Honors, awards, presentations and published work archive

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

Published work

Stefan Freidrichsdorf, MD and Kavita Desai, PhD LP published Predictors of growth and decline following spiritual struggles in the International Journal for the Phsychology of Religion.

Tim Johanson, MD will publish a book on parenting titled GIST The Essence of Raising Life-Ready Kids at the end of November.

Anne Bendel, MD published the online article A phase II trial of multi-agent oral antiangiogenic (metronomic) regimen in children with recurrent or progressive cancer on October 4, 2013.

Stefan Friedrichsdor, MD was featured on the cover and in an article of Minnesota Monthly on October 1, 2013 for Children's "no needless pain" initiative through its Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care program. The article is titled Find the very best care. Top hospitals and clinics to help you stay healthier, heal faster, and wait less.

Drs. Larry Sidman, Susan Sencer, Timothy Lander and Kiran Belani published Surgery for pediatric invasive fungal sinonasal disease on September 18, 2013 in The Laryngoscope.

Drs. James Sidman, Timothy Landser and Robert Tibesar had their article Assessment of Pulsed-Dye Laser Therapy for Pediatric Cutaneous Vascular Anomalies featured on the Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery page of the Journal of American medicine Association website on September 5, 2013.

Mark Mammel, MD; Andrea Lampland, MD; Catherine Worwa, Patricia Meyers and B. Plumm published Aerosolized KL4 surfactant improves short-term survival and gas exchange in spontaneously breathing newborn pigs with hydrochloric acid-induced acute lung injury in Pediatric Pulmonology on September 3, 2013.

Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD published Confronting Pain. Success Key No. 2: Treating children's pain in Health Leaders in September 2013. Pages 52-59.

Cynthia Brady, RN, CNP, John McNamara, MD and others published Bordetella Bronchiseptica in a Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center in Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, August 2013.

Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD was published in Star Tribune in the article How stories help sick kids get better on August, 25, 2013.

Renee Temme, MS, John McNamara, MD and others published Quality Improvement in Genetic Counseling Following a False Positive Newborn Screen Result for CF: Assessment of Patient Knowledge with the Use of an Educational Video in Pediatric Pulmonology Supplement.

David Hoff, PharmD, FCCP was featured on the American College of Clinical Pharmacy web site in recognition of his contributions to the College and the profession of pharmacy.

Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD was published in Hypnosis and Palliative Care: Therapeutic Hypnosis with Children and Adolescents. 2nd ed. Crown House Publishing Limited, Bethel. pp 491-509.

Drs. Stefan Friedrichsdorf and Kavita Desai published Predictors of growth and decline following spiritual struggles in International Journal for the Psychology of Religion.

Mark Mammel, MD published Tracheostomy for infants requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation: 10 years' experience in Pediatricts in May 2013.

Neil Mulrooney, MD published Toll-like receptor genetic variants are associated with Gram-negative infections in VLBW infants in Journal of Perinatology (2013) 33, 772-222.

Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf, MD published Pain Management in Children with Cancer.

Drs. Cyntia Brady, Patricia Ackerman, Mahrya Johnson and John McNamara recently published Bordetella Bronchiseptica in a Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, Sept. 4, 2013.

Drs. Henry Ortega, Heidi VanderVelden, Nathaniel Kreykes and Samual Reid recently published Childhood Death Attributable to Trauma: Is There a Difference Between Accidental and Abusive Fatal Injuries?

Anupam Kharbanda, MD published Performance of Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Appendicitis in Children in a Multicenter Cohort.

Laurel Edinburgh, PNP published Differences in Abuse and Related Risk and Protective Factors by Runaway Status for Adolescents Seen at a U.S. Advocacy Center.

Rob Payne, MD from the Departments of Quality and Research published Racial Disparities in Ordering Laboratory and Radiology Tests for Pediatric Patients in the Emergnecy Department Pediatric Emergency Care 2013, 29(5):598-606.

Drs. Nancy Mendelson and Sarah Dugan along with Dinel Pond, MS, CGC helped publish Medical Genetics in Pediatric Practice a resource that provides practice-focused help for addressing virtually any genetics-related issue providers are likely to confront.

Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf, MD published Pharmacological Approaches to Pain. 1: 'By the ladder' - the WHO Approach to management of Pain in Palliative Care in Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children. 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, Oxford, New York, 2012.

Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf, MD published Pharmacological Approaches to Pain. 2: Simple Analgesics and Opioids in Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children. 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, Oxford, New York, 2012.

Mary Erickson, CNP co-authored Care Coordination for Children with Complex Special health Care Needs: The Value of the Advanced Practice Nurse's Enhanced Scope of Knowledge and Practice.

Speaking engagements/presentations

Stefan Freidrichsdorf, MD
Management of neonatal abstinence syndrome
November 5, 2013
Coon Rapids

Laurel Edinburgh, CNP
Assessing for a history of abuse and sexual exploitation in status offenders
November 1, 2013
Washington D.C.

John McNamara, MD
Newborn screening for cystic fibrosis
October Grand Rounds
Minneapolis

Barb Symalla, RN, CNS
Assessment and management of pain: infants, children and adolescents
October 30, 2013
Granite Falls

Stefan Freidrichsdorf, MD
KARE11 news interview: 2013 Storyland Gala
October 26, 2013
Minneapolis

Neil Mulrooney, MD
Neonatal case review
October 24, 2013
Buffalo

Christina Mikesell, MD
Spirometry
October 23, 2013
Plymouth

Joanna Perkins, MD, MS
Children on chemotherapy: special considerations and precautions in school
October 21, 2013
Little Canada

Christina Mikesell, DO
Noisy Breathing
October 18, 2013
Robbinsdale

Renee Temme, MS
Quality imprevement in genetic counseling following a false positive newborn screen result for CF: assessment of patient knowledge with the use of an educational video
October 17-19, 2013
Salt Lake City

Cynthia Brady, DNP
Patient adherence
October 17-19, 2013
Salt Lake City

Julie Christiansen, PTA
Rib Cage Mobility
October 17-19, 2013
Salt Lake City

Kavita Desai, PhD
Tummy aches and headaches: how to manage these and other aches in the school setting
October 16, 2013
Bloomington

Jan Gauger, RN, CNP
S.T.A.B.L.E. Learner
October 16, 2013
Shakopee

Robert Payne, MD and Eric Solnitzky
Confronting uncertainty in payment methods: a medicaid accountable care-type experience
October 14, 2013
New Orleans

Keith Cavanaugh, MD
The snoring child
October 16, 2013
Hastings

Jane Barthell, MD
Neonatal case review
October 10, 2013
Shakopee

Christine Hills, MD
Pulse oximetry screening for congenital heart disease
October 10, 2013
Minneapolis

David Gremmels, MD
Evaluation of murmers
October 10, 2013
Minneapolis

Julie Lesser, MD and Jan Gauger, RN, CNP
Eating disorders
October 10, 2013
Minneapolis

Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD
Pediatric palliative care in the 21st century-an overview
October 7, 2013
Falls Church

Stefan Freidrichsdorf, MD, Andrea Postier, Donna Eull, PPC RN, Laurie Foster and Michele Gilbert
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota's interdisciplinary pain clinic: patient characteristics and outcomes
November 22, 2013
Minneapolis

Stefan Freidrichsdorf, MD, Kaci Osenga, Andrea Postier and Laurie Foster
A preliminary analysis of stress and coping in parents of medically fragile babies who met palliative care referral criteria and were referred to home health services
November 22, 2013
Minneapolis

Laurie Foster
Yoga for children and adolescents completing cancer treatment
October 19-22, 2013
Vancouver, British Columbia

Stefan Freidrichsdorf, MD, James Sidman, MD, Andrea Postier, Laurie Foster and Rachel Lu
A comparison of postoperative tramadol versus acetaminophen with codeine in children undergoing tonsillectomy
September 29 - October 2, 2013

Stefan Freidrichsdorf, MD
Managing acute, chronic and procedureal pain in children
September 30, 2013
Iowa City

Nancy Jaworski, RN CNS DNP, and Hal WeldinD
Spirituality in pediatric palliative care
September 30, 2013
Minneapolis

Stefan Freidrichsdorf, MD
EMS assessment and response to pediatric patients in pain
September 27, 2013
St. Paul

Christina Mikesell, DO
Noisy breathing and asthma/RSV
September 27, 2013
Kansas City

