In this issue: 

Top Stories: Mary Ehlenbach, MD, Initial Recipient of the O'Connor Family Professorship in PediatricsThe Quest for a Kinder Cure | Regretful Notification of the Passing of Renata Laxova, PhDHonors & Awards | New Grants | In The News | Learner Tribute | Upcoming Grand Rounds | Hi-5 from a Colleague | New Publications | New Faculty

Top Stories

Mary Ehlenbach, MD, Initial Recipient of the O’Connor Family Professorship in Pediatrics 

Above, the sun sets on an ornate W crest icon at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)
Congratulations to Mary Ehlenbach, MD (Associate Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine), who was appointed as the initial recipient of the O’Connor Family Professorship in Pediatrics. The professorship was initiated by Richard O'Connor, MD (retired Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics), to advance and support ambulatory pediatric health care delivery with an emphasis on the care of children with chronic conditions.
In addition to her duties as associate professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine, Ehlenbach (pictured left) is the medical director of the Pediatric Complex Care Program at American Family Children’s Hospital (AFCH).  Ehlenbach led the development of the Pediatric Complex Care Program at AFCH in 2014 and was site principal investigator for a multimillion-dollar, three-year Health Care Innovation Award funded by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, in collaboration with State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. 
“It is humbling to be selected as the inaugural recipient of the O’Connor Family Professorship in Pediatrics,” remarked Ehlenbach at the news of her appointment. “Serving patients and families in the Pediatric Complex Care Program has brought great professional fulfillment and provided many sources of inspiration.”
Since 2017, the Pediatric Complex Care Program at AFCH has been a robust interprofessional team that provides medical co-management and care coordination for hundreds of children with medical complexity, filling a unique niche for this new and growing population. 
“I am grateful to the Department of Pediatrics for supporting the Pediatric Complex Care team’s growth and development over the last several years,” stated Ehlenbach. “
The generous support of the O’Connor Family will allow new innovations in the care of children with medical complexity to be made possible.”

About Richard O’Connor, MD
Richard O’Connor, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health in 1967. In the 1970s and 80s, he was a general pediatrician with the Wausau Medical Center, a multispecialty group practice in northern Wisconsin. While in practice, O'Connor was made Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin Department of Pediatrics and was Chair of Pediatrics at Wausau Hospital.  
In 1987 he began a medical management career as the lead medical director for Physicians Health Services, and later went to work for United Healthcare as a senior medical director. Following his retirement from consulting in 2007, O’Connor volunteered his time with The Mediation Center in Savannah, GA, and supervised medical students at outreach clinics in San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala. He was also the president of the Board of Directors of Voice of Children Ministries, Inc., which provided funds for the education and care of needy children in the Igbo states of Nigeria. O’Connor passed away this September.

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The Quest for a Kinder Cure

Above, Paul Sondel, MD (center) discusses research with Dream Team members Alexander Rakhmilevich, PhD (left) and Jacquelyn Hank, PhD (right). (Photo by John Maniaci/UW Health. Article written by Chris Malina/UW Carbone Cancer Center. Story and photo are shared with permission.)

Paul Sondel, MD, PhD (Professor and Research Director, Division of Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant) knows his work involves a balance of means and ends. A pediatric oncologist, he helped drive medical advancements that now cure 80 percent of children with cancer. That’s good. But the balance: the treatments children go through come at a cost that’s more than financial. Due to the cancer and the intensity of the treatments, many patients face “toxicities during treatment, as well as lifelong medical issues, not only because of the cancer but because of what it took to treat the cancer,” he says.

Former pediatric cancer patients have to deal with potential late effects of their treatments. Some experience organ failure in their 20s and 30s; some face the emergence of secondary cancers.

Sondel’s goal is to help international efforts to successfully cure all forms of childhood cancer and to do it in a way that gives children the best chance of living a long and healthy life.

“You can’t have quality of life without life,” he says, “but we need to be concerned about quality of life and, from the very beginning, be picking those treatments that are not only curative but also cause the fewest problems downstream.”

Full story.

