"Forging Ahead: Defining New Pathways in Challenging Times" was the theme for the 2012 State of the School Address, delivered by E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Maryland and the John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and Dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine. Speaking to a standing-room-only crowd in the MSTF auditorium, Dean Reece said the School of Medicine’s research and clinical enterprises continue to be successful despite a series of challenges and roadblocks. "The rising costs of health care, the impact of the uninsured and the under-insured, the discontinuation of stimulus funding from Congress, as well as the flat funding of the NIH budget, have forestalled the growth of our research enterprise and slowed scientific progress,” said Dean Reece. “In spite of these road blocks, we remain undaunted."
The federal government has passed the Affordable Care Act, which has been hailed by many in the academic community as a tremendous response to our na-tion’s growing health care crisis. "This new legislation offers us one new path to our ultimate destination," said Dean Reece. "But, we must also 'reprogram' our GPS and endeavor to travel alternate routes. New models of health care delivery and non-traditional funding are two of the ways that we can continue to expand our clinical and research enterprises. Accountable care models, patient-centered medical homes, industry partnerships, and private philanthropy are some of the approaches that will provide us with viable alternate routes now and in the future."
In addition to flat NIH funding, and the phase out of stimulus funding, the federal government has changed its funding policies for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). While SOM faculty—through the Institute of Human Virology—continue to conduct AIDS research and service in Africa, the funding now accrues to the country, rather than the School of Medicine. For these reasons, total grants and contracts to the school of Medicine were $429.9 million in FY12. However, when the figures are adjusted for the phasing out of stimulus funding and the changes in PEPFAR funding policies, research funding to the School of Medicine increased 3.4 percent.
Indeed, the research productivity of the faculty is among the highest in the country, and the School of Medicine remains among the fastest growing research enterprises in the country. Among all medical schools, the School of Medicine ranks 8th in direct expenditures per principal investigator, according to the Association for American Medical Colleges (AAMC). SOM principal investigators exceeded the mean by more than $200,000! This exceptional productivity has moved SOM up in the AAMC’s overall rankings, as well. The School of Medicine now ranks 16th (up from 17th last year) in direct grants and contract expenditures among all 138 medical schools. The School of Medicine now ranks 6th (up from 7th last year) among all 76 public medical schools.
The school’s total revenue, which includes grants, tuition, state funding, faculty practice and philanthropic gifts, was $885 million. Forty-eight percent of total revenue came from grants and contracts, while clinical revenue accounted for 44 percent. The performance of our practice plan was impressive. Total clinical revenues increased 7.6 percent to a record high of $244.2 million, and total patient volume increased 3.3 percent. Through our strong partnership with the University of Maryland Medical System, faculty physicians treated 1.1 million patients in in FY12.
Despite the challenging economic landscape, philanthropic funding for the school remained strong, thanks to generous private gifts and endowments, which increased 4.5 percent to $69.1 million in FY12. These gifts included more than $19 million in gifts from private donors, and gifts to fund endowed professorships.
Highlights from the last year are many, and include:
- The University of Maryland completed the most extensive full-face transplant to date in a 36-hour operation at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The operation involved a multi-disciplinary team of faculty physicians and a team of over 150 nurses and professional staff, and was the culmination of more than a decade of research.
- The Maryland General Assembly approved $4.7 million in new matching funds for the design of Health Sciences Facility III (HSF III).
- The Graduate Program in Life Sciences (GPILS) continued to enhance the research mission of the School of Medicine with a 11 percent increase in student research funding and 167 publications by GPILS students.
- Thanks to the outstanding clinical faculty, nurses and staff, the University of Maryland Medical Center has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the nation’s top 50 best hospitals in nine specialties.
- School of Medicine discoveries and clinical achievements received extensive national and international news coverage, with more than 100 additional stories per month in FY12.
"We are, indeed, at a crossroads in our institutional history," said Dean Reece. "Despite the obstructions and the detours we have faced, our destination is in sight and our GPS is locked on our destination. I have the utmost confidence that, together, we will faithfully pursue our original goals, and develop new pathways to guarantee our safe arrival."
