JUNE 2020

In this issue: 

Top Stories: Celebrating Scholarship, Latest Advances in Pediatrics Research | New Faculty Focus: A Q&A With Cathy Lee-Miller, MD | Honors |  New Grants & Awards | In The News | Learner Tribute | Professional Development Opportunities | Upcoming Grand Rounds | Hi-5 from a Colleague | New Publications | New Faculty & Staff 

Top Stories

Celebrating Scholarship, Latest Advances in Pediatrics Research

Above, a collage of portraits of University of Wisconsin Department of Pediatrics research staff who were celebrated during Pediatrics Research Week 2020.

Four lectures, ten faculty research vignettes, six oral presentations, 52 poster presentations, and a cumulative total of 725 attendees made up the Department of Pediatrics’ Annual Research Week, which took place virtually from May 26-29, 2020. The live-streamed format – which was in response to COVID-19 and physical distancing guidelines ­– expanded the annual celebration of scholarship beyond the walls of the Health Sciences Learning Center and allowed members of the School of Medicine and Public Health community and anyone interested in the latest advances in pediatric research to attend the lectures and earn up to 9.5 CME credits. Nearly 100 individuals attended the presentations each day, with 125 individuals attending Thursday’s distinguished Gerard B. Odell Lecture and Pediatric Grand Rounds and close to 140 people attending the virtual poster presentations on Friday.

Tuesday’s Opening Lecture was presented by Drs. James Gern (Vice Chair of Research, Professor & Division Chief, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology), Megan Moreno (Vice Chair of Digital Health, Professor & Division Chief, Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine), Michael Semanik (Assistant Professor, Division of Nephrology) and Kristin Shadman (Associate Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine). The lecture was titled “What Everyone Needs to Know About Quality Improvement, Informatics and Turning an Idea into a Project.” Anne Marie Singh, MD (Associate Professor, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology) presented the Morning Conference Lecture on Wednesday and discussed research as a career choice.

Thursday’s distinguished Gerard B. Odell Lecture and Pediatric Grand Rounds was given by Katryn Furuya, MD (Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition), who discussed her research into pediatric liver disease and how whole exome sequencing, genetic testing and treatments have dramatically changed researchers’ understanding of the liver diseases that affect children. Ellen Wald, MD (Chair & Professor, Department of Pediatrics) presented Pelin Cengiz, MD (Associate Professor, Division of Critical Care) with the Gerard B. Odell Research Award, which is given annually to a professor in recognition of their outstanding research accomplishments and demonstrated potential for future contributions.

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New Faculty Focus: A Q&A With Cathy Lee-Miller, MD

Above, left, a current photo of Dr. Cathy Lee-Miller (Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant) with her daughter Nora, son Henry, and husband Nate. Right, Dr. Miller during her pediatric residency at UW Department of Pediatrics in 2011. Photo credits: Dr. Cathy Lee-Miller.
“There is value in true human interaction and every child, no matter their age, deserves a doctor who genuinely cares for them,” stated Cathy Lee-Miller, MD (Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant), during a recent interview about her decision to become a pediatrician and join the University of Wisconsin Department of Pediatrics as a faculty member this past April. Learn more about Dr. Lee-Miller, her background and her enthusiasm for pediatric care in the Q&A below.

Tell us about your educational and professional background: I was born and raised in a suburb of Atlanta, GA, attended University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) for undergrad, and majored in French and political science. I decided during spring break of my senior year of college that I wanted to be a doctor so I rearranged my courses for the last 5 weeks of my senior year, delayed graduation, then proceeded to take all the pre-med requirements and MCAT in my 5th year of college. I then took two years off from formal schooling and lived in Boulder CO, working as a non-graduate student teaching assistant in the biology department at the University of Colorado. I went to medical school at University of Rochester in Rochester NY, where I was class president for four years. I came to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for pediatric residency and stayed for a chief resident year. I went to University of Colorado for its pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship. My first job out of training was a staff physician at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, where I was a member of the leukemia/lymphoma team and associate program director for the fellowship for 3.5 years. I am thrilled now to be coming full circle back to Madison, albeit in the midst of a pandemic, to continue and hopefully finish my career.
How did you get into your field of research or clinical specialty? Unintentionally. As a medical student, I thought I would go in to family medicine but my 3rd year pediatrics rotation stole my heart. I was assigned to the peds hem/onc unit for my 3rd year rotation and fell in love with the medicine, the patients, and the teamwork. I seriously considered both peds ID and peds nephrology as a resident before settling back on hem/onc.  
Similarly, when I started fellowship, I thought I wanted to specialize in solid tumors but through a series of events, I worked in a leukemia lab for two years and I simultaneously found myself drawn to patients with leukemias, where I could create longitudinal relationships with my patients and their families.  