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Regretful Notification of the Passing of Renata Laxova, PhD

We share sad news of the passing of Renata Laxova, PhDemeritus professor of genetics and pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin. Laxova was a clinical geneticist who played a major role in the development of genetics services for the people of Wisconsin. A survivor of the Holocaust, Laxova created the Statewide Genetic Services Network in the 1970s, a coordinated system of service providers with a designated "genetics contact” in every county of the state. This was the first such service in the nation and served as a model for numerous such services later established throughout the country. She also helped to create our school's Master of Genetic Counselor Studies degree program, which is one of the oldest and best in the country. Laxova was a renowned medical genetics educator who taught medical students, genetic counselors, and medical residents. She passed away November 30, 2020, in Tucson, Arizona.

Our deepest sympathies go to her daughters, Anita Laxova (Research Program Manager, Division of Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine) and Daniela Lax, and her grandson Zander Steichen. 

An article about Prof. Laxova will be published in Quarterly in 2021. We will share that article with the Department of Pediatrics community when it is avaialble.

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Honors & Awards

Drs. Al-Subu, Garcia-Prats, Kaluarachchi and Mohr Elected to Society for Pediatric Research

Congratulations to Awni Al-Subu, MD (Assistant Professor, Division of Critical Care), Anthony "Tony" Garcia-Prats, MD (Associate Professor, Divisions of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine and Global Pediatrics), Dinushan Kaluarachchi, MBBS (Assistant Professor, Division of Neonatology & Newborn Nursery) and Emma Mohr, MD, PhD (Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases), on their recent elections to the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR). The SPR encourages and supports pediatric research endeavors by creating a network of multi-disciplinary researchers to improve child health. To qualify for membership, individuals must be independent researchers conducting ongoing hypothesis-driven research in a field related to pediatrics. In total, 34 Department of Pediatrics faculty are SPR members. Profiles of Al-Subu, Garcia-Prats, Kaluarachchi and Mohr and their research interests will be published in an upcoming issue of Milestones.


Pediatric Fellow Receives SCCM Star Research Achievement Award

Congratulations to Nicole Kamps, MD (Pediatric Critical Care Fellow) on receiving the 2021 Star Research Achievement Award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) for her abstract “The Effect of Early Corticosteroid Therapy on Outcomes in Children with Septic Shock.” This award is given to the best 60 scored abstracts submitted to the SCCM's annual congress and recognizes excellence in critical care research. Kamps' research was done under the mentorship of Pelin Cengiz, MD (Associate Professor, Division of Critical Care).

Stephen Meyn, MD, Elected to American Pediatric Society

Congratulations to Stephen Meyn, MD, PhD (Professor, Division of Genetics & Metabolism) on his recent election to the American Pediatric Society (APS). APS members have distinguished themselves as child health leaders, teachers, scholars, and clinicians and whose important contributions are recognized nationally or internationally. Since joining our faculty in 2017, Meyn was appointed the first director of the UW Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine. His recently-funded project is also putting UW–Madison at the cutting edge of genome science, driving disease gene discovery, and gaining novel insights into cancer biology. Meyn was nominated to APS by Drs. James Gern and Ellen Wald.

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New Grants

Daniel Jackson, MD, and James Gern, MD, Receive NIH Supplemental Funding

Congratulations to Daniel Jackson, MD (Associate Professor, Division of Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology), Principal Investigator, and James Gern, MD (Professor and Division Chief, Division of Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology), Co-Principal Investigator, for their 9-month supplemental funding on Inner City Asthma Consortium (ICAC3). The $401,456 supplement from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID) is titled, “The effects of allergen associated type-2 inflammation and particulate matter inflammation in the airway epithelium on SARS-CoV-2 infection.” In collaboration with Matthew Altman, MD (Benaroya Institute) and Jason Debley, MD (Seattle Children’s Hospital), the team plans to define the contributions of underlying allergic inflammation and pollution exposure to the susceptibility and airway immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Olachi Mezu-Ndubuisi Awarded Grant from UnityPoint Health-Meriter Foundation

Congratulations to Olachi Mezu-Ndubuisi, MD, OD (Assistant Professor, Division of Neonatology & Newborn Nursery), who was recently awarded $50,000 from the UnityPoint Health-Meriter Foundation for a one-year study entitled, “Inflammatory Biomarkers as Predictors of Neonatal Disease (IPN) Project”. With data from previous studies, this work will identify inflammatory biomarkers to predict which neonates with very low birth weight in the Meriter Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit are likely to develop neonatal diseases such as chronic lung disease, necrotizing enterocolitis, retinopathy of prematurity, intraventricular hemorrhage, and patent ductus arteriosus. The goal of the project is to create strategies that can be implemented to identify newborns at risk of developing these diseases in hopes of improving their neurodevelopmental outcomes through early interventions, care, and monitoring.

