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February 2021

SCCM Turns 50
February 24, 2021

In a fitting tribute to its founding ties to the University of Pittsburgh, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) selected Lillian Liang Emlet, MD, MS to co-chair the 50th Anniversary Congress. She was one of three co-chairs to plan…read more...

Jeremy Kahn, MD, MS Appointed Vice Chair for Research
February 19, 2021

Professor Jeremy Kahn, MD, MS was appointed Vice Chair for Research for the Department of Critical Care Medicine, effective February 1, 2021. He succeeds John Kellum, MD, who held the role for the past 12 years.

“Jeremy has done a fantastic…

Hülya Bayır, MD Awarded Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award
February 15, 2021

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) awarded a Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award (R37) to Hülya Bayır, MD for her R01 renewal entitled, “Oxidative Lipidomics in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury.” The award was announced on February 8, 2021.

“The Javits Award…

Call for Abstracts: 10th Annual Mitchell P. Fink Scholar Day 2021
February 11, 2021

The 10th Annual Mitchell P. Fink Scholar Day—a signature scholarship event of the Department of Critical Care Medicine—will be held on April 21, 2021 as a virtual event. Fink Scholar Day is an opportunity for junior faculty and fellows to…read more...

Timothy Girard, MD, MSCI, Appointed Director of CRISMA
February 04, 2021

Associate Professor Timothy Girard, MD, MSCI, is appointed the Director of the Clinical Research, Investigation, and Systems Modeling of Acute Illness (CRISMA) Center, succeeding Derek Angus, MD, MPH, who founded the center in 2001 and stepped down to lead…read more...

McGrevin Post-Doctoral Award Funds Three Critical Care Fellows
February 02, 2021

For the first time, three Critical Care Medicine fellows will share the McGrevin Post-Doctoral Award. The 2021 recipients are Stephanie LaCount, MD, Michael Certo, MD, and Mark Andreae, MD, who are all fellows in the Department of Critical Care Medicine.…read more...

John Kellum, MD to Become CMO of Spectral Medical
February 02, 2021

Professor and Vice Chair for Research John Kellum, MD announced he is taking a two-year leave of absence to join Spectral Medical, a biotech company, as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Kellum will retain his faculty appointment at the University of…read more...

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