News

09/2017
Safar Center Researchers Published in PLOS One
Tue, 09/26/2017
  Recently, a significant study authored by Safar Center researchers Dr. Bob Clark, Dr. Philip Empey, and others, was published in the Journal PLOS One, titled “Phase I Randomized... more
Drs. Chris Horvat and Patrick Kochanek Publish Editorial in JAMA Pediatrics
Tue, 09/26/2017
Former Safar Center T32 Scholar Dr. Chris Horvat, and Safar Center Director Dr. Patrick Kochanek, recently co-authored an editorial published in JAMA Pediatrics, titled “Big Data Not Yet Big Enough... more
Dr. Ruchira Jha Receives Allen Humphrey Excellence in Mentoring Award, and UPP Foundation Grant
Tue, 09/26/2017
    Ruchira M. Jha, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Neurology and Neurological Surgery has been awarded a UPP Foundation Grant. This is a $50,000 one-year... more
Four SCRR trainees Receive Highly Competitive Society for Neuroscience Travel Awards
Tue, 09/26/2017
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) annual meeting is the world’s largest neuroscience conference devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system. With over 30,000 attendees, at the yearly SfN... more
Bondi Lab Undergraduate Trainees Receive Travel Awards to SACNAS 2017
Tue, 09/26/2017
Four undergraduate students from the laboratory of Corina O. Bondi, Ph.D, SCRR Assistant Professor, received full travel awards to present their scientific work at the Society for Advancement of... more
08/2017
Dr. Hulya Bayir Given Society of Free Radical Research Award
Wed, 08/23/2017
Dr. Hülya Bayır, Associate Director of Safar Center was awarded with the prestigious Society for Free Radical Research-Europe Clinical Award Lecture. This award is given after evaluation of... more
Safar Center Awards at National Neurotrauma Meeting July 2017
Wed, 08/23/2017
Several Safar Center faculty members were honored at this year’s National Neurotrauma Meeting, which was held in Snowbird, Utah. Safar Center Associate Director, Dr. Anthony Kline, accepted the... more
2017 Safar Center Student Research Day
Thu, 08/17/2017
  Every year, the Safar Center holds a Student Research Day, which gives students and young researchers the opportunity to present their summer projects and findings to the Safar Center... more
06/2017
15th Annual Safar Symposium
Thu, 06/22/2017
     Dr. Donna Ferriero This year, the 15th Annual Safar Symposium took place on May 22nd and 23rd in the Rangos Research Center at the Children's Hospital of... more
Dr. Ruchira Jha Receives a K23 Award from NINDS
Thu, 06/22/2017
Safar Center investigator Dr. Ruchira Jha, Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine, just received a K23 award from NINDS titled “Translational assessment of sulfonylurea receptor-1 (Sur-1) as a... more
Dr. Anthony Kline Receives New R21 Grant Funding from the NINDS
Thu, 06/22/2017
  Anthony Kline, PhD, Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Associate Director of the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research, recently received a notification that his R21... more
Onward and Upward for the Kline Lab’s Young Trainees
Wed, 06/21/2017
Congratulations are in order for several young Safar Center trainees mentored by Anthony E. Kline, PhD, a professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Critical Care Medicine, and Psychology.... more
05/2017
Dr. Christopher Horvat Publishes Novel Pharmacogenomic Study on Sedation in Children
Thu, 05/04/2017
Dr. Christopher Horvat, one of the Safar Center’s T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellows, recently published an article titled “ABCB1 Genotype is Associated with Fentanyl Requirements in Critically Ill... more
Dr. Rachel Berger Publishes Study on Promising New Blood Test to Aid in Detecting Abusive Head Trauma
Thu, 05/04/2017
Safar Center Associate Director Dr. Rachel Berger, and a team of colleagues from UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh have developed a serum-based blood test to detect abusive head trauma (AHT)... more
15th Annual Safar Symposium: May 22-23rd, 2017
Thu, 05/04/2017
PEDIATRIC NEUROANESTHESIA, NEUROCRITICAL CARE, RESUSCITATION AND REHABILITATION: ALL ROADS LEAD TO THE CNS This year, we are pleased to announce that the annual Safar Symposium will be taking... more
