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The Lupus Center at Cincinnati Children's is home to specialists with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child.
Hermine I. Brunner, MD, MSc
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Health-related quality of life; outcome research; lupus
Economic analyses; HRQOL; measurement development; outcome research; lupus
Visit the Brunner Lab.
MD: Ludwig Maximilan University, Munich, Germany, 1991.
Residency: University of Chicago, 1997.
Fellowship: University of Toronto & Cincinnati, 1999.
MSc: Clinical Epidemiology: University of Toronto, 1999.
Certification: Pediatrics 1997; Rheumatology 2002.
Alexei A. Grom, MD
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
The research of Alexei Grom, MD, has mainly involved two translational projects focused on two autoimmune diseases – systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile dermatomyositis. In both projects, recent advances of cellular immunology are applied to these diseases to promote better understanding of their pathogenesis and treatment.
Systemic Onset Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and an associated condition known as Macrophage Activation Syndrome are severe and often devastating illnesses. The pathological mechanisms are not known but Dr. Alexei Grom has focused his research on NK and cytotoxic cell function in this disease. The rationale for this approach has been based on the strong clinical similarities between MAS and the better understood autosomal recessive disorder familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, in which the uncontrolled proliferation of T cells and macrophages has been recently associated with decreased NK cell and cytotoxic cell functions secondary to mutations in the gene encoding perforin. Recent observations suggest as in FHLH, MAS patients also have profoundly depressed NK function. Moreover, a large subgroup of systemic JRA patients has very similar immunologic abnormalities. Combined with the evidence of the immunoregulatory role of NK cells in many immune responses, this suggests that NK dysfunction is relevant to the pathogenesis of MAS. New directions have thus been established for research in this poorly understood disease.
Juvenile Dermatomyositis is a chronic inflammatory condition involving primarily muscles and skin. The most characteristic feature of JDM is vascular damage associated with the capillary necrosis that eventually leads to capillary loss and tissue ischemia. The project is based on the hypothesis that capillary loss in this condition may be caused by angiostatic chemokines that are prominent in the inflammatory response in the affected muscles.
De Benedetti F, Brunner HI, Ruperto N, Kenwright, A, Ravelli A, Schneider, Woo P, Wouters C, Zemel, L, Burgos-Vargos R, Dolezalova P, Grom AA, Wulffraat N, Zuber Z, Zulian F, Lovell D, Martini A. Tocilizumab in systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a randomized trial. New Engl J Med. 367:2385-95. 2012.
Sikora KA, Fall N, Thornton S and Grom AA. A Markedly Low-Level of Interferon-Induced Gene Expression Distinguishes Active Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Synovium From other JIA subtypes: Implications for Pathogenesis of Macrophage Activation Syndrome. Arthritis Rheum. 64:3799-808. 2012.
Ruperto N, Brunner HI, Quartier P, Constantin T, Wulfraat N, Horneff G, Brik R, McCann L, Nistala K, Wouters C, Cimaz R, Ferrandiz MA, Flato B, Grom AA, Magnusson, Ozen S, Abrams K, Kim D, Martini A, Lovell DJ. Canakinumab in systemic juvenile arthritis with active systemic features. New Engl J Med. 367:2396-406. 2012.
Mellins ED, Macubas C, Grom AA. Pathogenesis of systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis: some answers, more questions. Nature Reviews Rheumatology. 7:416-26. 2011.
Sumegi J, Barnes MG, Lee S, Villanueva J, Zhang K, Nestheide SV, Risma K, Grom AA, AH Filipovich. Gene Expression Profiling of peripheral blood mononuclear cells from patients with untreated familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. Blood. 117:151-60. 2011.
Barnes MG, Grom AA, Thompson SD, Griffin TA, Luyrink LK, Colbert, RA, David N, Glass DN. Biologic similarities based on age at onset in oligoarticular and polyarticular subtypes of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2010.
Hinze CH, Fall N, Thornton S, Griffin TA, Thompson SD, Colbert RA, Glass DN, Michael G, Barnes BG, Grom AA. Immature cell populations and an erythropoiesis gene-expression signature in systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis: implications for pathogenesis. Arthritis Res Ther. 2010.
