

Linda Chang, MD, MS, Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, was among the co-authors of “Measuring Retention within the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD)SM Study,” which was published in the February 2022 issue of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. Epub ahead of print.

Qi CaoQi Cao, BM, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, was among the co-authors of “Liver Regeneration and Ethanol Detoxification: A New Link in YAP Regulation of ALDH1A1 during Alcohol-related Hepatocyte Damage,” which was published in the April 2022 issue of FASEB Journal.

Chixiang ChenChixiang Chen, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, was among the co-authors of “Semiparametric Marginal Methods for Clustered Data Adjusting for Informative Cluster Size with Nonignorable Zeros,” which was published in Biometrical Journal on March 8, 2022.

New UMB logoHegang Chen, PhD, Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, is among the co-authors of “Early Crestal Bone Loss Around Implants Placed at Previously Failed Sites Compared with Initially Integrated Implants: A Retrospective Cohort Study,” which was published in Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research on March 23, 2022.

Rong Chen PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, was among the co-authors of “Cortical Control of Striatal Fast-spiking Interneuron Synchrony,” which was published in the March 2022 issue of The Journal of Physiology. Epub ahead of print.

Shuo Chen, PhD, was among the co-authors of “Anti-aggressive Effects of Clozapine in Involuntarily Committed Black Patients with Severe Mental Illness,” which was published in Schizophrenia Research on March 28, 2022.

Derik DavisDerik Davis, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, was among the co-authors of “Fibroadipogenic Progenitor Cell Response Peaks Prior to Progressive Fatty Infiltration after Rotator Cuff Tendon Tear,” which was published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research on March 3, 2022. Epub ahead of print.

Vasken DilsizianVasken Dilsizian, MD, Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, was the lead author on an Editorial entitled “123I-mIBG — Is There a Revival in its Clinical Role?” which was published in the April 2022 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging.

David Dreizin, MD, Associate Professor, and Elana Smith, MD, Assistant Professor, both with the Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, were among the co-authors of “Roles of Trauma CT and CTA in Salvaging the Threatened or Mangled Extremity,” which was published in the March-April issue of Radiographics. Dr. Dreizin was the first author.

Gozde ErdemirGozde Erdemir, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Neurology, was last author of “Electroclinical Features in Epilepsy Surgery Candidates with Epileptic Spasms,” which was published in the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology on March 24, 2022.

Thomas Ernst, Dr rer nat, Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, was among the co-authors of “Subcutaneous and Visceral Fat Assessment by DXA and MRI in Older Adults and Children,” which was published in the April 2022 issue of Obesity.

Robert GalloRobert Gallo, MD, The Homer & Martha Gudelsky Distinguished Professor in Medicine, Co-Founder and Director of the Institute of Human Virology, and Yutaka Tagaya, BM, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Institute of Human Virology, were the co-authors of “Reflections on Some of the Exceptional Features of HTLV-1 and HTLV-1 Research - A Perspective,” which was published in Frontiers in Immunology on April 1, 2022.

Dheeraj Gandhi, MBBS, Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, was among the co-authors of “A Systematic Review of Cost-effectiveness Analyses on Endovascular Thrombectomy in Ischemic Stroke Patients,” which was published in European Radiology on March 17, 2022. Epub ahead of print.

Anthony HarrisAnthony Harris, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, was among the co-authors of “Abnormal Habenula Functional Connectivity Characterizes Treatment-resistant Depression,” which was published in NeuroImage: Clinical, on March 15, 2022, and “SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine Induced Higher Antibody Affinity and IgG Titers against Variants of Concern in Post-partum vs. Non-post-partum Women,” which was published in eBioMedicine on March 14, 2022.  He also co-authored “Using a Mobile Health Device to Monitor Hysiological Stress for Serious Mental Illness: A Qualitative Analysis of Patient and Clinician-related Acceptability,” which was published in the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal on March 17, 2022.

New UMB logoKimia Khalatbari Kani, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine was the first author of “Displaced Post-traumatic Fat: A Pictorial Review,” which was published in PM&R: the Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation on March 28, 2022. Epub ahead of print.

New UMB logoHyun Kim, MD, MHS, Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, was among the co-authors of “Augmented Fluoroscopy Guided Transbronchial Pulmonary Microwave Ablation Using a Steerable Sheath,” which was published in the February 2022 issue of Translational Lung Cancer Research.

Vijay KrishnanVijay Krishnan, MBBS, Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, was among the co-authors of “Adolescent E-cigarette or Vaping Use-Associated Lung Injury in the Delaware Valley: A Review of Hospital-Based Presentation, Management, and Outcomes,” which was published in the February 2022 issue of Cureus.