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Dr. Philip Farrell Recognized for Lifetime Contributions to CF Research and Pediatric Respiratory Medicine

Congratulations to Philip Farrell, PhD (Emeritus Dean and Chair of Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine) for two recent honors from The Legacy of Angels Foundation (TLOAF) and American Thoracic Society.  TLOAF selected Dr. Farrell for the 2020 Sue Rosenau Legacy Award in recognition of his forty-plus years of commitment and leadership in understanding, diagnosing, and caring for children diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). TLOAF stated that “his leadership and research in newborn screening, clinical care, and assessing the added value of whole genome sequencing is a model for others to follow working in the rare disease space.”
Dr. Farrell also received the distinguished 2020 Pediatrics Founder’s Award from the American Thoracic Society Assembly. This award is presented to a member of the Pediatric Assembly annually in recognition of his or her lifetime of achievement in Pediatric Respiratory Medicine. Although the 2020 Founder’s Dinner was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Farrell will have the opportunity to speak and deliver his acceptance speech at the 2021 Founder’s Dinner. Congratulations once again, Dr. Farrell!


Special Honor for Nick Mohrdieck’s St. Baldrick’s Summer Fellowship

Nicholas MohrdieckNicholas Mohrdieck, rising senior at the UW, recently received a summer fellow award from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for work in the laboratory of Christian Capitini, MD. As the result of a recent employee giving campaign at the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, and a subsequent Foundation-wide vote of several summer fellows, the staff at St. Baldrick’s Foundation has chosen to fund the award. Furthermore, staff bestowed a special honor on his summer fellow award, naming him the “St. Baldrick’s Staff Giving Campaign Summer Fellow” to commemorate this honor. Avis Matsuda, St. Baldrick’s Foundation Director of Philanthropy, wrote about Nick, “You were a hands down favorite—thank you so much for your commitment to raising funds and awareness of the need for research funding for kids with cancer especially during this unprecedented time. Your event is a huge success and we are so grateful for your support!"

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New Grants & Awards


Bruce Klein, MD, Awarded Renewal of Microbes in Health and Disease T32 Training Program

Congratulations to Bruce Klein, MD, PI of the “Microbes in Health and Disease” T32 Training Program, which was recently renewed by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID), for five additional years of funding in the amount of $2.4 million in total costs. The 5-year renewal, funding years 16 through 20 of this training program, annually funds five pre-doctoral students, as well as 3 post-doctoral trainees. The program focuses on training basic and clinical scientists in understanding the beneficial and harmful roles of microbes related to human health.

Capitini Student Receives Honors Summer Apprentice Award from UW

David TuricekCongratulations to UW undergraduate student David Turicek, who was awarded a Welton Summer Sophomore Honors Apprenticeship for the project, “Treating post-transplant B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia with blinatumomab as a radiation sparing immunotherapy.” This project will take place in the Capitini Lab under the direction and mentorship of Christian Capitini, MD. The purpose of the Welton sophomore honors apprenticeship, funded by UW, is to allow talented students to learn what research is and how it is conducted within a discipline by participating in current, cutting-edge research.

Graduate Student Fernanda Szewc Awarded ICTR TL1 Traineeship

Fernanda SzewcCongratulations to Fernanda Szewc, graduate research assistant in the Capitini Laboratory, who was recently appointed to the TL1 Clinical Investigation program supported by the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR). This two-year award provides an annual stipend, tuition, insurance, fees, and a travel allowance in support of her investigation and research of immunotherapeutics to treat recurrent soft tissue sarcoma. Fernanda's research project entitled, "Immune-based therapy of relapsed Rhabdomyosarcoma using aTEA enrichment diet and CAR-T cell construct," will be performed under the direction and mentorship of Christian Capitini, MD.