Barnes MG, Grom AA, Thompson SD, Ilowite NT, Olson JC, Sherry DD, Gottlieb BS, Aronow BJ, Pavlidis P, Hinze C, Thornton S, Griffin TA, Colbert CA, DN Glass. Gene Expression Signatures in new onset untreated juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 60:2102-12. 2009.
Zhang K, Biroscak J, Glass DN, Thompson S, Finkel T, Murray P, Binstadt B, Filipovich A, Grom AA. Macrophage activation syndrome in patients with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis is associated with MUNC13D polymorphisms. Arthritis Rheum. x58:2892-6. 2008.
Fall N, Barnes M, Thornton S, Luyrink L, Olson J, Ilowite NT, Gottlieb E, Griffin T, Sherry DD, Thompson S, Glass DN, Colbert RA, Grom AA. Gene expression profiling in peripheral blood from patients with untreated new-onset systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis reveals molecular heterogeneity that may predict macrophage activation syndrome. Arthritis Rheum. 56:3793-804. 2007.
Jennifer L. Huggins, MD Fellowship Program Director, Rheumatology
Fellowship Program Director, Rheumatology
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Huggins JL, Coca A, Bundy, KW, Marston B, Looney RJ. Macrophage Activation Syndrome: Serological Markers and Treatment with Anti-Thymocyte Globulin. Clinical Immunology. 2009 132(1):10-18.
Huggins JL, Sanz I et al. Cellular Origin of Autoantibodies in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. A&R. 2007 56:S1427. Huggins JL, Sanz I, Zand M et al. CpG DNA Activation and Plasma Cell Differentiation of CD27- Naïve Human B Cells. Blood. 2007109:1611-1619. Huggins, JL, Brunner HI. Targeting B Cell in the Treatment of Childhood-Onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Journal of Pediatrics 2006;148:571-3. Zand M, Sanz I, Huggins J et al. Apoptosis and complement-mediated lysis of myeloma cells by polyclonal rabbit antithymocyte globulin. Blood. 2006 107:2895-2903. Huggins JL, Sanz I, Zand M et al. Differential Requirements of Naïve Peripheral Blood B Cells for Activation by CpG DNA. Annals of Rheumatic Diseases. 2006. Looney RL, Huggins JL. Use of Intravenous Immunoglobulin G (IVIG). Bailliere’s Best Practice in Clinical Haematology. 2006 19:3-27. Zand, M, Vo T, Huggins J, et al. Polyclonal Rabbit Antithymocyte Globulin Triggers B-Cell and Plasma Cell Apoptosis by Multiple Pathways. Transplantation. 2005 79:1507-1515. Huggins JL, Sanz I, Zand M. CpG DNA Induces Plasma Cell Differentiation of Naïve CD27- Human B Cells. A&R. 2004 50:S227. Huggins JL, Sanz I, Zand M. CpG DNA Induces Plasma Cell Differentiation of Naïve CD27- Human B Cells. Clinical and Investigative Medicine. 2004 27.
Daniel J. Lovell, MD, MPH Associate Director, Division of Rheumatology
Associate Director, Division of Rheumatology
Diagnostic evaluation and ongoing care of children with all pediatric onset rheumatic diseases
Performance of clinical trials in children with rheumatic diseases; clinical trials methodology; mentoring of junior faculty
Lovell DJ, Passo MH, Beukelman T, Bowyer SL, Gottlieb BS, Henrickson M, Ilowite NT, Kimura Y, DeWitt EM, Segerman J, Stein LD, Taylor J, Vehe RK, Giannini EH. Measuring process of arthritis care: a proposed set of quality measures for the process of care in juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2011 Jan;63(1):10-6.
Giannini EH, Ilowite NT, Lovell DJ, Wallace CA, Rabinovich CE, Reiff A, Higgins G, Gottlieb B, Chon Y, Zhang N, Baumgartner SW. Effects of long-term etanercept treatment on growth in children with selected categories of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2010 Nov;62(11):3259-64.
Giannini EH, Ilowite NT, Lovell DJ, Wallace CA, Rabinovich CE, Reiff A, Higgins G, Gottlieb B, Singer NG, Chon Y, Lin SL, Baumgartner SW; Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group. Long-term safety and effectiveness of etanercept in children with selected categories of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2009 Sep;60(9):2794-804.