Yury Bochkov, PhD, Awarded Subaward Contract from NHLBI and Rutgers

Yury Bochkov, PhD (Senior Scientist, Division of Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology), was recently awarded a $194,250 subaward through collaborators from The Rutgers State University, and supported by the National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH/NHLBI). Their five-year R56 project, titled “Mechanisms of Rhinovirus-induced airway hyperresponsiveness: an airway smooth muscle perspective,” will identify mechanisms underlying rhinovirus (RV)-induced alterations in airway relaxation that are VEGF-dependent, thereby identifying new targets for effective treatment of RV-induced exacerbations of airways diseases. Previous work demonstrated that RV-C exposure of airway epithelial cells induces specific soluble mediators, including VEGF165, and attenuates β2 agonist-induced cAMP production and relaxation of airway smooth muscle.

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In The News

Becker’s Hospital Review: Telehealth expansion and health disparities: 3 leaders weigh in

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

Channel 3000: Closing racial gap in infant mortality, preterm births will ‘take a village’

Interviewed: Ryan McAdams, MD (Associate Professor (CHS), Division Chief, Divisions of Global Pediatrics and Neonatology and Newborn Nursery) | Full story

Everyday Health: The Facts on Flu Shot Side Effects and Risks

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

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

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

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines likely in weeks, though U.S. still headed for harsh winter

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

NBC News: More than 61,000 children got Covid-19 last week, a record

Interviewed: Gregory Demuri, MD (Professor (CHS), Division of Infectious Diseases) | Full story

News8000: Disparities in flu vaccinations affect minority groups expert says

Interviewed: Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH (Assistant Professor (CHS), Division of Neonatology and Newborn Nursery) | Full story

The New York Times: How Pediatricians Are Fending Off Coronavirus Myths

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

WKOW: ‘The hardest part is not knowing’: Child develops heart complication from COVID-19

Interviewed: Gregory Demuri, MD (Professor (CHS), Division of Infectious Diseases) | Full story

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Learner Tribute

Here’s what a student had to say about Kristin Tiedt, MD (Assistant Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine):

"Dr. Tiedt is an exceptional mentor and role model. From the start of each week, she takes the initiative to introduce team members and explain her expectations across all learning levels. The structure of support and guidance she provides helps to make the entire team flow seamlessly and truly at the forefront of our patients' care. I thoroughly appreciate her willingness to prioritize time for feedback and she gives great advice on how we can all be better. Her interactions with patients and families are truly admirable and something to aspire to as a future attending."

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Upcoming Grand Rounds

Pediatric Grand Rounds: Ethical Considerations in the Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources:  A Journey to Fairness and Equity.
December 10, 2020 | 7:30am - 8:30am
Livestreamed via Blackboard Collaborate
Speaker: Scott Hagen, MD – Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin Department of Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care
Pediatric Grand Rounds: Title Forthcoming
December 17, 2020 | 7:30am - 8:30am
Livestreamed via Blackboard Collaborate
Speaker: Erik Imel, MD – Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health 
There are no Pediatric Grand Rounds December 24, December 31, or January 7. Grand Rounds will resume January 14, 2021.

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Hi-5 from a Colleague

Melissa Cercone, MD (Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Critical Care) received the following Hi-5 from a colleague: 
"Thank you for the quality care you provide to our PICU patients. Yesterday you were a wonderful leader in a stressful situation, your honest and supportive feedback continues to make me a better nurse as we sort out these ever changing ways we care for our PICU COVID kids."

