The latest episode of the UPMC Physician Journal features a story about the severe traumatic brain injury and neurocritical care programs at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and their links to the work at the Safar Center.
Safar Center investigators have been awarded a five-year, $3.1 million R01 grant entitled “Bio-digital Rapid Alert to Identify Neuromorbidity (BRAIN)” from the National Institute of Neurologic Diseases and Stroke (NINDS).
Safar Center Associate Director Dr. Anthony E. Kline awarded an R01 grant from the NIH to study the efficacy of human neural stem cells after TBI
Dr. Anthony E. Kline was awarded an R01 grant to study the efficacy of human neural stem cells on motor, cognitive, and affective outcomes after controlled cortical impact injury in adult rats of both sexes.
Safar Center Associate Director Dr. Anthony E. Kline awarded a competitive renewal R01 from the NIH/NINDS to continue studies of environmental enrichment after traumatic brain injury
The 18th Safar Symposium on May 19th and 20th held virtually for the first time, was a record-breaking event with over 360 registrants. In addition, attendees from 20 countries participated.
Safar Center Associate Director Dr. Raj Aneja awarded an R21 grant from NIH to study the SUR1 pathway in sepsis
Dr. Raj Aneja will lead a team of investigators to determine if sepsis-mediated toll-like receptor-4 (TLR4) activation upregulates the Sur1-Trpm4 channel leading to sepsis-induced brain edema and axonal swelling.
Anecdotally, many pediatric clinicians noted a sharp drop-off in the number of admitted children after COVID-19 and associated social distancing began. Several of us began to note aloud "wow, it's like bronchiolitis and asthma just went away." Inspired by that...
Three projects were selected including studies by two young investigators.
Awards and honors for Safar Center trainees and faculty at the 2021 Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Congress
Congratulations to both Ben Zusman and Ericka Fink for these outstanding accomplishments!
The Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award (R37) is a conditional seven-year research grant given to scientists selected by the National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council.
Preliminary Virtual Program
Jessica Jarvis, PhD received one of the six Pediatric Critical Care Medicine research awards at the virtual World Federation Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies (WFPICCS) congress.