Seid M, Opipari L, Huang B, Brunner HI, Lovell DJ. Disease control and health-related quality of life in juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2009 Mar 15;61(3):393-9.
Carrasco R, Lovell DJ, Giannini EH, Henderson CJ, Huang B, Kramer S, Ranz J, Heubi J, Glass D. Biochemical markers of bone turnover associated with calcium supplementation in children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis: results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled intervention trial. Arthritis Rheum. 2008 Dec;58(12):3932-40.
Lovell DJ, Ruperto N, Goodman S, Reiff A, Jung L, Jarosova K, Nemcova D, Mouy R, Sandborg C, Bohnsack J, Elewaut D, Foeldvari I, Gerloni V, Rovensky J, Minden K, Vehe RK, Weiner LW, Horneff G, Huppertz HI, Olson NY, Medich JR, Carcereri-De-Prati R, McIlraith MJ, Giannini EH, Martini A; Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group; Pediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation. Adalimumab with or without methotrexate in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. N Engl J Med. 2008 Aug 21;359(8):810-20.
Ting TV, Lovell DJ. Does early sulfasalazine treatment provide long-term benefits to patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis? Nat Clin Pract Rheumatol. 2008 Jul;4(7):344-5.
Lovell DJ, Reiff A, Ilowite NT, Wallace CA, Chon Y, Lin SL, Baumgartner SW, Giannini EH; Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group. Safety and efficacy of up to eight years of continuous etanercept therapy in patients with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2008 May;58(5):1496-504.
Shishov M, Henrickson M, Burgos-Vargas R, Rubio-Pérez N, Baca V, Romero-Feregrino R, Solís-Vallejo E, Huang B, Grom AA, Lovell DJ. Systemic features and early prognostic factors in Hispanic and non-Hispanic children from the United States of America and Mexico with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2007 Nov-Dec;25(6):907-14.
Lovell DJ. Update on treatment of arthritis in children: new treatments, new goals. Bull NYU Hosp Jt Dis. 2006;64(1-2):72-6. Review.
Prasad Devarajan, MD Louise M. Williams Endowed Chair
Louise M. Williams Endowed Chair
Director, Nephrology and Hypertension
Czech KA, Bennett M, Devarajan P. Distinct metalloproteinase excretion patterns in focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Pediatr Nephrol. 2011 Jul 1.
Askenazi DJ, Koralkar R, Levitan EB, Goldstein SL, Devarajan P, Khandrika S, Mehta RL, Ambalavanan N. Baseline Values of Candidate Urine Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Biomarkers Vary by Gestational Age in Premature Infants. Pediatr Res. 2011 Jun 3. Abraham BP, Frazier EA, Morrow WR, Blaszak RT, Devarajan P, Mitsnefes M, Bryant JC, Sachdeva R. Cystatin C and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin as markers of renal function in pediatric heart transplant recipients. Pediatr Transplant. 2011 Apr 25. Sundaram N, Bennett M, Wilhelm J, Kim MO, Atweh G, Devarajan P, Malik P. Biomarkers for early detection of sickle nephropathy. Am J Hematol. 2011 Jul;86(7):559-66. Devarajan P, Krawczeski C. In reply to 'antifibrinolytic use during cardiac and hepatic surgery makes tubular proteinuria-based early biomarkers poor tools to diagnose perioperative acute kidney injury'. Am J Kidney Dis. 2011 Jun;57(6):960-1. Piyaphanee N, Ma Q, Kremen O, Czech K, Greis K, Mitsnefes M, Devarajan P, Bennett MR. Discovery and initial validation of α 1-B glycoprotein fragmentation as a differential urinary biomarker in pediatric steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome. Proteomics Clin Appl. 2011 Jun;5(5-6):334-42.
Li S, Krawczeski CD, Zappitelli M, Devarajan P, Thiessen-Philbrook H, Coca SG, Kim RW, Parikh CR; for the TRIBE-AKI Consortium. Incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of acute kidney injury after pediatric cardiac surgery: A prospective multicenter study. Crit Care Med. 2011 Jun;39(6):1493-1499. Krawczeski CD, Woo JG, Wang Y, Bennett MR, Ma Q, Devarajan P. Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin concentrations predict development of acute kidney injury in neonates and children after cardiopulmonary bypass. J Pediatr. 2011 Jun;158(6):1009-1015.e1.
