Winter, 2017  

From Dr. Sinnott...
As we move into the second half of the academic year, I must thank each of you for your outstanding contributions to education, research and patient care.
The healthcare environment continues in flux as we prepare to tackle the challenges posed by changes in the Affordable Care Act and although relationships are cordially evolving with our other institutions and hospitals - we can comfortably 
predict some dramatic changes ahead. We just don't know what they are. As these events unfold, the Department of Internal Medicine is committed to fulfilling its core mission of patient-centered teaching, research and care. Continued success like this requires not only the relentless pursuit of improvement but also cultivating a culture of safety. Our major focus, as always, is to blend quality and patient satisfaction. As soon as I know of any significant changes, I will share them with you.
Grand rounds have a new schedule with a focus on bringing in world-renowned speakers. Our faculty are at the forefront of assisting the leadership of USF Health with streamlining and enhancing operations, while at the same time, we continually expand the breadth and richness of our own endeavors. IM Faculty and staff, including Dr. Guerra, Dr. Oxner, Dr. Jacobs, Joe Kirkner and Jennifer Timmons, are organizing outpatient quality measures. Dr. Narvarte, Dr. O'Brien, Dr. Bernard and Dr. Brady lead the pack in Press Ganey scores. Dr. Rumbak is building Pulmonary Transplantation with Dr. Patel's Team and Dr. Tambi Jarmi will be joining us in April in Renal Transplantation and will be part of Dr. Durr's Team. Dr. Moseley has joined us as the new Chief Medical Officer for our faculty practice group and as the associate dean for clinical affairs at the COM.
This is a challenging time for Morsani College of Medicine and our Department of Internal Medicine. We are glad you are rising to the occasion. We look forward to continued growth with a laser-like focus on being patient-centered in all we do. We invite you to review our newsletter and we appreciate your efforts for your Department of Internal Medicine.

John Sinnott MD FACP
James Cullison Professor and Chairman
Department of Internal Medicine
Morsani College of Medicine
University of South Florida 
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Medicine is only for those who cannot imagine 
doing anything else.   - Luanda Grazette, MD

Welcome Aboard! Welcome
New Faculty

Mark Moseley MD MHA FACEP
Chief Medical Officer  
Professor of Internal Medicine (Emergency Medicine)
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

Mark G. Moseley, MD, MHA, FACEP joined USF Health on January, 2017 as the new Chief Medical Officer for the faculty practice group and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the Morsani College of Medicine. He is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine and will see patients clinically in the Tampa General Hospital Emergency Department.  He also holds a courtesy appointment as Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, USF College of Public Health.
Dr. Moseley comes to USF from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio where he served as both the Assistant Chief Operating Officer and Medical Director for Utilization Management for the entire 1,100 bed, 5 hospital health system.  In addition to his system-level responsibilities, Dr. Moseley served as Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs and Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine.  While at OSU, Dr. Moseley helped to lead teams that established the Emergency Department Observation Unit, Psychiatric Flex Observation Unit, and Express Admission Unit.  He also helped to lead the design and opening of the 115 bed University Hospital Emergency Department and James Cancer Hospital Oncology Emergency Department which opened in 2014.  At a system level, Dr. Moseley revitalized the system's Capacity Management/Transfer Center, established a system wide inpatient access and patient flow initiative, started a post-acute care network, and designed and implemented two After Hours Clinics, for which he won the 2013 OSU College of Medicine Innovation Award. 
Dr. Moseley is an Ohio native and alumnus of the Ohio State University College of Medicine and College of Public Health; graduating as the first student in OSU's combined five-year MD/MHA program. He completed a residency in emergency medicine at Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Del., serving as chief resident in his final year of training.  He is married to Jennifer Moseley, PhD, and father to daughter Anna, 9, and son Joseph, 4.  He enjoys watching his daughter compete in swim meets, playing Legos with his son, and looks forward to spending time with his family at Florida's sunny beaches.  