The Safar Center Moves to the Rangos Research Center at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Thu, 05/04/2017
After more than 30 years at the Hill Building in the upper campus of the University of Pittsburgh in Oakland, the Safar Center for Resuscitation has moved to a beautiful new home at the John G.... more
Dr. Ericka Fink Publishes Groundbreaking PANGEA Report
Thu, 05/04/2017
Safar Center Associate Director Dr. Ericka Fink led an international multi-center group of investigators to carry out the first point-prevalence study of neurological diseases in infants and children... more
10/2016
Dr. Naima Lajud Avila Presents RNCR Lecture for September 2016
Fri, 10/07/2016
  Dr. Naima Lajud Avila, a visiting scholar to Dr. Anthony Kline’s lab at the Safar Center, recently presented the first lecture of the Resuscitation and Neurocritical Care Research ... more
Construction Begins on the Safar Center’s New Home
Wed, 10/05/2016
  The Safar Center for Resuscitation Research’s new home at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is now one step closer. Construction has officially begun on the 6th floor of the... more
09/2016
Groundbreaking ADAPT Trial Enrollment Completed
Thu, 09/29/2016
The Approaches and Decisions for Acute Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury (ADAPT) Trial led by Drs. Michael Bell, at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Stephen Wisniewski in the... more
07/2016
Multiple Accolades for Safar Center Associate Director Dr. Anthony Kline
Tue, 07/26/2016
  Safar Center Associate Director Dr. Anthony Kline was recently promoted to the title of full Professor in the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Kline is the... more
Study on the Pittsburgh Infant Brain Injury Score (PIBIS) Published in Pediatrics
Fri, 07/08/2016
  Recently, Safar Center Associate Director Dr. Rachel Berger and colleagues published an article in the journal Pediatrics, validating the Pittsburgh Infant Brain Injury Score (PIBIS), a... more
SCRR Researchers Organize and Present at the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Meeting in Budapest, Hungary.
Thu, 07/07/2016
  Drs. Anthony E. Kline (Professor of Physical Medical & Rehabilitation, Psychology, Critical Care Medicine, Center for Neuroscience, and Safar Center Associate Director) and Corina O... more
05/2016
SCRR Trainee Hannah Radabaugh Receives Neuroscience Research Excellence Award
Mon, 05/09/2016
Undergraduate Neuroscience student Hannah Radabaugh, who is training with Dr. Anthony E. Kline (Professor of Physical Medical & Rehabilitation, Psychology, Critical Care Medicine, Center for... more
04/2016
Safar Center Trainees Receive Young Investigator and In Training Awards at the 2016 SCCM Congress
Fri, 04/01/2016
The 45th Society of Critical Care Congress was held in Orlando, Florida on February 20th-24th. Several Safar Center trainees won prestigious awards at the event. University of Pittsburgh Medical... more
03/2016
PCCM Publishes New Study by Former T32 Fellow Dr. Steven Shein
Fri, 03/18/2016
  A new study lead by former Safar Center T32 Fellow Dr. Steven Shein was recently published in the journal Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. The article, titled “Effectiveness of... more
02/2016
ADAPT Trial Enrolls 700th Subject
Mon, 02/29/2016
The Approaches and Decisions for Acute Pediatric TBI (ADAPT) Trial has enrolled its 700th subject! This comparative effectiveness study, which is led by Safar Center Associtate Director Dr. Michael... more
Safar Center Faculty Members Speak at 12th Annual INTS Symposium
Fri, 02/19/2016
Safar Center Faculty members Drs. Patrick Kochanek and Michael Bell were featured speakers at the 12th Annual International Neurotrauma Society Symposium that took place in Cape Town, South Africa... more
Nicole Osier to Represent the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing at the 27th International Nursing Research Conference
Thu, 02/18/2016
Safar Center Nursing PhD Student and Neurosurgery Researcher Nicole Osier BSN, BS,RN was recently selected to represent her school, the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, as a... more
01/2016
Dr. Milos Ikonomovic to Study Neuropathological Link between Alzheimer ’s Disease and TBI
Thu, 01/21/2016
