January 19, 2011: Promotion preparation meeting. 5-6 PM, G1026 at Seattle Children's. The Department of Pediatrics Promotions
Committee requires that faculty members who will be considered in the summer/fall of 2011 for promotion to Associate Professor or
Professor attend one of these seminars. If you are being considered in 2011 (to be effective July 1, 2012), you, your Division Head and
your Division Head’s assistant MUST attend one of these meetings even if you attended one last year (note you do not all need to
attend on the same date). For more information or to RSVP your attendance at one of these meetings, contact Diane Wade
(firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.987.1713).
February 9, 2011: SAVE THE DATE for the next Faculty Meeting. More information forthcoming.
February 15, 2011: Promotion preparation meeting. 7:30-8:30 AM, W3747A at Seattle Children's. The Department of Pediatrics
Promotions Committee requires that faculty members who will be considered in the summer/fall of 2011 for promotion to Associate
Professor or Professor attend one of these seminars. If you are being considered in 2011 (to be effective July 1, 2012), you, your
Division Head and your Division Head’s assistant MUST attend one of these meetings even if you attended one last year (note you do
not all need to attend on the same date). For more information or to RSVP your attendance at one of these meetings, contact Diane
Wade (email@example.com or 206.987.1713).
April 22, 2011: SAVE THE DATE for Fellows' Research Day. More information and abstract submission information forthcoming.
II. WELCOME TO NEW FACULTY
Maggie Likes, MD
Assistant Professor, WOT
Sarah Denniston, MD
FTCF- Clinical Assistant Professor
Scott Diede, MD, PhD
Acting Assistant Professor
Stephanie Dollens Pryor, MD
FTCF - Clinical Assistant Professor
Sonya Heltshe, PhD
III. FACULTY NEWS
Benjamin Wilfond, MD, has been elected Vice President/President of the Association of Bioethics Program Directors.
Dr. Wilfond was also awarded $428,000 for a one year project on Research Bioethics Consultation Standardization and Data Sharing
from the NCRR through the Institute of Translational Health Sciences. This project will support the work of four national committees,
the creation of a web forum, and the development of a software prototype for data-sharing.
Joel Tieder, MD, MPH, has been awarded $1.14 million as site PI in a three year, $9 million PROSPECT grant from AHRQ. The grant
will fund an effort to link clinical data (labs and radiology) from the disparate EMRs from 6 pediatric hospitals to a common
administrative database (PHIS, run by CHCA) to create PHIS+. The PHIS+ database will be used to answer pediatric comparative
effectiveness research questions (several will be conducted under this award) and could also be used for pediatric quality improvement
studies that require clinical data.
Drs. Joel Tieder and Tamara Simon have been awarded a grant for 5% salary support from CHCA to serve on the executive council
for the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) network. PRIS is an independent entity founded through the Society for Hospital
Medicine, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Academic Pediatric Association. It now has over 200 hospitalists from 80
centers participating in the network, representing centers from the United States and Canada.
Soren Gantt, MD, PhD: Virology Division Innovative Research Pilot Award, $62,000 in direct costs for his project, "Identification of
novel drug targets to inhibit human herpes virus replication using the lead compound nelfinavir."
Timothy Cox, PhD received a $195,000 grant funded by the Jorge Posada Foundation entitled "Identifying new genes for
craniosynostosis-related midfacial hypoplasia" to investigate the molecular development of midfacial hypoplasia associated with
craniosynostosis using mouse models.
IV. FACULTY PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Jim Stout, MD, MPH, and Charlotte Lewis, MD, MPH: Toothache in US Children. Charlotte Lewis; James Stout. Arch Pediatr
Adolesc Med. 2010;164(11):1059-1063
Ben Wilfond, MD and Doug Diekema, MD: Navigating Growth Attenuation in Children with Profound Disabilities: Children’s Interests,
Family Decision-Making, and Community Concerns. Benjamin S. Wilfond, Paul Steven Miller, Carolyn Korfiatis, Douglas S. Diekema,
Denise M. Dudzinski, Sara Goering, and the Seattle Growth Attenuation and Ethics Working Group. Hastings Center Report 40, no. 6
Drs. Joseph Flynn and Sandra Watkins: A continuous quality improvement project to decrease hemodialysis catheter infections in
pediatric patients: Use of a closed luer-lock access cap. McAfee, N., Seidel, K., Watkins, S., & Flynn, J.T. (2010). Nephrology Nursing
Journal, 37(5), 541-545.
