In this issue: 

Top Stories: Department of Pediatrics Researchers Shine During AAP NCE 2020 | Annual AFCH Radiothon Raises $498,241 to Support Pediatric Programs, Initiatives | GROW: Let Food Be Your Medicine | New Grants | Honors & Awards | In The News | Learner Tribute | Upcoming Grand Rounds | Hi-5 from a Colleague | New Publications | New Faculty & Staff 

Top Stories

Department of Pediatrics Researchers Shine During AAP NCE 2020

Above, a campaign graphic from the American Academy of Pediatrics' National Conference & Exhibition, which took place virtually October 2-5, 2020.
Seventeen members of the Department of Pediatrics presented work at the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition (NCE), which took place virtually October 2-5, 2020.  The annual NCE is a forum for discussion of current issues in pediatric healthcare and showcases the latest pediatric resources and innovations. 
A list of presenters and co-authors from the Department of Pediatrics, along with their poster or lecture title, is below:
  • “10 Ways to Use Digital Tools to Promote Health,” a presentation by Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH (Professor and Academic Division Chief, Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine)
  • “Asthma and Respiratory Allergies,” a presentation by Eric Schauberger, DO, PhD (Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology)
  • “Care Management of Non-emergent Echocardiographic Diagnosis in Newborns,” a poster presentation by John Hokanson, MD (Professor, Division of Cardiology) and Kaitlin Ring (undergraduate)
  • “COVID-19 and Sports for the General Pediatrician,” a presentation by David Bernhardt, MD (Professor, Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine)
  • “Digital Media Use Differs Between Transgender and Cisgender Youth”, a poster presented by Brittany Allen, MD (Assistant Professor, Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine)
  • “Family Centered Care for Patients with Congenital Heart Defects: Enhancing the Role of Palliative Care,” a poster presented by Jesse Boyett Anderson (PL3 Resident), Alida Yee, NP (Division of Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transport), Allie Kiley (Fetal Care Coordinator, Division of Cardiology), Kristin Shadman, MD (Associate Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine), Sushant Srinivasan, MD (Associate Professor, Division of Critical Care), and Margo Hoover-Regan, MD (Associate Professor, Division of Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transport)
  • “Making Pediatric Advocacy Count for Kids: Building Advocacy Skills,” a presentation by Megan MorenoMD, MSEd, MPH and Laura Houser, MD (Clinical Associate Professor, Divisions of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine and Global Health)
  • “Parents' Knowledge and Acceptability of Mindfulness for Pediatric Asthma Care,” a poster presented by Mala Mathur, MD, MPH (Clinical Associate Professor, Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine)
  • “Preparticipation Physical Exam: Billing, Forms, EMRs,” a presentation by David Bernhardt, MD
  • “Refusal to walk in a 2-year-old female,” a poster presentation by Stephanie Syu, MD (PL3 Resident), Mathew Davis, MD (PGY-6 Fellow), and Kenneth DeSantes, MD (Professor and Division Chief, Division of Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant)
  • “Section on Global Health and Helping Babies Survive,” an update by Nicole St Clair, MD (Associate Professor, Divisions of Global Pediatrics and Hospital Medicine) as part of the Section Executive Committee
  • “The PPE: Is it Worth It?,” a presentation by David Bernhardt, MD
Additionally, the AAP’s Council on Communications and Media (COCM) recognized Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH with the 2020 AAP COCM Holroyd-Sherry Award. The award recognizes AAP Fellows whose outstanding contributions have demonstrated that media's influence on child and adolescent health is an important public health issue, and whose work addresses or suggests solutions to the health implications raised by child and adolescent use of media.
Thanks to the conference’s flexible and virtual format, all of these sessions and poster presentations are available to registered attendees through January 2021.

