In this issue: 

Top Stories: First-in-Humans Clinical Trial to Treat Children with Relapsed Neuroblastoma Opens at AFCH | Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH, Named to Governor's Health Equity Council | Peter Ferrazzano, MD, Initial Recipient of the Enid and Jerry Weygandt Professorship in Pediatric Critical Care | Department of Pediatrics Faculty Present at AAP National Conference & Exhibition | New Grants | Honors & Awards | In The News | Learner Tribute | Other Announcements | Upcoming Grand Rounds | Hi-5 from a Colleague | New Publications | New Faculty & Staff 

Top Stories

First-in-Humans Clinical Trial to Treat Children with Relapsed Neuroblastoma Opens at American Family Children’s Hospital 

Above, Kenneth DeSantes, MD in a research lab. DeSantes and Paul Sondel, MD, PhD are co-Principal Investigators on a pioneering first-in-humans clinical trial for children with relapsed or refractory neuroblastoma. 
A first-in-humans clinical trial for children with relapsed or refractory neuroblastoma has opened at American Family Children's Hospital (AFCH). Neuroblastoma is one of the most common solid tumors in children. Patients who are classified as "high-risk" (about 40 percent) have less than a 50 percent survival rate.
131I-MIBG, a type of molecular targeted radiotherapy, has been used for many years to treat children with relapsed neuroblastoma. AFCH is one of about 25 centers in the United States capable of providing this therapy. While the treatment is effective, it is not curative, so significant effort has been expended devising ways to improve the durability of responses achieved with this agent.  
This trial, which initially opened in England, is investigating the combination of targeted radiation therapy with immunotherapy to treat children with relapsed or refractory neuroblastoma. The concept is based on laboratory work conducted at University of Wisconsin–Madison by Paul Sondel, MD, PhD (Professor and Research Director, Division of Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant) and Zachary Morris, MD, PhD (Department of Human Oncology). Sondel and Kenneth DeSantes, MD (Professor, Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant) are the trial’s co-Principal Investigators. 
In a pre-clinical murine model, significant synergy was demonstrated between radiation therapy and immunotherapy. This trial, known as the “MiniVan” study, combines 131I-MIBG therapy with a monoclonal antibody that recognizes neuroblastoma and focuses the patients’ immune system on the cancer.  A third drug, nivolumab, is utilized in order to prevent the tumor from shielding itself against the immunologic attack, thereby enhancing immune-mediated tumor destruction and improving the possibility of cure. 
The UW Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant program is collaborating with three other centers in Europe on this pioneering first-in-humans clinical trial. AFCH is the first and only center in the United States to offer this therapy.

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Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH, Named to Governor's Health Equity Council

Above, Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH, stands in a clinic hallway. Zapata was recently named to the Governor's Health Equity Council. Last month, Zapata received the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation's annual "Superhero of Medicine" Award, and earlier this year she was honored with UW-Madison's Outstanding Women of Color Award.

Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH (Assistant Professor, Division of Neonatology & Newborn Nursery) has been appointed to the Governor’s Health Equity Council, which has been charged with creating a comprehensive plan to reduce and eliminate health disparities throughout the state of Wisconsin by 2030. The announcement was made by Governor Tony Evers on September 30, 2020. It follows an executive order from earlier this year to create the council and a 2016 report published by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, which gave the state of Wisconsin an overall health disparities grade of “D.”
As a member of the council, Zapata plans to be vocal and advocate for health inequities in pediatric care and access. Her primary focus will be addressing the racial inequities in maternal child health. “College-educated Black women have two to three times higher rates of infant mortality and premature birth than white women who are high school dropouts,” stated Zapata in the council's first meeting on September 30. This statistic is something she passionately wants to change, both as a public health doctor and as a Black mother. In fact, it was her own journey as a mother that led her to study and compare the different maternal health outcomes of Black and white women in Wisconsin. “I feel excited that my personal and professional experiences are able to align,” stated Zapata. “My training at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and Public Health, especially my board certification in Preventive Medicine and Public Health, have prepared me for a moment such as this.”  

