Recent Publications, Grants and Recognitions

Bansal M. Myocardial Disorders in the Neonate. NeoReviews. 2018:19(7).

New grant: Dr. William Terry (Hem/Onc). Improving Psych-Social Support for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer. Fraternal Order of Eagles, $3,000.

New grant: Dr. Jeff Segar in Neonatology. Fenoldopam to prevent renal dysfunctionin indomethacin treated preterm infants. NIH, $190,408.

Uc A, Zimmerman MB, Wilschanscki M, Werlin SL, Troendle D. Shah U, Schwarzenberg SJ, et al. Impact of Obesity on Pediatric Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis. Pancreas. 2018 Jul 27. doi:10.1097/MPA.0000000000001120. [Epub ahead of print.]

DeGeeter C, Guandalini S. Food Intolerance: An Overview. Impact. Aug 2018. Newsletter published by the University of Chicago Deliac Disease Center.

Loyal J; Taylor JA; Phillipi CA; Goyal NK; Wood KE; Seashore C; King B; Colson E; Shabanova V; Shapiro ED. Factors Associated With Refusal of Intramuscular Vitamin K in Normal Newborns.
PMID: 30030367 Pediatrics (2018)

Wert KJ, Velez G, Cross MR, Wagner BA, Teoh-Fitzgerald ML, Buettner GR, McAnany J, Olivier A, Tsang SH, Harper MM, Donann FE, Bassuk AG, Mahajan VB. Extracellular superoxide dismutase 3 (SOD3) regulates oxidative stress at the vitreoretinal interface. Free Radic Biol Med. 2018 Jun 22. pii: S0891-5849(18)31114-6/ dpo” 10/1016/j.freeradbiomed.2018.06.024. [Epub ahead of print].

New Grant: David Gordon, MD, PhD. Reversing Resistance to Inhibitors of Ribonucleotide Reductase (RNR). St. Baldrick’s Foundation, $94,545.

New R01 from the NIH! Patrick Sinn, PhD. Spread and Release of Measles in the Airways. $533,959/year over 5 years for $2,959,271 total.

Good M, McElroy SJ, Berger JN, Moore DJ, Wynn JL. Limited achievement of NIH research independence by pediatric K award recipients. Pediatric Research. 2018.  Published online 14 June 2018.

Guda NM, Muddana V, Whitcomb DC, Levy P, Garg P, Cote G, Uc A, Varadarajulu S, Vege SS, Chari ST, Forsmark CE, Yadav D, Reddy DN, Tenner S, Johnson CD, Akisik F, Saluja AK, Lerch MM, Mallery JS, Freeman ML. Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis: International State-of-the-Science Conference With Recommendations. Pancreas. 2018 Jul;47(6):653-666. doi: 10.1097/MPA.0000000000001053.

Teramo KA, Klemetti MM, Widness JA. Robust increases in erythropoietin production by the hypoxic fetus is a response to protect the brain and other vital organs. Ped Res,, published online 6/12/18.

Shilpa Balikai, DO was named to the Executive Committee of the Section on Critical Care of the American Academy of Pediatrics as the Member Engagement Subcommittee Chair/Newsletter Editor

Tope Awelewa, MB, BCH, MPH and Meredith Fishbane-Gordon, MD, lead the successful proposal to have the UI selected as a participating site for the Duke Pediatric Trials Network (PTN) breastfeeding study

NEW GRANT: Resmiye Oral, MD. Trauma Informed Care Survey, Fraternal Order of Eagles, $3,000

Prakash Loganathan, MD;  Judith Simpson, MD, MRCPCH; Paul Boutcher, MB, ChB, Dip Pall Med; Andrew Cooper, MRCPCH; Allan Jackson, MRCPCH; Rebecca J. Benson, MD, PhD. Home Extubation in a Neonate. Pediatrics.2018;142(1):e20172845

