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2014
August Dr. David Crippen Co-Edits a Twelve-Part Series on Brain Death in the Journal of Critical Care
August UPMC Infonet Article Describes “Exceptional Care” Provided to One Family at Magee NICU and Presby CTICU
August Dr. Ann Thompson Promotion to Vice Dean of School of Medicine Announced on UPMC Website
August Dr. Shekhar Venkataraman Quoted in Anesthesiology News Article on Extubation
August Travis Jackson, Ph.D., Awarded Grant from the American Heart Association to Research Treatments for Brain Injury after Cardiac Arrest
August Dr. Hülya Bayır Awarded NIH Grant to Research Role of Oxidative Lipidomics in Pediatric Brain Injury
August UPMC Nutrition Committee Creates a Guide for Enteral/Parenteral Nutrition
August Dr. Ricardo Munoz Quoted in Post-Gazette Story about Telemedicine
August Dr. Ann Thompson Announced as New Vice Dean of School of Medicine
August Dr. Raghavan Murugan Invited by HRSA to Speak in a Webcast on Organ Donor Management
August Medical Student Mentored by Dr. Joseph Darby Wins “Best Poster” Award on Annual Scholars Day
August A Figure from a CCM Faculty-Authored Article Featured on the Cover of Shock
August The Department of Critical Care Medicine is proud to announce its First Annual Black Tie, White Coat Gala
August News in Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Program
July Dr. Kahn Receives NIH Grant for ICU Telemedicine Project
July The 4th Annual CCCN-AKI Symposium to be Held on October 9, 2014
July Welcome to the Incoming Class of Adult Critical Care Medicine Fellows!
July The Handbook of Pediatric Cardiovascular Drugs, Second Edition, Edited by Dr. Ricardo Muñoz, Published in July 2014
July Ethan Lennox hired as Communications Coordinator
July Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Promotions
July Welcome to the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellow Class of 2017!
July Congratulations Pediatric Fellow of the Year, Jenny Mendelson!
July Upcoming Events: The 2nd Annual Perioperative and Critical Care Monitoring Conference
June Dr. Jeremy Kahn, Recovery Is Rare, but Comfort Is Common at Acute Care Hospitals
March Pitt Study Challenges Accepted Sepsis Treatment
March Raghavan Murugan interviewed by Hemodialysis.com
March Lori Shutter named Vice Chair of Education, Critical Care Medicine
March CCM extends best wishes to Dr. Samuel Tisherman in his new position at the University of Maryland
February Jeremy Kahn comments on Telemedicine Bolsters ICU Care In Rural Maryland Hospitals
January Upcoming CRRT Conference March 4 - 7th, 2014 in San Diego
January Upcoming CCM Grand Rounds and Lecture Series Events
January Drs. Gooch and Kahn author recent Viewpoint in JAMA
January Kelly Gottschalk promoted to Director of Operations
2013
December Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Shoe Shiner Retires, with comments from Dr. Robert Clark and Janet Santucci
December Drs. Clermont, Kellum, and Pinsky of Critical Care Medicine Receive Innovator of the Year Award
November Deena Kelly, RN, PhD study featured in American Association of Critical Care Nurses
October CCM Team Meet - Faye Cotton
October Dr. Murat Kaynar provides commentary on MedPageToday regarding a study brain death
October 3rd Annual Acute Kidney Injury Symposium held at the University Club on October 24th
October Adult Critical Care ECMO Fellowship to have first fellow begin in November
October Learn more about CRISMA's Program on Ethics and Decision Making
October New Center for Critical Care Nephrology at Pitt / UPMC
October Media Tech Blog: Wireless Options for CCM Fellows at Work
October PALISI held 22nd meeting in New Orleans, October 1st - 5th
October Dr. Douglas White Receives Grant Award from the National Institute on Aging
October Dr. Lori Shutter inducted in first class of Fellow of Neurocritical Care Society
September When Cells ‘Eat’ Their Own Power Plants; Pitt Scientists Solve Mystery of Basic Cellular Process, with Dr. Hülya Bayır of CCM
September CCM Welcomes Max Glider
September Fellows Look Forward to 2nd Year at Retreat
September Feature on QI: Standardization and Variability of Care
September Sachin Yende, MD featured on NPR for his study Bidirectional Relationship between Cognitive Function and Pneumonia
August Risk of Dementia Doubles for Elderly Patients Hospitalized with Infections, Pitt Study Finds
August Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Review Article in NEJM by Drs. Derek Angus and T. van der Poll
August Dr. Kochanek Helps Define Department of Defense Strategic Research Plan in Traumatic Brain Injury
August Ragi Murugan selected to serve on NIDDK Special Emphasis Panel and NIH's Early Career Reviewer Program
August Christopher Seymour Receives BaCCoR Grant Award
August Just a reminder - the UPMC Adult ECMO Review and Training Course is September 5 - 6
August Douglas B. White, MD selected to serve on Societal and Ethical Issues in Research Study Section
August Just a reminder, the First Perioperative and Critical Care Monitoring Conference is on August 24 - 25