Safar Center collaborator Dr. Milos Ikonomovic will soon begin a fascinating new project funded by a grant from the Veterans Administration. The study, “Multifunctional rehabilitative therapy to... more
Fran Mistrick Honored for 40 Years of Service at the University of Pittsburgh
Tue, 01/12/2016
  On December 8, Safar Center Administrative Secretary Fran Mistrick was honored in a special ceremony held in recognition of long serving staff at the University of Pittsburgh led by... more
Dr. Corina Bondi Awarded Young Investigator Travel Award for World Congress of Neurology in Santiago, Chile
Mon, 01/11/2016
  Corina Bondi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor (Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurobiology, and Safar Center for Resuscitation Research), was awarded a Young Investigator... more
10/2015
Safar Center Associate Director Dr. Robert Clark Named Head of the Brain Care Institute of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Wed, 10/28/2015
  Safar Center Associate Director and Division Chief of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP), Dr. Robert Clark, was recently appointed to the... more
Dr. Kline Presented with Distinguished Mentor Award
Tue, 10/27/2015
  Dr. Anthony E. Kline was presented the Distinguished Mentor Award at the 2015 Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) meeting at the Society for Neuroscience (SfN). The Mentor Award is... more
SCRR Trainee Hannah Radabaugh Takes First Place for mGluRs Symposium Presentation
Thu, 10/15/2015
Undergraduate Neuroscience student Hannah Radabaugh was awarded 1st place for oral presentation and 1st place for overall presentation at the Seventh Annual Midwest/Great Lakes Undergraduate Research... more
09/2015
Dr. Berger Elected to be the Next President of Medical Staff at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Wed, 09/09/2015
  Safar Center Associate Director Dr. Rachel Berger was recently elected to be the next President of the Medical Staff at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Her term as president will... more
Dr. Patrick Kochanek Participates in the 7th Annual Beijing Critical Care Forum
Tue, 09/01/2015
Dr. Patrick Kochanek recently participated as a guest speaker at the 7th Annual Beijing Critical Care Forum in Beijing, China, where he presented several lectures on Resuscitation, Neurocritical Care... more
08/2015
Hypothermia and Drug Metabolism Featured in Critical Connections
Fri, 08/28/2015
An article in the June/July edition of Critical Connections written by Safar Center Associate Director Dr. Sam Poloyac and his mentee, School of Pharmacy PhD candidate Kacey Anderson, highlights new... more
Research into Memory Loss Featured in Neurosurgery News
Fri, 08/28/2015
Safar Center Neurosurgery Researchers Nicole Osier, RN, BSN, BS, Shaun Carlson, PhD, and Edward Dixon, PhD recently published an article in UPMC’s Neurosurgery News summer issue which reviewed how... more
Safar Center Student Research Day 2015
Tue, 08/25/2015
This year, the Safar Center Student Research Day was held on July 31st. A total of eleven trainees working in the departments of Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the School of... more
Dr. Corina Bondi Awarded New UPP/UPMC Academic Foundation Grant
Mon, 08/24/2015
  Corina Bondi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and at the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research, was awarded a highly competitive, one-year $50,000... more
07/2015
Catherine Byrd Receives CEED Award
Thu, 07/30/2015
University of Pittsburgh Medical Student Catherine Byrd just received a Career Education and Enhancement for Health Care Diversity (CEED) Program award to present her research at the 2016 Congress of... more
National Neurotrauma Society Meeting 2015
Thu, 07/30/2015
  Left to right: Undergraduate Hannah Radabaugh, Visiting Scholar, Dr. Naima Lajud Avila, Dr. Corina O. Bondi (Assistant Professor, PMR), and Patricia B. de la Tremblaye (WiNTR VISA... more
Safar Center hosts Visiting Professor Dr. Kevin Wang
Mon, 07/20/2015
  On May 15th, Dr. Kevin K. W. Wang, visited the Safar Center as a guest professor for the T32 program. Dr. Wang is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, & Physiological... more
06/2015
13th Annual Safar Symposium
