Current Projects

Here are the latest projects that were presented:

October 2015
Pathogen-reduced Products for Pediatric Patients
Richard J. Benjamin, MD, PhD, FRCPath

Cold Storage of Platelets at 4C are more efficacious and economical than room temperature stored platelets
LTC Andrew P. Cap, Medical Corps, US Army

Pediatric Trauma Society Research Activity
Matthew A. Borgman, MD, LTC, MC

Proposal of an RCT of Plasma Transfusions in Critically Ill Children
Dr. Oliver Karam, MD, MSc

March 2016
RBC-derived microparticle study during human transfusion
Allan Doctor, MD

Transfusion-related immunomodulation:  What’s in the bag?
Jennifer Muszynski, MD

SD Plasma compared to FFP may improve survival in children with critical illness
Maraya Camazine, BS

Blood Conservation/Phlebotomy Reduction Project
Katherine M. Steffen, MD, MHS

ErythroMer Blood Substitute Design and Proof of Concept
Allan Doctor, MD

September 2016
Precision Physiology Approach to Transfusion Decision Making
Allan Doctor, MD

RBC Quality and Organ dysfunction in critically ill children: A multicenter observational study
Jennifer A. Muszynski MD

IMPAC3T Study influence of platelet derived microparticles on clotting and crytokines in children receiving transfusion
Arun Saini, MBBS, MD, FAAP

The Interaction between red blood cell transfusion and lung injury: the influence of storage conditions
Nicole P. Juffermans, MD, PhD

Survey of Practice Patterns for Anticoagulation of Pediatric Cardiac Patients
Kristin Nelson, MD

March 2017
TRansfusion and Organ dysfunction in PedIatriC Sepsis: The TROPICS Study
Jennifer A. Muszynski MD

Biologic Efficacy Targets for Transfusion (BETTr)
Allan Doctor, MD

Anti-Thrombosis with Enoxaparin in iNtubated Adolescents (ATHENA) Trial
E. Vincent S. Faustino, MD, MHS

ABC PICU Ancillary to study MODS
Anil Sapru, MD

Point Prevalence of Platelet Transfusions in Critically Ill Children (P3T) Study – Interim Results
Marianne Nellis, M.D., M.S.

September 2017
Sepsis Induced Red Cell Dysfunction (SiRD): Murine Model and RBC Benchmarking Suite
Allan Doctor, MD

RBC Transfusion in Critically Ill Anemic Children
Jacques LaCroix, MD

Pediatric Cryopreserved Platelet Study Ideas
Larry Dumont, MBA, PhD

ABC PICU Ancillary Study, TRAP-MODS
Anil Sapru, MD

Transfusions and Delirium
Chani Traube, MD

P3T: Point Prevalence of Platelet Transfusions in Critically Ill Children
Marianne Nellis, MD, MS

Cold vs. Warm Platelets
Nicole Zantek, MD, PhD

Validating the Clinical Relevance of Bleeding
Oliver Karam, MD, PhD / Marianne Nellis, MD, MS

Research Program on Post ICU anemia
Marisa Tucci, MD / Pierre Demaret, MD, MSc

If a project is not listed (or if corrections are needed), please contact Oliver Karam at oliver.karam [at] vcuhealth.edu