Meha Kabra, PhD, Receives Research Training Award

Meha Kabra, PhDCongratulations to Meha Kabra, PhD (Post-doctoral Research Associate in the lab of Bikash Pattnaik, PhD), who received a training award from the Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center (SCRMC) for her research proposal, “CRISPR Base Editing and Stem Cell Therapy for Inherited Retinal Dystrophy.” This one-year award will cover her stipend, fringe benefits, and associated fees. The competitive SCRMC Research Training Awards were established in 2008 to recognize and provide support for promising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows conducting stem cell and regenerative medicine research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The SCRMC Research Training Awards Program provides unique, interdisciplinary training for future leaders in stem cell and regenerative medicine research.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Awarded to Aicha Quamine

Congratulations to Aicha Quamine, Hematology/Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant Graduate Student in the Capitini Laboratory, who was recently awarded a 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) for her project “Bioengineering and Characterization of a Novel Third Generation Anti-GD2 CAR-NK Cell.” The NSF GRF provides three years of financial support for tuition, fees, and other costs of education. Aicha’s research performed under the direction and mentorship of Christian Capitini, MD, will investigate whether the engineering of a novel anti-GD2 CAR natural killer (NK) construct that exploits endogenous signaling pathways typically used by NK subsets will produce a CAR-NK cell type with enhanced cytotoxicity and cytokine production against a GD2+ neuroblastoma, also resulting in an increase in CAR NK cell glycolysis.

Two Pediatric Projects Awarded NIH “HEROS” Supplements for COVID-19 Research


A team in the lab of James Gern, MD, including co-investigators Christine Seroogy, MD, Daniel Jackson, MD, and Sima Ramratnam, MD, was recently awarded a supplement to their ongoing U19 grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID). This supplement related to the COVID-19 pandemic is entitled, “Human epidemiology and response to SARS-CoV-2 (HEROS),” and builds on the lab’s ongoing work to support the participation of the Wisconsin Infant Study Cohort (WISC) and Childhood Origins of Asthma (COAST) birth cohort studies in the (HEROS) study. Their award is for $210,585 award over 9 months. 
Under a separate NIH award led by Daniel Jackson, MD, his team was awarded $794,085 over 8 months to support the participation of the Inner City Asthma Consortium (ICAC3) in the HEROS project. HEROS is a surveillance study to determine the prevalence of SARS-CoV2 infection (detection of virus in nasal secretions) over time in children and their household contacts (caregivers and siblings). In addition to the need for surveying children for asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection, this study will allow a comparison between children with asthma and other atopic conditions and children without those conditions. For the overall project, the goal across eleven cites is to rapidly reenroll 6,000 families across the U.S. in the study. Click to read the full article

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In The News

All Things Neonatal with Dr. Michael Narvey: “How is Racial Disparity Affecting Outcomes with COVID19 and Breastfeeding Rates in the USA” 

Interviewed: Ryan McAdams, MD (Division Chief & Associate Professor, Division of Neonatology & Newborn Nursery) | Full interview.

Becker’s Health IT: Most Promising Healthcare Tech in 2020: 15 Execs from CommonSpirit, Kaiser Permanente, UPMC & More

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

The Cap Times: Racial Disparities Heightened with COVID-19 Crisis

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

Channel 3000: How to Tell the Difference Between Allergies and COVID-19

Interviewed: Mark Moss, MD (Associate Professor (CHS), Division of Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology) | Full interview.

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), Fellowship Program Director, Divisions of Global Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases) | Full story.

MSN Lifestyle: 14 Affordable Cloth Face Masks for Kids You Can Find Online – Plus 7 Thing to Know Before you Buy, According to a Pediatrician

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

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

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

SMPH: Center for Health Enhancement System Studies Launches COVID-19 Wisconsin Connect App, PSAs

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

Urban Milwaukee: National Pandemic Study Includes State Families

Mentioned: Jim Gern, MD (Professor, Division Chief, and Vice Chair of Research, Division of Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology) and Christine Seroogy, MD (Professor, Division of Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology) | Full story.

