JULY 2020

In this issue: 

Top Stories: Department of Pediatrics Welcomes Class of 2023 | Ten Department of Pediatrics Faculty Receive Promotions | 2019 Annual Report Now Available | Honors & AwardsNew Grants | In The News | Learner Tribute | Professional Development Opportunities | Upcoming Grand Rounds | Hi-5 from a Colleague | New Publications | New Faculty & Staff 

Top Stories

Department of Pediatrics Welcomes Class of 2023

Above, a collage of portraits of the Class of 2023 Pediatric Residency Program interns.

The University of Wisconsin Department of Pediatrics welcomes seventeen new interns to its Pediatric Residency Program this month. Ellen Wald, MD (Department Chair and Professor) will introduce the residents to faculty and staff during Pediatric Grand Rounds on Thursday, July 16. The virtual, live-streamed presentation will begin at 7:30am.  
Chief Residents Sarah MacKay, MD, and Brandon Tomlin, MD, did a virtual Q&A with each resident to learn more about their backgrounds, medical interests, and what makes them unique. Learn more about each individual by clicking their names below.

On behalf of all faculty and staff, welcome Class of 2023!

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Ten Department of Pediatrics Faculty Receive Promotions

Above, portraits of the ten Department of Pediatrics faculty members who received promotions in 2020.
Congratulations to the ten Department of Pediatrics faculty who were approved for promotion this year: 
  • Christian Capitini, MD (Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant) - Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure
  • Paula Cody, MD, MPH (General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine) - Promoted to Associate Professor (CHS)
  • Istvan Danko, MD, PhD (Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition) - Promoted to Professor (CHS)
  • Peter Ferrazzano, MD (Critical Care Medicine) - Promoted to Professor (CHS)
  • Patrice Held, PhD (Genetics & Metabolism) - Promoted to Associate Professor (CHS)
  • Sheryl Henderson, MD, PhD (Infectious Diseases) - Promoted to Associate Professor (CHS)
  • Janet Legare, MD (Developmental Pediatrics & Rehabilitation Medicine) - Promoted to Clinical Professor
  • Sushant Srinivasan, MD, MSc, MHPE (Critical Care Medicine) - Promoted to Associate Professor (CHS)
  • Maria Stanley, MD (Developmental Pediatrics & Rehabilitation Medicine) - Promoted to Clinical Professor
  • Michael Wilhelm, MD (Critical Care Medicine) - Promoted to Associate Professor (CHS)
Their new ranks took effect July 1, 2020. 

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2019 Annual Report Now Available

Above, a portion of the 2019 Annual Report's cover art. 

The University of Wisconsin Department of Pediatrics' 2019 Annual Report is now available. The digital publication highlights the extraordinary clinical care, research activities, and educational milestones that took place in 2019. We welcome you to view and share the report with colleagues and collaborators. The report can also be downloaded from the Department of Pediatrics intranet

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Honors & Awards

Christian Capitini, MD, Elected to SITC Board of Advisors

Christian Capitini, MD (Associate Professor, Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant) has been elected as a member of the Board of Advisors for the International Society for the Therapy of Cancer (SITC). Dr. Capitini has been an active member of SITC since 2010 and first served as co-chair of the Early Career Scientist Committee from 2011-2013. He has also served as a representative on the Annual Program Committee (2012-13), the By-laws Committee (2016-17) and most recently the Awards Committee (2018-present). Dr. Capitini created the first SITC online CME course, now in its 3rd edition, on Immunology 101 for the non-Immunologist as a pre-requisite to the Advances for Cancer Immunotherapy (ACI) seminar series, and continues to serve on the ACI subcommittee. Dr. Capitini’s three-year term on the Board of Advisors will begin in January 2021.

