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Faculty Research Activities

  • Quality improvement analysis aimed at Improving the Scope and Quality of Bereavement Care for Families who have Suffered the Loss of a Child to Cancer.
  • Project aimed at Advancing Peditatric Resident Education in Pediatric Palliative and End-of-Life Care and Communication.
  • Comparison of Thrombosis Rates in Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Versus Younger Pediatric Oncology Patients.
  • Understanding the genetic variation and outcome of bone marrow transplantation, especially graft-versus-host-disease

J. Anthony Graves, MD, PhD

  • Focuses on understanding of some of the cellular modifications induced by overexpression of the c-Myc oncoprotein that ultimately result in development of tumors.
  • Pediatric Resident Palliative Care Curriculum
  • Measuring Practice Patterns of Withdrawal of Nonbeneficial Therapies in Pediatric ICU
  • Feasibility and Effectiveness of a Comprehensive Bereavement Program for Families Whose Children have Died from Cancer

Edward V. Prochownik, MD, PhD

  • Understanding the role of Myc oncoproteins in normal and malignant cell growth

A. Kim Ritchey, MD

  • Hemostasis research, especially clinical thrombosis

Peter H. Shaw, MD

  • Manipulation of umbilical cord and peripheral blood stem cells to increase platelet precursors to improve platelet recovery following stem cell transplantation

Jean M. Tersak, MD

  • Principal Investigator, Children’s Oncology Group studies at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • Clinical oncology research
  • Rituximab in the treatment of opsoclonus monoclonus syndrome
  • Late effects in childhood cancer 
Last Update
June 26, 2014
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Last Update
June 26, 2014