Monvasi Pachinburavan MD
Assistant Professor
Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep and Transplantation

Dr. Pachinburavan earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. She completed her Internal Medicine residencies at Chulalongkorn University and Albert Einstein Medical Center. This was followed by a Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in conjunction with completion of an NIH K30 Training Program in Human Investigation. Dr. Pachinburavan then completed a Heart-Lung and Lung Transplant Fellowship at Stanford University.
After completing her fellowship training, Dr. Pachinburavan returned to Chulalongkorn University as an instructor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Before joining USF Health as an assistant professor, Dr. Pachinburavan cared for pulmonary patients at Sentara RMH Pulmonary Associates in Harrisonburg, VA.
Most recently, she showed her special humanitarian nature by volunteering to accompany a critically ill lung transplant patient to the University of Pittsburgh. 

New Staff

Darlene Baysa MSN ARNP FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner
General Internal Medicine

Prior to joining USF, Darlene worked as an RN for 19 years, 15 of them at TGH. In May 2016, Darlene completed her Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Tampa. Darlene also earned a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration on Leadership and Management from the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines. Darlene is also a Certified Lactation Counselor and an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau International.

Andrew Conniff BA
Fiscal and Business Analyst
Internal Medicine

Andrew serves as a Fiscal and Business Analyst for the Department of Internal Medicine. He comes to us from the Department of Molecular Medicine where he worked in research, fiscal and business administration for ten years. This included setting up research laboratories at the Interdisciplinary Research Building and Byrd Institute.

Lindsey Straub MBA
Clinical Business Analyst
Internal Medicine

Lindsey joins us from the Practice's Division of Infertility and Reproductive Endocrinology as a Senior Financial Specialist. As a Clinical Business Analyst, Lindsey will be the department's key liaison for all provider financial, productivity and quality reporting. This includes reporting from EPIC, FPSC ( Faculty Practice Solutions Center), Press Ganey and Data & Analytics (previously known as HART). Additionally, Lindsey will be analyzing billing and collection data to identify billing and collection opportunities and will be coordinating efficiency efforts with faculty and staff to strengthen our overall clinic operation efficiency, productivity and bottom-line results.

Stacy Stutts MBA ARNP FNP-BC
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Stacy earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida State University and worked as a critical care nurse and rapid response team member for 7 years. She then received a dual Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration from Jacksonville University, specializing in acute care, pain management and business and leadership development.

Appointments and Promotions Appointments
Lakshmi Galam PhD, Promoted to Assistant Professor

Lakshmi Galam PhD, from the Division of Allergy and Immunology, was  promoted to assistant professor. Prior to that, Dr. Galam was a research instructor and has been with the Division since September 2011 and works in the Division's Joy McCann Airways Disease Center.  She is currently working on understanding the mechanisms of oxidative stress in lung biology with respect to SOCS-1 protection against hyperoxic acute lung injury. She is also actively funded by the American Heart Association. The Division is appreciative of her contribution and dedication to medicine and research. Dr. Galam joined the Division in Sept 2011, as a research instructor.
Lady Washington BS, Serves as AAC President

Since 2014, Lady Washington has served as the President of USF's Administrative Advisory Council.  The AAC seeks to consider and make recommendations to the appropriate authorities on matters of interest to the University community.  The AAC represents all administrative and professional employees. USF's AAC is made up of 46 members elected from a body of approximately 2500. Lady's problem solving skills, financial knowledge and pleasant demeanor prepared her well for her elected position as President of the Administrative Advisory Council at USF.
Philanthropy & Events
BRIDGE Clinic Family Holiday Party 2016

BRIDGE Clinic faculty and student volunteers spread some holiday cheer.

Throughout the year the BRIDGE Clinic provides free patient care to under-served members of the community. BRIDGE faculty and student volunteers continued serving the community throughout the holidays by presenting patients and their families with gifts donated by faculty and staff from all over the department at their annual holiday party. Thank you, BRIDGE staff, for all your hard work and the selfless example you set.
2016 Celebration of Success

In December 2016, the department held its annual Celebration of Success with over 200 attendees. Faculty, staff, trainees and supporters of USF Internal Medicine turned out to celebrate all of the department's accomplishments in 2016, as well as to look ahead to 2017.   

