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Mark C. Steinhoff, MD Director, Global Health Center
is interested in the broad effects of immunization in prevention of illness both in US and low-resource regions. The Mother’s Gift project of antenatal maternal immunization with influenza vaccine showed protection of mothers and their unvaccinated infants, as well as increased birth weights of the newborns. His team is currently evaluating antenatal influenza vaccine in 3,600 pregnant women in S. Asia to assess the broader effects of prevention of influenza. In Cincinnati, they are evaluating the safety and immunogenicity of influenza vaccines provided to mothers after delivery. They are also carrying out a prospective antepartum influenza vaccine study to assess the differences in immune response between healthy pregnant and nonpregnant women.
Director, Global Health Center
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
MD: University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1973.
Residency and Chief Residency: Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York.
Fellowship, Infectious Diseases: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York.
Certification: New York State Medical License, 1976; Pediatrics, 1978; Tamil Nadu Medical Council (India), 1980; Michigan Medical License, 1985; Maryland Medical License, 1986; Ohio Medical License, 2010; Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, 1988.
Steinhoff MC, MacDonald N, Pfeifer D, Muglia LJ. Influenza vaccine in pregnancy: policy and research strategies. Lancet. 2014;383:1611-3.
Schlaudecker EP, Steinhoff MC, Omer SB, et al. IgA and neutralizing antibodies to influenza a virus in human milk: a randomized trial of antenatal influenza immunization. PLoS one. 2013;8:e70867.
Henkle E, Steinhoff MC, Omer SB, et al. The effect of exclusive breast-feeding on respiratory illness in young infants in a maternal immunization trial in Bangladesh. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013;32:431-5.
Zhang T, Zhu Q, Zhang X, et al. The clinical characteristics and direct medical cost of influenza in hospitalized children: a five-year retrospective study in Suzhou, China. PLoS one. 2012;7:e44391.
Steinhoff MC, Omer SB, Roy E, et al. Neonatal outcomes after influenza immunization during pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial. CMAJ. 2012;184:645-53.
Schlaudecker EP, McNeal MM, Dodd CN, Ranz JB, Steinhoff MC. Pregnancy modifies the antibody response to trivalent influenza immunization. J Infect Dis. 2012;206:1670-3.
Omer SB, Goodman D, Steinhoff MC, et al. Maternal influenza immunization and reduced likelihood of prematurity and small for gestational age births: a retrospective cohort study. PLoS Med. 2011;8:e1000441.
Steinhoff MC, Omer SB, Roy E, et al. Influenza immunization in pregnancy--antibody responses in mothers and infants. N Engl J Med. 2010;362:1644-6.
Verghese VP, Friberg IK, Cherian T, et al. Community effect of Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccination in India. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2009;28:738-40.
Zaman K, Roy E, Arifeen SE, et al. Effectiveness of maternal influenza immunization in mothers and infants. N Engl J Med. 2008;359:1555-64.
Steven Black, MD
MD: University of California, San Diego, 1973
Residency: Pediatrics, Kaiser Hospital, San Fransisco CA; Infectious Disease, University of California, San Fransisco CA
Certification: Pediatrics, 1980; Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 1995
Black S, Ray P, Shinefield H, Saddier P, Nikas A. Lack of Association of Age of Vaccination and Risk of Breakthrough Varicella within Northern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program. J Infect Dis. 2008 Mar1;197 Suppl 2:S139-42.
Klein NP, Fireman B, Enright A, Ray P, Black S, Dekker C. A role for genetics in the immune response to varicella vaccine. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2007April; 26(4):300-5.
Bernstein HH, Eves K, Campbell K, Black SB, Twiggs JD et al. Comparison of the safety and immunogenicity of a refrigerator-stable versus frozen formulation of ProQuad (measles, mumps, rubella and varicella live) vaccine. Pediatrics 2007 Jun;119(6):e1299-305.
Black S, France EK, Isaacman D, Bracken L, Lewis E, Hansen J, Fireman B, Austrian R et al. Surveillance for invasive pneumococcal disease during 2000-2005 in a population of children who received 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2007 Sept;26(9):771-7.
Seigrist CA, Lewis EM, Eskola J, Black SB. Human Papilloma Virus Immunization in Adolescents: A Cohort Study to Illustrate What Events Might be Mistaken for Adverse Events. Pediat Infect Dis J. 2007 Nov; 2(11): 979-984.
Adekunle H. Dawodu, MBBS, FRCPCH Director, International Patient Care and Education
is focusing on perinatal and pediatric vitamin D nutrition. His current research focuses on the study of the efficacy and safety of high dose vitamin D supplementation to prevent vitamin D deficiency in pregnant Arab mothers and their newborn infants.
