Honors, awards, presentations and published work

See the latest listing of recent honors, awards, presentations and published work by Children's professional staff.

Published work

Maura Fitzgerald, RN CNS, and Mary Langevin, RN CNP, published Imagery in the 7th edition of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Nursing (pp. 73-98) in 2014.

Drs. Scott Harpin and Elizabeth Saewyc and Julie Pape-Blabolil, RN CNP, and Laurel Edinburgh, RN CNP will publish Clinical presentations of gang rape among young adolescent girls and Beyond the stereotypes: Variation in sexual exploitation experiences of youth evaluated at a hospital-based child advocacy center in February's edition of Journal of Adolescent Health Care 54(2S).

James Sidman, MD, and Sherard Tatum, MD, will publish Distraction Osteogenesis in Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North American on February 22, 2014.

Bruce Bostrom, MD and others published The Association Between Fasting Hypoglycemia and Methylated Mercaptopurine Metabolites in Children With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Pediatric Blood and Cancer on January 10, 2014.

Michael Bendel-Stenzel, MD and others published Epidemiology of Bacteremia in Febrile Infants in the United States in Pediatrics, December 2013.

Drs. Lauren Bohm, Noelle Padgitt, Robert Tibesar, Timothy Lander and James Sidman published Outcomes of Combined Furlow Palatoplasty and Sphincter Pharyngoplasty for Velopharyngeal Insufficiency in Otolaryngol Head Neck and Surgery, on December 9, 2013.

Kelly Han, MD and others published three studies: 1) Non-sedated, Free Breathing Cardiac CT for Evaluation of Complex Congenital Heart Disease in Neonates, 2) CT Imaging in Congenital Heart Disease: An Approach to Imaging and Interpreting Complex Lesions After Surgical Intervention for Tetralogy of Fallot, Transposition of the Great Arteries, and Single Ventricle Heart Disease and 3) Cardiovascular imaging trends in congenital heart disease: A single center experience in Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, November-December 2013.

Nancy Mendelsohn, MD and others published Mucopolysaccharidosis IVA (Morquio A syndrome) and VI (Maroteaux-Lamy snydrome): Under-Recognized and Challenging to Diagnose in Skeletal Radiology Journal on December 5, 2013.

Speaking engagements/presentations

Drs. Scott Harpin and Elizabeth Saewyc and Julie Pape-Blabolil, RN CNP, and Laurel Edinburgh, RN CNP
Clinical presentations of gang rape among young adolescent girls; Beyond the stereotypes: Variation in sexual exploitation experiences of youth evaluated at a hospital-based child advocacy center
March 23-26, 2014

Andrea Postier and Barbara Symalla, RN CNS
Creation and implementation of a standardized inpatient treatment guideline for neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)
May 3-6, 2014
Vancouver, British Columbia

Laurel Edinburgh, CNP
Beyond the stereotypes: variation in sexual exploitation experiences of youth week
December 4, 2013
St. Paul


Dr. Sharon Berry received the Wright Ross Salk Award for Distinguished Service by the American Psychological Association, Div. 54 (Society for Pediatric Psychology).

2013 Professional Staff Awards - Congratulations to those who received awards at this year's Professional Staff Annual Dinner. Recipients were:

Board Quality Award:
Bonnie Carlson-Green, PhD, LP – Research study on computerized cognitive intervention for brain tumor survivors

Bobbie Carroll, RN, MHA – Bar Code Medication Administration

David Hirschman, MD; Melia Anderson, RN CNP; Anupam Kharbanda, MD; Nathan Kreykes, MD; Henry Ortega, MD; and Sam Reid, DM – Level 1 Trauma Center

Stephen Kurachek, MD – Well-informed ICU

Outstanding Clinician Award recipient:
Paul Kubic, MD

Mitch Einzig Physician Teaching Awards:
Molly Martyn, MD – Minneapolis
Bill Zimny, MD – St. Paul

Blanton Bessinger, MD, Child Advocacy and Policy Award:
Michael Troy, PhD, LP