We are pleased to announce that in June, Michael Wolf, MD, and Alicia Alcamo, MD, graduated from the Safar Center’s Pediatric Neurointensive Care and Resuscitation Research FellowshipT32 program.
During her fellowship, Dr. Alcamo’s research focused on outcomes in the pediatric solid organ abdominal transplant population. She developed computable composite definitions to detect the presence of neurological complications using variables extracted from the HER and used them to explore neuromorbidities and how they related to hospital admissions, ICU admissions, length of stay, mortality and immunosuppression exposure. She also evaluated the occurrence of severe sepsis episodes after transplantation, described the infectious landscape – identifying the presence of multi-drug resistant organisms as a significant concern. Alicia will soon join the faculty at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as an Assistant Professor.
Dr. Wolf’s T32 fellowship projects included the development of a novel and simple assay of the glymphatic pathway in pre-clinical models, a study of vitamin C deficiency in a model of pediatric cardiac arrest, and the development of a novel clinical index of intracranial compliance useful for serial assessment at the bedside. He was mentored by Drs. Robert Clark, Mioara Manole, Hulya Bayir, Giles Clermont, and Patrick Kochanek. Michael will join the faculty at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Critical Care Medicine. He plans to continue his work in neurocritical care research and education.
Both Dr. Alcamo and Dr. Wolf were outstanding and highly productive fellows with bright futures. Please join us in congratulating them on their graduation and new positions!