Raymond Cross, MD, MS, associate professor, Department of Medicine, was appointed to a three-year term as chair of the Patient Education Committee for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. The committee’s task is to enhance patient education and support for children and adults with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. He also has been named a Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the nation’s oldest medical society dedicated to disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Through the fellowship program, the AGA honors superior professional achievement in clinical, private or academic practice and in basic or clinical research. Fellowships are awarded to AGA members whose accomplishments and contributions demonstrate personal commitment to the field of gastroenterology.
Michael Donnenberg, MD, professor, Department of Medicine, was elected to a two-year term as Division Counselor at Large of the American Society for Microbiology. The council is the legal governing body of the society, equivalent to a board of directors.
Peter Gaskin, MBBS, FAAP, FACC, assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics, was appointed as a vice chair for the Institutional Review Board (IRB) in September.
Anthony Gaspari, MD, chair, Department of Dermatology, and the Albert Shapiro, MD, Endowed Professor of Dermatology, has been appointed to serve as the medical advisor to the Baltimore chapter of the National Eczema Association (NEA) support group. Dr. Gaspari specializes in allergic and autoimmune skin diseases, and is involved in research that investigates the causes of eczema. He will be a local resource for support group members who have questions or concerns. The National Eczema Association is a national, patient-oriented, tax-exempt organization governed by a board of directors and guided by a Scientific Advisory Committee. The NEA’s mission is to improve the health and quality of life for individuals with eczema through research, support and education.
Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, MPH, PhD, FACEP, associate professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was recently appointed to serve as the Senior Vice-Chairman of the University of Maryland Baltimore’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). In this role, Dr. Hirshon will work closely with the leadership and staff of IRB and the Human Research Protections Office to supervise compliance of clinical investigators with federal regulations, to provide education to the University of Maryland Baltimore research community, and to assist researchers in need of guidance regarding the IRB process.
David Klassen, MD, professor, Department of Medicine, has been appointed to a two-year term on the Board of Directors of UNOS, the United Network for Organ Sharing. UNOS is the Federal Government contractor that sets policy for and oversees the distribution of solid organs for transplantation in the United States. UNOS also monitors transplant program performance and patient outcomes for all transplant programs in the United States. Dr. Klassen is also the UNOS Regional Councilor for Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Northern Virginia, and West Virginia.
Linda Kyle Walker, MD, assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics, was appointed to the UMMS Claims and Risk Management Committee (CRMC) for 2012–2013.
Events, Lectures & Workshops
Raymond Cross, MD, MS, associate professor, Department of Medicine, presented “Extraintestinal Manifestations of IBD” at the Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Disease conference in Hollywood, FL.
Robert Edelman, MD, clinical professor, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, presented an invited talk on “Current WHO Guidelines on Safety Assessment of Live Attenuated Dengue Vaccines” at the meeting of the Advisory Committee on Dengue and other Flavivirus Vaccines, held at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.
Peter Gaskin, MBBS, FAAP, FACC, assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics, presented a variable clinical presentation, “Left Ventricular Non-Compaction in Childhood” at the 17th World Congress on Heart Disease, Annual Scientific Sessions, in Vancouver Canada.
Julie Dunning Hotopp, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology and the Institute for Genome Sciences, presented “Lateral Gene Transfer from a Wolbachia Endosymbiont to Drosophila ananassae: A Tale of Extensive Duplication and Epigenomic Variation,” at the 7th International Wolbachia Conference in Oleron Island, France in June. She also presented “Genomic Analysis of the Lateral Gene Transfer from a Wolbachia Endosymbiont to Drosophila ananassae Through DNA Re-sequencing and Its Implications for Invertebrate Genomics” at the 6th Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium in Kansas City, MO, in May.
