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Achievements and Awards

Rosas-Salazar, Christian (Recent graduate)

Awards

  • Master of Public Health for Clinical Research  May 2013
  • Dean’s Day Research Competition Award, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh. 04/15/2013
  • Inductee, Omicron Chapter, Delta Omega National Honor Society in Public Health. 04/27/2013
  • Minority Trainee Development Scholarship, American Thoracic Society. 05/19/2013

Publications

  • Villardo RJ, Rosas-Salazar C, Spahr JE, Dohar JE. An unusual solitary endobronchial pulmonary arteriovenous malformation in a 10 year-old child. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 2011;75(11):1463-1467.
  • Rosas-Salazar C, Apter AJ, Canino G, Celedón JC. Health literacy and asthma. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2012;129(4):935-942.
  • Rosas-Salazar C, Gunawardena SW, Spahr JE. Malignant pleural mesothelioma in a child with ataxia-telangiectasia. Pediatric Pulmonology 2013;48(1):94-97.
  • Rosas-Salazar C, Ramratnam SK, Brehm JM, Han YY, Acosta-Pérez E, Álvarez M, Colón-Semidey A, Canino G, Apter AA, Celedón JC. Parental numeracy and asthma exacerbations in Puerto Rican children. Chest. In press [e-pub ahead of print 2013].

Abstracts

  • Rosas-Salazar C, Walczak SA, Kurland G, Spahr JE. Comparison of two aspiration techniques for bronchoalveolar lavage in children. Poster presentation at the American Thoracic Society International Conference 2013. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. May 2013.
  • Rosas-Salazar C, Ramratnam SK, Brehm JM, Boutaoui N, Forno E, Han YY, Acosta-Pérez E, Álvarez M, Colón-Semidey A, Canino G, Celedón JC. Prematurity, atopy, and childhood asthma in Puerto Ricans. Poster presentation at the American Thoracic Society International Conference 2013. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. May 2013.
  • Rosas-Salazar C, Ramratnam SK, Brehm JM, Han YY, Acosta-Pérez E, Álvarez M, Colón-Semidey A, Canino G, Apter AA, Celedón JC. Parental numeracy and asthma exacerbations in Puerto Rican children. Poster presentation at the American Thoracic Society International Conference 2013. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. May 2013.

Ramratnam, Sima (Recent graduate)

Awards

  • Master of Public Health for Clinical Research  May 2013
    University of Pittsburgh Department of Pediatrics MPH Tuition Sponsorship Award May 2010
  • ATS Fellow's Symposium Award  January 2013

Publications

  • Ramratnam S, Brehm J, C Rosas-Salazar, Han Y, Chen W, Marsland A, Colón-Semidey A, Alvarez M, Acosta-Pérez E, Canino G, Celedön, JC. Perceived Stress and Bronchodilator Responsiveness in Puerto Rican Children with Asthma (submitted).
  • Rosas-Salazar C, Ramratnam S, Brehm J, Han Y, Colón-Semidey A, Alvarez M, Acosta-Pérez E, Canino G, Apter A Celedön, JC.  Parental Numeracy and Asthma Exacerbations in Puerto Rican Children.  Chest 2013 March 14 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Davis E*, Ramratnam S*, Spahr J, Hunter C.  A Typical Case of Atypical Dyspnea.  Annals of the American Thoracic Society.  June 2013
  • Rosas-Salazar C, Ramratnam S, Brehm J, Forno E, Han Y, Colón-Semidey A, Alvarez M, Acosta-Pérez E, Canino G, Apter A Celedön, JC. Prematurity, Atopy and Childhood Asthma in Puerto Ricans. J Allergy Clin Immunol. Submitted.