New UMB logoVikas Kundra, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, was the last author of “Tuberculosis of Abdominal Lymph Nodes, Peritoneum, and GI Tract: A Malignancy Mimic,” which was published in Abdominal Radiology on March 15, 2022. Epub ahead of print.

New UMB logoShenghan Lai, MD, Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, is among the co-authors of “The Trajectory of Lipoprotein(a) During the Peri- and Early Postinfarction Period and the Impact of Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin/Kexin Type 9 Inhibition,” which was published in the American Journal of Cardiology on March 18, 2022.

Giovanni LasioGiovanni Lasio, PhD, Associate Professor; Baoshe Zhang, PhD, Assistant Professor; Byong Yong Yi, PhD, Professor; and Shifeng Chen, PhD, Professor, all with the Department of Radiation Oncology, were among the authors of “Semi-Supervised Segmentation of Radiation-Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis from Lung CT Scans with Multi-Scale Guided Dense Attention,” which was published in the March issue of IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging.

Jay MagazinerJay Magaziner, PhD, MSHyg, Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, is among the co-authors of “Advancing Clinical Trials in Nursing Homes: A Proposed Roadmap to Success,” which was published in Geriatric Nursing on March 22, 2022.

New UMB logoEmergency Medicine residents Bryan McNeilly, MD, and Garrett Cavaliere, DO, Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine; Gregory Jasani, MD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Benjamin Lawner, DO, EMT-P; and former Emergency Medicine resident Reem Alfalasi, MBChB, co-authored “The Rising Threat of Terrorist Attacks Against Hospitals,” which was published online in Prehospital and Disaster Medicine on March 24, 2022.

Pranshu Mohindra, MD, MBBS, Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, was among the authors of “Correction to: Robust Institutional Support and Collaboration Between Summer Training Programs in Cancer and Biomedicine Drive the Pivot to a Virtual Format in Response to the COVID Pandemic,” which was published on March 29, 2022, online ahead of print in the Journal of Cancer Education. He also was among the authors of “Chemoradiation with Hypofractionated Proton Therapy in Stage II-III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A YYY Phase 1/2 Trial,” which was published on March 16, 2022, in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics.

Dipanjan Pan, MSc, PhD, Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, was the last author of “Single-gene Diagnostic Assay for Rapid Subclassification of Basal Like Breast Cancer with mRNA Targeted Antisense Oligonucleotide Capped Molecular Probe,” which was published in the March 2022 issue of Biosensors and Bioelectronics. Epub ahead of print. Dr. Pan was also the last author of “Hitchhiking Probiotic Vectors to Deliver Ultra-small Hafnia Nanoparticles for ‘Color’ Gastrointestinal Tract Photon Counting X-ray Imaging” which was published in the March 2022 issue of Nanoscale Horizons. Epub ahead of print. He was the last author of “N-gene-complementary Antisense-oligonucleotide Directed Molecular Aggregation of Dual-colour Carbon Dots, Leading to Efficient Fluorometric Sensing of SARS-COV-2 RNA,” which was published in the March 2022 issue of Nanoscale.

Yannick Poirier, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, was among the authors of “Dose Calculations for Preclinical Radiobiology Experiments Conducted with Single-Field Cabinet Irradiators,” which was published in the March 2022 issue of Medical Physics.

New UMB logoAislynn Raymond, MD, PGY 5 Resident, and Nariman Nezami, MD, Associate Professor, both with the Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, were among the co-authors of “Novel Protocol for CT-Guided Percutaneous Ablation of Hyperplastic Adrenal Glands in Cushing Syndrome,” which was published in the March 2022 issue of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology. Epub ahead of print. Dr. Nezami was the last author.

Mohammad SajadiMohammad Sajadi, MD, Professor of Medicine, Institute of Human Virology; Kristen Stafford, PhD, MPH, MPH, Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Public Health, Associate Director of Center for International Health, Education, and Biosecurity, Institute of Human Virology; Shyam Kottilil, MBBS, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Co-Director of Institute of Human Virology Clinical Research Unit, Division Head of Infectious Diseases; and Robert Gallo, MD, The Homer & Martha Gudelsky Distinguished Professor in Medicine, Co-founder & Director of the Institute of Human Virology, are among the co-authors of “Use of Oral Polio Vaccine and the Incidence of COVID-19 in the World,” which was published in PLOS One on March 17, 2022.

Eliot SiegelEliot Siegel, MD, Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, was among the co-authors of “Deep Learning and Medical Image Analysis for COVID-19 Diagnosis and Prediction,” which was published in the February 2022 issue of Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering. Epub ahead of print.

