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2023 Team Science Awardees

Congratulations to the 2023 Team Science Awardees!

We are pleased to announce the 2023 recipients of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Team Science Award. These awards, provided by the ICTR Community and Collaboration Core, are designed to recognize the great work that Johns Hopkins researchers have been doing as interdisciplinary teams. They are also intended to highlight best practices and to share lessons learned in Team Science.

The 2023 Team Science Teams:

  • Hopkins Education and Research for the Advancement of Life support Devices (The HERALD Group)
  • The Johns Hopkins HHT Center of Excellence 
  • ProHealth

Hopkins Education and Research for the Advancement of Life support Devices (The HERALD Group)

ICTR Team Science Awardee 2023-HEARLD

The need for a multi-disciplinary approach for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) patients became apparent in 2017 when a 17-year-old with acute brain injury and severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) required an intracranial BOLT placement and VV-ECMO support with joint care by the cardiovascular surgery ICU and neurocritical care teams. The research effort grew from collaborations required to care for this very complex patient; the incredible teamwork involving neurocritical care, cardiology, pulmonology, orthopedics, nutrition, respiratory therapy, nursing, anesthesia, palliative care, surgery informatics and cardiothoracic surgery was the impetus for a joint research effort and the formation of team HERALD. The HERALD group has made notable strides in the day-to-day care of ECMO patients and has initiated the first-in-human safety and feasibility trials using Hyperfine MRI, a low-field portable point-of-care MRI that allows for bedside neurologic imaging of patients often otherwise too unstable for diagnostic imaging.

Team Member Affiliation Role on Team
Sung-Min Cho, DO, MHS Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital Founding investigator (PI)
Glen Whitman, MD Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Surgery Founding investigator (PI)
Bo Soo Kim, MD Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine Co-investigator
Steven Keller, MD, PhD Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine Co-investigator
Errol Bush, MD Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Surgery Co-investigator
James Gammie, MD Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Surgery Co-investigator
Jonathon Fanning, MBBS, PhD Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; University of Queensland, Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery Co-investigator
Chris Wilcox, DO, MS Johns Hopkins Hospital, Cardiac Surgery Co-investigator
Shivalika Khanduja, MBBS Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Cardiac Surgery Postdoctoral fellow
Hannah Rando, MD, MPH Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Cardiac Surgery Postdoctoral fellow
Ifeanyi Chinedozi, MD Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Cardiac Surgery Postdoctoral fellow
Zachary Darby Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Cardiac Surgery Postdoctoral fellow
Jin Kook, MD Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Cardiac Surgery Postdoctoral fellow
Jessica Briscoe, MD Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Cardiac Surgery Postdoctoral fellow
Jiah Kim, MD Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Neurology Postdoctoral fellow
Andrew Geeza, BS Johns Hopkins Hospital, ACCM Co-investigator
Trish Brown, BS Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Cardiac Surgery Co-investigator
Diane Alejo, BA Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Surgery & Cardiac Surgery Co-investigator/Informatics
Scott Anderson, BA Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Surgery Co-investigator/Informatics
Karlo Capili Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Surgery Informatics
Kate Calligy, RN Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Research Nurse
Andrew Kalra, BS Thomas Jefferson University; Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Cardiac Surgery Medical student
Benjamin Shou, BS Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Cardiac Surgery Medical student
Shrey Kapoor, BA Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Cardiac Surgery Medical student
Albert Leng, BA Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Cardiac Surgery Medical student
Arjun Menta, BSA, BBA Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Cardiac Surgery Medical student
Olivi Liu, BA Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Cardiac Surgery Medical student
Amy Feng, BA Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Cardiac Surgery Medical student
David Zhao, BS Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Cardiac Surgery Medical student

Check out some of the work that the HEARLD Group is most proud of:

  • Cho SM, Wilcox C, Keller S, et al. Assessing the SAfety and FEasibility of bedside portable low-field brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging in patients on ECMO (SAFE-MRI ECMO study): study protocol and first case series experience. Crit Care. 2022;26(1):119. Published 2022 Apr 30. doi:10.1186/s13054-022-03990-6
  • Ong CS, Brown P, Shou BL, et al. Resting Energy Expenditure of Patients on Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Pilot Study. Crit Care Explor. 2022;4(7):e0730. Published 2022 Jul 18. doi:10.1097/CCE.0000000000000730
  • Cho SM, Ziai W, Mayasi Y, et al. Noninvasive Neurological Monitoring in Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. ASAIO J. 2020;66(4):388-393. doi:10.1097/MAT.0000000000001013
  • Hwang J, Kalra A, Shou BL, Whitman G, Wilcox C, Brodie D, Zaaqoq AM, Lorusso R, Uchino K, Cho SM. Epidemiology of ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke in venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Crit Care. 2023.
  • Kang JK, Kim BS, Bleck T, Whitman G, Cho SM. Post-Cardiac Arrest Care in Adult Patients after Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Crit Care Med. 2023.

