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Christine M. Seroogy, MD

Christine M. Seroogy, MD

Dr. Christine Seroogy Receives Funding from Carbone Cancer Center

Posted: January 28, 2015

Congratulations to Christine Seroogy, MD, on funding of $40,000 from the UW Paul P. Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) and the Tumor Microenvironment Program. Her project, "The Role of the Anergy-related E3 ubiquitin ligase, GRAIL, in Tumor Immune Evasion," utilizes mice to further understanding of the role of GRAIL in tumor immune evasion, in hopes of providing further insights into proteasome inhibitor mechanisms of action and pursuing combinatorial therapies.


Judith A. Smith, MD, PhD

Judith A. Smith, MD, PhD

Smith Lab Researcher Mike Khan Receives Predoctoral Fellowship

Posted: January 28, 2015

Congratulations to Mike Khan on funding of his Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (F31) from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH-NIAID). This 3-year, pre-doctoral fellowship, in the amount of $90,760, is under the sponsorship of Dr. Judith Smith, MD, PhD. His project, "The role of the Unfolded Protein Response in Brucella melitensis replication," will investigate the mechanism by which Brucella melitensis, an intracellular bacterial pathogen that is the causative agent of Brucellosis, establishes its intracellular niche, in order to increase understanding of the pathogen as well as develop novel therapeutics.


Bruce S. Klein, MD

Bruce S. Klein, MD

Bruce Klein, MD, Receives 5 Year Renewal Grant From NIH-NIAID

Posted: January 28, 2015

Congratulations to Bruce Klein, MD, on his recent R01 award of over $2.5 million from the National Institutes of Health - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH-NIAID). His 5-year renewal, "Molecular pathogenesis of Blastomycosis," provides funding for Years 20-24 of this project, in which the team will dissect the role and action of a yeast fungal product that inactivates innate immunity, enabling progressive infection. This work will yield insight into the microbial mechanism that underlies intense immune disturbances linked with a progressive systemic mycosis, while emphasizing action on GM-CSF and CCR2+ inflammatory monocytes, and the disabling consequences for innate immunity.


Sheryl L. Henderson, MD, PhD

Sheryl L. Henderson, MD, PhD

Dr. Sheryl Henderson Receives Grant for iPads for UW HIV Clinic

Posted: January 28, 2015

Sheryl Henderson, MD, PhD, was awarded a grant in the amount of $1,891 for her project entitled, "iPads to Enhance Health Education for Youth and Families in the UW HIV Comprehensive Care Clinic." This project, funded by the Friends of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC), will provide funding for 3 iPads, which will allow HIV-infected pediatric patients and their families in the UW HIV clinic to utilize this technology to better understand their condition, and thus, improve their health.


Daniel J. Jackson, MD

Daniel J. Jackson, MD

Daniel Jackson, MD, Receives NIH Award to Research Respiratory Pathogen

Posted: January 28, 2015

Daniel Jackson, MD, was awarded $74,878 from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH-NIAID) for his project entitled, "Mechanisms of Enhanced Enterovirus (EV) D68 Pathogenicity." EV D68 has emerged as an important respiratory pathogen in children, with an outbreak of severe illnesses in the United States in 2014. In this project, awarded as part of the NIAID U19 Opportunity Fund, investigators will clone one of the current circulating strains of EV D68, along with strains from previous years, then perform studies in differentiated airway epithelial cells and peripheral blood mononuclear cells to compare the immune response elicited by the different strains of EV D68 along with rhinovirus species A, B, and C. Then, investigators will assess whether altered receptor specificity, temperature sensitivity, or other characteristics may help explain the enhanced severity of EV D68 illnesses that occurred in the United States in 2014.


James E. Gern, MD

James E. Gern, MD

Daniel J. Jackson, MD

Daniel J. Jackson, MD

Drs. Gern and Jackson Receive Supplement to ICAC Contract

Posted: January 28, 2015

Congratulations to James Gern, MD and co-investigator, Daniel Jackson, MD for their recent supplement to the Inner City Asthma Consortium (ICAC) contract, entitled, "Pets and the Infant Microbiome: Effect on Immune Maturation & Atopic Asthma." With this award of $78,548 from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH-NIAID) and (University of California - San Francisco), Drs. Gern and Jackson will complete virus assessment on selected index samples collected in the ICAC PROSE clinical trial. In addition, Drs. Jackson and Gern will integrate the clinical data from the PROSE trial to develop outcomes including the number and severity of respiratory illnesses, the number and etiology for distinct viral infections, and virus-induced exacerbations of asthma.


Paul M. Grossberg, MD

Paul M. Grossberg, MD

Dr. Paul Grossberg Wins 2014 AMERSA Best Workshop Award

Posted: January 22, 2015

Paul Grossberg, MD, has been awarded the 2014 Best Workshop Award by the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse. The workshop, titled “Behavioral Change in Our Patients and Ourselves:  Interdisciplinary, Experiential Teaching to Improve MI Skills in Clinical Practice”, was held at the annual AMERSA national conference. The selection criteria for this award were the quality of the workshop -- in terms of timeliness of the topic and relevance for AMERSA conference attendees -- and participants’ evaluations of the workshop. Along with the award, Dr. Grossberg has received a complimentary registration to the 2015 AMERSA conference.


Luke Lamers, MD

Luke Lamers, MD

One of the First Patients to Benefit from AFCH Expansion Profiled in State Journal

Posted: January 7, 2015

The Wisconsin State Journal profiled Gabriel Kampka, a six-month-old baby who was one of the first patients treated at American Family Children’s Hospital’s (AFCH) new neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and hybrid catheterization lab.

Gabriel---who was born with congenital atresia of the left main coronary artery, a twisted bowel, and cystic fibrosis---spent nearly three months at AFCH before going home. Pediatric cardiologist Luke Lamers, MD, and pediatric surgeon Peter Nichol, MD, teamed up in the new hybrid suite to evaluate his heart function and repair his bowel.

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Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD

Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD

Family-Centered Rounds Paper Leads This Week's Pediatrics Digest

Posted: December 16, 2014

A paper coauthored by Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD, and colleagues is the lead article in the December 15, 2014 issue of Pediatrics Digest, a weekly summary of early-release articles from the journal Pediatrics.

The paper describes family-initiated dialogue about medications -- and health care team responses to this dialogue --- during family-centered rounds (FCR). Findings suggest specific medication topics that health care teams can anticipate addressing during FCR.

The summary and link to the full paper can be found here.


Amy Plumb, MD

Amy Plumb, MD

Amy Plumb, MD, Discusses Medical Complexity in ESPN Wisconsin Article

Posted: December 1, 2014

In a recent ESPN Wisconsin article, Amy Plumb, MD, discussed the challenges of caring for Kellan Meinke, a medically complex child who requires total parenteral nutrition to survive.

"More so than any other patient, there's a lot of people who are in pretty constant contact about him and about what to do next," she said in the article.

Kellan and his family recently spent a respite weekend with the Green Bay Packers, thanks to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Kellan's mother refers to Dr. Plumb as "the Aaron Rodgers" of his medical team.

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