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

Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD, and others published Enhancing the quality of palliative care for children with cancer: A nation-wide train-the-trainer educational initiative in Peadiatrics and Child Health (pp 157-158), April 2015.

Kelly Bergmann, DO, Andrew Flood, PhD, Nathaniel Kreykes, MD, and Anupam Kharbanda, MD, published Concussion Among Youth Skiers and Snowboarders in Pediatric Emergency Care, April 2015.

Susan Kearney, MD, Joshua Mitchell, MD, James Sidman, MD, and med student Erin Dodd published Salmonella Lymphadenitis mimicking a Neoplastic process in a teen in Minnesota Medicine, May 2015.

Stephen Nelson, MD, and others published Training Providers on Issues of Race and Racism Improve Health Care Equity in Pediatric Blood and Cancer, February 2015.

Emily Chapman, MD, published Specializing in Doing Nothing: Sometimes No Treatment is the Best Treatment in MN Medicine (page 24), May 2015.

Nathaniel Payne, MD, published Preventing Pediatric Readmissions: Which Ones and How? in The Journal of Pediatrics (pp 519-520) in March, 2015.

Mark Mammel, MD, published a new book Neonatal Pulmonary Graphics in 2015.

Renee Temme, MS CGC, Mary Johnson, APRN CNP, Jennifer McNamara, APRN CNP, and others published Assessment of Parental Understanding of Positive Newborn Screening Results and Carrier Status for Cystic Fibrosis with the use of a Short Educational Video in the Journal of Genetic Counseling on September 19, 2014.

Laurel Edinburgh, APRN CNP, Julie Blabolil, APRN CNP, and others published Beyond the Stereotypes: Variation in Sexual Exploitation Experiences of Youth Evaluated at a Hospital-based Child Advocacy Center in The Journal of Adolescent Health (volume 54, issue 2) in February 2014.

Laurel Edinburgh, APRN CNP, Julie Blabolil, APRN CNP, and others published Parent-child Relationships Among Youth Evaluated for Extra-familial Abuse at a Hospital-based Child Advocacy Center in The Journal of Adolescent Health (volume 56, issue 2) in February 2015.

Alice Swenson, MD, and others published Reporting child maltreatment and abuse in Minnesota Physician in February 2015.

Anupam Kharbanda, MD, and others published Effectiveness of the head CT choice decision aid in parents of children with minor head trauma: study protocol for a multicenter randomized trial in Trials on June 25, 2014.

Anupam Kharbanda, MD, published Appendicitis: Do Clinical Scores Matter? in Annals of Emergency Medicine (volume 64, Issue 4, pp 373-375) in October, 2014.

Anupam Kharbanda, MD, published Reducing pediatric CT usage through web-based education in Radiology Management in May, 2014.

Anupam Kharbanda, MD, and others published Characteristics of Recurrent Utilization in Pediatric Emergency Departments in Pediatrics in July, 2014.

David Overman, MD, published an invited commentary on Fontan procedure in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery (volume 99, issue 1, pp161-162) in January, 2015.

Speaking engagements/presentations

Bonnie Carlson-Green, PhD LP 
Neuropsychological functioning following computerized working memory training with survivors of pediatric brain tumors
February 3-7, 2015

Stefan Freidrichsdorf, MD 
1.Advanced pain management in children with neuropathic pain
2.Managing Acute Pain in Children
3.Procedural Pain Management in Children: from vaccination, lab draws, suturing to IV access
Jan 26, 2015
New York

1.Advance Pain Management in Pediatric Palliative Care - Multimodal Analgesia Beyond Opioids.
2.Best of Pediatric Pain Research. Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine
3.Developing a Pediatric Palliative Care Program
March 12, 2015