Benjamin Lawner, DO, EMT-P, assistant professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was an invited faculty member for ClinCon, a continuing education conference for pre-hospital and in-hospital emergency care personnel, which was held in Orlando in late July. The titles of Dr. Lawner’s presentations were “You Make the Call: Case Studies in EMS Medical Decision Making” and “Beyond STEMI: Deadly Diagnoses in 12-Lead ECG Interpretation.”
Emmanuel Mongodin, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology and the Institute for Genome Sciences, presented “Oral Microbiota and Emerging Disease Associations” at the 11th Biennial Congress of The Anaerobe Society of the Americas (ASA), which was held in San Francisco, CA, June 27–July 1.
Vadim Morozov, MD, assistant professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, presented “The Surgical Treatment Of Pelvic Pain” at the June 1 NICHD Program in Reproductive & Adult Endocrinology’s Friday Research Conference.
Andrew Neuwald, PhD, professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and the Institute for Genome Sciences, presented “Gleaning Clues to Protein Molecular Mechanisms Through Bayesian Analysis of Functional Vivergence” at the Janelia Farm Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Ashburn, VA in June 2012.
Christopher Plowe, MD, MPH, professor, Department of Medicine, presented “Evolution of Drug-Resistant Malaria and the Search for Molecular Markers of Artemisinin Resistance” at the Department of Medical Research, Lower Myanmar, in the Myanmar Ministry of Health in Rangoon, Burma. Dr. Plowe’s was the first high-visibility public lecture by an American scientist in Myanmar since the U.S. and Myanmar restored diplomatic relations in January 2012 after decades of isolation. He also presented “A Malaria Vaccine: How Close Are We?” at the New York Academy of Sciences’ Malaria Symposium: Drugs, Vaccines and Pathogenesis, in New York, NY, in April, and “A Genome-Wide Association Study of the Genetic Basis of Resistance to Artemisinin Treatment of Clinical Falciparum Malaria in Southeast Asia” at the April Translational Medicine Science Meeting at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, VA.
Vicki Tepper, PhD, associate professor, Department of Pediatrics, presented “The Next Generation: Perinatally Infected Adolescents and their Reproductive Health” at the 19th International AIDS Conference on July 25 in Washington, DC. She was part of the session “Youth and HIV: Risks and Interventions in the 21st Century,” which is posted on the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation website (http://www.kff.org/) as part of their featured coverage of highlights of the conference.
Herve Tettelin, PhD, associate professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology and the Institute for Genome Sciences presented “Improving Pan-Genome Annotation Using Whole Genome Multiple Alignment” at the Cambridge Healthtech Institute conference on “NGx: Next-Generation Sequencing Data Analysis” in Providence, RI, in August 2012. He was also the chairman of the session on “Assembly’s Role in Gene Annotation” at this conference. Tettelin and Claire Fraser, PhD, professor, Departments of Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology, and director of the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS)—along with other staff from IGS—presented “Emergence of Multidrug Resistant and Vaccine Replacement Serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae: Comparative Genomic Analysis of 150 isolates” at the 8th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases in Iguaçu Falls, Brazil, in March.
The University of Maryland Department of Orthopaedics hosted two groups of orthopaedic surgeons from Asia and Latin America on July 9, as part of a fellowship program created by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). The surgeons, who are traveling to universities and hospitals across the country, also attended AOSSM’s annual meeting, which was held from July 12–15 at the Convention Center in Baltimore. James Dreese, MD, assistant professor, Department of Orthopaedics, arranged for the two groups to visit the University of Maryland Medical Center and several other hospitals in Baltimore. The traveling fellows are from Brazil, Ecuador, Argentina, China and Malaysia. They met with University of Maryland orthopaedic/sports medicine experts to discuss the latest treatment options and research related to sport-related injuries, focusing on knees, shoulders and elbows.
Grants & Contracts
Robert Bloch, PhD, professor, Department of Physiology, received a one-year subcontract renewal for $43,890 from the Boston Biomedical Research Institute for contract work entitled “Developing and Testing Mouse Models of FSHD.”