Thu, 06/11/2015
Presented jointly by the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research and the Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education, and Research (WISER), the 13th Safar Symposium was held May 22nd... more
Dr. Corina Bondi Receives Inaugural Early Career Award and is Secretary-elect of the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society
Wed, 06/10/2015
  Corina Bondi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and at the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research, was awarded the inaugural Early Career Award by the... more
Matt Diamond, Dr. Wagner, and Wagner Trainees Awarded Epilepsia Prize
Tue, 06/09/2015
The article “IL-1B Associations with Post-Traumatic Epilepsy Development: A Genetics and Biomarker Cohort Study” has been selected to receive the Epilepsia Prize for 2014 by the editors of the... more
Dr. Diana Pang Wins Shock Society Award for Early Scientists
Tue, 06/09/2015
  Safar Center T32 Fellow Dr. Diana Pang was recently awarded the 2015 Shock Society Research Investigator’s Award for Early Scientists. The award was created to recognize and support new... more
Lingjue Li Wins ISCBFM Young Investigator Travel Award
Tue, 06/09/2015
  Lingjue Li, a University of Pittsburgh PhD student working under the mentorship of Safar Center Associate Directors Mioara Manole and Samuel Poloyac, was awarded an ISCBFM Young... more
Onward and Upward for Graduating Kline Lab Trainees
Tue, 06/09/2015
Five undergraduate trainees mentored Dr. Anthony Kline, Safar Center Associate Director and Associate Professor in the Department of PM&R, graduated this spring. Elizabeth Ogunsanya and... more
03/2015
The ADAPT Trial Hits Landmark for Pediatric TBI
Mon, 03/23/2015
The groundbreaking ADAPT Trial completed its first year of enrollment on February 21, 2015. ADAPT (Approaches and Decisions for Acute Pediatric TBI) is an observational cohort study of children with... more
Dr. Diana Pang Receives Travel Award to Shock Society Meeting
Mon, 03/23/2015
  Safar Center T32 Fellow Dr. Diana Pang received a travel award to will give a platform presentation of her abstract, titled: “Using Plasma Neuron Specific Enolase Levels to Diagnose Brain... more
Dr. Cameron Dezfulian Wins Poster Award at Gordon Research Conference
Mon, 03/23/2015
​ Dr. Cameron Dezfulian and and his research team were awarded a poster award at the Nitric Oxide Gordon Research Conference which took place in Ventura, California from February 15 through... more
Publication by Undergraduate Trainee Matt Diamond Nominated for Annual Epilepsia Prize
Mon, 03/23/2015
A manuscript recently published in the journal Epilepsia written by Matt Diamond in collaboration with Associate  Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Dr. Amy Wagner, and other... more
Dr. Amy Wagner Recognized by Pitt Honors College
Mon, 03/23/2015
Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Safar Center Associate Director Dr. Amy Wagner was named “Inaugural Faculty Fellow” by the University of Pittsburgh Honors College. She... more
01/2015
EPR featured in Newsweek and Popular Science
Wed, 01/28/2015
  The Emergency Preservation and Resuscitation (EPR) trial originally created at the University of Pittsburgh by Dr. Sam Tisherman and Dr. Patrick Kochanek, was featured in Newsweek and... more
OBTT Featured in NEJM
Wed, 01/28/2015
An article published in the December edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, “A Clinical Trial of Progesterone for Severe Traumatic Brain Injury,” highlighted the possibility that the... more
Dr. Thomas Uray Wins 3CPR Award
Wed, 01/28/2015
Former Safar Center Fellow, Dr. Thomas Uray, was awarded the Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Periopoerative Resuscitation (3CPR) Junior Investigator Travel Stipend to present his research at the... more
Safar Center Trainees and Faculty Recognized at SCCM 2015
Wed, 01/28/2015
Several Safar Center trainees and faculty were recognized with awards for their research and career achievements at the 44th Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress, which took place this year... more
11/2014
Dr. Patrick Kochanek Awarded the Dr. Ake N. Grenvik Chair in Critical Care Medicine
Thu, 11/20/2014