Chronic, Complex, Complicated? From “Dys-” Functional Abdominal Pain, Headaches, Musculoskeletal Pain, CRPS and More 
April 3, 2015
Iowa City
1.Managing acute pain in infants and children. 
2.Managing pain caused by needle procedures. 
3.Workshop needle-pain management. 
4.Lessons learned from Jazz - Managing acute pain in infants and children. 
5.It's just a quick poke, right? Managing needle pokes (vaccinations, lab draws, IV access) in infants & children.
6.Integrative (non-pharmacological) Pain Management: From Distraction, Deep Breathing and Hypnosis
7.The Management of Neuropathic Pain and the Use of Adjuvant Analgesia.
8.Chronic, Complex, Complicated? From “Dys-”Functional Abdominal Pain, Tension Headaches, Musculoskeletal Pain, CRPS and More
April 17-19, 2015
Copenhagen, Denmark
1. Management of Neuropathic Pain and Adjuvant Analgesia
2. Teaching EPEC-Pediatrics: From “Attitude” & “Skills” to Interactive Lecture
April 30-May 1, 2015 
Montréal, Québec, Canada
1.Management of Neuropathic Pain and Adjuvant Analgesia
2.The top 5 Myths in Pediatric Palliative Care: Teaching EPEC-Pediatrics - From “Attitude” & “Skills” to Interactive Lecture
May 4-5, 2015
1. Advanced Pain Management in Children: From Neuropathic Pain to Adjuvant Analgesia
2. Pain Symptoms in Palliative Care
May 9, 2015
Donald Brunnquell, LP, PhD
Ethics in the Age of Inter-professionalism: Psychologists' Role in Addressing Moral Distress For Health Professionals
Feb. 6, 2015

Patsy Stinchfield, PNP
The community impact of declining immunization
March 6-7, 2015

1. Combination Vaccines
2. Vaccinating Healthcare Professionals
March 13-15, 2015

Current State and future of HAI's
April 20-21, 2015

Laurel Edinburgh, APRN, CNP and Julie Blabolil, APRN, CNP
Poster: Parent-Adolescent Relationships of Among Runaway Youth at a Hospital-Based Child Advocacy Center
March 18, 2015
Los Angeles

Laurel Edinburgh, APRN, CNP
Plenary presentation: A Runaway Intervention Program: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Identifying Sexually Exploited Youth
March 26, 2015
Huntsville, Alabama

Dialogue on Health Care Reform & Psychology 
May 1, 2015
Early Neurodevelopmental Factors Influencing Later Learning and Behavior
April 23, 2015
The following abstracts were presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, April 25-28, 2015 in San Diego. 
1.  Implicit Bias towards American Indian Children in the Emergency Department
Anupam Kharbanda, MDN. Robert Payne, MD, and others
2.   Efficacy of alternate site Supprelin LA placement
Jennifer Kyllo, MD, Constantinos Voulgaropoulos, MD, M. Jennifer Abuzzahab, MD, and others
3.  Variation in Emergency Department Care for Children with Asthma
N. Robert Payne, MD, Anupam Kharbanda, MDand others
4.  Optic nerve sheath diameter measurement by ocular sonography in diabetic ketoacidosis and the relationship to cerebral edema
Kelly Bergmann, DO, Donna Milner, MD, Constantinos Voulgaropoulos, MD, Molly Raske, MDAnupam Kharbanda, MD and others
5.  Troponin I testing in Pediatric Emergency setting in cases of possible myocardial injury
Donna Milner, MD, Jennifer Halverson, MD, and others
6.  Barriers to early identification of stroke in children in a Pediatric Emergency Department
Valerie Whitcomb, MD and others
7.  Hospital-Acquired pneumonia among pediatric trauma patients treated at national trauma centers
Henry Ortega, MD, Andrew Flood, PhD, and Anupam Kharbanda, MD
8.   A Venture To Optimize the Quality of Pediatric Hospital Discharge Care in Your Hospital


Stephen Nelson, MD, Mark Bergeron, MD, MPH, and Kirsten Dummer, MD, have been named appointees to the Advisory Committee on Heritable and Congenital Disorders.

2014 Professional Staff Awards - Congratulations to those who received awards at this year's Professional Staff Annual Dinner. Recipients were:

Outstanding Clinician Award recipient:
Yoav Messinger, MD

Mitch Einzig Physician Teaching Awards:
Robert Segal, MD – Minneapolis
Polo Chen, MD – St. Paul

Blanton Bessinger, MD, Child Advocacy and Policy Award:
Nancy Mendelsohn, MD, and Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, in recognition of their work advocating on behalf of newborn screening

Board Quality Awards:

Resuscitation best practice, implementation of early warning signs, and rapid response systems
Karen Mathias Saboe, RN, CNS

Characteristics and outcomes of pediatric motor vehicle collision injuries treated at level I trauma centers research
Gretchen Cutler, PHD, MPH; Jill Dreyfus, PHD, MPH; Andrew Flood, PHD; Anupam Kharbanda, MD; Henry Ortega, MD

Children's Comfort Promise
Donna Eull, RN; Maura Fitzgerald, RN, CNS; Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD; Melissa Haun, Child Life; Mary Hendricks, PharmD; Jeri Kayser, Child Life; Barb Symalla, RN, CNS