Faculty and Residents Receive Teaching and Patient Care Awards

Congratulations to the following faculty and residents who received teaching and patient care excellence awards during the 2020 residency program awards presentation. Award winners were announced during Grand Rounds on June 18, 2020:
  • Charles C. Lobeck Medical Education Award: Troy Kleist, MD (Clinical Assistant Professor, General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine) 
  • Clerkship Teaching Award: Luke Addesso, MD (Resident)
  • Varness Outstanding Clinical Teacher Award: Derek Hoyme, MD (Assistant Professor, Cardiology)
  • Outstanding General Pediatrician Award: Mala Mathur, MD, MPH (Clinical Associate Professor, General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine)
  • Outstanding Senior Resident Award: Natalie Tedford, MD (Graduating Resident)
  • Outstanding Intern Award: Samantha Williams Al-Kharusy, MD (Resident)
  • Outstanding Resident Research Award: Natalie Tedford, MD (Graduating Resident)
  • Patient and Family-Centered Care Award: Allie Heizelman, MD (Graduating Resident)
  • Outstanding Second-Year Resident Award (Jan Brady Award): Arij Beshish, MD (Resident)

John Frohna, MD, Elected as Inaugural UWMF President and CoF Chair

John Frohna, MD, MPH (Vice Chair of Education, Professor and Residency Program Director), was elected to serve as the inaugural University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation (UWMF) president and chair of the UW Health Council of Faculty (CoF). The combined role will regularly interface with faculty and will be invited to the UW Health Senior Leadership Council and UW Health Council of Chairs to carry the faculty voice forward to senior decision-making groups. This dual position will also serve as the Vice Chair of the UWMF Board of Directors and serve in an ex-officio position on UWMF governing committees. Dr. Frohna was elected to the Chair role by the CoF and will serve through June 30, 2022.

Jon Fliegel, MD, receives UW Family Medicine Residency Teaching Award

Congratulations to Jon Fliegel, MD (Associate Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine), who received a UW Family Medicine Residency Clinical Teaching Award from the graduating residency class at their recent 2020 Graduation ceremony. The pediatric hospitalists work with residents in Family Medicine at St Mary’s Hospital and AFCH. Dr. Fliegel has previously received the pediatric departmental teaching awards, the Lobeck Medical Education Award (from medical students) and the Varness Outstanding Clinical Teaching Award (from pediatric residents).

Thuy Dan Tran Finalist for ISOQOL Outstanding Poster Award

Thuy Dan Tran, PMP, research specialist in the PROKids research group, will present her National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases-funded work entitled, “Guidance for the Use of PROMIS Pediatric Measures in Ambulatory Clinics” at the International Society for Quality of Life's (ISOQOL) Annual Conference. The conference will be held virtually October 19-23, 2020. Her work was also selected as an ISOQOL 2020 Outstanding Poster Award finalist. Congratulations, Thuy Dan!

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New Grants

Childhood Diabetes and Adiposity Research Training Program Renewed by NIH

Congratulations to HuiChuan Lai, PhD, RD, who will serve as a Principal Investigator/Program Director along with co-Program Director Scott Reeder, MD, PhD, UW Department of Radiology, for renewal of a T32 Training grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIH-NIDDK), renamed, “Childhood Diabetes and Adiposity Research Training Program (C-DART).” Under the additional leadership of four associate directors, David Allen, MDElizabeth Cox, MD, PhD, James Ntambi, PhD, and Ellen Wald, MD, this 5-year, $800,000 award, funding Years 11-15 of this ongoing training program administered by the Department of Pediatrics, will fund the stipends of two fellows annually. The mission of the C-DART program is to train post-doctoral MD physician-scientists for productive academic careers in clinical and basic research in prevention and treatment of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes mellitus and other metabolic complications of obesity and excess visceral and hepatic fat deposition in children.

Drs. Matthew Harer and Joshua Coon Receive WPP Grant to Study Diagnosis of Acute Kidney Injury in Premature Infants

Congratulations to Matthew Harer, MD, and collaborator Joshua Coon, PhD, of the College of Agricultural Life Sciences, Department of Chemistry, who were awarded a New Investigator Program grant through the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. The grant will be used to evaluate a new method of detecting kidney injury, with the goal of identifying injury before permanent damage. With early detection, the researchers will be positioned to design and test treatments that will result in healthier kidneys and lead to decreased chronic kidney disease and the opportunity for these infants to thrive throughout childhood and as adults.