August PCCM Fellowship Recruitment Season in Full Swing
August Upcoming UPMC Adult ECMO Review and Training Course, September 5 - 6
August CCM Welcomes New Executive Administrator, Nick Vizzoca
August CCM Team Meet - Erik Brockman
August Innovation Workshop on Novel Treatment Paradigms for Severe Sepsis
August Drs. Bell & Wisniewski on 90.5 WESA, Local Researchers Land $16.5 Million to Study Traumatic Brain Injuries
August Cameron Dezfulian Awarded Grant from Laerdal Foundation
August Adult Critical Care T32 Training Program Renewed for an Additional Five Years
July Drs. Bell & Wisniewski in Post Gazette; Pitt, UPMC to lead study of severe brain injuries in youth
July Early Bird Reg Deadline July 30th, First Perioperative and Critical Care Monitoring Conference, August 24 - 25
July Michael Bell, MD & Stephen Wisniewski, PhD, receive NIH Grant to Study Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injuries
July Sachin Yende comments on MedPage Today on the risk of sepsis death in the ED
July Christopher Seymour awarded the ANZICS Intensive Care Global Rising Star Programme Fellowship
July Dr. Jeremy Berg coming to Grand Rounds, September 4th
July Welcome Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellows!
July Welcome Adult Critical Care Medicine Fellows!
July Dr. Kim-Campbell Receives Grant from the Vascular Medicine Institute and CTSI
June Ericka Fink receives grant from Laerdal Foundation
June Dennis Simon received Fellow of the Year, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
June Congratulations to the Fellow Class of 2013
May Michael Pinsky receives SMART Award
May Dr. Amber Barnato, Doctor’s Choice of Words May Influence Family’s Decision to Permit CPR if Critically Ill Patient’s Heart Stops
May Jason Sperry on NPR, Can Plasma on MedEvac Helicopters Save Lives?
May Grenvik Lectureship, May 14th and 15th: Kevin J. Tracey, MD
May Second Annual Fink Scholar Day a Success
May STAT MedEvac Aims to Reduce Trauma Deaths by Providing Plasma on Helicopters
May From the PICU - Camp Inspire 2013
May CCM Fellow Graduation, June 8th
May Sixteen Department Physicians Make Pittsburgh Magazine's 2013 "Best Doctors" List
April Check out the Critical Care Journal Club Blog
April Board of Pharmacy Specialties Announces New Specialties in Critical Care Pharmacy and Pediatric Pharmacy
April Dedication of 910 Kaufmann Conference Room - April 22, 2013
April 11th Annual Safar Symposium - Registration Deadline May 3rd
April Upcoming Annual Fink Scholar Day on April 23rd
March Jeremy Kahn featured in UPMC brings Telemedicine to Rural County
February Society of Critical Care Medicine honors Mitch Fink, John Kellum and Lori Shutter
2012
December Meet Dr. Crippen, author of "Resource Allocation in the New Millennium"
October Michael Pinsky honored at this year's ESICM with 'Honorary Membership'
October October 4th Grand Rounds featuring "Is there a problem with end of life care in the ICU?"
September World Sepsis Day: Stop Sepsis, Save Lives
September Docs, nurses may overestimate quality of their care, study provides valuable lesson says Dr. Jeremy Kahn
August Dr. David Wallace in "Where do critical care patients end up?"
August Targeted Oxidation-Blocker Prevents Secondary Damage after Traumatic Brain Injury, Pitt Study by Dr. Bayιr Shows
August Dr. Ahmad Maarouf Gives Generously for Fellowship Education
August Dr. Christopher Seymour leads study showing consequences of increasing sedation at night in the ICU
July Appointment of Samuel Tisherman as Director, UPMC Adult Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training Program
July Nature Medicine: Focus on Sepsis, featuring quotes from Derek Angus, MD, MPH, FRCP
July Congratulations to the Fellow Class of 2012
June Dr. Angus to give Inaugural Lecture on June 26th
June Former Pitt Fellow Dr. Thomas Rimmelé featured in Anesthesiology
May Christopher Seymour moderates a scientific session on sever sepsis at the 2012 ATS International Conference, San Francisco, Califonia
May Kochanek leads team in the field of TBI to publish guidelines in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
May First Annual Mitchell P. Fink Critical Care Scholar Day Success
May Intensivist Presence at Night Improves Patient Outcomes in ICUs with Limited Daytime Intensivist Staffing, say Pitt/UPMC Researchers
May ‘Kidney Attack’ As Serious as Heart Attack, Warns UPMC Critical Care Expert
May Mitchell P. Fink Critical Care Scholar Day
March Wide variation in ICU use highlighted in research by Dr. Christopher Seymour
March New KDIGO Guideline For AKI
March Family Members of ICU Patients Overly Optimistic When Faced with Grim Prognoses, Research led by Douglas B. White, MD, MAS
February Christopher W. Seymour, MD, MSc awarded the 2011 SCCM Vision Grant
February In Memoriam David Bennett
February Raj Aneja, MD elected to Pediatric Section Steering Committee of SCCM
January Department shines at Society of Critical Care Medicine Clinical Congress
January Welcome Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellows Class of 2015!
