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2015
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 Faculty, Fellows from the Department of Critical Care Medicine Recognized at the 44th SCCM Annual Congress
February Interview with Dr. Amesh Adalja, Part 2
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 Drs. Kahn, Angus, White & Yende Publish Research in Critical Care Medicine on the Epidemiology of Chronic Critical Illness in the U.S.
January Dr. Doug White Senior Authors Guidelines for Managing Conscientious Objections
January Study Led by Dr. Sachin Yende Suggests Pneumonia May Be a Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease
January Dr. Bradley Molyneaux is Co-First Author of Paper Published in Neuron
January Crowdfunding Campaign to Test ThinkSepsis App for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Launches on January 21
January Interview with Dr. Amesh Adalja, Parts 1 and 2
January Drs. Elmer and Emlet Author Research on Reintubation in Critical Care
January Study Led by Dr. John Kellum, Exploring Biomarkers Indicative of AKI, Featured in Medical Xpress
January CCM Faculty Author Top Articles in Critical Care
January GenomeWeb Features Study, Led by Dr. John Kellum, of Biomarkers Indicative of AKI
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. Derek Angus’ Article on Sepsis is Most Read Paper in 2014 in the Medical Journal Database, QxMD
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 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. 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 Dr. Raghavan Murugan Receives Presidential Citation from the Society of Critical Care Medicine
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 Jamie Murphy, Pediatric Fellowship Coordinator, Receives Novice Coordinator Award from UPMC GME
October CCM Holds its First Annual Black Tie, White Coat Gala
October Janeen LaForce Hired as CRISMA Center Operations Manager
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 Peter Safar Honored at the Austrian American Cultural Society Award Ceremony
October Dr. David Huang Presenting on Sepsis at EuSEM
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
August UPMC Infonet Article Describes “Exceptional Care” Provided to One Family at Magee NICU and Presby CTICU
August Dr. Ann Thompson Promotion to Vice Dean of School of Medicine Announced on UPMC Website
August Dr. Shekhar Venkataraman Quoted in Anesthesiology News Article on Extubation
August Travis Jackson, Ph.D., Awarded Grant from the American Heart Association to Research Treatments for Brain Injury after Cardiac Arrest
August Dr. Hülya Bayır Awarded NIH Grant to Research Role of Oxidative Lipidomics in Pediatric Brain Injury
August UPMC Nutrition Committee Creates a Guide for Enteral/Parenteral Nutrition
August Dr. Ricardo Munoz Quoted in Post-Gazette Story about Telemedicine
August Dr. Raghavan Murugan Invited by HRSA to Speak in a Webcast on Organ Donor Management
August Medical Student Mentored by Dr. Joseph Darby Wins “Best Poster” Award on Annual Scholars Day
August A Figure from a CCM Faculty-Authored Article Featured on the Cover of Shock
August Dr. Ann Thompson Announced as New Vice Dean of School of Medicine
August The Department of Critical Care Medicine is proud to announce its First Annual Black Tie, White Coat Gala
August News in Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Program
July Dr. Kahn Receives NIH Grant for ICU Telemedicine Project
July The 4th Annual CCCN-AKI Symposium to be Held on October 9, 2014
July Welcome to the Incoming Class of Adult Critical Care Medicine Fellows!
July The Handbook of Pediatric Cardiovascular Drugs, Second Edition, Edited by Dr. Ricardo Muñoz, Published in July 2014
July Ethan Lennox hired as Communications Coordinator
July Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Promotions
July Welcome to the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellow Class of 2017!
July Congratulations Pediatric Fellow of the Year, Jenny Mendelson!