Drs. Tonya Roberts and Elizabeth Cox Receive ICTR-CAP Stakeholder and Patient Engaged Research (SPER) Award to Improve Resident and Family Engagement in Nursing Homes

Tonya Roberts, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor in the UW School of Nursing, and Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD, Director of the Program of Research on Outcomes for Kids (PROKids) recently received an ICTR-CAP Stakeholder and Patient Engaged Research (SPER) Award for their project, “Engaging Residents and Families as Quality Partners in Nursing Homes.” This year-long, $100,000 award will develop a stakeholder-designed tool to support nursing home residents and their families as Quality Partners. The team will expand their existing WI Family Engagement Nursing Home Community Network to include residents and families from nursing home facilities in Wisconsin. This network will collaboratively identify outcomes that matter most to residents and families and then co-design a Quality Partner tool to address these priority outcomes. The work builds on their successful collaboration to adapt Dr. Cox’s Family Centered Rounding approach for use in nursing homes.  Findings from this work have the potential to result in effective, broadly implementable, and sustainable interventions that will improve quality of care for nursing home residents.

Emma Mohr, MD, and Karla Ausderau Awarded R01 from NIH

Emma Mohr, MD, and Co-Principal Investigator, Karla Ausderau, OTR/L, PhD in the UW Department of Kinesiology, were recently awarded a $3.8 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID) for their five-year project, “Early neural predictors and neuropathogenesis of sensorimotor neurodevelopmental deficits in macaque infants exposed to Zika virus in utero.” Using an existing cohort of ZIKV-exposed infant macaques that were born during previous NIH-funded studies at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, infant neurodevelopment will be studied in a controlled setting. The goal of the project is to identify neural predictors in early infancy associated with the development of neurodevelopmental deficits in childhood. The central hypothesis is that the underlying neuropathology will be associated with early dysfunctional sensorimotor brain regions and networks, which will in turn predict sensorimotor deficits present in early childhood.

Graduate Student Monica Cho Receives Cancer Biology Training Grant Support

Congratulations to Monica Cho, Graduate Research Assistant in the lab of Christian Capitini, MD, who was recently selected as a Trainee on the National Institutes of Health-funded T32 Cancer Biology Training Grant, directed by Bill Sugden, PhD. The goal of the Training in Cancer Biology Program at the University of Wisconsin is to train graduate students and postdoctoral Oncology Fellows to become committed cancer researchers who work to together as scholars, experimentalists, and physician-scientists to advance cancer research and treatment.

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In The News

60 Minutes: Do Probiotics Actually Do Anything?

Interviewed: Frank Greer, MD (Professor Emeritus, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition) | Full interview.

Becker’s Hospital Review: Will Health Systems Sustain Telehealth if Pandemic Pay Rates, Coverage Drop?

Interviewed: Tom Brazelton, MD, MPH (Vice Chair of Quality and Professor (CHS), Division of Critical Care) | Full story.

Becker’s Hospital Review: 12 Health System Execs Outline Post-Pandemic Telehealth Strategy

Featured: Tom Brazelton, MD, MPH (Vice Chair of Quality and Professor (CHS), Division of Critical Care) | Full story.

The Cap Times: Dr. Dipesh Navsaria: What Would Emmett Till Think of Us Today?

Opinion: Dipesh Navsaria, MD, MPH, MSLIS (Associate Professor (CHS), Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine) | Full story.

Channel 3000: Smoking, Vaping Could Increase COVID-19 Risk, Make COVID-19 Symptoms More Severe, Study Says

Interviewed: Brian Williams, MD (Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine) | Full story.

The Journal Times: Are States Coordinating or Going Rogue in COVID-19 Attack? Wisconsin Shows a Mix of Both

Quoted: James Conway, MD (Professor (CHS), Divisions of Global Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases) | Full story.

Lacrosse Tribune: Tom Still: We’re Still a Year from a Vaccine

Mentioned: James Conway, MD (Professor (CHS), Divisions of Global Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases) | Full story.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Live Protest Updates: 80 People Protest Racism in Waukesha March; Local Artists Create “Muslims for Black Lives” Mural

Quoted: Claudette Adegboro, MD (Assistant Professor (CHS), Division of Neonatology & Newborn Nursery) | Full story.

New York Times: How Do You Decide If Children Can Play Together Again?

Quoted: Dipesh Navsaria, MD, MPH, MSLIS (Associate Professor (CHS), Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine) | Full story.