Thirty-three people will serve on the Health Equity Council. In addition to Zapata, three other individuals with appointments at University of Wisconsin will serve on the committee: Gina Green-Harris, MBA (Director of the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute Regional Milwaukee Office, Director of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health Center for Community Engagement and Health Partnerships, and Director of the All of Us Research program in Milwaukee), Paula Tran Inzeo, MPH (Director of the Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health program in the Population Health Institute), and Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, MA (UW Health Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion). Green-Harris will serve as chair of the council.
“Given all that is going on in our county, state, and nation, I knew that now more than ever, it was time for me to continue the fight for health equity and advocate for patients and families both inside the clinic walls and within the community,” stated Zapata as she reflected on the announcement of her appointment. “Overall, I feel really excited and hopeful for the future!”

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Peter Ferrazzano, MD, Initial Recipient of the Enid and Jerry Weygandt Professorship in Pediatric Critical Care

Above, Peter Ferrazzano, MD, at work in his research lab at the Waisman Center. Ferrazzano is the initial recipient of the Enid and Jerry Weygandt Professorship in Pediatric Critical Care.
Congratulations to Peter Ferrazzano, MD (Professor and Division Chief, Division of Critial Care), who is the initial recipient of the Enid and Jerry Weygandt Professorship in Pediatric Critical Care. Enid and Jerry Weygandt (Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin School of Business) have been loyal contributors to the Department of Pediatrics since 2012 when they made their first gift as part of the Sick Kids Can’t Wait campaign. Jerry and Enid have continued giving an annual donation, including a gift in January of 2019, joining The 1920 Society, an initiative to strengthen the endowment at the American Family Children’s Hospital.   
The Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, led by Dr. Ferrazzano, provides outstanding state-of-the-art care in a collaborative and coordinated manner to all critically ill children admitted to American Family Children’s Hospital.  The Division also provides high quality patient care to children and families undergoing sedation for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and medical imaging.  Division members are engaged in a variety of scholarly activities that include medical education, transport medicine, quality improvement, medical ethics, and global health, in addition to a wide range of innovative clinical and basic science research projects.  The Weygandt Professorship will be front and center in helping to advance the Division’s priorities and initiatives, aimed at continually improving the care provided to critically ill children. 

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New Grants


Ann Allen, MD, and Team Awarded UW Prevention Research Center Grant

Congratulations to Principal Investigator Ann Allen, MD (Assistant Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine) along with Co-Investigators Elizabeth Goetz, MD, MPH (Associate Professor, Division of Neonatology & Newborn Nursery), and Nina Menda, MD (Assistant Professor, Division of Neonatology & Newborn Nursery), who recently received a 2020 Small Grant Award of $18,359 from the UW Prevention Research Center for the project, “Pilot Testing an Evidence-based, Family Centered Intervention for Opioid Exposed Newborns in Wisconsin’s Rural and Community Hospitals.” The goal of this 1-year project is to develop and pilot an Eat, Sleep, Console (ESC) implementation intervention across Wisconsin hospitals by creating educational resources, and collaborating with the Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care (WAPC) and Wisconsin Perinatal Quality Collaborative (WisPQC). ESC is an evidence-based treatment for newborns exposed to opioids, which affects nearly 1 in 100 Wisconsin newborns. By conducting this study, the team hopes to reduce unnecessary hospital days, healthcare costs and parent-child bonding disruption in WI infants exposed to opioids, and simultaneously generate the tools and preliminary data to support widespread implementation of ESC in states and health systems.

Michelle Kelly, MD, MPH awarded Career Development Award from AHRQ

Congratulations to Michelle Kelly, MD, MPH (Associate Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine), who was recently awarded a five-year K08 Career Development Award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), for her project, “BedsideNotes: Engaging families to improve pediatrics safety.” This project, in the amount of $783,075, provides salary support for Dr. Kelly and protected research time, during which she will design an intervention, BedsideNotes, to share doctors’ inpatient notes with families at the bedside to engage them in the care of their hospitalized child and partner with them to prevent harm. Dr. Kelly will be supported by Primary Mentor Pascale Carayon, PhD, and Co-Mentors Barbara Bowers, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Tosha Wetterneck, MD, MS, FACP.

