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January 2024


 

Honors & Awards - January

Claire FraserClaire M. Fraser, PhD, the Dean E. Albert Reece Endowed Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Founding Director of the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS), was ranked 196 in the United States among Top Female Scientists for 2023 by Research.com.

 

Muhammad Mohiuddin, MBBS, DSc (Hon), Professor of Surgery, and Director, Program in Cardiac Xenotransplantation, was honored in July 2023 with the DOGANA Lifetime Achievement Award 2023 from the Dow Graduates Association of North America (DOGANA) at the 2023 Annual Summer Meeting held in Dallas, TX.

 

Adam PucheAdam Puche, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Neurobiology, was recently recognized as Outstanding Mentor at the 46th Medical Student Annual Awards Program.

 

 

Thelma Wright, MD, JD, MBA, Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Perioperative and Chronic Pain Management Services, Department of Anesthesiology, was recently nominated and appointed to the American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) Committee on Expert Witness Testimony and Review. Dr. Wright also continues to serve as Chair of the Medical Executive Committee at the UM Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Institute (UMROI), a position she has held since July 2022.

 


 

Appointments - January

Linda Horn, PT, DScPT, MHS, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science, has been appointed the Chair of the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy’s (ACAPT) Advocacy Committee.

 

Muhammad Mohiuddin, MBBS, DSc (Hon), Professor, Department of Surgery, and Director, Program in Cardiac Xenotransplantation, was elected by The Transplantation Society on October 29, 2023, to serve as President, International Xenotransplantation Association (IXA), from 2023-2025.

 


 

In the News - January

Omer Awan, MD, Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, was named a Scripps News Medical Contributor and is scheduled to appear every Wednesday night during primetime at 8:45 p.m. to discuss a topic in healthcare or public health.

 

Vasken Dilsizian, MD, Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, was interviewed virtually on December 5, 2023, for the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Interview Series on the subject of “Expanding Applications of Cardiac PET Beyond Perfusion Assessment: Its Role in Cardiac Device Infections.”

 

Cheyene FalatCheyenne Falat, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, discussed hypothermia and injury prevention in extreme cold weather in an interview with FOX45 Morning News on November 29, 2023, as Baltimore City issued its first Code Blue for extreme cold.  

 


Sarah LeeSarah Lee, MD, Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was interviewed for the article “Why You Feel More Aches and Pains in the Cold Weather — And What You Can Do About It,” which was published November 23, 2023, by Fox News online and reprinted in the New York Post and on Yahoo News.

 


 

Awards, Grants & Funding - January

Matthew FriemanMatthew Frieman, PhD, Professor, and Lynda Coughlan, PhD, Assistant Professor, both with the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, along with Robert Ernst, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (PI), received a two-year grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Center for Research on Influenza Pathogenesis and Transmission (CRIPT) at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine to study the “Enhancement of Influenza Virus H5 Vaccine Efficacy by a Novel BECC Adjuvant.”

  • Drs. Frieman and Coughlan also are co-PIs on a five-year, $9.5 million NIAID contract led by Dr. Ernst for development of vaccine adjuvants.
  • Dr. Frieman also received a two-year grant from the NIAID Center of Excellence for Influenza Research at St. Jude’s Hospital to study “The Role of ORF8 in SARS-CoV-2 Transmission.”

 


 

Presentations, Events, Lectures & Workshops - January

Jason AdlerJason Adler, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, presented “Hitting the Ground Running in January: Key 2024 Reimbursement Updates” at the Colorado College of Emergency Physicians Leadership Summit in Beaver Creek, CO, on November 7, 2023, and at the Georgia ACEP Leadership & Advocacy Conference in Greensboro, GA, on November 30.
 

  • Dr. Adler also presented “Resuscitating Your Chart: Leveling Up Your Critical Care Documentation” at the Michigan ACEP Straight Talk Reimbursement Conference, held in Troy, MI, on November 14, 2023.
     

Afrah Ali, MBBS, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, presented an abstract on “Simulation-Based Assessment for the Emergency Medicine Milestones” and lectured on “The Deadly Rash!” and “Caring for the Psychiatric Patient Boarding in the Emergency Department” at the XIIth Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress held in Rhodes, Greece, September 7-10, 2023.

 

Howard Dubowitz, MB,ChB, MS, FAAP, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, presented a remote webinar on “Child Neglect: SEEK – An Approach to Prevention/Promotion” held at the University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy on November 28, 2023.

 

Jason FalveyJason Falvey, PT, DPT, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science, was an invited panelist at the 2023 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders in Aging-Related Research and Clin-STAR Annual Meeting. Dr. Falvey participated in a moderated session on the importance of diversity in research.
 