Spectrum News 1: Madison Doctors Protest for Black Lives Matter Movement

Featured: Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH (Assistant Professor (CHS), Division of Neonatology & Newborn Nursery) | Full story.

Spectrum News 1: Doctors, Leaders Discuss Resilience Amid Pandemic, Protests

Interviewed: Sheryl Henderson, MD, PhD (Assistant Professor (CHS), Division of Infectious Diseases) | Full story.

Up North News: Part Two: Systematic Racism in Health Care

Featured: Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH (Assistant Professor (CHS), Division of Neonatology & Newborn Nursery) | Full story.

Wisconsin State Journal: Hannah Sherfinski and Dr. Paige Condit: Pediatricians should screen for stress from racism

Opinion: Paige Condit, MD (Resident) | Full story.

WKOW: Vaping and Smoking Could Increase Susceptibility To and Severity of COVID-19

Quoted: Brian Williams, MD (Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine) | Full story.

WKOW: Health Experts Tie Vaping to COVID-19, Reports of Vaping Illnesses Become ‘Uncommon’

Featured: Vivek Balasubramaniam, MD (Associate Professor (CHS), Division of Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine) | Full story.

WKOW: Hospital Urge Parents Not To Postpone Child-Well Visits and Vaccinations During Pandemic

Interviewed: Greg DeMuri, MD (Professor (CHS), Division of Infectious Diseases) | Full story.

WKOW: Capital City Sunday: UW System Reopening Plans, Ballot Harvesting & Asymptomatic Spread of COVID-19

Quoted: James Conway, MD (Professor (CHS), Divisions of Global Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases) | Full story.

WPR: Coronavirus: Pandemic Causes Kids to Miss Vaccinations

Guest: James Conway, MD (Professor (CHS), Divisions of Global Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases) | Full story.

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Learner Tribute

Here’s what a student had to say about David Allen, MD (Professor and Division Chief, Endocrinology & Diabetes):

"Dr. Allen is second to none when it comes to teaching. During the stay-at-home period of the COVID-19 crisis, he reached out frequently to schedule teaching sessions and made sure that I was learning as much as possible. I appreciate his teaching style, which made me feel comfortable throwing out answers, even if they weren't always right. Overall, he's a great teacher who went above and beyond during my rotation.

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Professional Development Opportunities 

APA Health Policy Scholars Program

The American Pediatric Association's (APA) Health Policy Scholars Program (HPSP) is a NEW three-year faculty development program designed to educate APA members on the development of a systematic and scholarly approach to health policy and advocacy. The primary goal of the APA HPSP is to prepare scholars for a successful academic career in public policy and advocacy through mentorship, networking, and designing projects that meet the standards for professional review. One cohort of HPSP scholars will matriculate every three years. Click to learn more and apply.

(Note: Mala Mathur, MD, MPH, FAAP (Clinical Associate Professor, General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine) has been active on the APA HPSP Task Force over the past year, working on curriculum development and project planning for this Scholars Program.)

SMPH Pathways to Promotion Workshops for 2020-2021

Pathways to Promotion 102
Monday, October 19, 2020, 1:00-5:00pm
Health Sciences Learning Center Room TBD
Register Here
This interactive workshop is tailored to CHS and CT track faculty who expect to go up for promotion within the next year or two, as well as their mentors.

Save the Date: Pathways to Promotion Tenure
Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 4:00-6:30pm
Health Sciences Learning Center Room TBD
This workshop will offer an in-depth examination of the UW Madison promotion and tenure process from the perspective of central campus and SMPH. Pathways to Promotion workshops may be attended multiple times. 

Pathways to Promotion 101
Monday, March 1, 2021, 1:00-5:00pm
Health Sciences Learning Center, Room TBD
Register Here
This interactive course is tailored to CHS and CT track faculty who are in first three years of their career, as well as their mentors.

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Upcoming Grand Rounds

The following Grand Rounds will be presented virtually via Blackboard Collaborate. 

Grand Rounds and New Intern Reception
July 16, 2020 | 7:30am - 8:30am
Livestreamed via Blackboard Collaborate
Speakers: Ellen Wald, MD (Professor & Chair, Department of Pediatrics) will introduce the department's new residents, followed by the Grand Rounds presentation by Carol Diamond, MD (Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant).

