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2017
March EGDT Study Subject of MedPage Today Article
February 46th Annual Critical Care Congress Recap
January Dr. Baldisseri Receives Safar Global Award
January Dr. Kochanek Honored for Lifetime Achievement
January Dr. Pinsky Receives Laerdal Award
January Sepsis Trumps CMS's Four Medical Conditions Tracked for Readmission Rates
2016
December CRISMA Publication Makes International Rankings
December Military, Academia, and Industry Team Up for TBI Research
December CCM's Mohan has Viewpoint featured in November's JAMA
December Hulya Bayir Co-authors Companion Papers in Nature Chemical Biology
October Sherry Chou to be Given Young Alumni Award from McGill University
October MACRO to Provide Clinical Coordination Center Service for Pitt-led, Department of Defense Trauma Research Network
October Raghavan Murugan Awarded R01 to Study Biomarkers in Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury
October Michael Pinsky Awarded an R01 to Develop a Model for Detecting and Predicting Shock in ICUs
October Hernando Gomez Awarded a K08 to Study the Mechanisms by which Sepsis Causes Multiple Organ Dysfunction
October CRISMA Student Researcher Given Clinical Science Award for Research on Sepsis Mortality Performance Measures
October Matthew Neal Receives Funding from Two Federal Sources
October 6th Annual AKI Symposium Encouraged Interdisciplinary Dialogue on Complex Themes in Critical Care Nephrology
October Neurocritical Care Society 2016 Meeting Includes Lectures and Presentations from CCM Faculty
October CCM Faculty Take Part in ESICM Annual Congress in Milan
October Second Phase of a Study Aimed at Predicting Patient Instability Receives Funding
October An Elderly Parent May Struggle to Recover from a Stay in the ICU, But You Can Help - The Washington Post
October Jeremy Kahn Awarded K24 Mentoring Grant to Train Junior Researchers in the Implementation of Effective Care Practices
October Kimberlee Barnhart and Jamie Murphy Participate in Medical Education Conference
October Christopher Seymour Awarded Long-Term Grant from NIH to Study Sepsis Endotypes
October Multi-center Pitt-led Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Trial Completes Enrollment
October Murat Kaynar Participates in a UPMC-sponsored Medical Education Research Program
October Danielle Bajus, an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in CCM, Saves Fellow Runner's Life During the Great Race
September Welcome, Incoming Class of Adult Critical Care Medicine Fellows!
September Timothy D. Girard Hired as Visiting Associate Professor
September 6th Annual AKI Symposium to be held on October 13, 2016
September Janet Santucci Given Award for Commitment and Excellence in Service by UPMC
September Raghavan Murugan Appointed Chief of Critical Care Medicine at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
September Two CCM Faculty Awarded Grants from UPP Foundation
September Gilles Clermont Awarded National Science Foundation Collaborative Grant to Research ICU Management
September Welcome, First-Year PCCM Fellows
August Tough Talk: Difficult Conversations in the ICU and Beyond -- PittMed Magazine
August Gilles Clermont Awarded R21 to Investigate the Role of Low Platelet Counts in Critical Illness
August Douglas White Promoted to Professor
August Christopher Seymour Receives Multiple Recognitions for Recent Achievements in Critical Care
August CCM to Have Two Participants in the 2016 Marshall W. Webster Physician Leadership Program
July Hernando Gomez Awarded a Vascular Medicine Institute Grant
July More Doesn’t Mean Better When it Comes to Trauma Centers
July David Crippen Edits Book on Aging as an Intensivist
July What Doctors Know About How Bad It Is, and Won’t Say
June CCM Innovation Grants Awarded to Two Junior Researchers
June City of Pittsburgh Proclaims July 1 as Graduate Medical Education Day
June PCCM Hosts Intensive Communications Course Attended by Fellows and Faculty from around the Region
June David Emlet Promoted to Research Assistant Professor
June Congratulations to the Fellows Class of 2016
June Elizabeth Safar Memorial Award Given To Exemplary Med Student
June Sepsis is “In the Spotlight” in the Latest “First Friday” Newsletter from UPMC
June Multi-group Collaboration to Study Treatments for Head Injuries Uses Novel Approach
June Ericka Fink is Principal Investigator of Multicenter NIH Grant to Study Pediatric Cardiac Arrest
May Peter M. Winter, Pioneer of Simulation Technology, Dies at 81