The Johns Hopkins HHT Center of Excellence 

ICTR Team Science Awardee 2023- The Johns Hopkins HHT Center of Excellence 

The Johns Hopkins HHT Center of Excellence is one of 27 HHT Centers of Excellence (CoEs) located across the nation and is one of the oldest in the country. For over 25 years, the HHT Center has served hundreds of patients throughout the mid-Atlantic with this complex and rare disease. HHT is the second most common genetic bleeding disorder affecting more than 1.4 million people worldwide. The disease results in malformed blood vessels to form in multiple internal organs as well as the skin and mucous membranes. The JH HHT CoE is comprised of 37 specialists who continuously engage in multidisciplinary collaboration and consult with primary care teams to address the complex needs of each patient. This is invaluable as HHT patients’ symptoms and presentations vary significantly and treatment must be individualized. Their team is also directly engaged in education and lobbying to spread awareness and fund research initiatives. Further, the JH HHT CoE is conducting groundbreaking research into HHT treatments and interventions. 

Team Member 

Affiliation 

Role on Team 

Clifford Weiss, MD 

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Interventional Radiology 

Director, JH HHT Center of Excellence; HHT Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations (PAVM) Management & Treatment 

Panagis Galiatsatos, MD, MHS 

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Pulmonology and Oncology 

Assistant Director, JH HHT Center of Excellence; HHT Primary Care 

Nicholas Rowan, MD 

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology 

Assistant Director, JH HHT Center of Excellence; HHT Otolaryngology 

Bill Morefield, PA 

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Interventional Radiology 

Vascular and Interventional Radiology Physician Assistant; HHT PAVM Management & Treatment 

Sophia Kemble, MSN, RN 

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Interventional Radiology  

HHT Nurse Coordinator 

 

Check out some of the work that the HHT Team is proud of: 

  • Galiatsatos P, Wilson C, O’Brien J, Gong AJ, Angiolillo D, Johnson J, Myers C, Strout S, Mathai S, Robinson G, Rowan NR, Weiss CR. A lack of race and ethnicity data in the treatment of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia: a systematic review of intravenous bevacizumab efficacy. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2022 Jun 13;17(1):220. doi: 10.1186/s13023-022-02371-0. PMID: 35698080; PMCID: PMC9195340. 
  • Latif MA, Bailey CR, Motaghi M, Areda MA, Galiatsatos P, Mitchell SE, Weiss CR. Postembolization Persistence of Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations: A Retrospective Comparison of Coils and Amplatzer and Micro Vascular Plugs Using Propensity Score Weighting. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2023 Jan;220(1):95-103. doi: 10.2214/AJR.21.27218. Epub 2022 Aug 10. Erratum in: AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2023 Jan;220(1):155. PMID: 35946857. 
  • Farhan A, Latif MA, Minhas A, Weiss CR. Cardiac and Hemodynamic Manifestations of Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia. Int J Angiol. 2022 Jul 9;31(2):75-82. doi: 10.1055/s0042-1745842. PMID: 35923582; PMCID: PMC9341259. 

ProHealth

Team Member

Affiliation

Role on Team

Lawrence Appel, MD, MPH

 

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and General Internal Medicine (GIM)

Principal Investigator, Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study (CRIC)

 

Jeanne Charleston, BSN, RN

 

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology

Program Manager

Justin Echouffo Tcheugui, MD, PhD

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and Endocrinology

Investigator

Pete Miller, MD, PhD

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Investigator

Gail Daumit, MD, MHS

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Principal Investigator

Scott Pilla, MD, MHS

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Multiple Principal Investigator (MPI)

Jessica Yeh, PhD

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Principal Investigator for Aspire

Nae-Yuh Wang, PhD

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Statistician

Arlene Dalcin, MS, RD

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Lead Behavioral Interventionist

Jeanne Clark, MD, MPH

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Principal Investigator

Nisa Maruther, MD

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Principal Investigator

Joseph Gennusa, PhD

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Program Manager

Stacy Goldsholl, MA

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Senior Behavioral Interventionist

Deidra Crews, MD, SCM

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and Nephrology

Principal Investigator

 

Michael Carducci, MD

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Oncology

Investigator

Tammy Brady, MD, PhD

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Principal Investigator

 