Grand Rounds: "New Initiatives in Urology"
July 23, 2020 | 7:30am - 8:30am
Livestreamed via Blackboard Collaborate
Speaker: Walid Farhart, MD, FRCSC, FACS (Chief of Pediatric Urology, Department of Urology)

Grand Rounds
July 30, 2020 | 7:30am - 8:30am
Livestreamed via Blackboard Collaborate
Speaker: Katie Williams, MD, PhD (PGY 5 Fellow, Department of Pediatrics)

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Hi-5 from a Colleague

Brittany Allen, MD (Assistant Professor, General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine) received the following Hi-5 from a colleague: 

"There aren't really enough Hi-5s, or words, to convey how much I appreciate the countless things you have done over the last several months. Today, I am using your letter to clinic residents (which I have modified for my new intern) and this week, I used your chart completion worksheet (working w a coworker to improve things). Then add the endless changes and challenges at Central, schedules and brainstorming and problem solving. You're awesome and I'm grateful to work with you."

Send a Hi-5 to a colleague through U-Connect

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New Publications

  1. Al Dhaheri N, Wu N, Zhao S, Wu Z, Blank RD, Zhang J, Raggio C, Halanski M, Shen J, Noonan K, Qiu G, Nemeth B, Sund S, Dunwoodie SL, Chapman G, Glurich I, Steiner RD, Wohler E, Martin R, Sobreira NL, Giampietro PF. KIAA1217: A novel candidate gene associated with isolated and syndromic vertebral malformations. Am J Med Genet A.2020 Jul;182(7):1664-1672.doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.61607.Epub 2020 May 5. PubMed PMID: 32369272
  2. Babal JC, Webber SA, Ruedinger E. First, do no harm: Lessons learned from a storytelling event for pediatric residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Acad Pediatr. 2020 Jun 5;. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2020.05.030. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32512052; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7273150
  3. Barnard CR, Peters M, Sindler AL, Farrell ET, Baker KR, Palta M, Stauss HM, Dagle JM, Segar J, Pierce GL, Eldridge MW, Bates ML. Increased aortic stiffness and elevated blood pressure in response to exercisein adult survivors of prematurity. Physiol Rep.2020 Jun;8(12):e14462.doi: 10.14814/phy2.14462.PubMed PMID: 32562387; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7305240
  4. Barreda CB, Farrell PM, Laxova A, Eickhoff JC, Braun AT, Coller RJ, Rock MJ. Newborn screening alone insufficient to improve pulmonary outcomes for cystic fibrosis. J Cyst Fibros.2020 Jun 13;.doi: 10.1016/j.jcf.2020.06.002.[Epub ahead of print]PubMed PMID: 32546430
  5. Brunner HI, Schanberg LE, Kimura Y, Dennos A, Co DO, Colbert RA, Fuhlbrigge R, Goldmuntz E, Kingsbury DJ, Patty-Resk C, Mintz S, Onel K, Rider LG, Schneider R, Watts A, von Scheven E, Lovell DJ, Beukelman T, PRCSG Advisory Council, the CARRA Registry Investigators. New medications are needed for children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 10]. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2020;10.1002/art.41390. doi:10.1002/art.41390
  6. Burroughs LM, Petrovic A, Brazauskas R, Liu X, Griffith LM, Ochs HD, Bleesing JJ, Edwards S, Dvorak CC, Chaudhury S, Prockop SE, Quinones R, Goldman FD, Quigg TC, Chandrakasan S, Smith AR, Parikh S, Dávila Saldaña BJ, Thakar MS, Phelan R, Shenoy S, Forbes LR, Martinez C, Chellapandian D, Shereck E, Miller HK, Kapoor N, Barnum JL, Chong H, Shyr DC, Chen K, Abu-Arja R, Shah AJ, Weinacht KG, Moore TB, Joshi A, DeSantes KB, Gillio AP, Cuvelier GDE, Keller MD, Rozmus J, Torgerson T, Pulsipher MA, Haddad E, Sullivan KE, Logan BR, Kohn DB, Puck JM, Notarangelo LD, Pai SY, Rawlings DJ, Cowan MJ. Excellent outcomes following hematopoietic cell transplantation for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome: a PIDTC report. Blood. 2020 Jun 4;135(23):2094-2105. doi: 10.1182/blood.2019002939.PMID:32268350