Peter Ferrazzano, MD, and Team Awarded $1 Million Grant to Create Center for Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Research

Congratulations to Peter Ferrazzano, MD (Professor and Division Chief, Division of Critical Care), Alison Brooks, MD, MPH (UW Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation and Pediatrics Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship), Traci Snedden, PhD (UW School of Nursing), and Christian Franck, PhD (UW Department of Mechanical Engineering) on their $1 million award from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education and the UW Athletic Department in support of their proposal to create a Center for Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Research. The first step in this project is an innovative study addressing a major gap in the field of pediatric brain injury research: the effect of repetitive sub-concussive head impacts in children. The multi-disciplinary team will use a novel combination of cutting-edge brain imaging, newly developed high-fidelity wearable motion sensing devices, a newly developed academic issues instrument, and SMS text-based data collection to study the relationship between the accumulated burden of repetitive head impacts, brain function, academic performance and socio-emotional functioning. The investigators will focus initially on youth soccer players, and then broaden to other sports and non-sport injury mechanisms in future studies. The project represents a new paradigm for detection, diagnosis, and understanding of injury in the developing brain. Additional details on this center and pilot program will be published in an upcoming issue of Milestones.

Stephen Meyn, MD, PhD, Receives UW2020 Funding

Congratulations to PI, Stephen Meyn, MD, PhD (Professor, Division of Genetics and Metabolism) and Co-Investigator Christopher Bradfield, PhD (UW Oncology), on funding of their project, “A critical tool for human genomics and precision medicine: De novo human genome assembly.” This one-year project pairs the Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine and the UW Biotechnology Center in making affordable and reliable ultra-long read-based de novo human genome assembly widely available to University of Wisconsin researchers and clinicians so that they can reach these missing regions of the human genome and untangle complex genomic rearrangements in normal tissues and tumors. This resource will put the UW–Madison at the cutting edge of genome science, drive disease gene discovery, and gain novel insights into cancer biology, as well as identify new therapeutic targets for cancer therapy. This project is one of 12 to be funded in the 6th round of the UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative, and has been awarded funding of $157,381 from UW’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (OVCRGE) and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). Additional information is available on the OVCRGE's website

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Honors & Awards

Christian Capitini, MD Appointed Program Director for UWCCC DT Program

Christian Capitini, MD (Associate Professor, Division of Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant) has been appointed as program director for the UW Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) Developmental Therapeutics (DT) program.  The overarching goal of the DT Program is to identify more effective therapies and strategies for the treatment of patients with advanced cancer. The DT Program houses much of the UWCCC’s drug and biomarker discovery and development work, as well as preclinical and clinical translational efforts.


Jesse Boyette Anderson, MD, Wins 2nd Place at MWPCS Annual Meeting

Congratulations to Jesse Boyette Anderson, MD (PL3 Resident), who won second place in the resident category at the Midwest Pediatric Cardiology Society (MWPCS) annual meeting for her oral presentation “Management of Isolated Bicuspid Aortic Valve: Current Practice Survey”. The annual meeting took place virtually on September 18, 2020.



Kristin Shadman, MD, Selected for AAP VIP Expert Workgroup

Kristin Shadman, MD (Associate Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine) was selected by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Value in Inpatient Pediatrics (VIP) Network to serve as an Expert Workgroup Member in its quality improvement collaborative to improve the use of high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) in hospitalized children. Within this role, Shadman will provide content expertise, contribute to the measurement strategy, and assist in developing an overall project model for the VIP Network Quality Improvement Project.

29 Pediatrics Faculty Awarded 'Top Teacher' for 2019-2020

Due to an error when calculating the total number of evaluations, some of our excellent clinical teachers were inadvertently omitted from last month's announcement about our 2019-2020 Top Teacher awards. In addition to the 25 faculty recognized in the September faculty meeting and issue of Milestones, Tim Chybowski, MD (Clinical Professor, Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine), Mala Mathur, MD, MPH (Clinical Associate Professor, Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine), Ande Jones, MD (Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine), and Nicole "Nikki" St Clair, MD (Associate Professor, Divisions of Global Pediatrics and Hospital Medicine) were also selected for the Top Teacher award by medical students and residents. The full list of award recipients can be found here.

