June 2021 Newsletter
Pediatric Pathology Update

Pediatric Pathology has achieved a number of accomplishments throughout this challenging year, particularly in education. The Division is also currently planning for an exciting opportunity to provide pediatric pathology services at the new Intermountain Miller Campus in Lehi, UT.

Faculty Awards and Honors:

Congratulations to Angelica Putnam, who received the Core Educator Engagement Award from the School of Medicine, in addition to the Joseph A. Knight award.

Faculty Searches

Pediatric Pathology is actively recruiting a junior faculty member, boarded in Pediatric Pathology, and skill in an additional area of AP or CP preferred.


Carter-Febres M, Schneller N, Fair D, Solomon D, Perry A, Roy A, Linscott L, Alashari M, Kestle JR, Bruggers CS.  Adjuvant Maintenance Larotrectinib Therapy in 2 Children With NTRK Fusion-positive High-grade Cancers.  J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2020 Oct 21. Online ahead of print.

Crandall H, Kapusta A, Killpack J, Heyrend C, Nilsson K, Dickey M, Daly JA, Ampofo K, Pavia AT, Mulvey MA, Yandell M, Hulten KG, Blaschke AJ.  Clinical and molecular epidemiology of invasic Staphylococcus aureus infection in Utah children; continued dominance of MSSA over MRSA.  PLoS One. 2020 Sep 18;15(9).

Einerson BD, Comstock J, Silver RM, Branch DW, Woodward PJ, Kennedy A.  Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorder: Uterine Dehiscence, Not Placental Invasion.  Obstet Gynecol. 2020 May;135(5):1104-1111.

Einerson BD, Comstock J, Silver RM, Branch DW, Woodward PJ, Kennedy A.  In Reply.  Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Sep;136(3):632.

Hamrick FA, Karsy M, Bruggers CS, Putnam AR, Hedlunc GL, Cheshier SH.  Developmentally anomalous cerebellar encephalocele arising within the cerebellopontine angle and extending into the adjacent skull base in a pediatric patient.  Childs Nerv Syst. 2021 Feb 10. Online ahead of print.

Hammad IA, Blue NR, Allshouse AA, Silver RM, Gibbins KJ, Page JM, Goldenberg RL, Reddy UM, Saade GR, Dudley DJ, Thorsten VR, Conway DL, Pinar H, Pysher TJ.  Umbilical Cord Abnormalities and Stillbirth.  NICHD Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network Group.  Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Mar;135(3):644-652.

Hulse W, Bahr TM, Fredrickson L, Canfield CM, Friddle K, Pysher TJ, Ilstrup SJ, Ohls RK, Christensen RD.  Warming blood products for transfusion to neonates: In vitro assessments.  Transfusion. 2020 Sep;60(9):1924-1928.

Jaramillo C, Guthery SL, Lowichik A, Stoddard G, Kim T, Li Y, Jensen MK.  Quantitative Liver Fibrosis Using Collagen Hybridizing Peptide to Predict Native Liver Survival in Biliary Atresia: A Pilot Study.  J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2020 Jan;70(1):87-92.

McClain A, O'Gorman M, Barbagelata C, Patel R, Lowichik A, Peterson K, Guthery S, Robson J.  Adherence to Biopsy and Follow-Up Guidelines in a Population-Based Cohort of Children With Eosinophilic Esophagitis.  Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Oct;18(11):2620-2622.

Mondal G, Lee JC, Ravindranathan A, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Tran QT, Allen SJ, Barreto J, Gupta R, Doo P, Van Ziffle J, Onodera C, Devine P, Grenert JP, Samuel D, Li R, Metrock LK, Jin LW, Antony R, Alashari M, Cheshier S, Whipple NS, Bruggers C, Raffel C, Gupta N, Kline CN, Reddy A, Banerjee A, Hall MD, Mehta MP, Khatib Z, Maher OM, Brathwaite C, Pekmezci M, Phillips JJ, Bollen AW, Tihan T, Lucas JT Jr, Broniscer A, Berger MS, Perry A, Orr BA, Solomon DA.  Pediatric bithalamic gliomas have a distinct epigenetic signature and frequent EGFR exon 20 insertions results in potential sensitivity to targeted kinase inhibition.  Acta Neuropathol. 2020 Jun;139(6):1071-1088.

Metcalf RM, Comstock J, Coats B.  High-Rate Anisotropic Properties in Human Infant Parietal and Occipital Bone.  J Biomech Eng. 2021 Feb 10.  Online ahead of print.

Rostad CA, Kanwar N, Yi J, CR, Bard JD, Leber A, Dunn J, Chapin KC, Blaschke AJ, Daly JAHueschen LA, Jones M, Ott E, Bastar J, Bourzac KM, Selvarangan R.  A multicenter evaluation of viral bloodstream detections in children presenting to the Emergency Department with suspected systemic infection.  BMC Pediatr. 2021 May 18;21(1):238.

Sloan EA, Hilz S, Gupta R, Cadwell C, Ramani B, Hofmann J, Kline CN, Banerjee A, Reddy A, Oberheim Bush NA, Chang S, Braunstein S, Chang EF, Raffel C, Gupta N, Sun PP, Kim JYH, Moes G, Alva E, Li R, Bruggers CS, Alashari M, Wetmore C, Garg S, Dishop M, Van Ziffle J, Onodera C, Devine P, Grenert JP, Lee JC, Phillips JJ, Pekmezci M, Tihan T, Bollen AW, Berger MS, Costello JF, Perry A, Solomon DA.  Gliomas arising in the setting of Li-Fraumeni syndrome stratify into two molecular subgroups with divergent clinicopathologic features.  Acta Neuropathol. 2020 May;139(5):953-957.

Weinheimer C, Wang H, Comstock JM, Singh P, Wang Z, Locklear BA, Goodwin KL, Maschek JA, Cox JE, Baack ML, Joss-Moore LA.  Maternal Tobacco Smoke Exposure Causes Sex-Divergent Changes in Placental Lipid Metabolism in the Rat.  Reprod Sci. 2020 Feb;27(2):631-643.