  • Dr. Falvey also presented a symposium titled "Novel Approaches and Outcomes to Investigate Recovery and Mobility after Hip Fracture" at the Gerontological Society of America’s (GSA) annual scientific meeting in Tampa, FL, from November 8-12, 2023.
     

Elisabeth Fassas, MD ‘23, presented “Public Health Interventions in the Emergency Department: A Framework for Evaluation” at a roundtable discussion held at the American Public Health Association Meeting and Expo in Atlanta, GA, on November 14, 2023. Co-authors from the Department of Emergency Medicine included Kyle Fischer, MD, MPH, and J. David Gatz, MD, both Assistant Professors; Dan Gingold, MD, MPH, Associate Professor; and Steve Schenkel, MD, Professor. Dr. Fassas is now a resident in internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center.

Thomas GrissomThomas Grissom, MD, MSIS, FCCM, FASA, Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, was recently a Visiting Professor at the University of Miami where he delivered the Grand Rounds talk “My Favorite Trauma-Related Papers in the Last Year.” Dr. Grissom is also an assistant editor for the trauma section of Anesthesia and Analgesia and a member of the ASA Committee on Trauma. He also was recently nominated and appointed as one of two liaisons from the American Society of Anesthesiology to the Committee on Trauma, the American College of Surgeons.

David MarcozziDavid Marcozzi, MD, Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine and Associate Dean for UMMC Clinical Affairs, co-chaired the 30th Annual Health Services Leadership Awards lunch of the Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, which was held at the Baltimore Hilton on December 7, 2023. Dr. Marcozzi also received the Health Services Leadership Award in 2022.

 

Amal Mattu, MD, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, delivered a virtual lecture on “Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of ACS” at the Trauma, Emergency, and Acute Medicine (TEAM) conference, held in Bydgoszcz, Poland, on December 1, 2023. Dr. Mattu also lectured on “Acute Pericarditis: What We Weren’t Taught” at the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians Digital Monthly Grand Rounds on November 30, 2023, and was an invited speaker on professional development and women in emergency medicine at Educational Rounds for the Department of Emergency Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Elizabeth ParkerElizabeth Parker, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science, was a co-author on two poster presentations "Social Isolation and Diet Quality Among U.S. Adults with a Disability in NHANES, 2013-2018" and "Whole Health(y) Aging With Gerofit: The Development of a Pilot Wellness Program for Older Veterans" at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), which held its annual scientific meeting in Tampa, FL, November 8-12, 2023. GSA is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging.

  • Dr. Parker also was a co-author of the poster presentation titled, "Efficacy of Malnutrition Screening Among Older Veterans at an Urban VA Hospital," which was presented by Sarah Cassatt, MS, RDN, CNSC, a part-time graduate student in the UMB/UMBC Gerontology program. Dr. Parker is a co-chair for Sarah's dissertation.
     

Justin RichardsJustin Richards, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, was a Visiting Professor at the Department of Orthopedics at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC, for its Edward Bray III, MD Visiting Professor Lecture series. Dr. Richards will also be giving Grand Rounds at the University of Miami.

 

Michael WintersMike Winters, MD, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, delivered several talks at the Emergency Medicine and Pharmacology for Primary Care MCE Conference held in Orlando, FL, November 10-12, 2023, titled “Updates in Cardiac Arrest,” “Clinical Pearls from the Recent Literature,” “My Master Class: Anaphylaxis,” “Avoiding Pitfalls in Back Pain Emergencies,” “Evidence-Based ENT Emergencies,” and “When Time Matters … Deadly Rashes.”

  • Dr. Winters also gave Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL, on November 27, 2023, as well as talks titled “Bedside Resuscitation Leadership,” “What’s New in Cardiac Arrest?,” and “Post-Arrest Interventions That Save Lives!”
     

Members of the Department of Radiation Oncology were invited participants and lecturers at the meeting on FLASH Radiotherapy and Particle Therapy, which was held in Toronto, Canada, December 5-7, 2023.

 

  • Kevin Byrne, MSc, Research Medical Physicist, presented “Real-Time, Target-Proximal In Vivo FLASH Dosimetry Using an Inorganic Scintillation Detector,” which was named a best abstract for the meeting. Byrne also served as a co-chair of a session on “Quality Assurance and Real-Time Dosimetry for FLASH RT Measurement.”
  • Kai Jiang, PhD, Assistant Professor, presented "A High-throughput Platform for Murine Subcutaneous Tumor Irradiation with UHDR Electron Beam at Variable Dose Rates.”
  • Sina Mossahebi, PhD, Associate Professor, presented “Combining Proton Flash and Spatially Fractionated Radiotherapy ― Initial Dosimetric Characterization.”
  • Yannick Poirier, PhD, Assistant Professor, presented "Consensus Recommendations from the FlashForward Consortium FLASH Radiation Safety Working Group."

