Projects + Publications

Health Fellows Publications

 Herson, V.C. & J.P. Lafreniere*. (1999) Elevated Immunoreactive Trypsinogen (IRT) in Premature Infants. Pediatric Pulmonology. Supplement 19: 214.

 J.R. Wax, K. Sutula*, T. Lerer, J.D. Steinfield, & C.J. Ingardia.  Labor and delivery following external cephalic version.  American Journal of Perinatology, 2000;17(4):183-6.

 J.R. Wax, A. Seiler*, S. Horowitz, & C.J. Ingardia. Interpregnancy interval as a risk factor for placenta accreta. Conn Med. 2000 Nov;64(11):659-61.

 W. Yorns*, J.A. Burleson, & F.J. DiMario. Brain morphometry in tuberous sclerosis complex. J Invest Med. 2001; 49; 221A.

 W. Yorns*, J.A. Burleson, & F.J. DiMario. Brain morphometry in tuberous sclerosiscomplex. Ann Neurol 2001; 50(Suppl 1); S97.

 P.J. Brunquell, C.M. Glennon*, F.J. DiMario, T. Lerer & L. Eisenfeld.  Prediction of outcome based on clinical seizure type in newborn infants.  Journal of Pediatrics, 2002; 140(6):707-712.

 DiMario FJ Jr, Holland J*. The ketogenic diet: a review of the experience at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. Pediatr Neurol. 2002 Apr;26(4):288-92.

 K. Weingartner*, J. Robison, D. Fogel & C. Gruman. Depression and substance use in a middle aged and older Puerto Rican population.  Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology. 2002, 17:173-193.

 Machado, DG* (2003) Efficacy of leukotriene modifiers for the treatment of persistent asthma in children.  McGill Journal of Medicine, 7(1):51-58.

 Cecchi LM*, Lerer T, Herson VC.  Can nitroglycerine ointment facilitate newborn heelstick blood collection? A randomized controlled trial. J Perinatol. 2003 Jun;23(4):304-6.

 Sonis ST, O'Donnell KE, Popat R*, Bragdon C, Phelan S, Cocks D, Epstein JB.S  The relationship between mucosal cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression and experimental radiation-induced mucositis.  Oral Oncol. 2004 Feb;40(2):170-6.

 Kang SJ, Popat R*, Bragdon C, Odonnell K, Phelan S, Yuan J, Sonis ST.  Caspase-11 is not necessary for chemotherapy-induced intestinal mucositis. DNA Cell Biol. 2004 Aug;23(8):490-5.

 Grabska J*, Walden P, Lerer T, Kelly C, Hussain N, Donovan T, Herson V. Can oral sucrose reduce the pain and distress associated with screening for retinopathy of prematurity? J Perinatol. 2005 Jan;25(1):33-5.

 Silk H, Thiede S*, Trojian T. Counseling about vitamin D supplementation for infants: results of a survey of pediatric and family medicine physicians in Connecticut.
Conn Med. 2007 Mar;71(3):133-7

DiMario FJ, Edwards C*. Blood Pressure Predicts Severity in Childhood in Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Ann Neurol 2007: 62(Suppl 11); S113-114.

* indicates Trinity College Health Fellow studentHealth Fellows Conference Presentations

Health Fellows Conference Presentations

  K. Blank, C. Gruman, K. Doyle*, N. Dumaguing, G. Kerins, J. Robison, & L. Curry.  "Screening for depression in the elderly: How many questions are needed?"  Accepted for paper presentation at the 52nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, November, 1999.

 C. Gruman, S. Gaztambid, D. Fogel, E. Doherty, & K. Doyle* (Co-presenters).  Presentation on culture, depression, and aging at the conference on “Culture, Mental Health, and Aging”, November 5, 1999, University of Massachusettes, Boston, MA.

 V.C. Herson, & J. Lafreniere*. Elevated immunoreactive tyrpsinogen (IRT) in premature infants.  Accepted for poster presentation at the 1999 North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Seattle, WA, October, 1999

 P. Brunquell,  C. Glennon*, & F. DiMario. (1999). "Does ictal semiology predict outcome of neonates with seizures?" 28th Annual Meeting of the Child Neurology Society, Nashville, TN, October 1999.

 P. Brunquell, C.M. Glennon*, F. DiMario, & L. Eisenfeld. (1999). Do serial EEG findings predict the development of epilepsy in neonates with seizures? Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, Orlando, FL, December 1999.