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Annual AFCH Radiothon Raises $498,241 to Support Pediatric Programs, Initiatives

Above, a campaign graphic for the 15th annual American Family Children's Hospital Radiothon, which was held virtually October 21-23, 2020.
Despite the challenges brought to light during the COVID-19 pandemic, our community continues to rally around the families cared for at American Family Children’s Hospital (AFCH). The latest evidence is the success of the 15th annual AFCH Radiothon, which was held October 21-23 on all of Mid-West Family’s radio stations.

In previous years, radio hosts would gather in the lobby at the children's hospital and broadcast from 6am to 7pm, interviewing parents and patients who have been treated at the children's hospital as they share their stories of survival and courage. Like so many other traditions, the storytelling went virtual this year. Families called in to be interviewed by radio hosts, and listeners called in to a safe phone bank to make their gifts.

At the end of the three days, gifts and pledges totaled $498,241. While this total fell short of the Radiothon's fundraising goal, the campaign coordinators were moved by the response of everyone who contributed. The funds raised will support shared AFCH and Department of Pediatrics funding priorities including Patient and Family Support, Child Life, Child Health Advocacy, Research and Faculty Support, Care Innovation Initiatives (safety, pain program, palliative care program), and Pediatric Cancer patient care and research. If you missed the Radiothon but would still like to support these programs and initiatives, donations can be made through the University of Wisconsin Foundation.
Thank you to all of the providers who nominated patients to be interviewed and to all at AFCH who provide the outstanding care that our families brag about! 

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GROW: Let Food Be Your Medicine

Above, assistant scientist Sangita Murali works with a blood specimen from a patient with cystic fibrosis at the Huichuan Lai Lab in the Nutritional Sciences Building. Huichuan Lai, PhD, RD is the PI of the Department of Pediatrics Endocrinology & Diabetes Training Grant. Photo by Michael P. King. Story and photo shared with permission by GROW and the University of Wisconsin College of Agricultural & Life Sciences.

Medical student Alice Huang was dutifully taking notes during a lecture at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine when she snapped to attention. There on the projection screen, next to the title of a cystic fibrosis study, appeared a familiar name.
“That’s my mom!” she gasped to the student beside her. Alice’s mother happens to be Huichuan Lai, PhD, RD (PI, Department of Pediatrics Endocrinology & Diabetes Training Grant), a renowned cystic fibrosis researcher and professor of nutritional sciences at CALS.
A couple of years later, Huichuan Lai’s younger daughter, Leslie Huang, a genetic counseling student, had her turn to beam with pride when her mother’s influential research turned up in her cystic fibrosis training at Mount Sinai in New York. Of all the ways to measure research impact, perhaps the most surreal is learning that your work is being taught to your children in professional training programs across the country.
“That’s when you know your work is being not just viewed but used to educate the next generation,” says Lai, who also has affiliated appointments in the pediatrics and population health sciences departments in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.
After more than a quarter of a century studying cystic fibrosis (CF) and leading the largest prospective, longitudinal birth cohort study of the condition, Lai has made an undeniable impact on the field. Her work has illuminated the role of nutrition in the disease and its progression, changing the standard of care.

Full story.

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New Grants


James Gern, MD, Anne Marie Singh, MD, and Daniel Jackson, MD, Awarded NIH Grant with Johns Hopkins University

Congratulations to James Gern, MD (Professor and Division Chief, Division of Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology), Principal Investigator, and Anne Marie Singh, MD (Associate Professor, Division of Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology), and Daniel Jackson, MD (Associate Professor, Division of Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology), Co-Investigators, on their new grant subaward through Johns Hopkins University and supported by the National Institutes of Health/National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID). This project, entitled “New Horizons in the prevention and treatment of food allergy- SUNBEAM,” is under the direction of Johns Hopkins overall PI, Robert Wood, MD. The subaward to the UW was funded in the amount of $370,588 for the first 8 months, with the goal to study the role of genetic, clinical and environmental factors in the development of food allergy and atopic dermatitis.