Dr. Patrick Kochanek was named the Dr. Ake N. Grenvik Chair in Critical Care Medicine on November 1st. Dr. Kochanek is the second recipient, and follows in the footsteps of Dr. Paul Rogers. Dr.... more
NIH Directors Clayton and Collins Cite Work of Safar Center Scientists to Support Gender Balance in Animal Studies
Thu, 11/20/2014
A recent commentary in the journal Nature debuted new NIH policies to fund preclinical research that addresses the disparity between studies that use males, and studies that use females. The... more
Dr. Corina O. Bondi Promoted to Assistant Professor
Thu, 11/20/2014
Corina O. Bondi, Ph.D., who has worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Anthony E. Kline, Ph.D. since 2012, has been promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine... more
Undergraduate Safar Center Trainees Anna Greene and Elizabeth Ogunsanya Receive SACNAS Travel Awards for the Second Consecutive Year
Thu, 11/20/2014
Anna Green (left) and Elizabeth Ogunsanya (right)  have worked in the laboratory of Safar Center Associate Director Dr. Anthony E. Kline  in the Department of PM &R for over two years.... more
ScienceWatch Highlights Dr. Patrick Kochanek and the University of Pittsburgh in Special Report on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Thu, 11/20/2014
Thomson Reuters’  ScienceWatch released a special topic report on TBI. This report surveyed bibliometric citation data aggregated by the Thomson Reuters Web of Science for the field of TBI over... more
09/2014
Safar Center Student Research Day
Tue, 09/02/2014
This year, the Annual Safar Center Student Research Day took place on July 30th. The event featured 10 outstanding trainees who represented the Departments of Critical Care Medicine, Neurosurgery,... more
Dr. Ericka Fink Awarded New PCORI Grant
Tue, 09/02/2014
A multidisciplinary team of clinician-scientists lead by Ericka Fink, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Safar Center Scientist, has been approved for a $1.87 million award by... more
08/2014
Dr. Hülya Bayır Awarded R01 to Research Role of Oxidative Lipidomics in Pediatric Brain Injury
Fri, 08/01/2014
Dr. Hülya Bayır was recently awarded a new R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health. Her project will identify the role of oxidized phospholipids in neuronal death after pediatric traumatic... more
07/2014
Travis C. Jackson, Ph.D., Awarded a National Scientist Development Grant from the American Heart Association  
Mon, 07/28/2014
Dr. Travis Jackson received a Scientist Development Grant from the American Heart Association, National Affiliate  to continue his investigation of pleckstrin homology domain and leucine rich... more
New R01 award for Drs. Kochanek and Jackson targets the novel 2, 3-cAMP pathway in Traumatic Brain Injury
Mon, 07/07/2014
  Drs. Patrick Kochanek and Edwin Jackson received, as dual PIs, a new R01 award from NINDS to study the 2, 3-cAMP pathway in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).  Building on work... more
06/2014
Safar Center Investigators Present TBI Symposium at the 2014 International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Meeting
Thu, 06/26/2014
  Dr. Kline along with Dr. Bondi organized and co-chaired a symposium entitled “Traumatic brain injury:  laboratory and clinical perspectives” at the International Behavioral... more
Corina O. Bondi, Ph.D., Receives Best Rehabilitation Research Award at the Rehabilitation Institute Research Day
Thu, 06/26/2014
Dr. Corina Bondi, a postdoctoral associate in the laboratory of Dr. Anthony E. Kline (Associate Professor of Physical Medical & Rehabilitation, Psychology, Critical Care Medicine, Center for... more
The 12th Annual Safar Symposium
Thu, 06/26/2014
The 12th Annual Safar Symposium took place May 21st, at the University Club and May 22nd at WISER. The Safar Symposium is a two-day multi-departmental research conference held jointly by the Safar... more
05/2014
Tomas Drabek Wins International Anesthesia Research Society Abstract Award
Wed, 05/28/2014
The abstract “Minocycline Fails to Improve Neurologic and Histologic Outcome after Ventricular Fibrillation Cardiac Arrest in Rats” submitted by Safar Center Scientist, Tomas Drabek MD, PhD, was... more
Thomas Uray Awarded Young Investigator of the Year at the ERC Congress
Fri, 05/23/2014
