Alicia Alcamo

 

Alicia Alcamo, MD, obtained her B.S. in Biology at Elizabethtown College. It was during this time she had her first exposure to scientific research and she was fortunate to participate in several different experiences that sparked her interest in the scientific process and research design. During her time in medical school at The Ohio State University, she was able to complete a combined degree program where she received her MPH degree with a specialization in clinical and translational science alongside her medical doctorate. Her focus at OSU was on the neonatal population and exploring the disease process of necrotizing enterocolitis by evaluating risk factors and potential therapeutic targets. In her pediatric residency, her research focus shifted to her public health and medical education interests. One of her projects focused on creating a curriculum for pediatric residents covering how to screen, identify and intervene on the various social determinants of health. She also developed a curriculum to teach oral presentation skills to third year medical students.

Currently, she is working under the mentorship of Raj Aneja and Bob Clark in the Department of Critical Care Medicine and the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research. She is merging her clinical interest in the critical care management of solid organ transplant patients into her research pursuits, focusing on the unique risks for both sepsis and neurotoxicity as a result of their necessary immunosuppression.

 

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

UNDERGRADUATE:

Aug 2002 – May 2006

Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown PA

 

B.S., Biology

Summa Cum Laude, Honors in the Discipline

GRADUATE:

Aug 2006 – May 2011

The Ohio State University, Columbus OH

M.D., Medicine

Aug 2008 – May 2011

The Ohio State University, Columbus OH

M.P.H, Specialization in Clinical Investigation

Clinical and Translational Science Award

Fellowship TL1RR025753 from NCRR and NIH

POSTGRADUATE:

Jul 2011 – Jun 2014

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Program Director:

Javier Gonzalez del Rey MD, MEd

Pediatric Residency

Jul 2014 – Jun 2015

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Program Director:

Javier Gonzalez del Rey MD, MEd

Pediatric Chief Resident

Jul 2015 – Jun 2018

 

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

Program Director:

Melinda Hamilton, MD, MSc

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellow

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Chief (2017-2018)

 

PUBLICATIONS

REFERRED ARTICLES:

Alcamo, A, Davids, A, Way, D, Lynn, DJ, Vandre, D. The Impact of a Peer-Designed and –Led USMLE Step 1 Review Course: Improvement in Preparation and Scores. Acad Med 2010, 85;10, S45-S48.

 

Giannone, PJ, Alcamo, A, Schanbacher, BL, Nankervis, CA, Besner, GE, Bauer, JA. Poly(ADP-ribose) Polymerase-1: A Novel Therapeutic Target in Necrotizing Enterocolitis. Pediatr Res 2011, 70(1): 67-71.

Alcamo, A, Schanbacher, B, Huang, H, Nankervis, C, Bauer, J, Giannone, P. Cellular Strain Amplifies LPS-induced Stress Signaling in Immature Enterocytes: Potential Implications for Preterm Infant Nasal CPAP. Pediatr Res 2012, 73(3): 256-61.

Klein, M, Alcamo, A, Beck, A, O’Toole, J, McLinden, D, Henize, A, Kahn, R. Can a Video Curriculum on the Social Determinants of Health Affect Residents’ Practice and Families’ Perceptions of Care? Acad Pediatr 2014, 14(2): 159-166.

Alcamo, A, Pinchasik, D, Mo, JQ, Grimley, M, O’Brien, M. Successful Treatment of Disseminated Adenovirus Infection in an Infant with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2015, 37(3): e178-81.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS:

Klein, M and Alcamo, A. Innovative Curriculum To Train Residents in Screening and Addressing the Social Determinants of Health. Bridging the Divide: Trends, Topics and Tips in Medical-Legal Partnership. November 26, 2013. < http://medical-legalpartnership.blogspot.com/2013/11/innovative-curriculum-to-train.html> .

Klein, M, Beck, A, Kahn, R, Henize, A, O’Toole, J, Alcamo, A, McLinden, D. Video Curriculum on Screening for the Social Determinants of Health. MedEdPORTAL; 2013. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/9575.

Zak, S, Alcamo, A, Herrmann, L, Sucharew, H, O’Toole, J, Guiot, A, Statile, A. Medical student presentations on family-centered rounds: a workshop to teach an art form. MedEdPORTAL Publications 2016, 12:10394. http://dx.doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10394.

HONORS

Sir William Osler, MD Award for Humanism in Medicine, OSUCOM

2016

Graduating Pediatric Resident Awards for Clinical Performance, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital:

-Division of Critical Care: Benzing/Lowe Award

-Division of Hematology/Oncology: Beatrice C. Lampkin, MD Award

-Division of Hospital Medicine: The Shah Family Hospital Medicine Award

2014

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Watman Achievement Award

The Ohio State University College of Medicine (OSUCOM)

2011

Graduating Medical Student Award for Clinical Performance,

OSUCOM: Pediatric Dept Chairman’s Award

2011

The Laughlin-Craig Medical Scholarship for High Level of Academic Achievement, OSUCOM

2010

Central Group on Educational Affairs – Research in Medical Education Oral Presentation Winner (Regional Award), Excellence in Conducting and Presenting Research

2010

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Gold Humanism Honor Society Inductee

2010

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Inductee

2010

Dr. Robert L. Barnes Fellowship of Medicine Award, Excellence in Scientific

Presentation of Biomedical Research at the OSU Medical Center Research Day (Local Award)

2009

Outstanding Academic Merit Scholarship for performance in Med I-III,

OSUCOM

2007-2008, 2010

Samuel J. Roessler Memorial Medical Scholarship, Research Fellow (Award for Research during Med II)

2007-2008, 2010

Samuel J. Roessler Memorial Medical Scholarship, Research Fellow (Award for Research during Med II)

2007

Landacre Research Honor Society Inductee, OSUCOM

2007