Matthew Harer, MD, Awarded New Investigator Grant from Wisconsin Partnership Program

Matthew Harer, MD (Assistant Professor, Division of Neonatology & Newborn Nursery), recently received a $149,960 Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP) New Investigator Award for his project, “Non-invasive Diagnosis of Acute Kidney Injury in Premature Infants”. The goal of this two-year project is to develop non-invasive diagnostic tools to advance the diagnosis of acute kidney injury (AKI) in premature infants. Neonatal AKI affects nearly 1 in 4 neonates admitted to a Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs). Current diagnostic markers for AKI do not allow physicians to determine etiology of injury, delaying diagnosis from the time of actual injury by 12 to 36 hours, effectively eliminating a clinician’s ability to prevent or provide early effective treatment. The central hypothesis is that focused kidney monitoring with renal tissue oxygenation (NIRS) and urinary metabolomic biomarkers can provide earlier and more specific diagnosis of AKI. The goal of this project is to create guidelines for NICUs throughout the state of Wisconsin with regard to prevention and diagnosis of AKI with these new non-invasive diagnostic methods.

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Honors & Awards

Amanda Palm, PA, Honored with APP Excellence Award

Congratulations to Amanda Palm, PA (Division of Child Protection), on receiving UW Health’s annual Unsung Hero Award. The award is one of four Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Excellence Awards sponsored annually by UW Health and the APP Council. The awards recognize excellence across all clinical departments in four areas: clinical practice, teaching, leadership, and “unsung hero.” 
“Amanda has been a fixture of the child protection program since her arrival,” read a UW Health statement during the virtual awards ceremony on October 21, 2020. “Recently, after the departure of the only team physician, she shouldered the vast majority of the clinical load herself with poise and grace. She has answered calls all hours of the day or night with compassion, clarity and kindness. She is a fierce advocate for children and their safety. Amanda brings her deep medical knowledge and effective communication skills to the team of social workers, law enforcement and healthcare professionals to create a community response to child abuse or provide education and mentorship.”

Elizabeth Mann, MD, Nominated for Health Literacy Hero Award

Congratulations to Elizabeth Mann, MD (Assistant Professor, Division of Diabetes & Endocrinology), on being nominated for the Health Literacy Hero Award, which was part of UW Health’s observation of Health Literacy Month in October. The award recognizes individuals and teams who find health literacy problems and act to solve them. The individual who nominated her stated, “[Dr.] Mann does a wonderful job incorporating Health Literacy and Universal Precautions when she talks to children and their families who are hospitalized with a new diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. I have had multiple opportunities to observe her talk with families in the hospital both as a pediatric endocrine fellow, and now an attending physician. She understands the stress and strong emotions children and families are experiencing in this situation and tailors her conversations accordingly. She is skilled and natural at assessing how parents and children learn best, and meets them where they are. In my role as a diabetes educator in the AFCH learning center, it is a pleasure to work with Dr. Mann.”

Three Pediatrics Faculty to Receive Physician Excellence Awards

Congratulations to three members of the Department of Pediatrics who have been selected for the 2020 UW Health Physician Excellence Awards. These prestigious peer-nominated awards recognize UW Health's most skilled and dedicated physicians who demonstrate exceptional performance in clinical practice, education or regional services and a commitment to UW Health’s mission, vision and values.
Sharon Bartosh, MD (Professor and Division Chief, Division of Nephrology), will receive the Regional Services Excellence Award, which recognizes physicians who exemplify UW Health's strategic priority in providing extraordinary regional services care for patients at neighboring health care facilities in Wisconsin and beyond.
Paula Cody, MD, MPH (Associate Professor, Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine), was selected for the Physician Excellence Clinical Educator Award. This award recognizes outstanding educators, with significant emphasis on teaching residents and medical students, as well as other interdisciplinary team members, patients and their families.
Neil Paloian, MD (Assistant Professor, Division of Nephrology), will receive the Rising Star Clinical Practice Award. This award honors outstanding clinicians and educators who demonstrate exceptional and measurable contributions to clinical practice.
Bartosh, Cody, Paloian and fellow award recipients will be honored in a virtual ceremony on December 7, 2020.