  Thomas Uray, MD, MPH, a Safar Center postdoctoral research fellow visiting from the Medical University of Vienna who has been working with Cameron Dezfulian, MD since the fall 2012... more
Dr. Kline Awarded R01 from the National Institutes of Health
Wed, 05/14/2014
  Dr. Anthony E. Kline, Associate Director at the Safar Center, was recently awarded an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to fund his study “... more
Dr. Travis Jackson Receives New NIH Grant to Study RNA Splicing after Traumatic Brain Injury
Tue, 05/13/2014
  Travis Jackson, PhD, was awarded an Exploratory NIH R21 research grant from the NINDS titled “The mRNA splicing factor RBM5: A new therapeutic target for TBI” to study novel mechanisms of... more
OBTT Awarded $2.99 Million Grant for Extended Studies
Thu, 05/01/2014
  The Operation Brain Trauma Therapy (OBTT) research group led by Dr. Patrick Kochanek, Director of the Safar Center was recently awarded a grant by the United States Army to expand its... more
03/2014
Emergency Preservation and Resuscitation (EPR) Trial Featured in the New Scientist
Fri, 03/28/2014
A new clinical trial that will be led by Safar Center Associate Director Dr. Samuel Tisherman was recently featured in an article on the New Scientist magazine website. The EPR trial will... more
Drs. Bayır and Clark Awarded R01 from the National Institutes of Health
Mon, 03/24/2014
  Drs. Hülya Bayır and Robert Clark, Associate Directors at the Safar Center, were recently awarded an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to fund... more
Dr. Eng Lo Visits the Safar Center
Tue, 03/18/2014
  Eng Lo, MD, PhD, visited the Safar Center on March 11th and 12th as a Guest Professor for the T32 program. Dr. Lo is the Head of the Neuroprotection Research Lab, Professor of Neurology... more
02/2014
Dr. Gary Fiskum Serves as a Visiting Professor at the Safar Center
Wed, 02/26/2014
Gary Fiskum, PhD, visted the Safar Center on February 25th and 26th as a guest professor for our T32 program. Dr. Fiskum is the M. Jane Matjasko Professor  for Research  in Anesthesiology,... more
Beth Kenny wins 2nd Place Price at the 2014 AHA Fellow’s Research Day
Wed, 02/19/2014
Beth Kenny, an undergraduate trainee in Dr. Cameron Dezfulian’s laboratory at the Safar Center, won the 2nd Place Prize at the American Heart Association’s Fellows Research Day on February 14th. Her... more
Dr. Detlev Boison Visits the Safar Center
Wed, 02/12/2014
The Safar Center was proud to welcome Dr. Detlev Boison as a guest lecturer on February 5th. Dr. Boison, PhD, is the Director of Basic and Translational Research at the Legacy Research Institute, and... more
01/2014
Dr. Robert Berg Visits the Safar Center and the CCM Department
Thu, 01/23/2014
Dr. Robert Berg, the Russell Raphaely Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Chief of the... more
Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress 2014 Abstract Award Winners
Thu, 01/23/2014
We are proud to announce that several trainees connected to the Safar Center were selected as award recipients during the 43rd Annual Congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, which took... more
Post-doctoral Associate Corina O. Bondi, PhD, Receives Travel Fellowship from the International Neurotrauma Society and is Published in the Journal of Neurotrauma
Tue, 01/21/2014
Dr. Corina Bondi, who has worked with Dr. Anthony E. Kline (Associate Professor of Physical Medical & Rehabilitation, Psychology, Critical Care Medicine, Center for Neuroscience, and Safar Center... more
U.S. Department of Defense Workgroup Publishes New Report
Mon, 01/06/2014
Safar Center Director, Dr. Patrick Kochanek coauthored a report recently published in the Journal of Neurotrauma titled “Pharmacotherapy of Traumatic Brain Injury: State of the Science and the Road... more
12/2013
Pioneer in Traumatic Brain Injury Research, Larry Jenkins, PhD, Retires from the Department of Neurosurgery
Thu, 12/19/2013
Larry Jenkins, PhD, Professor of Neurological Surgery and Radiology, and Associate Director of the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research, retired October 31, 2013.   Dr. Jenkins received... more
11/2013
Dr. Allan Doctor Visits the Safar Center
Fri, 11/15/2013