Abstracts

  • Ramratnam S, Rosas-Salazar C, Brehm J, Celedon J. Maternal Stress and Bronchodilator Responsiveness in Puerto Rican Children with Asthma.
    Rangos Research Symposium at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Rosas-Salazar C, Ramratnam S, Brehm J, Celedon J. Parental Numeracy and Asthma in Puerto Rican Children. Rangos Research Symposium at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Ramratnam S, Rosas-Salazar C, Brehm J, Celedon J. Perceived Stress and Bronchodilator Responsiveness in Puerto Rican Children with Asthma. 2013 American Thoracic Society International Meeting Poster Presentation Session
  • Ramratnam S, Davis E, Spahr J, Keeley J, Champion H, Gladwin M.  A 17 Year Old Male With Idiopathic Pulmonary Veno-occlusive Disease. 2013 American Thoracic Society International Meeting Poster Presentation Session

Robinson, Keven (Recent Graduate)

Publications

  • Kudva A, Scheller EV, Robinson KM, Crowe CR, Choi SM, Slight SR, Khader SA, Dubin PJ, Enelow RI, Kolls JK, Alcorn JF.  Influenza A inhibits Th17-mediated host defense against bacterial pneumonia in mice.  J Immunol. 2011 Feb 1;186(3):1666-74.
  • Robinson KM, Alcorn JF.  T-cell immunotherapy in cystic fibrosis: weighing the risk/reward. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Mar 15;187(6):564-6.
  • Robinson KM, Manni ML, Biswas PS, Alcorn JF.  Clinical Consequences of Targeting IL-17 and Th17 in Autoimmune and Allergic Diseases.  Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
  • Robinson KM, McHugh KJ, Mandalapu S, Clay ME, Lee B, Scheller EV, Enelow RI, Chan YR, Kolls JK, Alcorn JF.  Influenza A Virus Exacerbates Staphylococcus aureus Pneumonia in Mice by Attenuating Antimicrobial Peptide Production.  The Journal of Infectious Diseases [In Press June 2013].

Conference Poster Presentations

  • Robinson, KM, Jan, S.  (2008, April).  Fun Gus Goes to Pittsburgh: A case of coccidioidomycosis meningitis.  Poster presented at:  Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting; Pittsburgh, PA. 
  • Robinson KM, Scheller EV, McHugh KJ, Mandalapu S, Kolls JK, Alcorn JF.  (2012 March).  Influenza A Induced Type I Interferon Suppresses Th17 and Bacterial Host Defense.  Poster presented at:  Gordon Conference Biology of Acute Respiratory Infection:  Ventura, CA.
  • Robinson KM, Scheller EV, McHugh KJ, Mandalapu S, Dubin PJ, Kolls JK, Alcorn JF.  (2012 May).  Influenza A Induced Type I Interferon Suppresses Th17 Regulated Anti-microbial Peptide Production.  Poster presented at:  American Thoracic Society International Meeting:  San Francisco, CA.
  • Robinson KM, Scheller EV, McHugh KJ, Mandalapu S, Dubin PJ, Kolls JK, Alcorn JF.  (October 2012).  Influenza A Induced Type I Interferon Suppresses Th17 Regulated Anti-microbial Peptide Production.  Poster presented at:  Pittsburgh International Lung Conference: Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Robinson KM, McHugh KJ, Madalapu S, Scheller EV, Chan, YR, Kolls JK, Alcorn JF.  (2013 May).  Influenza A Suppresses Staphylococcus Aureus Induced Interleukin – 1b and Antimicrobial Peptide Production.  Poster presented at:  American Thoracic Society International Meeting:  Philadelphia, PA.

Garrod, Andrea (Recent Graduate)

Publications (in press)

  • Garrod A and Weiner DJ. “Pulmonary Function Testing”, chapter in Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2nd ed. Editors: Zaoutis L, Chiang VW. Elsevier, Inc. 2013 (in press).

Oral presentations

  • Garrod A, Zahid M, Francis R, Khalifa O, Devine W, Leatherbury L, and Lo C.  “Airway Ciliary Dysfunction and Increased Sinopulmonary Symptoms in Congenital Heart Disease Patients with and without Heterotaxy.” American Thoracic Society International Conference 2013. Philadelphia, PA. Oral Presentation.
  • Garrod A, Zahid M, Francis R, Khalifa O, Devine W, Leatherbury L, and Lo C.  “Airway Ciliary Dysfunction and Increased Sinopulmonary Symptoms in Congenital Heart Disease Patients with and without Heterotaxy.” American Heart Association Fellow’s Research Day 2013. Pittsburgh, PA. Oral Presentation. 