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In The News

The Cap Times Idea Fest: Experts caution against expectations of a return to normal with vaccine

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

Everyday Health: Different Types of Flu Vaccine and How to Pick the Right for You

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

NBC 15: UW Health expert debunks flu myths

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

Up North News: Ongoing Pandemic Causing Mental Health Issues for Many Teens

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

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Learner Tribute

Here’s what a student had to say about Greg DeMuri, MD (Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases):

"Dr. DeMuri is a phenomenal teacher and an excellent attending to work with. He takes the time with each patient to provide a lesson/pearl that is easily incorporated into daily practice. He is efficient with rounds and thoughtful with all of his patients. He encouraged learners to take charge of their patients, and was thoughtful and respectful of all team members and the ideas that were put forth."

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Upcoming Grand Rounds and Professional Development

Pediatric Grand Rounds: COVID-19 in Solid Organ Transplant
November 12, 2020 | 7:30am - 8:30am
Livestreamed via Blackboard Collaborate
Speaker: Jeannina Smith, MD – Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease
Pediatric Grand Rounds: Trauma-Informed Care – Pediatrics Behavioral Health *ABP MOC Part 2
November 19, 2020 | 7:30am - 8:30am
Livestreamed via Blackboard Collaborate
Speaker: Shanda Wells, PhD – Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Psychiatry 

Pediatric Grand Rounds: Today's Genderation of Youth: Ethical Considerations Across Child and Adolescent Development – *ABP MOC Part 2
December 3, 2020 | 7:30am - 8:30am
Livestreamed via Blackboard Collaborate
Speaker: Scott Leibowitz, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Columbus, OH); Medical Director of Behavioral Health, THRIVE program; Associate Clinical Professor, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Continuing Development – Professional Development: Journalology: Understanding Processes in Peer Reviewed Journals for Junior Faculty
December 3| 8:45-9:45 AM 
December 8| 1:30-2:30 PM 
Workshop via Blackboard Collaborate
Workshop Presenter: Pamela Kling, MD – Professor, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology and Newborn Nursery
Registration: Free.  Contact:

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Reminder: 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 30, 2020.
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.

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Hi-5 from a Colleague

Awni Al-Subu, MD (Assistant Professor, Division of Critical Care) and Fatima Naqvi, MD (PGY-5 Fellow, Division of Critical Care) received the following Hi-5 from a colleague: 
"Thank you both for your clear communication and collaboration while we cared for our patient. As a result, as the bedside nurse I was able to anticipate things and focus more effort on the supportive aspect of his care. In the end, we were able to grant the families wishes in a caring and respectful way. Thank you both again for your kindness and care."