July Upcoming Events: The 2nd Annual Perioperative and Critical Care Monitoring Conference
June Dr. Jeremy Kahn, Recovery Is Rare, but Comfort Is Common at Acute Care Hospitals
March Pitt Study Challenges Accepted Sepsis Treatment
March Raghavan Murugan interviewed by Hemodialysis.com
March Lori Shutter named Vice Chair of Education, Critical Care Medicine
March CCM extends best wishes to Dr. Samuel Tisherman in his new position at the University of Maryland
February Jeremy Kahn comments on Telemedicine Bolsters ICU Care In Rural Maryland Hospitals
January Upcoming CRRT Conference March 4 - 7th, 2014 in San Diego
January Upcoming CCM Grand Rounds and Lecture Series Events
January Drs. Gooch and Kahn author recent Viewpoint in JAMA
January Kelly Gottschalk promoted to Director of Operations
2013
December Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Shoe Shiner Retires, with comments from Dr. Robert Clark and Janet Santucci
December Drs. Clermont, Kellum, and Pinsky of Critical Care Medicine Receive Innovator of the Year Award
November Deena Kelly, RN, PhD study featured in American Association of Critical Care Nurses
October CCM Team Meet - Faye Cotton
October Dr. Murat Kaynar provides commentary on MedPageToday regarding a study brain death
October 3rd Annual Acute Kidney Injury Symposium held at the University Club on October 24th
October Adult Critical Care ECMO Fellowship to have first fellow begin in November
October Learn more about CRISMA's Program on Ethics and Decision Making
October New Center for Critical Care Nephrology at Pitt / UPMC
October Media Tech Blog: Wireless Options for CCM Fellows at Work
October Dr. Douglas White Receives Grant Award from the National Institute on Aging
October PALISI held 22nd meeting in New Orleans, October 1st - 5th
October Dr. Lori Shutter inducted in first class of Fellow of Neurocritical Care Society
September When Cells ‘Eat’ Their Own Power Plants; Pitt Scientists Solve Mystery of Basic Cellular Process, with Dr. Hülya Bayır of CCM
September CCM Welcomes Max Glider
September Fellows Look Forward to 2nd Year at Retreat
September Feature on QI: Standardization and Variability of Care
September Sachin Yende, MD featured on NPR for his study Bidirectional Relationship between Cognitive Function and Pneumonia
August Risk of Dementia Doubles for Elderly Patients Hospitalized with Infections, Pitt Study Finds
August Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Review Article in NEJM by Drs. Derek Angus and T. van der Poll
August Dr. Kochanek Helps Define Department of Defense Strategic Research Plan in Traumatic Brain Injury
August Ragi Murugan selected to serve on NIDDK Special Emphasis Panel and NIH's Early Career Reviewer Program
August Christopher Seymour Receives BaCCoR Grant Award
August Just a reminder - the UPMC Adult ECMO Review and Training Course is September 5 - 6
August Douglas B. White, MD selected to serve on Societal and Ethical Issues in Research Study Section
August Just a reminder, the First Perioperative and Critical Care Monitoring Conference is on August 24 - 25
August PCCM Fellowship Recruitment Season in Full Swing
August Upcoming UPMC Adult ECMO Review and Training Course, September 5 - 6
August CCM Team Meet - Erik Brockman
August Innovation Workshop on Novel Treatment Paradigms for Severe Sepsis
August CCM Welcomes New Executive Administrator, Nick Vizzoca
August Drs. Bell & Wisniewski on 90.5 WESA, Local Researchers Land $16.5 Million to Study Traumatic Brain Injuries
August Adult Critical Care T32 Training Program Renewed for an Additional Five Years
August Cameron Dezfulian Awarded Grant from Laerdal Foundation
July Early Bird Reg Deadline July 30th, First Perioperative and Critical Care Monitoring Conference, August 24 - 25
July Drs. Bell & Wisniewski in Post Gazette; Pitt, UPMC to lead study of severe brain injuries in youth
July Michael Bell, MD & Stephen Wisniewski, PhD, receive NIH Grant to Study Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injuries
July Sachin Yende comments on MedPage Today on the risk of sepsis death in the ED
July Christopher Seymour awarded the ANZICS Intensive Care Global Rising Star Programme Fellowship
July Dr. Jeremy Berg coming to Grand Rounds, September 4th
July Welcome Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellows!
July Welcome Adult Critical Care Medicine Fellows!
July Dr. Kim-Campbell Receives Grant from the Vascular Medicine Institute and CTSI
June Ericka Fink receives grant from Laerdal Foundation
June Dennis Simon received Fellow of the Year, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
June Congratulations to the Fellow Class of 2013
May Michael Pinsky receives SMART Award
May Dr. Amber Barnato, Doctor’s Choice of Words May Influence Family’s Decision to Permit CPR if Critically Ill Patient’s Heart Stops
May Jason Sperry on NPR, Can Plasma on MedEvac Helicopters Save Lives?
