LMP News, July 30

Pediatrics to honor Ferrieri

Pat Ferrieri was named as the Gold-Headed Cane Awardee by the U of M Department of Pediatrics for 2018. This award honors life-long service to children.  Ferrieri will be awarded the cane at Peds Grand Rounds, 7:30 am on Oct. 31 in the Wilf Auditorium.

Killeen awarded NIH funding for myocardial fibrosis research

Tony Killeen was awarded a $105,700 NIH research grant to study “Myocardial fibrosis in hypertensive adults with and without CKD.”  The award is a subcontract from Case Western Reserve University.

Karger receives Siemens contract

Amy Karger received a $22,000 contract from Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. for laboratory specimen collection services.

LMP faculty attend CAP meeting

Tony Killeen, Mike Linden and Sophia Yohe attended CAP’s Council on Scientific Affairs meeting in Vail, Colorado July 14.  See photo below.

Salary Savings awarded

This is the third year that LMP has awarded salary savings funds to faculty who have covered more than 50% of their University compensation through grants.  Four faculty will receive discretionary funds.  Awards range from $10,000 to $20,000 and are made annually based on July 1 funded effort. Faculty who hold chairs or professorships are not eligible for the program.

ALRT gets new HR Manager

Troy Stevermer will be joining the University of Minnesota Medical School as Human Resources Manager for the ALRT Administrative Center.  Troy's first day will be Tuesday, July 31.  Troy comes to the U from Healthpartners in the role of Director of Human Resources for Capitol View Transitional Care Center.  Prior to that, Troy held human resources positions in Northwest Airlines, Federal Express and Mayo Foundation.  Troy has a Master of Science in Industrial Relations degree and a Bachelor or Science in Psychology degree, both from Iowa State University.  Troy's office will be located on 7th Floor Mayo in the Laboratory Medicine & Pathology / ALRT Center Office suite.  His email is steve771@umn.edu and phone number is 612-625-3682.  

McGough welcomes baby girl

A new addition to the McGough family arrived July 17; Maggie and her husband welcomed a daughter, Zoey Anne.  See photo attached at the end of this newsletter. Everyone is happy and doing well.

Faculty publish

Borges da Silva H, Beura LK, Wang H, Hanse EA, Gore R, Scott MC, Walsh DA, Block KE, Fonseca R, Yan Y, Hippen KL, Blazar BR, Masopust D, Kelekar A, Vulchanova L, Hogquist KAJameson SC.  The purinergic receptor P2RX7 directs metabolic fitness of long-lived memory CD8+ T cells.  Nature. 2018 Jul;559(7713):264-268. doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0282-0. Epub 2018 Jul 4.

Afiuni-Zadeh, S., Boylan, K.L.M., Jagtap, P.D., Griffin, T.J., Rudney, J.D., Peterson, M.L., and Skubitz, A.P.N.  Evaluating the potential of residual Pap test fluid as a resource for the metaproteomic analysis of the cervical-vaginal microbiome.  Scientific Reports. 2018; 8:10868. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-29092-4.

Kurant DE, Baron JM, Strazimiri G, Lewandrowski KB, Rudolf JW, Dighe AS. Creation and use of an electronic health record reporting database to improve a laboratory test utilization program. Appl Clin Inform. 2018;09(03):519-527.

Rashidi A, Ebadi M, Shields-Cutler RR, DeFor TE, Al-Ghalith GA, Ferrieri P, Young JH, Dunny GM, Knights D, Weisdorf DJ.  Pretransplant gut colonization with intrinsically vancomycin-resistant enterococci (E. gallinarum and E. casseliflavus) and outcomes of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation.  Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2018 Jun;24(6):1260-1263. doi: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2018.01.025. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Vahidi SBeckman A, Albrecht K, Arbefeville SFerrieri P, Amin K.  Urinary tract blastomycosis diagnosed by urine cytology.  Diagn Cytopathol. 2018 Mar 23. doi: 10.1002/dc.23929. [Epub ahead of print]

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Upcoming events of interest or things to do

The U of M Farmers Market takes place Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Gateway Plaza outside McNamara Alumni Center through Sept. 26. Local farmers are looking forward to bringing you the freshest vegetables, berries, flowers, and more. Once again there will be plenty of dining options including the UDS dining tent and several food trucks. Representatives from the U of M's Wellbeing Program will be handing out t-shirts.

Northrop's Music on the Plaza series continues on Wednesdays, noon-1 p.m., through Aug. 1. The program has been a campus tradition since the 1950s and features bands of all genres. Bring a lunch, find a seat, and dance along to the sounds of local musicians.

There's still time to earn wellbeing points to save money on UPlan premiums. Points must be earned by August 31. More information.

Chainbreaker rider signup is still available!  Visit chainbreakerride.org to register or get more information.