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

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New Publications

  1. Butteris SM, Leyenaar JK, Leslie LK, Turner AL, Batra M. International Experience of US Pediatricians and Level of Comfort Caring for Immigrant Children and Children Traveling Internationally. J Pediatr. 2020 Oct;225:124-131.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2020.06.026. Epub 2020 Jun 14. PubMed PMID: 32553863; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7293846
  2. Cathers AD, Forsythe J, Sippel N, Williamson C, Kohler JE, Brazelton TB, Steuerwald MT. Tranexamic Acid Use in Pediatric Hemorrhagic Shock From Farm-Related Trauma: A Case Report. Air Med J. 2020 Sep - Oct;39(5):414-416. doi: 10.1016/j.amj.2020.06.008. Epub 2020 Jul 10. PubMed PMID: 33012482
  3. Chalmers K, Smith M, Moreno MA, Malik F. “It got likes, but I don’t think people understood”: A qualitative study of adolescent experiences discussing type 1 diabetes on social media. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. 2020 October; 1(8). doi: 10.1177/1932296820965588
  4. Coller RJWebber SCOVID-19 and the Well-being of Children and Families. Pediatrics. 2020 Oct;146(4). doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-022079. Epub 2020 Sep 1. PubMed PMID: 32873717
  5. Conway JH, Davis J, Eickhoff J, Pool V, Greenburg D, Decker M. Brand-specific rates of pertussis disease among Wisconsin children given 1-4 doses of pertussis Vaccine, 2010-2014. Vaccine. 2020 Oct 21;38(45):7063-7069. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.09.016. Epub 2020 Sep 11. PubMed PMID: 32921507
  6. Daigle CH, Fiadjoe JE, Laverriere EK, Bruins BB, Lockman JL, Shults J, Krawiec C, Harwayne-Gidansky I, Page-Goertz C, Furlong-Dillard J, Nadkarni VM, Nishisaki A; National Emergency Airway Registry for Children (NEAR4KIDS) Investigators and Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI): Adu-Darko M, Al-Subu A, Berkenbosch JE, Bruer RK, Bysani KG, Edwards LR, Gangu S, Lee JH, Krishna AS, Lee A, Meyer K, Nett S, Orioles A, Orloff K, Panisello JM, Parsons SJ, Pinto M, Polikoff LA, Simon D, Sweberg T, Tarquinio K, Tellez D, Toedt-Pingel I, Vanderford P. Difficult Bag-Mask Ventilation in Critically Ill Children Is Independently Associated With Adverse Events. Crit Care Med. 2020 Sep;48(9):e744-e752. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000004425. PMID: 32590390
  7. Damodharan S, Danko I, Le HD. Pediatr Rev. Mysterious Terminal Ileum Narrowing in a 13-year-old Girl. 2020 Oct;41(Suppl 1):S61-S63. doi: 10.1542/pir.2018-0164. PMID: 33004585
  8. Dawson C, Syverson E, Chelius TH, Linn S, Reiser C, Stuewe K, Zoran S, Geurts JL. Does Supply Equal Demand? The Workforce of Direct Patient Care Genetic Counselors in Wisconsin. WMJ. 2020 Sep;119(3):158-164. PubMed PMID: 33091282
  9. Dyment DA, O'Donnell-Luria A, Agrawal PB, Coban Akdemir Z, Aleck KA, Antaki D, Al Sharhan H, Au PB, Aydin H, Beggs AH, Bilguvar K, Boerwinkle E, Brand H, Brownstein CA, Buyske S, Chodirker B, Choi J, Chudley AE, Clericuzio CL, Cox GF, Curry C, de Boer E, de Vries BBA, Dunn K, Dutmer CM, England EM, Fahrner JA, Geckinli BB, Genetti CA, Gezdirici A, Gibson WT, Gleeson JG, Greenberg CR, Hall A, Hamosh A, Hartley T, Jhangiani SN, Karaca E, Kernohan K, Lauzon JL, Lewis MES, Lowry RB, López-Giráldez F, Matise TC, McEvoy-Venneri J, McInnes B, Mhanni A, Garcia Minaur S, Moilanen J, Nguyen A, Nowaczyk MJM, Posey JE, Õunap K, Pehlivan D, Pajusalu S, Penney LS, Poterba T, Prontera P, Doriqui MJR, Sawyer SL, Sobreira N, Stanley V, Torun D, Wargowski D, Witmer PD, Wong I, Xing J, Zaki MS, Zhang Y, Boycott KM, Bamshad MJ, Nickerson DA, Blue EE, Innes AM. Alternative genomic diagnoses for individuals with a clinical diagnosis of Dubowitz syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2020 Oct 24;. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.61926. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33098347