Rheanna Platt, MD, PhD

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

Investigator

Michael Fang, PhD, MHS

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology

Investigator

Junichi Ishigami, MD, MPH, PhD

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology

Principal Investigator

 

Christine Mitchell, SCM

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology

Project Manager

Noel Mueller, PhD

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology

Principal Investigator

 

Elizabeth Selvin, PhD, MPH

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology

Principal Investigator

 

Alene Kennedy-Hendricks, PhD

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management

Investigator

Beth McGinty, PhD

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management

Investigator

Christina Yuan, PhD

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management

Investigator

Susan Oh, MS, MPH

Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

Lead Research Dietitian

Gerald Jerome, PhD, FASH, FACSM

Townson University, Kinesiology

Behavioral Exercise Scientist

Stephen Juraschek, MD, PhD

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine

Investigator

Caroline Abbas

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Front Desk Clerk

Pat Bayton

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Administrative Assistant

Alexander Bender, BS

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Metabolic Kitchen Staff

Crystal Brice, BS

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Welch Center Office Manager

Linda Bunyard, MS

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Project Manager

Courtney Cook

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Data Manager

Marissa Dasta

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Research Assistant

Nola Durkin

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Data Manager

Ben Eidman

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Program Coordinator

Tyler Fink

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Data Analyst

Debra Gayles, BS

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Behavioral Interventionist

Ina Glenn-Smith

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Data Collector

Dingfen Han

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Senior Data Analyst

Xiao Hu, BA

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Metabolic Kitchen Staff

Sharon Jackson

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Recruiter

Dawn Jiggetts

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Recruiter

Mia Johnson

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Data Collector

Eva Minahan

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Data Collector

Kaleigh Owen

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Data Collector

Alexa Sable

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Metabolic Kitchen Staff

Chanchai Sapun

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Data Collector

Valerie Sneed

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Data Collector

Petar Stoykov

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Metabolic Kitchen Staff

Liam Sweetney, BS

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Interventionist

Alison Terry, BS

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Program Coordinator

Letitia Thomas

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Study Coordinator

Isabelle Wang, MHS, BS

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Technical Support

Karen White, MS

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Metabolic Kitchen Staff

Payson Wisniewski

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Research Assistant

Beiwen Wu, MSPH

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and GIM

Research Dietitian

Jolene Lambertis

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and Nephrology

Behavioral Interventionist

Sydney Santos

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and Nephrology

Recruiter

Mary Ann Stephens PhD

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and Nephrology

Research Program Manager

Jasina Wise

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and Nephrology

Research Coordinator

Tara Harrison

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology

Data Collector

Carla Martin

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology

Data Collector

Xinyi (Nakita) Shen

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology

Trainee

Sanjana Boyapalli

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Project Manager

Thomas Dell

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Project Manager

Marwa Elborki

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Data Collector

Ryan Hutson

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Project Manager

Tahra Khanuja

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Data Collector

Catherine Perez PhD

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Data Collector

Anastasia Wass

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Data Collector

Alice Liu

Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

Research Dietitian

Rachel Reichley

Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

Data Collector

Jennifer Trost, LPN

Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

Research Dietitian

 

Check out some of the work that ProHealth is most proud of:

  • Appel LJ, Moore TJ, Obarzanek E, Vollmer WM, Svetkey LP, Sacks FM, Bray GA, Vogt TM, Cutler JA, Windhauser MM, Lin PH, Karanja N. A clinical trial of the effects of dietary patterns on blood pressure. DASH Collaborative Research Group. N Engl J Med. 1997 Apr 17;336(16):1117-24. doi: 10.1056/NEJM199704173361601. PMID: 9099655.
  • Daumit GL, Dickerson FB, Wang NY, Dalcin A, Jerome GJ, Anderson CA, Young DR, Frick KD, Yu A, Gennusa JV 3rd, Oefinger M, Crum RM, Charleston J, Casagrande SS, Guallar E, Goldberg RW, Campbell LM, Appel LJ. A behavioral weight-loss intervention in persons with serious mental illness. N Engl J Med. 2013 Apr 25;368(17):1594-602. PMID:23517118. PMCID: PMC3743095.
  • Knowler WC, Barrett-Connor E, Fowler SE, Hamman RF, Lachin JM, Walker EA, Nathan DM; Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Reduction in the incidence of type 2 diabetes with lifestyle intervention or metformin. N Engl J Med. 2002 Feb 7;346(6):393-403. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa012512. PMID: 11832527; PMCID: PMC1370926.

For more information about the Team Science Award, please visit the ICTR Community and Collaboration Core website or contact the team at [email protected].