 


 

Publications - January

Omer Awan, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, was the last author of “Disability in Radiology,” which was published in the November 2023 issue of Academic Radiology. Epub ahead of print.

 

Linda Chang, MD, MS, Professor; Christine Cloak, PhD, Assistant Professor; Eric Cunningham, Senior Research Analyst; and Thomas Ernst, Dr rer nat, Professor, all with the Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, were among the co-authors of “Glutamate Measurements Using Edited MRS,” which was published in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine on December 3, 2023. Epub ahead of print. Dr. Ernst was the last author.

Howard Dubowitz, MB,ChB, MS, FAAP, and Susan Feigelman, MD, FAAP, Professors, Department of Pediatrics, were co-authors of “The Initial Medical Assessment of Possible Child Sexual Abuse: History, History, History,” which was published in Academic Pediatrics on November 12, 2023.

 

Jason FalveyJason Falvey, PT, DPT, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science, was a co-author of the publication titled "The Interaction Between Geriatric & Neighborhood Vulnerability: Delineating Pre-Hospital Risk Among Older Adult Emergency General Surgery Patients," which was published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery on November 13, 2023.

  • Dr. Falvey was also a co-author of the publication titled "Cost of U.S Emergency Department and Inpatient Visits for Fall Injuries in Older Adults," which was published in the journal Injury on November 12, 2023.
     

Matthew FriemanMatthew Frieman, PhD, the Alicia and Yaya Professor of Viral Pathogenesis in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, along with James Logue, PhD; Victoria Melville, Laboratory Research Specialist; and Jeremy Ardanuy, PhD, Research Associate, published “CNP Blocks Mitochondrial Depolarization and Inhibits SARS-CoV-2 Replication in vitro and in vivo” in PLOS Pathogens

 

Allison Gibbs, Research Specialist; Eduardo Bento de Faria, DVM, Research Associate; Sarah Triesler, Research Specialist; and Andrew Zodda, Quality Assurance Program Director, all with the Department of Radiation Oncology, were among the authors of “Pharmacokinetics and Biodistribution of 16,16 Dimethyl Prostaglandin E2 in Non-irradiated and Irradiated Mice and Non-irradiated Non-Human Primates,” which was published on November 29, 2023, ahead of print in Radiation Research.

Daniel GingoldDaniel Gingold, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, and Benoit Stryckman, MA; Angela Smedley, MD; and David Gatz, MD, Assistant Professors, Department of Emergency Medicine, were among the co-authors of “Pursuing Qualitative Insights from Patients with Persistently High Emergency Department Use to Inform Care Coordination Services in Co-Located Substance Use, Medical, and Psychiatric Care Setting,” a poster presented by Kate Dunn, MSN, RN, at the 47th Annual AMERSA Conference held in Washington, DC, on November 3, 2023.

Barbara Juarez, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology, co-authored a new review article titled “Current Status and Future Strategies for Advancing Functional Circuit Mapping In Vivo,” which appeared in the Journal of Neuroscience on November 8, 2023.

 

Young Kwok, MD, Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, was among the authors of “NRG/RTOG 0837: Randomized, Phase II, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Chemoradiation With or Without Cediranib in Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma,” which was published on October 11, 2023, ahead of print in Neuro-Oncology Advances.

 

Peiying LiuPeiying Liu, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, was among the co-authors of “Association of Baseline Cerebrovascular Reactivity and Longitudinal Development of Enlarged Perivascular Spaces in the Basal Ganglia,” which was published in the November 2023 issue of Stroke.
 

  • Dr. Liu was also among the co-authors of “Automatic Rejection Based on Tissue Signal (ARTS) for Motion-corrected Quantification of Cerebral Venous Oxygenation in Neonates and Older Adults,” which was published in the November 2023 issue of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Epub ahead of print.
     

Miguel Luján, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurobiology, co-authored a new review article titled “Listening to the Data: Computational Approaches to Addiction and Learning,” which was published in the Journal of Neuroscience on November 8, 2023.

 

  • Dr. Luján was also the first author of an article titled “Mobilization of Endocannabinoids by Midbrain Dopamine Neurons is Required for the Encoding of Reward Prediction,” which was published online in Nature Communications on November 20, 2023.