William O. Walker, Jr. MD: Discrepancies in Health Care Funding for Individuals with Special Needs. Journal of Pediatric
Rehabilitation Medicine 2010; 3: 159-162. Walker WO.
Samuel Zinner, MD: New cases and refinement of the critical region in the 1q41q42 microdeletion syndrome. European Journal of
Medical Genetics. Jill A. Rosenfeld, Yves Lacassie, Dima El-Khechen, Luis F. Escobar, James Reggin, Carolyn Heuer, Emily Chen,
Lauren S. Jenkins, A. Thomas Collins, Samuel Zinner, Melanie Babcock, Bernice Morrow, Roger A. Schultz, Beth Torchia, Blake C.
Ballif, Karen D. Tsuchiya and Lisa G. Shaffer.
Cora Collette Breuner, MD, MPH: Complementary, Holistic, and Integrative Medicine: Eating Disorders. Pediatrics in Review.
Ken Feldman, MD: Neck and spinal cord injuries in child abuse. For: Child Abuse and Neglect: Diagnosis, Treatment and Evidence.
Boos S and Feldman K. Jenny C, ed. Elsevier, Saunders. St. Louis, Mo 2010:392-401.
Bonnie Ramsey, MD: Effect of VX-770 in persons with cystic fibrosis and the G551D-CFTR mutation. N Engl J Med 2010 Nov 18;
363:1991. Accurso FJ et al.
Daniella Luquetti, MD, PhD: Birth defects quality reporting by the Brazilian Birth Certificate: comparative study in 2004 and 2007. Cad
Saude Publica. 26(9): 1756-65, 2010. Luquetti DV, Koifman RJ.
Anne Hing, MD: FOXE1 association with both isolated cleft lip with or without cleft palate, and isolated cleft palate. Hum Mol Genet 2009; 18(24):4879-4896. Moreno LM, Mansilla MA, Bullard SA, Cooper ME, Busch TD, Machida J, Johnson MK, Brauer D, Krahn K,
Daack-Hirsch S, L'heureux J, Valencia-Ramirez C, Rivera D, López AM, Moreno MA, Hing AV, Lammer EJ, Jones M, Christensen K,
Lie RT, Jugessur A, Wilcox AJ, Chines P, Pugh E, Doheny K, Arcos-Burgos M, Marazita ML, Murray JC, Lidral AC.
Carrie Heike, MD, MS: 3D digital stereophotogrammetry: a practical guide to facial image acquisition. Head Face Med. 2010 Jul
28;6:18. Heike CL, Upson K, Stuhaug E, Weinberg SM.
Carrie Heike, MD, MS, and Jackie Starr, PhD: Increased risk of orofacial clefts associated with maternal obesity: case-control study
and Monte Carlo-based bias analysis. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2010 Sep;24(5):502-12. Stott-Miller M, Heike CL, Kratz M, Starr JR.
Carrie Heike, MD, MS, Jackie Starr, PhD, and Michael Cunningham, MD, PhD: Three-dimensional head shape quantification for
infants with and without deformational plagiocephaly. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2010 Jul;47(4):368-77. Atmosukarto I, Shapiro LG, Starr
JR, Heike CL, Collett B, Cunningham ML, Speltz ML.
Jackie Starr, PhD: Mothers' and Fathers' Reports of Stress in Families of Infants with and without Single-Suture Craniosynostosis. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2010 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print] Rosenberg J, Kapp-Simon K, Starr J, Cradock M, Speltz M.
Jackie Starr, PhD, and Michael Cunningham, MD, PhD:
Nasopharyngeal airway for management of airway obstruction in infants with micrognathia. Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2010; August 17
[Epub ahead of print]. Parhizkar N, Saltzman B, Grote K, Starr JR, Cunningham ML, Perkins J, Sie K.
