Grants Received


Ima Chinedozi, MD, MPH was awarded an American Society of Anesthesiologists Professional Mentoring Grant for the topic, “Bridging the GAPP: Diversifying Health Education Champions.”

Roger Johns, MD, MHS, PhD is the senior POI on a recently awarded, 4-year, MPI R01 (HL166717) grant from NIH titled “Resistin Regulates NLRP3 Inflammasome in Pulmonary Hypertension,” with Qing Lin, MD, MHS, PhD as a co-PI.

Katherine Hoops, MD, MPH, (JD candidate) was awarded her first R01 from CDC for a project entitled “Pediatric Trauma Centers RE-AIM at Gun Safety.” This study will test the effectiveness of a comprehensive training strategy, ACTFAST (Adopting Comprehensive Training for FireArm Safety in Trauma centers), for improving the implementation of a firearm injury prevention effort aimed at increasing protective factors and reducing future pediatric firearm injury and death. Findings from this study, conducted at three major pediatric trauma centers, will help to establish best practices for delivering firearm injury prevention screening and counseling within the pediatric trauma center. She is joined on this award by several co-investigators at Johns Hopkins including Dr. Cassandra Crifasi (SPH), Dr. Michelle Patch (SON), and Dr. Isam Nasr (DOS).

Oluremilekun Oyefolu was awarded an American Society of Anesthesiologists Professional Mentoring Grant (mentored by John Sampson, MD) for the topic, “Impact assessment of increased oxygen access at Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in The Gambia.”


Accomplishments and Honors


Lauren Booth, CRNP has launched an JHH-wide APP career mentoring program through the Advanced Practice Advisory Council, that will include train-the-trainer sessions and CV and personal statement advisory over this upcoming academic year. Session 1 was held in August with guest collaborators Heather Watson, PhD, RN (SoN), Caitlin O’Brien, MD, MPH, and Katie O’Conor, MD.

Philip Carullo, MD was promoted to Program Director for the Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program.

Sung Min Cho, DO, MHS  was an invited speaker at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Neurocritical Care Society in Phoenix, AZ, presenting “Bedside systems for ICU systems: What is the evidence?” and “Extracorporeal life support and brain injury- is this cause and effect, and is it preventable?”

Morgan Dupree, Jerrica O’Neal, and Sheba Sharifi, SRNAs in the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program, with faculty mentors Lukeythia Bastardi, DNAP, CRNA, Katie O’Conor, MD, and Michael Banks, MD, MEHP, cohosted the inaugural launch event for the MAC Meetup, (Minority Anesthesiology Connection Meetup), which was well attended by Hopkins ACCM CRNAs and Hopkins SRNA students.

Nicholas Dalesio, MD, MPH has been announced as a 2023 inductee into the prestigious Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence.

Anita Gupta, DO, MPP, PharmD, FASA was appointed as a Senior Advisor to the Milken Institute in the Center for Public Health focusing on the mental health, innovation, drug policy and global health.

Adam Laytin, MD, MPH was elected the chair of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine’s Critical Care Special Interest Group.

Jennifer Lee, MD received the 2023 Leadership Award for an Individual (Emerging) by the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Women in Medicine and Science.

Rohan Mathur, MD, MPA, Sudha Yellapantula, PhD, Lin Cheng, PhD, Peter Dziedzic, MS, Eusebia Calvillo, RN and Jose Suarez, MD were awarded “Best Scientific Abstract” for their abstract titled “CICL – A Machine-Learning based Methodology to Classify ICP Epochs” at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Neurocritical Care Society in Phoenix, AZ where they also presented their research in a platform presentation.

Rohan Mathur, MD, MPA was selected as an educational program committee member for the Society for Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Baltimore.

Samantha Simmons, CRNA presented “Intermittent boluses versus continuous infusions for epidural analgesia” at the 2023 AANA Annual Congress in Seattle, WA.


Articles Published


Basic and Translational Research

Martinez-Garza U, Choi J, Scafidi S, Wolfgang MJ. Proteomics identifies the developmental regulation of HKDC1 in liver of pigs and mice. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2023 Aug 7. Online ahead of print.


Clinical Research

Areias AC, Janela D, Molinos M, Moulder RG, Bento V, Yanamadala V, Cohen SP, Correia FD, Costa F. Managing Musculoskeletal Pain in Older Adults Through a Digital Care Solution: Secondary Analysis of a Prospective Clinical Study. JMIR Rehabil Assist Technol. 2023;10:e49673.

Cho SM, Robba C, Diringer MN, Hanley DF, Hemphill JC, Horn J, Lewis A, Livesay SL, Menon D, Sharshar T, Stevens RD, Torner J, Vespa PM, Ziai WC, Spann M, Helbok R, Suarez JI; Curing Coma Campaign and its contributing members. Optimal design of clinical trials involving persons with disorders of consciousness. Neurocrit Care. 2023 Aug 3. Online ahead of print.

