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CURRICULUM VITAE

Susan Cohen MD
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Children's Corporate Center
999 N 92 St
Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
09/1994 - 05/1998 B.A., Religious Studies & Philosophy, Magna cum laude, Virginia Commonwealth Universi
06/1998 - 06/2003 M.D., Guaranteed Admissions Program, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth Universi

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
07/2003 - 06/2006 Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Hasbro Children's Hospital, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02905
09/2007 - 11/2010 Fellow, Department of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Women & Infants Hospital, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 101 Dudley Street, Providence, RI 02905

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
08/01/2011 - Present Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Medical College of Wisconsin

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
12/2016 - Present Co-Director, Subspecialty/Research Track, Pediatric Residency Program, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
07/2006 - 07/2011 Pediatrics Level II Nursery Moonlighter, Southcoast Hospital System, New Bedford, MA and Fall River, MA
02/2007 - 08/2007 Pediatrics, Active Staff Category 1, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island Pawtucket, RI
11/2010 - 06/2011 Newborn Nursery Moonlighter, Care New England Health System, Providence, RI
08/2011 - 09/2015 Waukesha Memorial Hospital and Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, ProHealth, Waukesha, WI
08/2011 - 03/2015 Aurora Medical Center, Summit, WI and Grafton, WI
08/2011 - Present Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI; Fox Valley, Neenah, WI
08/2011 - Present Froedtert Health Systems: Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, WI; Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls, WI; St. Joseph's Hospital, West Bend, WI

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Board Certified
Issue DateExpiration
American Board of Pediatrics
10/2006
09/2026
ABP-Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
03/2012
02/2022
 
Certificates
Issued By Issue DateExpiration
Neonatal Resuscitation Program Provider
AAP
07/2006
12/2019
NRP Instructor
AAP
09/2011
12/2019
 

Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
Massachusetts State Medical License
07/2006
03/2012
Rhode Island State Medical License
01/2007
06/2011
Wisconsin State Medical License
55839-20
06/2011
10/2019
DEA License
FC0126082
07/2011
08/2021
 

AWARDS AND HONORS:
1994 - Present Provost Scholarship Recipient, University undergraduate scholarship equal to tuition and fees for four years
1997 - Present Board of Visitors Scholar, awarded to a distinguished undergraduate student for academic scholarship and service
1998 - Present Distinguished Academic Service Award, awarded to the most distinguished senior undergraduate in service to the university
2003 - Present Elizabeth Joanne Harbison Memorial Award for Pediatrics, award given to the most promising M4 pursuing Pediatrics
2006 - Present Brown Medical School Teaching Award, awarded during my third year of residency
2010 - Present Gordon Research Conference Travel Award, Barriers of the CNS, Colby-Sawyer, Maine
2010 - Present Eastern Society of Pediatric Research Travel Award
2010 - Present SWAN Award for Patient Safety at Women & Infants Hospital, selected by hospital staff for patient care during my third year of fellowship
2013 - Present NIH Young Investigator, Perinatal Research Society Meeting, Chicago, IL
2013 - Present Mead Johnson Nutrition Travel Award, Perinatal Research Society Meeting, Chicago, IL
2016 - Present MCW Outstanding Medical Student Teachers: Neonatal ICU Acting Internship and Physician Scientist- MCR Pathway
2016 - Present Outstanding Faculty Service Award, Research Affairs Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
2017 - Present T. Michael Bolger Standing Ovation Award Nominee, recognizes individuals affiliated with MCW who have enhanced the quality of campus life for MCW students, one of 10 nominees from entire MCW community.
2017 - Present MCW Outstanding Medical Student Teachers, Physician Scientist- MCR Pathway
2018 - Present MCW Outstanding Medical Student Teachers, Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Clerkship

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
2011 - Present Fellow (American Academy of Pediatrics)
2013 - Present Associate Member (Perinatal Research Society)
2014 - Present Member (American Physiologic Society)
2016 - Present Member (Society of Pediatric Research)
2017 - Present Member (Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism)

EDITORSHIPS/EDITORIAL BOARDS/JOURNAL REVIEWS:
Editorial Board
2015 - 2018 Review Editor of Neuropediatrics, Frontiers of Neurology & Pediatrics
Journal Review
2015 - Present Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
2015 - Present PLOS ONE
2018 - Present Neuropediatrics, Frontiers of Neurology & Pediatrics
2018 - Present Experimental Physiology

