New Grants Awarded to Four Faculty

Congratulations to Dr. Aaron Boes (Neurology), Dr. Osamah Aldoss (Cardiology), Dr. Paul McCray (Pulmonary), and Dr. Damian Krysan (Infectious Diseases) on their recent grants received.

  • Dr. Boes – will receive $209,934 over 3 years from the Sidney J. Baer, Jr. Foundation for “Establishing Neuromodulation/Neuropsychiatry Fellowship”.
  • Dr. Aldoss – will receive $92,973 over 4 years from Emory University / NIH for “Long-term Outcomes after Interventions for Congenital Heart Disease.”
  • Dr. McCray – received $74,165 from the Medical College of Wisconsin / NIH for “Base editing in the Rhesus airway epithelia.”
  • Dr. Krysan – will receive $683,782/year for 5 years (over $3.2 million total) from the NIH for “Genetic and mechanistic analysis of carbon dioxide tolerance in Cryptococcus pathogenesis.”

Three Faculty Receive CCOM Innovation Research Grants

Congratulations to Drs. John Dagle and Jeff Murray (Neonatology), and Dr. Aaron Boes (Neurology) on each receiving a CCOM Innovation Research Grant in the amount of $10,000. Their individual projects are listed below:

  • Dr. Dagle – Identifying novel metabolic predictors of persistent neonatal hypoglycemia.
  • Dr. Murray – Fetal transcripts isolated from maternal serum as biomarkers for birth defects.
  • Dr. Boes – Precision intracranial brain stimulation to treat severe depression: Developing a novel strategy to target symptom-specific causal circuitry.

Two New Publications for Dr. Strathearn

Congratulations to Dr. Lane Strathearn (Division Director, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics) on his most recent publications – one in the Journal of Rural Health and one in Drug and Alcohol Dependency.

Rutherford HJV, Yip SW, Worhunsky PD, Kim S, Strathearn L, Potenza MN, Mayes LC. Differential responses to infant faces in relation to maternal substance use: An exploratory study. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 Feb 1;207:107805. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.107805. Epub 2019 Dec 16.

Nidey N, Tabb KM, Carter KD, Bao W, Strathearn L, Rohlman DS, Wehby G, Ryckman K. Rurality and Risk of Perinatal Depression Among Women in the United States J Rural Health. 2020 Jan;36(1):9-16. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12401. Epub 2019 Oct 11.

Save the Date: Pediatrics Research Day, May 27, 2020

Pediatrics Research Day will be Friday, March 27, 2020.

It will begin at 11:45 AM and take place in 2415 JCP (the conference center auditorium on 2 JCP).

Abstract and Data Blitz slides are due for submission by March 13. Faculty judges for the poster session are also needed. To submit and abstract or slides, or volunteer to judge, please contact Cheri Stevens.

Reminder: The Grand Rounds will take place this day from 1-2 PM (NOT the usual 12-1 time).

The schedule can be downloaded here for distribution, as well as viewed below.