Deepak Deshpande, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Medicine, received a five-year, $1.6 million, new R01, effective August 1, for “Molecular Basis of Age-Dependent Changes in Airway Smooth Muscle Functions.”
Michael Donnenberg, MD, professor, Department of Medicine, received a two-year, $100,000 R03 award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for his work entitled “Vaccine Potential of Type IV Pilin from Clostridium difficle.”
Sharon Mei Tennant, PhD, instructor, Department of Medicine, received a two-year, $413,000 R21 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease for her work “Rapid and Sensitive Detection of Salmonella from Blood, Food and Feces.”
Susan Mendley, MD, associate professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, was selected as a participating investigator in the two-year, $315,000, NICHD-funded project “Pediatric Trials Network-Pharmacokinetics of Understudied Drugs Administered to Children per Standard of Care” in conjunction with the Duke Clinical Research Institute.
Michael Miller, MD (pictured), and Andrew Goldberg, MD, both professors in the Department of Medicine, received a two-year, $341,000 R21 from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH for a project entitled “Metabolic Actions of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Inflammation.”
Robert O'Toole, MD, assistant professor, Department of Orthopaedics, is the principal investigator for the clinical trial “Supplemental Perioperative Oxygen to Reduce Surgical Site Infection after High-Energy Fracture Surgery,” which has been awarded a three-year, $2,500,000 grant from the United States Army Department of Defense Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs.
Christopher Plowe, MD, MPH, professor, Department of Medicine and Center for Vaccine Development, received a one-year, $50,000 administrative supplement from the National Institute of Health’s Fogarty International Center for “Malaria Research Training for Surveillance of Artemisinin Resistance in Myanmar.” This is the first-ever NIH award for research or training in the country of Myanmar.
Charlene Quinn, PhD, associate professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, was awarded a two-year, $100,000, award from NIDDK (via Johns Hopkins University) for “mHealth Activity Behavior Intervention for Older Adults with Diabetes.” She also was awarded a six-month, $73,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for “mHealth: Developing a Value Proposition.”
Jean-Pierre Raufman, MD (pictured), professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, along with James Polli, PhD, professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy, received a new, two-year R21 worth $410,000 for their project “Creating a Toolkit to Measure In Vivo Bile Acid Transport.”
Marcus Sciadini, MD, associate professor, Department of Orthopaedics, is a co-principal investigator on the clinical trial “Instructive Biological Scaffold for Functional Tissue Regeneration After Trauma to the Extremities,” which was awarded a three-year, $1,500,000 grant from the United States Army Department of Defense Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs.
Joseph Stains, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Orthopaedics, has received a two-year, $200,000 grant from the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund.
Eileen Steinberger, MD, assistant professor, of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, was awarded a $1.2 million, five-year renewal from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for “Maryland Cancer Database Systems.” She also was awarded a $1.1 million, five-year renewal from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for “Cancer Surveillance and Evaluation in Maryland.”
Nanette Steinle, MD, assistant professor, Department of Medicine, received a $425,000, five-year T35 from the National Institutes of Health for the “Summer Program in Obesity, Diabetes and Nutrition Training (SPORT),” which began in July 2012.
Honors & Awards
Carissa Baker-Smith, MD, MS, MPH, assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics, was selected to be a member of the national writing committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ “Policy Statement on the Use of Non-Nutritive Sweeteners in Children.”
Frank Calia, MD, MACP, professor emeritus, Departments of Medicine and Physiology, was awarded the Tufts Medical Alumni Association Dean’s Award during the 50-Year Reunion at the Tufts University School of Medicine, held May 11–13. He was also selected as the Honorary University Marshall at the UMB Commencement at the First Mariner Arena on May 18.
Jason Custer, MD, assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics, was awarded the Alexander Shaffer Department of Pediatrics Faculty Teaching Award for 2011–2012.