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In The News

Becker’s Hospital Review: Becker’s Healthcare Telehealth Virtual Forum: Tom Brazelton, Medical Director of Telehealth for the University of Wisconsin Health

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

The Cap Times: Dr. Dipesh Navsaria: I’m in a COVID Vaccine Trial – Please Think About Joining Me

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

Health Leaders: COVID-19: UW Health Uses Telehealth Technology for Virtual Rounding

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

The Journal Times: WisEye Morning Minute: Early Literacy Policies

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

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: South Korean Study Finds More Than 1 in 5 Children with COVID-19 Show No Symptoms

Interviewed: Ellen Wald, MD (Professor and Chair, Alfred Dorrance Daniels Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases) | Full story

NBC 15: Flu Shots Are Even More Important for Children

Featured: James Conway, MD (Professor, Fellowship Program Director, Divisions of Global Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases) | Full story

The New York Times: ‘Just a Small Play Date’? You Still Need to Be Careful

Interviewed: Ellen Wald, MD (Professor and Chair, Alfred Dorrance Daniels Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases) | Full story

Wisconsin Science Festival: Vaccination Destination: How Vaccines Work and Why They Matter

Panelist: Amy Stockhausen, MD (Clinical Associate Professor, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine) | Full discussion

Wisconsin State Journal: Tom Still: Accelerated Vaccine Process Can’t Bypass Safety

Interviewed: James Conway, MD (Professor, Fellowship Program Director, Divisions of Global Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases) | Full story

WisContext: How COVID-19 Capped A ‘Bizarre’ Flu Season In Wisconsin

Interviewed: Kathryn Schmit, MD (Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases) | Full story

27 WKOW: Amid COVID-19, Doctors Encourage Early Pediatric Flu Shots

Featured: James Conway, MD (Professor, Fellowship Program Director, Divisions of Global Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases) | Full story

620 WTMJ: Health Professionals Stress Importance of Getting Flu Shot

Featured: James Conway, MD (Professor, Fellowship Program Director, Divisions of Global Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases) | Full story

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Learner Tribute

Here’s what a student had to say about Nicholas Pytel, DO (Clinical Instructor, Division of Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant):

"Dr. Pytel has an incredible ability to lighten the mood under challenging circumstances. He clearly has a passion for both patient care and science. Observing him work with fellows, residents, and medical students, he always made time to answer questions and open discussion about complex aspects of patient care. As someone who hopes to integrate patient care and science into a career in medicine, it was incredibly valuable to work with someone as kind and smart as Dr. Pytel."

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Other Announcements 


Fall 2020 R&D, CapEx Proposals Due November 30

Proposals for the Department of Pediatrics Research & Development (R&D) Award Funds and Capital Equipment (CapEx) Funds are due Monday, November 20, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted. 
Please visit the websites below for additional information on the funds and to access the online application system. The application system does not allow for saving, so be sure to complete the entire form when you’re ready to submit. Questions about the funds, proposal guidelines or the application system can be directed to the Department of Pediatrics Research Administration Team.

Faculty R&D Award Funds

The purpose of the R&D Award Fund is to support research activities, including quality improvement (QI). Funds are awarded with the expectation that they will support activities leading to scholarly output, such as presentations, publications and/or grant applications. Funding uses include initiation of new research projects, bridging the funding gap between grants, supporting personnel, and the purchase of supplies. New this fall, the funding maximum for R&D proposals has increased from $15k to $20k. Learn more and access the online application system.

CapEx Funds

The source of CapEx funds is overhead generated by federal research grants and contracts. The Pediatrics allocation is based on the Department’s share of Medical School federal indirect costs after a general assessment to support school-wide capital needs. In addition to capital equipment (defined as an item costing $5,000 or more and having a useful life > 2 years), these funds may be used for minor remodeling projects, equipment service contracts, and computing devices/software related to clinical research programs. Learn more and access the online application system.