 J.R. Wax, K. Sutula*, J.D. Steinfield, & C.J. Ingardia.  Labor and delivery following successful external cephalic version at term.  Abstract submitted to the Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Miami Beach, FL, January, 2000.

 J.R. Wax, K. Sutula*, T. Lerer, J.D. Steinfield, & C.J. Ingardia.  Labor and delivery following external cephalic version.  Accepted for poster presentation at the International Federation of OB/GYN, Washington D.C., September, 2000.

 V.C. Herson, & L. Cecchi*.  "Can the use of topical nitroglycerin ointment facilitate the newborn heelstick procedure: a randomized controlled study."  Accepted for poster presentation at the American Academy of Pediatrics Conference, Chicago, IL, October, 2000.

 D. McDevit*, H. Perry, W. Zempsky, & J. Tucker. Sedation in the Pediatric Emergency Department: A Survey of Emergency Department Director's Adherence to Sedation.  Accepted for poster presentation at the American Academy of Pediatrics Conference, Chicago, IL, October, 2000.

 W. Yorns*, J.A. Burleson, & F.J. DiMario. Brain morphometry in tuberous sclerosis complex. Annual meeting of The Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, Atlantic City, NJ, March 2001.

 W. Yorns*, J.A. Burleson, & F.J. DiMario. Brain morphometry in tuberous sclerosis complex. Annual meeting of The Child Neurology Society, Vancouver, Canada. October 2001.

 T. Michalewski* & W. Zempsky.  Pediatric Pain Assessment.  American College of Emergency Physicians conference in Chicago, Il, October 2001.

 A, Grabska*, P. Walden, N. Hussain, C. Kelly, T. Donovan, T. Lerer & V. Herson.  Can oral sucrose reduce the pain/distress of eye exams in premature infants?  Annual meeting of the New England Conference on Perinatal Research, 2002.

 D.F. Tolin, G.J. Diefenbach, N. Maltby & E. Woodhams*.  Behavior therapy for medication nonresponders with Obsessive Compulsive Behavior.  In D.F. Tolin (Chair), Cognitive-behavioral therapy for medication nonresponders with anxiety disorders. Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Reno, NV, November 2002.

 S.T. Sonis, K.E. O’Donnell, R. Popat*, C. Bradgon, S. Phelan, D. Cocks, & J.B. Epstein.  The Relationship Between Mucosal COX-2 Expression and Experimental Radiation-Induced Mucositis (Oral Presentation). 32nd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR)/ 27th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, San Antonio, Texas, March 12, 2003.

 C. A. Lucey, S.T. Sonis, R. Popat*, &  K.E. O’Donnell. Mucosal Injury due to Combination Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy Treatment in Rats (Oral Presentation). Harvard School of Dental Medicine Research Day, Boston, MA, April 17, 2003.

 D. Hwang, S.T. Sonis, R. Popat*,  K.E. O’Donnell, C. A. Lucey, J. Scherer, & S. Phelan. Effects of ceramide inhibition on radiation-induced oral mucositis in an animal mode.  Harvard School of Dental Medicine Research Day, Boston, MA, April 17, 2003.

 A, Grabska*, P. Walden, N. Hussain, T. Donovan, C. Kelly, S. Leed & V. Herson. Can Oral Sucrose Reduce the Pain/Distress of Eye Screening for Retinopathy of Prematurity? Annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Seattle, Washington, May 3-6, 2003.

 R. Popat*, S.T. Sonis, D. Hwang, & K.E. O’Donnell.  Inhibition of ceramide synthase, but not sphingomyelinase attenuates radiation-induced mucositis in hamsters.  39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Chicago, IL, May 31, 2003.

 J. Robison, M. Wong*, R. Wild-Wesley, & M. Porter. Frontline Staff Job Satisfaction In Nursing Home Dementia Care Units.  Gerontological Society of America's Annual Meeting, Washington DC, November 22, 2004.

 Grabska, A*, Herson, V.  Evaluation of a universal newborn screening program for hyperbilirubinemia:  its effect on physician practice patterns to prevent severe hyperbilirubinemia within the first week of life.

Edwards C*, DiMario FJ. Blood Pressure Predicts Severity in Childhood in Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Annual Meeting of The Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, Philadelphia, PA, March 2007

DiMario FJ, Edwards C*. Blood Pressure Predicts Severity in Childhood in Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Annual Meeting of The Child Neurology Society, Quebec City, Canada, October 2007

Morrison, T*, conference spring 2007, specifics not yet available

 * indicates Trinity College Health Fellow student