WORT 89.9FM: 8 O'Clock Buzz with Damita Brown

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

WPR: Allergic Asthma, Respiratory Allergies Don’t Increase Risk for Severe COVID-19, Study Finds

Interviewed: Daniel Jackson, MD (Associate Professor, Division of Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology) | Full story.

WSJ: Face Masks Becoming a Political Symbol of the COVID-19 Era

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

WSJ: Pregnant Amid a Pandemic: Not What They Were Expecting

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

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Learner Tribute

Here’s what a student had to say about Nina Menda, MD (Assistant Professor (CHS), Division of Neonatology & Newborn Nursery):

Nina Menda, MD"One of the best teaching attendings I have encountered in residency so far. Also great role model for how physicians can continue to advance their education, even in areas outside their specialty and then are able to play unique leadership roles within their institution. In NICU, very friendly and approachable with questions. Patient during rounds with resident presentations and plans. Really made me feel like part of the team and have more confidence offering plans during rounds. Overall was a great week that was both enjoyable and educational.

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Professional Development Opportunities 

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: Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Use in the NICU
June 11, 2020 | 7:30am - 8:30am
Livestreamed via Blackboard Collaborate
Speaker: Ryan Meinen, DO (PGY6 Neonatal & Perinatal Fellow, University of Wisconsin Department of Pediatrics) 

Grand Rounds: PICU Fellow Presentation
June 18, 2020 | 7:30am - 8:30am
Livestreamed via Blackboard Collaborate
Speaker: Ryan DeSanti, DO (PGY6 Critical Care Fellow, University of Wisconsin Department of Pediatrics)

Grand Rounds: Congenital CMV
July 9, 2020 | 7:30am - 8:30am
Livestreamed via Blackboard Collaborate
Speaker: Marian Michaels, MD, MPH (Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh)

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Hi-5 from a Colleague

Thomas Ratchford, MD (Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition) received the following Hi-5 from a colleague: 

Thomas Ratchford, MD"Thank you so much for your detailed and thorough responses to complex phone calls. When a family member is distressed and in need of support, you are willing to call them directly and hear out their concerns. I really appreciate your dedication and attention to your patients!"