  10. Dorsey MJ, Wright NAM, Chaimowitz NS, Dávila Saldaña BJ, Miller H, Keller MD, Thakar MS, Shah AJ, Abu-Arja R, Andolina J, Aquino V, Barnum JL, Bednarski JJ, Bhatia M, Bonilla FA, Butte MJ, Bunin NJ, Chandra S, Chaudhury S, Chen K, Chong H, Cuvelier GDE, Dalal J, DeFelice ML, DeSantes KB, Forbes LR, Gillio A, Goldman F, Joshi AY, Kapoor N, Knutsen AP, Kobrynski L, Lieberman JA, Leiding JW, Oshrine B, Patel KP, Prockop S, Quigg TC, Quinones R, Schultz KR, Seroogy C, Shyr D, Siegel S, Smith AR, Torgerson TR, Vander Lugt MT, Yu LC, Cowan MJ, Buckley RH, Dvorak CC, Griffith LM, Haddad E, Kohn DB, Logan B, Notarangelo LD, Pai SY, Puck J, Pulsipher MA, Heimall J. Infections in Infants with SCID: Isolation, Infection Screening, and Prophylaxis in PIDTC Centers. J Clin Immunol. 2020 Oct 2. doi: 10.1007/s10875-020-00865-9. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33006109
  11. Gusland D, Livermore A, Sterkel A, Nguyen J, Conway JHTwo Cases Illustrating the Diagnostic Challenge of Pediatric Blastomycosis Presenting as Osteomyelitis. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2020 Oct; 36(10):e579-e581. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000002084. PubMed PMID: 32205801
  12. Huang SJ, Salsbery KT, Steiner RDPorencephaly and Intracranial Calcifications in a Neonate. Pediatr Rev. 2020 Oct;41(10):543-545. doi: 10.1542/pir.2018-0309. PubMed PMID: 33004666
  13. Jolliff AF, Moreno MA. #TechAddicted: Understanding Problematic Internet Use in Adolescents. Pediatr Rev. 2020 Oct;41(10):554-555. doi: 10.1542/pir.2019-0249. PubMed PMID: 33004670
  14. Khan M, Harms JS, Liu Y, Eickhoff J, Tan JW, Hu T, Cai F, Guimaraes E, Oliveira SC, Dahl R, Cheng Y, Gutman D, Barber GN, Splitter GA, Smith JA. Brucella suppress STING expression via miR-24 to enhance infection. PLoS Pathog. 2020 Oct 27;16(10):e1009020. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1009020. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33108406
  15. McBride JA, Eickhoff J, Wald ER. IMPACT OF COVID-19 QUARANTINE AND SCHOOL CANCELATION ON OTHER COMMON INFECTIOUS DISEASES. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2020 Oct 6. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002883. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33031142
  16. McKennan C, Naughton K, Stanhope C, Kattan M, O'Connor GT, Sandel MT, Visness CM, Wood RA, Bacharier LB, Beigelman A, Lovinsky-Desir S, Togias A, Gern JE, Nicolae D, Ober C. Longitudinal data reveal strong genetic and weak non-genetic components of ethnicity-dependent blood DNA methylation levels. Epigenetics. 2020 Sep 30:1-15. doi: 10.1080/15592294.2020.1817290. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32997571
  17. Mezu-Ndubuisi OJ, Maheshwari A. Role of macrophages in fetal development and perinatal disorders. Pediatr Res. 2020 Oct 18. doi: 10.1038/s41390-020-01209-4. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33070164
  18. Mezu-Ndubuisi OJ, Maheshwari A. The role of integrins in inflammation and angiogenesis. Pediatr Res. 2020 Oct 7. doi: 10.1038/s41390-020-01177-9. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33027803
  19. Pewowaruk R, Hermsen J, Johnson C, Erdmann A, Pettit K, Aesif S, Ralphe JC, Francois CJ, Roldán-Alzate A, Lamers LPulmonary artery and lung parenchymal growth following early versus delayed stent interventions in a swine pulmonary artery stenosis model. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2020 Oct 16. doi: 10.1002/ccd.29326. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33063918
  20. Pewowaruk R, Mendrisova K, Larrain C, Francois CJ, Roldán-Alzate A, Lamers L. Comparison of pulmonary artery dimensions in swine obtained from catheter angiography, multi-slice computed tomography, 3D-rotational angiography and phase-contrast magnetic resonance angiography. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2020 Oct 9:1-11. doi: 10.1007/s10554-020-02043-9. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33034866
  21. Rock MJHow to define CRMS/CFSPID conversion to CF. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2020 Jul;55(7):1548-1549. doi: 10.1002/ppul.24819. Epub 2020 May 14. PubMed PMID: 32407573