SMPH Promotions Guidelines Updated for 2020-2021 Academic Year

The SMPH promotions guidelines for the CT Track, CHS Track, and SMPH Professor with Tenure have been updated for the 2020-2021 year.  The changes that were made were predominantly clarifying additions and updates. Please find the updated versions linked below. If you have questions regarding the guidelines or promotion process please contact the Department of Pediatrics Academic Affairs Team.

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Upcoming Grand Rounds and CME

Pediatric Grand Rounds: A Tale of Two Regions: Adapting Community Health Worker Programs from Northern Togo to the South Bronx
October 15, 2020 | 7:30am - 8:30am
Livestreamed via Blackboard Collaborate
Speaker: Kevin Fiori, MD, MPH, MSc, FAAP (Medical Director at the Office of Community & Population Health, Montefiore Health System; Assistant Professor in both the Division of Academic General Pediatrics and Department of Family and Social Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine)
Virtual Seminars in Pediatrics: Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health
October 16, 2020 | 7:30am - 4:15pm
Seminars in Pediatrics highlights the latest trends in pediatric research and clinical practice and provides physicians, nurses and other primary care providers with up-to-date information on developments in the prevention and treatment of childhood and adolescent diseases. The theme of this year’s virtual event is Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health.
Cost: $150 General Registration | 7.0 CME Credits Available
Learn More & Register: go.wisc.edu/Seminars2020
Pediatric Grand Rounds: Title Forthcoming
October 22, 2020 | 7:30am - 8:30am
Livestreamed via Blackboard Collaborate
Speaker: Anthony Garcia-Prats, MD, MSC (Associate Professor, Divisions General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine and Global Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin–Madison)
Pediatric Grand Rounds: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices: Making Recommendations for Vaccinations in the United States – Dane County Immunization Coalition – ABP MOC Part 2
October 29, 2020 | 7:30am - 8:30am
Livestreamed via Blackboard Collaborate
Speaker: Paul Hunter, MD (Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Wisconsin–Madison)
Continuing Development – Professional Development: Designing and Adapting Your Curriculum for an Online Platform
October 29, 2020| 1:30PM – 2:30 PM
Workshop via Blackboard Collaborate
Workshop Presenter: Kirstin Nackers, MD (Assistant Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine, University of Wisconsin–Madison)
Registration: Free – Contact rfinkelman@wisc.edu
Pediatric Grand Rounds: Physician Attitudes Toward Abortion, Abortion Providers, and Reproductive Justice at UW Health: Current State and Future Action
November 5, 2020 | 7:30am - 8:30am
Livestreamed via Blackboard Collaborate
Speakers:  Laurel Rice, MD (Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Wisconsin–Madison); Cynthie Wautlet, MD (Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Wisconsin–Madison); Jenny Higgins, PhD, MPH (Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Wisconsin–Madison); and Nicholas Schmuhl, PhD – Assistant Scientist, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Wisconsin–Madison).

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Hi-5 from a Colleague

Trish Barribeau (Senior Research Administrator, Research Administration) received the following Hi-5 from a colleague: 

"Thank you for working so hard with our team this week to meet a major deadline - seeing emails sent overnight pains me, and definitely deserves recognition. Your commitment and dedication is amazing. We are so lucky to have you!'"

