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2018
December Sachin Yende, MD, Appointed Interim Deputy Chief of Staff at VAPHS
December Champion of Women’s Issues Honored with National GWIMS Leadership Award
November Two Critical Care Medicine Faculty Cited as Top 1% of Researchers Worldwide
November Tim Girard, MD, MSCI Awarded U01 Grant from NHLBI
September Alicia Au, MD, MS, Promoted to Associate Medical Director
August Endowment for Anoxic Brain Injury Gifted to Safar Center
August Lori Shutter, MD, is Co-PI for BOOST-3, a $32 Million, Multicenter, Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Trial
August Chris Seymour, MD, MSc, Provides Expert Commentary for Sepsis Alliance Educational Video
August New Leadership Appointments in Pediatric Critical Care
August 8th Annual AKI Symposium Features Kidney Health Experts and Patient Advocate
August Ian Barbash, MD, MS, Awarded K08 Grant to Evaluate SEP-1 Program
July Giving Plasma to Trauma Patients with Severe Bleeding During Air Transport Saves Lives 
July Dr. Alicia Au Receives NIH Career Development Award
July Pediatric Sepsis Care Within an Hour Decreases Chance of Death, Largest Ever Analysis Finds
July ACCESS MAPS Project Awarded Pitt SEED Project Funding
July Jeremy Kahn, MD, Appointed Chair NIH Study Section
July Critical Illness Recovery Center opens at UPMC Mercy
June Chair of Critical Care Medicine Calls for a Bold Approach to Fight Sepsis
June Raghavan Murugan, MD, MS, Awarded Grant to Study a Test for AKI in Pregnant Women
June PARTNER Family Support Program Launched in Transplant ICU
June Three Critical Care Physicians Selected for Mini-MBA Program
June Travis Jackson, PhD, Awarded R01 NIH Grant to Study TBI
May Team Approach to Support Families Improves ICU Patient-Centered Care and Lowers Costs
May New England Journal of Medicine Editorial Accompanies PARTNER Study Results Paper
May Infection Blood Test of Limited Value in Reducing Antibiotic Use
May Use of Opioids During Most of Hospital Stay and Insufficient Opioid Weaning Before Discharge May Increase Odds of Outpatient Opioid Prescription
May 16th Annual Safar Symposium Tackles Opioid Epidemic
May Research on Genetic Components of Traumatic Brain Injury has Implications for Precision Medicine
May First Annual CRISMA-DBMI Research Conference
May Derek Angus, MD, Talks “Precision Medicine in the ICU” for Breathe Easy Podcast
May Fourteen Critical Care Physicians Named Best Doctors in America for 2017
March In Memoriam: Chester B. Hollinger, MD
March Christopher Seymour, MD, MSc, appointed to the International Sepsis Forum Council; Joins Department Chair Derek Angus
March Christopher W. Seymour, MD, MSc, Promoted to Associate Professor
March Pitt Researcher Leads Multinational Survey of Fluid Removal Practices
March T32 Post-Doctoral Scholar Jessica Wallisch, MD, Wins SCCM In-Training Award
March Deepika Mohan, MD, MPH, Promoted to Associate Professor
February Marie Baldiserri, MD, MPH, Promoted to Professor
February Matthew Rosengart, MD, MPH, to be Inducted into The American Society for Clinical Investigation
February Hülya Bayır, MD, Honored with 2018 Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award
January ICU Rounding Checklists Need Improvement, Study Finds
January Night Shift Video Game Featured on NPR
January Think Sepsis, Save Lives Event to Feature CCM Experts
January Pediatric Intensivist Melinda Hamilton to Co-Chair Professional Development Subcommittee
January Call for Abstracts: 2018 Fink Scholar Day
January Pitt a National Leader for Critical Care Organizations
2017
December Video Game Improves Doctors’ Recognition and Triage of Severe Trauma Patients
December New Grant for Breastfeeding Support and Education Program
November December Super Grand Rounds to include Patient Experience
October Research from Everest: Professor Michael (Monty) Mythen, MBBS, MD, to Deliver 22nd Annual Grenvik Lectureship
October 7th Annual AKI Symposium included Patient Advocate Experience
September CCM Brain Trauma Expert Awarded DoD Contract
September Robert Bart Joins CCM & UPMC
September Cambria Health Foundation Announces 10 New Sojourn Scholars to Advance Palliative Care
May Derek Angus Reacts to Global Sepsis Resolution
May Is It Sepsis? Minutes Matter
May Mimicking Natural Responses to Shock
March Dr. Fink Named Director of Whole Child Initiative
March EGDT Study Subject of MedPage Today Article
February 46th Annual Critical Care Congress Recap
January Dr. Baldisseri Receives Safar Global Award
January Dr. Pinsky Receives Laerdal Award
January Dr. Kochanek Honored for Lifetime Achievement
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 An Elderly Parent May Struggle to Recover from a Stay in the ICU, But You Can Help - The Washington Post
October Second Phase of a Study Aimed at Predicting Patient Instability Receives Funding
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
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
September Welcome, Incoming Class of Adult Critical Care Medicine Fellows!
