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August

Congratulations to PROMoTeR Faculty Members, Ann Wu, Sharon Lutz, and Joanne Sordillo, who all had presentations this year at the Virtual American Thoracic Society Conference.


July

PROMoTeR Director Ann Wu and colleagues' article, “Association Between Oral Corticosteroid Bursts and Severe Adverse Events: A Nationwide Population-Based Cohort Study” is published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Congratulations to PROMoTeR Faculty Kurt Christensen, who presented “Impact of Integrating Genetic Testing into General Medicine” at one of the recent Brown Bag Seminars.

Congratulations to PROMoTeR Director Ann Wu for being elected Co-Chair of ATS Section of Genetic and Genomics and 2021 Chair elect.

Special thinks to PROMoTeR Members, Kurt Christensen, Emilie Zoltick, Jessica LeBlanc, and Lauren Galbraith who presented some highlight findings from the Sanford METRICS Project.

PROMoTeR Professor, Maryam Asgari and colleagues’ article “Perioperative Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels as a Predictor of Postoperative Opioid Use and Opioid Use Disorder: a Cohort Study” is published in Journal of General Internal Medicine.


June

PROMoTeR Director, Ann Wu is one of the theme coordinators for this months issue of The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice

PROMoTeR Assistant Professor Sharon Lutz and colleagues’ article  “Association Analysis and Meta-Analysis of Multi-Allelic Variants for Large-Scale Sequence Data” is published in Genes.

PROMoTeR Director Ann Wu and colleagues’ article “Tailored Management of Allergic Disease by Age: One Size Does Not Fit All” is published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.

PROMoTeR Members, Ann Wu, Pamela McMahon, and Chris Lu’s article “Ending the Diagnostic Odyssey- Is Whole-Genome Sequencing the Answer?” is published in JAMA Pediatrics.

PROMoTeR Director, Ann Wu and colleagues’ article “CEACAM3 decreases asthma exacerbations and modulates respiratory syncytial virus latent infection in children” is published in Thorax.

Special Thanks to Nic Encina- Chief Science and Technology Officer at Ariadne Labs for presenting at the June PROMoTeR Seminar!


May

Faculty member Kurt Christensen and colleague’s article “Returning Results in the Genomic Era: Initial Experiences of the eMERGE Network” is published in the Journal of Personalized Medicine.

Research Scientist Joanne Sordillo and colleagues’ article “Association of alpha and gamma-tocopherol during early life with lung function in childhood” is published in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Director Ann Wu's work was featured in the ATS Publication Spotlight as an important scientific advancement by a member of the ATS Section of Genetic and Genomics.

Associate Professor, Maryam Asgari and colleagues’ article “Association of Valproic Acid Use, a Potent Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor, and Melanoma Risk” is published in Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

Associate Director Chris Lu and colleagues’ article “Lung cancer survival and mortality in Taiwan following the initial launch of targeted therapies: an interrupted time series study” is published in BMJ Open.

Associate Professor Maryam Asgari and colleagues’ article “Genetic and environmental factors underlying keratinocyte carcinoma risk” is published in JCI insight.


April

Research Scientist Joanne Sordillo and colleagues’ paper “Lung Function Tracking throughout Childhood: Growth Trajectories May Not Be Set in Stone” is published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.

Assistant Professor, Sharon Lutz and colleagues’ paper “The Association of Multiparity with Lung Function and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease-Related Phenotypes” is published in Journal of COPD Foundation.

Assistant Professor, Sharon Lutz and colleague’s paper “The Use of Mendelian Randomization to Determine the Role of Metabolic Traits on Urinary Albumin-to-Creatinine Ratio” is published in American Diabetes Association.

Director Ann Wu and colleagues’ paper “Novel KITLG/SCF Regulatory Variants Are Associated with Lung Function in African American Children with Asthma” is published in Genetics.

Director Ann Wu moderated a Twitter chat with the editors of The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice around Clinician Wellness During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Extraordinary Times and Unusual Challenges for Allergist/Immunologist.

Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup and Chris Lu’s article “What motivates the sharing the consumer generated genomic information?” is published in SAGE Open Medicine.