Patient Centered Focus
Patient Centered Teaching Teaching
Outstanding Teacher of the Year - American College of Physicians Florida 

Cuc Mai MD FACP, was awarded "Outstanding Teacher of the Year" by the American College of Physicians, Florida Chapter. This recognizes her leadership and dedication to Medical Education. 

Congratulations Dr. Mai on receiving this prestigious award!

Poster Presentation at Gerontological Society of America Conference  

John-Paul Saustegui, Lucy Guerra MD, Samuel Slone.
Lucy Guerra MD, recently attended the 2016 Gerontological Society of America Conference in New Orleans. She was accompanied by John-Paul Saustegui MS, the project's research assistant, and Samuel Slone, a fourth year medical student. The group presented their work titled "
Raising the Rates of Pneumococcal Vaccination : A Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Project", sponsored by HRSA.

Internal Medicine Residency Program Completes Another Successful Fellowship Match  

Asha Balakrishnan - UPMC Hem/Oncology
Susan Cheng - USF Pulmonary
Joseph Clara -  NIH Hem/Oncology
Erin Dean - USF Hem/Oncology
Kerolos Fahmi - UF Jacksonville Cardiology
Cristina Garcia - USF ID
Vindya Gunawardena - USF Endocrinology
Angel Martin - Hofstra Northwell Cardiology
Laura Oben - USF Endocrinology
Jaymin Patel - USF Cardiology
Shiven Patel - USF A&I
Rita Raturi - USF Rheumatology
Tara Saco - USF A&I
Mindy Sampson - USF ID
Sajiv Sethi - USF GI
Aly Strauss - John's Hopkins GI 
Tony Sunjic - USF Cardiology

Patient Centered Research PatientCenteredResearch
Thomas Casale MD, Awarded Research Grant  for Execution of Zika Virus Vaccine and Diagnostic Clinical Trials

On September 22, 2016, Governor Scott announced that $25 million in state funds would be allocated to support research to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus and enhance Zika testing methods.  The University of South Florida was recently awarded a research grant from the Florida Department of Health in an effort to combat this disease. The principal investigator will be Dr. Casale.

Sponsor: Florida Department of Health
Title: University of South Florida Integrated Clinical Trial Network Structuring and Enhancement for Execution of Zika Virus Vaccine and Diagnostic Clinical Trials, and testing of other Emerging Infectious Disease (EID) Solutions for Florida

Grant award number: 7ZK19
PI: Thomas Casale, MD
Project period: 01/23/2017 - 01/22/2020
Project budget (includes 15% F&A): $1,117,413
Co-Is (Internal Medicine): Michael Teng, PhD; Narasaiah Kolliputi, PhD; Richard Lockey, MD; Dennis Ledford, MD; Douglas Holt, MD; Charurut Somboonwit, MD; Beata Casanas, DO; Jamie Morano, MD; John Sinnott, MD; Seetha Lakshmi, MD
Co-Is (College of Public Health): Tom Unnasch, PhD; Wilbur Milhous, PhD

Michael Teng PhD, Awarded Research Grant  for Antiviral Activity Against Zika Virus Study

The University of South Florida was recently awarded a research grant from the Florida Department of Health. The principal investigator will be Dr Teng.

Sponsor: Florida Department of Health
Title: Rapid identification of natural products with antiviral activity against Zika virus
Grant award number: 7ZK34
PI: Michael Teng, PhD
Project period: 01/23/2017 - 01/22/2018
Project budget (includes 15% F&A): $200,000
Co-I (Center for Drug Discovery and Innovation): Bill Baker, PhD

Patient Centered Care PatientCenteredCare
Allergy and Immunology Fellow Dr. Chen Lin examines a patient at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa, Fla., as Dr. Hugh Windom watches. (Photo courtesy of
WOC Docs Train New Docs as They Treat Veterans for Free

A group of five physicians volunteer at the Tampa VA clinic without compensation one to two days a month to treat Veterans and to help train allergy and immunology fellows.

The longest serving of the "WOC" (Without Compensation) doctors is Hugh Windom, an allergist who makes the drive from his home and private practice in Sarasota twice a month to work at the VA's clinic.  He's been making that same drive since he opened his practice in 1992.