Director, International Patient Care and Education
International child health; neonatology; perinatal epidemiology; perinatal and pediatric vitamin D and calcium metabolism
MBBS: University of Ibadan Medical School, Ibadan, Nigeria, 1968.
DTCH: University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England, 1973.
Fellowship: Neonatology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1977.
Dawodu A, Akinbi H. Vitamin D nutrition in pregnancy: current opinion. Int J Women’s Health. 2013 Jun24;5:333-43.
Dawodu A, Saadi HF, Bekdache G, Javed Y, Altaye M, Hollis BW. Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) of Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy in a Population with Endemic Vitamin D Deficiency. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 June;98:2337-46.
Dawodu A, Zalla L, Woo JG, Herbers PM, Davidson BS, Heubi JE, Morrow AL. Heightened attention to supplementation is needed to improve the vitamin D status of breastfeeding mothers and infants when sunshine exposure is restricted. Matern Child Nutr. June 19, 2012. Epub ahead of print.
Dawodu A, Tsang RC. Maternal vitamin D status: effect on milk vitamin D content and vitamin D status of breastfeeding infants. Adv Nutr. 2012 May 1;3:353-61.
Dawodu A, Wagner CL. Prevention of vitamin D deficiency in mothers and infants worldwide - a paradigm shift. Paediatr Int Child Health. 2012 Feb;32(1):3-13.
Dawodu A, Kochiyil J and Altaye N. Pilot study of sunlight exposure and vitamin D status in Arab women of child bearing age. East Mediterr Health J. 2011 Jul;17(7):570-74.
Dawodu A, Nath R. High prevalence of moderately severe vitamin D deficiency in pre-term infants. Pediatr Int. 2011 Apr;53(2):207-10.
Saadi HF, Dawodu A, Afandi B, Zayed R, Benedict S, Nagelkerke N, Hollis, BW. Effect of combined maternal and infant vitamin D supplementation on vitamin D status of exclusively breastfed infants. Matern Child Nutri. 2009 Jan;5(1):25-32.
Dawodu A, Wagner CL. Mother-child vitamin D deficiency: an international perspective. Arch Dis Child. 2007 Sep;92(9):737-740.
Saadi HF, Dawodu A, Afandi BO, Zayed R, Benedict S, Nagelkerke N. Efficacy of daily and monthly high-dose calciferol in vitamin D-deficient nulliparous and lactating women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Jun;85(6):1565-71.
Cinnamon A. Dixon, DO, MPH
is a research faculty dually appointed in the Divisions of Emergency Medicine and Global Health. Her research interests include global pediatric injury prevention and trauma care, and dog bite prevention. Her current projects include the development and testing of a novel intervention for child safety utilizing multimedia technology, and pediatric trauma epidemiology in Campinas, Brazil.
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Pediatric injury prevention; global health injury prevention and trauma care; dog bite prevention
Cinnamon Dixon, DO, MPH, is a research faculty dually appointed in the Divisions of Emergency Medicine and Global Health. Her research interests include global pediatric injury prevention and trauma care, and dog bite prevention. Her current projects include the development and testing of a novel intervention for child safety utilizing multimedia technology, and pediatric trauma epidemiology in Campinas, Brazil.
Dr. Dixon is a consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Violence and Injury Prevention where she has co-lead/authored multiple global injury prevention factsheets and teaching modules. She is the lead coordinator and author for the Global Child Injury Module for the American Academy of Pediatrics Global Child Health Education Modules Project. Dr. Dixon was former intern at the WHO and a Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Systems Improvement at District Hospitals and Regional Training of Emergency Care in Ghana scholarship awardee.
Dr. Dixon has authored several original manuscripts and books chapters, and speaks regularly at national and international conferences regarding her work and the need for increased global child injury prevention.
BS: University of Colorado, Denver, CO, 1998.DO: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO, 2004.Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, 2007.Certification: Pediatrics, 2007; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2013.Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Global Health Research, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2010.Master of Public Health: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2010.
Internship: Violence and Injury Prevention, World Health Organization, Geneva, 2010.
Dixon CA, Pomerantz, WJ, Hart KW, Lindsell CJ, Mahabee-Gittens EM. An evaluation of a dog bite prevention intervention in the pediatric emergency department. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2013.
Mahabee-Gittens EM, Dixon CA, Vaughn L, Duma E, Gordon JS. Parental Tobacco Screening and Counseling in the Pediatric Emergency Department: Practitioners’ Attitudes, Perceived Barriers, and Suggestions for Implementation and Maintenance. Journal of Emergency Nursing. 2013.
Dixon CA, Castillo J, Castillo H, Hom KA, Schubert C. Global Health Opportunities in Pediatric Subspecialty Fellowship Training Programs: Surveying the Virtual Landscape. BMC Medical Education. 2013, 13:88.