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

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New Publications

  1. Baniel CC, Sumiec EG, Hank JA, Bates AM, Erbe AK, Pieper A, Hoefges A, Patel RB, Rakhmilevich AL, Morris ZS, Sondel PM. Intratumoral injection reduces toxicity and antibody mediated neutralization of immunocytokine in a mouse melanoma model. Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer, Published online, Nov. 2020
  2. Bassett HK, Coller RJ, Beck J, Hummel K, Tiedt KA, Flaherty B, Tchou MJ, Kapphahn K, Walker L, Schroeder AR. Financial Difficulties in Families of Hospitalized Children. J Hosp Med. 2020 Nov;15(11):652-658. doi: 10.12788/jhm.3500. PubMed PMID: 33147127 
  3. Berninger T, Nusbaum R, Redlinger-Grosse K, Davis C, Reiser CA narrative literature review: Growing the workforce through increased fieldwork capacity in genetic counseling training programs. J Genet Couns. 2020 Oct 30;. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1346. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33124158
  4. Brunet T, McWalter K, Mayerhanser K, Anbouba GM, Armstrong-Javors A, Bader I, Baugh E, Begtrup A, Bupp CP, Callewaert BL, Cereda A, Cousin MA, Jimenez JCDR, Demmer L, Dsouza NR, Fleischer N, Gavrilova RH, Ghate S, Graf E, Green A, Green SR, Iascone M, Kdissa A, Klee D, Klee EW, Lancaster E, Lindstrom K, Mayr JA, McEntagart M, Meeks NJL, Mittag D, Moore H, Olsen AK, Ortiz D, Parsons G, Pena LDM, Person RE, Punj S, Ramos-Rivera GA, Sacoto MJG, Bradley Schaefer G, Schnur RE, Scott TM, Scott DA, Serbinski CR, Shashi V, Siu VM, Stadheim BF, Sullivan JA, Švantnerová J, Velsher L, Wargowski DS, Wentzensen IM, Wieczorek D, Winkelmann J, Yap P, Zech M, Zimmermann MT, Meitinger T, Distelmaier F, Wagner M. Defining the genotypic and phenotypic spectrum of X-linked MSL3-related disorder. Genet Med. 2020 Nov 11;. doi: 10.1038/s41436-020-00993-y. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33173220
  5. D'Souza SS, Bennett S, Kumar A, Kelnhofer LE, Weinfurter J, Suknuntha K, Coonen J, Mejia A, Simmons H, Golos T, Hematti P, Capitini CM, Reynolds MR, Slukvin II. Transplantation of T-cell receptor α/β-depleted allogeneic bone marrow in nonhuman primates. Exp Hematol. 2020 Nov 8;. doi: 10.1016/j.exphem.2020.09.198. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33176119
  6. 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
  7. Gusland DY, Livermore AT, Sterkel AK, Nguyen JC, Conway JH. Two 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. PMID: 32205801
  8. Helling BA, Sobreira DR, Hansen GT, Sakabe NJ, Luo K, Billstrand C, Laxman B, Nicolae RI, Nicolae DL, Bochkov YA, Gern JE, Nobrega MA, White SR, Ober C. Altered transcriptional and chromatin responses to rhinovirus in bronchial epithelial cells from adults with asthma. Commun Biol. 2020 Nov 13;3(1):678. doi: 10.1038/s42003-020-01411-4. PMID: 33188283; PMCID: PMC7666152
  9. 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
  10. Kelly MMColler RJ, Hoonakker PLT, Nacht CLDean SMProvider Experiences With Offering Families Bedside Health Record Access Across a Children's Hospital. Hosp Pediatr. 2020 Nov;10(11):1002-1005. doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2020-0044. PubMed PMID: 33109520; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7596727 
  11. Koenig MR, Razo E, Mitzey A, Newman CM, Dudley DM, Breitbach ME, Semler MR, Stewart LM, Weiler AM, Rybarczyk S, Bach KM, Mohns MS, Simmons HA, Mejia A, Fritsch M, Dennis M, Teixeira LBC, Schotzko ML, Nork TM, Rasmussen CA, Katz A, Nair V, Hou J, Hartman A, Ver Hoeve J, Kim C, Schneider ML, Ausderau K, Kohn S, Jaeger AS, Aliota MT, Hayes JM, Schultz-Darken N, Eickhoff J, Antony KM, Noguchi K, Zeng X, Permar S, Prabhakaran V, Capuano S 3rd, Friedrich TC, Golos TG, O'Connor DH, Mohr EL. Quantitative definition of neurobehavior, vision, hearing and brain volumes in macaques congenitally exposed to Zika virus. PLoS One. 2020 Oct 22;15(10):e0235877. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0235877. PMID: 33091010; PMCID: PMC7580995
  12. Limjoco J, Zawadzki L, Belden M, Eickhoff J, Ikonomidou C. Amplitude-integrated EEG use in neonatal abstinence syndrome: a pilot study. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2020 Nov;33(21):3565-3570. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2019.1579190. Epub 2019 Mar 1. PMID: 30720377