Kristen StaffordKristen Stafford, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, was among the co-authors of “Validation of xMAP SARS-CoV-2 Multi-Antigen IgG assay in Nigeria,” which was published in PLOS ONE on April 1, 2022.

Kristen StaffordKristen Stafford, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, and Marie-Claude Lavoie, PhD, MSC, Assistant Professor, both with the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, were among the co-authors of “Testing Modality Associated with Fast-track ART Initiation in Botswana,” which was published in Tropical Medicine and International Health on March 17, 2022.

Ashley StrobelAshley Strobel, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician, and Leen Alblaihed, MBBS, MHA, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, co-authored “Cardiac Emergencies in Kids,” which was published in Emergency Medicine Clinics.

Phuoc TranPhuoc Tran, MD, PhD, Professor, and Lei Ren, PhD, Professor, both in the Department of Radiation Oncology, were among the authors of “Patient-Specific Deep Learning Model to Enhance 4D-CBCT Image for Radiomics Analysis,” which was published in Physics in Medicine and Biology on April 1, 2022.

Quincy Tran, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, co-authored “Outcomes of CMS-mandated Fluid Administration among Fluid-overloaded Patients with Sepsis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis,” which was published online in The American Journal of Emergency Medicine on March 23, 2022.

Alexander Van SlykeAlexander Van Slyke, PhD, a medical physics resident in the Department of Radiation Oncology, was among the authors of “Ultrafast Tracking of Oxygen Dynamics During Proton FLASH,” which was published online on March 18, 2022, ahead of print in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics.

New UMB logoSastry Vedam, MS, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, was among the authors of “Clinical Implementation and Initial Experience with a 1.5 Tesla MR-Linac for MR-Guided Radiotherapy for Gynecologic Cancer: An R-IDEAL stage 1/2A First in Humans/Feasibility Study of New Technology Implementation,” which was published online on March 9, 2022, ahead of print in Practical Radiation Oncology.

Rouman VesselinovRoumen Vesselinov, PhD, Assistant Professor, and Jennifer Albrecht, PhD, Associate Professor, both with the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, were among the co-authors of “Traumatic Brain Injury in Older Adults: Characteristics, Outcomes, and Considerations. Results From the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Geriatric Traumatic Brain Injury (GERI-TBI) Multicenter Trial,” which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association on March 10, 2022.

New UMB logoEsther Vicente, PhD, Research Associate; Arezoo Modiri, PhD, Assistant Professor; Jochen Cammin, PhD, Assistant Professor; Arun Gopal, PhD, Assistant Professor; Sina Mossahebi, PhD, Assistant Professor; Pranshu Mohindra, MD, Associate Professor; and Amit Sawant, PhD, Professor; all with the Department of Radiation Oncology, were among the authors of “Combining Serial and Parallel Functionality in Functional Lung Avoidance Radiation Therapy,” which was published online on March 8, 2022, ahead of print in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics.

Piotr Walczak, MD, PhD, Professor, and Miroslaw Janowski, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, both with the Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, were among the co-authors of “Manganese-Labeled Alginate Hydrogels for Image-Guided Cell Transplantation,” which was published in the February 2022 issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences. Separately, Dr. Janowski was among the co-authors of “Oxidative Stress-induced Autophagy Compromises Stem Cell Viability,” which was published in the March 2022 issue of Stem Cells. Epub ahead of print. Separately, Dr. Walczak was among the co-authors “Inhomogeneous Magnetization Transfer MRI of White Matter Structures in the Hypomyelinated Shiverer Mouse Brain,” which was published in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine on March 28, 2022. Epub ahead of print.

New UMB logoFan Nils Yang, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, and Ze Wang, PhD, Associate Professor, both from the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, were among the co-authors of “Functional Connectome Mediates the Association between Sleep Disturbance and Mental Health in Preadolescence: A Longitudinal Mediation Study,” which was published in Human Brain Mapping on April 15, 2022. Dr. Yang was the first author and Dr. Wang was the last author. Separately, Yiran Li, PhD Candidate, also from the Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, and Dr. Wang were among the co-authors of “Lower Resting Brain Entropy is Associated with Stronger Task Activation and Deactivation,” which was published in the April 2022 issue of NeuroImage. Dr. Wang was the last author.

Paul YiPaul Yi, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, was the last author of “Leadership Titles in Radiology: Usage of Non-Inclusive Terminology among Academic Radiology Departments and Societies,” which was published in the March 2022 issue of Academic Radiology.

Yuji ZhangYuji Zhang, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, was among the co-authors of “Morphological Phenotyping of Organotropic Brain-and Bone-Seeking Triple Negative Metastatic Breast Tumor Cells,” which was published in Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology on February 17, 2022.