Dixon CA, Mahabee-Gittens EM, Hart KW, Lindsell CJ. Dog Bite Prevention: An Assessment of Child Knowledge. J Pediatr. 2012 Feb;160(2):337-341.e2Boat BW, Dixon CA, Pearl E, Thieken L, Bucher S. Pediatric dog bite victims: a need for a continuum of care. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 May;51(5):473-7
Dixon C, Anderson J, Ruddy R, Cripe L. Infantile-onset Pompe disease: a diagnosis not to miss. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2010, 26(4):293-5.
Grossoehme D, Ragsdale J, Dixon C, Berz K, Zimmer M. The changing face of medical education: the role of religion, integrative medicine, and osteopathy. The Open Medical Education Journal. 2009, 2, 80-87.
Dixon CA, Gittlemann M. Pediatric helmet use: teaching patients to use their heads. Pediatric Annals. 2008;37(9):606-612.
Fraga AM, Conrado dos Reis M, Dixon CA. Chapter 48: Acidentes na Infância e Adolescência (Accidents in Childhood and Adolescence). In: Fraga GP, Seva-Pereira T, Lopez LR, editors. Atualidades em Clinica Cirúrgica (Current Issues in Surgical Clinic) – Intergastro e Trauma. 2012. Sao Paulo, Brazil: Editora Atheneu, 2012.
Dixon CA, Gonzalez del Rey JA. Chapter 135: Illustrated Techniques of Pediatric Emergency Procedures (7.7 Cricothyroidotomy / Percutaneous Tracheostomy; 8.1 Insertion of a Chest Tube; 8.2 Thoracentesis; 8.3 Resuscitative Thoracotomy; 10.3 Peritoneal Lavage). In: Fleisher GR, Ludwig S, Bachur RC, Gorelick MH, Ruddy RM, Shaw KN (eds). Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2010.
Russell E. Ware, MD, PhD Director, Division of Hematology
is a recognized expert in sickle cell disease. He is the national PI for several NHLBI-funded sickle cell clinical trials, and has recently begun an international program to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and research for sickle cell disease in developing countries. His laboratory focuses on genetic modifiers of sickle cell disease, as well as the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenetics of hydroxyurea therapy.
Director, Division of Hematology
Marjory J. Johnson Chair of Hematology Translational Research, Division of Hematology
Co-Executive Director, Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute
Associate Director, Global Health Center
Sickle cell disease; hemolytic anemia; immune-mediated cytopenia; PNH
MD: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, 1979-83.
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1983-86.
Fellowship: Duke Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1986-89.
PhD: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, 1987-91.
Certification: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.
Ware RE, Hall SG, Rosse WF. Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria with onset in childhood and adolescence. N Engl J Med. 1991;325:991.
Kinney TR, Helms RW, O’Branski EE, Ohene-Frempong K, Wang W, Daeschner C, Vichinsky E, Redding-Lallinger R, Gee B, Platt OS, Ware RE. Safety of hydroxyurea in children with sickle cell anemia: Results of the HUG-KIDS study, a phase I/II trial. Blood. 1999;94:1550-1554.
Wang WC, Wynn LW, Rogers ZR, Scott JP, Lane PA, Ware RE. A two-year pilot trial of hydroxyurea in very young children with sickle cell anemia. J Pediatr. 2001;139:790-796.
Zimmerman SA, Schultz WH, Davis JS, Pickens CV, Mortier NA, Howard TA, Ware RE. Sustained long-term hematological efficacy of hydroxyurea at maximum tolerated dose in children with sickle cell disease. Blood. 2004;103:2039-2045.
Ware RE, Zimmerman SA, Sylvestre PB, Mortier NA, Davis JS, Treem WR, Schultz WH. Prevention of secondary stroke and resolution of transfusional iron overload in children with sickle cell anemia using hydroxyurea and phlebotomy. J Pediatr. 2004;145:346-352.
Zimmerman SA, Schultz WH, Burgett S, Mortier NA, Ware RE. Hydroxyurea therapy lowers Transcranial doppler flow velocities in children with sickle cell anemia. Blood. 2007;110:1043-1047.
Wang WC, Ware RE, Miller ST, Iyer RV, et al. Hydroxycarbamide in very young children with sickle-cell anaemia: a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial (BABY HUG). Lancet. 2011;377(9778):1663-1672.
Ware RE, Despotovic JM, Mortier NA, Flanagan JM, He J, Smeltzer M, Kimble AC, Aygun B, Wu S, Howard T, Sparreboom A. Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenetics of hydroxyurea treatment for children with sickle cell anemia. Blood. 2011;118(18):4985-4991.
Ware RE and Helms RW for the SWiTCH Investigators. Stroke With Transfusions Changing to Hydroxyurea (SWiTCH). Blood. 2012;119(17):3925-3932.
Ware RE. Is sickle cell anemia a neglected tropical disease? PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013.
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