Alisa Gibson, MD, DMD, clinical instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was named the first-place winner in the Best Instructional Reporting category by the Specialized Information Publishers Association in May. Her award-winning article, “Facial Trauma: Challenges, Controversies, and Therapeutic Options,” had first been published in the March–April 2011 issue of Trauma Reports. Dr. Gibson’s co-author and co-honoree was Kimberly Boswell, MD, who completed the emergency medicine residency program at the University of Maryland Medical Center in June 2011.
Mangla Gulati, MD, FACP, FHM, assistant professor, Department of Medicine, was awarded a Fellowship in Hospital Medicine (FHM) from the National Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM). The SHM Fellowship Program is rooted in the Society’s Core Competencies in Hospital Medicine, and those who earn the FHM designation have demonstrated a commitment to hospital medicine, system change, and quality improvement principles.
Geoffrey Rosenthal, MD, professor, Department of Pediatrics, was awarded the 2012 Pediatric Advisory Committee Award by the Office of Pediatric Therapeutics, Office of the Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The award was given in appreciation for his chairmanship, scientific contributions, and his dedication to the pediatric advisory committee from July 1, 2007–June 30, 2012.
In the News
Michael Abraham, MD, MS, clinical assistant professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, recorded a session for the monthly podcast EMCast that was picked up by the Italian website Medicinadurgenza.com. The American podcast is hosted by Amal Mattu, MD, professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, and distributed monthly through EMedHome.com. Its listenership extends into 28 countries. The Italian website has 2,500 subscribers. Dr. Abraham’s topic was the American Heart Association’s revised guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care.
Peter Gaskin, MBBS, FAAP, FACC, assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics, was featured in the wide coverage of the Breanna Sudano incident in April, including mentions in the Baltimore Sun, CBS News, ABC News, and FOX45. Sudano was a lacrosse player who survived a cardiac arrest during a game and was treated by Dr. Gaskin, among others, at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Christopher Plowe, MD, MPH, professor, Department of Medicine and Center for Vaccine Development, was featured in New Scientist on July 31, being interviewed about malaria vaccines. He had been interviewed on the same topic for the July 18 issue of Ars Technica.
Cortney Brooke Foster, DO, joined the Department of Pediatrics, as an assistant professor effective August 1, 2012. Dr. Foster was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Psychology from Bates College, Lewiston, ME. This was followed by a Doctor of Osteopathy Medicine from the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, KY. She joined the University of Maryland Medical System in 2005 for her Pediatrics residency, but then left for a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Foster will serve as attending physician in the division of Pediatric Critical Care.
William Hutson, MD, has joined the Department of Medicine as a professor, director of Hepatology, and medical director for Liver Transplantation in the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. Dr. Hutson received his medical degree from West Virginia University and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the same institution. Dr. Hutson subsequently completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology & Hepatology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Upon completion of fellowship training, he joined the faculty at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center as an assistant professor of Medicine. Later, he returned to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and became a member of the faculty in the Divisions of Gastroenterology & Hepatology and Transplantation Medicine. He assumed the role of Medical Director of the Small Intestinal Transplantation program, and was a member of the internationally acclaimed Thomas E. Starzl Transplant Institute, recognized worldwide for its groundbreaking clinical and research accomplishments. Following his tenure in Pittsburgh, Dr. Hutson returned to the University of Utah Medical Center and the Huntsman Cancer Institute, where he established a new liver transplant program and assumed the roles of Director of Liver Transplantation and Director of Hepatology.
Pamela Lambert joined the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Office of Development on August 1 as Director of Development for the Department of Medicine. Ms. Lambert comes to this role with extensive experience in higher education development, most recently holding the position of Director of Development at Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA, and previously serving as Director of Development, Centers and Institutes, at Penn State University College of Medicine in Hershey, PA. She is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA.
Manickavasagom Alkondon, PhD (pictured), and Edna Pereira, PhD, both assistant professors, and Edson Albuquerque, MD, PhD, professor, all from the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, were co-authors on “Regulation of GABAergic Inputs to CA1 Pyramidal Neurons by Nicotinic Receptors and Kynurenic Acid” in the May issue of Journal of Pharmacological Experimental Therapeutics, 2012 May;341(2):500-509.