RESEARCH GRANTS/AWARDS/CONTRACTS/PROJECTS:
Active
Peer Review
Title:
"Cerebral Microvessel Function in the Developing Brain"
Source:
CRI Pilot Grant 2018- FP00012921
Role:
PI
Direct Funds:
$75,000
 
Non-Peer Review
Title:
Catheter Characteristics are Associated with Highest Risk
Role:
co-investigator
PI:
2/19/2019
Dates:
04/28/2016 - Present
 
Title:
Reading as a tool for language development and increased parental bonding among preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit
Role:
lead investigator
PI:
Pending Renewal
Dates:
07/12/2016 - Present
 
Title:
Incidence of Neonatal Encephalopathy in the NICU
Role:
lead investigator
PI:
Pending Renewal
Dates:
08/28/2017 - Present
 
Title:
"Eicosanoid Regulation of the Cerebral Microcirculation in the Developing Brain"
Source:
Neuroscience Research Center Award 2018
Role:
PI
Dates:
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2019
Direct Funds:
$25,000
 
 
Pending
Peer Review
Title:
Eicosanoid Regulation of the Cerebral Microcirculation in the Developing Brain
Source:
1 K08 HL144831-01
Role:
PI
Dates:
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2023
 
Prior
Peer Review
Title:
Impaired Markers of Cerebral Angiogenesis in a Fetal Lamb Model of Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension
Source:
5 T32 HL 7792-18
Role:
Trainee
Dates:
08/01/2011 - 07/31/2013
 
Title:
Early Life Stress Dysregulates Serotonin Transporter Expression in the Juvenile Mouse Brain
Source:
CRI Pilot Grant 2015- FP00007798
Role:
PI
Dates:
01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015
Direct Funds:
$50,000
 

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Cardiovascular Center Research Seminar, "Oxygen & Perinatal Brain Injury: Responses of Nogo Protein in ROS-Mediated Brain Injury", March 20, 2013
CRI Research Conference, "Astrocytic Responses to High Glucose in the Developing Brain", May 19, 2017
CHW NICU Nursing Annual Education Day, "Brain Injury in 3 Letters", 2013-2018
Fox Valley NICU Nursing Annual Education Day, "Brain Injury in 3 Letters", 2017
CVC-ATVB Signature Program Meeting, "Eicosanoid Regulation of the Cerebral Microcirculation in the Developing Brain", May 21, 2018
CRI Research Conference, "Insulin in the Brain", March 25, 2016
 
National
Platform Presentation, "Altered Markers of Cerebral Angiogenesis in a Fetal Lamb Model of Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension", American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition, Orlando, FL: October 26-29, 2013, senior author
 
International
Poster Symposium, "Adverse Maternal Lifestyle Increases Microglia and Toll-Like Receptor 9 Gene Expression in Juvenile Mouse Hippocampus", Pediatric Academic Society Meetings, Baltimore, MD: April 30-May 3, 2016
17th International Winter Eicosanoid Conference, Invited Speaker, "Eicosanoids and the Developing Brain", March 11-13th, 2018
Poster Symposium, "Gestational Diabetes Impairs Cerebral Blood Flow Autoregulation During the Reperfusion Phase Following Ischemia", Pediatric Academic Society Meetings, Toronto, CA, May 5-8, 2018
Platform Presentation, "Perinatal High Fat Diet Increases Serotonergic Receptor Expression in the Prefrontal Cortex", Pediatric Academic Society Meetings, San Diego, CA: April 24-28, 2015
 

MCW STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Medical Students
Bethany Powers, MCW, 10/2012 - 06/2016 10/2012-6/2016, MCW Summer Research and Honors in Research Mentor
Felipe Murguia, MCW, 10/2014 - 10/2015 10/2014-10/2015, MCW Summer Research Mentor
Matthew Wright, MCW, 10/2015 - Present 10/2015-present, MCW Summer Research and Scholarly Pathways Mentor
Isabella Lambert, MCW, 10/2015 - Present 10/2015-present, MCW Summer Research and Scholarly Pathways Mentor
Kelly Staricha, MCW, 10/2016 - Present 10/2016- present, MCW Summer Research and Scholarly Pathways Mentor
 