  7. Butteris S, Leyenaar J, Leslie L, Turner A, Batra M. International Experience of US Pediatricians and Level of Comfort Caring for Immigrant Children and Children Traveling Internationally. J Pediatr. 2020 Jun 14;S0022-3476(20)30727-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2020.06.026
  8. Cho MM, Quamine AE, Olsen MR, Capitini CM. Programmed cell death protein 1 on natural killer cells: fact or fiction? J Clin Invest. 2020 Jun 1;130(6):2816-2819. doi: 10.1172/JCI137051.PMID:32391808
  9. Damodharan SN, Walker KL, Forsberg MH, McDowell KA, Bouchlaka MN, Drier DA, Sondel PM, DeSantes KB, Capitini CM. Analysis of ex vivo expanded and activated clinical-grade human NK cells after cryopreservation. Cytotherapy. 2020 Jun 11:S1465-3249(20)30659-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jcyt.2020.05.001. Online ahead of print.PMID:32536506
  10. Dean DC III, Freeman A, Lainhart J. The development of the social brain in baby siblings of children with autism. Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2020;33(2):110-6. Epub 2019/12/10. doi: 10.1097/yco.0000000000000572. PubMed PMID: 31815759; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC7027937
  11. Jolliff A, Moreno MA, D’Angelo J. The mediating role of depressive and anxiety symptoms in the association between obesity and problematic social media use in young adults. Obesity Science & Practice. DOI: 10.1002/osp4.434.  IN PRESS
  12. Kaluarachchi DC, Colaizy TT, Lasarev MR, Allen DB, Klein JM. Hypothyroxinemia Detected at 4 Weeks of Life in Preterm Infants Born at Less than 30 Weeks of Gestation. Am J Perinatol. 2020 Jun 4. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1712168. Online ahead of print.PMID:32498093
  13. Lasarev MR, Bialk ER, Allen DB, Held PK. Application of Principal Component Analysis to Newborn Screening for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia.  J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Jun 11:dgaa371. doi: 10.1210/clinem/dgaa371. Online ahead of print. PMID:32525982
  14. Laux KL, Anderson JL, Bentivenga SP, McBride JA, Sterkel A, Matkovic E, Gauthier GM, Meece JK. Urine Antigen Testing is Equally Sensitive toB. dermatitidisandB. gilchristiiInfections [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 22].Clin Med Res. 2020;cmr.2020.1534. doi:10.3121/cmr.2020.1534
  15. Liu Y, Nacewicz BM, Zhao G, Adluru N, Kirk GR, Ferrazzano PA, Styner MA, Alexander AL. A 3D Fully Convolutional Neural Network With Top-Down Attention-Guided Refinement for Accurate and Robust Automatic Segmentation of Amygdala and Its Subnuclei. Front Neurosci. 2020;14:260. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2020.00260. eCollection 2020. PubMed PMID: 32508558; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7253589
  16. Macdonald JA, Beshish AG, Corrado PA, Barton GP, Goss KN, Eldridge MW, Francois CJ, Wieben O. Feasibility of Cardiovascular Four-dimensional Flow MRI during Exercise in Healthy Participants. Cardiac MRI. 2020 Jun 18 doi: 10.1148/ryct.2020190033
  17. Mezu-Ndubuisi OJ, Macke EL, Kalavacherla R, Nwaba AA, Suscha A, Zaitoun IS, Ikeda A, Sheibani N. Long-term evaluation of retinal morphology and function in a mouse model of oxygen-induced retinopathy. Mol Vis. 2020 Apr 1;26:257-276. PMID: 32256029
  18. Naik Y, Allen DB, Eickhoff J, Carrel AL. Stabilization of BMIz Score is Associated with a Decrease in Visceral Fat in Children with Obesity. Horm Metab Res. 2020 Jun 2. doi: 10.1055/a-1159-4506. Online ahead of print
  19. Same R, Amoah J, Hsu A, Hersh A, Sklansky DJ, Cosgrove S, Tamma P. The Association of Antibiotic Duration With Successful Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Children. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2020 Jun 11;piaa055. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piaa055. Online ahead of print
  20. Schaaf HS, Garcia-Prats AJ, Draper HR, Rautenbach C, Bosch C, Demers A, Hesseling A, Walters E. Trends in Drug Resistance in Childhood Tuberculosis in Cape Town, South Africa. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2020 Jul;39(7):604-608. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002631