Basu RK, Devarajan P, Wong H, Wheeler DS. An update and review of acute kidney injury in pediatrics. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 May;12(3):339-47.
Devarajan P. Biomarkers for the early detection of acute kidney injury. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2011 Apr;23(2):194-200.
Jens W. Goebel, MD Clinical Director, Nephrology and Hypertension
Clinical Director, Nephrology and Hypertension
Medical Director, Kidney Transplantation
Clinical Director, Kidney Transplantation
Organ transplantation in children
Sanchez-Pinto LN, Laskin BL, Jodele S, Hummel TR, Yin HJ, Goebel J. BK virus nephropathy in a pediatric autologous stem-cell transplant recipient. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Mar;56(3):495-7. Hooper DK, Carle AC, Schuchter J, Goebel J. Interaction between tacrolimus and intravenous nicardipine in the treatment of post-kidney transplant hypertension at pediatric hospitals. Pediatr Transplant. 2011 Feb;15(1):88-95. Sherwin CM, Fukuda T, Brunner HI, Goebel J, Vinks AA. The evolution of population pharmacokinetic models to describe the enterohepatic recycling of mycophenolic acid in solid organ transplantation and autoimmune disease. Clin Pharmacokinet. 2011 Jan 1;50(1):1-24.Campbell K, Ng V, Martin S, Magee J, Goebel J, Anand R, Martz K, Bucuvalas J; SPLIT Renal Function Working Group. Glomerular filtration rate following pediatric liver transplantation--the SPLIT experience. Am J Transplant. 2010 Dec;10(12):2673-82. Pai AL, Gray E, Kurivial K, Ross J, Schoborg D, Goebel J. The Allocation of Treatment Responsibility scale: a novel tool for assessing patient and caregiver management of pediatric medical treatment regimens. Pediatr Transplant. 2010 Dec;14(8):993-9.Jodele S, Bleesing JJ, Mehta PA, Filipovich AH, Laskin BL, Goebel J, Pinkard SL, Davies SM. Successful early intervention for hyperacute transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy following pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2010 Nov 5. Pai AL, Ingerski LM, Perazzo L, Ramey C, Bonner M, Goebel J. Preparing for transition? The allocation of oral medication regimen tasks in adolescents with renal transplants. Pediatr Transplant. 2011 Feb;15(1):9-16. Laskin BL, Goebel J, Davies SM, Khoury JC, Bleesing JJ, Mehta PA, Filipovich AH, Paff ZN, Lawrence JM, Yin HJ, Pinkard SL, Jodele S. Early clinical indicators of transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy in pediatric neuroblastoma patients undergoing auto-SCT. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2010 Aug 9.
Herzer M, Goebel J, Cortina S. Transitioning cognitively impaired young patients with special health needs to adult-oriented care: collaboration between medical providers and pediatric psychologists. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2010 Oct;22(5):668-72.
Fukuda T, Goebel J, Thøgersen H, Maseck D, Cox S, Logan B, Sherbotie J, Seikaly M, Vinks AA. Inosine Monophosphate Dehydrogenase (IMPDH) Activity as a Pharmacodynamic Biomarker of Mycophenolic Acid Effects in Pediatric Kidney Transplant Recipients. J Clin Pharmacol. 2010 Apr 23.