Clinical/Research Fellows
Kartikeya Makker, MCW, 11/2011 - 06/2014 11/2011- 6/2014, Scholarly Oversight Committee member
Pui Lai, MCW, 10/2014 - 06/2017 10/2014- 6/2017, Scholarly Oversight Committee member
Katie Fritz, MCW, 10/2014 - 06/2017 10/2014- 6/2017, Scholarly Oversight Committee member
Jodi Garvin, MCW, 07/2016 - Present 7/2016-present, Research Mentor
Corinne Swearingen, MCW, 07/2017 - Present 7/2017-present, Research Co-Mentor
 
Residents
Katie Fritz, MCW, 07/2012 - 06/2013 7/2012- 6/2013, Intern Advisee
Cailyn Rood, MCW, 08/2014 - 06/2017 8/2014- 6/2017, Career Path Mentor
Abhineet "Monti" Sharma, MCW, 08/2015 - 06/2018 8/2015- 6/2018, Intern Advisee
Clare O'Hare, MCW, 01/2016 - 06/2018 1/2016-6/2018, Research Mentor
Corinne Swearingen, MCW, 01/2017 - 06/2017 1/2017-6/2017, Research Mentor
Michael Kim, MCW, 11/2017 - Present 11/2017- present, Research Mentor
Katherine Carlton, MCW, - 2017 July 2017- present, Research Mentor
 

EXTRAMURAL STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS, AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
High School Students
Jenna Ausloos, Brookfield Central High School, 02/2012 - 05/2012 2/2012-5/2012, Clinical Mentor
Alainna Wagg, Brookfield Central School, 08/2012 - 06/2013 8/2012- 6/2013, Clinical Mentor
 
Undergraduate Students
Erin Cummings, Brown University, 2008 - 2010 2008-2010, Research Advisor
May Min, Brown University, 2009 - 2011 2009-2011, Research Advisor
Jenna Ausloos, University of Wisconsin- Madison, 2014 - 2018 2014-2018, Career Mentor
 

PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENTS:
 
 
Clinical Programs
05/2017 - Present Co-Leader, CHW Neonatal Neurocritical Care Group, this is a group of neonatologists, pediatric neurologists, nurses, and neurosurgeons to address neonatal neurologic problems in the NICU
 
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
2013 - 2014 Brookfield Soccer Association, Assistant Coach, NY Red Bulls (U6)
2013 - Present Brookfield Soccer Association, Assistant Coach, Scorpions (U6)
2014 - 2015 Brookfield Soccer Association, Assistant Coach, Chicago Fire (U7)
2015 - Present Brookfield Soccer Association, Manager, Houston Dynamos2 (U6)
2015 - 2016 Brookfield Soccer Association, Manager, Atlanta FC (U8)
2015 - 2016 Brookfield Soccer Association, Manager, DC United (U6)
2015 - 2016 Daisy Co-Leader, Troop #20134, Dixon Elementary
2016 - 2017 Daisy Co-Leader, Troop #20134, Dixon Elementary
2017 - 2018 Brownie Co-Leader, Troop #20134, Dixon Elementary
2018 - 2019 Brownie Co-Leader, Troop #20134, Dixon Elementary
 