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 May 5. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.61607. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32369272
  2. Allen BJ, Andert B, Botsford J, Budge SL, Rehm JL. At the Margins: Comparing School Experiences of Nonbinary and Binary-Identified Transgender Youth. J Sch Health. 2020 May;90(5):358-367. doi: 10.1111/josh.12882. Epub 2020 Feb 27. PubMed PMID: 32105347
  3. Barton GP, Macdonald EB, Goss KN, Eldridge MW, Fain SB. Measuring the link between cardiac mechanical function and metabolism during hyperpolarized13C-pyruvate magnetic resonance experiments. Magn Reson Imaging.2020 May;68:9-17.doi: 10.1016/j.mri.2020.01.009.Epub 2020 Jan 21.PubMed PMID: 31978518; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7131884
  4. Campuzano A, Zhang H, Ostroff GR, dos Santos Dias L, Wüthrich M, Klein BS, Yu J, Lara HH, Lopez - Ribot, J, Hung C. CARD9-Associated Dectin-1 and Dectin-2 Are Required for Protective Immunity of a Multivalent Vaccine against Coccidioides posadasii Infection [published onlineahead of print, 2020 May 1].J Immunol. 2020;ji1900793. doi:10.4049/jimmunol.1900793
  5. DeMuri G, Wald ER. Detection of Group A Streptococcusin the Saliva of Children Presenting With Pharyngitis Using the cobas Liat PCR System [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 19]. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2020;9922820920936. doi:10.1177/0009922820920936
  6. Dobson HE, Dias LDS, Kohn EM, Fites S, Wiesner DL, Dileepan T, Kujoth GC, Abraham A, Ostroff GR, Klein BS, Wüthrich M. Antigen discovery unveils resident memory and migratory cell roles in antifungal resistance. Mucosal Immunol. 2020;13(3):518‐529. doi:10.1038/s41385-019-0244-3
  7. Eapen M, Hebert K, Myers K, Aritin JH, Boulad F, Burroughs LM, Hofmann I, Kamble RT, MacMillan M. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant for Shwachman Diamond Syndrome. 2020 May 16;S1083-8791(20)30284-6. doi: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2020.04.029. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32428734
  8. Fisher MC, Gurr SJ, Cuomo CA, Blehert DS, Jin H, Stukenbrock EH, Stajich JE, Kahmann R, Boone C, Denning DW, Gow NAR, Klein B, Kronstad JW, Sheppard DC, Taylor JW, Wright GD, Heitman J, Casadevall A, Cowen LE. Threats Posed by the Fungal Kingdom to Humans, Wildlife, and Agriculture. mBio. 2020;11(3):e00449-20. Published 2020 May 5. doi:10.1128/mBio.00449-20
  9. Goldberg JL, Navid F, Hank JA, Erbe AK, Santana V, Gan J, de Bie F, Javaid AM, Hoefges A, Merdler M, Carmichael L, Kim KM, Bishop MW, Meagher M, Gillies SD, Pandey JP, Sondel PM. Pre-existing anti-therapeutic antibodies against the Fc-region of the hu14.18K322A mAb are associated with outcome in patients with relapsed neuroblastoma. Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer. 2020;8(1): e000590. Published online 2020 Mar 12. doi: 10.1136/jitc-2020-000590. PMCID: PMC7069273; PMID: 32169872
  10. Goss KN, Haraldsdottir K, Beshish AG, Barton GP, Watson AM, Palta M; Chesler, NC, Francois CJ, Wieben O, Eldridge MW. Association Between Preterm Birth and Arrested Cardiac Growth in Adolescents and Young Adults. JAMA Cardiol. Published online May 20, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2020.1511
  11. Gusland DY, Livermore AT, Sterkel AK, Nguyen JC, Conway JH. Two Cases Illustrating the Diagnostic Challenge of Pediatric Blastomycosis Presenting as Osteomyelitis [published online ahead of print, 2020 Mar 19].Pediatr Emerg Care. 2020;10.1097/PEC.0000000000002084. doi:10.1097/PEC.0000000000002084
  12. Harer M & Chock V. (2020). Renal Tissue Oxygenation Monitoring—An Opportunity to Improve Kidney Outcomes in the Vulnerable Neonatal Population. Frontiers in Pediatrics. 14May 2020 8.10.3389/fped.2020.00241. doi 10.3389/fped.2020.00241; ISSN 2296-2360
  13. Luu S, Breunig T, Drilias N, Kuhl A, Scott Schwoerer J, Cody P. A Survey of Eating Attitudes and Behaviors in Adolescents and Adults With Phenylalanine Hydroxylase Deficiency. WMJ. 2020 Mar;119(1):37-43. PubMed PMID: 32348070
  14. Negoro PE, Xu S, Dagher Z, Hopke A, Reedy JL, Feldman MB, Kahn NS, Veins AL, Alexander NJ, Atallah NJ, Scherer AK, Dutko RA, Jeffery J, Kernien JF, Fites JS, Nett JE, Klein B, Vyas JM, Irimia D, Sykes DB, Mansour MK. Spleen Tyrosine Kinase Is a Critical Regulator of Neutrophil Responses to Candida Species. mBio. 2020;11(3):e02043-19. Published 2020 May 12. doi:10.1128/mBio.02043-19