Cohen SP, Kapural L, Kohan L, Li S, Hurley RW, Vallejo R, Eshraghi Y, Dinakar P, Durbhakula S, Beall DP, Desai MJ, Reece D, Christiansen S, Chang MH, Carinci AJ, DePalma M. Cooled radiofrequency ablation versus standard medical management for chronic sacroiliac joint pain: a multicenter, randomized comparative effectiveness study. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2023 Jul 5:rapm-2023-104568. Online ahead of print. (Supported by the CRC).

Halasa N, Zambrano LD, Amarin JZ, Stewart LS, Newhams MM, Levy ER, Shein SL, Carroll CL, Fitzgerald JC, Michaels MG, Bline K, Cullimore ML, Loftis L, Montgomery VL, Jeyapalan AS, Pannaraj PS, Schwarz AJ, Cvijanovich NZ, Zinter MS, Maddux AB, Bembea MM, Irby K, Zerr DM, Kuebler JD, Babbitt CJ, Gaspers MG, Nofziger RA, Kong M, Coates BM, Schuster JE, Gertz SJ, Mack EH, White BR, Harvey H, Hobbs CV, Dapul H, Butler AD, Bradford TT, Rowan CM, Wellnitz K, Staat MA, Aguiar CL, Hymes SR, Randolph AG, Campbell AP; RSV-PIC Investigators. Infants admitted to US intensive care units for RSV infection during the 2022 seasonal peak. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Aug 1;6(8):e2328950.

Ilfeld BM, Khatibi B, Maheshwari K, Madison S, Ali Sakr Esa W, Mariano ER, Kent M, Hanling S, Sessler DI, Eisenach JC, Cohen SP, Mascha E, Li S, Turan A; PAINfRE Investigators. Patient-centered results from a multicenter study of continuous peripheral nerve blocks and postamputation phantom and residual limb pain: secondary outcomes from a randomized, clinical trial. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2023;48(9):471-477.

Kim YC, Wolf RM, Busin KM, Vanderhoek SM. Perioperative maintenance of hybrid closed loop insulin pump systems in youth with type 1 diabetes mellitus: A case series. Paediatr Anaesth. 2023 Jul 25. Online ahead of print.

Kwatra SG, Kambala A, Cornman H, Reddy SV, Cohen SP. Ketamine infusions for treatment-resistant neuropathic pruritus. JAMA Dermatol. 2023 Aug 2. Online ahead of print.

Pak SS, Janela D, Freitas N, Moulder RG, Molinos M, Areias AC, Bento V, Cohen SP, Souza RB, Dias Correia F. Comparing digital to conventional physical therapy for chronic shoulder pain: A randomized controlled trial. J Med Internet Res. 2023;25:e49236.

Peeler A, Davidson PM, Gleason KT, Stephens RS, Ferrell B, Kim BS, Cho SM. Palliative care utilization in patients requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: an observational study. ASAIO J. 2023 Aug 8. Online ahead of print.

Shilkofski N, Kissoon N. Editorial: Insights in pediatric critical care 2022. Front Pediatr. 2023 Jul 11;11:1245772.

Smith TJ, Wang EJ, Loprinzi CL. Cutaneous electroanalgesia for relief of chronic and neuropathic pain. N Engl J Med. 2023 Jul 13;389(2):158-164.

Thepsuwan A, Tontisirin N, Euasobhon P, Pannangpetch P, Leerapan B, Pattanaprateep O, Cohen SP. Cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analyses in Thailand of continuous intrathecal morphine infusion compared with conventional therapy in cancer pain: a 10-year multicenter retrospective study. Can J Pain 2023;7(1):2225564.

Walpole J, Gao WD. The relationship between intraoperative tissue oxygenation monitoring and postoperative renal function after cardiac surgery. Curr Anesth Rep. 2023 Aug 5. Online ahead of print.

Xiao S, Woods-Hill CZ, Koontz D, Thurm C, Richardson T, Milstone AM, Colantuoni E; Bright STAR Authorship Group. Comparison of administrative database-derived and hospital-derived data for monitoring blood culture use in the pediatric intensive care unit. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2023 Jul 31;12(7):436-442.

Zhao D, Shou BL, Caturegli G, Whitman GJR, Kim BS, Cho SM; Herald Investigators. Trends on near-infrared spectroscopy associated with acute brain injury in venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. ASAIO J. 2023 Aug 9. Online ahead of print.


Editorials and Commentaries

Berkowitz ID, Garrett J. Should the brain death exam with apnea test require surrogate informed consent? Yes: The UDDA Revision Series. Neurology. 2023 Aug 1;101(5):218-220.

Hoops K, Nestadt PS, Dredze M. The case for social media standards on suicide. Lancet Psychiatry. 2023 Sep;10(9):662-664.

Shilkofski N, Kissoon N. Editorial: Insights in pediatric critical care 2022. Front Pediatr. 2023 Jul 11;11:1245772.

Taran S, Diaz-Cruz C, Cho SM, Stevens RD. Reply to: The effectiveness of prophylactic use of HFNC and NIPPV on reintubation: concerning the heterogeneity of ABI patients. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2023 Jul 28. Online ahead of print.