September 6th Annual AKI Symposium to be held on October 13, 2016
September Timothy D. Girard Hired as Visiting Associate Professor
September Raghavan Murugan Appointed Chief of Critical Care Medicine at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
September Janet Santucci Given Award for Commitment and Excellence in Service by 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 CCM to Have Two Participants in the 2016 Marshall W. Webster Physician Leadership Program
August Christopher Seymour Receives Multiple Recognitions for Recent Achievements in Critical Care
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 City of Pittsburgh Proclaims July 1 as Graduate Medical Education Day
June CCM Innovation Grants Awarded to Two Junior Researchers
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 Christopher Schott wins Golden Apple Teaching Award—Again
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 CCM Fellowship Program Excels in Critical Care Knowledge Assessment Exam from SCCM
May Eighteen CCM Faculty Named in Pittsburgh Magazine's Best Doctors List
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 Special Issue of Journal of Neurotrauma Features Operation Brain Trauma Therapy Consortium
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 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 Jeremy Kahn Promoted to Professor
February NCC Fellowship Now Offering Three Training Track Options
February Department Issues Call for Abstracts for Fink Scholar Day 2016
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
January CCM Faculty Summarize TBI Research in 2015 for The Lancet Neurology
2015
December 4G Neurotrauma Staff Awarded Beckwith Institute Grant
November In Memoriam Mitchell Fink
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
November CCM Faculty Featured at ESICM Annual Congress in Berlin
October Deepika Mohan Receives NIH Director’s New Innovator Award
October Chris Seymour and Sachin Yende Present at the German Sepsis Society Congress
October Robert Clark to Become Medical Director of the Brain Care Institute at CHP
September Doug White Quoted in The New York Times on Unrepresented Patients and End-of-Life Decisions
September Raghavan Murugan is Site-PI for New Multicenter Sepsis-Associated Acute Kidney Injury Study
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 The 5th Annual CCCN-AKI Symposium to be Held on October 15
September James Dargin ('10) Promoted to MICU Director at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington, Massachusetts
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 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 Jeremy Kahn Discusses Telemedicine Project at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
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 Chris Seymour and Matthew Rosengart Review Sepsis Care Guidelines in Preparation for National Hospital Requirements
August Welcome, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellows Class of 2018!
August Matthew Neal Receives Multiple Research Awards
August Deepa Malaiyandi to Participate in the Neurocritical Care Society’s Future Leaders Forum
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 PCCM Effort to Develop EMR-triggered Early Warning System for Children Highlighted in The Wall Street Journal
June Diana Pang, Pediatric Clinical and T32 Fellow, Wins the 2015 Shock Society Research Investigator Award for Early Scientists
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 Jennifer Seaman Awarded a Hartford Foundation Scholarship to Attend Summer Research Institute at Johns Hopkins University
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 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 Dr. Amesh Adalja Has Review Article on Bioterror Pathogens Published in the New England Journal of Medicine
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. 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