Pediatric Residents' Achievements

  • Abstracts


    John Ligon

    Ligon J, McNeil J, Hulten KG, Mason E, Kaplan SL. Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia without a localizing source at a children’s hospital.

  • Posters


    Nathalie Nguyen

    Nguyen N, Heintz D, Patel A. Anti TNF-a Induced Psoriasis in Children Treated for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
    Poster presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. May 2013. 

    Nguyen N, Sathe M, Channabasappa N, Cope-Yokoyama S, Chan L. Neonatal Cholestasis: Cystic Fibrosis or Biliary
    Atresia. Poster presentation, 26th Anuual Meeting of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology,
    Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN). Salt Lake City, UT. October 2012.

  • Poster Presentations


    John Ligon

    Poster presentation at ID Week 2013 by Dr. McNeil. San Francisco, CA. October 2-6, 2013.

    Angela Bachim

    “Senior Resident Case of the Week: Erysipelas.” Friday Morning Report, Children’s Medical Center, April 2013
    “Critically Appraised Topic: How Often Do Skeletal Surveys Make a Difference?” Resident Noon Conference, Children’s Medical Center, May 2013
    “Mortality and Morbidity Presentation.” Resident Mortality and Morbidity Noon Conference, Children's Medical Center, May 2013

    Ashley Lucke

    Nine year old boy with headache, vomiting and altered mental status - Poster at the Southern Regional AFMR Meeting

    Submitting cases for 2013 AAP National Conference and Exhibition in resident, neonatology, and possibly pulmonary section

    Karen Queliza

    Congenital Portosystemic Shunts: A Cause of Hepatopulmonary Syndrome

  • Professional Membership


    Asimenia Angelidou

    IMG Network Advisor, ECFMG

    Kymberly Gonzalez

    District 7 CATCH Program Resident Liaison, AAP

    Ashley Lucke

    SOMSRFT 2013-2014 Advocacy Campaign Co-chair, AAP

    2011-2012 Section on Medical Students, Residents and Fellowship Trainees (SOMSRFT) District 7 Assistant District Coordinator, AAp

    2012-2013 Section on Medical Student, Residents and Fellowship Trainees District 7 District Coordinator, AAP

    Resident section liason to TECAN (trainees in early neonatology), AAP

  • Research


    John Ligon

    McNeil JC, Ligon JA, Hulten KG, Dreyer WJ, Heinle JS, Mason EO, Kaplan SL. Staphylococcus aureus Infections in Children with Congenital Heart Disease. J Ped Infect Dis. In press, epub on July 11, 2013.

    Angela Bachim

    I'm currently working on a retrospective chart review study on subdural hematomas.

    Robertson BD, Lang C, Bachim A. The At-Risk Children of At-Risk Parents:  Assessing Common Injuries to the Children of Teenage Parents, Journal Of Pediatrics, submitted for publication April 2013.

    Nora Renthal

    Renthal NE, Williams KC, Mendelson CR. MicroRNAs--mediators of myometrial contractility during pregnancy and labour. Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2013 Jul;9(7):391-401. PMID: 23669656

    Asimenia Angelidou

    Asadi S, Alysandratos KD, Angelidou A, Miniati A, Sismanopoulos N, Vasiadi M, Zhang B, Kalogeromitros D, Theoharides TC. Substance P (SP) Induces Expression of Functional Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone Receptor-1 (CRHR-1) in Human Mast Cells. J Invest Dermatol 2012; 132(2):324-329. PMID: 22089831.

    Sismanopoulos N, Delivanis DA, Alysandratos KD, Angelidou A, Vasiadi M, Therianou A, Theoharides TC. IL-9 induces VEGF secretion from human mast cells and IL-9/IL-9 receptor genes are overexpressed in atopic dermatitis. PLoS One. 2012;7(3):e33271. PMID: 22413008.

    Zhang Β, Weng Ζ, Tagen Μ, Therianou Α, Alysandratos KD, Angelidou Α, Sismanopoulos Ν, Asadi S, Shirihai O, Theoharides TC. Mitochondria distinguish granule-stored from de novo synthesized TNF secretion in human mast cells.  Intl Arch Allergy Immunol 2012; 159(1):23-32. PMID: 22555146.

    Alysandratos KD, Asadi S, Angelidou A, Zhang BD, Sismanopoulos N, Yang H, Critchfield A, Theoharides TC. Neurotensin and CRH interactions augment human mast cell activation. PLoS One. 7(11):e48934. PMID: 23155429.

    Nathalie Nguyen

    The effects of proton pump inhibitor treatment on esophageal eosinophilia. Mentor: Edaire Cheng

    Ashley Lucke

    Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy and Maternal antecedants with Lina Chalak in neonatology department. 

    Currently preparing manuscript for publishing in OB journal

    HIE paper being drafted now (see above)

    HIE and MRI scores paper in works

    "An infant with hypercalcemia and rachitic changes" - case report in Pediatric Nephrology


  • Honors and Rewards


    Nathalie Nguyen

    Teaching and Tomorrow Travel Award, NASPGHAN
    Travel grant awarded in order to attend annual NASPGHAN meeting to learn about the cutting edge of basic and clinical science in pediatric gastroenterology.

    Ashely Lucke

    TECAN Travel Award Scholarship Recipient

  • Other Accomplishments


    Asimenia Angelidou

    PHD thesis - "The role of neuropeptides and infectious triggers in mast cell activation and its contribution to the pathogenesis of autism".

    Dolly Sevier

    Going to Washington DC in September for the Childrens Hospital Association "Very Important Physician" Day.  Matt Moore from Government Relations and I are going to talk to our Texas Representatives in DC about Children's issues. 

    Karen Queliza

    NASPGHAN Teaching and Tomorrow conference