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

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New Publications

Scholarly Publications

  1. Babal JC, Abraham O, Webber S, Watterson T, Moua P, Chen J. Student Pharmacist Perspectives of Factors that Influence Wellbeing during Pharmacy School. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2020 September; 84(9). doi: 10.5688/ajpe7831
  2. Baker Smith CM, Peterson A. Preventing Premature Atherosclerotic Disease. Curr Hypertens Rep. 2020 Sep 7;22(11):87. doi: 10.1007/s11906-020-01097-3. PMID: 32893318.
  3. Branca A, Tellez D, Berkenbosch J, Rehder KJ, Giuliano JS Jr, Gradidge E, Shults J, Turner DA, Nett S, Krawiec C, Edwards LR, Pinto M, Harwayne-Gidansky I, Bysani GK, Shenoi A, Breuer RK, Toedt-Pingel I, Parsons SJ, Orioles A, Al-Subu A, Konyk L, Panisello J, Adu-Darko M, Tarquinio K, François T, Emeriaud G, Lee A, Meyer K, Glater-Welt LB, Polikoff L, Kelly SP, Tallent S, Napolitano N, Nadkarni V, Nishisaki A; National Emergency Airway Registry for Children (NEAR4KIDS) Investigators and Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI). The New Trainee Effect in Tracheal Intubation Procedural Safety Across PICUs in North America: A Report From National Emergency Airway Registry for Children. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2020 Jul 28. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000002480. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32740182
  4. Coller RJWebber SCOVID-19 and the Well-being of Children and Families. Pediatrics. 2020 Sep 1;. doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-022079. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32873717
  5. Conway JH, Davis JP, Eickhoff JC, Pool V, Greenberg DP, Decker MD. Brand-specific rates of pertussis disease among Wisconsin children given 1-4 doses of pertussis Vaccine, 2010-2014. Vaccine. 2020 Sep 10:S0264-410X(20)31158-0. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.09.016. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32921507
  6. DeFerranti SD, MacRae FL, Knowles JW, Shrader P, Hudgins LC, Benuck I, Kindt I, O’Brien EC, Peterson AL, Ahmad ZS, Clauss S, Duell PB, Shapiro MD, Roe MT, Wilemon K, Gidding SS, and Neal W. Children with Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia in the United States: Data from the CASCADE FH® RegistryJ Pediatr.  Epub September 23, 2020
  7. DeMuri G, Wald ER. Detection of Group A Streptococcus in the Saliva of Children Presenting With Pharyngitis Using the cobas Liat PCR System. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2020 Sep;59(9-10):856-858. doi: 10.1177/0009922820920936. Epub 2020 May 19. PMID: 32425058
  8. Forno E, Bacharier LB, Phipatanakul W, Guilbert TW, Cabana MD, Ross K, Covar R, Gern JE, Rosser FJ, Blatter J, Durrani S, Han YY, Wisniewski SR, Celedón JC. Effect of Vitamin D3 Supplementation on Severe Asthma Exacerbations in Children With Asthma and Low Vitamin D Levels: The VDKA Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2020 Aug 25;324(8):752-760. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.12384. PMID: 32840597; PMCID: PMC7448830
  9. Gern JE. Immune responses to rhinoviruses and asthma: Are we 3 steps closer to the door? J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2020 Sep;146(3):513-514. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2020.06.031. Epub 2020 Jul 14. PMID: 32673613
  10. Haraldsdottir K, Watson AM, Pegelow DF, Palta M, Tetri LH, Levin T, Brix MD, Centanni RM, Goss KN, Eldridge MM. Blunted cardiac output response to exercise in adolescents born preterm. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2020 Aug 30. doi: 10.1007/s00421-020-04480-9. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32862247
  11. Harer MW, Charlton JR, Tipple TE, Reidy KJ. Preterm birth and neonatal acute kidney injury: implications on adolescent and adult outcomes. J Perinatol. 2020 Sep;40(9):1286-1295. doi: 10.1038/s41372-020-0656-7. Epub 2020 Apr 10. PMID: 32277164
  12. Harer MW, Selewski DT, Kashani K, Basu RK, Gist KM, Jetton JG, Sutherland SM, Zappitelli M, Goldstein SL, Mottes TA, Askenazi DJ. Improving the quality of neonatal acute kidney injury care: neonatal-specific response to the 22nd Acute Disease Quality Initiative (ADQI) conferenceJ Perinatol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41372-020-00810-z
  13. Hoyme DB, Zhou Y, Girotra S, Haskell SE, Samson RA, Meaney P, Berg M, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Hazinski MF, Lasa JJ, Atkins DL. Improved survival to hospital discharge in pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrest using 2 Joules/kilogram as first defibrillation dose for initial pulseless ventricular arrhythmia. Resuscitation. 2020 Aug;153:88-96. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2020.05.048. Epub 2020 Jun 6. PMID: 32522702
