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Deena Chisolm, PhD, and Team Receive $1.9M Research Award from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Funding Available Through New Nationwide/OSU College of Medicine Cross-Campus-Collaborative Pilot Program

Continuous Antibiotics Not Necessary for Many Children with Common Prenatal Abnormality, Study Shows
A study published in late July in the Journal of Pediatric Urology found that, in most cases, continuous antibiotics for children with a prenatal diagnosis of enlarged kidneys, or antenatal hydronephrosis, is often unnecessary. Daniel B. Herz, MD, is a urologist at Nationwide Children's and lead author of the recent paper.

Anup D. Patel, MD, Awarded Grant from Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation

Regional Anesthesia for Pediatric Knee Surgery Reduces Pain, Speeds Recovery
Research published in the June issue of the Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics suggests that a technique called femoral nerve block reduces pain after pediatric knee surgery, allowing most procedures to be outpatient. The study co-authors are Kevin E. Klingele, MD, chief of Orthopedics, and Tarun Bhalla, MD, director of Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Lori Evans Named Outstanding Staff Member for Third Quarter

New Date for Next Research Live: September 24

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications from NCH Faculty (July-September Publications from PubMed)

M. Asuncion Mejias, MD, PhD, Recipient of Caroline B. Hall Clinically Innovative Research Award

Preeclampsia May Share Cause with Disorders Such as Alzheimer’s
Irina Buhimschi, MD, director of the Center for Perinatal Research in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, led a study on how preeclampsia, a deadly and poorly understood pregnancy-related condition, may share pathophysiologic characteristics with conditions such as Alzheimer’s. The study was published in Science Translational Medicine in July.

Immune Function Predicts Infection Risk Among Child Trauma Patients
Researchers studying critically ill children with traumatic injuries have identified an immune marker that predicts which patients are likely to develop a hospital-acquired infection. The study, led my Mark Hall, MD, principal investigator in the Center for Clinical and Translational Research and division chief of Critical Care Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was published in June in the journal Shock.

Save the Date: Research Institute Summer Town Hall Meeting on July 30

NIH Requires Researchers to Acknowledge CTSA Grant Support in Publications for Use of CCTS Services and Resources

Young Scientist Education Seminar Series on Thursdays from 4-5PM in July

Register for the 2014 Research Retreat on September 17

New Study Will Compare Accountable Care Organization Performance, Build Quality Benchmarks

Regulating the Fate of Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Attractive Candidates for Repairing and Engineering Blood Vessels to Treat Ischemic Diseases
Brenda Lilly, PhD, a principal investigator in the Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, led a study on how mesenchymal stem cells can become smooth muscle cells, which can be used to repair or create new blood vessels for patients who have had a stroke or heart attack. This study was published online in Stem Cells and Development in June.

Jonathan Finlay, MB, ChB, FRCP, Appointed Director of Neuro-Oncology

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications from NCH Faculty (June/July Publications from PubMed)

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