Stefan Freidrichsdorf, MD and Nancy Jaworski, RN CNS DNP
Spiritual history in patients and families receiving pediatric palliative care
September 27, 2013
Kansas City

Stefan Freidrichsdorf, MD
Managing patient with chronic pain
September 25, 2013
Minneapolis

Jan Gauger, RN, CNP
S.T.A.B.L.E. Learner
September 25, 2013
Willmar

Mark Mammel, MD
The open lung concept and noninvasive ventilation
September 25, 2013
Society of Michigan Neonatologists

David Aughey, MD
Adolescent medicine
September 24, 2013
St. Paul

Mark Mammel, MD
Grand Rounds: "I'm not done yet!" Late preterm infants: a population at risk
Fello's Presentation: The jet vs. the oscillator: twinds separated at birth? September 23, 2013
University of Michigan

Nancy Mendelsohn, MD
Upper Midwest Genetics Conference
September 20, 2013
Minneapolis

Melissa Hansen, CNP, RN and Casey Hooke, PhD, PCNS, RN
Abdominal massage for constipation in children with cancer
September 19-21, 2013
Louisville

Mylynda Livingston, CNP, RN, CPON and Casey Hooke, PhD, PCNS, RN
Caffeine use of spinal headaches
September 19-21, 2013
Louisville

Casey Hooke, PhD, PCNS, RN and Mary Langevin, CNP, RN, CPON
Yoga for children and adolescents completing cancer treatment
September 19-21, 2013
Louisville

Mary Jaeger, DNP, RN, PCNS and Casey Hooke, PhD, PCNS, RN
Use of online media to help parents of pediatric oncology patients take control of administering oral medications
September 19-21, 2013
Louisville

Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD and Andrea Postier
No needless pain hospital-wide initiative
September 19, 2013
Iverness, Scotland

Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD
It just feels like a wasp sting, right? State of the art in managing needle pokes and prcedural pain in children
September 19, 2013
Minneapolis

David Blackwell, MD
Pediatric infectious disease
September 19, 2013
Chaska

Stephen Nelson, MD
Vascular anomalies and the use of propranolol
September 12, 2013
Hudson

Jan Gauger, RN, CNP and Loreen Kimble, RN, CNP
S.T.A.B.L.E> Learner
September 11-12, 2013
Faribault and Cambridge

Christine Hills, MD
Hyperlipidemia in children
September 11, 2013
Minnetonka

Drs Angela Goepferd and Mike Troy
Responding to the threat of bullying: roundtable discussion on healthcare provider's role
September 11, 2013
Fridley

J Michael Coleman, MD Neonatal case review
September 10, 2013
Menomonie

Judy Zier, MD and Karen Mathis, RN, CNS
Nitrous oxide administration training September 6, 2013
St. Paul

Keith Cavanaugh, MD
The snoring child
September 3, 2013
Ridley

Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf, MD
Multimodal analgesia in pediatrics
August 27, 2013
Grand Rapids, MI

Anupam Kharbanda, MD, MS
Management of dehydration in children
August 20, 2013
Litchfield

Lorraine Victor, RN, CNP
Neonatal transport case review
August 20, 2013
Stillwater

Jan Gauger, RN, CNP
Respiratory assessment and use of CPAP for neonatal stabilization
August 20, 2013
New Ulm

Drs Julie Lesser and Beth Brandenberg
Eating Disorders
August 8 and 13, 2013, 2013
Montevideo, Minneapolis, Cambridge

Phil Kibort, MD
Patient safety
July 31, 2013
Grand Forks

Elizabeth LaRusso, MD
Psychopharmacology and the pregnant and postpartum patient: a primer for obstetric providers
July 30, 2013

Awards

Karen Mathias, RN, CNS, Kristin Mascotti, MD, and Barb Peterson, RN CNP received third runner up honors in the "Best Presentation" award category for their presentation at the 5th annual International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops (IPPSW) in New York City in April. There were over 200 presentations given at the meeting.

Children's Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine department received a prestigious award by the American Pain Society for its innovative and integrated approach to managing pain. The 2013 Center of Excellence in Pain Management is presented annually across the country and recognizes state-of-the-art, patient-centered pain management programs that demonstrate a multidisciplinary approach and not only treat children's pain, but the whole patient, helping improve function and overall quality of life. The team received the award at the American Pain Society 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans on May 9.