Dawn Alley, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, was among the co-authors on “Changes in the Association Between Body Mass Index and Medicare Costs, 1997–2006” in Archives of Internal Medicine, 2012;172(3):277-278. She also published “Providing Science to Improve the Public’s Health: A Fellow’s View from the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General” in PS: Political Science & Politics, 2012;45(3):580-581. Alley and Michelle Shardell, PhD, assistant professor, were among the authors on “Housing Strain, Mortgage Foreclosure and Health” in Nursing Outlook, 2012 May;60(3):134-142.
Dayanand Bagdure, MBBS, MPH, assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics, was among the co-authors on “Dexmedetomidine in a Child with Mathylphenidate Intoxication” in the Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 2012 May 5 [Epub ahead of print].
Jacques Ravel, PhD (pictured), professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, and his colleagues from the Institute for Genome Sciences, including Guoyun Bai, PhD, former post-doctoral fellow; Pawel Gajer, PhD, research associate; Melissa Nandy, BSN, clinical research assistant; Bing Ma, PhD, post-doctoral fellow; Hongqui Yang, laboratory assistant; and Rebecca Brotman, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, were co-authors on “Comparison of Storage Conditions for Human Vaginal Microbiome Studies in PLoS One, May 2012;7(5): e36934. Gajer; Bai; Brotman; Ravel; Joyce Sakamoto, PhD, former postdoctoral fellow; Sara Koenig Eppinger, laboratory supervisor; and Li Fu, research assistant, all also from the Institute for Genome Sciences, co-authored “Temporal Dynamics of the Human Vaginal Microbiota” in Science Translational Medicine, May 2012;4(132):132ra52. Ravel also co-authored “Exploring a Road Map to Counter Misconceptions About the Cervicovaginal Microbiome and Disease” in Reproductive Sciences, May 2012 [Epub ahead of print].
Carissa Baker-Smith, MD, MS, MPH, and Sudhir Vashist, MD, both assistant professors, Department of Pediatrics, co-authored “Cardiac Arrest and Sudden Cardiac Death in the Pediatric Population” in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Cardiology, 2012 Jun 4;3:198. Vahist was also a co-author on “3:2 Antegrade Atrioventricular Block with AV Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia: What is the Mechanism and Where is the Block?” in Pacing Clinical Electrophysiology Journal, 2012 Jul;35(7):877-9, and on “Unusually High Association of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Complex Heart Defects in Children with Fasiculoventricular Pathways” in Pacing Clinical Electrophysiology Journal, 2012 Mar;35(3):308-13.
Raymond Cross, MD, MS, associate professor, Department of Medicine, and Patricia Langenberg, PhD (pictured), professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, were among the co-authors on “Randomized, Controlled Trial of Home Telemanagement in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis (UC HAT)” in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, 2012 Jun;18(6):1018-1025.
Hongbin Fang, PhD (pictured), associate professor, and Laurence Magder, PhD, professor, both from the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, were among the authors of “Urinary Vascular Cell Adhesion Molecule, but Not Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin, Is Associated with Lupus Nephritis” in the Journal of Rheumatology, 2012 Jun;39(6):1231-1237.
Anthony Harris, MD, MPH (pictured), professor, and Jon Furuno, PhD, adjunct assistant professor, both from the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, were among the co-authors on “Healthcare-Associated Infection and Hospital Readmission” in Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology, 2012 Jun;33(6):539-544. Harris and Kerri Thom, MD, assistant professor, were among the authors on “Comparison of Swab and Sponge Methodologies for Identification of Acinetobacter baumannii From the Hospital Environment” in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 2012 Jun; 50(6):2140-2141. Harris, David Rasko, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, and Jennifer Johnson, PhD, associate professor, Department of Pathology, co-published “Genome Sequence of Klebsiellaoxytoca 11492-1, a Nosocomial Isolate Possessing a FOX-5 AmpCb-lactamase” in Journal of Bacteriology, 2012 Jun;194(11):3028-3029.