For the first 20 years of his time as a WOC doc, Windom would shut down his practice, Windom Allergy, Asthma and Sinus, when he made the almost 140 mile roundtrip drive to the hospital in Tampa. - See more

Announcements Announcements
Roy H. Behnke Grand Rounds  

Grand Rounds are back in session!

**All DOIM Grand Rounds lectures are held on Thursdays from
12:00- 1:00pm, lunch is provided. Lectures are simulcast to TGH B107 and FOB 1304

Upcoming Deadlines for Internal Awards Program Grants

Call for grant applications for the Creative Scholarship, New Researcher, and Proposal Enhancement  Grants.

The grant programs are available to USF System faculty who are tenured, tenure earning, or in a non-tenured (regularly renewable) position that requires independent research.

Achievements and Awards Achievements
Tampa Bay Street Medicine Chosen to Receive a $25,000 Donation 

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The Tampa Bay Lightning has honored Skye Schmelzer as the second "Lightning Community Hero of Tomorrow" of the 2016-17 season. Schmelzer received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation. The Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate $25,000 to Tampa Bay Street Medicine and Schmelzer will receive a scholarship grant of $25,000 to assist in her educational pursuits.

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USF Named Center of Excellence 

The University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Immunology has been designated as a Center of Excellence for four years (2016-2019). A WAO Center of Excellence is identified as a multidisciplinary group, based in an academic institution, encompassing three or more subspecialties/organ systems.

The World Allergy Organization (WAO) is an international umbrella organization whose membership consists of 97 regional and national allergy and clinical immunology societies.  It represents approximately 35,000 allergists/immunologists throughout the world.

The purpose of the WAO Centers of Excellence (WCOE) is to intensify and accelerate multidisciplinary scientific and clinical innovation, education, and advocacy worldwide providing excellence in education, research, training to various stakeholders in allergy, asthma and clinical immunology.

Margarita Cabrera-Cancio MD FACP, Receives 2016  Outstanding Service Award 
Margarita Cabrera-Cancio MD, earned her medical degree and completed her residency and fellowship in Infectious Diseases from USF Morsani COM. Dr. Cabrera-Cancio serves as clinical professor at the Morsani College of Medicine. She served on the original USF Board of Directors and has been Chief of Staff at Tampa General Hospital and has been named in "Best Doctors in America".

Shyam Mohapatra PhD, Elected as AAAS Fellow  
Recently the American Association of Advancement of Science Elected (AAAS) elected Professor Mohapatra as Fellow in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Section. He will be inducted at the March 2017 Annual Meeting with the following citation: "For outstanding contributions in the field of pharmaceutical and health sciences, particularly for pioneering achievements in advancing biomedical nanotechnology for inflammatory diseases".

Dr. Mohapatra's research on immunobiology respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), atrial natriuretic peptide signaling pathways, and Nanoparticle-mediated gene/drug delivery has helped guide the fields of inflammation, immunology, infectious disease, biotherapeutics and translational medicine. 

Karel Calero MD, Awarded a PCORI Grant  
Karel Calero MD, has been awarded a new PCORI grant. Dr. Calero is the USF site PI for a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) grant issued to the Tampa VA Research and Education Foundation  (TVAREF) "Comparison of Sleep Apnea Assessment Strategies to Maximize TBI Rehabilitation Participation and Outcome" (PI: Risa Richardson, PhD). Dr. Calero will review all sleep studies along with Dr. Daniel Schwartz (Tampa VA physician) to facilitate study polysomnography (PSG) interpretation across the participating sites.

W McDowell Anderson MD, to collaborate in NIH Study  
Dr. Anderson and Dr. Calero will be collaborating with Cindy Munro PhD and Ming Ji PhD, from the USF College of Nursing, in  a four-year, NIH sponsored study. The study will examine patients being treated with an audio-recording system to reduce delirium during an ICU stay. 