May Dennis Simon is the Inaugural Recipient of the Children’s Trust Young Investigator Award
May Christopher Schott wins Golden Apple Teaching Award—Again
May Eighteen CCM Faculty Named in Pittsburgh Magazine's Best Doctors List
May CCM Fellowship Program Excels in Critical Care Knowledge Assessment Exam from SCCM
May Decision-Makers Hold Overly Optimistic Expectations for Critically Ill Patient Outcomes
May Murat Kaynar Comments on a Study in Science Magazine of a Cancer Treatment That Could Be Used to Fight Sepsis
April Blue Light Exposure Reduces Organ Damage in Mice, CRISMA Researchers Find
April Dr. Angus Interviewed in PittMed about Randomized Clinical Trials and Big Data
April Christopher Seymour Speaks at TEDx University of Pittsburgh
April Douglas White Named Vice Chair of Faculty Development
March Pitt Ranked One of Best Large U.S. Employers, 3rd among Universities
March Hülya Bayır to Serve as Member of Acute Neural Injury and Epilepsy (ANIE) Study Section
March March 2016 Issue of Shock Features Five Papers Summarizing CCM-Organized Meeting in Colombia
March Special Issue of Journal of Neurotrauma Features Operation Brain Trauma Therapy Consortium
March Introducing Canvas – A New Tool for Critical Care Education at Pitt
February Redefining Sepsis: An International Effort to Improve Patient Outcomes
February CCM at SCCM 2016
February Education Faculty and Fellows to Participate in UPMC Leadership Conference
February NCC Fellowship Now Offering Three Training Track Options
February Jeremy Kahn Promoted to Professor
February Department Issues Call for Abstracts for Fink Scholar Day 2016
January CCM Faculty Summarize TBI Research in 2015 for The Lancet Neurology
January CCM Fellows Assume Leadership Positions in the American College of Emergency Physicians
January CCM Faculty Member Develops Peer-to-Peer Support Network for Physicians
2015
December 4G Neurotrauma Staff Awarded Beckwith Institute Grant
November In Memoriam Mitchell Fink
November CCM Faculty Featured at ESICM Annual Congress in Berlin
November Christopher Seymour Speaks at SCCM’s Inaugural Journal Club Twitter Chat
November Christopher Schott Receives the Clinical Educator of the Year Award from the School of Medicine
October Robert Clark to Become Medical Director of the Brain Care Institute at CHP
October Deepika Mohan Receives NIH Director’s New Innovator Award
October Chris Seymour and Sachin Yende Present at the German Sepsis Society Congress
September Doug White Quoted in The New York Times on Unrepresented Patients and End-of-Life Decisions
September Members of Healthy Policy and Management Program Comment on M&M Case for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
September John Kellum Interviewed by ESICM about Results of MOnIToR Trial
September Raghavan Murugan is Site-PI for New Multicenter Sepsis-Associated Acute Kidney Injury Study
September The 5th Annual CCCN-AKI Symposium to be Held on October 15
September Mehrnaz Hadian ('06) earns the first Bioscience Industry Law and Practice Certificate from the Keck Graduate Institute and Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California
September James Dargin ('10) Promoted to MICU Director at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington, Massachusetts
September David Crippen and Michael Pinsky Represent Pitt at the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine in Seoul
September Ethics & Decision Making Researchers Publish Article on How Religion is Discussed—or Not—in ICUs
August CCM Teaching Faculty Accepted into Medical Education Research Certificate Program
August Michael Pinsky Represents American Thoracic Society at Historic Critical Care Echocardiography Summit
August Jeremy Kahn Discusses Telemedicine Project at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
August Chris Seymour and Matthew Rosengart Review Sepsis Care Guidelines in Preparation for National Hospital Requirements
August Matthew Neal Receives Multiple Research Awards
August Deepa Malaiyandi to Participate in the Neurocritical Care Society’s Future Leaders Forum
August Welcome, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellows Class of 2018!
July Dennis Simon Named Associate Program Director of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program
July Sachin Yende and Derek Angus Receive R34 Grant to Design a Trial to Test a Novel Therapy in Severe Sepsis Patients
July Pitt's CTSI Selects Jared Chiarchiaro for KL2 Clinical Research Scholars Program
July Welcome, Incoming Class of Adult Critical Care Medicine Fellows!