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Cohen SS, Min M, Cummings EE, Chen X, Sadowska GB, Sharma S, et al. Effects of interleukin-6 on the expression of tight junction proteins in isolated cerebral microvessels from yearling and adult sheep. Neuroimmunomodulation. 2013;20(5):264-73. Epub 2013/07/23. doi: 10.1159/000350470. PubMed PMID: 23867217.
2. Cohen SS, Stonestreet BS. Sex differences in behavioral outcome following neonatal hypoxia ischemia: Insights from a clinical meta-analysis and a rodent model of induced hypoxic ischemic injury. Experimental Neurology. 2014;256(0):70-3. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.expneurol.2014.03.018.
3. Ke X, Xing B, Yu B, Yu X, Majnik A, Cohen S, Lane RH, Joss-Moore L. IUGR disrupts the PPARgamma-Setd8-H4K20me and Wnt signaling pathways in the juvenile rat hippocampus. International journal of developmental neuroscience : the official journal of the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience. 2014;38C:59-67. doi: 10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2014.07.008. PubMed PMID: 25107645.
4. Cohen SS, Powers BR, Lerch-Gaggl A, Teng RJ, Konduri GG. Impaired cerebral angiogenesis in the fetal lamb model of persistent pulmonary hypertension. International journal of developmental neuroscience : the official journal of the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience. 2014;38C:113-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2014.08.003. PubMed PMID: 25172169. Corresponding Author
5. Ke X, McKnight RA, Gracey Maniar LE, Sun Y, Callaway CW, Majnik A, Lane RH, Cohen SS. IUGR Increases Chromatin-Remodeling Factor BRG1 Expression and Binding to GR Exon 1.7 Promoter in Newborn Male Rat Hippocampus. American journal of physiology Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology. 2015:ajpregu 00495 2014. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00495.2014. PubMed PMID: 25972460. Corresponding Author
6. Fritz K, Karody V, Cohen S. Paraechovirus Sepsis and Meningitis in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. (2015) J Neuroinfect Dis 6:187. doi: 10.4172/23314-7326.1000187
7. Cohen S, Ke X, Liu Q, Fu Q, Majnik A, Lane R. Adverse early life environment increases hippocampal microglia abundance in conjunction with decreased neural stem cells in juvenile mice. Int J Dev Neurosci 2016;55:56-65.
8. David R. Harder, Kevin R. Rarick, Debebe Gebremedhin, Susan S. Cohen. Regulation of Cerebral Blood Flow: Response to Cytochrome P450 Lipid Metabolites. Compr Physiol 2018, 8: 801-821. doi: 10.1002/cphy.c170025 (impact factor: 6.949, 2016)
9. Lambert I, Tarima S, Uhing M, Cohen SS. Risk Factors Linked to Central Catheter-Associated Thrombosis in Critically Ill Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Am J Perinatol. 2018. Epub 2018/08/07. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1667377. PubMed PMID: 30081400
 
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. Cohen, Susan S., Maleeb, Shadi N., Virgintino, Daniela, Stonestreet, Barbara S. "Development of the Blood-Brain Barrier." Fetal and Neonatal Physiology. 4th Edition, Chapter 161, Pages 1763-1774, Ed. Polin and Abman. Sept 2011
2. Badaut, Jerome, Cohen, Susan S., Virgintino, Daniela, Stonestreet, Barbara S. "Development of the Blood-Brain Barrier." Fetal and Neonatal Physiology, 5th Edition, Chapter 132, Pages 1312-1323, Ed. Polin, Abman, Rowitch, and Benitz. July 2016
 