Pediatric sleep apnea and craniofacial anomalies: a population-based case-control study. Laryngoscope 2010; Sep 7 [Epub ahead
of print]. Lam DJ, Jensen CC, Mueller BA, Starr JR, Cunningham ML, Weaver EM.
Michael Cunningham, MD, PhD:
Disease Risk of Missense Mutations using Structural Inference from Predicted Function. Curr Protein Pept Sci. 2010 Nov 4. [Epub
ahead of print] Horst JA, Wang K, Horst OV, Cunningham ML, Samudrala R.
Little evidence of association between severity of trigonocephaly and cognitive development in infants with single-suture metopic
synostosis. Neurosurgery 2010;67(2):408-415; discussion 415-416. Starr JR, Lin HJ, Ruiz-Correa S, Cunningham ML, Ellenbogen RG,
Collett BR, Kapp-Simon KA, Speltz ML.
Timothy Cox, PhD:
Purifying natively folded proteins from inclusion bodies with sarkosyl, Triton X-100 and CHAPS. BioTechniques. 48:61-64. Tao, H.,
Liu, W., Simmons, B.N., Harris, H.K., Cox, T.C., & Massiah, M.A. (2010)
Maternal ethanol consumption alters the epigenotype and the phenotype of offspring in a mouse model. PLoS Genetics 6(1)
doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1000811. Kaminen-Ahola, N., Ahola, A., Maga, M., Mallitt, K-A., Fahey, P., Cox, T.C., Whitelaw, E., & Chong,
Cyclin-dependent Kinase-like 5 (CDKL5) mutation screening in Rett Syndrome and related disorders. Twin Research and Human
Genetics 13(2):168-178. White, R., Ho, G., Schmidt, S., Scheffer, I.E., Fischer, A., Yendle, S.C., Bienvenu, T., Nectoux, J., Ellaway,
C.J., Darmanian, A., Tong, X.Z., Cloosterman, D., Bennetts, B., Kalra, V., Fullston, T., Gecz, J., Cox, T.C., & Christodoulou, J. (2010)
Published Abstract: The anatomy of the posterior urethra by optical projection tomography. Society for Pediatric Pathology Spring
Meeting. Washington, DC. Mar 2010. [Modern Pathol 23: 323 (2010)] Siebert, J.R., Cox, T.C. & Glass, I.A.
Rachel Katzenellenbogen, MD:
NFX1 plays a role in human papillomavirus type 16 E6 activation of NFkappaB activity. Xu M, Katzenellenbogen RA, Grandori C,
Galloway DA. J Virol. 2010 Nov;84(21):11461-9.
Cytoplasmic poly(A) binding proteins regulate telomerase activity and cell growth in human papillomavirus 16 E6 expressing
keratinocytes. Katzenellenbogen RA, Vliet-Gregg P, Xu M, Galloway DA. J Virol. 2010 Oct 13. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 20943973
Janet Englund, MD:
Viral Respiratory Infections in Hospitalized and Community Control Children in Alaska. J Med Virol 2010; 82:1282-90. Singleton RJ,
Bulkow LR, Miernyk K, DeByle C, Pruitt L, Boyd-Hummel K, Bruden D, Englund JA, Anderson L, Lucher L, Holman RC, Hennessy TW.
Development of a symptom score to identify children with a documented viral upper respiratory tract infection. Ped Res 2010;
68:252-7. Taylor JA, Weber WJ, Martin ET, McCarty RL, Englund JA.
Epidemiology of Viral Respiratory Tract Infections in a Prospective Cohort of Infants and Toddlers Attending Daycare. J Clin Vir
2010; 49: 16-20. Fairchok MP, Martin ET, Chambers S, Kuypers J, Behrens M, Braun LE, Englund JA.
Outpatient viral upper respiratory tract infections in children with malaria symptoms in western Kenya. Am J Trop Med, 2010;
83:1010-3. Waitumbi J, Kuypers J, Anyona SB, Koros JN, Polhemus ME, Gerlach J, Steele M, Englund JA, Neuzil KM, Domingo GJ.