  14. Jolliff AF, 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 and Practice. 2020 June; doi: 10.1002/osp4.434
  15. Kaluarachchi DC, Allen DB, Eickhoff JC, Dawe SJ, Baker MW. Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Reference Ranges for Preterm Infants. Pediatrics. 2019 Aug;144(2):e20190290. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-0290. Epub 2019 Jul 16. PMID: 31311840
  16. Li DK, Rehan Khan M, Wang Z, Chongsrisawat V, Swangsak P, Teufel-Schäfer U, Engelmann G, Goldschmidt I, Baumann U, Tokuhara D, Cho Y, Rowland M, Mjelle AB, Ramm GA, Lewindon PJ, Witters P, Cassiman D, Ciuca IM, Prokop LD, Haffar S, Corey KE, Hassan Murad M, Furuya KN, Bazerbachi F. Normal Liver Stiffness and Influencing Factors in Healthy Children: An Individual Participant Data Meta-analysis. Liver Int. 2020 Sep 8. doi: 10.1111/liv.14658. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32901449
  17. Meinen RD, Alali YI, Al-Subu A, Wilhelm M, Wraight CL, McAdams RM, Limjoco JJ, McCulley DJ. (2020). Neurally-Adjusted Ventilatory Assist Can Facilitate Extubation in Neonates With Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Respiratory care, respcare.07681. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.4187/respcare.07681
  18. Moreno MA, Hyzer RH, Bushman ME, Gower AD, Pletta KH. Adolescent and parent emotions and perceptions regarding bullying: A qualitative study. International Journal of Bullying Prevention. 2020 September; doi: 10.1007/s42380-020-00083-2.2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42380-020-00083-2
  19. Ng K, Titus EW, Lieve KV, Roston TM, Mazzanti A, Deiter FH, Denjoy I, Ingles J, Till J, Robyns T, Connors SP, Steinberg C, Abrams DJ, Pang B, Scheinman MM, Bos JM, Duffett SA, van der Werf C, Maltret A, Green MS, Rutberg J, Balaji S, Cadrin-Tourigny J, Orland KM, Knight LM, Brateng C, Wu J, Tang AS, Skanes AC, Manlucu J, Healey JS, January CT, Krahn AD, Collins KK, Maginot KR, Fischbach P, Etheridge SP, Eckhardt LL, Hamilton RM, Ackerman MJ, Noguer FRI, Semsarian C, Jura N, Leenhardt A, Gollob MH, Priori SG, Sanatani S, Wilde AAM, Deo RC, Roberts JD. An International Multicenter Evaluation of Inheritance Patterns, Arrhythmic Risks, and Underlying Mechanisms of CASQ2-Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia. Circulation. 2020 Sep 8;142(10):932-947. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.120.045723. Epub 2020 Jul 22. PMID: 32693635; PMCID: PMC7484339
  20. Pennington-Totka J, Snethen JA, Cox ED. Youth and Parent Health-Related Quality of Life and Association
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  21. Pettit KA, Schreiter NA, Lushaj EB, Hermsen JL, Wilhelm M, Mahon ACR, Nelson KL, DeGrave JJ, Marka N, Anagnostopoulos PV. Prophylactic Peritoneal Drainage is Associated with Improved Fluid Output after Congenital Heart Surgery. Pediatr Cardiol. 2020 Jul 30;. doi: 10.1007/s00246-020-02431-x. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32734528; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7391225
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New Faculty and Staff 

Please join us in welcoming the following individuals who joined the Department of Pediatrics in September.

New Faculty
Megan Yanny, MD
Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Dr. Yanny joins the department as an assistant professor (CHS) in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Prior to joining our faculty, she was Chief Resident at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Connect with Dr. Yanny.
New Staff

Angelica Sun
Division of Infectious Diseases
Angelica joins the department as a student researcher in the Division of Infectious Diseases. Connect with Angelica.
Brittany Loughman
Brittany joins the department's graduate medical education team as a residency program coordinator. Brittany previously worked as an internal medicine residency program coordinator at Saint Louis University. Connect with Brittany.
Clara Henkes
Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Clara joins the department as a student researcher in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Connect with Clara.

Dmitriy Kravtsov
Division of Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant
Dmitriy joins the department as a student researcher in the Sondel Research Group. Connect with Dmitriy.
Maria Morgen
Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Maria joins the department as a program assistant in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Connect with Maria.

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