Narasaiah Kolliputi PhD, to Co-Chair Mini Symposium  
Narasaiah Kolliputi PhD, has been invited to co-chair the mini symposium, "Impact of inflammation on acute lung injury" at the 2017 American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference, May 19-24, 2017, Washington, DC

Highlights Gallery Gallery

Children at the BRIDGE Clinic delighted to see Santa

Eager student volunteer, bringing gifts

Tampa Bay Street Medicine Volunteers

Tampa Bay Street Medicine volunteers

Tampa Bay Street Medicine volunteers

Lynette Menezes PhD, with Dr. Li of Gansu, Health Dept., PRC

Shiven Patel MD, at ACP poster competition

Samuel Slone at ACP poster competition

Bandaids for BRIDGE

Dr. Myers and Dr. Oxner at Gasparilla

Women's March, St Petersburg

Presentations & Publications Publications

Dr. Barbara Hansen will give an invited lecture  to the Asia Pacific Association for the study of the liver (APASL, 2017)  - Shanghai, China, February 2017.

Dr. Hansen will present an oral presentation of her accepted meeting abstract "Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in Obese Nonhuman Primates (NHP's) is Comparable to Humans for Metabolic Features, Histology and Imaging" at the  2017 Keystone Symposia on Bile Acid Receptors as Signal Integrators in Liver and Metabolism
Monterey, CA, March, 2017.

Publications & Abstracts

Fukumoto J, Soundararajan R, Leung J, Cox R, Mahendrasah S, Muthavarapu N, Herrin T, Czachor A, Tan LC, Hosseinian N, Patel P, Gone J, Breitzig MT, Cho Y, Cooke AJ, Galam L, Narala VR, Pathak Y, Lockey RF, Kolliputi N.  Aging (Albany NY). 2016 Nov 29. doi: 10.18632/aging.101115. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID:27899769

Schwartz SW, Sebastião Y, Rosas J, Iannacone MR, Foulis PR, Anderson WM. Racial disparity in adherence to positive airway pressure among US veterans. Sleep Breath. 2016 Sep;20(3):947-55. doi: 10.1007/s11325-016-1316-1. PubMed PMID: 26810493.

Schwaiger E, Bugarin E. 2014: MASSIVE HEMOPTYSIS IN A HEART TRANSPLANT PATIENT: DISSECTING THE CAUSE. Crit Care Med. 2016 Dec;44(12 Suppl 1):578. PubMed PMID: 27851648.

Gales Z, Hoecker R, Restrepo R, Heindel C, Calero K, Hooker R. 1884: UNUSUAL CASE OF COLLAGEN VASCULAR DISEASE-INDUCED DIFFUSE ALVEOLAR HEMORRHAGE REQUIRING ECMO. Crit Care Med. 2016 Dec;44(12 Suppl 1):546. PubMed PMID: 27851519.

Schwaiger E, Prater J, Calero K, Munro C, Cairns P, Anderson W, Ji M. 777: ACTIGRAPHY IN ASSESSMENT OF CIRCADIAN RHYTHM ALTERATIONS IN THE ICU. Crit Care Med. 2016 Dec;44(12 Suppl 1):270. PubMed PMID: 27850415.

Hoecker R, Sriaroon C, Patel H, Meriwether W, Restrepo R, Calero K. 158: OUTCOMES OF INCREASED PLASMA-FREE HG AND BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS IN PATIENTS RECEIVING ECMO. Crit Care Med. 2016 Dec;44(12 Suppl 1):117. PubMed PMID: 27849801.

Cheng S, Cao K. 1677: TUMOR-INDUCED HYPOGLYCEMIA. Crit Care Med. 2016 Dec;44(12 Suppl 1):494. PubMed PMID: 27851312.

Clara JA, Kalan SP, Oller KL. The Enemy Within: Anti-N-Methyl D-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis. Am J Med. 2016 Oct;129(10):e219-21. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2016.04.013. PubMed PMID: 27154777.

Garcia-Henriquez N, Toloza EM, Khalil F, Echavarria MF, Garrett JR, Moodie CC, Kaszuba FJ, Fontaine JP. Extensive plastic bronchitis: etiology of a rare condition. J Thorac Dis. 2016 Sep;8(9):E961-E965. PubMed PMID: 27747036; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5059329.

