Pathology & Laboratory Medicine News Items – August/September 2018

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October 4th, 2018

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine News Items – August/September 2018

 

Announcements:

Daniel Remick, MD was an invited speaker to the International Sepsis Symposium in Chicago, and participated on the Immunology panel. His talk was titled: Heterogeneity in the Septic Immune Response.

Nick Crossland, DVM, DACVP was an invited speaker on August 7th at Rocky Mountain Laboratories, which hosted a symposium on the Use of Laboratory Animals in Infectious Disease Research. The title of his talk was “The Use of Fluorescent Reporter Viruses to Investigate Measles Pathogenesis”

Resident, Israa Lakloud, MD presented the abstract entitled “Impact of Race/Ethnicity on Oncogenic Driver Mutations Prevalence and Outcomes in Thyroid Nodules” as an Oral Presentation as part of the Scientific Program during the 30th European Congress of Pathology in in Bilbao, Spain from 8 – 12 September 2018. The authors: Israa Laklouk MD., Cecilia Ponchiardi MD., Sandra Cerda MD

A series of manuscripts arising from the Wiggers-Bernard Conference in Vienna have been accepted. Dr. Remick was part of the organizing committee for the conference:

  • MINIMUM QUALITY THRESHOLD IN PRE-CLINICAL SEPSIS STUDIES (MQTIPSS): AN INTERNATIONAL EXPERT CONSENSUS INITIATIVE FOR IMPROVEMENT OF ANIMAL MODELING IN SEPSIS. Osuchowski MF, Ayala A, Bahrami S, Bauer M, Boros M, Cavaillon JM, Chaudry IH, Coopersmith CM, Deutschman C, Drechsler S, Efron P, Frostell C, Fritsch G, Gozdzik W, Hellman J, Huber-Lang M, Inoue S, Knapp S, Kozlov AV, Libert C, Marshall JC, Moldawer LL, Radermacher P, Redl H, Remick DG, Singer M, Thiemermann C, Wang P, Wiersinga WJ, Xiao X, Zingarelli B.in press, 2018, Shock. PMID 3016875
  • PART II: MINIMUM QUALITY THRESHOLD IN PRE-CLINICAL SEPSIS STUDIES (MQTiPSS) FOR TYPES OF INFECTIONS AND ORGAN DYSFUNCTION ENDPOINTS. Libert C, Ayala A, Bauer M, Cavaillon JM, Deutschman C, Frostell C, Knapp S, Kozlov AV, Wang P, Osuchowski MF, Remick DG. in press, 2018, Shock. PMID 3016873
  • A peer-reviewed paper was published detailing the premise for standardized sepsis models.
  • PREMISE FOR STANDARDIZED SEPSIS MODELS. Remick DG, Ayala A, Chaudry I, Coopersmith CM, Deutschman C, Hellman J, Moldawer L, Osuchowski M. in press, 2018, Shock. PMID: 29877959.
  • The following manuscripts investigating sepsis have been accepted
  • NEUROKININ-1 RECEPTOR DEFICIENCY IMPROVES SURVIVAL IN MURINE POLYMICROBIAL SEPSIS THROUGH MULTIPLE MECHANISMS IN AGED MICE. Juan R. Mella, Arthur F. Stucchi, Elizabeth R. Duffy, Daniel G. Remick in press 2018, Shock PMID 30095600

One of our new faculty members, Dr. Reggie Thomasson will be presenting a poster at AABB in Boston on October 14th entitled “International Assessment of Massive Transfusion Protocol Types and Activation Indications”

 

Dr. Thomasson is also giving a talk at the Northeast Laboratory Conference on October 16th in Portland, Maine entitled “Pathogen Inactivation of Blood Components: Impact on Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine”

Andrew Berens, Assistant Supervisor in Microbiology, recently obtained his MBA from Western Governors University and his specialist in Microbiology ASCP certification. BRAVO!

First Year Masters Student, Kyle de la Cena has graciously volunteered to serve as our program’s liaison to Graduate Medical Sciences Student Organization (GMSSO) in GMS for the year

Resident, Weiwei Shi, MD recently accepted a surgpath fellowship offer for 2020-2021 at MSKCC, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and one of the most prestigious cancer centers in the world

Leen Arnaout, a Boston University Undergraduate, is a sophomore in biomedical engineering. Leen, who is conducting research in Dr. Remick’s Lab, has received an UROP Student Research Award

Publications PUBLISHED:

  • Schechter-Perkins EM, Mitchell PM, Nelson KP, Liu JH, Shannon A, Ahern J, Orr B, Miller NS. Point-of-care influenza testing does not significantly shorten time to disposition among patients with an influenza-like illness. Am J Emerg Med. 2018 Aug 07. PMID: 30107967
  • Hall, G., Kurosawa, S., Stearns-Kurosawa, D.J. “Dextran Sulfate Sodium Colitis Facilitates Colonization with Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli: a Novel Murine Model for the Study of Shiga Toxicosis”, Infection and Immunity, 86(11): pp, 2018, in press