Abstracts
1. Cohen SS, Sadowska G, Chen X, and Stonestreet BS: Interleukin-6 Reduces Tight Junction Protein Claudin-5 Expression in Cerebral Cortical Microvessel Endothelial Cells from Young and Adult Sheep- Gordon Conference, Barriers of the CNS: June 20, 2010, Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Society Meetings, Vancouver, BC: May 3, 2010, Platform Presentation, Eastern Society of Pediatric Research Meetings, Philadelphia, PA: March 27, 2010, BYCONN: March 10, 2010
2. Cohen SS, Sadowska G, Chen X, and Stonestreet BS: Interleukin-6 Reduces the Expression of the Tight Junction Protein Occludin in Isolated Cerebral Microvessels from Young and Adult sheep- Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Society Meetings, Denver, CO: May 3, 2011, Platform Presentation, Eastern Society of Pediatric Research Meetings, Philadelphia, PA: March 27. 2011
3. Powers B, Teng RJ, Konduri GG, and Cohen SS: Altered Markers of Cerebral Angiogenesis in a Fetal Lamb Model of Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension- Poster Presentation, MCW Research Day 2013, September 18. 2013, Platform Presentation, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition, Orlando, FL: October 26-29, 2013
4. Cohen SS, Teng RJ, Konduri GG: Nogo Protein Responses to Hyperoxia in the Developing Brain- Poster Presentation, MCW Research Day, September 18, 2013, Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Society Meetings, Washington DC: May 3-7, 2013, Poster Presentation, Milwaukee Regional Research Forum, Milwaukee, WI: October 29, 2012
5. Cohen SS, Teng RJ, Konduri GG: Hyperoxia and Inflammation Increase Nogo Protein Expression in the Developing Brain- Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Society Meetings, Vancouver, BC: May 3-7, 2014
6. Cohen SS, Ke X, Fu X, Liu Q, Majnik A, and Lane R: Maternal Environmental Stress Decreases Serotonin Transporter Expression in the Male Juvenile Mouse Brain- Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Society Meetings, San Diego, CA: April 24-28, 2015
7. Cohen SS, Ke X, Fu X, Liu Q, Majnik A, and Lane R: Perinatal High Fat Diet Increases Serotonergic Receptor Expression in the Prefrontal Cortex- Platform Presentation, Pediatric Academic Society Meetings, San Diego, CA: April 24-28, 2015
8. Cohen SS, Ke X, Fu X, Liu Q, Majnik A, and Lane R: Adverse Maternal Lifestyle Alters Serotonergic Activity and Predisposes Adult Offspring to Anxiety- Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Society Meetings, Baltimore, MD: April 30-May 3, 2016
9. Ke X, Fu X, Liu Q, Majnik A, Lane R, and Cohen SS: Adverse Maternal Lifestyle Increases Microglia and Toll-Like Receptor 9 Gene Expression in Juvenile Mouse Hippocampus- Poster Symposium, Pediatric Academic Society Meetings, Baltimore, MD: April 30-May 3, 2016
10. Cohen SS, Liu Q, Rarick K, and Harder D: Change in Environmental Glucose concentration Alters Astrocytic Insulin and Insulin Receptor Levels- Poster Presentation: Experimental Biology, San Diego, CA, April 2-6, 2016
11. O'Hare C, Baack M, Liu Q, Rarick K, Harder D and Cohen SS: In Utero Hyperglycemia Result In Cerebral Vascular Remodeling in Newborn Rat Pups- Poster Presentation: Pediatric Academic Society Meetings, San Francisco, CA: May 6-9, 2017
12. Wright M, Harder D, Liu Q, Rarick K, and Cohen SS: High Glucose Environment Modifies Astrocyte Angiogenic Activity: Role of VEGF- Poster Presentation: Pediatric Academic Society Meetings, San Francisco, CA: May 6-9, 2017
13. Staricha K, Liu Q, Rarick K, Harder D and Cohen SS: High Glucose Results in Maladaptive Astrocytic Metabolic Response to Glucose Deprivation Challenge- Poster Presentation: Pediatric Academic Society Meetings, Toronto, CA, May 5-8, 2018
14. Kim M, Liu Q, Rarick K, Harder D and Cohen SS: Gestational Diabetes Results in Cerebral Vascular Remodeling in Adolescent Rats- Poster Presentation: Pediatric Academic Society Meetings, Toronto, CA, May 5-8, 2018
15. Garvin J, , Liu Q, Rarick K, Harder D and Cohen SS: High Glucose Decreases Connexin 43 in Cultured Hippocampal Astrocytes- Poster Presentation: Pediatric Academic Society Meetings, Toronto, CA, May 5-8, 2018
16. Cohen SS, Liu Q, Rarick K, and Harder D: Gestational Diabetes Impairs Cerebral Blood Flow Autoregulation During the Reperfusion Phase Following Ischemia- Poster Symposium Presentation: Pediatric Academic Society Meetings, Toronto, CA, May 5-8, 2018, MCW Neuroscience Research Center, NRC Retreat, May 10, 2018
17. Carlton K, Staricha K, Cabacungan E, and Cohen SS: Therapeutic Drift of Hypothermia Utilization for Neonatal Encephalopathy- Poster Presentation: Pediatric Academic Society Meetings, Toronto, CA, May 5-8, 2018
 
Peer Reviewed Educational Products
1. "Core Concepts: Development of the Blood-Brain Barrier", Shadi N. Maleeb, Susan S. Cohen, Daniela Virgintino, and Barbara S. Stonestreet: NeoReviews, AAP Publications, Vol 13, No. 4, April 1, 2012, pp e241-e250
 
Non-Peer Reviewed Educational Products
1. Department of Neonatology, "The Brain" and "Periventricular Leukomalacia", NICU Handbook, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 2014
 
Database, Video, or Other Research/Clinical Contributions
1. Susan Cohen, Erwin Cabacungan, Katie Carlton, Yash Vesikar, and Kelly Staricha: Neonatal Encephalopathy Calculator, http://142.93.51.68/index.html
 

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