Singh N, Sifri CD, Silveira FP, Miller R, Gregg KS, Huprikar S, Lease ED, Zimmer A, Dummer JS, Spak CW, Koval C, Banach DB, Shroff M, Le J, Ostrander D, Avery R, Eid A, Razonable RR, Montero J, Blumberg E, Alynbiawi A, Morris MI, Randall HB, Alangaden G, Tessier J, Cacciarelli TV, Wagener MM, Sun HY. Unique characteristics of cryptococcosis identified after death in patients with liver cirrhosis: comparison with concurrent cohort diagnosed antemortem. Med Mycol. 2016 Sep 6. pii: myw079. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27601609.

Coris EE, Moran BK, De Cuba R, Farrar T, Curtis AB. Left Ventricular Non-Compaction in Athletes: To Play or Not to Play. Sports Med. 2016 Sep;46(9):1249-59. doi: 10.1007/s40279-016-0512-2. Review. PubMed PMID: 27002622.

Tang H, Wu Z, Mao Y, Cepeda J, Morano J. Risk Factor Associated with Negative  Spouse HIV Seroconversion among Sero-Different Couples: A Nested Case-Control Retrospective Survey Study in 30 Counties in Rural China. PLoS One. 2016 Oct 14;11(10):e0164761. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0164761. PubMed PMID: 27741292; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5065194.

Djulbegovic B, Tsalatsanis A, Mhaskar R, Hozo I, Miladinovic B, Tuch H. Eliciting regret improves decision making at the end of life. Eur J Cancer. 2016 Nov;68:27-37. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2016.08.027. PubMed PMID: 27710829.

Mhaskar R, Miladinovic B, Guterbock TM, Djulbegovic B. When are clinical trials beneficial for study patients and future patients? A factorial vignette-based survey of institutional review board members. BMJ Open. 2016 Sep 28;6(9):e011150. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011150. PubMed PMID: 27683511; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5051324.

Mhaskar R, Djulbegovic B. Iron Supplementation for Chemotherapy-Induced Anemia in Patients Receiving Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents. JAMA Oncol. 2016 Nov 1;2(11):1499-1500. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2016.1864. PubMed PMID: 27387766.

Urrútia G, Ballesteros M, Djulbegovic B, Gich I, Roqué M, Bonfill X. Cancer randomized trials showed that dissemination bias is still a problem to be solved. J Clin Epidemiol. 2016 Sep;77:84-90. doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.2016.04.011. PubMed PMID: 27164275.

Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Parody R, Perkins J, Lopez-Godino O, Lopez-Corral L, Vazquez L, Caballero D, Falantes J, Shapiro J, Ortí G, Barba P, Valcárcel D, Esquirol A, Martino R, Piñana JL, Solano C, Tsalatsanis A, Pidala J, Anasetti C, Perez-Simón JA. Tacrolimus plus sirolimus with or without ATG as GVHD prophylaxis in HLA-mismatched unrelated donor allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2016 Nov 7. doi: 10.1038/bmt.2016.269. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27819684.

Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Kumar A, Hamadani M, Stilgenbauer S, Ghia P, Anasetti C, Dreger P, Montserrat E, Perales MA, Alyea EP, Awan FT, Ayala E, Barrientos JC, Brown JR, Castro J, Furman RR, Gribben J, Hill BT, Mohty M, Moreno C, O'Brien S, Pavletic SZ, Pinilla-Ibarz J, Reddy NM, Sorror M, Bredeson C, Carpenter P, Savani BN. Clinical Practice Recommendations for Use of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia on Behalf of the Guidelines Committee of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2016 Sep 19. pii: S1083-8791(16)30353-6. doi: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2016.09.013. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 27660167.

Richter JE, Jacobs J, Kumar A. Response to Elias and Castell. Am J Gastroenterol. 2016 Sep;111(9):1362-3. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2016.280. PubMed PMID: 27580785.

Charan J, Reljic T, Kumar A. Author Reply. Indian J Pharmacol. 2016 Jul-Aug;48(4):467. PubMed PMID: 27756967; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4980944.

Caire MT, Strauss AT, Kumar A, Brady P. Emerging Biomarkers for the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2016 Dec;22(12):E46. PubMed PMID: 27824654.

