Clinical 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

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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

Karen Wills, Ph.D., L.P.
Dialogue on Health Care Reform & Psychology
May 1, 2015

Michael Troy, PhD, LP
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, MD, N. Robert Payne, MD, and others

2.   Efficacy of alternate site Supprelin LA placement
Jennifer Kyllo, MDConstantinos Voulgaropoulos, MDM. Jennifer Abuzzahab, MD, and others

3.  Variation in Emergency Department Care for Children with Asthma
N. Robert Payne, MD, Anupam Kharbanda, MD, and others

4.  Optic nerve sheath diameter measurement by ocular sonography in diabetic ketoacidosis and the relationship to cerebral edema
Kelly Bergmann, DODonna Milner, MDConstantinos Voulgaropoulos, MDMolly Raske, MDAnupam Kharbanda, MD and others

5.  Troponin I testing in Pediatric Emergency setting in cases of possible myocardial injury
Donna Milner, MDJennifer 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
N. Robert Payne, MD


Stephen Nelson, MDMark 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

In recognition of their work advocating on behalf of newborn screening:
Nancy Mendelsohn, MD
Sheldon Berkowitz, MD
Board Quality Awards:

Resuscitation best practice, implementation of early warning signs, and rapid response systems
Karen Mathias Saboe, APRN, 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, MDHenry Ortega, MD

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