  21. Shaikh N, Shope TR, Hoberman A, Muniz GB, Bhatnagar S, Nowalk A, Hickey RW, Michaels MG, Kearney D, Rockette HE, Charron M, Lim R, Majd M, Shalaby-Rana E, Kurs-Lasy M, Cohen DM, Wald ER, Lockhart G, Pohl HG, Martin JM. Corticosteroids to prevent kidney scarring in children with a febrile urinary tract infection: a randomized trial [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 15]. Pediatr Nephrol. 2020;10.1007/s00467-020-04622-3. doi:10.1007/s00467-020-04622-3
  22. Shankar K, Capitini CM, Saha K. Genome engineering of induced pluripotent stem cells to manufacture natural killer cell therapies. Stem Cell Res Ther. 2020 Jun 16;11(1):234. doi: 10.1186/s13287-020-01741-4.PMID:32546200
  23. Siqueira IM, Wüthrich M, Li M, Wang H, de Oliveira Las-Casas, Araujo de Castro RJ, Klein B, Bocca AL. Early immune response against Fonsecaea pedrosoi requires Dectin-2-mediated Th17 activity, whereas Th1 response, aided by Treg cells, is crucial for fungal clearance in later stage of experimental chromoblastomycosis [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 15].PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14(6):e0008386. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0008386
  24. Sklansky DJ, Mahant S. Should the Pendulum Swing Back? More Transfers to the ICU After Implementing Ward-Based High-Flow Nasal Cannula Initiation Protocols for Bronchiolitis. J Hosp Med. 2020 Jun;15(6):381-382. doi: 10.12788/jhm.3462
  25. Tase K, Walter K, Wagner R, Willoughby R, Bernhardt DT, Brooks A. Understanding and Interpreting CDC Guidelines for Youth Sports. Childrens WI Sports Med/AFCH/ UWHealth Sports Med/Wisconsin Chapter AAP, 2020 June 5
  26. Torres ER, Tumey TA, Dean DC III, Kassahun-Yimer W, Lopez-Lambert ED, Hitchcock ME. Non-pharmacological strategies to obtain usable magnetic resonance images in non-sedated infants: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Nurs Stud. 2020;106:103551. Epub 2020/04/16. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2020.103551. PubMed PMID: 32294563
  27. Vogt NM, Hunt JF, Adluru N, Dean DC III, Johnson SC, Asthana S, Yu J.J., Alexander A.L., Bendlin, B.B. Cortical Microstructural Alterations in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease Dementia. Cereb Cortex. 2020;30(5):2948-60. Epub 2019/12/14. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhz286. PubMed PMID: 31833550; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC7197091
  28. Weiner DL, Balasubramaniam V, Shah SI, Javier JR. COVID-19 impact on research, lessons learned from COVID-19 research, implications for pediatric research. Pediatr Res.2020 Jun 16;.doi: 10.1038/s41390-020-1006-3.[Epub ahead of print]PubMed PMID: 32544922

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New Faculty and Staff 

Please join us in welcoming the following individuals who joined the Department of Pediatrics in June.
Christina Giramma
Research Administration
Christina joins the department as an Associate Research Administrator. She previously worked in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Connect with Christina.
Zoe Stratman
SMAHRT Research Team
Zoe joins the department as a student researcher for the Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team (SMAHRT) in the Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. Connect with Zoe.
Lauren Weis
SMAHRT Research Team
Lauren joins the department as a student researcher for the Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team (SMAHRT)  in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.
Andrew Budde
Division of Cardiology
Andrew joins the department as a student researcher in the Division of Cardiology. Connect with Andrew.

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We want to hear from you!

The purpose of Milestones is to celebrate achievements and foster teamwork and community within the department. Please contact news@pediatrics.wisc.edu to share information about your professional achievements in education, research, clinical care, outreach and advocacy; honors and awards; new grants or publications; or other accomplishments of interest to your colleagues. 
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