Grants Received

Giovanni Cucchiaro, MD, was chosen for funding by the JHAC Foundation Board of Trustee’s Grants Committee for his grant application titled “Evaluation of Hemostasis in Children with Neuromuscular Scoliosis Undergoing a Posterior Spine Fusion Operation.” Dr. Cucchiaro will receive $100,699 over 2 years to fund his project.

Accomplishments and Honors

Kelly Cole, MS, CPNP, AC-PC, was awarded the Miller Coulson Nurse Practitioner Clinical Excellence Award for exemplifying a level of mastery in six critical areas related to patient care. She was inducted into the Miller Coulson Academy earlier this month.

Clara Erice, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Liz Tucker, recently was awarded the “Women in Molecular Imaging Network Scholar Award” and a “Student Travel Award” by the World Molecular Imaging Congress for her abstract titled “Multi-tracer PET/CT to Monitor Response to Host-directed Therapy in a Rabbit Model of TB Meningitis.”

Megan Freund, MHA, Professional Fee Coding Specialist II, earned a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree with a 4.0 GPA.

Anita Gupta, DO, MPP, PharmD, published a perspective article in Healio titled “Mandatory drug monitoring program decreases postoperative opioid prescriptions.”

Anita Gupta, DO, MPP, PharmD, contributed to the deliberations of the Opioids and Behavioral Health Committee convened by the National Quality Forum (NQF) on combatting opioid and substance use disorder. Information about the report can be found on the NQF website.

Corina Noje, MD, gave pediatric grand rounds in person at Mercy Hospital. The title of her talk was “Transport of Children with Cardiac Arrest: A Practical and Ethical Dilemma.”

Jochen Steppan, MD, DESA, FAHA, was invited to become a member of the Association of Cardiac Anesthesiologists.

Jochen Steppan, MD, DESA, FAHA, gave grand rounds at Stanford University via Zoom. The title of the talk was “Pulmonary Hypertension: How a Vasculopathy Changes Clinical Management.”

Robert Stevens, MD, FCCM, will serve as co-chair of the National Capital Area TBI Research Symposium for the next 3 years.

M-Irfan Suleman, MD, FAPA, FASA, presented a clinical skills workshop on ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia at the ASA meeting. He has also been invited to speak at Virtual PainCon 2021, hosted by the Pakistan Society of Treatment and Study of Pain in collaboration with the Aga Khan University, and at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s 68th annual meeting.

Nathan Wright, MD, gave grand rounds on targeted temperature management after cardiac arrest for a multidisciplinary critical care audience at the Medical College of Georgia.

Articles Published

Basic and Translational Research

Anchoori RK, George L, Tseng SH, Lam B, Polkampally S, Amiano AD, Foran P, Tsingine H, Samanapally H, Carrizo Velasquez F, Das S, Xing D, Bin Salam A, Karanam B, Hung CF, Roden RBS. Chirality and asymmetry increase the potency of candidate ADRM1/RPN13 inhibitors. Plos One. 2021; 16:e0256937.

Andrisse S, Feng M, Wang Z, Awe O, Yu L, Zhang H, Bi S, Wang H, Li L, Joseph S, Heller N, Mauvais-Jarvis F, William Wong G, Segars J, Wolfe A, Divall S, Ahima R, Wu S. Androgen-induced insulin resistance is ameliorated by deletion of hepatic androgen receptor in females. FASEB J. 2021; 35:e21921.

Bracamonte-Baran W, Gilotra NA, Won T, Rodriguez KM, Talor MV, Oh BC, Griffin J, Wittstein I, Sharma K, Skinner J, Johns RA, Russell SD, Anders RA, Zhu Q, Halushka MK, Brandacher G, Čiháková D. Endothelial stromal PD-L1 (programmed death ligand 1) modulates CD8(+) T-cell infiltration after heart transplantation. Circ Heart Fail. 2021; in press.

Gottschalk A, Scafidi S, Toung TJK. Brain water as a function of age and weight in normal rats. Plos One. 2021; 16:e0249384.

Koehler RC. Regulation of the cerebral circulation during development. Compr Physiol. 2021; 11:1-62.