July Neurocritical Care Fellowship Re-Accredited for Full Five Years
June Ruchira Jha, T32 Fellow, Selected as a KL2 Scholar by Pitt's CTSI
June Thanks, Richard Orr, for Your Service to the CICU
June Jeremy Kahn Talks Telemedicine on UNC Radio Show
June Congratulations to the Fellows Class of 2015
June Michael Pinsky Presents at ESICM Regional Conference in Dublin
June Diana Pang, Pediatric Clinical and T32 Fellow, Wins the 2015 Shock Society Research Investigator Award for Early Scientists
June PCCM Effort to Develop EMR-triggered Early Warning System for Children Highlighted in The Wall Street Journal
June Study of Remote Ischemic Preconditioning Shows Promise for Reducing Acute Kidney Injury
May Matthew Neal, Surgical Critical Care Fellow, Awarded Two Grants
May Christopher Schott Receives Golden Apple Teaching Award
May Doug White Receives Distinguished Research Mentor Award from Institute for Clinical Research Education
May Lori Shutter Accepted into Prestigious Fellowship in Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM)
May Daniel Martich to Become CMO of University of West Virginia United Health System
May New Guidelines Aim to Resolve Conflicts in Treating Critically Ill Patients
May Jennifer Seaman Awarded a Hartford Foundation Scholarship to Attend Summer Research Institute at Johns Hopkins University
May Michael Pinsky Interviewed in Anesthesiology News about Random Forest Modeling
May Christopher Seymour Speaks at SG-ANZICS Intensive Care Forum in Singapore
May Jared Chiarchiaro, Research Fellow, to Attend Intensive Research Program at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
May Courtney Kuza to Present at American Telemedicine Association Annual Meeting
April Murat Kaynar Receives R01 Research Grant to Investigate New Treatments of Acute Lung Injury
April Paper Co-Authored by Michael Pinsky Given Special Recognition on Web-based Research Database
April Fourteen CCM Faculty Named in Pittsburgh Magazine's Best Doctors List
April ProCESS Paper Receives Clinical Research Achievement Award from National Advocacy Group
April Children’s Hospital ICU Team to Run Pittsburgh Marathon for the Ann E. Thompson Fund
April Jeremy Kahn Receives R01 to Develop New Critical Care Performance Measures
April CCM Welcomes New Media Specialist
April Tara Wilson Hired as Project Manager to the Chair
March Jeremy Kahn Quoted in Wall Street Journal Article on Planned Overhaul of Medicare Payments to Long-term-care Hospitals
March Members of Health Policy & Management Program Present at Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting
March Pediatric Faculty and CCM Pioneer Peter Safar Featured in Pitt Med Winter 2015 Issue
March 4th Annual Fink Scholar Day Featured Innovation and Compelling Research
March Dr. Amesh Adalja Has Review Article on Bioterror Pathogens Published in the New England Journal of Medicine
March Dr. John Kellum Attends Royal Award Ceremony in Thailand
March Dr. Douglas White Quoted in New York Times Article on the Issues Surrounding 30-Day Mortality Metric
February Barbara Early Receives Chancellor’s Award for Staff for Excellence in Service to the University
February Special Report by Dr. Polderman in Circulation Asks "How Low Should We Go?: Hypothermia or Strict Normothermia After Cardiac Arrest?"
February Researchers from the Center for Critical Care Nephrology Publish Multicenter Study of Variation in Risk and Mortality of AKI in the American Journal of Nephrology
February Interview with Dr. Amesh Adalja, Part 2
February Faculty, Fellows from the Department of Critical Care Medicine Recognized at the 44th SCCM Annual Congress
February Dr. Cameron Dezfulian Publishes Editorial on Pediatric Post-Cardiac Arrest Myocardial Dysfunction in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
January Drs. Gomez and Kellum Have Diagnostic Test Interpretation, Lactate in Sepsis, Published in JAMA
January Dr. Patrick Kochanek Receives the Dharmapuri Vidyasagar Award for Excellence in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine from SCCM
January Dr. Doug White Senior Authors Guidelines for Managing Conscientious Objections
January Drs. Kahn, Angus, White & Yende Publish Research in Critical Care Medicine on the Epidemiology of Chronic Critical Illness in the U.S.