Steven Ludwig, MD (pictured), associate professor, Jacqueline Karp, MD, resident physician; Daniel Gelb, MD, associate professor; all with the Department of Orthopaedics, were among the co-authors on “A Novel Radiographic Targeting Guide for Percutaneous Placement of Transfacet Screws in the Cervical Spine with Limited Fluoroscopy: A Cadaveric Feasibility Study,” in the International Journal of Spine Surgery, 2012 April 5 [Epub ahead of print].
Judy LaKind, PhD, associate professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, was a co-author on “Comparing United States and Canadian population exposures from National Biomonitoring Surveys: Bisphenol A Intake as a Case Study” in the Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology, 2012;May-Jun;22(3):219-226. She also co-published “Researching Chemicals in Human Milk Can Be Conducted Without Discouraging Breastfeeding” in the Journal of Basic Medical Science, 2012 May;12(2):137-138, and “Cancer Clusters in the USA: What Do the Last Twenty Years of State and Federal Investigations Tell Us?” in Critical Reviews in Toxicology, 2012 Jul;42(6):474-490.
Wendy Lane, MD, MPH, assistant professor, and Laurence Magder, PhD, professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, and Howard Dubowitz, MBChB, professor, Department of Pediatrics, co-published “The SEEK Model of Pediatric Primary Care: Can Child Maltreatment Be Prevented in a Low-Risk Population?” in Academic Pediatrics, 2012 Jul;12(4):259-268.
Miriam Laufer, MD, MPH, associate professor, Department of Pediatrics and Center for Vaccine Development, was a co-author on “Clinical Manifestations of New Versus Recrudescent Malaria Infections Following Anti-Malarial Drug Treatment” in Malaria Journal, 2012 Jun 18;11(207). Contributing authors included Elizabeth Gilliams, MD/MS student; Leo Kenefic, PhD, post-doctoral fellow; Christopher Jacob, PhD student; Christopher Plowe, MD, MPH, professor, Department of Medicine and Center for Vaccine Development, and Matthew Laurens, MD, MPH, assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Plowe also co-published “Analysis of Plasmodium Falciparum Diversity in Natural Infections by Deep Sequencing” in Nature, 2012 Jul;487(7407):375-9, and “Next Generation Sequencing to Detect Variation in the Plasmodium Falciparum Circumsporozoite Protein” in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, May 2012;86(5):775-81.
Benjamin Lawner, DO, EMT-P (picture), assistant professor, and Jose Victor Nable, MD, EMT-P, clinical instructor, both from the Department of Emergency Medicine, published “2010: The Emergency Medical Services Literature in Review” in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2012, Jul;30(6):966-971.
Linda Lewin, MD, associate professor, Department of Pediatrics, was a co-author on “What’s the Story? Expectations for Oral Case Presentations” in Pediatrics, 2012;130(1):1-4.
Richard Lichenstein, MD, associate professor, Department of Pediatrics, and Laurence Magder, PhD, professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, were among the co-authors on “The Relationship Between Influenza Outbreaks and Acute Ischemic Heart Disease in Maryland Residents Over a 7-Year Period” in the Journal of Infectious Disease, 2012, July 26 [Epub ahead of print].
Erik Lillehoj, PhD, associate professor, and Wei Guang, MD, PhD, research associate, both from the Department of Pediatrics; Antonino Passaniti, PhD, associate professor, and William Twaddell, MD (pictured), assistant professor, both from the Department of Pathology; Adam Puche, PhD, associate professor, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology; Lai-Xi Wang, PhD, professor, Institute of Human Virology; and Sergei Atamas, MD, PhD, associate professor, Alan Cross, MD, professor, and Simeon Goldblum, MD, professor, all from the Department of Medicine, co-authored “NEU1 Sialidase Expressed in Human Airway Epithelia Regulates Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) and MUC1 Signaling” in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2012 Mar;287(11): 8214-8231.