  13. Marsh RA, Leiding JW, Logan BR, Griffith LM, Arnold DE, Haddad E, Falcone EL, Yin Z, Patel K, Arbuckle E, Bleesing JJ, Sullivan KE, Heimall J, Burroughs LM, Skoda-Smith S, Chandrakasan S, Yu LC, Oshrine BR, Cuvelier GDE, Thakar MS, Chen K, Teira P, Shenoy S, Phelan R, Forbes LR, Martinez C, Chellapandian D, Dávila Saldaña BJ, Shah AJ, Weinacht KG, Joshi A, Boulad F, Quigg TC, Dvorak CC, Grossman D, Torgerson T, Graham P, Prasad V, Knutsen A, Chong H, Miller H, de la Morena MT, DeSantes K, Cowan MJ, Notarangelo LD, Kohn DB, Stenger E, Pai SY, Routes JM, Puck JM, Kapoor N, Pulsipher MA, Malech HL, Parikh S, Kang EM; submitted on behalf of the Primary Immune Deficiency Treatment Consortium. Correction: Chronic Granulomatous Disease-Associated IBD Resolves and Does Not Adversely Impact Survival Following Allogeneic HCT. J Clin Immunol. 2020 Nov;40(8):1211-1213. doi: 10.1007/s10875-020-00852-0. Erratum for: J Clin Immunol. 2019 Oct;39(7):653-667. PMID: 32860171
  14. McAdams RMBeauty of Breastfeeding. J. Hum. Lact. 2020 Nov 17; 890334420966973. doi: 10.1177/0890334420966973.PMID: 33201759. Online ahead of print. 
  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 Dec;39(12):e449-e452. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002883. PMID: 33031142
  16. Meinen RD, Alali YI, Al-Subu A, Wilhelm M, Wraight CL, McAdams RM, Limjoco JJ, McCulley DJNeurally-Adjusted Ventilatory Assist Can Facilitate Extubation in Neonates With Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Respir Care. 2020 Aug 4;. doi: 10.4187/respcare.07681. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32753531
  17. Morse RM, Myburgh H, Reubi D, Archey AE, Busakwe L, Garcia-Prats AJ, Hesseling AC, Jacobs S, Mbaba S, Meyerson K, Seddon JA, van der Zalm MM, Wademan DT, Hoddinott G. Opportunities for Mobile App-Based Adherence Support for Children With Tuberculosis in South Africa. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2020 Nov 11;8(11):e19154. doi: 10.2196/19154. PubMed PMID: 33174850 
  18. Nanda N, Hauser B, Heatley D, Balasubramaniam VBarreda CBAn unwitnessed case of foreign body aspiration of barium from an unknown source. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Nov;138:110355. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2020.110355. Epub 2020 Sep 2. PubMed PMID: 33152958; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7467096
  19. Raita Y, Camargo CA Jr, Bochkov YA, Celedón JC, Gern JE, Mansbach JM, Rhee EP, Freishtat RJ, Hasegawa K. Integrated-omics endotyping of infants with rhinovirus bronchiolitis and risk of childhood asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2020 Nov 13:S0091-6749(20)31585-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2020.11.002. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33197460
  20. 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
  21. Torres ER, Tumey TA, Dean DC 3rd, 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 Jun;106:103551. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2020.103551. Epub 2020 Feb 22. PMID: 32294563

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New Faculty

Please join us in welcoming the following individuals who joined the Department of Pediatrics in November.
Kelly McGregory, DO, FAAP
Division of Child Protection
Dr. McGregory joins the department as a clinical visiting associate professor in the Division of Child Protection. Prior to joining our faculty, McGregory practiced general pediatrics and oversaw the business operations of Kelly McGregory Pediatrics LLC in Crystal, Minnesota. Connect with Dr. McGregory.

Kim Keppler-Noreuil, MD
Division of Genetics and Metabolism
Dr. Keppler-Noreuil joins the department as a professor and new division chief for the Division of Genetics & Metabolism. Keppler-Noreuil comes from George Washington University School of Medicine, where she was a Professor of Pediatrics in the Genetics & Metabolism Division and an attending physician at the Children’s National Medical Center. David Wargowski, MD, the outgoing division chief, will continue his membership in the division.  Connect with Dr. Keppler-Noreuil.

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