NIH UO1 grant: Noninvasive Monitoring to Predict Outcome in de novo Kidney Transplant Recipients (CTOT-01, Protocol Chair: P. Heeger, MD, City), commenced in late 2005 and ongoing
NIH UO1 grant: Health and Literacy in Child and Adult Assessment: Expanded Testing of the Pediatric PROMIS (Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System) Tool (Sponsor: D. DeWalt, MD, MPH, ), ongoing
NIH UO1 grant: Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKID, PI: B. Warady, MD, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO), ongoing
NIH RO1 grant: Calcineurin Inhibitor Minimization And Foxp3+ Tregs Post-Transplant (PIs: Wayne Hancock, MD, Children’s , and John Bucuvalas, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital), ongoing
Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium: Assessing and Implementing Transition to Adult Care in Children with CKD (PI: M. Ferris, MD, MPH, PhD, ), ongoing
Amgen Pharmaceuticals: Pediatric Anemia Correction Study (Protocol 20050256), ongoing
Roche Pharmaceuticals: Development of Population Pharmacokinetic models of Mycophenolic Acid for use in Bayesian Dose Individualization in Pediatric Kidney Transplant Patients (PI: A. Vinks, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital), ongoing
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Outcomes Research Award: Validation of a Real-Time Adherence Assessment System (PI: A. Pai, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital), ongoing
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Translational Research Initiative grant: Pharmacogenetics of Mycophenolic Acid in Kidney Transplant Patients (PI: A. Vinks, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital), ongoing
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Translational Research Initiative grant: Biomarkers for Patient-tailored Therapies in Pediatric Lupus Nephritis using Mycophenolic Acid (PI: H. Brunner, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital), ongoing
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Translational Research Initiative grant: Pharmacogenetics of IMPDH in Kidney Transplant Patients (PI: A. Vinks, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital), ongoing
Alexander A. Vinks, PharmD, PhD, FCP Director, Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Director, Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology
Dr. Vinks received his MS in Pharmacology from the University of Toronto, Canada and a Pharmacy degree and PhD in Pharmacology from Leiden University, The Netherlands. He was trained as a hospital pharmacist (PharmD) and clinical pharmacologist at The Hague Hospitals Central Pharmacy, The Hague, The Netherlands.
Before joining the Division of Pharmacology Research at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, he was Director of the Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology Laboratory at The Hague. Dr. Vinks has spent over 20 years in the field of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and applied pharmacokinetics, both in the research aspects of population pharmacokinetic studies, as well as in the clinical application of these approaches to clinical patient care.
Dr. Vinks holds an academic appointment with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and is the Principal Investigator for the Pediatric Pharmacology Research Unit (PPRU). He is director of the Laboratory of Applied Pharmacokinetics and Therapeutic Drug Management (LAP/TDM) and clinical pharmacology fellowship program at Cincinnati Children's. His current research interests include pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic (PK-PD) modeling and the application of population and simulation methods in TDM and clinical trial design. He has authored over 50 publications in the area of TDM, pharmacokinetics and clinical pharmacology. Dr. Vinks has been actively involved with International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology from the beginning. He is chair of the TDM cost-effectiveness committee, serves as Secretary of the Executive Board of Directors, and is on the Editorial Board of the journal Therapeutic Drug Monitoring. Dr. Vinks is both board certified in clinical pharmacology and toxicology and is a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology.
Certification American Board of Clinical Pharmacology, 2001.
PhD Clinical Pharmacology, Leiden University, Leiden The Netherlands, 1996.
PharmD Hospital Pharmacy, The Hague Central Hospital Pharmacy, The Hague, The Netherlands, 1986 .
MS Pharmacology, University of Toronto, Toronto Canada, 1983.
MS Pharmacy, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands, 1982.
Sherwin CM, Fukuda T, Brunner HI, Goebel J, Vinks AA. The evolution of population pharmacokinetic models to describe the enterohepatic recycling of mycophenolic acid in solid organ transplantation and autoimmune disease. Clin Pharmacokinet. 2011 Jan 1;50(1):1-24. Sagcal-Gironella AC, Fukuda T, Wiers K, Cox S, Nelson S, Dina B, Sherwin CM, Klein-Gitelman MS, Vinks AA, Brunner HI. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of mycophenolic Acid and their relation to response to therapy of childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2011 Feb;40(4):307-13. Mehta PA, Vinks AA, Filipovich A, Bleesing J, Jodele S, Jordan MB, Marsh R, Tarin R, Edwards S, Fearing D, Lawrence J, Davies SM. Alternate-day micafungin antifungal prophylaxis in pediatric patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: a pharmacokinetic study. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2010 Oct;16(10):1458-62. Fukuda T, Goebel J, Thøgersen H, Maseck D, Cox S, Logan B, Sherbotie J, Seikaly M, Vinks AA. Inosine Monophosphate Dehydrogenase (IMPDH) Activity as a Pharmacodynamic Biomarker of Mycophenolic Acid Effects in Pediatric Kidney Transplant Recipients. J Clin Pharmacol. 2010 Apr 23. Glauser TA, Cnaan A, Shinnar S, Hirtz DG, Dlugos D, Masur D, Clark PO, Capparelli EV, Adamson PC; Childhood Absence Epilepsy Study Group. Ethosuximide, valproic acid, and lamotrigine in childhood absence epilepsy. N Engl J Med. 2010 Mar 4;362(9):790-9.