Philip Mackowiak, MD, MBA, professor & Vice-Chair, Department of Medicine, published “Rediagnosis: Investigating the Ills of Long-Dead Celebrities” in Science; 2012 Jul;337(6090):30-31.
Haney Mallemat, MD, assistant professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, published “Supportive Management of Critical Illness in the Pregnant Patient” in EM Critical Care, 2012 June [Epub ahead of print].
Theodore Manson, MD, assistant professor; Andrew Pollak, MD (pictured), professor; and Robert O’Toole, MD, assistant professor, all from the Department of Orthopaedics, co-authored “Embolization of Pelvic Arterial Injury Is a Risk Factor for Deep Infection after Acetabular Fracture Surgery,” published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 2012 April 9 [Epub ahead of print]. O’Toole was also a co-author on “Pre-drilling Does Not Improve the Biomechanical Performance of External Fixator Pins” in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 2012 April 9 [Epub ahead of print], and—with Jacqueline Karp, MD, resident physician—co-authored “Does Early Fixation of Posterior Wall Acetabular Fractures Lead to Increased Blood Loss?” in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 2012 April 9 [Epub ahead of print].
Maya Matheny, BS, doctoral candidate; Michelle Shardell, PhD, assistant professor; William Hawkes, PhD, assistant professor; Jay Magaziner, PhD, MSHyg (pictured), professor and chair; and Denise Orwig, PhD, associate professor, co-published “Inflammatory Cytokine Levels and Depressive Symptoms in Older Women in the Year After Hip Fracture: Findings From the Baltimore Hip Studies” in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 2011;59(12):2249-4455.
Mary Rodgers, PT, PhD, FAPTA, the George Hepburn Professor and chair, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, published “Workshop on Personal Motion Technologies for Healthy Independent Living: Executive Summary” in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2012, Jun;93(6).
Marcus Sciadini, MD, associate professor, Department of Orthopaedics, co-authored, “Proximal Tibial Intra-articular Osteotomy for Treatment of Complex Schatzker Type IV Tibial Plateau Fractures with Lateral Joint Line Impaction: Description of Surgical Technique and Report of 12 Cases,” a peer-reviewed technical trick article published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 2012 April [Epub ahead of print]. Dr. Sciadini and Theodore Manson, MD, assistant professor, Department of Orthopaedics, co-authored “Trans-Syndesmotic Fibular Plating for Fractures of the Distal Tibia and Fibula with Medial Soft-Tissue Injury: Report of 6 Cases and Description of Surgical Technique,” a peer-reviewed technical trick article published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2012 May [Epub ahead of print].
William Stanley, PhD, professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, published an article with postdoctoral fellow Tatiana Galvao, MD, PhD, entitled “High Saturated Fat Intake Improves Survival in Heart Failure Compared to a High Polyunsaturated Fat or Low Fat Diet Despite Persistent Mitochondrial Defects” in Cardiovascular Research, 93:24-32, 2012.
Eileen Steinberger, MD, assistant professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, was a co-author on “Experience of a Public Health Colorectal Cancer Testing Program in Maryland” in Public Health Reports, 2012 May-Jun;127(3):330-339.
O. Colin Stine, PhD, associate professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, was among the co-authors on “Molecular Epidemiology of Geographically Dispersed Vibrio Cholerae, Kenya, January 2009-May 2010” in Emerging Infectious Disease, 2012 Jun;18(6):925-931.
Herve Tettelin, PhD, associate professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology and the Institute for Genome Sciences, was a co-author on “CRISPR/cas Loci of Type II Propionibacterium Acnes Confer Immunity Against Acquisition of Mobile Elements Present in Type I P. Acnes” in PLoS One, 2012 March;7(3):e34171.
Min Zhan, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health and Jeffrey Fink, MD, MS, professor, Department of Medicine, were among the authors on “A Varying Patient Safety Profile Between Black and Non-Black Adults with Decreased Estimated GFR” in the American Journal of Kidney Disease, 2012 Jul;60(1):47-53.