Raphael MeierRaphael Meier, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor; Josue Alvarez-Casas, MD, Assistant Professor; Chandra Bhati, MD, Professor; Saad Malik, MD, Assistant Professor; and Daniel Maluf, MD, Professor, all with the Department of Surgery, along with Shani Kamberi, MD/MPH Candidate, UMSOM, and William Twaddell, MD, Professor, Department of Pathology; Kirti Shetty, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine; and Barton Lane, MD, Associate Professor; Adam Fang, MD, Assistant Professor; and Hyun Kim, MD, MHS, Professor, all with the Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, were the co-authors of “Inferior Vena Cava Thrombectomy and Stenting as Bridge to Liver Transplantation After Radiotherapy-Induced Thrombosis,” which was published in the November 2023 issue of Progress in Transplantation. Epub ahead of print. Dr. Meier was the first author and Dr. Maluf was the last author.

Andrea Meredith, PhD, Professor, and Hans Moldenhauer, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physiology, published the study “Structural Mapping of Patient-associated KCNMA1 Gene Variants,” in the Biophysical Journal, ePublication ahead of print, in December 2023.

 


Gabriella Miller, MD, Clinical Instructor; Benoit Stryckman, MA, Assistant Professor; David Marcozzi, MD, Clinical Professor; and Daniel Gingold, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, all with the Department of Emergency Medicine, are among the authors of “Evaluating the Impact of a Mobile Integrated Health-community Paramedicine Program on Social Determinants of Health,” which was published in the November 2023 issue of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

Elizabeth Nichols, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, was among the authors of “Partial Breast Irradiation for Patients with Early-Stage Invasive Breast Cancer or Ductal Carcinoma In Situ: An ASTRO Clinical Practice Guideline,” which was published on November 14, 2023, ahead of print in Practical Radiation Oncology.

 

Valerie PierreValerie Pierre, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, co-authored “What is the Accuracy of Vaginal Swab Versus Urine for Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Trichomonas vaginalis?” a systematic review snapshot published in the October 2023 issue of the Annals of Emergency Medicine.

 

Alexandros PoulopoulosAlexandros Poulopoulos, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and UM-MIND, was among the co-authors of “Nedd4-2-dependent Regulation of Astrocytic Kir4.1 and Connexin43 Controls Neuronal Network Activity,” which was published in the Journal of Cell Biology on November 30, 2023.

 

Jacques Ravel, PhD, Acting Director, Institute for Genome Sciences, and Professor, Departments of Microbiology & Immunology and Medicine, was among the co-authors of "A Practical Guide to Evaluating and Using Big Data in Digestive Disease Research," which was published in Gastroenterology on December 3, 2023.
 

  • Dr. Ravel was also a senior author of “Integrating Compositional and Functional Content to Describe Vaginal Microbiomes in Health and Disease,” which was published in Microbiome on November 30, 2023. Johanna Holm, PhD, Assistant Professor, was a first author of this publication; other co-authors were Michael France, PhD, Research Associate; Pawel Gajer, PhD, Research Associate; and Bing Ma, PhD, Assistant Professor, all with the Department of Microbiology & Immunology; and Rebecca Brotman, PhD, MPH, Professor, and Michelle Shardell, PhD, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, all with the Institute for Genome Sciences.

Robert Rowland, PT, DPT, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science, was a co-author of the publication titled "Use of Point-of-Care Ultrasound for an Achilles Tendon Rupture in an Army Pilot," which was published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy on November 13, 2023.

 

Phuoc Tran, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, was a co-author of “SABR Today . . . and Tomorrow?” which was published on January 1, 2023, ahead of print in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics.

 

Quincy Tran, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was among the authors of “Trend of Outcome Metrics in Recent Out-of-Hospital-Cardiac-Arrest Research: A Narrative Review of Clinical Trials,” which was published in the November 2023 issue of the Journal of Clinical Medicine.

 

Hallie Whalen, MD, and Sandrine Yazbek, MD, Assistant Professor, both with the Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, were co-authors of “Atretic Cephalocele and Differential Considerations: A Small Case Series,” which was published in the November 2023 issue of The Neuroradiology Journal. Epub ahead of print.

 

Jill WhitallJill Whitall, PhD, FNAK, Professor Emerita, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science, was a co-author on two sequential publications with a team from the University of Southampton, where she is a part-time faculty member and co-supervisor to the first author on both articles: "Why Do Some People Who Had a Stroke Not Receive the Recommended 45 Minutes of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy? A Delphi Study," which was published in the November 2023 issue of the journal BMJ Open.