Associate Director Chris Lu and colleagues’ article “Integrating public preferences into national reimbursement decisions: a descriptive comparison of approaches in Belgium and New Zealand” is published in BMC Health Services Research.


March

Research Assistant Narmeen Rehman, PROMoTeR Director Ann Wu and colleagues’ paper “Asthma Across Childhood: Improving Adherence to Asthma Management from Early Childhood to Adolescence” is published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology In Practice.

Faculty Ann Wu, Sharon Lutz, Joanne Sordillo, and colleagues paper “Plasmalogens Mediate the Effect of Age on Bronchodilator Response in Individuals With Asthma” is published in Frontiers in Medicine.

Faculty Ann Wu, Sharon Lutz, Joanne Sordillo, and colleagues’ paper “Genome-wide interaction study reveals age-dependent determinants of responsiveness of inhaled corticosteroids in individuals with asthma” is published in PLOS One.

Faculty Sharon Lutz, Joanne Sordillo, Ann Wu and colleagues paper “The effect of misspecification of the mediator and outcome in mediation analysis” is published in Genetic Epidemiology.

Special thanks for Kelly Gebo, MD, MPH the Chief Medical and Science Officer for the All of Us Research Program for presenting at the March CHeRP/PROMoTeR Seminar. Dr. Gebo presented “The All of Us Research Program: Large Scale Data Driving Precision Medicine”.

Kelly Gebo, MD, MPH presented at the March CHeRP/PROMoTeR seminar.

Faculty Ann Wu, Sharon Lutz, Joanne Sordillo and colleagues paper “Real-Life Patterns of Exacerbations While on Inhaled Corticosteroids and Long-Acting Beta Agonists for Asthma over 15 years” is published in Journal of Clinical Medicine.

Faculty Kurt Christensen and colleagues’ article “Disclosing genetic risk for Alzheimer’s dementia to individuals with mid cognitive impairment” is published in Alzheimer’s Association.

Faculty Kurt Christensen and colleagues’ article “Quantifying Downstream Healthcare Utilization in Studies of Genomic Testing” is published in Value in Health.

Director Ann Wu moderated a twitter chat with the editors of The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice around COVID-19 pandemic contingency planning for allergy and immunology clinicians (picture in folder labeled “Wu_JACI IP twitter_March”)

Associate Professor Maryam Asgari and colleagues’ article “Research Techniques Made Simple: Interpreting Measures of Association in Clinical Research” is published in Journal of Investigative Dermatology.


February

Assistant Professor, Sharon Lutz and colleagues article “Permutation-based methods for mediation analysis in studies with small sample sizes” is published in PeerJ Life & Environment.

Special thanks to Kenneth D. Mandl, MD, MPH from Boston Children’s Hospital for presenting at the February CHeRP/PROMoTeR Seminar. Dr. Mandl presented “Building the App Store for Health”.

Kenneth D. Mandl, MD, MPH, presents the February CHeRP/PROMoTeR Seminar.

Director Ann Wu co-authored the chapter “Mobile Applications and Wearables for Chronic Respiratory Disease Monitoring” in a recently published book “Precision in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine” including a figure designed by DPM Admin specialist Mikaela Batista.

PROMoTeR Associate Professor, Maryam Asgari and colleagues’ article “Genome-wide meta-analysis identifies eight new susceptibility loci for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma” is published in Nature Communications.

Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup, Chris Lu, and colleagues’ article “Exploring African American community perspectives about genomic medicine research: A literature review” is published in SAGE Open Medicine.

Associate Director Chris Lu and colleagues’ article “Substance use disorders and risk of suicide in a general US population: a case control study” is published in BMC Addiction Science & Clinical Practice.

Associate Professor Maryam Asgari and colleagues’ article “Enhancing the process for care delivery in a dermatology specialty clinic” is published in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.


January

Faculty Members Ann Wu, Sharon Lutz, Joanne Sordillo, and colleagues article “Expression of SMARCD1 interacts with age association with asthma control on inhaled corticosteroid therapy” is published in Respiratory Research.