January Current Research Newsletter
January Kahn named to 2012 Editorial Board of AJRCCM
2011
November Critical Care Medicine sends sympathy, condolences to the family of former fellow John A. Kelly, MD
November Pitt Faculty Honored as Master Critical Care Medicine
November Emergency Preservation and Resuscitation
November In the News: Trial of Body Cooling For Cardiac Arrest From Massive Bleeding to Begin in Early 2012
November In the News: Tisherman, Pitt study looks at cooling as way to save patients
October EPs Gain Access to Critical Care Certification
October Featured in JAMA - White and Arnold, The Evolution of Advance Directives
September Chief CCM Fellow Completes Saddlesore 1000
September PICU Receives Generous Proceeds from Scarnati / Cawley 100 Ride for Children's Hospitals
September Dr. John A. Kellum Keynote Speaker and Honorary Member at ACOMEC in Columbia
September CCM in WSJ Informed Patient
September CCM in WSJ Health Blog
June New Study Suggests Race Might Not Influence Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions in End-Stage Cancer
June Department featured prominently in Fourth Edition of Fuhrman and Zimmerman's Pediatric Critical Care
June Pediatric Neurocritical Care making its mark!
June SCCM celebrates 40 years: Pittsburgh figures prominently
February Dr. Marie R. Baldisseri to receive 2011 Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Award
February Dr. Michael Devita to receive Laerdal Award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine
2010
October CRRTeams 2010 Conference a success!
October 'Scarnati 100' bicycle ride produces generous gift to Pediatric Intensive Care Unit!
October Ricardo Munoz, et al. edits valuable textbook on Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care
September McGrevin Post Doctoral Award
August Dr. Marie Baldisseri Responds to Disaster in Haiti
August Critical Care Medicine Annual Graduation Ceremony
July Dr. Tor Inge Tonnessen Presents at CCM Grand Rounds
April Research Program on Ethics and Decision Making in Critical Illness
April Pitt faculty dominate symposium in Bogota, Colombia
April Michael R. Pinsky, MD, Vice Chair of Academic Affairs awarded the title Honorary Professor of the Universidad de Iberoamerica
January Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Scientific Assembly
January 2010 SCCM ANNUAL CONGRESS Miami Beach, Florida Report
2009
December Dr. Eric B. Milbrandt Presents CCM Grand Rounds
December Pitt Faculty presents at CHEST 2009
December Vietnam Emergency Medicine Symposium, March 2010
November Janice Knapp steps down after almost 11 years at the helm of CCM Administrative Support
November Pitt CCM Faculty and Fellows Represented at the American Society of Nephrology Renal Week 2009 42nd Annual Meeting & Scientific Exposition
November The Mitchell P. Fink Endowed Chair in Critical Care Medicine
October The Ottawa Heart Institute’s Wynands Endowed Lectureship in Cardiac Anesthesia given by Dr. Michael Pinsky
September Ake Grenvik, MD, PhD retires from the Department of Critical Care Medicine
September Dr. Ake Grenvik - CCM Grand Rounds Entitled “40 Years of Critical Care Medicine at Pitt
September Dr. Robert Clark Appointed Chief of Division of Pediatric Ciritical Care Medicine
July The Psychological Impact of Transplantation
June Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Moves To A New Location!
June CCM has major impact in the ESICM 23rd Annual Congress held in October 2010
May Dr. Michael R. Pinsky Elected President of the University Senate
May Dr. Lakshmipathi (Luke) Chelluri Leaving for Prominent Appointment at West Virginia University
May Dr. Mitchell Fink Presents CCM Grand Rounds
May Pitt Makes Big Showing in Bogotá, Colombia
May 7th Annual Safar Symposium and 29th Annual Peter & Eva Safar Lectureship
April Fascinating 2009 Grenvik Lectures by Dr. Michael Matthay
April Dr. Michael DeVita Appointed Executive Vice President at West Penn Allegheny Health System
April Dr. Patrick Kochanek Invited to University of Uppsala in Sweden as Faculty Opponent of Medical Thesis