HSDM Team Receives Award from Society of Critical Care Medicine

In an attempt to break the mold of typical areas of expertise for oral health professionals, HSDM alumnus Veerasathpurush Allareddy, BDS, PhD, MMSc10; faculty member Romesh Nalliah, BDS; and advanced graduate student Min Kyeong Lee, DMD10 (DMSc 2014), collaborated with three physicians to submit 15 research abstracts to the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) 43rd Critical Care Congress. The exciting result: all 15 abstracts were accepted as presentations. The abstract entitled “Outcomes of Bone Marrow Transplant Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure Requiring Mechanical Ventilation” ranked in the top 10 out of some 4,000, earning the team a 2014 Annual Scientific Award. Another abstract by Allareddy also placed in the top 10. The team will present all their abstracts and receive their award during the Critical Care Congress in San Francisco in January 2014.