Mikhaylova AV, McHugh CP, Polfus LM, Raffield LM, Boorgula MP, Blackwell TW, Brody JA, Broome J, Chami N, Chen MH, Conomos MP, Cox C, Curran JE, Daya M, Ekunwe L, Glahn DC, Heard-Costa N, Highland HM, Hobbs BD, Ilboudo Y, Jain D, Lange LA, Miller-Fleming TW, Min N, Moon JY, Preuss MH, Rosen J, Ryan K, Smith AV, Sun Q, Surendran P, de Vries PS, Walter K, Wang Z, Wheeler M, Yanek LR, Zhong X, Abecasis GR, Almasy L, Barnes KC, Beaty TH, Becker LC, Blangero J, Boerwinkle E, Butterworth AS, Chavan S, Cho MH, Choquet H, Correa A, Cox N, DeMeo DL, Faraday N, Fornage M, Gerszten RE, Hou L, Johnson AD, Jorgenson E, Kaplan R, Kooperberg C, Kundu K, Laurie CA, Lettre G, Lewis JP, Li B, Li Y, Lloyd-Jones DM, Loos RJF, Manichaikul A, Meyers DA, Mitchell BD, Morrison AC, Ngo D, Nickerson DA, Nongmaithem S, North KE, O’Connell JR, Ortega VE, Pankratz N, Perry JA, Psaty BM, Rich SS, Soranzo N, Rotter JI, Silverman EK, Smith NL, Tang H, Tracy RP, Thornton TA, Vasan RS, Zein J, Mathias RA, Reiner AP, Auer PL. Whole-genome sequencing in diverse subjects identifies genetic correlates of leukocyte traits: The NHLBI TOPMed program. Am J Hum Genet. 2021; 108:1836-1851.

Wolfgang MJ, Choi J, Scafidi S. Functional loss of ketogenesis in odontocete cetaceans. J Exp Biol. 2021; in press.

Clinical Research

Avadhani R, Thompson RE, Carhuapoma L, Yenokyan G, McBee N, Lane K, Ostapkovich N, Stadnik A, Awad IA, Hanley DF, Ziai WC. Post-stroke depression in patients with large spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021; 30:106082.

Bergmann JP, Brower RG. Adherence to lung-protective ventilation in pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome: principles versus explicit targets. Crit Care Med. 2021; 49:1836-1839.

Halvorson EE, Thurtle DP, Easter A, Lovato J, Stockwell DC. BMI category and adverse events in hospitalized children. Acad Pediatr. 2021; in press.

Kleykamp BA, Dworkin RH, Turk DC, Bhagwagar Z, Cowan P, Eccleston C, Ellenberg SS, Evans SR, Gewandter JS, Goli V, Farrar JT, Freeman RL, Garrison LP, Iyengar S, Jadad AR, Jensen MP, Junor R, Katz NP, Kesslak JP, Kopecky EA, Lissin D, Markman JD, McDermott MP, Mease PJ, O’Connor AB, Patel KV, Raja SN, Rowbotham MC, Sampaio C, Singh JA, Steigerwald I, Strand V, Tive LA, Tobias J, Wasan AD, Wilson HD. Benefit-risk assessment and reporting in clinical trials of chronic pain treatments: IMMPACT Recommendations. Pain. 2021; in press.

Lew A, Morrison JM, Amankwah EK, Elliott RA, Sochet AA. Volatile anesthetic agents for life-threatening pediatric asthma: A multicenter retrospective cohort study and narrative review. Paediatr Anaesth. 2021; in press.

Maiga H, Grivoyannis A, Sagara I, Traore K, Traore OB, Tolo Y, Traore A, Bamadio A, Traore ZI, Sanogo K, Doumbo OK, Plowe CV, Djimde AA. Selection of pfcrt K76 and pfmdr1 N86 coding alleles after uncomplicated malaria treatment by artemether-lumefantrine in Mali. Int J Mol Sci. 2021; 22:6057.

Mazzeffi MA, Rao VK, Dodd OJ, Del Rio JM, Hernandez A, Chung M, Bardia A, Bauer RM, Meltzer JS, Satyapriya S, Rector R, Ramsay JG, Gutsche J. Intraoperative management of adult patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: an expert consensus statement from the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists-Part II, intraoperative management and troubleshooting. Anesth Analg. 2021; in press.