Vargus-Adams JN, McMahon MA, Michaud LJ, Bean J, Vinks AA. Pharmacokinetics of amantadine in children with impaired consciousness due to acquired brain injury: preliminary findings using a sparse-sampling technique. PM R. 2010 Jan;2(1):37-42. Pestian J, Spencer M, Matykiewicz P, Zhang K, Vinks AA, Glauser T. Personalizing Drug Selection Using Advanced Clinical Decision Support. Biomed Inform Insights. 2009 Jun 23;2:19-29. Prows CA, Nick TG, Saldaña SN, Pathak S, Liu C, Zhang K, Daniels ZS, Vinks AA, Glauser TA. Drug-metabolizing enzyme genotypes and aggressive behavior treatment response in hospitalized pediatric psychiatric patients. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2009 Aug;19(4):385-94. Prausa SE, Fukuda T, Maseck D, Curtsinger KL, Liu C, Zhang K, Nick TG, Sherbotie JR, Ellis EN, Goebel J, Vinks AA. UGT genotype may contribute to adverse events following medication with mycophenolate mofetil in pediatric kidney transplant recipients. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2009 May;85(5):495-500. Rogers CC, Alloway RR, Alexander JW, Cardi M, Trofe J, Vinks AA. Pharmacokinetics of mycophenolic acid, tacrolimus and sirolimus after gastric bypass surgery in end-stage renal disease and transplant patients: a pilot study. Clin Transplant. 2008 May-Jun;22(3):281-91.
Janalee Taylor, RN, MSN, APRN, CNS Associate Clinical Director
Associate Clinical Director
Nurse Pracitioner, Division of Rheumatology
Lovell DJ, Passo MH, Beukelman T, Bowyer SL, Gottlieb BS, Henrickson M, Ilowite NT, Kimura Y, DeWitt EM, Segerman J, Stein LD, Taylor J, Vehe RK, Giannini EH. Measuring process of arthritis care: a proposed set of quality measures for the process of care in juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2011 Jan;63(1):10-6. Kocharla L, Taylor J, Weiler T, Ting TV, Luggen M, Brunner HI. Monitoring methotrexate toxicity in juvenile idiopathic arthritis. J Rheumatol. 2009 Dec;36(12):2813-8.
Passo MH, Taylor J. Quality improvement in pediatric rheumatology: what do we need to do? Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2008 Sep;20(5):625-30. Review. Brunner HI, Taylor J, Britto MT, Corcoran MS, Kramer SL, Melson PG, Kotagal UR, Graham TB, Passo MH. Differences in disease outcomes between medicaid and privately insured children: possible health disparities in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2006 Jun 15;55(3):378-84.
Barron AC, Lee TL, Taylor J, Moore T, Passo MH, Graham TB, Griffin TA, Grom AA, Lovell DJ, Brunner HI. Feasibility and construct validity of the parent willingness-to-pay technique for children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Dec 15;51(6):899-908. Gerhardt CA, Vannatta K, McKellop JM, Taylor J, Passo M, Reiter-Purtill J, Zeller M, Noll RB. Brief report: child-rearing practices of caregivers with and without a child with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis: perspectives of caregivers and professionals. J Pediatr Psychol. 2003 Jun;28(4):275-9.
Gerhardt CA, Vannatta K, McKellop JM, Zeller M, Taylor J, Passo M, Noll RB. Comparing parental distress, family functioning, and the role of social support for caregivers with and without a child with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. J Pediatr Psychol. 2003 Jan-Feb;28(1):5-15.
Alexandria J. Greenler, BS Clinical Research Coordinator, Division of Rheumatology
Jessica Hummel Clinical Research Coordinator II, Division of Rheumatology
Paula G. Melson, PT, MMSc Rehabilitation Coordinator, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
Stephanie F. Sabo, PT Physical Therapist I, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
Pamela A. Heydt, LISW Social Worker, Division of Rheumatology
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