Boes AD, Fischer D, Geerling JC, Bruss J, Saper CB, Fox MD. Connectivity of Sleep- and Wake-Promoting Regions of the Human Hypothalamus During Resting Wakefulness. Sleep. 2018 May 29. doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsy108. [Epub ahead of print]

Lin TK, Abu-El-Haija M, Nathan JD, Palermo JP, Barth B, Bellin M, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Husain SZ, Liu Q, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas M, McFerron B, Morinville VD, Ooi CY, Perito E, Pohl JF, Rhee S, Schwarzenberg SJ, Shah U, Troendle D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Zimmerman MB, Lowe ME, Uc A. Pancreas Divisum in Pediatric Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis: Report From INSPPIRE. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2018 Jun 2. doi: 10.1097/MCG.0000000000001063. [Epub ahead of print]. Subsequent website interview at

Foland-Ross LC, Reiss AL, Mazaika PK, Mauras N, Weinzimer SA, Aye T, Tansey MJ, White NH. Diabetes Research in Children Network (DirecNet). Longitudinal assessment of hippocampus structure in children with Type 1 Diabetes. Pediatr Diabetes. 2018 Apr 19. doi: 10.1111/pedi.12683

Todd BP, Bassuk AG. A de novo mutation in PRICKLE1 associated with myoclonic epilepsy and autism spectrum disorder. J Neurogenet. 2018 May 23:1-3. doi: 10.1080/01677063.2018.1473862. [Epub ahead of print]

Vanessa Curtis, MD. Study: Sports drinks not a good alternative when trying to stay hydrated. TV Interview:

Tim Starner and Tope Awelewa – Appointed to the HCIS Physician Information Officer Team for FY 2018-2019

O’Malley Y, Rotti PG, Thornell IM, Vanegas Calderón OG, Febres-Aldana C, Durham K, Yao J, Li X, Zhu Z, Norris AW, Zabner J, Engelhardt JF, Uc A. Development of a polarized pancreatic ductular cell epithelia for physiological studies. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2018 Mar 8. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00043.2018. [Epub ahead of print]

Abu-El-Haija M, Uc A, Werlin SL, Freeman AJ, Georgieva M, Pavkov DJ, Kalnins D, Kochavi B, Koot BGP, Van Biervliet S, Walkowiak J, Wilschanski M, Morinville VD. Nutritional Considerations in Pediatric Pancreatitis: A Position Paper from the NASPGHAN Pancreas Committee, ESPGHAN Pancreas Working Group. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018 May 8. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002023. [Epub ahead of print]

Scheers I, Palermo JJ, Freedman S, Wilschanski M, Shah U, Abu-El-Haija M, Barth B, Fishman DS, Gariepy C, Giefer MJ, Heyman MB, Himes RW, Husain SZ, Lin TK, Liu Q, Lowe M, Mascarenhas M, Morinville V, Ooi CY, Perito ER, Piccoli DA, Pohl JF, Schwarzenberg SJ, Troendle D, Werlin S, Zimmerman B, Uc A, Gonska T. Recommendations for Diagnosis and Management of Autoimmune Pancreatitis in Childhood: Consensus from INSPPIRE. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018 May 9. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002028. [Epub ahead of print

Lucy P. Evans, Elizabeth A. Newell, MaryAnn Mahajan, Stephen H. Tsang, Polly J. Ferguson, Jolonda Mahoney, Christopher D. Hue, Edward W. Vogel, Barclay Morrison, Ottavio Arancio, Russell Nichols, Alexander G. Bassuk & Vinit B. Mahajan. Acute vitreoretinal trauma and inflammation after traumatic brain injury in mice. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, 2018; 5(3): 240–251.

Elizabeth A. Newell, Brittany P. Todd, Jolonda Mahoney, Andrew A. Pieper, Polly J. Ferguson and Alexander G. Bassuk. Combined Blockade of Interleukin-1 α and β Signaling Protects Mice from Cognitive Dysfunction after Traumatic Brain Injury. eNeuro 2018; 10.1523/ENEURO.0385-17.2018

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