Charles White, MD, Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, was the last author of “Identification of Mitral Valve Prolapse on Non-electrocardiography-gated Enhanced Chest Computed Tomography,” which was published in the Journal of Thoracic Imaging on November 20, 2023. Epub ahead of print.

 

Weiguang Yao, PhD, Associate Professor; Sina Mossahebi, PhD, Associate Professor; Byong Yong Yi, PhD, Professor; and Shifeng Chen, PhD, Professor, all with the Department of Radiation Oncology, were among the authors of “Technical Note: Determination of Proton Linear Energy Transfer from the Integral Depth Dose,” which was published on December 3, 2023, ahead of print in Medical Physics.

Byong Yong Yi, PhD, Professor; Jenna Jatczak, Associate Chief of Proton Dosimetry; Wei Deng, PhD, Assistant Professor; Yannick Poirier, PhD, Assistant Professor; Weiguang Yao, PhD, Associate Professor; Jason Molitoris, MD, PhD, Associate Professor; Mark Zakhary, PhD, Assistant Professor; Baoshe Zhang, PhD, Associate Professor; Nrusingh Biswal, PhD, Assistant Professor; Matthew Ferris, MD, Assistant Professor; and Sina Mossahebi, PhD, Associate Professor, all with the Department of Radiation Oncology, were among the authors of “Is Noncoplanar Plan More Robust to Inter-Fractional Variations than Coplanar Plan in Treating Bilateral HN Tumors with Pencil-Beam Scanning Proton Beams?” which was published on November 16, 2023, ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics.

Lei Zhang, PhD, Research Associate; Guang Li, PhD, Assistant Professor; and David Dreizin, MD, Associate Professor, all with the Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, were among the co-authors of “A Vendor-agnostic, PACS Integrated, and DICOM-compatible Software-server Pipeline for Testing Segmentation Algorithms within the Clinical Radiology Workflow,” which was published in Frontiers in Medicine on October 26, 2023. Dr. Zhang was the first author and Dr. Dreizin was the last author.

Li-Qun Zhang, PhD, Professor, and Giovanni Oppizzi, BS, Visiting Research Fellow, both with the Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science, were co-authors of the publication titled "The Biomechanical Effects of Intramedullary Fixation to the Level of the Physeal Scar on Distal Tibia Fracture Stability," which was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons on November 2, 2023.

Jiachen Zhuo, PhD, Associate Professor; Prashant Raghavan, MD, Professor; Steven Roys, MS, Research Associate; Xiao Liang, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow; Rosy Njonkou Tchoquessi, Clinical Research Assistant; Chandler Sours Rhodes, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor; and Rao Gullapalli, PhD, MBA, Professor (deceased), all with the Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, along with Neeraj Badjatia, MD, MS, Professor, Department of Neurology, were among the co-authors of “Automatic Quantification of Enlarged Perivascular Space in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury Using Super-resolution of T2-weighted Images,” which was published in the Journal of Neurotrauma on November 11, 2023. Epub ahead of print. 

  • Dr. Zhuo, along with Rao Gullapalli, PhD, MBA, Professor (deceased); Li Jiang, PhD, Research Associate; Timothy Miller, MD, Professor; Elias Melhem, MD, PhD, Professor & the Dean John M. Dennis Chairman, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine; and Dheeraj Gandhi, MBBS, Professor, all with the Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, along with Abdul-Kareem Ahmed, MD, SM; Charles Sansur, MD, Professor; Howard Eisenberg, MD; and R.K. Thompson, MD, Professor, all with the Department of Neurosurgery, and Chixiang Chen, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, and Michael Keaser and Joel Greenspan, PhD (deceased), both with the Department of Neural and Pain Sciences, School of Dentistry, were the co-authors of “Focused Ultrasound Central Lateral Thalamotomy for the Treatment of Refractory Neuropathic Pain: Phase I Trial,” which was published in Neurosurgery on November 10, 2023. Epub ahead of print.

Minjie Zhu, PhD, Research Assistant; Aditya Jhajharia PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow; and Dirk Mayer, Dr rer nat, Professor, all with the Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, were among the co-authors of “Investigating the Origin of the 13 C Lactate Signal in the Anesthetized Healthy Rat Brain In Vivo after Hyperpolarized [1-13 C]pyruvate Injection,” which was published in the November 2023 issue of NMR in Biomedicine. Epub ahead of print. Dr. Zhu was the first author and Dr. Mayer was the last author.