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Nationwide Children’s Trainees Dominate Presentation Competition at International Otitis Media Symposium
Trainees from Nationwide Children’s Hospital received several awards during the 10th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Otitis Media, sweeping the competition.
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Lauren Bakaletz

Highlighted manuscripts:
Bookwalter et.al. 2008. A carcinoembryonic antigen-related cell adhesion molecule 1 homologue plays a pivotal role in nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae colonization of the chinchilla nasopharynx via the outer membrane protein P5-homologous adhesin”  Infection and Immunity.

This manuscript was highlighted as an Article of Significance by the editors and was listed in the Faculty of 1000 Biology.

Invited Speaker:
February 2009.   US Japan ARI Panel Meeting
Gordon Research Conference on Antimicrobial Peptides, Ventura CA.
March 2009.

Awards:
2008.  Awarded renewed funding from the NIDCD/NIH for R01 Antimicrobial Peptides & Innate Immunity in Otitis Media.


Jennifer Edwards

Highlighted manuscripts:
Edwards, JL.  The role of complement in gonococcal infection of cervical epithelia.  Vaccine 2008.  Dec. 26S:156-161.

Invited Speaker:
Complement:  The First Barrier of Innate Immunity;  Siena, Italy.  September 2008.

FASEB Summer Research Conference:  Phospholipid metabolism:  disease, signal transduction, and membrane dynamics.  New Haven, CT.  July 2008.


Sheryl Justice

Invited Speaker:
Modulation of Host Immunity by Bacterial Pathogens.  109th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.  Philadelphia, PA. May 2009.

Highlighted manuscripts:
Morphological plasticity as a bacterial survival strategy. Justice SS, Hunstad DA, Cegelski L, Hultgren SJ. Nat Rev Microbiol. 2008 Feb;6(2):162-8. Review.


Samantha King

Invited Speaker:
The contribution of pneumococcal glycosidases to pathogenesis.  Midwest MicrobialPathogenesis Meeting, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.
Sept. 2008

Highlighted manuscripts:
Gut, H., King, S.J., and Walsh, M.A. (2008) Structural and functional studies of Streptococcus pneumonia neuraminidase B:  an intramolecular transsialidase.  FEBS Letters  582: 3348-3352.

Marion, C., Limoli D.H., Bobulsky, G.S., Abraham J.L., Burnaugh A.M., and King, S.J. (2009) Identification of a pneumococcal glycosidase that modifies O-linked glycans.  Infect. Immun. DOI:10.11128/IAI.01215-08.

Awards:
Pilot grant recipient from the National Kidney Foundation of Ohio (7/2008-6/2009) to determine the contribution of bacterial glycosidases to pneumococcal hemolytic uremic syndrome (pHUS).


Kevin Mason

Awards:
Recipient of a new faculty travel award to the International Pasteurellaceae Society 2008 Meeting.  The Haemophilus influenza Sap proteins are essential for both antimicrobial peptide resistance and heme utilization.  Sorrento, Italy, October 2008.


Robert S. Munson Jr.

Awards:
R01 AI077897-01A2 entitled “Heme, Iron and Oxidative Stress: Regulation of Iron Homeostasis in H. Influenzae” received a priority score of 136 for a percentile score of 8.2, February, 2009.

Invited Speaker:
International Pasteurellaceae Society 2008 Meeting: Type IV Pilus biogenesis in Nontypeable Haemophilus influenza.  Sorrento, Italy.  October 2008.


Peter White

Events:
Launched The Biomedical Genomics Core (BGC) that provides a complete solution for genomics research, from the initial steps of experimental design to the production of high quality, comprehensively analyzed data sets (http://genomics.nchresearch.org/)

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