Blatter, Josh (Recent Graduate)

Awards

  • First year Fellow of the Year (voted by pediatric housestaff):  June 2012

Publications

  • Blatter JA, Finder JD. Perioperative respiratory management of pediatric patients with neuromuscular disease. Paediatr Anaesth. 2013 Jun 14. doi:10.1111/pan.12214. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23763308.
  • Blatter J, Han YY, Forno E, Brehm J, Bodnar L, Celedón JC. Folate and Asthma.  Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 May 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23650899. 

Singh, Alvin

Awards

  • First year Fellow of the Year (voted by pediatric housestaff):  June 2013

Rosser, Franziska

Awards

  • 2014 Dean's Day Competition Research Award, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, April 2014
  • 2013 Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Department of Pediatrics Tuition Scholarship

Publication

  • Rosser F, Forno E, Cooper P, and Celedon JC. Asthma in Hispanics: An 8 year update. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Jun 1;189(11):1316-27. PMID 24881937.
  • Rosser F, Brehm J, Forno F, Acosta-Perez E, Kurland K, Canino G, Celedon JC. Proximity to a major road, vitamin D insufficiency, and severe asthma exacberations in Puerto Rican children. Accepted at AJRCCM Sept 2014- In press.

Presentations

  • Rosser, Franziska, et al. Residential roadway proximity, household allergen exposure and severe asthma exacerbations in Puerto Rican children. Poster presented at University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Dean's Day. Pittsburgh, PA. April 8, 2014. Selected for oral presentation April 17, 2014.

Abstract

  • Rosser F, Brehm J, Forno F, Acosta-Perez E, Kurland K, Canino G, Celedon JC. Proximity to a major road, vitamin D insufficiency, and severe asthma exacberations in Puerto Rican children. Poster presented at Rangos Research Day June 2014.
  • Rosser, Franziska, et al. Residential roadway proximity, household allergen exposure and severe asthma exacerbations in Puerto Rican children. Poster presented at University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Dean's Day, April 2014.  

Kazmerski, Traci

Awards

  • Jonas Salk Fellowship Awardee "Accelerating Progress: To Understand Big Problems, Change your Lens", awarded September, 2014.
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Tuition Scholarship, Masters of Clinical Research, awarded February, 2014
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Masters of Clinical Research Tuition Scholarship (partial), awarded January 2014.
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1st and 2nd Year Clinical Fellowship Grant, awarded July, 2013
  • First Place - Biomedical Graduate Student Association Research Symposium, ICRE Abstract Competition-Kazmerski T., et al, "Cystic fibrosis program directors' attitudes toward reproductive and sexual health in adolescents and young women with CF", Pittsburgh, PA, awarded October, 2014.

Abstracts

  • Kazmerski, T., Tuchman, L., Weiner, D., Borrero, S., Pilewski, J., Orenstein, D., and Miller E. "Cystic fibrosis program directors' attitudes toward reproduction and sexual health in adolescents and young women with CF." NACFC, Atlanta, GA. Oct 2014
  • Kazmerski, T., McCauley, H., Jones, K., Borrero, S. Tancredi, D., Silverman, JG., Decker, MR., and Miller, E. "Use of reproductive and sexual health services in female patients exposed to partner violence and reproductive coercion." 3rd Annual Adolescent Health Research Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2014. 4th Annual Rangos Research Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA, June, 2014

Presentations

  • Kazmerski, T., McCauley, H., Jones, K., Borrero, S. Tancredi, D., Silverman, JG., Decker, MR., and Miller, E. "Use of reproductive and sexual health services in female patients exposed to partner violence and reproductive coercion." 4th Annual Rangos Research Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA, June 12, 2014

Publications

  • Kazmerski, T., Dedhia, K., Maguire, R., and Aujla, S. "Chronic esophagael foreign body presenting as wheezing and cough in a toddler" (2014). Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology, in Press.
  • Kazmerski, T., Vetterly, C.G., Munoz, R. "Beta Blockers." In Munoz, R., Schmitt, C., DaCruz, E., Roth, S. (2014).  Handbook of Pediatric Cardiovascular Drugs: Second Edition. Springer Publications: London.
  • Kazmerski, T., Miller, E., Matisko, J., Schachner, D., and J. Spahr. "Patient knowledge and health maintenance compliance in adolescent patients with cystic fibrosis." (2014). Submitted.
  • Kazmerski, T., McCauley, H., Miller, E. "Use of reproductive and sexual health services in female patients exposed to partner violence and reproductive coercion." (2014). Under review.
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