January Dr. Bradley Molyneaux is Co-First Author of Paper Published in Neuron
January Study Led by Dr. Sachin Yende Suggests Pneumonia May Be a Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease
January Interview with Dr. Amesh Adalja, Parts 1 and 2
January Crowdfunding Campaign to Test ThinkSepsis App for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Launches on January 21
January Drs. Elmer and Emlet Author Research on Reintubation in Critical Care
January CCM Faculty Author Top Articles in Critical Care
January GenomeWeb Features Study, Led by Dr. John Kellum, of Biomarkers Indicative of AKI
January Study Led by Dr. John Kellum, Exploring Biomarkers Indicative of AKI, Featured in Medical Xpress
January Clinical Investigation of the Discussion of Critically Ill Patients' Preferences and Values, by Drs. Scheunemann and White, Published in Critical Care Medicine
January Dr. Raghavan Murugan Comments on Personalized Medicine Movement in ICUs in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine
January Drs. Kellum, Murugan, and Clermont Publish Clinical Research on AKI Severity in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
January Dr. Derek Angus’ Article on Sepsis is Most Read Paper in 2014 in the Medical Journal Database, QxMD
January Drs. Kochanek and Dezfulian Publish Article on E-CPR in Resuscitation, Jan. 2015 Issue
January Dr. David Huang Interviewed in Emergency Medicine News on EM/CCM Certification
2014
December Drs. Wallace, Kahn, Angus, and Seymour Pen Article in AJRCCM
December Dr. Raghavan Murugan Receives Presidential Citation from the Society of Critical Care Medicine
December Dr. Derek Angus Named One of “The HealthLeaders Twenty”
December Dr. David Wallace Receives K08 Grant for Project Assessing Benefits of Regionalized Critical Care for Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure
December Susan Cheng, MCCTP Fellow, Receives VA’s STAR Award
December PCCM Division Awarded Beckwith Institute Frontline Innovation Grant for Bedside Ultrasound Initiative
December Dr. Jeremy Kahn to be Elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation
December Dr. Sherry Chou Hired as Visiting Associate Professor
November Dr. Jeremy Kahn Receives R01 Grant for Research on Quality of Care in Long-term Hospitals
November ProACT, led by Dr. David Huang, Highlighted in Lung Disease News Article
November CCM Faculty Featured in Two Articles in Pitt Med, Fall 2014 Issue
November Two of CCM’s Faculty Featured in PInCh Award Recap
November Tribune Article Features Dr. David Huang - "Pitt team wages war on antibiotic resistance"
November Drs. Dennis Simon and Bob Clark Serve as Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Contributors to CDC Document on Acute Flaccid Myelitis
November Dr. David Huang Featured in Profile of ProACT
October A ScienceWatch Report Recognizes the University of Pittsburgh, CCM and Safar Center Faculty, as Leaders in TBI Research
October Dr. Derek Angus Publishes Editorial in CHEST Journal on Choosing Wisely in Critical Care
October Dr. Douglas White Receives R01 Grant for Project Testing the PARTNER Intervention in 5 ICUs
October Dr. Dan Martich Named Vice Chair of CCM Informatics
October Dr. Sachin Yende Appointed Vice President of Critical Care at the Pittsburgh VA
October CCM Hosts the 4th Annual AKI Symposium
October CCM Holds its First Annual Black Tie, White Coat Gala
October Janeen LaForce Hired as CRISMA Center Operations Manager
October Jamie Murphy, Pediatric Fellowship Coordinator, Receives Novice Coordinator Award from UPMC GME
October Dr. Richard Orr Publishes Editorial in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Exploring Potential Risks in Air Travel for Infants and Toddlers
October Dr. Amesh Adalja Sought After by Multiple News Sources for his Expertise on Ebola
October Research on prehospital fluid in sepsis by Dr. Seymour published in Critical Care
October Dr. David Huang Presenting on Sepsis at EuSEM
October Peter Safar Honored at the Austrian American Cultural Society Award Ceremony
September Dr. Leslie Scheunemann Receives an NIA F32 Grant for Her Project Focused on Improving Communication of Critically Ill Patients’ Values
September Dr. Deepika Mohan Has Article on Serious Game Technology Published in PLOS ONE
September The First Biomarker-Based AKI Test, NephroCheck (PI: Dr. John Kellum), Cleared for Distribution by the FDA
September Study Led By Dr. Ericka Fink Featured on WESA - NPR
August Dr. David Crippen Co-Edits a Twelve-Part Series on Brain Death in the Journal of Critical Care