The Safar Center and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh were pleased to welcome Dr. Allan Doctor for a visit and lecture on November 12th. Dr. Doctor is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and... more
Amy K. Wagner, MD, to Present Provost’s Inaugural Lecture on November 19
Fri, 11/08/2013
Amy K. Wagner, MD, Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, and Associate Director at the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research, will deliver a Provost’s... more
Serum Biomarkers Aid in Outcome Prediction after Cardiac Arrest in Children
Mon, 11/04/2013
Serum biomarkers of brain injury may be able to help measure and classify neurologic injury in children with cardiac arrest (CA), according to an article recently published by Dr. Ericka Fink in the... more
10/2013
Dr. Rachel Berger Named as New Division Chief of the Child Advocacy Center at CHP
Mon, 10/21/2013
Rachel Berger, MD, MPH, an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical and Translational Science at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine, and an Associate Director of the Safar Center,... more
Dr. Tomas Drabek Promoted to Associate Professor
Wed, 10/16/2013
Tomas Drabek, MD, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, and a scientist currently working at the Safar Center, has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of... more
Dr. Thomas Uray Awarded Two New Grants
Wed, 10/16/2013
Thomas Uray, MD, MPH, a Safar Center postdoctoral research fellow, has been awarded two new research grants from the Max Kade Foundation, Inc. and the Laerdal Foundation for Acute Medicine... more
Dr. Jonathan Verrier Published in the Journal Glia
Wed, 10/16/2013
Dr. Jonathan D. Verrier, a Post-Doctoral Scholar in the Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, working in collaboration with Safar Center has recently published a paper titled “Role of... more
Dr. Empey published in Critical Care Medicine
Wed, 10/16/2013
Congratulations to Dr. Philip Empey, an assistant professor and KL2 Scholar in Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Pharmacy, for publication of a paper entitled “... more
SCRR Student Research Day – July 31, 2013
Wed, 10/16/2013
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Drs. Bell and Wisniewski Receive NIH Grant to Study Pediatric TBI
Wed, 10/16/2013
Safar Center associate director Michael Bell MD, and Steven Wisniewski, PhD, frequent Safar Center collaborator and senior associate dean at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, have... more
Dr. Erik Brockman Publishes New Findings on PNPH
Wed, 10/16/2013
Erik Brockman, MD, a current T32 Fellow at the Safar Center, recently published a new article in the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism titled, “Polynitroxylated pegylated... more
Dr. Mioara Manole Receives Inaugural R01 Grant from the National Institute of Health
Wed, 10/16/2013
Mioara Manole MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Safar Center, has been awarded her first R01 from the National Institute of Health (NICHD) for her study, titled: “CYP 450-mediated... more
Dr. Anthony E. Kline Named Fellow of the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society
Wed, 10/16/2013
Anthony E. Kline, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Associate Director of the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research, was named a Fellow of the... more
The Safar Center Welcomes Two New Associate Directors
Wed, 10/16/2013
Samuel Poloyac, PharmD, PhD, FCCM, an Associate Professor in the University School of Pharmacy and Mioara Manole, MD an Assistant Professor in the department of Pediatrics in the University of... more
09/2013
Dr. Rachel Berger Receives New Research Grant
Wed, 09/11/2013
Dr. Rachel Berger, Associate Director of the Safar Center, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh, and member of the Child Protection Team at the Children's Hospital of... more
Dr. Kim-Campbell Receives Grant from the Vascular Medicine Institute and CTSI
Wed, 09/11/2013
Nahmah Kim-Campbell, MD, a current T32 Fellow at the Safar Center, was recently informed that her project “Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Organ Dysfunction: Association with Hemolysis and Cell-Free... more
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