  22. 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-Lasky 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. Pediatr Nephrol. 2020 Nov;35(11):2113-2120. doi: 10.1007/s00467-020-04622-3. Epub 2020 Jun 15. PMID: 32556960; PMCID: PMC7529851
  23. Sheehan WJ, Krouse RZ, Calatroni A, Gergen PJ, Gern JE, Gill MA, Gruchalla RS, Khurana Hershey GK, Kattan M, Kercsmar CM, Lamm CI, Little FF, Makhija MM, Searing DA, Zoratti E, Busse WW, Teach SJ. Aeroallergen Sensitization, Serum IgE, and Eosinophilia as Predictors of Response to Omalizumab Therapy During the Fall Season Among Children with Persistent Asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2020 Oct;8(9):3021-3028.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2020.03.051. Epub 2020 May 4. PubMed PMID: 32376491; NIHMSID:NIHMS1610251
  24. Smid CJ, Legare JMModaff PPauli RM. Craniocervical junction issues after infancy in achondroplasia. Am J Med Genet A. 2020 Oct 26. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.61941. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33103849
  25. Smid CJ, Legare JMModaff PPauli RM. Apparently benign craniocervical signs in achondroplasia: "neurologic leftovers" identified through a retrospective dataset. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2020 Oct 23;15(1):301. doi: 10.1186/s13023-020-01584-5. PMID: 33097079
  26. Tucholski T, Cai W, Gregorich ZR, Bayne EF, Mitchell SD, McIlwain SJ, de Lange WJ, Wrobbel M, Karp H, Hite Z, Vikhorev PG, Marston SB, Lal S, Li A, Dos Remedios C, Kohmoto T, Hermsen J, Ralphe JC, Kamp TJ, Moss RL, Ge Y. Distinct hypertrophic cardiomyopathy genotypes result in convergent sarcomeric proteoform profiles revealed by top-down proteomics. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Oct 6;117(40):24691-24700. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2006764117. Epub 2020 Sep 23. PMID: 32968017
  27. Wolday D, Legesse D, Kebede Y, Siraj DS, McBride JA, Striker R. Immune recovery in HIV-1 infected patients with sustained viral suppression under long-term antiretroviral therapy in Ethiopia. PLoS One. 2020 Oct 22;15(10):e0240880. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0240880. PMID: 33091053; PMCID: PMC7580989
  28. Zhao R, Zhang Y, Wang X, Colgan TJ, Rehm JL, Reeder SB, Johnson KM, Hernando D. Motion-robust, high-SNR liver fat quantification using a 2D sequential acquisition with a variable flip angle approach. Magn Reson Med. 2020 Oct;84(4):2004-2017. doi: 10.1002/mrm.28263. Epub 2020 Apr 3. PMID: 32243665
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New Faculty and Staff 

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

New Faculty
Heidi Kloster, MD
Division of Hospital Medicine
Dr. Kloster joins the department as an associate professor (CHS) in the Division of Hospital Medicine. Prior to joining our team, Dr. Kloster worked at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Connect with Dr. Kloster.
Jennifer Naidu, MD
Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Dr. Naidu joins the department as a clinical associate professor in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Dr. Naidu previously worked at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California. Connect with Dr. Naidu.
Melinda Chen, MD
Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes
Dr. Chen joins the department as an assistant professor (CHS) in the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes. Prior to joining our team, Dr. Chen worked at the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. Connect with Dr. Chen.

New Staff

Kayla Ako-Asare
Research Administration
Kayla joins the department's Research Administration team as an associate research administrator. She previously worked in the Department of Neuroscience. Connect with Kayla.
Kristii Horn
Academic Affairs
Kristii joins the department's Academic Affairs team as a writer/editor. She previously worked in the Department of Surgery. Connect with Kristii
Lily Reimann
Gern Research Group
Lily joins the department as a student research for the Gern Research Group in the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology.

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