Khimani F, Jeong DK, Miladinovic B, Nishihori T, Ayala E, Locke F, Mishra A, Chavez J, Shah B, Gage K, Kharfan-Dabaja MA. Nonfluorodeoxyglucose-Avid Persistent Splenomegaly at Time of Transplantation Delays Neutrophil and Platelets Engraftment without Affecting Survival in Patients with Lymphomas Undergoing Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2016 Sep 19. pii: S1083-8791(16)30354-8. doi:10.1016/j.bbmt.2016.09.014. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27660169.

Kapadia S, Mazalewski W, Sriaroon C, Restrepo R. 1765: STRONGYLOIDES: AN UNUSUAL CAUSE OF DIFFUSE ALVEOLAR HEMORRHAGE IN AN IMMUNOCOMPROMISED HOST. Crit Care Med. 2016 Dec;44(12 Suppl 1):516. PubMed PMID: 27851400.

Visweshwar N, Jaglal M, Booth C, Griffin P, Laber D. AOHE: manuscript AOHE-D-16-00564 paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria with autoimmune hemolytic anemia following eculizumab therapy-with large granular lymphocytic leukemia. Ann Hematol. 2016 Oct;95(10):1747-9. doi: 10.1007/s00277-016-2752-5. PubMed PMID: 27449072; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4982880.

Kim DW, Kulka M, Jo A, Eun KM, Arizmendi N, Tancowny BP, Hong SN, Lee JP, Jin HR, Lockey RF, Kim DK, Cho SH. Cross-Talk between Human Mast Cells and Epithelial Cells by IgE-mediated Periostin Production in Eosinophilic Nasal Polyps. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Oct 19. pii: S0091-6749(16)31189-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2016.09.026. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27771323.

Carter JD, Hudson AP. Recent advances and future directions in understanding and treating Chlamydia-induced reactive arthritis. Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2016 Sep 20:1-10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27627462.

Luca G, Arato I, Mancuso F, Calvitti M, Falabella G, Murdolo G, Basta G, Cameron DF, Hansen BC, Fallarino F, Baroni T, Aglietti MC, Tortoioli C, Bodo M, Calafiore R. Xenograft of microencapsulated Sertoli cells restores glucose homeostasis in db/db mice with spontaneous diabetes mellitus. Xenotransplantation. 2016 Sep 27. doi: 10.1111/xen.12274. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27678013.

Ryan DH, Hansen BC, Cefalu WT. George A. Bray, MD: Progress in Obesity-Multidisciplinary Research, Multidimensional Man. Diabetes Care. 2016 Sep;39(9):1481-5. doi: 10.2337/dc16-1375. PubMed PMID: 27555621; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5013721.

Soundararajan R, Stearns TM, Czachor A, Fukumoto J, Turn C, Westermann-Clark E, Breitzig M, Tan L, Lockey RF, King BL, Kolliputi N. Global gene profiling of aging lungs in Atp8b1 mutant mice. Aging (Albany NY). 2016 Sep 29;8(9):2232-2252. doi: 10.18632/aging.101056. PubMed PMID: 27689529; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5076460.

Breitzig M, Bhimineni C, Lockey R, Kolliputi N. 4-Hydroxy-2-nonenal: a critical target in oxidative stress? Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2016 Oct 1;311(4):C537-C543. doi: 10.1152/ajpcell.00101.2016. PubMed PMID: 27385721.

Ledford D, Busse W, Trzaskoma B, Omachi TA, Rosén K, Chipps BE, Luskin AT, Solari PG. A Randomized, Multicenter Study Evaluating Xolair® Persistency Of Response After Long-Term Therapy (XPORT). J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Nov 5. pii: S0091-6749(16)31274-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2016.08.054. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27826098.

Luskin AT, Antonova EN, Broder MS, Chang EY, Omachi TA, Ledford DK. Health care resource use and costs associated with possible side effects of high oral corticosteroid use in asthma: a claims-based analysis. Clinicoecon Outcomes Res. 2016 Oct 25;8:641-648. PubMed PMID: 27822075; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5087584.

Ledford DK, Wenzel S. Severe Asthma with Joint Pain, Thrombophilia, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 Sep-Oct;4(5):1011-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2016.05.023. PubMed PMID: 27587324.