  15. Mody R, Yu AL, Naranjo A, Zhang FF, London WB, Shulkin BL, Parisi MB, Servaes SEN, Diccianni MB, Hank JA, Felder M, Birstler J, Sondel PM, Asgharzadeh S, Glade-Bender J, Katzenstein HM Maris JM, Park JR. Bagatelle R. Irinotecan/Temozolomide/Dinutuximab (I/T/DIN) with Granulocyte Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor (GM-CSF) in Children with Refractory or Relapsed Neuroblastoma: A Report from The Children's Oncology Group (COG). J. of Clinical Oncology. [published online ahead of print, 2020 Apr 28]. J Clin Oncol. 2020; JCO2000203. doi:10.1200/JCO.20.00203
  16. Pearson ADJ, Rossig C, Lesa G, Diede SJ, Weiner S, Anderson J, Gray J, Geoerger B, Minard-Colin V, Marshall LV, Smith M, Sondel P, Bajars M, Baldazzi C, Barry E, Blackman S, Blanc P, Capdeville R, Caron H, Cole PD, Camarero Jiménez J, Demolis P, Donoghue M, Elgadi M, Gajewski T, Galluzzo S, Ilaria R Jenkner A, Karres D, Kieran M, Ligas F, Lowy I, Meyers M, Oprea C, Peddareddigari VGR, Sterba J, Stockman PK, Suenaert P, Tabori U, van Tilburg C, Yancey T, Weigel B, Norga K, Reaman G, Vassal G. ACCELERATE and European Medicines Agency Paediatric Strategy Forum for Medicinal Product Development of checkpoint inhibitors for use in combination therapy in paediatric patients. Eur J Cancer. 2020; 127:52‐66. doi:10.1016/j.ejca.2019.12.029
  17. Roberts KB, Wald ER. Reconsidering asymptomatic bacteriuria and contamination as causes of bacteriuria without pyuria [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 21].J Pediatr. 2020;S0022-3476(20)30560-6. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2020.04.056
  18. Rock MJ. How to define CRMS/CFSPID conversion to CF. Pediatr Pulmonol.2020 May 14;.doi: 10.1002/ppul.24819.[Epubahead of print]PubMed PMID: 32407573
  19. Schmuhl NB, Mooney KE, Zhang X, Cooney LG, Conway JH, LoConte NK. No association between HPV vaccination and infertility in U.S. females 18-33 years old. Vaccine. 2020;38(24):4038‐4043. doi:10.1016/j. vaccine. 2020.03.035
  20. Voeller J, Erbe A, Slowinski J, Rasmussen K, Carlson PM, Hoefges A, Vanden Heuvel S, Stuckwisch A, Wang X, Gillies SD, Patel RB, Farrell A, Rokita JL, Maris JM, Hank JA, Morris ZS, Rakhmilevich AL, Sondel PM. Combined Innate and Adaptive Immunotherapy Overcomes Resistance of Immunologically Cold Syngeneic Murine Neuroblastoma to Checkpoint Inhibition. Immunotherapy Cancer, Published ahead of print on-line Dec. 2019; 7, 344, 2019. doi: 10.1186/s40425-019-0823-6
  21. Yang RK, Kunetsov IB, Ranheim EA, Wei JS, Sindiri S, Gangalapudi V, Song YK, Patel V, Hank JA, Zuleger C, Erbe AK, Morris ZS, Quale R, Kim KM, Albertini MR, Khan J, Sondel PM. Outcome-related Signatures Identified by Whole Transcriptome Sequencing of Resectable Stage III/IV Melanoma Evaluated After Starting Hu14.18-IL2. Clinical Cancer Research. 2020 Mar 9. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-19-3294. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32152202
  22. Wolday D, Kebede Y, Legesse D, Siraj DS, McBride J, Kirsch MJ, Stiker R. Role of CD4/CD8 ratio on the incidence of tuberculosis in HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy followed up for more than a decade. PLoS One. 2020;15(5):e0233049. Published 2020 May 22. doi:10.1371/journal. pone. 023304 doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.03.035

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New Faculty and Staff 

Please join us in welcoming the following individuals who joined the Department of Pediatrics in May.
Melissa Yaeger
Division of Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology
Melissa joins the department as an Administrative Program Specialist in the Division of Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology. Connect with Melissa.
Alina Hampton
Division of Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant
Alina joins the department as a student researcher in the Division of Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant. Connect with Alina.
Joseph Macksood
Division of Cardiology
Joseph joins the department as a student researcher in the Division of Cardiology. Connect with Joseph.
Frank Deguire
Division of Cardiology
Frank joins the department as a student researcher in the Division of Cardiology. Connect with Frank.
Maren Dale
Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Maren 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 Maren.
Xiao Zhang
Division of Cardiology
Xiao joins the department as an Associate Scientist in the Division of Cardiology. Xiao previously worked at the Carbone Cancer Center. Connect with Xiao.

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