May Grenvik Lectureship, May 14th and 15th: Kevin J. Tracey, MD
May Second Annual Fink Scholar Day a Success
May STAT MedEvac Aims to Reduce Trauma Deaths by Providing Plasma on Helicopters
May From the PICU - Camp Inspire 2013
May CCM Fellow Graduation, June 8th
May Sixteen Department Physicians Make Pittsburgh Magazine's 2013 "Best Doctors" List
April Check out the Critical Care Journal Club Blog
April Board of Pharmacy Specialties Announces New Specialties in Critical Care Pharmacy and Pediatric Pharmacy
April Dedication of 910 Kaufmann Conference Room - April 22, 2013
April 11th Annual Safar Symposium - Registration Deadline May 3rd
April Upcoming Annual Fink Scholar Day on April 23rd
March Jeremy Kahn featured in UPMC brings Telemedicine to Rural County
February Society of Critical Care Medicine honors Mitch Fink, John Kellum and Lori Shutter
2012
December Meet Dr. Crippen, author of "Resource Allocation in the New Millennium"
October Michael Pinsky honored at this year's ESICM with 'Honorary Membership'
October October 4th Grand Rounds featuring "Is there a problem with end of life care in the ICU?"
September World Sepsis Day: Stop Sepsis, Save Lives
September Docs, nurses may overestimate quality of their care, study provides valuable lesson says Dr. Jeremy Kahn
August Dr. David Wallace in "Where do critical care patients end up?"
August Targeted Oxidation-Blocker Prevents Secondary Damage after Traumatic Brain Injury, Pitt Study by Dr. Bayιr Shows
August Dr. Ahmad Maarouf Gives Generously for Fellowship Education
August Dr. Christopher Seymour leads study showing consequences of increasing sedation at night in the ICU
July Appointment of Samuel Tisherman as Director, UPMC Adult Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training Program
July Nature Medicine: Focus on Sepsis, featuring quotes from Derek Angus, MD, MPH, FRCP
July Congratulations to the Fellow Class of 2012
June Dr. Angus to give Inaugural Lecture on June 26th
June Former Pitt Fellow Dr. Thomas Rimmelé featured in Anesthesiology
May Christopher Seymour moderates a scientific session on sever sepsis at the 2012 ATS International Conference, San Francisco, Califonia
May Kochanek leads team in the field of TBI to publish guidelines in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
May First Annual Mitchell P. Fink Critical Care Scholar Day Success
May Intensivist Presence at Night Improves Patient Outcomes in ICUs with Limited Daytime Intensivist Staffing, say Pitt/UPMC Researchers
May ‘Kidney Attack’ As Serious as Heart Attack, Warns UPMC Critical Care Expert
May Mitchell P. Fink Critical Care Scholar Day
March Wide variation in ICU use highlighted in research by Dr. Christopher Seymour
March New KDIGO Guideline For AKI
March Family Members of ICU Patients Overly Optimistic When Faced with Grim Prognoses, Research led by Douglas B. White, MD, MAS
February Christopher W. Seymour, MD, MSc awarded the 2011 SCCM Vision Grant
February In Memoriam David Bennett
February Raj Aneja, MD elected to Pediatric Section Steering Committee of SCCM
January Department shines at Society of Critical Care Medicine Clinical Congress
January Welcome Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellows Class of 2015!
January Current Research Newsletter
January Kahn named to 2012 Editorial Board of AJRCCM
2011
November Critical Care Medicine sends sympathy, condolences to the family of former fellow John A. Kelly, MD
November Pitt Faculty Honored as Master Critical Care Medicine
November Emergency Preservation and Resuscitation
November In the News: Trial of Body Cooling For Cardiac Arrest From Massive Bleeding to Begin in Early 2012
November In the News: Tisherman, Pitt study looks at cooling as way to save patients
October EPs Gain Access to Critical Care Certification
October Featured in JAMA - White and Arnold, The Evolution of Advance Directives
September Chief CCM Fellow Completes Saddlesore 1000
September PICU Receives Generous Proceeds from Scarnati / Cawley 100 Ride for Children's Hospitals
September Dr. John A. Kellum Keynote Speaker and Honorary Member at ACOMEC in Columbia
September CCM in WSJ Informed Patient
September CCM in WSJ Health Blog
June New Study Suggests Race Might Not Influence Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions in End-Stage Cancer
June Department featured prominently in Fourth Edition of Fuhrman and Zimmerman's Pediatric Critical Care
June Pediatric Neurocritical Care making its mark!
June SCCM celebrates 40 years: Pittsburgh figures prominently
February Dr. Marie R. Baldisseri to receive 2011 Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Award
February Dr. Michael Devita to receive Laerdal Award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine