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Department of Pediatrics Newsletter Archive
New Hires, Promotion, Faculty Awards, and Grants
June 8, 2018

Faculty New Hires, February 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

  • Emily Fain, M.D., Assistant Professor, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Christopher Friedrich, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine
  • Megan Mitchell, MSN, Assistant in Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology
  • Emily Elder, APRN, Assistant in Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology 
  • Dena Ibrahim, M.D., Assistant Professor, Outreach Medicine

Promotions, February 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018

  • Brian Bridges, M.D., Associate Professor, Critical Care Medicine
  • Prince Kannankeril, M.D., MSCI, Professor, Cardiology
  • Anna Morad, M.D., Associate Professor, General Pediatrics

Faculty Awards, February 1, 2018-May 31, 2018

  • Jennifer Sucre, M.D., Assistant Professor, Parker B. Francis Fellowship, Francis Family Foundation
  • Rebecca Swan, M.D., Associate Professor, Robert S. Holm, MD, Leadership Award, Association of Pediatric Program Directors
  • Adam Esbenshade, M.D., MSCI, Assistant Professor, Vice-Chair Cancer Control and Supportive Care Committee, Children’s Oncology Group
  • David Parra, M.D., Associate Professor, Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar, Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Kathy Edwards, M.D., Professor, 2018 VMAA Distinguished Alumna Award
  • Arie Nettles, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Academy for Excellence in Teaching
  • Travis Crook, M.D., Assistant Professor, Academy for Excellence in Teaching 
  • English Flack, M.D., Assistant Professor, Nashville Business Journal’s 2018 Women of Influence.

Recent Grants, February 1, 2018-May 31, 2018 

  • Mark Denison, R01 Renewal NIAID, Determinants of Coronavirus Fidelity in Replication and Pathogenesis
  • Lisa Young, R01 Renewal, NHLBI, Mechanisms of Pulmonary Fibrosis in Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome
  • Steve Webber, U01 Administrative Supplement, NIAID 
  • Michael DeBaun, DDCF, Clinical Research Mentorship (Jodi-Anne Stewart Med Student), Leptin levels and lung function correlates of low body mass index in children with sickle cell anemia
  • Giresh Hiremath, ACOG, Jr. Faculty Dev. Award, Label Free Determination of Biomolecular and Biochemical Alterations in Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Bench to Bedside Application of Raman Spectroscopy
  • Leigh Howard, IDSA, Uncovering complex pneumococcal dynamics in the vaccine era using new molecular serotyping tools
  • John Phillips, Genzyme, Request for Lysosoaml Storage Disease Focused on Fellowship Proposal
  • Jennifer Sucre, Parker B. Francis Foundation, Wnt Signaling in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Stephen Patrick, NIAID, Improving Access to Treatment for Women with Opioid Use Disorder
  • Deborah Friedman, NCI, Research Into Visual Endpoints and RB Health Outcomes After Treatment: The RIVERBOAT Consortium
  • Buddy Creech, NIAID, VTEU, Task Area C, Task Order 14-0079.C1.0105 (Scout Cap)
  • Jason Christianson, Project Heart, Novel non-contrast magnetic resonance lymphangiography for congenital heart disease patients with lymphatic abnormalities
  • Jessica Duis, FAST, Evaluation of the safety and tolerability of a nutritional formulation in Angelman Syndrome
  • Stephanie Attarian, AAP, Navigating nutrition for the NICU Neonate
  • Kevin Ess, Hunters Hope Found, Leukodystrophy Care Network, Care Coordinator
  • Jeffrey Neul, RSRF, Rett Syndrome Clinical Trial Consortium
  • Shari Barkin, Aldi, Aldi Smart Kids, Nashville Collaborative Teaching Kitchens
  • Deborah Friedman, Hyundai Hope on Wheels, Identifying Challenges in Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Care
  • Rachael Schulte, Rally Foundation, Effect of SLCO Polymorphisms on High-Dose Methotrexate Clearance
  • Rachael Schulte, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Effect of SLCO Polymorphisms on High-Dose Methotrexate Clearance in Pediatric Oncology Patients (Young Investigator Award)


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