Mazzeffi MA, Rao VK, Dodd OJ, Del Rio JM, Hernandez A, Chung M, Bardia A, Bauer RM, Meltzer JS, Satyapriya S, Rector R, Ramsay JG, Gutsche J. Intraoperative management of adult patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: an expert consensus statement from the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists-Part I, technical aspects of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Anesth Analg. 2021.

Miller JL, Groves ML, Ahn ES, Berman DJ, Murphy JD, Rosner MK, Wolfson D, Jelin EB, Korth SA, Keiser AM, Laurie M, Millard SE, Tekes A, Baschat AA. Implementation process and evolution of a laparotomy-assisted 2-port fetoscopic spina bifida closure program. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2021; in press.

Neuman MD, Feng R, Carson JL, Gaskins LJ, Dillane D, Sessler DI, Sieber F, Magaziner J, Marcantonio ER, Mehta S, Menio D, Ayad S, Stone T, Papp S, Schwenk ES, Elkassabany N, Marshall M, Jaffe JD, Luke C, Sharma B, Azim S, Hymes RA, Chin KJ, Sheppard R, Perlman B, Sappenfield J, Hauck E, Hoeft MA, Giska M, Ranganath Y, Tedore T, Choi S, Li J, Kwofie MK, Nader A, Sanders RD, Allen BFS, Vlassakov K, Kates S, Fleisher LA, Dattilo J, Tierney A, Stephens-Shields AJ, Ellenberg SS. Spinal anesthesia or general anesthesia for hip surgery in older adults. N Engl J Med. 2021; in press.

Nicoara A, Song P, Bollen BA, Paone G, Abernathy JJ, 3rd, Taylor MA, Habib RH, Del Rio JM, Lauer RE, Nussmeier NA, Glance LG, Petty JV, 3rd, Mackensen GB, Vener DF, Kertai MD. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 2021 update on echocardiography. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021; in press.

Palepu AK, Murali A, Ballard JL, Li R, Ramesh S, Nguyen H, Kim H, Sarma S, Suarez JI, Stevens RD. Digital signatures for early traumatic brain injury outcome prediction in the intensive care unit. Sci Rep. 2021; 11:19989.

Su E, Herrup E, Kudchadkar SR. A sonographic answer to “What have they been feeding you?”. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2021; 22:930-932.


Carullo PC, Ungerman EA, Metro DG, Adams PS. The impact of a smartphone meditation application on anesthesia trainee well-being. J Clin Anesth. 2021; 75:110525.

Garg A, Panda P, Malay S, Rose JA. A human trafficking educational program and point-of-care reference tool for pediatric residents. MedEdPORTAL. 2021; 17:11179.

Panda P, Mango A, Garg A. Responsibly including survivors’ voices in the planning and implementing of educational programmes for healthcare providers. Anti-trafficking Review. 2021; 17:148-153.

Schwartz JM, Markowitz SD, Yanofsky SD, Tackett S, Berenstain LK, Schwartz LI, Flick R, Heitmiller E, Fiadjoe J, Lee HH, Honkanen A, Malviya S, Cladis FP, Lee JK, Deutsch N. Empowering women as leaders in pediatric anesthesiology: methodology, lessons, and early outcomes of a national initiative. Anesth Analg. 2021; in press.


Hong Mershon B, Vannucci A, Bryson T, Lin F, Greilich PE, Dear G, Guffey P, Agarwala A. A collaborative partnership between the Multicenter Handoff Collaborative and an electronic health record vendor. Appl Clin Inform. 2021; 12:647-654.

Lee SH, Khanuja HS, Blanding RJ, Sedgwick J, Pressimone K, Ficke JR, Jones LC. Sustaining teamwork behaviors through reinforcement of TeamSTEPPS principles. J Patient Saf. 2021; 17:e582-e586.

Nguyen TH, Chambers CG, Dada M. Crowdsourcing anaesthesia care. Comment on Br J Anaesth 2016; 117: 276-279. Br J Anaesth. 2021; 127:e176-e177.

Quality Improvement

Panda P, Garg A, Lee S, Sehgal AR. Barriers to the access and utilization of healthcare for trafficked youth in the United States. Child Abuse Negl. 2021; 121:105259.