Juan Boriosi, MD, Receives The James Sutherland Award from MWSPR

Congratulations to Dr. Juan Boriosi, who was presented with the James Sutherland Award at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Society for Pediatric Research. The Sutherland Award is presented for the outstanding abstract presentation by a junior faculty member (five or fewer years on faculty).

Dr. Boriosi's paper, titled 'Breath carbon isotope delta value may be a biomarker of catabolic inflammatory acute phase response in mechanically ventilated pediatric patients', is the first human study of baseline variability of breath carbon isotopes, a novel biochemical marker of sepsis, in mechanically ventilated children with and without systemic inflammation. The study results suggest that breath carbon isotopes may be an early biochemical marker of bacterial sepsis.