Division Highlights - Critical Care

The Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) delivers comprehensive, state-of-the-art care to critically ill children admitted to American Family Children’s Hospital. The Division also provides pediatric procedural sedation to children in the AFCH Diagnostic and Therapy Center, which includes the Pediatric Sedation Program.

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2017 Highlights

  • Jayadevi Chandrashekhar and Kaylyn Freeman, a research specialist and undergraduate student researcher in the Waisman Center lab of Pelin Cengiz, MD, had one of their microscope images chosen as a winner of the UW-Madison 2017 Cool Science Image Contest. The image shows the presence of a protein called tyrosine kinase in a mouse brain which protects neurons that might otherwise be damaged by lack of oxygen.

  • Kristin Haraldsdottir, a graduate student in the lab of Marlowe Eldridge, MD, received a Caroline tum Suden/Frances Hellebrandt Professional Opportunity Award from the American Physiological Society (APS). The award provides funds for junior physiologists to attend and participate fully in the APS’ Experimental Biology meeting, and is a merit award granted to graduate students or postdoctoral fellows who are the first author of an abstract submitted to the APS.

    In addition, Melissa Brix, Ryan Centanni, Lauren Vilderg and Hannah Yoder, undergraduate students in the lab of Marlowe Eldridge, MD, all received the 2017 American Physiological Society’s Barbara A. Horwitz and John M. Horowitz Outstanding Undergraduate Abstract Awards. The same students were also selected for a higher honor, the APS’s David S. Bruce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research.

  • Gregory Hollman, MD, received a 2017 UW Health Clinical Practice Physician Excellence Award for his extraordinary commitment to safety and quality patient- and family-centered care. Dr. Hollman developed the Pediatric Sedation Clinic to serve the needs of children who required MRIs but were unable to hold still for scans; his practice now focuses solely on serving patients in that clinic.




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