Nolte H, Casale TB, Lockey RF, Fogh BS, Kaur A, Lu S, Nelson HS. Epinephrine Use in Clinical Trials of Sublingual Immunotherapy Tablets. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 Nov 9. pii: S2213-2198(16)30402-0. doi:10.1016/j.jaip.2016.08.017. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27838323.

Li Z, Celestin J, Lockey RF. Pediatric Sleep Apnea Syndrome: An Update. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 Sep-Oct;4(5):852-61. doi:10.1016/j.jaip.2016.02.022. Review. PubMed PMID: 27372597.

Creticos PS, Bernstein DI, Casale TB, Lockey RF, Maloney J, Nolte H. Coseasonal Initiation of Allergen Immunotherapy: A Systematic Review. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 Nov - Dec;4(6):1194-1204.e4. doi:10.1016/j.jaip.2016.05.014. PubMed PMID: 27349175.

Ricketti PA, Unkle DW, Lockey R, Cleri DJ, Ricketti AJ. Case study: Idiopathic hemothorax in a patient with status asthmaticus. J Asthma. 2016 Sep;53(7):770-3. doi: 10.3109/02770903.2016.1155216. PubMed PMID: 27042969.

Limayem A, Gonzalez F, Micciche A, Haller E, Nayak B, Mohapatra S. Molecular identification and nanoremediation of microbial contaminants in algal systems using untreated wastewater. J Environ Sci Health B. 2016 Aug 15:1-5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27715467.

Cheung MB, Sampayo-Escobar V, Green R, Moore ML, Mohapatra S, Mohapatra SS. Respiratory Syncytial Virus-Infected Mesenchymal Stem Cells Regulate Immunity via Interferon Beta and Indoleamine-2,3-Dioxygenase. PLoS One. 2016 Oct 3;11(10):e0163709. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0163709. PubMed PMID: 27695127; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5047639.

Ross D, Richter J, Velanovich V. Health-related quality of life and physiological measurements in achalasia. Dis Esophagus. 2016 Sep 15. doi:10.1111/dote.12494. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27629426.

Zuberbier T, Abelson MB, Akdis CA, Bachert C, Berger U, Bindslev-Jensen C, Boelke G, Bousquet J, Canonica GW, Casale TB, Jutel M, Kowalski ML, Madonini E, Papadopoulos NG, Pfaar O, Sehlinger T, Bergmann KC; Global Allergy and Asthma European Network (GA(2)LEN) European Union Network of Excellence in Allergy and Asthma.. Validation of the Global Allergy and Asthma European Network (GA(2)LEN) chamber for trials in allergy: Innovation of a mobile allergen exposure chamber. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Sep 30. pii: S0091-6749(16)31049-1. doi:10.1016/j.jaci.2016.08.025. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27697498.

Tanno LK, Calderon M, Sublett JL, Casale T, Demoly P; Joint Allergy Academies.. Smoothing the transition from International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification to International Classification of Diseases, Eleventh Revision. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 Nov - Dec;4(6):1265-1267. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2016.06.024. PubMed PMID: 27546357.

Sean Verma , Emmanuel Bassily, Donald Wheeler , Claude Bassil . Using Steroids for Nephrotic Syndrome in Proliferative Glomerulonephritis with Monoclonal IgG Deposits. ASN Kidney Week , Chicago 2016

Sean Verma, Emmanuel Bassily, Shane Leighton , Igor Sunjic , Angel Martin , Rahul Mhaskar , Tambi Jarmi, Claude Bassil. Comparing Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation and Continuous Inotrope Infusion for Renal Function  and Outcomes in End Stage Heart Failure . ASN Kidney Week , Chicago 2016  

Igor Sunjic, Anthony Nguyen , Jacques Durr, Claude Bassil  Dual Paraneoplastic Syndromes in Metastatic Small Cell Lung Carcinoma  British Journal of Renal Medicine, 2016:Vol 21No.4 

Angel Martin , Igor Sunjic, Elizabeth Haynes, Leah Clark, Claude Bassil  Development of Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis in A Patient with CKD III  British Journal of Renal Medicine 2016;Vol 21No 3